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1. ✍️ Letter from P'Fella - Burnout is output without purpose.
2. 🤓 Study on Sunday - the Horse and the Chariot!
2. 🧐 Weekly Quiz Competition - Halfway through! It's close!
4. 🎭 Upcoming Events - 17 upcoming events for you.
5. 🐣 Tweets of the Week - Free Flaps, Drawings, Memes!
6. 🚀 New features - Study on the toilet! (April Fools)
7. 📝 Articles of the Week - currently under renovation!!
A Letter from P'Fella
Burnout = output without purpose
Burnout in plastic surgery is an issue.
There are million different ways to define burnout. And it can be hard to get that definition perfect. It is generally accepted that burnout is a constellation of symptoms: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, or a diminished sense of personal accomplishment related to one’s professional life. In P'Fella's mind, it is output without purpose. It is doing without thinking.
When we set unrealistic expectations of ourselves, underestimate how much time is needed to complete a task, neglect our priorities, and fail to set proper boundaries (don't mix business and pleasure!) — it starts a downward spiral.
Here are 3 recent publications on burnout in Plastic Surgery
- Burnout among Plastic Surgery Residents in India: An Observational Study
- Professional Burnout in United States Plastic Surgery Residents: Is It a Legitimate Concern?
- The Perspective of Plastic Surgery Program Directors in Managing Resident Burnout and Mental Health: Are We Doing Enough?
Study on Sunday
Quadriga phenomenon or syndrome is reduced flexion in non-injured fingers caused by a shortened, stiff, or adherent FDP in an adjacent injured finger.
It results in an active flexion lag and "weak grip" that can be diagnosed clinically. It was first described by Bunnell3 and later by Verdan2 after a series of terminalisations and flexor tendon repairs.
Weekly Quiz Competition
17 Webinars, Conferences, and Courses
- BAPRAS Sarcoma Teaching - Virtual, April 11th.
- IFSSH Combined Conference - London, April 2022.
- AAPS Centennial Meeting - San Diego, April 2022.
- BAPRAS AEC Trunk Reconstruction - April 2022.
- BAAPS Masterclass in Aesthetic Practice - London, May 2022.
- RACS 90th Annual Scientific Conference - Brisbane, May 2022.
- British Burns Association Annual Meeting - Bristol, May 2022.
- Australian ASPS Congress - Goldcoast, June 2022
- Aesthetics In-Service Exam - Virtual, June 2022.
- ISAPS World Congress - Istanbul, July 2022
- ICCPCA Cleft Congress - Edinburgh, July 2022
- ASSH Annual Meeting - Boston, September 2022.
- BAAPS Annual Conference 2022 - London, September 2022.
- European Society of Craniofacial Surgery - Oxford, September 2022.
- BARPAS Celtic Meeting - Dunblane, Scotland September 2022
- Plastic Surgery, The Meeting - Boston, October 2022.
- AEC Limb Reconstruction - Virtual, October 2022
Tweets of the Week
Study on the Toilet
This was an April Fools joke! Please don't buy!!
During the week, April 1st was upon us. P'Fella couldn't miss the opportunity to create another amazing educational tool ;)
It was launched on twitter. Some people spotted the joke, whilst others actually thought it was a good idea.
Articles of the Week
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