The North East Flap Course

Welcome to the 17th International Flap Course based at the Newcastle Surgical Training Centre at The Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.

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2022 North East Flap Course
13th - 16th June 2022

The 2022 Course is now FULLY SUBSCRIBED

Four superb days taking you through the practical anatomy of flaps.

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The Course in Brief

A four day course on fresh cadaveric specimens, concentrating on the practical anatomy of flaps relevant to plastic surgery.  The Course is based full time in the NTSC, and participants are allocated four per cadaver, divided into two per side. The dissections will be complemented by lectures and clinical tutorials, videos and lectures.

There is an additional option of Observing the dissections only, and these numbers are limited to 4 per cadaver. Any choice of days can be selected.

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Matt Erdmann

Matt Erdmann is the course director and has been the driving force behind The North East Flap Course. He has been a practising Consultant Plastic Surgeon since 1998. He is Senior Plastic Surgeon at the University Hospital of North Durham.


James Wokes

Mr Matt Erdmann

Dr Christy Chou

Course Fee

The 2022 North East Flap Course is now Fully Subscribed.

The Venue

Newcastle Surgical Training Centre
Freeman Hospital,
Newcastle upon Tyne,


The Faculty


  • The 2022 Course is now fully Subscribed

    13th October 2021
  • We welcome back a full complement of applicants to the flap course for 2022. We were able to run a successful reduced flap course in 2021 with restrictions imposed due to Covid on the overall number of participants, days run and faculty numbers. Nevertheless it proved to be a great success and is a tribute to the dedication and background hard work by Christy Chou, Course organiser.

    25th May 2020
  • 2021 North East Flap course in the North East is now taking bookings

    25th May 2020