About this event

  • Date and time Sat 23 Apr 2022 from 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The Royal Society of Medicine UMAX 2022 conference showcases Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as a speciality and as a postgraduate career choice. The day brings together aspiring surgeons, trainees and senior consultants for interactive lectures, hands-on workshops, problem-based learning, virtual reality simulation and networking. Now in its twelfth year, UMAX is the leading OMFS undergraduate conference and we look forward to welcoming you to the RSM.

This in-person meeting aims to introduce delegates to key areas of oral and maxillofacial surgery such as maxillofacial trauma, head and neck reconstruction, and cleft lip and palate.

At the end of the meeting you will:

  • Understand the training pathways in OMFS and how to successfully navigate them
  • Appreciate the broad scope of the speciality and how it integrates with other medical, dental and surgical specialties
  • Describe the presentation and initial management of some common OMFS conditions
  • Develop basic surgical skills with small groups and consultant-led training

The morning will focus on interactive lectures on key areas such as maxillofacial trauma, head and neck reconstruction, and cleft lip and palate. The afternoon will provide a series of workshops covering topics such as suturingvirtual surgical planningCV clinic and the principles of fixation and plating.

This conference will introduce students as well as junior doctors and dentists to some of the core topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 

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Key speakers

Professor Simon Holmes

Lead Cranio-Facial Trauma Surgeon, Barts Health

Speaker's biography

Simon is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal London Hospital with a practice exclusively dedicated to managing Craniofacial trauma. He led to the development of the Craniofacial MDT in partnership with allied clinical specialties. He had popularised the extended management of major craniofacial trauma patterns since his appointment in 2003.  He designed, wrote and implemented the distance learning MSc in Craniofacial Trauma and Reconstruction at Queen Mary University of London, and has edited with Mike Perry two major textbooks, one on the management of acute craniofacial trauma – which won ‘best surgical textbook’ in 2014 in the BMJ awards, and the second on revision trauma was published this year. He has been specialty lead for BAOMS in trauma and has published widely in scientific journals and delivered invited keynote presentations internationally. He is Professor of Craniofacial Traumatology at QMUL.

Miss Kanwalraj Moar

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Cleft Surgeon and Divisional Director Women’s and Children’s Services, Cambridge University Hospitals

Speaker's biography

Kanwalraj Moar is a Divisional Director at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and a Consultant Maxillofacial and Cleft Surgeon for Cleft Net East, having previously been Clinical Lead. She is dually qualified in medicine and dentistry and a graduate of the Nye-Bevin Leadership training programme (NHS Leadership Academy). She undertook Higher Speciality Training in Liverpool, followed by a TIG Aesthetic Fellowship in Mersey and TIG Fellowship in Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery in both the Northern & Yorkshire, and South Thames Cleft Services. She is on the Panel of Question Writers for the FRCS(OMFS) exit exam and is an AES in her local deanery. Being involved in management and clinical delivery has provided Kanwalraj with a first-hand insight into the challenges faced at both individual clinician- and hospital-based levels during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Miss Zarina Shaikh

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Professor Jagtar Dhanda

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Head and Neck Consultant Surgeon, Queen Victoria Hospital and Clinical Reader, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Speaker's biography

Triple qualified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with research interest in head and neck cancer, head and neck reconstruction and founder and clinical lead of virtual reality in medicine and surgery.

Agenda

View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Mr Andrew Hobkirk, President, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

Trauma

Professor Simon Holmes, Lead Cranio-Facial Trauma Surgeon, Barts Health

Questions and answers
Head and neck reconstructive surgery

Mr Rahul Jayaram, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, St George’s University Hospitals

Question and aswers
Tea and coffee break

Cleft

Miss Kanwalraj Moar, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Cleft Surgeon and Divisional Director Women’s and Children’s Services, Cambridge University Hospitals

Questions and answers
Inclusivity and the training pathway

Miss Zarina Shaikh, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Questions and answers
Lunch

Introduction to afternoon session
Workshops
Plating

Mr Andrew Hobkirk

3D Surgical planning and virtual reality surgery

Mr Jagtar Dhanda, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Head and Neck Consultant Surgeon, Queen Victoria Hospital and Clinical Reader, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Suturing

To be confirmed

CV clinic
Workshop rotation one
Workshop rotation two
Break
Workshop rotation three
Workshop rotation four
Closing remarks

Location

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

Prizes:

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Section: UMAX Poster Prize

Prize: 

1 year's RSM membership

Open to: 

All trainees without dual qualification including undergraduate students as well as singly-qualified and second degree medical and dental students
 
Meeting: 

Saturday 23 April 2022

Deadline: 

Saturday 26 February 2022

Application Guidelines:

Abstracts of no more than 250 words are invited on any topic relating to Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for poster presentation at the UMAX meeting

Submit here
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