Monday, 24 February 2022

Regional Aesthetic Training Day, 19 March - Liverpool

Announcement 2

Saturday, 22 February 2022

Early bird extended - 2014 Chang Gung Mayo Clinic Symposium in Reconstructive Surgery

ISAPS Congress - Rio de Janeiro

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
 19-22 September 2014
ISAPS Congress Abstract Submission
Deadline:  April 30, 2021

The Scientific Program Committee for the 22nd Congress of ISAPS invites you to submit an abstract in the topic areas listed below. You may submit as many papers as you wish, but each presenter may only give one paper from the podium. Secondary authors may be substituted to present accepted papers with the permission of the abstract coordinator.

Abstract Categories: 
  • Abdominoplasty & Body Contouring 
  • Aesthetic Breast Surgery
  • Aesthetic Reconstructive Surgery 
  • Cosmetic Medicine (fillers, neurotoxins, lasers) 
  • Facial Rejuvenation 
  • Fat Transfer  
  • Hair Restoration 
  • Otoplasty 
  • Patient Safety & Complications 
  • Periocular Rejuvenation   
  • Plastic Surgery Research  
  • Rhinoplasty 
  • Stem Cell Research

Body Contouring Research Foundation (BCRF) Awards for Young Presenters and Researchers 
Prizes:  $4,000 for 1st place - $2,000 for 2nd place - in each of the two categories.
The purpose of these awards is to provide financial assistance to young researchers (clinical or basic science research) and to young presenters who are under age 45 and whose papers presented at the Congress have been found to be outstanding by the judges. The award is specifically for papers presented in clinical body contouring or research on fat and stem cells. These awards are made possible by a grant from the former Lipoplasty Society of North America, Inc.

NOTE: To be considered for one of these BCRF Awards, you must check the box in the abstract submission program at the time that you submit your paper.


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to submit an abstract

Click here
to submit data to our Global Survey on Aesthetic Procedures.
Survey deadline is February 28.
Registration is open on our website.

Hotel and Tour Reservations are now open.
Check the Hotel Reservations section on the Congress website for information.  

See our congress website for other information.  

ORBS Meeting - Nottingham, Oct. 2014

Tuesday, 18 February 2022

Head & Neck Interface Fellowships

The meeting of interested parties in the Head & Neck Interface fellowships met on February 12th 2014 chaired by Ian Eardley, Chair of the JCST.

Plastic Surgery was represented by myself, Graeme Perks (President of BAPRAS), Mark Henley (Educational lead for Interface fellowships) and Maniram Ragbir (Head & Neck group representative).

I am pleased to say that the interviews for the Head and Neck fellowships will proceed this year following a productive meeting and substantial agreement and compromise from all three specialties involved. The timeframe will be tight as the interviews will be held in Brisol on Friday March 21st 2014 so that expect the 'Severn Deanery' to advertise shortly.

The principles decided closely mirror that of the breast fellowships and are as follows:-
a) The presidents of BAPRAS, BAHNO, BAOMS and ENT-UK will produce a joint statement on what is expected of a Head and Neck Unit of the future.
b) When this statement is produced the 3 SAC Chairs involved will define the framework for a joint curriculum in Head and Neck Surgery that appointed Consultants from each of the three specialties will then expand upon to be presented to the GMC by August 2015.
c) For this round of selection each of the three specialties will be guaranteed an appointment with the remaining 4 slots up for grabs to the following best candidates from whatever specialty.
d) The timeframe for 2014 is simply too tight but for 2015 there will be future discussion about identifying the specific entry criteria for each of the 3 specialties.
e) For 2015 a question setting panel will be set up to ensure absolute equality in question setting paticularly with respect to positive and negative discriminators as happens in all the exit examinations.

For those of you considering a career in Head and Neck Oncology even if only with respect to skin oncology then I urge you to commence your preparation for this interview round. Whilst there are never any guarantees, the successful candidates for these fellowships will be extremely well placed to obtain a subsequent Consultant post.

On a similar theme, I want to make it quite clear that accepting and starting such Interface fellowships of whatever type implies a certain commitment on your part. To leave such fellowships early even by one day will automatically negate your having undertaken such fellowships unless there is extreme extenuating circumstances that does not include the opportunity to take up a Consultant post in whatever form. As far as I am concerned it is disrespectful to your unsuccessful competitors, peers, trainers and the Units involved to leave early and should such an individual suggest at interview for Consultant post that they have completed an Interface fellowship or on any future advertising then I would have no issue in taking further action.

Aidan Fitzgerald
Chair, Plastic Surgery SAC

Locum SpR - Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital plastic surgery department is looking for a plastic surgery registrar locum to cover sick leave for a period of 6-8 weeks, commencing as soon as possible. 
The department offers a wide range of plastic surgery including congenital hands, lasers, vascular malformations, craniofacial, burns, trauma and general plastic surgery.

The post holder will be one of three registrars in the department. Other staff are three full-time and two part-time consultants, an associate specialist, nurse practitioner, CT2 and F1.

The duties of the post include management of paediatric trauma during working hours as well as elective lists and clinics. Actual duties will vary from week to week but there will be good opportunities to observe more complex cases and participate in teaching. There is no out of hours on call.

If interested, please send a CV to Sian Falder at by 12.00 midday on 21/02/14.

Thursday, 13 February 2022

Free Laser Study Day

Laser Study Day

Wednesday, 12 February 2022

EARLY REGISTRATION RATES END SOON- Advanced Educational Course- Cleft and paediatric plastic surgery

Dear Colleague
Early registration discounts for our forthcoming course on cleft and paediatric plastic surgery end at 23:59 on Monday 17th February- Click here to register now at the reduced rate
Delivered by renowned international experts, this course is a must for those involved in surgery relating to cleft lip and palate, hypospadias, ear reconstruction and congenital naevi.
Covering the latest innovations and techniques, the course is aimed at specialist trainees and established surgeons in plastic surgery and allied disciplines from the UK and the wider international community.
We are pleased to welcome experts including Mr Brian Sommerlad, Dr Eileen Bradbury, Professor Bill Shaw and Professor John Mulliken.
We look forward to welcoming you to Manchester. 

Burns Textbooks Survey

Dear Trainees,

There are few burn care textbooks that target trainees, and I am interested to know what aspects of burns are thought to be most important, and which books are commonly used. I would be very grateful if you could fill in this short survey by using the link below - it should take less than 5 minutes.

Many thanks,
Jonathan Dunne
ST3 Plastic Surgery, London

Tuesday, 11 February 2022

Consultant Vacancy - Cork, Ireland

Job Title:CUPLPL05 Consultant Plastic Surgeon - Cork University Hospital & South Infirmary - Victoria University Hospital
Contract Type:Permanent - Wholetime
Closing date:27/02/2022 23:59:00
Proposed Interview Date:PAS to advise
Post Specific Related Information:N/A
Internal / External:External
Location:Cork University Hospital 22 hours per week & South Infirmary - Victoria University Hospital 17 hours per week (39 hours per week)
HSE Area:HSE South
Informal Enquiries:Mr. Michael O’Shaughnessy, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork Tel: 021 4922229
Application Details:Applications and job specs from PAS website (

Breast TIG Fellowship - Closing Date Fast Approaching

The closing date for the next round of recruitment for the Breast TIG Fellowship is next Friday the 21st February.

In this round there is a 3/3/3 quota system: 3 reserved for plastic surgery trainees, 3 for general surgery and 3 on merit.

Anybody who wants help with the application/interview should contact us on and we can put you in touch with a number of consultants and former fellows who are willing to assist plastic surgeons in preparing for this selection process.

Also there will be information available on the JCST website to help people as per below:

"On the JCST website will be ‘stories’ from trainers and trainees to guide the current applicants.

We cannot give the questions that will be asked at the interviews but you are aware of the range of interview stations so can anticipate the likely themes.
The interviews are not to test speciality specific knowledge and skills but professional and generic knowledge and skills; with the aim to minimise any bias in favour of one group of trainees

Fiona MacNeill FRCS MD
Consultant Breast Surgeon
Royal Marsden Hospital"

Advances & Controversies in Reconstructive Microsurgery

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ACRM - Advances and Controversies in Reconstructive Microsurgery: an exciting microsurgical meeting.
Dear Colleague
On behalf of the Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust, I am pleased to announce the forthcoming ACRM - Advances and Controversies in Reconstructive Microsurgery: an exciting microsurgical meeting to be held at De Vere Dunston Hall Hotel in Norwich on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st May 2014.
We are bringing together a prestigious international panel of experts to challenge current concepts, indications, techniques and outcomes of microsurgical reconstruction as applied to breast, head & neck, hand, lower limb, and transplantation surgery.
Our principle aim is to stimulate debate, share experience of current research and technology across sub-specialties and to encourage collaboration within the microsurgical community to establish a co-operative network.
This will be a great forum for informal interaction between everyone from the renowned international expert to the aspiring microsurgical trainee.
Let us be your host to catch up with friends and colleagues and make new acquaintances. It will also be an opportunity to sample the history and culture of the City of Norwich with its splendid cathedral and ancient streets lined with shops, cafes and countless pubs within the beautiful countryside of Norfolk.
If you would be interested in attending please visit our website at for further details.
The ACRM-Norwich 2014 has been officially supported by BAPRAS and accredited of 15 CPD points.
Until 8th April you will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase your registration at the 'Early Bird' rate of £75 per day (£120: two days) for trainees and £180 per day (£300: two days) for full delegates.
We will be grateful if you can inform your Colleagues and Juniors within your Department about this exciting forthcoming microsurgical meeting. Please print and distribute the poster attached.

JCST SAC Review - Core Functions Survey

The four surgical Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom and Ireland recently commissioned a review to examine all aspects of the structure roles and functions of the JCST. Following on from that review, the JCST has agreed its Strategy for 2013 - 2018. This includes a commitment to ensure the JCST is as effective and as cost effective as possible at both strategic and operational levels. The JCST is therefore re-examining the terms of reference, membership and functions of all of its committees and a small group has been established to review all aspects of the work of the SACs.

Following on from that review, the JCST has agreed its Strategy for 2013 - 2018. This includes a commitment to ensure the JCST is as effective and as cost effective as possible at both strategic and operational levels. The JCST is therefore re-examining the terms of reference, membership and functions of all of its committees and a small group has been established to review all aspects of the work of the SACs.

The first stage of this process is to seek the opinions of all who interact with the work of the SACs and of the SAC members themselves. Once all this information has been gathered, it will be analysed and proposals formulated which will then be consulted upon before publication of the final report and recommendations for the JCST by March 2015.

We have therefore created a Survey Monkey questionnaire which is designed to seek the views of a wide group of stakeholders including:
                    Current and previous SAC Chairs
                    Current and previous SAC members
                    Current and previous JCST Chairs
                    Representatives of ASiT and BOTA (trainee organisations) and other trainee associations
                    Surgical Specialty Associations
                    Other Medical Royal Colleges (including RCP, RCOphth, RCA, RCPCH)
                    Presidents of all UK and Ireland Surgical Colleges
                    Heads of Schools of Surgery
                    Training Programme Directors
                    JCST and SAC Lead Deans
                    Key personnel in the GMC
                    JCST secretariat

The survey is set against the background of the GMC review into the delivery of Quality Assurance and externality which may significantly increase the role of SAC Liaison Members in these areas in the future as hospital visits involving specialty input are likely to become standard practice again.

To complete our survey please follow this link and press ‘Done’ when you are finished.

Thank you for taking the time to do this.

With best wishes
Susana (on behalf of the JCST SAC Review Working Group)

Wednesday, 5 February 2022

The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics


Monday, 3 February 2022

Sushruta-Guha Award in Clinical Anatomy

Sushruta-Guha Award in Clinical Anatomy will be awarded annually, contingent upon funding, for the best platform or poster presentation at the AACA Annual Meeting given by a clinician, from any clinical field, which applies human anatomical basis to clinical practice.

The presenter must be the primary investigator of the study and primary author of the abstract.

The value is $1,500.

If the work is submitted for publication it must recognize in the acknowledgements that the dissemination of the work was supported by Sushruta-Guha Award in Clinical Anatomy of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists.

31st Annual Meetingof the American Association of Clinical Anatomists: July 8 - 12, 2014
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club, Hosted by the University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Locum Consultant Plastic Surgery - Barts, London

Job Reference:
Job Title:
 Locum Consultant Plastic Surgery
Area of Work:
 Plastic Surgery
 Barts Health NHS Trust
 Plastic Surgery
 £75,249 to £101,451 pa
Job Type:
Fixed Term Temporary  
Staff Group:
Medical & Dental  
Pay Scheme:
Hospital Medical and Dental Staff  
Pay Band:
Closing Date:

Barts Health NHS Trust

Surgery Clinical Academic Group

Locum Consultant in Plastic Surgery 

Reference Number: 259-MED363AK

Barts Health NHS Trust are seeking to appoint a Locum Consultant post for 7 PAs in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, based at the Royal London Hospital and St. Bartholomew’s Hospital; starting February 2014. The successful candidates will join a team involved in a broad spectrum of Plastic Surgery.

Clinical requirements
This is a new post and will be the seventh Consultant post within the Department and the second with a particular interest and expertise in trauma, hand surgery including Paediatric surgery and microsurgery. 
The new appointee, in conjunction with Mr Ragoowansi will be expected to function within a Hand surgery multi-disciplinary team based at Royal London Hospital and peripherally at Newham General Hospital. We are keen to strengthen our hand trauma clinical commitments, clinical research and training. 
They would also be expected to attend a Paediatric clinic in conjunction with Mr Mohammed Shibu and be adept at Paediatric surgery.
We have synchronised the Orthoplastic lower limb service and the appointee will also be expected to be adept in plastic surgery techniques for the treatment of complex lower limb trauma, especially micro vascular free tissue transfers.

Consultant Colleagues and Junior Staff 
The appointee will join the present six consultants and will be expected to be on call for trauma and other plastic surgery emergencies. Consultants are expected to cover each others emergency commitments for leave periods. Thus the rota will be a 1:7 or 1:8 as cover will also be provided by an associate specialist with internal cover. The on call rota will be from March 2014 a week on call from Monday to Friday and then a separate weekend.
The workload of the plastic surgery department is supported by 10 junior staff at registrar level. Three of these ST posts are approved for training, 6 are clinical fellows and one associate specialist. There are also five junior staff at ST1-3 level. Three of these posts are part of approved basic surgical training rotations and two are clinical fellows at ST1-3. We have recently introduced the shift rota system for the Registrars to comply with the European Working Time Directive. 

Further Information 
Prospective Candidates are encouraged to visit the Trust, which may be arranged by contacting: 
Miss Caroline Payne, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Clinical Lead

Tel: 0207 377 7192 Fax: 0203 5946035 Email:

If you are interested in this post, please make an online application at: or, via reference 259-MED363AK

Consultant Plastics and Burns Surgeon - Alder Hey, Liverpool

More details here
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

This is a full time 10PA post in the Department of Paediatric Burns and Plastic Surgery which is part of Neurosciences, Musculoskeletal and Specialist Surgery.

An exciting vacancy has arisen for a substantive 10PA Paediatric Consultant in Burns and Plastic Surgery at Alder Hey. The appointee will be responsible for providing a general paediatric Burns and Plastic Surgery Service. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in service development activity for both departments.

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust is one of Europe's biggest and busiest children's hospitals providing care for over 200,000 children and young people each year. It is one of only four stand-alone paediatric trusts in the UK and is staffed by 2,800 employees. The hospital has approximately 270 beds, including day beds for surgery.

For any further information please contact below-

Glenna Smith 0151 252 5801

Please note- it is Trust Policy to request references for candidates who are shortlisted for interview, unless instructed otherwise. Please note that references will not be used as part of the selection process at interview.

This post is subject to NHS Employment Check Standards including a Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Check Service (DBS) (formerly known as CRB).

An enhanced disclosure is required for this post which includes a check of the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA's) barred lists, the 'Children's List' and/or the 'Vulnerable Adults List'.

Please refer to the Candidates Guide to the NHS Employment Check Standards for full details regarding the identity documents required for your DBS. Please note a charge of £5.00 plus VAT will be made to the successful candidate(s) if the External ID Verification check (Route 2) is required.
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Job Summary

Job Type
Liverpool, L12 2AP
Start Date
£75,249 to £101,451 pa
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Date Advertised
01 Feb 2022
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