Specialty Skills in Breast Surgery (Level 2): Principles in breast symmetrisation surgery, lipomodelling and Latissimus Dorsi Flap reconstruction

Start Date: 05/10/2022

End Date: 06/10/2022

Venue: Hotel DuVin & Vesalius Clinical Training Unit Centre for Applied Anatomy, Bristol

Duration: 2 days


This cadaveric & skills based course is aimed at breast and plastic surgery trainees (ST5-8) as well as  consultant surgeons, associate specialists, trust surgeons, breast care nurses and reconstruction nurses wishing to develop an interest in reconstructive breast surgery. 

This is an excellent introduction to the complex concepts and principles of immediate and delayed reconstructive breast surgery.  This includes essential issues around patient selection, informed consent, psychological evaluation and research. It provides in depth teaching and demonstration of current techniques in implant based reconstruction with the opportunity of cadaveric dissection in the simulated skills laboratory.

Please click here to view the full provisional programme for October 2021. New programme coming soon.

Date: 5-6 October 2022


The course is being held at the Hotel Du Vin, The Sugar House, Narrow Lewins Mead, Bristol BS1 2NU and practical sessions at the Vesalius Clinical Training Centre, School of Anatomy, 32 Southwell Street Bristol, BS2 8EJ.


Delegates must arrange their own accommodation.  There is a wide range of hotels in the vicinity of the course venue.

Further information

For further information please contact us on 020 7869 6853 or mbartholomew@absgbi.org.uk.

Course Directors


Brendan Smith

Brendan Smith is a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon appointed as a consultant at the Royal Berk ...

Steven Thrush

Steven Thrush is an experienced breast reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon who has been a Consultan ...


This course is now full.

To be added to a waiting list for places please e-mail mbartholomew@absgbi.org.uk

Course Fees for both days are:

ABS Members:  £750.00               

Non Members: £1200.00

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