About this event

  • Date and time Sat 20 Nov 2021 from 8:00am to 20 Nov 2021 at 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Plastic Surgery

Undergraduate plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgery (UPRAS) is a one-day national conference for medical students and junior doctors interested in a career in plastic surgery. This conference will teach the core aspects of plastic surgery, provide career advice and host a practical skills workshop to improve surgical skills in plastic surgery techniques.

Entering its 14th successful year, UPRAS 2021/22 will be held as a hybrid event, allowing undergraduates from across the country and around the world to attend either in-person or virtually via the live stream. 

This conference will introduce and teach students and junior doctors the key components of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (PRAS). Eminent surgeons from around the UK will cover various subspecialties in PRAS through high-quality interactive lectures during the morning session.  

In the afternoon session, you will have the opportunity to join an interactive practical session on suturing, local flaps and tendon repair.  

The workshop kit and equipment is included in the afternoon session price. 

During this event you will:  

  • Learn about the core aspects of plastic surgery
  • Be able to carry out plastic surgical skills in suturing, local flaps, and tendon repair
  • Value the commitment required for a successful career in plastic surgery, and understand the steps needed to get there

This event is appropriate for medical students, foundation year doctors, core surgical trainees, junior doctors, dental students, research students. 

CPD learning applied. 

We would like to thank our sponsor PLASTA for their support of this meeting and whose funding has provided the equipment for the afternoon skills workshops.

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Key speakers

Mr Naveen Cavale

Consultant Plastic Surgeon at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Mr Cavale is an innovative surgeon and President of the RSM Plastic Surgery Section. 

Mr Amar Ghattaura MBBs, BSc, MSc, MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Plast)

NHS Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, Wales. 

Mr Ghattaura specialises in breast and microsurgery.

Speaker's biography

Mr Amar Ghattaura qualified from University College London Medical School and has trained extensively in London and in South Wales. 


Over the last 20 years of working in the field of plastic surgery, Mr Ghattaura has worked in many prestigious plastic surgery units in the UK including the Royal Marsden Hospital, Great Ormond Street and the Oxford Radcliffe Infirmary. As well as gaining valuable experience of breast surgery in Harley Street, London, he has been trained in breast surgery at the University Hospital Ghent, Belgium.


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Plastic surgery as a career and training pathway

Miss Eunsol Kim, Specialist Registrar, Plastic Surgery

Lower limb trauma reconstruction

Miss Loz Harry, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Queen Victoria Hospital

Oral presentations
Tea and coffee break
Sarcoma surgery

Mr Maniram Ragbir, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Royal Victoria Hospital and Chair, Specialist Advisory Committee

Cleft surgery

Mr David Sainsbury, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Royal Victoria Hospital

Aesthetic 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

Breast surgery

Mr Amar Ghattaura, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Morriston Hospital

We would like to thank our sponsor PLASTA for their support of this meeting and whose funding has provided the equipment for the afternoon skills workshops
Local flaps
Tendon repair
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.

Registration for this event will close at 12:00am on Friday 19 November 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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