A/Prof Andrew Spillane and Dr Kathy Flitcroft attended the first World Congress on Controversies in Breast Cancer (CoBRA) in Melbourne on October 22-24, 2015. The CoBRA congress dealt with controversial issues in aspects of breast cancer care, with presentations, debates and discussions. It provided a forum for key opinion leaders to effectively debate unresolved clinical and therapeutic dilemmas. Speakers included respected local, national and international leaders in breast cancer research. Professor Spillane participated in one debate on surgical management of the axilla in the setting of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. He Chaired another session on oncoplastic technique in breast conservation surgery. Dr Flitcroft presented a poster about access to breast reconstruction across Australia.