Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Dr Joseph E. Murray

Dr Joseph E. Murray, plastic surgeon and Nobel laureate, sadly passed away yesterday. He was a pioneering surgeon scientist, who performed the first renal transplantation. His autobiography is well worth reading.

See the obituaries in the Telegraph and New York Times.




Saturday, 24 November 2012

Reconstructive Trauma Surgery Interface Fellowship

Last week BMJ careers had a course review of the reconstructive trauma surgery interface fellowship - read it here.

There are a number of different interface fellowships available for senior trainees. The Severn Deanery administers them and has a website with all the details here.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Archives of Plastic Surgery


The official journal of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons has had a big year.

In 2012 it became the "Archives of Plastic Surgery", changed languages from Korean to English, and is now indexed in PubMed.

It is looking to join ten other plastics journals as a Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI[E]) journal. The current journals in the list are below (impact factor in brackets).

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (3.382)
Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery (1.646)
Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (1.494)
Clinics in Plastic Surgery (1.422)
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (1.407)
Annals of Plastic Surgery (1.318)
Facial Plastic Surgery (0.963)
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (0.691)
Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery (0.179)
Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery (0.017)

There are many other plastic surgery journals, check them out here.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

RSM: Separating siamese twins


The Plastic Surgery Section of the Royal Society of Medicine has a great evening coming up on Tuesday 11th December.

Mr Edward Kiely will be talking about his experience of separating conjoined twins. A taster is below.

Usual rules apply: pre-register here, registration from 1830, starts 1900.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Royal Marsden Surgical Lecture Series

The Royal Marsden has a Surgical Lecture Series co-ordinated by Aadil Khan, a plastics trainee at the ICR. The programme for the rest of this academic year is below.

The talks start at 1800 at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham Road. Open to surgeons.


Tuesday 4th December  
Mr Andrew Hayes, The Royal Marsden Hospital 
“Isolated limb perfusion for advanced limb malignancies: past successes and new strategies for the 21st century”

Tuesday 8th January
Mr Richard Shaw, Merseyside Regional Cancer Centre 
“Surgical research is the art of controlling your environment (…adapted from Hunter S Thompson)”

Tuesday 5th February  
Mr Reza Mirnezami, Imperial College, London
“Multi-axis metabolic phenotyping of colorectal cancer”

Tuesday 5th March  
Mr Kunal Shetty, Imperial College, London
“Neuroergonomics in minimally invasive surgery”

Tuesday 16th April
Mr Ramsey Cutress, University of Southampton 
Title TBC: Breast surgery

Tuesday 7th May  
Mr Enyi Ofo, King’s College, London
H&N cancer

Tuesday 4th June
Mr Paul Harris, The Royal Marsden Hospital
“Advanced microsurgical techniques in reconstructing oncological defects”

Tuesday 2nd June  
Mr Aadil Khan, ICR
“The radioprotection of composite tissue free flaps using ex vivo gene therapy”

Friday, 9 November 2012

UPRAS 2012

The 5th Annual Undergraduate Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Conference is on the weekend 1st/2nd December 2012.

The abstract submission is open and there are still tickets available here.

The programme has been updated from previous years and there is an optional Stryker Hand Fracture Course.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012