About this event

  • Date and time Wed 28 Jul 2021 from 9:00am to 3:15pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Plastic Surgery

This webinar 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.

This webinar 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.

Webinar 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 accredited. 

This webinar is being offered free of charge to all students and trainees due to funding from the Plastic Surgery Section.

We would like to thank our sponsors Mercian Surgical 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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Welcome and introduction

Mr Naveen Cavale, President, Plastic Surgery Section and Mr Dariush Nikkhah, Consultant Plastic Surgeon , Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Session one: Extremity reconstruction

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

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

Modern adjuncts to microsurgery 

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

Panel discussion
Closing remarks
Completion of evaluation forms and 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.

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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