From genetics to bodywork, if you care for people with implantable devices such as breast implants, you will want to attend this summit and learn more about the related risks.

This meeting is to bring together the brightest most experienced minds to discuss the health-related issues of breast implant illness.

The discussion will be practitioner-driven and we will share experiences of what works and what has not worked to help people heal from implant-related illness. This will be an open discussion. The goal is to have an educational platform to provide practitioners with guidance to help people with breast implant illness.

Practitioners and those with breast implant-related illnesses are welcome to attend.




Danielle Valoras

Terri Diaz




OCTOBER 23, 2020

 7:30 AM  OPEN

 8:00 AM  Danielle Valoras- Summit Introduction- Introduce Dr. Tervaert (LIVE-Streaming on our Facebook Page)

 8:15 AM  Dr. Jan Tervaert- Breast Implants: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (LIVE-Streaming on our Facebook Page)

 9:15 AM  Jamee Cook- FDA History: Then and Now

 9:30 AM  Madris Tomes- Breast Implant Illness: The Criticality of Adverse Event Data

10:15 AM  Rachel Brummert- BIA- ALCL: An FDA Consumer Representative Perspective

10:45 AM  Maria Gmitro - Robyn Towt- Call to Action for Practitioners

11:20 AM  Dr. Scot Glasberg- Where There Is Smoke There Is Usually Fire

11:50 AM  Dr. Lu Jean Feng- Facts and Insights about Bii and Explantation - a 30 year perspective

 1:15 PM  Dr. Stephen Nicolaidis- Three Good Reasons to do Capsulectomies for Bii Patients

 1:45 PM  Kortesis and Baharti- Total Capsulectomy with and without Autologous Reconstruction a 32 Month Experience

 2:15 PM  Dr. Suzanne Turner- Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell  Lymphoma BIA- ALCL, a cancer caused by Breast                    Implants

 3:45 PM  Dr. Rita Kappel- Explantation of Silicone Breast Implants: Ameliorates Gel Bleed Related Health Complaints in Women                      with Bii

 4:30 PM  Dr. Pankaj Tiwari- Doc, Are My Capsules Infected?  Pathogenic Contamination in 400 Total Enbloc Capsulectomies

 5:30 PM  Dr. Martin Desrosiers- Breast Microbiome may impact Clinical Disease

 6:00 PM  Eleanor Bramwell- The Definition of Trauma: An Experience That is Overwhelming to the System

 7:40 PM - 8:00 PM  END


OCTOBER 24, 2020

 6:30 AM  OPEN

 7:00 AM  Laura Mauriello- Activating Your Hearts Intelligence and How Coherence Can Help you Heal

 7:45 AM  Sharon Krahn- Contact Regulation Thermometry for Early Detection of Inflammatory and Autoimmune Processes

 9:00 AM  Dr. Jen Dillon- Thermography Interpretation

10:00 AM  Dr. Henry Dijkman- Silicone Implants, Slow Delivery Systems of Toxins

11:00 AM  Dr. Ger Pruijn- Low Molecular Weight Silicones Cell Death in Cultured Cells

11:30 AM  Dr. Eduardo Fleury- Breast Implant Illness: An Overview of Physiology and Imaging Correlation

12:15 PM  Tom Archer- How Breast Implants Change Structure Functions

 1:20 PM  Dr. Perry Nickleston- Lymphatics and Scars Helping Symptoms of Breast Implants/Explants

 1:40 PM  Dr. Perry Nickleston- HANDS-ON DEMO Lymphatics and Scars Helping Symptoms of Breast Implants/Explants

 2:30 PM  Dr. Rahat Iram- Role Of Nutrition in Breast Development And Breast Health

 3:40 PM  Dr. Russell Jaffe- Restore Immune Tolerance, Thriving in the 21 st Century

 5:00 PM  Erin Elizabeth- I Had To Get a Few Things Off My Chest

 5:30 PM  Terri Diaz- Bridging the Gap Between The Client and the Practitioner

 5:45 PM  Kierra Wilms- Finding Nourishment: The Chinese Medical and Compassionate Inquiry Approach To Breast Implant                           Wellness

 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM END


OCTOBER 25, 2020

 6:30 AM OPEN

 7:00 AM  Shawna Pringle- My Journey of Breaking through Darkness of Breast Implant Illness

 7:45 AM  Sarah Phillipe- What you Need to Know As  A Practitioner Supporting Women With Bii

 8:50 AM  Dr. Kayte Susse- Preexisting Toxicity in the Bii Patient Strategies for Regeneration

 9:00 AM  Wendy Myers- Toxic Metals in Breast Implants and how to Detox Them

10:00 AM  Dr. Ben Lynch- Genetics- Vulnerable Genes and Breast Implants

11:15 AM  Dr. Datis Kharrazian- Breast Implants a Potential Trigger for Autoimmunity

12:15 PM  Kiren Krishnan- Overview of our Ecosystem - Microbiome for health

 1:15 PM  Shawn Bean- Biochemical Pathways and Gene Expression: Clinical Applications

 3:10 PM  Dr. Joseph Mercola- Most Important Strategies to Optimize Breast Health

 4:15 PM  Dr. Tania Dempsey- Understanding Breast Implant Illness from the Perspective of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

 5:15 PM  Elizma Lambert- Bii - Cellular Influences, Testing & Detoxification

 6:15 PM  Danielle Valoras- Closing Summit Statements (LIVE)

              Final Q & A, On Demand, What to Look For from US in 2021 -- Guidelines Consensus documents and deeper dives into                      healing categories.

Oct 23, 8:00 AM

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What You Need to Know About Breast Implants

Diana Zuckerman, PHD; Elizabeth Naglin-Anderson, MA; and Elizabet Santoro, RN, MPH, National Center for Health Research

Your Guide to Breast Implants and Your Health

Diana Zuckerman, PhD

Breast Implant Safety Alliance (BISA)


FDA 8/20/20 - Medical Device Reports for Systemic Symptoms in Women with Breast Implants

FDA Update 8/20/20 - 7 Things You Should Know About Breast Implants
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Updates Analysis of Medical Device Reports of Breast Implant Illness and Breast Implant-Associated Lymphoma | FDA August 20, 2020

FDA 8/20/20 - Medical Device Reports for Systemic Symptoms in Women with Breast Implants

FDA Update 8/20/20 - 7 Things You Should Know About Breast Implants
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Update 8/20/20 Analysis of Medical Device Reports of Breast Implant Illness and Breast Implant-Associated Lymphoma | FDA


FDA Update 6/29/20 Breast Implants - Certain Labeling Recommendations to Improve Patient Communication Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff

FDA 5/18/20 Warning letter to Allergan and Ideal

FDA 5/14/20 - FDA issues warning letters to two breast implant manufacturers as part of ongoing efforts to protect patients


FDA 3/18/19 Warning Letter to Mentor and Sientra Manufacturers

FDA 3/25/19 - General and Plastic Devices Panel Meeting Day 1- 8:45 Hours

FDA 3/26/19 - General and Plastic Devices Panel Meeting Day 2- 8:50 Hours  




FDA 3/25/19 - Prof. J.W. Cohen Tervaert

FDA March 2019 - Danielle Valoras

FDA March 2019 - Terri Diaz

FDA March 2019 - Robyn Towt



10/5/19 - 1st World Consensus Conference on BIA-ALCL- 11:55 Hours-Dr. Clemens starts at 1 hr. 15 min.\



6/1/20- Allergan Aesthetics Launches Dedicated Multi-Channel Campaign To Contact Patients Who May Not Be Aware Of The BIOCELL® Recall And To Improve Tracking Information For U.S. Breast Implant Patients

7/3/20 - The Danger of Hormone-mimicking Chemicals in Medical Devices and Meds

Meg Wilcox

4/12/20 Do Some Surgical Implants Do More Harm Than Good?

Jerome Groopman

3/25/19 - FDA Kept Hundreds of Thousands of Breast Implant Incidents Hidden From Public

Sasha Chavkin

11/26/18 - Breast Implant Injuries Kept Hidden As New Health Threats Surface 

Sasha Chavkin



5/29/20 - Bilateral breast implant-associated chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL): A case report

Patrick P. BletsisLaura E. JanssenOtto VisserSaskia R. OffermanMichiel A. TellierLaurens Laterveer, and Peter Houptb

4/15/20 - Interleukin 17 and senescent cells regulate the foreign body response to synthetic material implants in mice and humans

Liam Chung, David R. Maestas Jr., Andriana Lebid, Ashlie Mageau, Gedge D. Rosson, Xinqun Wu1, Matthew T. Wolf, Ada J. Tam, Isabel Vanderzee, Xiaokun Wang, James I. Andorko, Hong Zhang, Radhika Narain, Kaitlyn Sadtler, Hongni Fan, Daniela Čiháková, Claude Jourdan Le Saux, Franck Housseau, Drew M. Pardoll, and ProfileJennifer H. Elisseeff

1/11/20 - 21-year-old silicone breast implants causing recurrent pneumonia, chest pain and coughing

9/13/18 - Largest-Ever Study Shows Silicone Breast Implants Associated with Rare Diseases

2017-2020 - 20 Publications with various topics involving breast implants

5/2017 - Autoinflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants (ASIA) Syndrome is Misguided

Arthur E. Brawer, M.D.

4/28/14 - Five-year Safety Data for Eurosilicone’s Round and Anatomical Silicone Gel Breast Implants


James M. Anderson,  Analiza Rodriquez, David T. Chang

1996 - Laboratory Studies in Breast Implant Patients: ANA Positivity, Gammaglobulin Levels, and Other Autoantibodies

R. I. Lewy, E. Ezrailson

2/1/89 - Silicone in the liver: possible late effects.

J Hunt, M J Farthing, L R Baker, P R Crocker, D A Levison

Dr. Kappel and Dr. Dijkman

2/9/16 - Gel Bleed and Rupture of Silicone Breast Implants Investigated by Light-, Electron Microscopy and Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis of Internal Organs and Nervous Tissue

R.M. Kappel, L.L. Boer, and H. Dijkman

Dr. Lu-Jean Feng

7/2020 - Understanding Breast Implant Illness, Before and After Explantation

Wee, Corinne E. MD; Younis, Joseph BS; Isbester, Kelsey BS; Smith, Arvin BS; Wangler, Brooke; Sarode, Anuja L. MPHb; Patil, Nirav MBBS, MPH; Grunzweig, Katherine MD; Boas, Samuel BS; Harvey, Donald J. MD; Kumar, Anand R. MD; Feng, Lu-Jean MD,_before_and.19.aspx


3/25/19 FDA panel hears from women who say breast implants aren't safe

11/14/19 - Breast Implant Illness Awareness 4k Part 1

11/15/19 - Breast Implant Illness Awareness 4K Part 2



The Boobie Trap: Silicone, Sandal, and Survival

Barbara Stranistreet




Wendy Myers

Dr. Kevin Kelly with Wendy Myers: Detect Breast Cancer Sooner than Mammograms with Sonocine with Dr. Kevin Kelly


Dr. Khan & Dr. Shafiq

4/28/20 - HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE - Cardiologist links to Breast Implant Illness - BII - Facebook Q/A

Prof. J.W. Cohen Tervaert's publications

Rita Kappel, MD, PhD publications

Eduardo Fluery,  MD, PhD publications


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