About this event

  • Date and time Wed 28 Jul 2021 from 8:30am to 4:55pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Plastic Surgery

This event has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. You can still attend the webinar version here

This in-person event will provide an in-depth overview of the numerous applications of microsurgical techniques within the field of plastic surgery. Experts will cover a plethora of knowledge from teaching the basic concepts, to best practice in microsurgical hand, breast and head and neck reconstruction, and advanced refinements within extremity, breast and head and neck reconstruction.

Cannot attend in-person? You can book to attend this event online via our webinar enabling you to watch anywhere with a good internet connection. 

This event will deliver a multicentre experience of microsurgical techniques from a number of leading UK centres, including; Newcastle, Leeds, Oxford, Queen Victoria, Royal Free Hospital, and St George’s. 

You will also be provided with a unique opportunity to engage with experts in their field via panel discussions.

Event topics include: 

  • Best practice in microsurgical extremity reconstruction, breast and head and neck reconstruction
  • The promotion of interactive discussion and an understanding of the fundamental principles of microsurgical breast reconstruction
  • Tips and tricks on reducing complications and mitigating risks and the use of adjuncts in microvascular surgery

CPD learning applied. 

Invitation for abstracts

The RSM Plastic Surgery Section invites you to submit an abstract on the topic of "Out of the box or innovative microsurgery reconstructive solutions".

The abstract should be structured with an introduction, methods, results, and conclusion (maximum of 300 words).

Submission deadline: Wednesday 23 June 2021

Prize: RSM Certificate

Upon the council's review of the submissions, the authors of the three highest-scoring abstracts will be invited to give a five-minute oral presentation during the in-person event and will be given a certificate for this.

Please note: Only one presenter can present for each oral presentation. Shortlisted abstracts will be included in the event guide. Presenting authors of accepted abstracts must be registered to attend the in-person event.

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View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Mr Naveen Cavale, President, Plastic Surgery Section

Session one: Extremity reconstruction

Chaired by: Ms Lauren Uppal, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, St Thomas' Hospital


Mr Dariush Nikkhah, Consultant Plastic Surgeon , Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Microsurgical reconstruction of the thumb

Mr Mark Pickford, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Paediatric microsurgery

Ms Grainne Bourke, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK 

Lymphatic surgery

Mr Sinclair Gore, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
Free venous flaps - How I get them to work

Mr Jamil Moledina, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Spare parts reconstructive microsurgery: Revisiting the concepts of fillet flaps in lower limb reconstruction

Mr Georgios Pafitanis, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Royal London Hospital, UK

Fundamental principles of lower limb microsurgery

Mr Edmund Fitzgerald O’Connor, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital

Panel discussion

Session two: Breast and head and neck

Chaired by: Pari Mohanna, Consultant Plastic Surgeon


Mr Dariush Nikkhah, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, UK

The DIEP flap

Mr Martin Jones, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Thigh flaps (TUG, DUG, LUG)

Mr Adam Blackburn, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
Nasal reconstruction

Mr TC Teo, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Head and neck reconstruction

Mr George Orfaniotis, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, St Thomas' Hospital, London

Modern adjuncts to microsurgery

Mr Dan Saleh, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Panel discussion
Case presentations
Closing remarks
Completion of evaluation forms and close of meeting


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

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Online registration for this event will close at 12:00am on Tuesday 27 July 2021Late registrations will not be accepted. 

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

Due to current government guidelines there is limited audience capacity. If UK government guidelines and restrictions change, the format of this event will be updated to comply, and all delegates will be notified via email. 

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