About this event

  • Date and time Wed 30 Sep 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

This is the second part of the 'Updates in' series by the RSM Oral and Maxillofacial Section. These webinars will be a deep dive into different sections of Maxillofacial surgery to find out what's new. 

Female feminisation surgery is a niche area within maxillofacial surgery which is generally poorly understood. But it is also an area that is growing within the population by approximately 10-15% each year. 

This webinar will explore the differences between the male and female face and experts will share techniques for feminising the face. Participants will be able to describe the history of female feminisation surgery and gain key insight into this specialty area of maxillofacial surgery. 

During this webinar you will:

  • Be able to describe the patient pathway
  • Understand male and female facial characteristics with respect to the facial thirds
  • Describe techniques available for feminisation and discuss possible complications
  • Review cases and suggest appropriate techniques to feminise the face

This webinar is ideal for those with an interest in facial feminisation surgery, the oral and maxillofacial specialty, or anyone who is interested in this particular topic looking to explore the options further.

A certificate of attendance and CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit(s) per webinar of this series will be issued to those joining the webinars live. Certificates of attendance for CPD will be automatically issued after 7 days, but only where a delegate watches the webinar live in its entirety. 

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We would like to thank our knowledge partner DePuy Synthes for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

Key speakers

Miss Helen Witherow

Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, St George’s University Hospital and NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Miss Helen Witherow is a senior member of the Cranio-Maxillofacial team at St George’s Hospital, which is a Level 1 Trauma Unit and one of the largest teaching hospitals in London. After studying Dentistry at University of Birmingham, Medicine at Bristol Medical School and completing maxillofacial surgery training, she undertook at fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. Her areas of specialization include facial and craniofacial deformity, skull base access, and facial feminization. She is part of the Transgender team at Parkside Hospital. Dr Witherow works with the charity Facing The World, which provides craniofacial surgery for congenital and acquired disorders, both working in Vietnam and in providing fellowships in London for doctors from Vietnam.


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Welcome and introduction

Mr Jahrad Haq, President-Elect, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Miss Caroline Mills, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Miss Helen Witherow, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, St George’s University Hospital and NHS Trust

Question and answer session
Close of meeting




Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

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.

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