Friday, 23 October 2021

PLASTA Golden Scalpel Trainer Award

Having an excellent trainer makes an invaluable difference to us as trainees. An excellent trainer may make that difference between passing an exam, becoming a successful fellow or consultant or just being a happy, confident trainee that excels.

As trainees we are extremely grateful for such training and such trainers.

PLASTA now feel it is time that this is  acknowledged and rewarded. 

We therefore would like to introduce the PLASTA Golden Scalpel Trainer Award.

This will be awarded  at the PLASTA AGM at BAPRAS on Thursday the 26th of November.

Please do get involved and nominate an excellent trainer.

The process is as follows :

1. Nominations for the PLASTA Golden Scalpel Award is now open - to nominate a trainer please emil us by clicking here with a brief summary (up to 500 words) on why you think your trainer should be awarded. The closing date will be the 1st of November.
2. All nominations will be judged independently by the PLASTA Committee and given a score out of 5.
3. The top 3 nominations will then be put to vote by all our membership - you.
4. The winner being awarded at the PLASTA AGM on Thursday the 26th of November. The trainee / group of trainees responsible for nomination will also be given a certificate of excellence towards training.
We look forward to your nominations, seeing you at BAPRAS and especially at the PLASTA AGM meeting on the 26th of November at 13.10.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thursday, 22 October 2021

Hand Surgery Fellow, Great Ormond St

Hand Fellow in Congenital Hand Surgery (Equivalent of Specialist Trainee 5+) 

6 month posts: 1st April 2016 - 30th September 2016, and 1st October 2016 - 31st March 2017.

The hospital provides a comprehensive range of paediatric specialties at tertiary care level. In association with the Institute of Child Health there are opportunities for research, training and development in all aspects of health & disease in children.

The post is open to trainees who have completed 4 years of a Specialist Training Programme in Plastic, Orthopaedic, or Hand Surgery. If you hold a National/Visiting Training Number (NTN/VTN), you will need the written agreement of your Postgraduate Dean to bring your training number with you. The Postgraduate Dean confirms that this placement and / or programme has the required educational and Dean’s approval in plastic surgery.

Closing date 22/11/2021

See here for full details

SHO vacancy, Great Ormond St Hospital

Trust Fellow In Surgery (CT1-2/ST1-3)
1 year posts to include Ear Nose & Throat Surgery and Plastic Surgery
Ref Number: 271-S-6919.v3

These posts are ideal for post-core trainees, and offer exposure to the full range of paediatric Plastic surgical and ENT subspecialties. There is also significant scope for research, if interested.

Post runs from ASAP - 4 October 2021

See here for full details.

Friday, 16 October 2021

Imperial FRCS(plast) exam course


v Intensive 1-day course for candidates sitting the FRCS (plast) exam.
v Interactive lectures
 v Individual one to one viva practice in front of examiners and peers
 v Individual feedback at the end of the course

To be held on the 29 th January 2016 at the Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London

Cost - £145 Early Bird, £160 from 05th January 2016

For further details on course and booking please contact:
PLASTA Events and Sponsorship

PLASTA President

Tuesday, 6 October 2021

“3-days for £350” Microsurgery Course

“3-days for £350” Microsurgery Course
Microsurgery Simulation Suite Bradford Royal Infirmary
Jan 26th - 28th, 2016 (3 days)

Who is the course aimed at?
- trainees with little, or no, previous experience in microsurgery
- also suitable as a refresher course for more senior trainees

What does the course include?
-a 3-day course using avian tissue and “Flow Simulation Tech”.
-the Course is held using state of the art teaching microscopes in the purpose built Microsurgical Simulation Suite at the BRI.
- Consultant-supervised, bespoke practical sessions covering:
o Basics of Microsurgery Technique
o Vessel Anastomosis
• end to end
• end to side
• interpositional vein graft
o Free Tissue Transfer
o Nerve Coaptation
• primary nerve repair
• interpositional nerve graft
21 CME points(BAPRAS)

Course Director
S Majumder Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Course Conveners
S Jivan Consultant Plastic Surgeon
R Pinder Consultant Plastic Surgeon
A Williams Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Faculty : Delegate ratio of 1:2
Course Dinner (included in course fee)
The course dinner is an essential part of the experience, providing an invaluable opportunity for faculty and delegates to engage in an informal setting.

The Course comprises predominantly of practical sessions. The practical sessions are complemented by short, consultant-delivered lectures on relevant topics (<1hr total lecture time for the entire 3-day course).