26/08/2019 - 30/08/2019 | Vienna, Austria

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Program Director / Principal Course Master:

Univ. Prof. Dr. Gilles Dupré Dipl.ECVS (AT)

Course Masters:

Dr. Laurent Findji, Dipl.ECVS (UK)
Dr. Gabriele Gradner Dipl.ECVS (AT)
Dr. Nikola Katic Dipl.ECVS (AT)


The ESAVS Soft Tissue Surgery courses are dedicated to veterinarians in practice or in the academic field who are willing to deepen their knowledge in soft tissue surgery. The comprehensive study program consists currently of 4 one-week modules. Each course is composed of a mix of theory and practice on models and cadavers. Much time is dedicated to interactive and practical training under the supervision of course masters and instructors, who are all internationally recognized European or American specialists.

After attending the whole program, participants shall have acquired sufficient knowledge not only to face most of the current clinical situations but also to further progress by themselves and then recognize the cases that need to be referred to specialists.

STS I (Soft Tissue Surgery I) is mandatory before continuing on to the next courses. STS II, III and IV can be taken in any order. It is recommended to take STS V only after completion of the previous courses.

Soft Tissue Surgery II
This module focuses on two important topics of soft tissue surgery: On one hand the skin reconstruction techniques, and on the other one surgery of the perineal and anal region.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course, participants 1) shall possess the current knowledge about principles of wound care; 2) master most of the skin reconstruction techniques; 3) have a sound anatomical knowledge of perineal and perianal region; 4) master surgical techniques as anal sac removal, perineal hernia repair and rectal surgery.

Preliminary Program (Subject to change)

Monday, 26 August 2019

08:30 – 09:00 Course Introduction
09:00 – 10:30 General knowledge about wound healing
Skin anatomy, Wound healing, Wound care and principles of wound closure
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 13:00 Surgical oncologic diseases of the skin and surrounding tissues
Tumors of the skin and surrounding tissues: An update
Oncologic surgery: Basics applied to skin tumors; Mammary gland tumors
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 16:00 Basic reconstructive techniques: Local subdermal plexus flaps (Advancement flaps, rotation,
transposition); The inguinal and axillary fold flaps; Distant flaps
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30 Arterial flaps
17:30 – 18:00 Skin grafting

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

08:30 – 09:00 Dermatologic surgical diseases
09:00 – 10:00 Special wounds: Bite wounds, Burns/Bullets
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 13:00 Practicals skin flaps (1)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 17:30 Practicals skin flaps (2)

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

08:30 – 09:15 Thoraco-abdominal Wall reconstruction
09:15 – 10:00 Rectum/Anus – Anal and perianal diseases: Anal and perianal anatomy and continence mechanism
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:30 Anal and perianal conditions (atresia, anal sac diseases, perianal fistulas…)
11:30 – 12:15 Perianal and anal sac tumors
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch Break
13:15 – 13:45 Surgical Rectal diseases: Rectal tumors
13:45 – 14:45 Surgical approaches to the rectum and distal colon
14:45 – 15:45 Perineal hernia
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:30 Interactive cases

Thursday, 29 August 2019

09:00 – 13:00 Skin flaps rehearsal
Wall reconstruction
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 17:30 Practicals: Perineal hernia
Rectal approaches, rectectomies

Friday, 30 August 2019

09:00 – 13:00 Interactive clinical cases
How to close this wound?
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 16:00 Wrap-up session Anus, Rectum and perineum


Total hours: 40

ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): 32

ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5


Registration and fees

Tuition fee: Euro 2.650.-


Early registration: Euro 2.550.-

(deadline for early registration payment: 25th February 2019)

Course location

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Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien

Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien, Veterinärpl. 1, 1210 Wien, Österreich

Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien, Veterinärplatz 1, 1210 Vienna, Austria

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Warsaw University of Life Sciences

Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Nowoursynowska street 166, 02-787 Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Nowoursynowska street 166, 02-787 Warsaw, Poland

Courses 2019 brochure

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