08/12/2019 - 12/12/2019 | Cremona, Italy

registration open

Program Director:

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

Principal Course Masters:

Dr. Laurent Findji, Dipl.ECVS (UK)

Course Master:

Dr. Vicky Lipscomb, Dipl.ECVS (UK)


Please note

This course is open to any student who took at least the Soft Tissue Surgery I course (STS I). Participation to Soft Tissue Surgery II is not mandatory to enter course III or IV.


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 III:
During this course, we will concentrate on more advanced abdominal surgeries. After reviewing the indications and techniques for current urinary tract surgery, we will address the surgical treatments of urinary incontinence and urinary tract trauma. The second part of the course will focus on liver and gallbladder surgery as well as on pancreas and adrenals.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course, participants 1) shall master most of the urinary tract surgical techniques; 2) get a sound knowledge of management of urinary incontinence; 3) have acquired a good understanding of liver surgery including porto-systemic shunt; 4) be able to operate or refer advanced pancreas or adrenal surgeries.

Preliminary Program (Subject to change)

Sunday, 8 December 2019

09:00 – 09:45 Part 1: Generalities – Surgical anatomy, healing and surgical principles
09:45 – 10:45 Urolithiasis: common knowledge and handling
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:15 Part 2: Basic surgical techniques for the UT – Urethrotomy and urethrostomy – Nephrectomy
12:15 – 12:45 Prostatic disease and surgery
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:30 Other surgical diseases – Urinary tract tumors: Basic oncologic knowledge
14:30 – 15:15 Urinary tract Trauma: Diagnosis and decision-making
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:15 Urinary Incontinence: an overview
Diagnostic procedures
Surgical procedures
Surgical techniques for Ectopic ureters
Surgical techniques for USMI
17:15 – 18:00 Discussion
Welcome Drink

Monday, 9 December 2019

09:00 – 10:45 Practicals: Urinary Tract Surgery (1)
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:45 Practicals: Urinary Tract Surgery (1)
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 17:00 Practicals: Urinary Tract Surgery (2)

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

09:00 – 09:30 Surgical anatomy of the liver and gall bladder
09:30 – 10:30 Surgical diseases and techniques for the biliary tract
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:55 Surgical diseases and techniques of the pancreas
11:55 – 12:50 Surgical diseases and techniques of the adrenal
12:50 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:30 Role of laparoscopy in the treatment of liver, adrenal and pancreas diseases
14:30 – 15:15 Liver tumors and hepatectomies
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 16:45 Liver shunts: The surgeon’s view

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

09:00 – 10:45 Practicals: Liver, Gall bladder, Pancreas, Adrenal, Prostate, Rehearsal of previous techniques
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:45 Practicals: Liver, Gall bladder, Pancreas, Adrenal, Prostate, Rehearsal of previous techniques
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:15 Practicals: Liver, Gall bladder, Pancreas, Adrenal, Prostate, Rehearsal of previous techniques
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:00 Practicals: Liver, Gall bladder, Pancreas, Adrenal, Prostate, Rehearsal of previous techniques

Thursday, 12 December 2019

09:00 – 09:45 How to treat ureterolithiasis
09:45 – 15.30 Interactive sessions


Total hours: 40

ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): 30

ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5


Registration and fees

Tuition fee: Euro 2.650.-


Early registration: Euro 2.550.-

(deadline for early registration payment: 7th June 2019)

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