About this event

  • Date and time Tue 13 Apr 2021 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Plastic Surgery, British Foundation for International Reconstructive Surgery and Training

This webinar will highlight the burden and difficulty of managing trauma cases and examine how an organised collaboration between orthopaedics and plastics surgery specialities improves and redefines the treatment of significant trauma injury for the benefit of the patient.  

You will hear from national and international orthoplastic surgeon experts from plastic and reconstructive surgery and orthopaedic surgery backgrounds, presenting and discussing state of the art in orthoplastics surgery.

You will learn about current best practice British Orthopaedic Association Standards for Trauma (BOAST) guidelines, surgical management of trauma wounds, reconstructive techniques, and future concepts in orthoplastics with a multidisciplinary team of experts. 

This webinar will:

  • Raise awareness, insight and understanding of the multidisciplinary surgical needs and skills 
  • Review the current best practice British Orthopaedic Association Standards for Trauma (BOAST) guidelines, surgical management of trauma wounds, reconstructive techniques, and future concepts in orthoplastics 
  • Gain insight and international experiences from an expert panel debate

CPD learning accredited. 

This webinar is in association with BFIRST.

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

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Key speakers

Mr Jeremy Rawlins  

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia 

Speaker's biography

Mr Jeremy Rawlins is Department Head and Consultant Plastic Surgeon in the Department of Plastic Surgery, Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia. He has subspecialty interests in all areas of plastic surgery trauma, burns, and complex wounds. He has expertise in the use of perforator and free flaps in lower limb reconstruction.

Mr Michael Kelly 

Orthopaedic surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK


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Welcome and introduction

Mr Naveen Cavale, President, Plastic Surgery Section

MTC  Networks, trauma burden: Past present and future  

Mr Ash Vasireddy, Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, King’s College London

Orthoplastic surgery in western Australia

Mr Jeremy Rawlins, Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia

Combined definitive orthoplastic surgery : An Ortho perspective

Mr Ash Vasireddy, Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, King’s College London

Comfort break
Fracture related infection

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

The future for BOAST: Is it worth it?

Mr ShehanHettiaratchyLead Surgeon and Major Trauma Director, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

OrthoPlastics without access to Plastics

Mr Aaron Saini, Limb Reconstruction and Complex Trauma Fellow

Bone debridement dogma

Mr Mike Kelly, Orthopaedic Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust

Comfort break
Definitive frame fixation in open fractures

Mr Om Lahoti, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Limb reconstruction in the austere environment

Mr Naveen Cavale, President, Plastic Surgery Section

Orthoplastic service development and delivery 

Ms Victoria Rose, Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Lead for Plastic Surgery Trauma, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, King’s College Hospital

Controversies - Panel discussion
Closing remarks




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.

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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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