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Principles of Plastic Surgery: Facial Reanimation
This webinar focuses on facial nerve paralysis, beginning with the history of this condition and journeying through the aetiology, clinical findings and treatments.

This webinar will undertake clinical examination into individual cases, discussing the different factors that influence treatment strategies and prognosis. The webinar will identify the aims of reconstruction, looking at treatment from a holistic perspective.

Presented by Dr Nelson Low and chaired by Associate Professor Michael Leung AM, this presentation is aimed at surgical trainees, qualified general and plastic surgeons.

By the end of this webinar, participants will understand:
• The history of facial nerve paralysis and how to identify potential causes
• The factors that influence treatment strategies
• The treatment and methods of reconstruction

By registering for this webinar, you will be registered to access the Praxhub education platform and provided login details, where you can view all of Interplast’s online education for free. If you don’t wish to be registered for the Praxhub platform, please email us (education@interplast.org.au)

Apr 23, 2021 02:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Dr Nelson Low
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon @Monash Health
Nelson is a Melbourne trained Specialist Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon. After finishing his training in early 2017, he went to Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, Canada to further sub-specialise in the field of Paediatric Plastic Surgery with a focus in cleft surgery. He completed the fellowship mid-2018 and came back to Melbourne to join Monash Health as well as South Eastern Plastic Surgeons. He is now the Deputy Head of Paediatric Plastic Surgery in Monash Health. Nelson deals with all aspect of reconstructive plastic surgery including hand traumas and peripheral nerve surgery. His special interests include cleft surgery, facial reanimation, peripheral nerve and migraine surgery. Nelson is involved in volunteer work with Interplast, travelling to Myanmar to deliver education and training for the surgeons there. He also plays the role of supervisor for medical students, residents and registrars for Monash Health Plastic Surgery Unit.
Associate Professor Michael Leung (AM)
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon @Monash Health
Michael graduated with MBBS at University of Melbourne in 1978. He completed the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in Plastic Surgery in 1987. Michael was the Director of the Plastic, Hand and Facio-maxillary Surgery Unit, Alfred Health from 2002 to 2017. He is currently the Director of Plastic Surgery Department at Monash Health, appointed since 2009. Michael’s many professional achievements include appointment to the Court of Examiners of RACS in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery from 2004 to 2012, being the Chief Examiner from 2009 to 2012. Michael is a long-standing volunteer surgeon for Interplast. Michael has been appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Surgery, Alfred Hospital since 2007 and appointed Clinical Associate Professor in 2009. Michael has been awarded Member of the Order of Australia in 2020, for his significant service to medicine and to the international community.