Saturday, 29 November 2021

Advances in facial reanimation | Wednesday 21 January 2022 - RSM

Meeting title: Advances in facial reanimation
Date: Wednesday 21 January 2022
Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London
8.30 am - 5.00 pm

The loss of facial muscle movements affects quality of life, facial form, appearance and function. The field of reanimative facial surgery has advanced considerably over the last 20 years with improved diagnostic and surgical techniques.

This meeting brings together leaders in the field of facial reanimation surgery from USA and Europe sharing their experiences, techniques and results.

Abstract deadline for the trainees' short papers session is Wednesday 10 December 2014.

Confirmed speakers
Professor Federico Biglioli, Consultant Maxillofacial and Reconstructive Surgeon, Milan, Italy
Dr Babak Azizzadeh, Otolaryngologist, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Centre for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery, Beverly Hills, USA
Mr Charles Nduka, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, West Sussex

MXF02 Poster

Monday, 24 November 2021

RCS Education Bursary

RCS Education Bursary

The College is committed to high quality surgical education and offers this bursary in order to promote accessibility to specialty skills training.

The bursary will provide up to £1,000 towards the course fees of an RCS Education course held at The Royal College of Surgeons of England. The range of courses includes:
  • Advanced Arthroscopic Knee
  • Advanced Skills in Breast Disease Management
  • Advanced Skills in Vascular Surgery
  • Amputations

Eligibility criteria
The award is open to Members and Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of England who are ST5 level or above and hold a national training number, or be working as an SAS doctor or post-CCT fellow.
Judging criteria
  • Accurate completion of the application form
  • Evidence that the course will contribute to their learning objectives for the academic year and will contribute substantially to the furtherance of their career
  • Academic achievements
  • Commitment to education or educational activities
  • Response to question

Closing date for applications, which can be downloaded here is Wednesday 17th December 2014.
If you require any further information please contact RCS Education or on 0207 869 6300.

Dr Atul Gawande - 2014 Reith Lectures

Dr Atul Gawande - 2014 Reith Lectures

Atul Gawande, MD, MPH is a practicing surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Professor at both the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School.
In his lecture series, The Future of Medicine, Dr Atul Gawande will examine the nature of progress and failure in medicine, a field defined by what he calls 'the messy intersection of science and human fallibility'.
Known for both his clear analysis and vivid storytelling, he will explore the growing importance of systems in medicine and argue that the future role of the medical profession in our lives should be bigger than simply assuring health and survival.

The 2014 Reith Lectures

The first lecture, Why do Doctors Fail?, will explore the nature of imperfection in medicine. In particular, Gawande will examine how much of failure in medicine remains due to ignorance (lack of knowledge) and how much is due to ineptitude (failure to use existing knowledge) and what that means for where medical progress will come from in the future.
In the second lecture, The Century of the System, Gawande will focus on the impact that the development of systems has had - and should have in the future - on medicine and overcoming failures of ineptitude. He will dissect systems of all kinds, from simple checklists to complex mechanisms of many parts. And he will argue for how they can be better designed to transform care from the richest parts of the world to the poorest.
The third lecture, The Problem of Hubris, will examine the great unfixable problems in life and healthcare - aging and death. Gawande will argue that the reluctance of society and medical institutions to recognise the limits of what professionals can do is producing widespread suffering. But research is revealing how this can change.
The fourth and final lecture, The Idea of Wellbeing, will argue that medicine must shift from a focus on health and survival to a focus on wellbeing - on protecting, insofar as possible, people’s abilities to pursue their highest priorities in life. And, as he will suggest from the story of his father’s life and death from cancer, those priorities are nearly always more complex than simply to live longer.

Thursday, 20 November 2021

Doctor's Updates - Abstract Submission Open

Abstract submission is now open for the Doctor's Updates meeting.
This meeting takes place in Val d'Isere in February.

(There is rumour there may be skiing involved also)

Submit abstracts at or to Ms. Joy Odili

Monday, 17 November 2021

Specialty Skills in Breast Surgery: Principles in Breast Reconstruction

Incorporating the principles of breast reconstruction and aesthetic breast evaluation, this course is designed to provide an introduction to the principles and practice of post mastectomy breast reconstruction surgery. The course is targeted at clinicians who wish to have a better understanding of breast aesthetics and decision-making in breast reconstruction techniques, and develop their skills in implant based reconstruction. The course is a practical hands-on course delivered by an experienced faculty of breast and plastic surgeons
This is a very popular course with a limit of 20 places. This course is usually fully booked, so please book early to avoid disappointment

12 - 13 March 2022 | London

The Royal College Of Surgeons Of England


Full Course Fee: £860.00 
RCS Members/Fellows: £774.00

Contact or 020 7869 6300
Application formRegister your interest


Day one
  • Breast and chest wall anatomy
  • How to perform breast assessment when considering breast reconstruction
  • Post mastectomy reconstruction - techniques, oncological factors and patient selection
  • Mastectomy for immediate reconstruction - tips and techniques, scar placement including nipple sparing mastectomy
  • Mastectomy for delayed breast reconstruction - tips and techniques, considerations in autologous breast reconstruction
  • A patient experience
  • Informing the patient - expectation vs. reality, how to do a reconstruction consultation
Day two
  • Implant characteristics and technologies
  • Perform a TE reconstruction on cadaveric tissue
  • Implant only reconstruction - patient selection and implant and instrument choices
  • Extending the role of implant based reconstruction- lower pole sling and acellular dermal sling assisted implant reconstruction
  • Cadaveric dissection for implant based reconstruction
  • Implant pitfalls and problems
  • Oncoplastic MDM: A collaborative approach

Course Director

Mr Richard Sutton
Consultant Breast Surgeon
Royal Bath Hospital

Mrs Isabella Karat
Consultant Breast Surgeon
Frimley Park Hospital

Thursday, 13 November 2021

Laing Essay Prize

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BAAPS Regional Aesthetic Training Day - Addenbrooks, December 1st

The Final BAAPS Regional Aesthetic Training day will be held in Cambridge on 1stDecember at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.  The topic is Facial Aesthetics.

Expect a full day with experts followed by a chance to do some mock vivas.  And it’s FREE!!!

Advance registration essential though - please email to confirm your place.

CME points will be awarded to delegates.

EURAPS - Abstract closing date December 1st!

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Sunday, 9 November 2021

Congress of World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Mumbai - March 2015


Monday, 3 November 2021

Craniofacial Fellowship - Dublin

The National Paediatric Craniofacial Centre, Dublin, Ireland seeks a suitably qualified senior plastic surgery trainee with an interest in craniofacial surgery for a fellowship based at the Children’s University Hospital Temple Street and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

This is, part clinical part research 1 - 2 year fellowship with an opportunity to complete a Masters in Science/ Masters in surgery higher degree through the RCSI.

Clinical (2.5 days)
The Clinical aspect of the fellowship will be based at the NPCC  (the only craniofacial centre in Ireland) based at the Children’s University Hospital Temple Street where we undertake all aspects of craniofacial surgery with up to 65 cranial vault procedures per year. It also includes commitments to the adult Mater Misericordiae University Hospital where adult craniofacial surgery including orthognathic surgery is undertaken.

Research (2.5 days)
The research will be coordinated by the Craniofacial Research Group (CRG) and based at the RCSI under the direction of Prof Fergal O’Brien of the Tissue Engineering Research Group (TERG). A significant research grant has been successfully awarded to the NPCC by the Children’s Fund For Health (CFFH) for the research into mechanotransduction properties of craniosynostotic cells. A pilot study and proof of concept has been concluded and the study protocol is ready for commencement. 

Expressions of interest are sought from senior plastic surgery trainees who are committed to a career in craniofacial surgery and are willing to be part of the wider plastic surgery service at the NPCC and MMUH adult hospitals for occasional on-call commitments.

Enquiries to
Mr. Dylan Murray
Lead Clinician
National Paediatric Craniofacial Centre
Children’s University Hospital Temple Street
Dublin 7

Email copy of CV to