On Monday 17th December at 8pm, Ioannis Goutos, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Royal London Hospital and Lecturer at Queens Mary’s, University of London, will present a CPD webinar on ‘How To Manage Scars Within a 10 Minute GP Consultation’.
Scar management has been traditionally assumed to belong to a niche plastic surgery arena. It has been estimated that over 4 million scars are created annually in high income countries from either trauma or elective surgery; therefore most general practitioners are likely to be asked for some practical advice on scar management in the community. With mounting NHS financial pressure, only a proportion of patients with functional scar related complaints can be signposted to secondary care centres for specialist input.
In this webinar, Mr Ioannis Goutos will demystify scar management, deliver practical tips on how to support your patients’s scar care with evidence based, cost-effective adjuncts and conclude with an outline of options available in secondary care practice.
Expected Learning Outcomes
1) Appreciate the spectrum of scar subtypes
2) Develop a smart assessment way of assessing scars in general practice
3) Understand to role of investigations for certain scar related presentations
4) Discover which scar care over the counter products are supported by evidence
5) Explore new trends in scar management
6) Reflect on which patients might benefit from signposting into specialist scar services
About the Speaker: Ioannis Goutos
Mr Ioannis Goutos is an experienced Plastic Surgeon with a specialist interest in burn care and scar management. He trained in the London and Oxford regions, and following the award of a Fellowship in Plastic Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons, undertook advanced training in the Indian subcontinent, South America, and the Orient. Mr Goutos currently works as an NHS Consultant at the Royal London Hospital, where he is leading the development of an exciting and newly established burn facility service and forms part of the scar management tertiary referral centre.
With his lifelong commitment to research, education and evidence-based practice, he extends his surgical role through the position of a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at Queen Mary University of London. His academic role involves leading the distance learning Masters degree in Burn Care and being a key faculty member of the Aesthetic Medicine programmes.
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