Soft Tissue Surgery III



Cremona / Italy

20.11.2023 – 24.11.2023

EURO 3.150.-*

EURO 3.050.-*(early registration deadline: 05.06.2023)

* eLibrary access is included in the course fee

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

Principal Course Master:

Dr. Laurent Findji, DECVS (UK)

Course Master:

Dr. Vicky Lipscomb, DECVS (UK)


Dr. Jasmine Moser, MRCVS (CH)

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 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.

Course program (Subject to change)

Monday, 20 November 2023 – Surgery of the Urinary Tract
08:30 – 09:00 Introduction to the course Findji
09:00 – 09:45 Surgical anatomy, healing and surgical principles Moser
09:45 – 10:45 Urolithiasis: common knowledge and management principles Findji
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 13:00 Basic surgical techniques for the urinary tract Findji
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:45 Prostatic disease and surgery Lipscomb
14:45 – 15:30 Urinary Incontinence: diagnosis Lipscomb
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 Urinary Incontinence: surgical treatments Lipscomb
18:00 – 20:00 Welcome Drinks
Tuesday, 21 November 2023 – Wet Labs - Urinary Tract Surgery
09:00 – 17:00 Bladder surgery All
Nephrotomy, nephrectomy
Colposuspension, urethropexy
Wednesday, 22 November 2023 – Liver / Gallbladder / Pancreas / Adrenal
09:00 – 09:45 Surgical anatomy of the liver and gallbladder Moser
09:45 – 10:45 Surgical diseases and techniques for the biliary tract Lipscomb
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:00 Surgical diseases and techniques of the pancreas Findji
12:00 – 13:00 Surgical diseases and techniques of the adrenals Lipscomb
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:30 Role of laparoscopy in the treatment of liver, adrenal, pancreas diseases Dupré
14:30 – 15:30 Liver tumors and hepatectomies Findji
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 Liver shunts: The surgeon’s view Lipscomb
Thursday, 23 November 2023 – Wet Labs – Hepatobiliary surgery, pancreas, adrenals
09:00 – 17:00 Liver biopsies and lobectomies All
Cholecystoenterostomy, cholecystectomy
Portosystematic shunt localisation techniques
Pancreatic biopsies and pancreatectomy
Friday, 24 November 2023 – Ureterolithiases, urinary trauma, urinary tumours, interactive and review sessions
09:00 – 10:00 How to treat ureterolithiasis Lipscomb
10:00 – 11:00 Urinary tract tumors: Basic oncologic knowledge Findji
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 Urinary tract trauma: Diagnosis and decision-making Lipscomb
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:30 MCQ – CASUS cases, Wrap-up session All

Course location

SCIVAC, Italian Companion Animal Veterinary Association, Palazzo Trecchi, Via Sigismondo Trecchi, 20, 26100 Cremona, Italy

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