Salvage surgery: Innovations in managing complex wounds and challenging clinical scenarios


Wednesday 18 April 2018


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Plastic Surgery Section


6 CPD Points

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about this event

the training gap

This unique meeting will showcase the latest innovations in techniques and therapies for complex wound management for clinical use. Filling a much-needed information void, join experts whilst they discuss the role of multi-specialty management of complex wounds and challenging clinical scenarios.

you'll learn about

  • Wound therapy innovations
  • Complex wound management
  • Multidisciplinary working in the field
  • Salvage strategies for 2018

key media

House of Lords - Short debate: Improving the standard of wound care in the NHS
Wednesday 22 November 2017


bursary places for nurses, students and trainees

The Plastic Surgery Section are offering a limited number of bursary places to attend this meeting for nurses, students and trainees. To apply please send an email to detailing why this meeting would benefit you in no more than 200 words with the following information:

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We would like to express our sincere appreciation to our headline sponsor KCI for their support of this meeting. We would like to thank our exhibitors: Avita Medical and Natrox Oxygen Wound Therapy. Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.

*Following registration you will be contacted appropriately by email with; your booking confirmation, feedback survey and attendance certificate. For full details of the RSM privacy policy, click here. Programme subject to change.


8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.00 am


Mr Ibby Younis, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and President of Plastic Surgery Section, Royal Society of Medicine


9.10 am

The growing challenge of wound care in the NHS and national strategy for improvement

The Right Hon. the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath PC OBE, Opposition Spokesperson on Health, Higher Education and Cabinet Office

9.30 am

The economic burden of wounds on the NHS

Professor Julian Guest, Health Economist, Catalyst Consultants, Rickmansworth

10.00 am

The wound healing MDT – who is in charge?

Professor Keith Harding, Dean of Clinical Innovation, Head of Wound Healing Research Unit, Cardiff University


10.30 am

The genetics and cell biology of wound inflammation and modulating the inflammatory response to prevent fibrosis

Professor Paul Martin, Cell Biology, University Bristol, UK

10.50 am

Antimicrobials and biofilm in complex wounds and salvage situations

Dr Vanya Gant, Consultant Microbiologist, University College Hospital

11.10 am

Tea and coffee break


11.30 am

Advances with negative pressure wound therapy and instillation

Dr Ronald Silverman, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine

12.00 pm

Pressure sores – key steps to prevention – the nursing perspective

Ms Jennie Hall, Programme Manager, Stop the Pressure

12.20 pm

Lower limb ulceration – how to avoid

Professor Luca Dalla Paola, Professor, Ferrara University School of Medicine and Chairman, Diabetic Foot Department, Maria Cecilia Hospital GVM Care and Research, Italy

12.40 pm


What's new

1.40 pm

The latest news on epidermal grafting

Professor Ash Mosahebi, Consultant Plastic Surgeon

2.00 pm

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment and chronic wounds – does it have a place

Dr Oliver Firth, Diving and Hyperbaric Physician and Medical Director of London Diving Chamber

2.20 pm

Whats new and exciting in wound care – biological dressings?

Professor Keith Harding, Dean of Clinical Innovation, Head of Wound Healing Research Unit, Cardiff University

Salvaging of implants

2.40 pm

Salvage of infected breast implants in breast reconstruction – is it possible?

Mr Ibby Younis, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and President, Plastic Surgery Section, Royal Society of Medicine

3.00 pm

Salvaging vascular grafts – a new technique

Dr Hanna Kaufman, Orthopaedic Surgeon

3.20 pm

Tea and coffee break

Salvage of parts

3.40 pm

Surgical approach to diabetic foot disease

Professor Luca Dalla Paola

4.00 pm

Osteomyelitis – have we found a way to win?

Mr James Youngman, Consultant Orthopeadic Surgeon, London, UK

4.20 pm

Limb salvage: The role of podiatry

Mr Paul Chadwick, Clinical Director, The College of Podiatrists

4.40 pm

Closing remarks

Mr Ibby Younis

4.45 pm

Close of meeting

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For information on this event, contact Debbie FennerTel: 02072903856 Email: arrow