Every year Pakistan Association of Plastic Surgeons provides the platform in the form of PAPSCON to educate and update plastic surgeons and advance the practice of plastic surgery globally by inspiring and facilitating scientific discovery and its translation to clinical practice.

PAPSCON 2020 is scheduled for March 13, 2020 – March 15, 2020. This dynamic 3 - day conference will focus on in-depth reviews and analyses of recent advances in plastic surgery. Tremendous changes are affecting the practice of plastic surgery. It will include:

  1. Symposia
  2. Workshops
  3. State of the Art Lectures
  4. Free Paper Sessions
  5. Poster Presentation





PAPS 2020 Islamabad

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 25th Annual Conference of the Pakistan Association of Plastic Surgeons to be held at Shifa International University Hospital, in the beautiful green city of Islamabad, located at the base of Margalla Hills National Park.

As President of the Pakistan Association of Plastic Surgeons, I would like to extend my warmest welcome to all the participants and distinguished guest speakers from all over the world, notably from the United Kingdom, European Union and the United States.

This year under the capable leadership of Professor Mamoon Rashid, the conference will no doubt be of an excellent educational content benefiting both our local and international participants with over 75 scientific papers on all aspects of plastic reconstructive & hand Surgery.

An Aesthetic Workshop under the auspices of International Society of Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) is planned the day following the conference with an internationally acclaimed ISAPS faculty.

It would be without saying that an enjoyable social event has been arranged for the participants and their spouses. For those wanting to explore Islamabad, one of the most beautiful cities of Pakistan, Margalla Hills National Park, Shakarparian Park would be worth visiting as well as Faisal Mosque, Pakistan Monument and the Lok Virsa Museum. No visit to Islamabad is complete with a visit to Monal Restaurant with breath-taking views of the City.

However, a conference like this would not be possible without the support of exhibit companies. I thank them all. Please spend some time with all of them during the breaks.

Professor Mamoon is a gracious host and no doubt everyone will be well taken care of.


Lastly, I would like to express my greatest gratitude to all the distinguished speakers, the Local Organizing Committee and colleagues for their hard work and sacrifice in various aspects to make this congress possible.

I wish you a memorable experience in Islamabad 2020.


Dr. Muhammad Shahab Ghani, FRCS
Consultant Plastic & Hand Microsurgeon
President, Pakistan Association of Plastic Surgeons, 2018-2020

PAPS 2020 Islamabad


It gives me great pleasure to invite you on behalf of the Pakistan Association of Plastic Surgeons to our 25th Annual meeting to be held in Islamabad from the 13th to the 15th of March 2020. 

Our association is relatively young, having been formed in 1994, and comparatively much smaller than many older and well established associations. Our meetings therefore have a much cosier feel than the ones of larger associations. However, what they lack in numbers is compensated by the enthusiasm of the participants and the feeling of genuine camaraderie. The academic content is generally of a very high standard with a lot of innovative solutions to the reconstructive and cosmetic challenges peculiar to this part of the world. 

In the past we have had the good fortune to have numerous illustrious speakers from around the world. This time too we hope to have some of the most well-known and respected plastic surgeons in the world participating in the meeting. Your presence at the meeting will not only give us an opportunity to interact in person with someone of your stature but also provide you a unique insight into the practice of plastic surgery in Pakistan.

Islamabad is a beautiful city surrounded by hills and the gateway to the majestic peaks of the Himalayas and Karakoram mountains. It is particularly wonderful in March as it is the beginning of spring here and the blossoms start to appear on the apricot and cherry trees. The weather is also mild and very welcoming.

I truly hope that you will be able to take out time from your very busy schedule and commitments to join us for this meeting.

Prof. Mamoon Rashid,

Chairman - Organizing Committee, PAPSCON 2020

Prof. M.M Alqattan

Prof. M.M Alqattan graduated from King Saud University Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1983.He has basic plastic surgery training from The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1990.He is Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Professor of Surgery at King Saud University Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 2003 till date.He is Part time consultant at National Guard Hospital and at King Faisal Hospital and Research center, Riyadh.

He has done clinical fellowships in Craniofacial, Microvascular Surgery, Paediatric Hand Surgery and General Paediatric Plastic surgery from University of Toronto, Canada.He has more than 500 publications on various aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Prof M.M Alqattan awarded with more than 80 national and international awards in the field of plastic sugery and research programs.He has presented his research work on more that 70 National and International platforms.

Mr Umraz Khan

Mr Umraz Khan qualified from University College, London in 1991. He then completed his basic surgical training at the Royal United Hospital in Bath and also conducted research into anti-scarring agents.

Mr Khan then spent six years in London completing his higher surgical training. He was awarded his fellowship in Australia in 2002 following training focusing on skin cancer, microsurgery and cosmetic surgery.

Between 2002 and 2006 Mr Khan worked as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital in London where he also established a successful private practice. Mr Khan's special interests include reconstructive plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery of the face, abdomen and breast augmentation, skin cancer and lower limb trauma.

He was program director for training in London prior to taking up a post in Bristol in 2006. He has published many papers on limb reconstruction and remains actively involved in this area of surgical research. He is visiting professor to Allama Iqbal Medical School, Lahore. He has been awarded an honorary fellowship from the CPSP and of the Canadian Plastic Surgery Society in recognition of his contributions to Plastic Surgery.

He is a full member of BAPRAS Fellow of RCS Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Orthoplastic Surgery.

Prof. Philip Kuo-Ting Chen, Craniofacial Surgeon

Prof. Philip Kuo-Ting Chen is currently the Director of the Craniofacial Center and Professor in Surgery at the Taipei Medical University Hospital and Taipei Medical University and has been the director of Craniofacial Center of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital for more than 15 years.

Prof. Chen graduated from the National Taiwan University Medical School in 1981 and received his plastic surgical training at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital from 1984 to 1987. He was a clinical fellow of Craniofacial Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto in Canada, from 1990 to 1991.

Prof. Chen has a very busy craniofacial surgical practice. He has performed numerous cleft lip and palate surgery, intracranial reconstruction and pediatric plastic surgery.

Prof. Chen is a dynamic member of many professional societies including the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Anomaly Association, and the Asian-Pacific Craniofacial Association. He was the President of the Asian Pacific Craniofacial Association from 2006 to 2008 and the President of Taiwan Cleft Palate –Craniofacial Association from 2001 to 2007. He also served as the National Secretary of Taiwan in International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery from 2006 to 2014. He was the board member for Taiwan in AOCMF, Asian Pacific region from 2011 to 2017. He is the council member of the Taiwan Cleft Palate –Craniofacial Association. He is among the International Medical Advisory Board of The Smile Train.

Prof. Chen received the Best paper award for the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery in 1994 and 2001 and a best paper award from the journal of Plastic & reconstructive Surgery in 2015. He has given more than 300 international presentations. He has published 150 peer review articles and 18 chapters in textbook of cleft surgery or craniofacial surgery.

Prof. Edward Chang, Associate Professor, Plastic Surgery

Prof. Edward Chang is a plastic surgeon in Houston, Texas and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including CHI St. Luke's Health Brazosport and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He received his medical degree from NYU School of Medicine and has been in practice between 11-20 years. Currently he is an Associate Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Prof. Gregory R.D. Evans
Professor, Surgery, School of Medicine, Chair, Plastic Surgery
School of Medicine, M.D., University of Southern California School of Medicine.

Prof. Gregory Evans is the Professor of Plastic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, Founding Chair, Department of Plastic Surgery, Past President American Society of Plastic Surgeons, past director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and currently Senior Trustee and the chair of the international committee for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

He is one of the most widely respected aesthetic and reconstructive surgeons in the country and is the past President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Prof. Gregory Evans focuses on a full spectrum of plastic surgery of the face, eyes, abdomen, breasts and body contouring. His results are meticulous and elegant. He is perhaps best known for performing cancer reconstruction procedures, including free tissue transfer for head, neck and breast.

Mr. Tim Goodacre, Consultant Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Mr. Tim Goodacre is a recently NHS retired plastic surgeon with an Honorary contract at the Oxford Radcliffe University Hospitals. He is past President of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), 2011, and currently serves on the RCS(England) Council as BAPRAS elected representative. He is Vice President of EBOPRAS and sits on the ExCo of the Plastic Surgery section of UEMS – the European advisory body. He is on the Council and cases Committee of the Medical Defence Union, Trustee of the Blonde McIndoe Research Foundation, and Chair of Interface Uganda – a small charity supporting training and development of reconstructive services in east Africa. Mr. Tim is also a Patron of the British Association of Skin Camouflage.

He is a fully accredited plastic and reconstructive surgeon, in full time practice for 15 years, a past member of the Council of British Association of Plastic Surgeons, currently an Examiner for the UK InterCollegiate Board in Plastic Surgery and a member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).

He is Regional Specialty Adviser in Plastic Surgery and a member of the Medical Defence Union Council. He is also Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Nuffield Department of Surgery, University of Oxford.

Mr. Mark Henley, President, British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)

Mr. Mark Henley is Senior Consultant Plastic Reconstructive and Cleft Surgeon to the Nottingham University Hospitals and the Trent Regional Cleft Surgery Service. Committed to training and raising educational standards in all aspects of Plastic Surgery and achieving unprecedented collaboration between mainstream surgical specialties he has established national fellowships in Reconstructive Cosmetic Surgery.

In collaboration with others he has also established an innovative specialty specific surgical professional indemnity scheme (PRASIS) and is currently piloting ‘Hands On’ training in Cosmetic Surgery in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Louis de Weerd, Professor in Plastic Surgery, Research Group of Medical Imaging

Mr. Louis de Weerd (1958) works as a plastic surgeon at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Hospital of North Norway. He also a position as professor at the The Arctic University of Norway and is a member of the Medical Imaging Research Group at the Department of Clinical Medicine. His main interest lies in reconstructive surgery and the use of different imaging modalities in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His thesis was on the use of Dynamic Infrared Thermography (DIRT) in free flap surgery.

Ms. Barbara Jemec, Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Ms. Barbara Jemec has been a consultant in the NHS since 2004, specialising in skin cancer, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, hand surgery and reconstructive surgery after ano-genital cancers. She takes her patient’s problems seriously and will always try to do her best for them, tailoring their treatment to their individual needs. Ms. Jemec works in a multidisciplinary team in all aspects of the problems she covers, appropriate for your problem, to enhance your recovery.

She has been a member of the councils of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and the Plastic Surgery section of the Royal Society of Medicine, as well as been the section president of the RSM.

Ms. Jemec is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Journal and the Journal of Hand Surgery (European edition) and is therefore able to keep up to date with advances in her field, she is also contributing to the re-write of the Oxford textbook of Plastic Surgery with two chapters in skin and the upper limb sections.

Mr. David Johnson, President, European Society of Craniofacial Surgery (ESCFS)

Mr David Johnson graduated from Cambridge University with a First Class Honours degree in Medical Sciences in 1989. He was awarded The Skerne Scholarship and The Belfield Clarke Prize for Biological Sciences for obtaining the top First Class Degree in the University. He was awarded the Ida Mary Henderson Scholarship to Christ Church, Oxford and graduated from Oxford University in Clinical Medicine in 1992.

After his general surgical training he undertook three years of full time research as a Wellcome Clinical Training Fellow at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford, where he researched into the molecular biology of craniosynostosis. He was awarded a Doctor of Medicine Degree from Oxford University and was awarded a Hunterian Professorship as recognition of his research by The Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Mr Johnson trained in Plastic Surgery at Mount Vernon Hospital, Salisbury District Hospital and the Radcliffe Infirmary at Oxford. He spent one year as a Senior Craniofacial Fellow at The Australian Craniofacial Unit in Adelaide before taking up his Consultant Post in Oxford in 2006. He is the Director of the Craniofacial Unit in Oxford which is one of the busiest craniofacial units in the world primarily treating children with craniosynostosis. He has over 70 publications and he is a lead editor of the 39th and 40th editions of the world famous Gray’s Anatomy textbook.

Mr. M. Sarmad Tamimy, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Mr. Sarmad is a fully trained Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon with in an extensive experience in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of more than 10 years. Being trained initially as general surgeon and then homing down his skills for a full further training in plastic surgery, he has more than two decades of experience in looking after and helping patients with surgical needs.

Mr. Sarmad underwent plastic surgical training in Pakistan with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan, before coming to UK for a further specialist training in Microsurgery, Cosmetic Surgery and Oncology Reconstructive Surgery.

In addition to cosmetic surgery, he has a well-established NHS practice in Nottingham for more than 3 years with a special interest in Breast Reconstruction, Microsurgery, Sarcoma, Head & Neck Reconstruction and Perineal Reconstruction.

Prof. Fu-Chan WEI, Consultant Reconstructive microsurgery, vascularized composite allotransplantation, Surgeon, Innovator, and Leader of the Legendary Chang Gung Microsurgery Center

Professor Fu-Chan Wei is one of the pioneers in plastic surgery and microsurgery. He is clearly one of the most influential and innovative surgeons in the history of plastic surgery. The Taiwanese legend is the innovator of the osteoseptocutaneous fibula flap, which revolutionized the reconstruction of composite bone and soft tissue defects in the jaw and extremities. He has pioneered several perforator flaps, including the free style variety. He has taken toe-to-hand microsurgical transplantation to a whole new level. He is not only recognized for his surgical skills and clinical innovations, but also for his vision, leadership, and teaching. The establishment and development of the famous Microsurgery Center at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital is unparalleled anywhere.

Professor Wei became Chairman of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1994, vice superintendent in 1997 at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, and Chancellor of the College of Medicine in 2003 at Chang Gung University. During his tenure as the Chief of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, through his efforts in leading and coordination, his institution developed into a world leading microsurgical center renowned for extensive cases with an unattested high level of quality in head and neck reconstruction, facial palsy, brachial plexus, upper and lower extremity, breast and lymphedema reconstructions. He is past President of the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, has published 468 research papers, 114 book chapters and 18 books. In 2012, he was elected to the Academia Sinica in Taiwan. He remains clinically active and his current research interests are focused on developing hand and face vascular composite allotransplantation in Taiwan.

Abstract opens: September 13, 2019

Abstract submission deadline: December 13, 2019

Abstract approval notification: January 13, 2020

Abstracts must be submitted via E-mail to: abstract.papscon2020@gmail.com


Submission Guidelines for Oral Presentation / Poster


  1. Abstract must be submitted in English.
  2. The selection of the abstract will be done by the scientific committee of PAPSCON 2020.
  3. The abstract must highlight the importance of the theme and purpose of the study, the characteristics of the case and the relevance of the approached subject in the content of today’s knowledge.
  4. The title must be typed using capital letters, Times New Roman Font, size 12, Bold, maximum 300 characters.
  5. Maximum of six authors/ must include the following information in the exact order:
    • First name,
    • Last name,
    • Institution,
    • Department,
    • City,
    • Country
  1. No point of identification of Author or institution should be mentioned in the main body of the abstract.
  2. The body of the abstract must be typed using Times New Roman font, 12 size, single space, maximum 350 words.
  3. The abstract must not contain any graphics, tables, picture.
  4. The content of the abstract must be structured and include: -
    • Introduction
    • Materials and Methods
    • Result
    • Conclusion
    • Key words
    • References – Upto 05
  1. Please indicate in your mail if you would like your abstract to be considered for oral or poster presentation.
  2. Abstracts not selected for oral presentation may be offered the chance of poster presentation.

Islamabad “The Beautiful”; The Capital of Pakistan is one of the most beautiful and green cities you will find in the country. Surrounded on one side by the lush green Margalla Hills, it gives a perfect blend of sightseeing and an urban lifestyle.

Being the capital, it is the most developed city in the country, and the most organized one. Areas are easy to access as the roads are well developed and mostly straight and at right angles to each other.

Overall, you will enjoy Islamabad’s cleanliness and greenery, and the serene environment. For any visitors, Islamabad will probably be their first stop in Pakistan. Due to its location, the beautiful valleys of Kashmir, Gilgit, Naran, Kaghan etc, and the gigantic mountains to the north are easily accessible from Islamabad than other places.

Be sure to include visiting the north in your trip plans, because that’s where it gets the most beautiful. There are many negative perceptions about the country, and the country has its fair share of problems, but visiting the country yourself will clear most negative and media propogated opinions. The people are hospitable, the land beautiful, and the culture is unique.

Accommodation arrangements for participants are on self-finance basis.

We have corporate arrangement with the finest hotels of Islamabad which are near to the vicinity of conference venue.

Having a corporate arrangement means that we should be able to provide you with discounted/special rates for your accommodation.

Please submit your request to tania@shifa.com.pk along with the following details:

  1. Complete name
  2. CNIC number
  3. Permanent address
  4. Cell phone number
  5. Check-in date and time
  6. Check-out date and time


The CME Office - SIH shall access your request and forward it for further processing. After the deadline of availing discounted/special rates, you can arrange accommodation yourself.


Deadline to avail discounted/special rates is Thursday, February 20, 2020.

Serena Hotel in Islamabad stands at the foot of the Margalla Hills on fourteen acres of land with beautiful gardens and the serene shore of the Rawal Lake in close proximity, next to the Diplomatic Enclave. Visit Serena Hotel: http://www.serenahotels.com/serenaislamabad/default-en.html


Hotels Category Rates
Serena Hotel
Single Deluxe will be announced soon
Double / Twin Deluxe



Hotel Margala Islamabad has unrivaled experience in organizing a unique range of corporate and social events, all of which are supported by state-of-the-art facilities and orchestrated by highly-trained personnel, giving our guests the opportunity to enjoy luxury accommodation, world class catering, and diverse leisure options. Visit Margala Hotel: http://www.hotelmargala.com/ 


Hotels Category Rates
Margala Hotel Single Room will be announced soon
Double / Twin Deluxe


Islamabad Hotel
aim is to ensure that Islamabad Hotel offers consistently high standard of service and facilities. Visit Islamabad Hotel; http://www.islamabadhotel.com.pk/

Hotel Category Rates
Islamabad Hotel Single Room will be announced soon
Double / Twin Deluxe
Triple Sharing Room


For further queries & details, please contact;

Tania Noreen, Medical Staff Affairs Department – CME Office,

Shifa International Hospitals Ltd, Islamabad

051-846-3957 | 923468551048.






Demand Draft / Pay Order should be in favor of “SHIFA INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALS LTD, ISLAMABAD”.

Deposit the registration fees in Al-Baraka Bank (Shifa International Hospital Branch) and submit original copy to CME Office via email at cme@shifa.com.pk or WhatsApp at +92 346-8551048.

Transfer the registration fees online into Al-Baraka Bank on given account number and share the snapshot / image of amount transferred/submitted via email at cme@shifa.com.pk or WhatsApp at +92 346-8551048.


Title of Account: Shifa International Hospital.
Complete bank account number: 011 03 26 53 00 19
Complete Bank name: Al-Baraka Bank (Pakistan) limited.
Complete Bank Branch Code: 0803
Branch Name: Shifa International Hospital Branch.
Complete bank address: Shifa International Hospital Ltd., Sub Branch, Block -D, Sector H-8/4, Islamabad.
IBAN: PK 73AIIN 00 00 11 03 26 53 00 19
Swift Code: AIIN PKK A
NTN Number: 0712126-1

REGISTRATION FEES:                   PAPS (13-14 March, 2020) | International Aesthetic Symposium (15 March, 2020)

Registration Criteria

Early Birds
Till January 20, 2020

Regular Fees
Till March 06, 2020

Late / Onsite Fees


Consultants – PAPS (13-14 March, 2020)




Consultants – International Aesthetic Symposium (15 March, 2020)




Fellows – PAPS (13-14 March, 2020)




Fellows – International Aesthetic Symposium (15 March, 2020)




Residents – PAPS (13-14 March, 2020)




Residents – International Aesthetic Symposium (15 March, 2020)




MOs / HOs / Medical Students – PAPS (13-14 March, 2020)




MOs / HOs / Medical Students – International Aesthetic Symposium   (15 March, 2020)




Please contact our Conference Secretariat

CME OFFICE | Medical Staff Affairs Department,
Shifa International Hospitals, Sector # H-8/4, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Telephone Number: +92-51-846-3957/4357 | Mobile Number: 0346-8551048 | Email: cme@shifa.com.pk


Conference Secretariat;

CME OFFICE | Medical Staff Affairs Department,

Shifa International Hospitals, Sector # H-8/4, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Telephone Number: +92-51-846-3957/4357 | Mobile Number: 0346-8551048 | Email: cme@shifa.com.pk




Department of Plastic Surgery

Shifa International Hospitals, Sector # H-8/4, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Telephone Number: 92-51-846-3417

Mobile Number: Dr. Haroon Rashid: 92-0333-5282095

Mobile Number: Dr. Sakina Malik: 92-0334-4441665

Mobile Number: Dr. Noshee: 92-0334-1147774


PAPS Official Website : www.plasticsurgery.org.pk