About this event

  • Date and time Sat 27 Apr 2019 from 8:30am to 5:15pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

After another successful undergraduate oral and maxillofacial surgery conference (UMAX) in 2018, the Royal Society of Medicine will be running it again to continue promoting the specialty as a post-graduate career option for aspiring surgeons.

By attending this event you will learn from consultant surgeons and incumbent trainees as you network on the day. Participate in the UMAX lectures and workshops, given by senior consultants of leading hospitals, and get hands-on with highly interactive and practical problem-based learning sessions run by senior clinical trainees.

At the end of the meeting you will be able to:

  • Understand the role of oral and maxillofacial surgery in the wider field of medicine and surgery.
  • Achieve basic competency and understanding in the assessment of the more common maxillofacial presentations.
  • Gain a greater appreciation of the scope of practice of oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
  • Develop basic surgical skills such as suturing at depth and performing basic local flaps.
  • Appreciate the wider interdisciplinary work that the specialty does bridging the gap across the various head and neck specialties as well as between dentistry and medicine

If you are a BAOMS member, use the voucher code baoms20 to get a £20 discount. Please note proof of BAOMS membership will be required on the day. Should you not have this to hand you will be required to pay the outstanding balance.

UMAX Prize (Essay and Poster prize)


  • First prize: £50 for each (poster and essay)

Submission deadline

Friday 29 March 2019

Open to

All trainees without dual qualification including undergraduate, singly-qualified and second degree medical and dental students.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract on a topic relating to oral and maxillofacial surgery. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their work at an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery meeting.

Apply here for Essay

Apply here for poster


View the programme

Session one

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Mr Andrew Hobkirk, Specialist Registrar, Aintree University Hospital

Maxillofacial trauma

Mr Andrew Hobkirk, Specialist Registrar, Aintree University Hospital

Research in OMFS

Iain Hutchison

Tea and coffee break with poster viewing

Session two


Mr Bhavin Visavadia, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and Clinical Director, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust


Oral prize presentation one
Oral prize presentation two
Oral prize presentation three
Women in OMFS

Zarina Shaikh, Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon at The Royal Cornwall Hospital


Session three: Workshops

Each workshop is 50 minutes

Workshop 1. Suturing/local flaps
Workshop 2. CV clinic
Tea and coffee break
Workshop 3. Plating

Session four

Oral and poster presentation winners

Mr Andrew Hobkirk, Specialist Registrar, Aintree University Hospital

Close of meeting

Evaluations surveys will be sent via email and certificates of attendance can be found in the ‘My Account' area on the RSM website.



Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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