Monday, 28 July 2021



The HCA International Foundation, although sponsored by HCA International in London’ is an entirely independent charity whose objectives are to support education and training.  More details about the Foundation can be seen at I strongly recommend you visit the web site to have a broader understanding of the scope of the Awards.

The HCA Foundation has granted substantial funds to senior trainees and young consultants.  In the last eight years we have given away £529,000 to 86 young doctors with an average award of over £6,000.  Although the majority of these were for surgical specialties the Trustees of the HCA Foundation would be happy to sponsor suitable candidates in any field of medicine.   In particular we have seen a surge of interest in interventional radiology and other service specialties.

I should stress that we do not support research applications but only for training in specific techniques or disease processes so that candidates can gain experience that may be lacking in their normal training programme or when they start in consultant practice.  Awards have been made in diverse areas such as endoscopic mucosal resection for early GI cancer, foot and ankle surgery, paediatric and adult cochlear implantation, treatments of advanced head and neck cancer, brachial plexus surgery, techniques in the management of advanced colonic and rectal tumours, training in sub-segmental liver resection and skull base problems, paediatric cardiac anaesthesia, trauma surgery, transplantation surgery and paediatric vitreoretinal surgery.

This shows the breadth of our applicants and our successful candidates have had training attachments in the UK and around the world in prestigious units in Japan, Australia, America, Canada, Israel, South Africa and in many European centres.   The value of these scholarships could be up to £20,000 per annum for something exceptional, although to date the appointees have received awards ranging from £1,500 to £15,000.

This is an opportunity to help young doctors to obtain further educational scholarships and we would be most grateful if your College or Association could promote this through your bulletins, websites or newsletters to your fellows and members.
email: info@hcainternational

Burns Fellowship - Auckland, 2015

Burns Fellowship 2015

Wednesday, 23 July 2021

Substantive Permanent Specialty Doctor in Plastic Surgery - Bedford

Substantive Permanent Specialty Doctor in Plastic Surgery
10 Programmed Activities

Applications are invited for the post of Permanent Specialty Doctor in Plastic Surgery at Bedford Hospital. The post is a substantive post.

The post holder will be responsible for providing clinical services in plastic and hand surgery, with a special focus on day case and minor surgery. Bedford Hospital hosts the regional laser centre and the appointee will have an opportunity to take part in this innovative work in cutaneous laser therapy.  The Department also has excellent relations with the hospital’s department of Dermatology and OMF (Oral Maxillo Facial).

Applicants must hold MRCS or an equivalent qualification, and possess a minimum of 4 years basic or higher surgical trainee (or equivalent) experience, 3 of which must have been in Plastic Surgery at time of interview. Applicants must be fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practice.

For further information and an informal visit please contact Mr Frank Conroy, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, via secretary on 01234 792103.

For an application pack and job description please apply online at

Closing date:  two weeks following date of publication; interview date tbc

Saturday, 19 July 2021

Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons Winter Meeting, Dublin, Nov. 2014

IAPS Save the Date PDF

Thursday, 17 July 2021

BAPRAS Winter Meeting- Abstract Submission Closing Soon

Abstract Submission is closing soon

The abstract submission system for the BAPRAS Winter Meeting will be closing at 12:00 noon on Tuesday 22nd July.

Click here to submit your abstract online

For more information on the meeting,


Wednesday, 16 July 2021

Surgical Training Dome at CCR Expo 2014

Surgical Training Dome at CCR Expo 2014
In association with  

  • Next Generation Consultants
  • Cutting Edge Learning
  • Interactive Hands-on
  • Free-to-attend for all trainee consultants
If you are a trainee surgeon, this is for you. Plus it’s free; you receive CPD points and also a chance to win a place on the highly exclusive Facelift Masterclass (with live surgery) in March 2015 worth £2,999!

The Surgical Training Dome is the first of its kind. Inside are five fully interactive hands-on pods where you will be guided by the experts on a journey of plastic surgery:
  • Basic to Advanced Suturing
  • Micro Surgery
  • 3D Imaging
  • Facial Injecting
  • Live Mark Up
Interested in attending? CLICK HERE to submit your application*. Please note that if successful you will be required to pay a £99 deposit, which is fully refundable on attendance post the event.
Adrian Murphy, President of PLASTA, commented: "PLASTA is delighted to be partnering with CCR Expo this year to support its new Surgical Training Dome initiative, running within the event. The introduction of the Surgical Training Dome at CCR Expo in October seems an appropriate addition to the wide range of features on offer at the event and it will offer broad appeal to all surgical trainees, providing them with an exciting opportunity to gain new insights in to a range of techniques and approaches".

Co-ordinating the Dome is our Surgical Training Lead -  Mr. Jeyaram Srinivasan
NHS Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Preston, Lancashire since 2004 and Regional Surgical Advisor for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, part of its Faculty of Surgical Trainers and Tutor in Specialist Surgical Skills courses.

Aesthetic surgery practice in Preston and Blackburn since 2004 - covering breast, abdomen, eyelids, liposuction and post weight loss surgery. Well known for personal technique for single stage mastopexy with augmentation .
Member of STC (Specialty Training committee) Northwest region
Member - Faculty Governance Group of Faculty of Surgical Trainers, RCS Edinburgh
Former roles: Regional Surgical Advisors for RCS of Edinburgh, Associate Director of Medical Education (ADME), Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The Surgical Training Dome is free-to-attend* for all trainee surgeons and is open to multidisciplinary across: Plastics, ENT, MaxFacs, Breast and Ophthalmics. The sessions will repeat and offered on a first come first served basis. You can select from:
  • Friday 10 October AM Session - 1000-1200
  • Friday 10 October PM Session - 1400-1600
  • Saturday 11 October AM Session - 1000-1200
  • Saturday 11 October PM Session - 1400-1600
* CLICK HERE to submit your application. Please note that if successful you will be required to pay a £99 deposit, which is fully refundable on attendance post the event.

There will be a prize for one trainee: a place on the highly exclusive Facelift Masterclass (with Live Surgery) in March 2015 worth £2,999! The lucky winner will be announced on our website post event

PLUS…there’s a packed programme including world class surgical and non-surgical conferences with a distinguished international faculty. 

See the full list here- and, as another benefit of your membership of PLASTA - you’ll get 50% off the delegate price at the conference.

*Places at the Surgical Training Dome are FREE, strictly limited in number and priority booking is reserved for PLASTA members until 31st July. After this time, places will be open to any trainee who wishes to register

Monday, 14 July 2021

Repair, Regeneration & Reconstruction - London, Sept. 2014

USAISR Burn Center Fellowships

Burn Center Fellowships

The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) offers a 1 year long Clinical Burn Fellowship. Applications are now being accepted from individuals with current US licenses. The position entails comprehensive training in providing clinical care to burned patients.

The USAISR is the only burn center in the US Department of Defense and admits hundreds of burn patients annually consisting of military personnel and civilian emergency patients from South Texas. USAISR is verified as a Burn Center by the American Burn Association and American College of Surgeons.
Fellows will participate in resuscitation, operative treatment, critical care, rehabilitation, and burn scar reconstruction under the direction of board certified general surgeons who specialize in burn, trauma, and surgical critical care.
Clinical Burn Fellows generally work with three to four residents from both military and civilian training programs.
The fellowship also offers the physician opportunities to excel in teaching and research. Eligible candidates include those with an MD or DO degree, at least 2 years of prior clinical training in surgery, and a medical license from any of the US state medical licensing boards.
The position is salaried at $45,000 per year. This fellowship is currently not approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Graduate Medical Education.
A diploma and a letter of completion are provided to those who successfully complete the program.
Interested candidates should provide a current curriculum vitae via e-mail or mail a hard copy to the following:
3698 Chambers Pass, Building 3611
Applications are now being accepted from individuals with current US licenses.

Genitourinary Trauma Symposium

GU Symposium RCDM Jul 14

Sunday, 6 July 2021

Breast Reconstruction Surgery Cadaveric Training Day - Glasgow

Course Dates:     17th September 2014

Closing Date:      29th August 2014

Venue:                 Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre (CASC)
                             Thomson Building
                              University of Glasgow
                              G12 8QQ

This course will be run by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and held in the state-of-the-art Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre (CASC).  The course is suitable for all surgical trainees with an interest in Breast Surgery.  Tutors are all experienced Consultant Surgeons with 4:1 participant/faculty ratio.  Maximum of 4 delegates per cadaver. 

The course will provide hands on experience using fresh/frozen cadaveric.  The programme will include:

·       Skin sparing mastectomy
·       Implant based breast reconstruction (including device assisted)
·       Axillary node dissection
·       Latissimus dorsi flap breast reconstruction

RCPSG Fellow/Member Fee  -  £150
Full fee  -  £195

Book online at:

For further information contact:

Joanne Woollard
Supervisor, Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Telephone:   0141 330 2063 / 07824 632361

Flier Breast Reconstruction Surgery Training Day EMAIL VERSION