South West Plastic Surgery Conference 2024
(Conducted by South West Plastic Surgery Society)

11th May 2024 (Saturday)

RILD Building, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Barrack Road, Exeter

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This conference aims to encourage medical students to consider plastic surgery as a specialty by providing exposure and insight into the field. In addition, it hopes to enlighten delegates about its breadth of subspecialties, providing an introduction into areas such as breast reconstruction and soft tissue sarcomas.

The morning session will include talks by various plastic surgeons from across the South West. Delegates will learn about the fundamentals underpinning plastic surgery, as well as hear about plastic surgeons’ pathways and day-today work.

The afternoon session will include four hands-on surgical workshops: tendon repair, skin flaps, suturing, and CV building.

Aims and Objectives

  • To provide an insight into the field of Plastic Surgery.
  • To explore the breadth of subspecialities.
  • To recognise and spotlight medical students' research.
  • To promote surgical innovation.
  • To make surgical pathways more accessible and attainable to medical students.v
  • To bridge the communication gap between medical students and doctors.

Fee, Date and Venue

  • Date : 11th May 2024 (Saturday)
  • Venue : RILD Building, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Barrack Road, Exeter
  • Conference Fee : £7.00
  • Number of Places : 60
  • Suitable for : Medical Students (of all years)


Mr J Valverde, MD, MRCS
Hand Academic Teaching Fellow, Plastic Surgery
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Miss Jacqueline Rees-Lee, MA(Cantab), MPhil(RCA), MEd, FRCS(Plast), FEBS
Consultant Plastic and Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon
Director of Medical Education
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Mr John Dickson, BA, MBBChir, MA, MRCS, EDHS, EBSQ, FRCS
Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Oncoplastic Surgeon
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Mr Tamer Ali, MBBCh, MRCS, FRCS(Plast), EBOPRAS
Locum Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Miss Woan-Yi Chan, MRCS
Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Organising Committee

Miss Elisha Coen - Conference Lead

Miss Lara Hogan - Exeter Plastics, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Society President

Miss Subin Lee - Lecture Coordinator

Mr Duncan Walker - Lecture Coordinator

Miss Safa Ahmed - Workshop Coordinator

Miss Fraser Middleton - Workshop Coordinator

Mr Talal Salahudeen - Treasurer

Miss Qian Zhang - PRASSA Exeter University Representative and Secretary