Soft Tissue Surgery II

in progress


Combined course

15.03.2021 – 19.03.2021

31.10.2021 – 01.11.2021

EURO 2.650.-

Total hours: 40
ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): TBA
ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

Program Director/
Principal Course Master:

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

Course Overview

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.

Course program (online live sessions)

Monday, 15/03/21
08:30 – 09:00 Course Introduction
09:00 – 10:30 General Knowledge about Wound Healing: Dupré
– Skin Anatomy
– Wound Healing
– Wound Care
– Principles of Wound Closure
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 –13:00 Basic Reconstructive Techniques:
– Local Subdermal Plexus Flaps Findji
– The Inguinal and Axillary Fold Flaps Findji
– Distant Flaps Dupré
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Arterial Flaps Dupré
15:00 – 16:00 Skin Grafts Findji
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Case-based discussion and group work on Wounds and Reconstruction
Wednesday, 17/03/21
08:30 – 10:00 Special Wounds and Skin Diseases:
– Dermatologic Surgical Diseases Dupré
– Bite Wounds Findji
– Burns Dupré
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:15 Anal and Perineal Anatomy and Function Dupré
11:15 – 13:00 Anal and Perianal Diseases (1): Perianal and Anal Sac Tumors Findji
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Anal and Perianal Diseases (2): Perianal and Anal Sac Tumors Findji
Rectal Tumors and Surgical Treatment of Rectal and Distal Colon Diseases
15:00 – 15:45 Other Anal and Perianal Diseases (3): Prolapse, Stenosis and Atresia, Perianal Fistulas Findji
15:45 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 Perineal Hernia Dupré
17:00 – 17:30 Case based discussions and group work
Friday, 19/03/21
09:00 – 11:00 Oncologic surgery, Decision Making & Treatment Options in most Common Skin Tumors Findji
Decision Making & Treatment Options in Mammary Gland Tumors
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:30 Clinical cases and group exercises Dupré / Findji
13:30 – 14:00 Course evaluation and farewell

Practical sessions

Practical sessions 31 October – 1 November 2021, Warsaw / Poland