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

Start Date: 06/10/2021

End Date: 07/10/2021

Venue: 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.

Date: 6-7 October 2021

This course is now fully booked. if you wish to be added to the waiting list please contact Margarita Bartholomew mbartholomew@absgbi.org.uk


The course will be held at the Vesalius Clinical Training Unit Centre for Applied Anatomy, 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 ...