Dr. Morrison to give 2024 Maliniac Lecture

Wayne Morrison, MD, an internationally-recognized plastic surgeon and hand surgeon with a special interest in skin cancer, hand, cosmetic and microsurgery, will give the annual Maliniac Lecture during Plastic Surgery The Meeting in San Diego.

The Maliniac Lecture will take place 3:00 - 3:30 p.m., PT, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2024.

Dr. Morrison's lecture will focus on "Scientific Observations and Interpretations on the Survival of Reattached and Transplanted Body Parts."

Morrison is a professional fellow in the Department of Surgery at the University of Melbourne and an honorary professor at Australian Catholic University. He recently retired as Director of the O'Brien Institute, an independently funded research affiliate of Melbourne University at St. Vincent's Hospital, where he was also the Head of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department.

Dr. Morrison's research interests include the engineering of tissues and organs, especially adipogenesis.

Additionally, Dr. Morrison is co-author of the book Reconstructive Microsurgery and has written more than 300 peer-reviewed articles. He is a recipient of multiple NH&MRC project grants as well as other funding sources including government and philanthropic organizations.

He is a recipient of the John Mitchell Crouch Scholarship, the Tattersalls National Award for Excellence, the Sim traveling professorship (Royal College of Surgeons of England), and the B.K. Rank Professorship for the Australian Society of Plastic Surgery, and the Joseph Murray honorary Harvard Professor.

Additional accolades include the Medal of Excellence by the Australian Society for Head and Neck Surgery in 2014, the "Pioneer of Hand Surgery" by the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH) in 2016, and the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) medal in 2022.

History of the Maliniac Lecture

Jacques Maliniac, MD, established the lectureship, providing funds to ensure that it would continue at each Plastic Surgery The Meeting. Its purpose was to introduce the society to outstanding speakers, who have made significant contributions to the field of plastic surgery, from around the world.

In fact, the only stipulation was that the speaker could live anywhere in the world but not in the United States. Hence, the goal was to expose the membership to people, ideas, and innovative techniques and procedures that they would not ordinarily have access to.