The 12th Congress of the European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery will be held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom on July 6 – 11, 2014.
The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) is delighted and honoured to host the 12th Quadrennial European Meeting of ESPRAS in 2014, when we look forward to bringing you to the gathering of our clans, as they would say in Scotland. The Congress will give us the opportunity to welcome you to the centre of Edinburgh, to a full scientific programme with workshops, eminent guest speakers, and special sessions for nurses. We hope you will join us in sharing developments in our specialty, your specialised knowledge and your surgical skills.
As well as offering a carefully developed scientific programme of ‘cutting edge’ subjects to improve the care of those we care for, we want to work together with you to strengthen our specialty to face the social, medico-political and economic challenges to plastic surgery in each of our countries, and throughout the ESPRAS community. There is great scope for us to join together and share novel ideas and organisation in our efforts to develop the highest standard of plastic surgical care throughout Europe.
- Abdominal Wall and Pelvis – Niri Niranjan/Hugh Gallagher
- Aesthetic – Nigel Mercer
- Basic Science – Andy Hart
- Breast – Venkat Ramakrishnan
- Burns – Peter Dziewulski
- Cleft Lip and Palate – Tim Goodacre
- Congenital Craniofacial – David Johnson
- Ear Reconstruction – Ken Stewart
- Enhancing Service Delivery – Stefan Hofer
- Facial Palsy – Omar Ahmed
- General Plastic Surgery, Body Contouring and Post Bariatric Surgery – Andy Malyon
- Head and Neck and Adult Craniofacial – Derek Gordon
- Hypospadias, Perineum and Transgender Surgery – David Coleman
- Lasers and Intense Pulsed Light – Iain MacKay
- Lasers and Non Surgical Aesthetic Intervention – Iain MacKay
- Lower Limb including Trauma – Jagdeep Nanchahal
- Microsurgery – Paul Harris
- Military Surgery – Tania Cubison
- Paediatric Surgery – Paul Smith
- Skin Cancers and Sarcoma – Marc Moncrieff
- Training, Education and Regulation in UK & Europe – Aidan Fitzgerald
- Upper Limb and Hands – Vivien Lees
Surgical Skills Masterclasses
ESPRAS 2014 will offer an opportunity for delegates to get involved with a series of Surgical Skills Masterclasses that will take place in the superb facilities of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
This part of the programme will be held over 5 days (Monday-Friday) and will have the opportunity to participate at two levels:
Masterclass Prosection sessions, which should appeal to both trainees and more senior delegates, will be filmed and transmitted live to a nearby lecture room in the RCSEd. The combined video and audio link will allow technique discussion during proceedings and give the delegates the opportunity to observe a true “Master at Work”.
Dissection sessions with tutors will be aimed at delegates who wish to enhance their reconstructive skills. These sessions will accommodate approximately 24 delegates and cover a wide range of topics such as Lower Limb, Head and Neck Reconstruction, Hand, Aesthetics, Breast and Abdominal Wall Reconstructions.
Places will be available on a first-come first-serve basis. Please ensure to purchase your tickets in advance, when registering for the Congress. Surgical Skills Masterclass attendance is only accepted in conjunction with registration to ESPRAS 2014.
List of Classes
- Delegate Dissection – Lower Limb
- Masterclass Prosection – Facial Aesthetics
- Delegate Dissection — Facial Aesthetics
- Masterclass Prosection — Head & Neck Reconstruction
- Delegate Dissection — Head & Neck Reconstruction
- Masterclass Prosection – Upper Limb
- Delegate Dissection — Upper Limb
- Masterclass Prosection – Breast
- Delegate Dissection – Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
The Nurses programme is a specific set of sessions for plastic surgery nurses covering practical aspects of nurses’ work, which will be presented by professionals from around the world on a range of subspecialist topics.
- Monday 7th July: Breast Care Nurses
- Wednesday 9th July: Aesthetic Nurses
- Friday 11th July: Skin Cancer Nurses
Late Breaking Abstract Submission
It is recommended that the following headings are used when submitting abstracts:
- Introduction and Aims
- Material and Methods
To increase the likelihood of acceptance the abstract should capture the interest of the reviewers, be succinct, have a clear message and avoid phrases such as “preliminary results” or “results will be presented”. In considering which papers to accept for presentation at the congress, the Scientific Committee favours original work which has not already been published. Preference will be given to abstracts that contain details of the aims and objectives, the materials and methods used, the key results, the conclusion and clinical application of the study.
Electronic posters (ePosters) are short PowerPoint presentations or PDF files that summarize your work following the same principles as a paper poster. You have to prepare an ePoster and upload it through the Internet on a central server before the start of the conference. Your poster will then be available for viewing on dedicated computer terminals (the ePoster area will be in the exhibition area, the Lennox Suite) from Monday 7th – Thursday 10th July inclusively.
During this time, conference attendees will be able to vote on your work. After the congress, your ePoster will also be available for viewing on the ESPRAS 2014 website.
The deadline for the ePoster upload is Sunday 15th June 2014.
To upload your ePoster successfully, please read the guidelines for ePosters here.
Please use the following link to upload your ePoster: http://www.abstractstosubmit.com/espras2014/pupload/
Copyright is assumed by ESPRAS 2014 for publication of the abstracts on their website, interactive PDF and printed Book of Abstracts (ISBN publication).
The top 50 abstracts will be published in JPRAS (with DOI number) over 2 editions. For publication in JPRAS, the abstract must be presented at ESPRAS 2014. Papers submitted incorrectly will NOT be considered.
ESPRAS 2014 has been granted CPD accreditation by BAPRAS for UK surgeons and healthcare professionals. CME points have now been calculated for the sessions. Visit the accreditation page for more information.
An application has also been made to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) for CME accreditation of this event. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).