About this event

  • Date and time Sat 11 Nov 2023 from 9:00am to 11 Nov 2023 at 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Plastic Surgery

Join us for the 16th edition of the aspiring plastics, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery (APRAS) national conference for medical students and junior doctors interested in a career in plastic surgery. 

Be a part of this live, face-to-face event with interactive talks from experienced plastic surgeons from across the country and a range of high-fidelity skills workshops aiming to introduce attendees to the core concepts that underpin plastic surgery.

With an unmatchable breadth of the programme for aspiring plastic surgeons to network with like-minded peers. 

The conference aims to introduce the breadth of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery to aspiring surgeons through a range of specialist talks, skills workshops, and attendee poster presentations.

The Plastic Surgery Section: UPRAS Prize will also be presented and awarded at this meeting. To make a submission and to find out more about the prize, please scroll down below. 

By attending this meeting, you will:

  • Understand the breadth of plastic surgery historically and in modern times
  • Learn a range of transferable surgical skills used in Plastic Surgery 
  • Gain exposure to the breadth of subspecialist activity in Plastic Surgery from clinicians from across the country
  • Gain experience is presenting scientifically interesting work in plastic surgery
  • Gain experience appraising scientific work by peers in plastic surgery    


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Morning session

Registration, tea and coffee

Poster viewing

Welcome and introduction

Mr Fateh Ahmad, President, Plastic Surgery Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Consultant Plastic Surgeon, St Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Broomfield Hospital, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust 

Burns surgery and reconstruction

Mr Jorge Leon-Villapalos, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Cancer reconstruction

Miss Maleeha Mughal, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Poster viewing

Paediatric plastic surgery and international training

Mr Simon Filson, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Clinical Lead of Paediatric Plastic Surgery, Evelina London Children’s Healthcare Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Priyanka Chadha, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Acquisition Aesthetics 

Core Surgical Training (CST) to Specialist Training (ST3): Securing plastic surgery training

Dr Cyrus Talwar, Plastic Surgery Registrar, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Oliver Skan, Medical Doctor, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
APRAS prize: Oral presentations
Lunch break

Poster viewing

Afternoon session

APRAS Prize announcement
Workshop 1: Micro surgery
Workshop 2: Local flaps/wound closure
Workshop 3: Tendon repairs
Close of meeting


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


Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on Friday 10 November 2023. Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenter’s and RSM’s discretion.

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

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

Domus - reception

While you’re attending this event

Why not stay in the comfort of our hotel, Domus Medica, book dinner in the restaurant, or even hire one of our private dining rooms to socialise with your peers?

RSM members enjoy access to our enviable club facilities. For more information, please contact our team at domus@rsm.ac.uk or restaurant@rsm.ac.uk.

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