About this event

  • Date and time Wed 24 Jun 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:10pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Head and neck reconstruction presents with unique functional and aesthetic challenges. Advances in surgical techniques have resulted in improved treatment options and outcomes for patients.

This webinar shall help participants gain a better understanding of reconstructive aims and the available options for soft and hard tissue defects of the head and neck. Case based examples shall be used to display the concepts and provide useful tips.

During this webinar you will:

  • Understand basic principles and challenges of head and neck reconstruction.
  • Define sub-site specific reconstructive aims
  • Understand criteria for selection of ideal free tissue transfer.
  • Become familiar with contemporary reconstructive options, technological advances and trends in the management of these patients.

Overall, this webinar will promote an understanding of the challenges of head and neck reconstruction and discuss the various contemporary management strategies.

A certificate of attendance and CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live. 

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

Key speakers

Mr Rahul Jayaram

Consultant Maxillofacial Head and Neck Surgeon, St George's University Hospitals NHS Trust and Epsom St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Mr Rahul Jayaram is a Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon with a sub-speciality interest in Head and Neck Cancer, based at St George's Hospital, London and Epsom and St Helier Hospitals, Surrey. He is qualified in both Medicine and Dentistry, winning several academic awards and distinctions during his training. His specialist training was based at St George’s, Guys' and King's College Hospitals in London. Following completion of specialist training and achievement of the FRCS (OMFS) he embarked on overseas fellowships in Hamburg and Sydney. He was awarded the prestigious British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists BAHNO and the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons BAOMS travel awards for a visiting fellowship in Trans Oral Robotic Surgery in Hamburg, Germany. Rahul then undertook the prestigious Chris O’Brien Fellowship at the world class Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Institute. His Fellowship in Australia provided an excellent experience in ablative head and neck cancer and microvascular reconstructive surgery, advanced and contemporary techniques of free tissue transfers, computer aided reconstruction design and virtual surgical planning, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, transoral robotic surgery, dynamic facial reanimation techniques for facial palsy and salivary gland surgery.

Mr Jayaram is a core member of the South West London Head and Neck Cancer network. He is also a core member and clinical lead for the Skin Cancer Multidisciplinary team at Epsom and St Helier Hospitals. He has widely published and presented at both national and international meetings. His clinical and research interests include virtual surgical planning and patient specific reconstruction, structural fat grafting, Transoral robotic surgery and dynamic facial reanimation.


Rahul is an enthusiastic trainer and an Educational Supervisor for Specialty trainees in South West London. And a joint education lead for Maxillofacial higher trainees in London. He is involved with Medical students teaching and has been an examiner for both Imperial College London and Kings College London Medical Schools. He is a faculty member at various national and International courses and meetings. Mr Jayaram is the Specialty advisor for the Royal College of Surgeons of England Maxillofacial Surgery Update series and member of the International collaboration committee of the British Association of Head and Neck Oncology BAHNO. He is a member of Council, Oral and Maxillofacial Section of the Royal Society of Medicine.


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Welcome and introduction

Mr Mehmet Manisali, President, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Mr Rahul Jayaram, Consultant, Maxillofacial Head and Neck Surgeon, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Trust, and Consultant Maxillofacial Head and Neck Surgeon Clinical Lead, Skin Cancer Services, Epsom St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Question and answer session
Close of meeting



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