About this event

  • Date and time Tue 18 Jan 2022 from 1:15pm to 6:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Plastic Surgery

Increase your understanding and knowledge of novel and innovative methods in nerve surgery, also known as targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR), and the management of phantom pain as well as functional prostheses. There will also be a focus on the future of plastic surgery via cybernetics.

This webinar provides a cutting-edge learning experience and will bring together a variety of experts from different medical fields, sub-specialties, and faculties to discuss these fascinating subjects that otherwise are seldom highlighted anywhere in the world.  

This webinar will help you:   

  • Understand the upcoming targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) techniques and their clinical application in both plastic and orthopaedic surgery
  • Be able to apply these concepts in the management of difficult clinical situations e.g. neuromas etc.
  • Understand the future direction of TMR technology in cybernetics.

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Key speakers

Ms Tania Cubison

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Harvey Wei Ming Chim

Dr Harvey Wei Ming Chim

Professor of Plastic Surgery and Neurosurgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, USA.

Speaker's biography

Dr Harvey W. Chim, MD, FACS, is a professor in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine.


Dr Chim completed a plastic surgery residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is board certified through the American Board of Plastic Surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand. He serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery (American Volume) and HAND journal.


His clinical interests include upper and lower extremity limb salvage as well as brachial plexus and complex peripheral nerve reconstruction. The amputee clinic at the University of Florida serves a wide geographic area, covering Florida and South Georgia with a focus on nerve surgeries including targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR).

Professor Paul Cederna

Professor Paul Cederna MD

Robert Oneal Professor of Plastic Surgery, Chief of the Section of Plastic Surgery, and Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, USA

Speaker's biography

Paul S. Cederna, M.D. specialises in reconstruction of complex wounds. By combining his clinical training in general surgery, microsurgery, and plastic surgery and background in biomedical engineering, he is able to incorporate creative solutions with technically challenging operations to solve the most difficult problems resulting from trauma, cancer, or burns.


Academically, Dr Cederna has a very active research enterprise directing the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan. Dr Cederna has received over $31,000,000 in direct research funding, authored over 365 scientific manuscripts, published 31 book chapters, presented his work over 850 times at national and international meetings, and has been asked to give over 450 extramural presentations. He has mentored 65 students, 45 research fellows, and 17 postdoctoral fellows from various backgrounds including biomedical engineering and physiology. He has received over 71 national research awards either as first author or mentor of the reseach work. Dr Cederna has been the Chairman of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Chairman of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, President of the American Society for Peripheral Nerve, President of the Michigan


Academy of Plastic Surgeons, and President for the Plastic Surgery Foundation.

Mr Charles Nduka

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK 


View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Mr Ruben Kannan, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Session one: Targeted muscle reinnervation

Principles of targeted muscle reinnervation

Ms Tania Cubison, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Immediate targeted muscle reinnervation

Dr Harvey Chim, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, University of Florida

Regenerative peripheral nerve interface (RPNI)

Professor Paul Cederna, Professor of Plastic Surgery, University of Michigan

Panel discussion
Comfort break

Session two: Cybernetics

Biosensor technology

Mr Charles Nduka, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Functional bioprostheses: Surgeon’s perspective

Mr Norbert Kang, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Royal Free Hospital, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Cybernetic prostheses

Mr Eric Ramcharran, Medical Prosthetics, University of Florida

Current technologies at the Bio-Neural Interface

Professor Alexander Seifalian, Nanotechnology amd Regenerative Medicine, Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine Commercialisation Centre, London BioScience Innovation Centre

Panel discussion
Concluding 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 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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