Saturday, 29 January 2011

eLPRAS: back from the dead

Good news! e-Learning for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (eLPRAS) is back in the pipeline, albeit in a 'credit crunch' version.

The curriculum has eight topic areas:
1. General principles
2. Surgical principles
3. Head and neck
4. Congenital head, neck and skin
5. Upper limb
6. Breast and chest
7. Lower limb
8. Burns

The first batch of ten topics will be released soon. The turn around times are short and so you will need to be able to commit to producing the content over a 6 week period.

If you are a consultant or trainee interested in contributing contact Mrs Sarah A. Pape, Clinical Lead, with details of your current position, grade/CCT date, and Deanery.

eLPRAS email: elpras.project@googlemail.com

Thursday, 20 January 2011

"Hands" exhibition on at the Wellcome Collection

I grabbed a quick bite to eat in the Wellcome Collection cafe and noticed the Lightbox gallery currently has a "Hands" exhibition on. It is small but worth a quick wander around.

There are a number of images related to hands and their place in history of medicine. Pictures ranged from a healer delivering 'animal magnetism' with their hands, to Dupuytren's contracture.

Place: Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE
Closes: Mid-February 2011

Image: Valentine Greatrakes, an Irish faith-healer who claimed to cure scrofula or 'the kings evil' just by laying his hands on the patient.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Bionic reconstruction of the upper extremity

The Royal Society of Medicine is following up the interesting talk on the first full face transplant with 'Bionic reconstruction of the upper extremity'.

The speaker is Dr Oskar C. Aszmann, Director of the Center for Extremity Reconstruction and Rehabilitation, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Medical University of Vienna, Austria.


Date: Tuesday 8th February 2011 at 7 pm.
Venue: RSM, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

Register here.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

CME: Skin grafts and local flaps

There is a great CME article in the latest PRS on skin grafts and local flaps. It includes links to various videos showing how to harvest and use the flaps.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Face Transplants: The Inside Story

'Face transplants' is the topic of the first meeting of 2011 for the Plastic Surgery Section of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM).

The Section is fortunate to have Dr Joan P. Barret speaking on his experience of leading the team that performed the first full face transplant.

Date: Tuesday 11 January 2011 at 7 pm.
Venue: RSM, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

Register here.