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Soft Tissue Surgery II, Vienna / Austria, 22 - 26 August 2016 held

Course Master: Prof. Dr. Gilles Dupré, DECVS (AT)
Co-Course Master: Dr. Laurent Findji DECVS (UK)
Instructor: Dr. Nikola Katic, DECVS (AT)

This course is part of a series and the participants that have attended the previous course(s) have priority. To register as a newcomer to the course please attach your Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter to your registration.


The ESAVS Soft Tissue Surgery courses are dedicated to veterinarians in practice or in academia willing to deepen their knowledge in soft tissue surgery. The comprehensive study program consists currently of 4 one-week modules. A fifth “advanced” module is being planned. Each course is composed of a mix of theory and practice on models and cadavers. A lot of time is dedicated to interactive and practical training under the supervision of course masters and instructors; 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.

Soft Tissue Surgery I - has to be taken before taking any other part. Soft Tissue Surgery II, III and IV can be taken in any order. It will be recommended to take Soft Tissue Surgery V only after completion of the previous course parts.

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.


Day 1: Skin and reconstruction

General knowledge about wound healing
  • Skin anatomy
  • Wound healing
  • Wound care and principles of wound closure

    Surgical oncologic diseases of the skin and surrounding tissues
  • Tumours of the skin and surrounding tissues: An update
  • Oncologic surgery: Basics applied to skin Tumors
  • Mammary gland tumours

    Surgical dermatologic skin diseases:
  • Pododermatitis/Fold Dermatitis

    Special wounds:
  • Bite wounds
  • Burns
  • Bullets

    Interactive Casus clinical cases
  • Wound Dressing
  • Skin tumour
  • Mammary gland tumour

    Day 2: Wound closure techniques

    Basic reconstructive techniques:
  • Local Subdermal plexus flaps (Advancement flaps, rotation, transposition)
  • The inguinal and axillary fold flaps
  • Distant flaps
  • Arterial flaps
  • Skin grafting

    Practical skin flaps

    Day 3: Colon/Rectum (2)

    Anal and perineal diseases
  • Anal and perianal anatomy and function
  • Atresia, fistulas, stricture and anal Prolapse
  • Sacculitis and perianal fistulas
  • Perianal and anal sac tumors


    Surgical rectal diseases
  • Rectal tumours
  • Surgical approaches to the rectum and distal colon
  • Perineal hernia

    3 MCQ or Casus cases

    Day 4: Lecture and practicals

  • Musculo-cutaneous flaps and reconstruction of thoracic and abdominal wall with flaps and meshes

  • Arterial flaps
  • Skin grafts
  • Wall reconstruction

  • Arterial flaps
  • Skin grafts
  • Wall reconstruction

  • Perineal hernia
  • Rectal approaches, rectectomies
  • Sacculectomy

    Day 5: Practicals

  • How to Close this wound in the head
  • How to close this wound of the extremity

    Wrap-up session Anus, Rectum and Perineum
  • Each group presents a summary of the most important items of the 10 topics

    Program: Soft Tissue Surgery II 2016 - subject to change

    ATF credit hours (Akademie für Tierärtzliche Fortbildung, Germany): 36
    (for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg)


    Hotel and Travel Information

    Please find alternative hotels at:

    Please enter for Destination: `Vienna`, for Country: `Austria` and your travel dates. Then search for hotels near the course address: `Veterinärplatz 1`.


    Tuition fee: EURO 2.590,--
    Early registration: EURO 2.490,-- (deadline for early registration payment: 31st March 2016)

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