Combined Services Plastic Surgery Society
Thursday 19 November 2009

Venue The McGregor Hall, The Former Army Staff College, Sandhurst, Camberley

08:00-08:30 Sponsors arrive and set up displays in the Library

08:30-09:00 Registration – tea, coffee and pastries in Library

09:00-09:05 Welcome Lt Col Alay Kay

09:05-09:10 Academic Programme / Housekeeping / Administration Issues

Surg Cdr Ayers, Lt Col Cubison

09:10-09:30 Military plastic surgery overview – where we are now
Lt Col Alan Kay

SESSION 1 Wounding – mechanisms, pathophysiology and the multiply injured patient

09:40-10:00 Emerging patterns of blast injury - wounding from pressure plate IEDs
Major Shehan Hettiaratchy

10:00-10:30 Ballistics and mechanisms of wounding in current operations

Speaker from DSTL Porton Down

10:30-10:40 The trauma care bundle - systemic management of the multiply injured patient
Major Mark Foster

10:40-10:50 Successful DMS use of intra-corporeal QuikClot® to arrest traumatic haemorrhage and a review of the literature related to novel haemostatic dressings.
Major Graham Lawton

10:50-11:00 Discussion

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee and visit to Trade Stands in Library

SESSION 2 Lower Limb Trauma

11:40-12:10 New civilian standards for the management of open lower limb fractures (BAPRAS/BOA joint guidelines)
Professor Jagdeep Nanchahal

12:10-12:20 Application of the BAPRAS/BOA guidelines in the Military Evacuation Chain

Major James Baden

Combined Services Plastic Surgery Society

12:20-12:30 Successful delayed reconstruction of extremity war injuries:

A review of recent reports.
Major Chris Taylor

12:30-13:00 Small Fragment Wounds of the Limbs – to cut or not to cut?
Mr Gavin Bowyer

13:00-13:15 Discussion

13:15-14:20 Lunch in the Library and Visit to Trade Stands

SESSION 3 Update from the Front

14:20-14:40 Role 3 plastic surgery recent experience - clinical cases from Camp Bastion
Major Shehan Hettiaratchy

14:40-14:50 UK plastic surgery trauma provision during ISAF operations in Afghanistan 2008-9
Major Niall Martin

14:50-15:10 24-hours at Bastion
Wing Cdr Ankur Pandya

15:10 15:20 Update on Role 2E afloat – RFA Argus gets £23M refit
Surg Lt Cdr Jason Smith

15:20-15:40 Discussion

SESSION 4 Reconstruction and Rehabilitation

15:40-16:40 Role 4 – clinical cases and issues from RCDM
Maj John Clarke, Lt Col Steve Jeffery, Group Captain Ian Sargent

16:40-16:50 Discussion

16:50-17:20 Afternoon Tea and Biscuits - visit to Trade Stands in Library

17:20 Close of Academic Programme

17:30 18:00 Junior’s forum – training for deployment

18:00-18:30 Consultant’s forum - deployment issues

Combined Services Plastic Surgery Society

(Cash bar will be available from 18.30)

19:30-20:00 Drinks Reception for Regimental Dinner (Mess Undress / Black Tie + Medals)

Friday 20 November 2009

Venue The Library, The Former Army Staff College, Sandhurst,


08:00-10:00 Burns specialist meeting

09:00-10:00 Breakfast buffet in library with tea and coffee (tea and coffee available until 11.00)

Venue Green Room, The Former Army Staff College, Sandhurst -

Interviews with DCA

09:00-11:00 Trainees’ interviews with DCA - timetable to be confirmed

11:00-11:30 DCA’s SHO’s Brief for potential plastic surgical trainees