04/06/2018 - 08/06/2018 | Lisbon, Portugal


Program Director / Principal Course Master:

Univ. Prof. Dr. Gilles Dupré DECVS (AT)

Course Master:

Dr. Gert ter Haar, DECVS (NL)


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 IV:
This course is dedicated exclusively to head and neck surgery. A strong focus will be put on upper airways and ear surgeries. However, topics as salivary mucoceles, thyroid and parathyroid diseases and surgeries will also be covered.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course, participants 1) shall have acquired a profound knowledge of upper airways anatomy and its relevance for treatment of diseases like Brachycephalic syndrome, laryngeal paralysis and tracheal collapse; 2) shall master a clear decision-making process for ear surgeries; 3) shall be able to perform external ear surgeries and to operate or refer middle-ear ones; 4) have become confident in treating salivary mucoceles and surgical diseases of thyroid and parathyroid.

Preliminary Program (Subject to change)

Monday, 4 June 2018

08:30 – 09:00 Course Introduction
09:00 – 09:45 Brachy intro and brachycephalyrelated diseases, symptoms and diagnosis
09:45 – 10:30 Surgery to correct brachycephalic obstructive
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Laryngeal diseases and laryngeal paralysis
11:45 – 12:30 Tracheal collapse
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:15 Tracheal diseases, trauma, tracheostomy and tracheal resection and anastomosis
14:15 – 15:00 Salivary gland diseases and treatments
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:15 Surgical diseases and treatments of Thyroïd and Parathyroïd gland diseases


Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Endoscopic examination of the upper airways: Principles (45 min.)
Surgical lab and endoscopic lab parallel
Upper airways lab + endoscopy
Lunch Break
Palatoplasty demonstration + Action + Nares (120 min.)
Tie-back demonstration+ Action (60 min.)
Tracheostomy (45 min.)
Thyroïdectomy demonstration+ surgery (60 min.)
Sublingual + Mdb both sides (90 min.)

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

08:30 – 09:00 Anatomy & physiology of the ears
09:00 – 09:45 Otitis externa; decision making
09:45 – 10:15 Other surgical ear conditions; othematoma
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:30 Middle ear disease in Dogs
11:30 – 12:00 Middle ear disease in Cats
12:00 – 12:30 Nasopharyngeal polyps and removal
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:15 Surgical procedures for external ear canal diseases
14:15 – 15:00 Surgical procedures for middle ear diseases
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:15 Diagnostic work-up for nasal disease
16:15 – 17:00 Surgery of the nose

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Lab ears / Nose
Ears lab
Lunch Break
Wounds of the head: How to reconstruct them (45 min.)
Nose and wounds labs

Friday, 8 June 2018

Interactive Casus clinical cases + Wrap-up
Wrap-up session Upper airways
Special diseases clinical cases
Wrap-up session: Ears
Each group presents a summary of the most important items of the 10 topics

Registration and fees

Tuition fee: Euro 2.590.-


Early registration: Euro 2.490.-

(deadline for FULL early registration payment: 25 December 2017)

Course location

Find alternative hotels

Please enter for Destination `Lisbon`, for Country `Portugal` and your travel dates.

19° C
few clouds

Lisbon, Portugal

Avenida da Universidade Técnica, 1300-477 Lisbon, Portugal

Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, University of Lisbon, Avenida da Universidade Técnica, 1300-477 Lisbon, Portugal

Related courses

Course Date Registration Status
Soft Tissue Surgery I
Vienna, Austria
02/01/2018 - 06/01/2018held
Orthopaedics I
Vienna, Austria
29/01/2018 - 02/02/2018held
Soft Tissue Surgery I
Lisbon, Portugal
04/04/2018 - 08/04/2018held
Orthopaedics II
Cremona, Italy
09/05/2018 - 13/05/2018held
Soft Tissue Surgery IV
Lisbon, Portugal
04/06/2018 - 08/06/2018held
Feline Orthopaedics
Vienna, Austria
30/07/2018 - 03/08/2018held
Soft Tissue Surgery II
Vienna, Austria
27/08/2018 - 31/08/2018held
Orthopaedics III
Vienna, Austria
03/09/2018 - 07/09/2018held
Soft Tissue Surgery III
Cremona, Italy
08/12/2018 - 12/12/2018held

Courses 2020 brochure

Order the free ESAVS information brochure 2020 and learn more about the veterinary intensive training programs in over 20 disciplines in Europe and Asia. Please send an E-Mail to info@esavs.eu with your delivery address to receive the free ESAVS Course Brochure 2020 or download the pdf version.

Contact us

ESAVS Office Germany
Schadtengasse 2
D-55765 Birkenfeld
email: info@esavs.eu
Phone: +49 6782 2329
Fax: +49 6782 86 930 28



in cooperation with

Copyright © 2020 ESAVS – All rights reserved • website by GAM S.A. Luxembourg