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From genetics to bodywork, if you care for people with implantable devices such as breast implants, our research, education, and support will guide you in learning more about the related health risks.

 

BIHS 2022 is looking to bring together the brightest, most experienced minds to continue the discussion of the health-related issues of breast implant illness.

This discussion is a global initiative that is practitioner-driven and we will share clinical experiences and data on breast implant-related illnesses. 

BREAST IMPLANT HEALTH SUMMIT 2022
When
Oct 21, 5:00 PM EDT – Oct 23, 1:00 PM EDT
Where
Webinar
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HOSTS

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Danielle Valoras

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Terri Diaz

 

2022 PRESENTERS

Danielle Valoras
Danielle Valoras
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Dr. Jay Davison
Dr. Jay Davison

The Roadmap to Health: Order matters

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Eduardo Fleury
Eduardo Fleury
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Kashif Khan
Kashif Khan

Can genetics explain why Bii happens?

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Amanda Brown
Amanda Brown

Finding your way through explant's harder-to-see but deeply felt inner journey

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Robyn Towt
Robyn Towt

Informed Consent

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Henry Dijkman
Henry Dijkman

Silicone migration and the consequences

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RESOURCES

FDA

FDA updated 11/16/21 - What You Need to Know About Breast Implants

https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/what-know-about-breast-implants

 

FDA 10/27/21 - FDA Strengthens Safety Requirements and Updates Study Results for Breast Implants

https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-strengthens-safety-requirements-and-updates-study-results-breast-implants

 

FDA updated 6/14/21 - Labeling for Approved Breast Implants (SSED)

https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/breast-implants/labeling-approved-breast-implants

FDA 8/20/20 - Medical Device Reports for Systemic Symptoms in Women with Breast Implants
https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/breast-implants/medical-device-reports-systemic-symptoms-women-breast-implants

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

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=FxX4F5VByDw

FDA Updates Analysis of Medical Device Reports of Breast Implant Illness and Breast Implant-Associated Lymphoma | FDA August 20, 2020
https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-updates-analysis-medical-device-reports-breast-implant-illness-and-breast-implant-associated

FDA 8/20/20 - Medical Device Reports for Systemic Symptoms in Women with Breast Implants
https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/breast-implants/medical-device-reports-systemic-symptoms-women-breast-implants

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

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=FxX4F5VByDw

FDA Update 8/20/20 Analysis of Medical Device Reports of Breast Implant Illness and Breast Implant-Associated Lymphoma | FDA 
https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-updates-analysis-medical-device-reports-breast-implant-illness-and-breast-implant-associated

 

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

https://www.fda.gov/media/131885/download?fbclid=IwAR0h00BK_jJCGMLl7lcj9GxH_zyWgrtQ3Y2PskxIiuxnBCX_3Cn_u_jJhlI

FDA 5/18/20 Warning letter to Allergan and Ideal
https://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/warning-letters/allergan-607690-05142020

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

https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-issues-warning-letters-two-breast-implant-manufacturers-part-ongoing-efforts-protect-patients?utm_campaign=051420_PR_FDA%20issues%20warning%20letters%20to%20two%20breast%20implant%20manufacturers&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua&fbclid=IwAR3rMoyJDjin_SN-TFguIrSUVCGQF8NH8HdVgRysPFZ4R_9wuzMPTkksm_c

 

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

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm633890.htm


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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqZwCQ_aWpc&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR33gWzVM9pc4NOkj8L0-gQ6qAsiuvUNLUaEXcOdxUR5hjoDiQIAzjDH6cs

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLHotHKSIIc&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR15m1FXisUMJVsuS841h31Y54MSK2KeeW_jLR8PdGmTAsQO3rdeduv-1Hk  

 

TESTIMONIES

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QwMOoHhPKw

FDA March 2019 - Danielle Valoras 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8HjbrUEvvA&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR2P5fN-OefoUNW30yKyaURB3qMl9upGBkeh6YQAU4AsSUSLOL-r0Inj4Ao

FDA March 2019 - Terri Diaz 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw-q8YqzSnk&t=5s

FDA March 2019 - Robyn Towt 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toF4-qPnUco&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3jneGb6JnOaryH0VRjlwcv1Gema_2DQQs5LxnmIKOcNmc8HTVNmy6llFk


 

BIA-ALCL 

10/9/21 - 3rd  World Consensus Conference on BIA-ALCL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYHSUPUyUJs&t=22567s

11/6-7/20 - 2nd World Consensus Conference on BIA-ALCL

https://www.mdanderson.org/education-training/professional-education/cme-conference-management/conferences/world-consensus-conference-on-breast-implant-associated-anaplast.html

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxPFayQsjUo&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2Yfpz1aBt6k-n-Z79qAufC7rnvq3cjGVTPKbo-P_JObqy408FqFteWsDQ\

NEWS ARTICLES

2/21/22 - She's the reason Arizona has a law requiring surgeons to warn patients about the dangers of breast implants

Bianca Buono, Katie Wilcox

https://www.12news.com/article/news/health/breast-implants-almost-killed-her-arizona-law-protect-people-like-her/75-a7c9d5fb-0ca4-4438-b133-f710759ce97a

2/1/22 - FDA wants women to understand the risks and benefits related to breast implants

Kelly Bilodeau, Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch

https://www.health.harvard.edu/womens-health/fda-wants-women-to-understand-the-risks-and-benefits-related-to-breast-implants

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

https://news.abbvie.com/news/press-releases/allergan-aesthetics-launches-dedicated-multi-channel-campaign-to-contact-patients-who-may-not-be-aware-biocell-recall-and-to-improve-tracking-information-for-us-breast-implant-patients.htm?_ga=2.117128518.1111950371.1591018652-1147189212.1591018652

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

Meg Wilcox

https://www.ehn.org/endocrine-disruptors-in-medicine-2646307813.html?fbclid=IwAR0_pzdy3nf85qqUM0uOje3mSW4amJ6WfZKqvFuzHg_j4cFbRU2Yrigh-hU

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

Jerome Groopman

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/04/20/do-some-surgical-implants-do-more-harm-than-good/amp?fbclid=IwAR2-g0dIjgkBiZAmXFe7sfBrgB-RKwX4wsrQBq_7WMk9A2L2rayEm1pQFwc

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

Sasha Chavkin

https://www.icij.org/investigations/implant-files/fda-kept-hundreds-of-thousands-of-breast-implant-incidents-hidden-from-public/?fbclid=IwAR3JeiFOsbOf3A3txOmKTdM-zYuHMXtKffx3SH_4YwfLxGMDIynFEg93G6c

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

Sasha Chavkin

https://www.icij.org/investigations/implant-files/breast-implant-injuries-kept-hidden-as-new-health-threats-surface/?fbclid=IwAR0qvR4n3fcCA1dMRAtL6i_GNGuMWuCwDd_NE33dMNojF7unWAd2BdsYsZI

 

PUBLICATIONS & STUDIES

9/7/21 - Outcomes of Implant Removal and Capsulectomy for Breast Implant Illness in 248 Patients

Jacob Y KatsnelsonJoseph R SpaniolJoshua C BuinewiczFrederick V RamseyBrian R Buinewicz 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34513545/

 

3/21/21 - Autoimmune dysautonomia in women with silicone breast implants

Gilad Halpert, Abdulla Watad, Avishai M.Tsur, Arad Dotan, Hector Enrique Quiros-Lim, Harald Heidecke, Boris Gilburd, Josef Haik, Yair Levy, Miri Blank, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0896841121000391?fbclid=IwAR3wGmmZDJTjzKSCYS68gsHp23DNXnSykvuH68KGT6KAbMvI1O9GxzFXzNA

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

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7267678/?fbclid=IwAR0jotgUVyOUAinrxetQ3qjdkJ_U70DSv-NyIOo38EvORwcG4oo4FbID8RI

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

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32295900/

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

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213007120300150

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

https://www.mdanderson.org/newsroom/largest-ever-study-shows-silicone-breast-implants-associated-with-rare-diseases.h00-159227301.html

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

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Yara_Bachour

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

Arthur E. Brawer, M.D.

https://www.naturalmedicinejournal.com/journal/2017-05/autoinflammatory-syndrome-induced-adjuvants-asia-syndrome-misguided

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

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/266683098_Five-year_Safety_Data_for_Eurosilicone%27s_Round_and_Anatomical_Silicone_Gel_Breast_Implants

4/20/08 - FOREIGN BODY REACTION TO BIOMATERIALS

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

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2327202/

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

R. I. Lewy, E. Ezrailson

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-85226-8_36

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

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

https://gut.bmj.com/content/30/2/239

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

https://www.clinmedjournals.org/articles/cmrcr/clinical-medical-reviews-and-case-reports-cmrcr-3-087.pdf

Dr. Dijkman

9/20/21- Assessment of Silicone Particle Migration Among Women Undergoing Removal or Revision of Silicone Breast Implants in the Netherlands

Henry B. P. M. Dijkman, PhD1Inca Slaats, BSc1,2Peter Bult, PhD, MD2

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34542618/

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

https://journals.lww.com/annalsplasticsurgery/fulltext/2020/07001/understanding_breast_implant_illness,_before_and.19.aspx

VIDEOS AND MEDIA

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETNnC4sDskk

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcrRw3s5Nf0&fbclid=IwAR3TJFhp4JrmoyYtFfUYycXX8hEIfRcVTAbnSv1BJYXZKoOX4yq3NdNrPXE&app=desktop

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjODrqRzmZA

 

PODCASTS & LIVES

 

Wendy Myers

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

https://myersdetox.com/152-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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQTm8Xq2WOQ&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1MlhOyjZSXxt4QWy1BvlepaHWJogFLE91zcmsfAX7ToTRy0Gc-aFxVZ0c

Prof. J.W. Cohen Tervaert's publications

Rita Kappel, MD, PhD and Ger Pruijn, PhD publications

Eduardo Fluery,  MD, PhD publications

 

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