About this event

  • Date and time Sat 9 Jul 2022 from 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Plastic Surgery, PLASTA

The PLASTA x RSM Summer Congress this year will deliver interactive talks and trainee presentations on the future of plastic surgery. Join us for key updates on innovative plastic surgical techniques and cutting-edge research (both clinical and pre-clinical). 

Attendees will learn from experts discussing innovative plastic surgical techniques, cutting-edge research, and new service developments. Trainees and students will have the chance to submit their abstracts, on any research or quality improvement topic within plastic surgery, for the chance to win a national prize.

Aims of this meeting include:

  • To learn about cutting edge plastic surgical techniques
  • Understand recent plastic surgical research advances, both clinical and pre-clinical
  • For trainees to present their research or quality improvement projects 

There will be a deposit of £50 required to register for this event, which will be refundable on the day. For identification purposes, please bring a form of ID with you into the building on the day of this event.

PLASTA x RSM Trainee Congress 2022 abstract submission
Deadline: 31 May 2022
Open to:
Doctors, trainees and students
Apply here

We would like to thank our sponsors Incision Indemnity Scheme, MedSync, Motiva Implants UK Ltd, PolyNovo UK Limited, Orascoptic UK, Sebbin and Thieme for their support of this event. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by sponsors.


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Welcome and introduction

RSM Plastic Surgery / PLASTA representatives

Session 1: Technological advancements in plastic surgery

Tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting technologies in plastic and reconstructive surgery

Ms Zita Jessop, Senior Lecturer and Plastic Surgery Registrar, Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery 

Integrating digital technology into reconstructive practice

Mr Dan Saleh, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Head of Department, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Tea, coffee break and poster viewing

Session 2: Future of clinical practice session

Advances in burn care

Professor Peter Dziewulski, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, St Andrew’s Centre

Advances in management of lymphoedema

Mr Matt Griffiths, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford and Mr Kavan Johal, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford

Thinking outside the box: Local flaps in facial reconstruction

Mr Jonathan Morton, Locum Consultant Plastic Surgeon, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 

Lunch break and poster viewing

Session 3: Innovations in patient care

Starting and restarting a service in times difficult times

Ms Dhalia Masud, Consultant Plastic and Reconstruction Surgeon, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

The upper hand of sustainability

Mr Preetham Kodumuri, Consultant Hand Surgeon, Wrexham Maelor Hospital 

Trainee presentations

1. Preoperative venous pathology screening in lower limb reconstruction: A systematic review                                                                                                           Mr Ahmed Hagiga, Plastic Surgery Registrar, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

2. Machine learning in breast surgery: The past, present and future                  Miss Chien Lin Soh, Medical Student, University of Cambridge 

3. DIRC3-IGFBP5 is a shared genetic risk locus and potential therapeutic target for carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger                                            Mr Benjamin Patel, Core Surgical Trainee Year 2, Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust

PRASSA UK: The student voice of plastic surgery
Tea, coffee break and poster viewing
Diversity in plastic surgery

Ms Philippa Jackson, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust and Mr Simon Fleming, Trauma and Orthopaedic Trainee Surgeon, Change Advocate, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Workshops and auditorium sessions
Workshop 1 – What is making UK trainees stressed/distressed? - lessons for a healthier workforce

Dr Ruth Riley, Senior Lecturer, Health Sciences, University of Surrey 

Workshop 2 - Microsurgery

Mr Zhi Yang Ng, Plastic Surgery Registrar, Salisbury District Hospital          PRASSA UK badged/collaborated event

Parallel auditorium session – surgical performance anxiety

Mr James Chan, Consultant Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and Ms Rebecca  Shirley, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructiv Surgeon, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Close of meeting and award of prizes


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

Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on 8 July 2022Late registrations will not be accepted. 

The agenda is subject to change at any time.  

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations. 

We are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. This is at the presenter and the RSM’s discretion. 

This event 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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