About this event

  • Date and time Sat 27 Feb 2021 from 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Plastic Surgery

Entering its 13th successful year, UPRAS 2021 will be held via The Royal Society of Medicine virtual platform and become a fully interactive webinar.  

The UPRAS webinar will introduce and teach students and junior doctors the key components of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (PRAS). It will cover various subspecialties in PRAS through a high-quality interactive lecture delivered by eminent surgeons from around the country.  

The second half of the day will allow delegates to join interactive practical sessions (workshops) on suturing, local flaps and tendon repair from the comfort of their own homes. The didactic component will be delivered via the virtual platform whilst performing hands-on experience on the practical kits. Order your practical kit below. 

The UPRAS webinar will teach the core aspects of plastic surgery, provide career advice and practical skills workshops to improve surgical skills in plastic surgery techniques.

Order your workshop kit here. You will need to order your kit for the workshops separately to booking the webinar. Practical kits are sent via special delivery and should arrive the next working day (UK only). You will need to sign to receive the kit. Thursday 25 February is the last possible order date for practical kits. 

For international shipping of the practical kits please allow 2 weeks for delivery.   

Registration price includes the morning of lectures and the afternoon of practical workshops.

This webinar will:

  • Cover the core aspects of plastic surgery 
  • Teach you how to carry out plastic surgical skills in suturing, local flaps, and tendon repair 
  • Highlight the value commitment required for a career in plastic surgery and outline the steps needed to get there

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We would like to thank our sponsors PLASTA and The MDU for their support of this event.

Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.


Key speakers

Mr Naveen Cavale

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

Mr Umraz Khan

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Southmead, Bristol, UK

Speaker's biography

Mr Umraz Khan qualified from University College London in 1991. He completed his plastic surgery training in London and was awarded a fellowship in Australia in 2002. He is currently working as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in Southmead, Bristol.


Mr Khan is a world leader in all aspects of lower limb reconstruction, including trauma, infected prosthesis, diabetic foot reconstruction. He is the co-author of the BOA/BAPRAS guidelines for traumatic open lower limb injuries that have revolutionised the care of trauma patients in the UK. Mr Khan also is an expert in diabetic foot reconstruction and has published in peer-reviewed journals relating to this subject.

Mr Jonathan Cubitt

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Swansea, Wales

Speaker's biography

Mr Jonathan Cubitt graduated from Imperial College London and completed his plastic surgery training in Swansea, Wales. He is currently a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in Swansea specialising in facial palsy, ear reconstruction, skin cancer and burns surgery.


View the programme

Presidential welcome and basic principles of plastic surgery

Mr Naveen Cavale, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Innovative Surgeon and President, Plastic Surgery Section, Royal Society of Medicine  

Facial palsy and reanimation

Mr Jonathan Cubitt, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Swansea

Reconstructive surgery – what I do

Miss Maleeha Mughal, Microsurgery Consultant, Breast Reconstruction Specialist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Comfort break and sponsor presentation given by PLASTA UK

PLASTA UK - how we can help you get on in plastic surgery

Lower limb trauma

Mr Umraz Khan, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust


Miss Sophia Opel, Locum Consultant, Burns and Plastic Surgery, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

How to improve your chances of getting a Plastic Surgery Training Number

Miss Alexandra Bucknor, Plastics Registrar, Queen Victoria Hospital

Essay presentations

Ms Belle Liew, Medical Student, University College London Medical School

Dr Rui Lopes, CST1 Breast/Plastic Surgery, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Norbert Banhidy, Core Surgical Trainee, Royal London Hospital 

Lunch break
Poster presentations

Mr Kabir Kohli, First Year Medical Student, University of Exeter

Miss Manal Patel, Final Year Medical Student, University of Cambridge 

Mr Xi Ming Zhu, Academic Foundation Doctor, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Edward Bollen, Student, University College London Medical School

Dr Arjuna Thakker, Academic Foundation Doctor, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Captain Sam Snelling, SHO Burns and Plastics, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Khalid Khalil, Foundation Year 2 Doctor, Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust  

Introduction to afternoon

Miss Eunsol Kim, Council Member, Plastic Surgery Section, Royal Society of Medicine


Miss Eunsol Kim and Miss Frances Bowerman

Local flaps

Mr Christian Asher

Tendon repair

Miss Zoe Li

Close of meeting




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

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 Series ​webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

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.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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

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