Tuesday, 27 August 2021

Free Tickets - National Research Collaborative Meeting 2013

National Research Collaborative Meeting 2013

National Research Collaborative Meeting 2013

For surgical trainees interested in research and research projects. December 6th, London.
Tickets are FREE, virtual delegate available. Sessions include a workshop where you will compete in teams to design the best trial in 2 hours, a debate to send sparks flying, as well as project presentations and keynote lectures.
Please see the flyer here for more details www.nationalresearch.org.uk/nrcm-flyer.pdf

Pre-register here www.nationalresearch.org.uk

Why pre-register? Tickets for attending in person or as a virtual delegate will only be released to pre-registered delegates (Release date: 31st August).
Not sure yet? Pre-register now, decide later - no commitment.

Monday, 26 August 2021

Burns Fellowships NZ & Australia

Counties Manukau New

Fellowship - Burns
National Burn Centre, South Auckland, New ZealandStart mid 2014 for 12 months
Counties Manukau District Health Board are inviting applications for a Burn Fellowship to join the Burn team.
The Fellowship is based around the National Burn Centre (NBC) located within Middlemore Hospital. The NBC is a 10 bed a 'state of the art' facility and forms the corner piece of the National Burn Service of New Zealand.
The Burn team is part of the Plastic Surgery Department at Middlemore Hospital, one of the largest and most dynamic in the Southern Hemisphere with 16 Plastic Surgeons. The Department is accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as a training site in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
The Burn team cares for the most severe burn injuries from New Zealand and around the Pacific. The Fellowship has been in place since 2007 and covers comprehensive care for both adult and paediatric patients, in the acute, rehabilitative and reconstructive phases of treatment.
Positions are offered on a fixed- term 12 month basis but consideration may be given to shorter terms.
Holding Registration and an Annual Practising Certificate with the Medical Council of New Zealand is essential prior to commencement of employment.
To view the position description, please visit www.countieshealthjobs.com searching reference number 046934 or for more information, please contact Nicole Nairn in the Recruitment Centre(00649) 276 0044 ext 8680, nicole.nairn@middlemore.co.nz
Closing date: Friday, 30 August 2021

We invite applicants for the position of 2014 Victorian Burns Fellow.
This is a cross campus position at the 2 State-wide burn services in Victoria, Australia, and is based at The Royal Children's Hospital (Paediatric burns) and The Alfred hospital (Adult burns) in Melbourne. It is expected that the fellow will spend half time in the respective State-wide Burns services at each campus.
In addition to clinical care provision and provision of clinical leadership in all aspects of burn care, we undertake research into the causes and mechanisms of burn injuries, clinical outcomes and emerging clinical treatment technologies.
The aim of the Fellowship is to foster the development of clinical skills in both the medical and surgical management of adults and children with burn injuries, during the acute, rehabilitation and secondary reconstructive phases of the episode: together with acquisition of management and research skills to enable the fellow to take up a position as a consultant in burn surgery on completion of the Fellowship.
The fellow will conduct rostered theatre lists, undertake care of inpatients, both elective and non-elective, and assess referrals from the Emergency department and other hospital Departments both in hours and after hours.
The fellow is also expected to complete a research project during the fellowship. This research project can be clinical, basic science or translational research.
Applications are open to Paediatric, Plastic or General Surgeons who have recently completed their training or who expect to complete training in 2013, and who seek to pursue further subspecialty training in Burns.
Enquiries: Ms Tracey Petrie, e-mail t.petrie@alfred.org.au or telephone 03 9076 3626.
Closing date: 30 August 2013.
Applications: For further information and to apply for this position, please visitwww.alfredhealth.org.au/careers and enter 886581 in search.

Friday, 23 August 2021

Leicester Hand Fracture Fixation Course

Hand Fracture A5 v3

Botox & Fillers Course

See below regarding a forthcoming course on Botox & Fillers.

Please mention Plasta on booking for a discount.

Visage Academy GLASGOW 17th November 2013

Fellow position in Melbourne

There is a job vacancy in Melbourne, Australia.
It is a "Fellow" position which is suited to a someone with senior registrar level skills (or better).  

If you know are interested in working in Melbourne for a year (or so) please have a look at the advertisement.  

The role is currently filled by someone who spends around half a week in this role and the other half privately assisting consultant plastic surgeons.  

For more details contact Mr. Neil Strugnell 


PhD postion at UCL/Royal Free

This project is on the molecular biology of wound healing and has been based on vascular surgery and leg ulcers. However, I work at the RFH and UCL so can easily and readily adapt to a more plastics orientated project with a plastics supervisor for the right candidate.

We have a funded PHD project at UCL. It is based at UCL with collaborative input from the vascular surgeons across sites. The project builds on exist work done by our current fellow that has been very successful. In brief it is translational work looking at the molecular biology of wound healing and how this is affected by surgical intervention. We have collaboration with a very well established successful Lab looking at a protein called Connexin 43 that is integral to wound healing. This protein is abnormal expressed in both arterial and venous disease. The question is how does treatment affect the protein expression and can we use this protein as a biomarker to predict response, i.e. can we biopsy a wound and then predict response or dictate whether the patient needs treatment? Further we have an antisense that has undergone phase 2 human trials. Collaborations exist with Singapore so there is potential to travel if the fellow is interested. The project is based around vascular surgery but can be modified for instance to plastics with the team at RFH. The underlying theme is wound healing.

Why is this a good project.
1.            It builds on successful work done to date, so the project is up and runnning
2.            Good lab collaboration which mean that there is expertise and also the fellow is not thrown in at the deep also there is room to be flexible on how much the fellow does in the lab. Good supervision Myself, Daryll Baker, Prof George Hamilton. Good pan - site agreements form RFH UCH and CFB
3.            Ethics and project design have been done.
4.            Good clinical involvement - the fellow will have one vascular and general clinic and one operating list          p.w (same day).
5.            Huge potential for direct clinical training - there are two parts the project (Venous and arterial) the former is to start for one year then arterial predominantly (flexible as wished)
a.            The fellow will be doing VV lists and come expert in RFA, foam etc.  (the one day a week list above)
b.            The is potential for the fellow to become the lower limb revascularisation expert with training in interventional radiology and distal bypass. As the project involves biopsies these will be done at operation then follow up so the fellow can be at every procedure  - With the thinning of SPRs this means a key role in these case and we do a lot of distal an ultra distal work. There will be an open door for IR training and support to do this.
6.            This is industry funded so there is an open door to international meetings and presentations.

The project has a three year stipend payment (tax free) supplemented by one day a week clinical commitment as mentioned above (so not an RMO post), there are also further options for additional salary with weekend on calls if necessary. It is a really good project with great backing

For a full project description and further information please email

Senior Lecturer in Surgery UCL
Consultant Vascular Surgeon UCH & RFH

Tuesday, 13 August 2021

Breast Reduction, Mastopexy and Management of Breast Asymmetry Course

The aim of this one-day course will be to develop decision making and operative skills in relation to aesthetic breast surgery. It will be delivered by faculty with a wealth of experience in all forms of breast surgery. This is a course for trainees and consultants in plastic and breast surgery, and would also be very useful in supporting revision for the FRCS exam.


2 October 2021


The Royal College of Surgeons of England


Full Course Fee: £200.00


education@rcseng.ac.uk or 020 7869 6300
Application formRegister your interest


The course will cover:
  • the pre-operative, operative and post-operative decision making process in regard to corrective aesthetic breast surgery.
  • possible complications of these operative techniques and provide guidance as to how to avoid them.
You will be shown a range of operative techniques used in cosmetic surgery of the breast with special reference to breast mastopexy, breast reduction and congenital breast asymmetry such as tubular breast.
      There will also be a practical session on the marking up of the various breast reduction and mastopexy techniques.

      Learning outcomes and ISCP

      By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
      • describe the blood supply and nerve supply of the breast.
      • describe the principles of cosmetic breast surgery.
      • demonstrate the principles of a range of cosmetic breast operations.
      • assess congenital and acquired breast deformities.
      • discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a range of cosmetic breast operations.
      Links to ISCP:
      This course will help address some of the intermediate competencies expected by the ISCP, most specifically in the following areas:
      • Relevant embryology, anatomy and physiology of the breast
      • Appropriate pre-operative investigations and patient assessment including psychological assessment
      • Range, indications and principles of relevant operations for breast reduction and breast mastopexy
      • Post-operative complications and their management
      • Recent advances in techniques for breast reduction
      • Blood supply and innervation of the breast, breast skin and nipple/areolar complex
      • Causes of gynaecomastia
      Clinical Skills
      • Assessment of the elective surgical breast patient
      • History taking
      • Examination
      • Skills of analysis, judgement and surgical planning
      Technical Skills and Procedures
      • Various operations for breast reduction
      • Various operations for breast mastopexy
      • Correction of the tuberous breast
      • Correction of gynaecomastia

      Course Director

      Mr Anthony Armstrong 
      Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
      Wexham & Frimley Park Hospital
      Specialty Tutor in Aesthetic Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons

      Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network

      Welcome to the August update. We have had a fantastic response to the RSTN so far and encourage you to spread the word amongst colleagues.

      Reconstructive Surgery Trials Day 2013

      Tickets are now available for the Reconstructive Surgery Trials Day on Saturday 14th September. It will be a great opportunity to find out about clinical trials and network with colleagues. It is free to attend and includes full Good Clinical Practice training. Certificates will be awarded for attendance and for the GCP training. CPD points are pending.

      Trainee trials prizes

      Two Trainee Trials Prizes sponsored by BAPRAS and the BSSH are now open for entries. Submit an idea for a clinical trial in plastic or hand surgery and you have the chance to win free attendance at a National Meeting or Instructional Course of your choice. Further details and the submission form are on our website. The deadline for entries is 27th September 2013.

      National Research Collaboration 2013

      Another date for the diary is the National Research Collaboration Meeting 2013. It exists for surgical trainees up and down the country who want to work together to deliver research and audit at scale. The conference is open to those who are members of their local trainee research collaborative and also those who are interested in becoming involved.

      Cochrane review on dermal fillers

      Ravi Jandhyala will have his title, "Dermal fillers for aesthetic indications", put forward to the Cochrane Skin Group. Thank you for all the entries and well done to runner-up Ed Fitzgerald O'Connor.


      Key resources

      Clinical Trials Toolkit is a joint development by the Department of Health and Medical Research Council to provide information on the The Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004. Other toolkits include: Data and Tissues Tool KitExperimental Medicine Tool Kit.

      Integrated Research Application System (IRAS) IRAS is a single system for applying for the permissions and approvals for health research in the UK. It is the recognised format for a number of organisations including the MHRA, NHS / HSC R&D offices, NRES / NHS / HSC Research Ethics Committees.

      MRC Regulatory Support Centre is hosted by the Medical Research Council (UK), it provides support for investigators undertaking clinical trials.

      Get involved

      We are always looking to support new clinical trials. To gain support from the RSTN and the associated Surgical Trials Units, you first need to submit a short proposal for a trial. Some tips on writing a proposal can be found here and you can submit your proposal here.


      14/09/2021  Reconstructive Surgery Trials Day

      06/12/2013  National Research Collaborative Meeting 2013

      Monday, 12 August 2021

      Core Skills in Plastic Surgery Course

      This core skills plastic surgery course is a very hands on learning experience.


      3 September 2021


      University Hospital of North Durham


      susan.brady@cddft.nhs.uk or 0191 3332838


      • Assessment
      • Skin ellipse
      • Z-plasty
      • Tendon repair
      • Skin grafting
      • Skin flaps
      • Assessment
      • Dissection and closure of the rectus flap
        • fat
        • fascia
        • muscle

        Learning outcomes and ISCP

        Key benefits

        • Introduce basic concepts and techniques
        • Facilitate training in the use of simple instrumentation unique to plastic surgery
        • Teach basic skills in tissue handling
        • Define skills in haemostasis, dissection and suturing

        Course Director

        Mr Ken Graham
        Consultant Plastic Surgeon
        Whiston Hospital, Merseyside

        Mr Tom Collin
        Consultant Plastic Surgeon
        University Hospital of Durham

        Consultant plastic surgeons and associate specialists

        Target Audience / Suitability

        CT1-2 in all specialties in surgery

        National Oncoplastic Meeting 2013

        We would like to announce that the National Oncoplastic Fellows Meeting takes place in Liverpool on 6th September 2013.  We have a very limited number of spaces available (only 10 spaces for PLASTA members) for the meeting which is normally only for the interface fellows.  Please find attached a programme for the day.   If you would like to register use the link below.  Please ensure you have the appropriate leave before registering since places will be allocated in order.
        To register please complete the online form ASAP at:

        We will inform you if your registration has been successful.
        Kind regards

        Reza Nassab

        Programme 2013 Final

        Thursday, 8 August 2021

        eLogbook - Android App

        For any of you Android users out there who have been filled with jealousy watching your more enlightened iDevice using colleagues using the eLogbook App salvation may soon be at hand.

        There is a trial version available for testing.

        If interested please contact  matthewkennedy@me.com

        (You could just always buy an iPhone - they are much better)

        ESPRAS Meeting 2014 - Abstract Submission Now Open

        ESPRAS 2014

        12th Quadrennial Meeting of the European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
        Sunday 6 - Friday 11 July 2014,
        Edinburgh International Conference 

        Leading international speakers confirmed including:
        Demetrius Evriviades, UK
        Elizabeth Hall-Findlay, Canada
        Fu Chan Wei, Taiwan
        Gary Burget, USA
        Gino Rigotti, Italy
        Hans de Bruijn, Holland
        John Thompson, Australia
        Laurent Lantieri, France
        Olivier Gerbault, France
        Peet van Deventer, South Africa
        Peter M. Vogt, Germany
        Simon Kay, UK
        Vishy Mahadevan, UK
        Werner Audretsch, Germany

        Full scientific programme
        Surgical Skills Masterclasses
        Dedicated Nurses' Programme
        Non Surgical Aesthetic Workshop
        Oral Abstract Sessions
        Poster Session

        Exciting social programme
        The perfect opportunity to network with colleagues and industry peers
        while sampling the best Edinburgh has to offer!

        Key dates
        Deadline for submission of abstracts 6th November 2013
        Registration open 1st October 2013
        Notification of acceptance 28th February 2014
        Deadline for early registrations 30th April 2014

        Abstract submission is open! 
         Click here to submit an abstract
        Congress Secretariat:
        ESPRAS 2014 Ltd
        26-28 Hammersmith Grove, London W6 &HA
        +44 (0)208 748 886

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        RSM - Current Concepts in Aesthetic Breast Surgery

        Plastic Surgery Poster

        Saturday, 3 August 2021

        The European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship

        Medical-Fellowship Letter-EAFPS June 12

        Core Skills in Hand Surgery: Cadaver Workshop

        Hand Surgery

        Nottingham Trunk Flaps Dissection Course

        18 Nov 2021  to 19 Nov 2013  (2 days)

        Venue- City Hospital, Nottingham


        Personalised one-to-one cadaveric dissection of the most important trunk flaps in reconstruction.

        Course Content
        Day 1
        Welcome from Mr AGP Perks (BAPRAS President, Head of Department)

        Anterior trunk
        Anterior superior trunk: deltopectoral, pectoral major, pectoralis minor ± intercostal artery perforator (ICAP)
        Anterior inferior trunk: transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM), vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneous (VRAM), external oblique ± superior inferior epigastric artery (SIEA), superficial circumflex iliac artery (SCIA)

        Day 2
        Posterior trunk
        Posterior superior trunk: latissimus dorsi, parascapular, scapular, serratus anterior, trapezius
        Posterior inferior trunk: gluteal ± inferior gluteal artery perforator (IGAP), superior gluteal artery perforator (SGAP)

        For more information and booking
        Email instituteofsurgery@gmail.com or visit instituteofsurgery.org