Sunday, 11 August 2013

RSTN Trials Day 2013

The Reconstructive Surgery Trials Day is fast approaching. It is FREE to attend and promises to be an interactive and informative day. Tickets are limited. Use the booking form below to sign-up.
The day is aimed at any level of clinician interested in or involved in clinical trials, from undergraduate to consultant. The afternoon includes FREE Good Clinical Practice training.
Everyone involved in the conduct of clinical research must complete GCP training so that they are prepared for their duties. This is stated in the Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care 2005. Being involved in clinical research and trials is increasingly seen as a core part of training and vital to practice as an NHS consultant.
Certificates will be issued for both attendance and for the Good Clinical Practice training. CPD points are pending.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

UCL MSc course in burns, plastic and reconstructive surgery

Applications are open for the new MSc in burns, plastic and reconstructive surgery at UCL.

Further details are available from the website.

"This new programme aims to impart a core Knowledge and understanding of burns, plastic and reconstructive surgery techniques, and to equip healthcare professionals and scientists with the research techniques and translational tools necessary for research in this expanding field.

Students will acquire both scientific and clinical research skills in plastic and reconstructive surgery, develop the necessary transferable skills (laboratory, critical, synthetic), and learn an appreciation of the needs and requirements of patients requiring this speciality."

Wexham Park Viva Course in Plastic Surgery 2013

The one day Wexham Park Viva Course in Plastic Surgery is on Saturday 10th August 2013. There are a few places left so do not delay signing up!

"The recently updated Wexham Park Viva course now comprises key sub-speciality lectures in topics that commonly hinder exam success. Given by the invited specialist faculty, these lectures highlight the expected breadth and level of knowledge required in the viva exam. As before, the course provides a valuable opportunity to practice viva technique, receive feedback and improve performance amongst your peers."

The course is aimed at FRCS(Plast) and EBOPRAS exam candidates who should be widely read of the FRCS(Plast) and/or EBOPRAS syllabus.

It costs £195 for the day. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To apply please go to the website: or email: for an application form.

Confirmation of place will be made upon receipt of the course fee and completed application form. Preference will be given to those taking the exam soon.

The venue is the The John Lister Postgraduate Medical Centre, Wexham Park Hospital Wexham Street Berks SL2 4HL.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Birmingham Burn Congress 14 and 15 June 2013

Registration for Burn Scarring: The next five years, to be held at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 June 2013 is open until Sunday 9 June.

This year’s congress will take an exciting new direction with a focus on burn scarring and current research in this field. The programme will explore all aspects of scarring from injury to recovery. At what point in the patient journey can scarring be modulated, or even prevented? Participants will have the opportunity to learn, question and discuss topics of interest with a large and eminent faculty of burns experts and researchers. Read the list of speakers on our website and it is essentially a ‘Who’s Who’ of burn care and research in the 21st Century. Once again the congress will have new and innovative features, including ‘poster mania’.

To register simply visit our website and follow the links.

For further information, please visit our website or contact on or by phone on 07798 525296.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network (RSTN)

The RSTN is now up and running. Check out the website for information about current trials and how to get involved.

There is currently a competition for a Cochrane review title for dermal fillers. Deadline is later this week.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

RSM Plastic Surgery Section

Royal Society of Medicine Plastic Surgery Section meetings for the rest of the year:

Meetings start at 1900 in Max Rayne Lecture Theatre.

16 April  Chest deformity and reconstruction

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

ISCP app

The ISCP has released an iPhone app so that you can add evidence on the go. Search 'ISCP' in the iTunes App Store.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Unwrapping the plastic surgery number

0900 - 1300 on Saturday 11th May 2013 at Birbeck.
Contact to register.

Basic Microsurgery Course at MASH

The Academic Plastic Surgery Group at Barts and the London have released dates for their competency based Basic Microsurgery Course.

April 15th-19th 2013
May 27th-31st 2013
June 25th-29th 2013

For registration and further information checkout the website.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

My New Hand

The BBC documentary "My New Hand" detailing the first UK hand transplant is available on iPlayer to watch.

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Doctors' Orchestra concert

The Doctors' Orchestra has a concert on Monday 4th March at Cadogan Hall. Funds raised will go to Freedom from Torture.

It promises to be an excellent night with works inspired by Shakespeare and Byron during the first half along with violist Philip Dukes for a performance of Berlioz’s Harold in Italy. The second half of the concert is given over to Elgar’s Enigma Variations.

Come and support the plastic surgeons playing!