Soft Tissue Surgery IV

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Lisbon / Portugal

15.09.2024 – 19.09.2024

EURO 3.300.-*

EURO 3.200.-*(early registration deadline: 31.03.2024)

* 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 DECVS (FR/AT)

Course Masters:

Dr. Gert ter Haar DECVS (NED)

Course Overview

Important note: For this STS IV Head and Neck course, participants will have the opportunity to work in groups of 2 per surgical table ensuring an individual and intensive learning experience.

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.

Course program (Subject to change)

Sunday, 15/09/2024
08:30 – 09:00 Course Introduction
09:00 – 10:00 Endoscopic examination of the ear + upper airways: Principles
10:00 – 11:00 Diagnostic work-up for nasal disease and Surgery of the nose
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 Brachy intro and brachycephaly related diseases, symptoms and diagnosis
Surgery to correct brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:45 Pharyngeal diseases and surgery
14:45 – 15:45 Laryngeal diseases and laryngeal paralysis
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:00 Tracheal diseases, trauma, tracheal collapse and tracheotomy
Monday, 16/09/2024
09:00 – 17:00 Upper airways surgery lab
Endoscopy lab
Tuesday, 17/09/2024
08:30 – 09:00 Anatomy & physiology of the ears
09:00 – 10:00 Otitis externa; decision making
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:15 Surgical procedures for external ear canal diseases
11:15 – 11:45 Nasopharyngeal polyps in cats
11:45 – 13:00 Middle ear disease and surgery in dogs and cats
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:45 Aural hematoma and Pinnectomy
14:45 – 15:30 Surgical diseases thyroids/parathyroids
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 Surgical disease of the salivary glands
Wednesday, 18/09/2024
09:00 – 17:00 Ear and neck surgery lab
Thursday, 19/09/2024
09:00 – 12:30 Brachys: even more
Video Quiz ad clinical cases
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 15:30 Wrap-up sessions

Course location

Lisboa, Portugal

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