About this event

  • Date and time Sat 30 Nov 2019 from 8:30am to 30 Nov 2019 at 5:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Plastic Surgery

At this year's Undergraduate Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Conference, learn about the core aspects of plastic surgery, get career advice from top specialists and improve your surgical skills in plastic surgery techniques by taking part in practical workshops.

Many medical schools in the United Kingdom offer little exposure to the specialist field of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery; however, It is one of the fastest growing specialties, with principles and concepts that can be applied across the breadth of surgery.

Almost every surgeon will come into contact with this specialty at some point during their career.

Entering its 12th successful year, the conference aims to introduce and teach students and junior doctors the key components of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.

UPRAS has a programme that has been constructed in conjunction with, and delivered by, some of the most prominent consultant plastic surgeons and trainees in the country.

Topics covered:

  • Know about core aspects of plastic surgery
  • Be able to carry out plastic surgical skills in suturing, local flaps, tendon repair and vascular anastomosis
  • Guidance on the plastic surgery training pathway

For delegates attending the lectures only, the programme finishes at 1.30pm with lunch. Please feel free to network over the refreshments.


We would like to thank our exhibitor(s):

Excell Associates Ltd and Xiros Ltd

Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.

Key speakers

Professor Ash Mosahebi

Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital


Speaker's biography

An excellent technical surgeon and prominent academic in plastic surgical research, Mr Mosahebi interests include complex microsurgical reconstruction post cancer, and trauma and injuries. He also deals with all aspects of cosmetic surgery. He is actively involved in research as well as being the deputy editor of British Plastic Surgery Journal (JPRAS) and on the editorial board of American Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Mr Naveen Cavale

Consultant Plastic Surgeon at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - Innovative surgeon and President of Plastic Surgery Section of RSM

Speaker's biography

Mr. Naveen Cavale is a fully qualified and fully accredited UK Plastic Surgeon who graduated from University College London and the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. He has an NHS Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery practice in King’s College Hospital, as well as a Private Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery practice in Chelsea and The Shard. He is registered on the General Medical Council (GMC) – the equivalent of ‘board certified’ in the USA, and the President of Plastic Surgery Section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

In addition to reconstructive surgery, Mr Cavale specialises in breast surgery (enhancements and reductions), rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty (corrective eyelid surgery) and prominent ear correction.

Mr Jorge Leon-Villapalos

Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Chelsea and Westminster hospital

Speaker's biography

Esteemed burns surgeon and charismatic speaker, Dr Jorge Leon-Villapalos is the Paediatric Lead Clinician of the Burns Unit. Prior to this, Dr Leon-Villapalos was Consultant in Plastic Surgery and Burns at the St Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns in Chelmsford, Essex. This unit, part of the London and South East of England Burn Network, is also one of the leading Burns Units in the country. He was also a Fellow in Adult and Paediatric Burns and Adult and Paediatric Burns Intensive Care at the Shriners Hospital for Burned Children in Galveston, Texas, USA which is one of the busiest and most recognised paediatric burns units in the world. Dr Leon-Villapalos specialises in Burns Surgery and other conditions with extensive skin loss and necrosis such as necrotizing fasciitis, meningococcal septicaemia, and toxic epidermal necrolysis. He also specialises in General Plastic Surgery and the reconstruction and management of scars of all aetiologies. Dr Leon-Villapalos regularly teaches. He is Instructor for the Emergency Management of Severe Burns courses, the only recognised courses in the UK for acute management of burn injuries, and he also teaches burns care for allied health and other professionals such as the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade. Dr Leon-Villapalos has presented at national and international burns conferences and has published in the Burns and Plastic Surgery literature.


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction to UPRAS

Mr Naveen Cavale, President of Plastic Surgery Section, RSM, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Acute management of burns

Mr Jorge Leon-Villapalos, Consultant in Plastic Surgery and Burns, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The life of a skin cancer surgeon

Mrs Jenny Geh, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Skin Oncology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust 

How to secure a plastic surgery training number

Miss Sarah-Jayne Edmondson, Plastic Surgery Registrar, Specialty Trainee Year 7, London Deanery, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Tea and coffee break
Case presentations
Paediatric plastics and training abroad

Mr Simon Filson, Paediatric Plastic Surgeon, Evelina Hospital

What makes a good plastic surgeon?

Mr Simon Wood, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Research in plastic surgery

Professor Ash Mosahebi, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Lunch and poster exhibition
Practical sessions
Tendon repair
Basic suturing
Vascular anastomosis
Local flaps
Close of meeting


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