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Soft Tissue Surgery II, Vienna / Austria, 21 - 25 August 2017 held

Principal Course Master: Prof. Dr. Gilles Dupré DECVS (AT)
Course Master:Dr. Laurent Findji, DECVS (UK)
Instructors: Dr. Nikola Katic DECVS (AT), and other diplomates and residents from the VetMed University Vienna


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. A fifth “advanced” module is being planned. 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 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.

PROGRAM (subject to change)

Monday, 21 August 2017
08:30 – 09:00 Introduction
09:00 – 10:15 Skin closure and reconstruction
Skin anatomy, Wound healing, Wound care and principles of wound closure
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:45 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 tumors
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Surgical dermatologic skin diseases
Pododermatitis/Fold dermatitis
Special wounds: Bite wounds/Burns/Bullets
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 18:00 Wound closure techniques (1) Basic reconstructive techniques
Local Subdermal plexus flaps (Advancement flaps, rotation, transposition)
The inguinal and axillary fold flaps
Distant flaps

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Skin closure and reconstruction (2) + Practicals
08:30 – 09:30 Wound closure techniques (2) Advanced reconstructive techniques
Arterial flaps
Skin grafting
09:30 - 13:00 Practicals skin flaps (1)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 17.30 Practicals skin flaps (2)

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 Rectal and perianal diseases
09:00 – 10:15 Rectal, anal and perineal diseases (1)
Anal and perianal anatomy and function
Atresia, fistulas, stricture and anal prolapse
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 13:00 Sacculitis and perianal fistulas
Surgical approaches to the distal colon and rhe rectum
Rectal tumours
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Rectal, Anal and perineal diseases (2)
Perianal and anal sac tumors
Perineal hernia
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 Musculo-cutaneous flaps and reconstruction of thoracic and abdominal wall with flaps and meshes

Thursday, 24 August 2017
09:00 - 13:00 Practicals: wall reconstruction, Skin flaps (3)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 17:30 Practicals: perineal hernia, rectal approaches, rectectomies, sacculectomy

Friday, 25 August 2017 Interactive Casus clinical cases + Wrap-up session
09:00 – 13:00 Interactive Clinical cases
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 16:00 Wrap-up session

ATF credit hours (Akademie für Tierärtzliche Fortbildung, Germany): 35
(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: 30th April 2017)

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