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ASiT/ PLASTA Local Flaps Preconference Course 2020

ASIT/plasta local flaps PRECONFERENCE COURSE 2020 

Date and Time: 06/03/2020

Venue: ICC Birmingham

Course Convenors: Rebecca Nicholas 

Target audience: Foundation Years - Core Trainees 

Overview: A course covering the local flaps frequently used all over the body including the face and hands to reconstruct aquired or congenital defects. A consultant and specialty trainee faculty will take you through the planning and execution of various local flaps on animal tissue as well as covering the clinical scenarios in which the flaps can be used. We will also spend a part of the day going over what delegates can do to prepare for a career in plastic surgery. 

Learning outcomes: 

  1. Know the various local flaps that can be used on the face and hands
  2. Understand the principles behind planning and placement of flaps
  3. Learn and refine surgical technique to execute flaps well
  4. Understand the indications for local flaps
  5. Understand more about preparing for a career in plastic surgery

Programme (please note the following programme is provisional and subject to change). 

08.45 – 09.00 – Registration

09.00 – 09.10 – Introduction

09.10 – 09.35 – Lecture: The reconstructive ladder and considerations in flap design

09.35 – 10.30 – Small group discussion: Clinical cases and flap design

10.30 – 11.15 – Practical: Advancement Flap (All Faculty)

11.15 – 11.30 – Coffee

11.30 – 12.15 – Practical: Rhomboid flap (All Faculty)

12.15 – 13.00 – Practical: Rotation flap (All Faculty)

13.00 – 14.00 – Lunch 

14.00 – 14.45 – Practical: V-Y Flap (All Faculty)

14.45 – 15.30 – Practical: Z-Plasty (All Faculty)

15.30- 15.45 - Coffee

15.45 – 16.15 – Practical: free session to try any new flaps or perfect others (All Faculty)

16.15 – 16.45 – Q&A session: Preparing for a career in plastic surgery (All Faculty)

16.45 – 17.00 – Closing remarks


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Please note all programmes are currently provisional and subject to change. All delegates on preconference courses must also be registered to attend the ASiT 2020 Conference. For more information please email 


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Birmingham, UK
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