Soft Tissue Surgery II

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Vienna / Austria

22.08.2022 – 26.08.2022

EURO 2.850.-*

EURO 2.750.-*(early registration deadline: 7.3.2022)

* additional mandatory 50 euro eLibrary fee will be applied

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 academic willing to deepen their knowledge in soft tissue surgery. The comprehensive study program consists currently of 7 one-week modules, respectively Soft Tissue Surgery I to V, Feline soft tissue surgery, Laparoscopy. Additional stand-alone programs might also be offered…
Each course is composed of a mix of applied theory and practice on models and/or cadavers. Much time is dedicated to interactive and practical training under the supervision of course masters and instructors, all internationally recognized European or American specialists. Unlike other surgery courses given over a succession of 2 days-period, the ESAVS ‘course organization in weeks guarantees that what you learned and what you practiced remains engraved in your mind and in your hands. Join us and have fun while making huge progresses in surgery.

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/or recognize the cases that need to be referred to specialists. More on certificates and master program is to be found on the Home-page.

STS I (Soft Tissue Surgery I) is to be taken before taking any other one. Even the best experienced practitioner will re-discover the very heart and practice of surgery ,thanks to the training achieved in the STS I. The other STS courses, STSII, III and IV can be taken in any order. STS V is recommended to those who have already taken at least two STS courses, or their equivalent.

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 like anal sac removal, perineal hernia repair and basic rectal surgery.

Course program (subject to change)

Monday, 22/08/2022
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, 23/08/2022
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, 24/08/2022
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, 25/08/2022
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, 26/08/2022
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

Course location

thv – International Training Center for Human & Veterinary Medicine Bergmillergasse 5, Stiege 2, Top 3, 1140 Vienna, Austria