Plastic Surgery Nurses Symposium 2016

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The NZ Institute of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery is delighted to be a sponsor of this year’s Plastic Surgery Nurses Symposium 2016 to be held at the Langham Hotel in Central Auckland on the weekend of the 11th and 12th of June.


The program has a great balance between professional lectures and patient’s presenting their experiences. The topics are varied and not just on Plastic Surgery alone. Malcolm Hood is a well respected Physiotherapist who spent many years on the National Board for Rugby Union who will speak about ‘Plastic moves better than concrete’. Dr Heather Le Coq is a British trained Plastic Surgeon now working at Middlemore Hospital who will speak on modern day war trauma and how Plastic Surgery works to reconstruct the lives of the injured soldiers. The next day has three different patient experiences of  breast reconstruction following breast cancer management.

The surgeons from NZIPCS are contributing talks with Mr Stephen Gilbert to discuss the latest trends in Plastic Surgery. Mr Jonathan Wheeler will speak on how the face and head develop in utero and in childhood and how developmental problems can be fixed. Mr Janek Januszkiewicz will present on the use of photography in Plastic Surgery.

More than two hundred health professionals have registered for the conference and it will be a thought provoking and highly educational event. Opportunities to meet with the sponsors and other attendees will be at the break times and at the evening drinks on the Saturday evening.