Monday, 22 November 2010

SurgyTec 'sharing surgical know how'

I have recently come across this website. Clearly not the first as there are well over 100 UK plastic surgeons signed up.

It has a small and eclectic selection of videos and case reports related to plastic surgery.

Overall the website is well designed and fully functional but the content available for plastic surgeons is disappointing. This probably explains the invitation to submit content on the back of a recent article I published in JPRAS.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Postgraduate Diploma in Aesthetic Surgery

At the Pan Thames training day last week Simon Myers spoke about academic plastic surgery as well as the Postgraduate Diploma in Aesthetic Surgery that he organises at Barts and The London.

The course is proving very popular. More information  can be found here.

The other news was that his microsurgery simulation lab has been installed and should be up and running at the start of next year. He is interested on hearing from trainees about how they would like to use it.

Image: Barts and The London has undergone considerable redevelopment and is known for a number of avant garde architectural projects, one of which is the Centre for the Cell (above).

Surgery of the Soul: Reflections on a Curious Career

Surgery of the Soul is an inspiring read.

Joseph E. Murray had an incredible career. He performed the first human kidney transplant in 1954 and went on to pioneer the field of craniofacial surgery. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1990 for organ transplantation.

He uses clinical cases to illustrate his many contributions to transplantation and plastic surgery. At the same time he interweaves these events with his personal story and family life.