Soft Tissue Surgery II



Lisbon / Portugal


11.06.2024 – 14.06.2024

EURO 3.300.-*

EURO 3.200.-*(early registration deadline: 4.12.2023)

* eLibrary access is included in the course fee

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, Dipl. ECVS (FR/AT)

Course Master:

Dr. Laurent Findji, Dipl. ECVS (UK)


Dr. Ruta Noreikaite (LT)

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, STS II, 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. In the new format of STS II, an equivalent of 8 hours of theoretical lectures are held as recorded webinars and the onsite presence is limited to 4 days.

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, 27/05/2024 - Online Course Introduction / Explanation

08:30 – 09:00 Online Welcome & Introduction
Recorded Webinars:
• Wound Healing and wound care:
o Skin anatomy and wound healing
o Wound care and principles of wound closure
• Special wounds
o Bite wounds
o Burns
• Oncologic surgery:
o Basic rules in oncologic surgery
o Decision making & treatment options in most common skin tumors
o Decision making & treatment options in mammary gland tumors

Tuesday, 11/06/2024

08:30 – 09:00 Course introduction
09:00 – 10:30 Reconstructive techniques:
– Local subdermal flaps
– The inguinal and axillary fold flaps
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Distant flaps
11:45 – 13:00 Surgery of dermatologic diseases
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:15 Arterial flaps
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 16:30 Skin grafts
16:30 – 17:30 Group work: Debriefing webinars wound healing, wound care

Wednesday, 12/06/2024

08:30 – 09:00 Meeting at the University
09:00 – 13:00 Wet labs: Reconstructive surgery:
– Advancement, rotation and transposition flaps
– Arterial flaps
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 17:30 Wet labs: Reconstructive surgery:
– Distant flaps
– Grafts

Thursday, 13/06/2024

08:30 – 09:15 Anal and perianal anatomy and function
09:15 – 10:30 Anal and perianal diseases: perianal and anal sac tumors
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Group work: Surgical oncology webinars
12:00 – 13:00 Rectal tumors and surgical treatment of rectal and distal colon diseases
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Other anal and perianal diseases: Group work
15:00 – 16:15 Perineal hernia
16:15 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00 Group work: wrap-up session
19:00 Social Dinner

Friday, 14/06/2024

08:30 – 09:00 Meeting at the University
09:00 – 13:00 Wet labs: anal, perianal and perineal surgery:
– Approach to the perineal region
– Anal sac removal
– Group work: how to close this wound (1)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 17:00 Wet labs: anal, perianal and perineal surgery:
– How to close this wound (2)
– Perineal hernia
– Rectectomies (demonstration)

Course location

Lisboa, Portugal

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