International Keynote Speakers
The Plastic Surgery Congress (PSC) 2022 brings together the best in contemporary scientific and medical education from around Australia and the world. Participate in high quality presentations and networking events with colleagues, peers and opinion leaders.

Maurice Nahabedian, MD

Private Practice, National Center for Plastic Surgery, McLean, Virginia, USA

Maurice Nahabedian, MD was formerly a Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University and the Inova branch of the Virginia Commonwealth University.  He is currently in private practice at the National Center for Plastic Surgery in McLean, Virginia since 2017.    Dr. Nahabedian completed his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1995 and was on their faculty until 2005 where he served as program director under Paul Manson, MD.


In 2005, Dr. Nahabedian joined the faculty at Georgetown University where he was Vice Chairman of the Department under Scott Spear, MD. Dr. Nahabedian has published over 235 scientific manuscripts, editorials, and invited discussions; served as principal or associate editor of 10 textbooks, and written 101 book chapters focused primarily on aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast. He was an associate editor for the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from 2005 – 2009 and was the Breast Section Editor from 2009 – 2017.


Dr. Nahabedian has been a visiting professor at 111 hospitals and universities nationally and internationally, delivered over 1,300 lectures on topics related to reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery and chaired 21 national or international conferences.

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Stephen McCulley

FCS (SA) Plast, FRCS (Plast)

Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon,

Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham University Hospital Trust, UK


Stephen McCulley is Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon based in Nottingham in the UK since 2002. He graduated in the UK and completed his specialist training between Cape Town, South Africa and Nottingham.


He specializes in all aspects of Reconstructive, Oncoplastic and Cosmetic breast surgery. He is trained and performs both oncological and reconstructive aspects of breast surgery and has a special interest in Breast conserving techniques (namely Therapeutic Mammaplasty and local perforator flaps), microvascular autologous breast reconstruction, the planning of radiotherapy in reconstruction and breast asymmetry/chest wall deformity surgery.


Along with Breast and Plastic surgery colleagues he has developed the combined Oncoplastic service in Nottingham, which has become a leading centre for Oncoplastic Breast surgery research, teaching and development. The Plastic surgery unit has also championed improved efficiencies and outcomes in microvascular breast reconstruction.  


He is co-founder of the annual ORBS (Oncoplastic Reconstructive Breast Surgery) meetings in Nottingham, running since 2008.

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Professor Efterpi Demiri

Professor and Head of Plastic Surgery

Papageorgiou Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Greece


Postgraduate-trained at University Centers in France, UK and Spain, she specialized in reconstructive microsurgery, breast & lymphedema reconstruction and hand surgery.

She has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and numerous book chapters. She has been invited to lecture at more than 250 national and international symposia and meetings, while serving as Visiting Professor at leading institutions in Europe and USA. She has served on the Board of numerous Greek & International Scientific Societies and Academic Committees; since 2019 she holds the position of National Delegate in the European Association of Plastic Surgeons and the European Federation of Societies for Microsurgery (EFSM).

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Roger K Khouri


Founder and Past President of the International Society of Plastic and Regenerative Surgeons

Doctor Khouri is a Founder and a Past President of the International Society of Plastic and Regenerative Surgeons (ISPRES). He has 35 years of experience with breast reconstruction. A recognized expert in microsurgical breast reconstruction, he realized 20 years ago the need for a better alternative and developed tissue engineered breast regeneration. He invented Brava, the original External Vacuum Expander, now called EVE, and used it to generate the scaffold. He also coined the term “Rigottomy”, and used this technique to turn cicatrix into matrix and modify the structural fibrovascular framework that gives shape to soft tissues. Combining these techniques with fat grafting has allowed him to restore form and function by growing, sculpting, and molding tissues. He is developing regenerative technologies that bring Plastic Surgery to the original specialty name of “Plastikos”, the Greek word for to mold or give shape.

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Kathryn Steele

Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon,

Head of Sarcoma at Nottingham University Hospitals, UK

Kathryn Steele is a Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon and Head of Sarcoma at Nottingham University Hospitals, the lead centre for the regional East Midlands Sarcoma Service.


Her specialist training and PhD in vascular growth factors were completed in the East Midlands region of the UK and she joined the Nottingham service as a consultant in 2017. She has championed service redevelopment and pathways for investigation and treatment of soft tissue sarcoma in Nottingham, covering a population of 4.5 million. The diagnostic, excisional and reconstructive components of the soft tissue sarcoma service are performed by the plastic surgery team.


She also specialises in reconstruction of the upper and lower limb and completed fellowships at Pulvertaft Hand Centre and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Major Trauma Centre.

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