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BUCHAREST | OCTOBER 2019

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SURGICON is an INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS organized by the Romanian Student Society of Surgery. The first edition will take place during 24th October - 27th October 2019 in Bucharest, Romania.

THE QUALITY

15 year-long experience in providing some of the best study tools available

Over the time, hands-on workshops became our hallmark - but we’re not stopping at the basics! Today, we cover every surgical field, from both a theoretical and a practical perspective! Workshops, conferences, scientific sessions, debates & contests - you name it and we provide it!

THE MAGNITUDE

An international surgical congress students expect and deserve

We intend to put Romania on the map of the medical world! We are expecting over 400 participants & over 200 volunteers, we are organising over 40 hands-on workshops, we are inviting over 12 speakers & 4 keynote speakers in order to follow the passion which unites us all: surgery! If, as well, this is what lights your fire, SURGICON is the place to be and the feeling to embrace!

THE SUSTAINABILITY

Many generations of volunteers who continue to believe in our mission

It all started more than a decade ago, with a group of no more than 5 students who believed in one thing: hands-on education! Today, our family comprises over 600 students throughout Romania! We deeply care for our values and we work hard for our mission to become reality! Join our cause now!

Keynote Speakers

World-renowned surgeons will focus their talks on research perspectives in surgery
and challenges faced on the road to becoming a successful practitioner

Conferences

Workshops

We will host over 37 types of hands-on surgical workshops. More coming soon!

Arterial Graft Harvesting

This workshop will simulate arterial graft harvesting from biological material using no-touch technique. Participants will be familiarized with the incision and the dissection of the biological material, ligature of the collateral vessels, and arteriotomy. Then, the participants will simulate the closing of the patients using multiple-layers sutures.

Difficulty: 2 - basic/intermediate Specialty: Vascular Surgery Duration: 3 hours

Thoracic Surgery

Concerning one of the most tempting surgical fields for many medical students, this workshop’s aim is to help you get familiar with the main techniques and materials used in tracheostomy and different types of pulmonary resections and sutures. You will also learn how to insert a tube into an obstructed windpipe and how to properly perform the basic procedures.

Difficulty: 4 - intermediate/advanced Specialty: Thoracic Surgery Duration: 4 hours

Basic Skills in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

This workshop will present the main surgical techniques used in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, with a focus on: marginal mandibular resection, bone graft reconstruction and various flaps. You will get familiar with the specific instruments, discuss the principles and approaches in OMF surgery.

Difficulty: 4 - intermediate/advanced Specialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Duration: 4 hours

Valve Replacement

This workshop will teach you how to perform some of the most frequent procedures in cardiovascular surgery, with a focus on heart valve surgery. You will discuss the surgical approach to the heart, become familiar with special instruments used in cardiovascular surgery, learn about extracorporeal circulation, prosthetic heart valves and perform a valve implantation.

Difficulty: 4 - intermediate/advanced Specialty: Cardiovascular Surgery Duration: 3,5 hours

Septoplasty

For those of you who take an interest in ENT, this workshop will give you the chance to learn about some procedures and instruments used in septoplasty. You will simulate this intervention and correct any defects or deformities of the nasal septum using biological material.

Difficulty: 3 - intermediate Specialty: Otorhinolaryngology Duration: 3 hours

Tenorrhaphy

This workshop focuses on an important part of plastic surgery: tendon reconstruction. At first, you will get acquainted with the specific instruments used in plastic surgery. Then, you will learn how to manage a surgical wound and how to perform tendon sutures.

Difficulty: 2 - basic/intermediate Specialty: Plastic Surgery Duration: 3 hours

Intestinal Staplers

This workshop will teach you about the surgical approach in intestinal anastomosis using mechanical sutures, while also comparing them to the classical manual ones. The hands-on part will consist of practicing on biological material using circular and linear intestinal staplers.

Difficulty: 2 - basic/intermediate Specialty: General Surgery Duration: 4 hours

Asepsis and Antisepsis

This workshop will teach you the basic steps a surgeon undergoes prior to entering the operating room. You will have the opportunity to learn about asepsis and antisepsis, the proper way to wash your hands before the surgery, how to put on your surgical coat and many more.

Difficulty: 1 - basic Specialty: Elementary Duration: 3 hours

Vascular Anastomoses

This workshop will present you the key principles behind vascular surgery. You will learn the special instruments used in vascular surgery and how to perform different procedures such as arteriotomy, arteriorrhaphy and angioplasty, as well as vascular anastomoses, and study the main indications for vascular surgery.

Difficulty: 2 - basic/intermediate Specialty: Vascular Surgery Duration: 3,5 hours

Basic Surgical Skills in Ophthalmology

This workshop will present basic principles of Ophthalmology, from eye anatomy and specific instruments to clinical evaluations techniques and basic ophthalmic surgery skills. You will get the chance to perform comprehensive eye examinations, as well as a corneal replacement procedure. The basics of cataract surgery will also be a part of the workshop.

Difficulty: 5 - advanced Specialty: Ophthalmology Duration: 3,5 hours

Hepatic Resections

Hepatic resections are performed as a part of the surgical management for benign or malignant pathologies of the liver, while most of them are primary or secondary liver tumors. With the aid of this workshop, you will learn about the different types of hepatic resections, recall some of the liver anatomy and even test your knowledge of the hepatic blood supply and distribution. After laying the theoretical foundation, you will perform typical and atypical hepatic resections, and you will also become more familiar with the Pringle manoeuvre.

Difficulty: 5 - advanced Specialty: General Surgery Duration: 4 hours

Basic Skills in Gastric Surgery

Whether the patient has a gastric ulcer or is suffering from obesity, you have to initiate his/her management by thinking of the best approach to the stomach. If you want to find out the basics of gastric surgery, gastric resections and stomach pathologies, this workshop is just the one for you. As a participant, you will have the chance to learn how to perform gastric sutures, bulbantrectomies, and Bilroth I & II procedures.

Difficulty: 3 - intermediate Specialty: General Surgery Duration: 4 hours

Stomas in Digestive Surgery

A digestive stoma is either a temporary or a permanent opening, created for treating several conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, bowel obstruction and even cancer. This workshop will present you the basic principles regarding ileostomy, gastrostomy and colostomy procedures. You will learn how to correctly manoeuvre an intestine, to observe its vascularisation and finally, the surgical approach for making a stoma. You will also learn about the post-operative complications that might accompany the ostomy procedure.

Difficulty: 3 - intermediate Specialty: General Surgery Duration: 4 hours

Lung Dissection

This workshop provides exposure to lung anatomy and dissection skills. Moreover, it encourages you to find out how our lungs move as we breath and to relate the structure of the lungs to how they work when we breath. At the end of the workshop, you will know to describe the look, colour and feel of the lungs, to explore the bronchi that enter the lung and how they divide.

Difficulty: 1 - basic Specialty: Anatomy Duration: 3 hours

Casts & Splints

As its name suggests, this workshop will focus on the orthopaedic management and treatment of fractures. You will get acquainted with the most common types of limb fractures and the indications of casts and splints for their respective treatment. You will also get the chance to place casts and splints for both upper and lower limb fractures

Difficulty: 1 - basic Specialty: Orthopaedics Duration: 3 hours

Thyroid Surgery

This workshop will present the key principles behind thyroid surgery. You will discuss the surgical approach of thyroid pathology and learn the indications for thyroid surgery. You will get to perform vascular hemostasis, subtotal thyroidectomy, coniotomy with the principles of tracheostomy and ligatures of the main branches of the thyroid artery.

Difficulty: 3 - intermediate Specialty: General Surgery Duration: 4 hours

Basic Skills in Gynaecology

This workshop is meant to teach you the basics behind the most frequent gynaecologic surgical interventions. You will get familiar with specific instruments and you will get the chance to openly discuss the principles and approaches in gynaecological surgery. Afterwards, you will perform an ovariectomy, an excision of a uterine fibroid and a hysterorrhaphy.

Difficulty: 1 - basic Specialty: Gynaecology Duration: 3 hours

Sutures

This is one of the workshops you need to attend in case you are just entering the surgical field, as you will become familiar with the main surgical instruments, learn how to manage a surgical wound and practice elementary surgical procedures such as different types of knots, incisions and several types of sutures (continuous and discontinuous), as well as indications on when to perform each of them.

Difficulty: 1 - basic Specialty: Elementary Duration: 4 hours

Disc Hernia Surgery

The main part of this workshop is represented by the surgery techniques used in the treatment of herniated discs. You will also learn about laminectomy and the skeletonization of paravertebral muscles.

Difficulty: 5 - advanced Specialty: Neurosurgery Duration: 3,5 hours

Robot-Assisted Surgery

Welcome to the future! Along with our partners from SofMedica, our team organises a workshop on robot-assisted surgery, the last border conquered in surgery. You'll get to see a live demonstration on how to operate with the help of a robot, with theoretical information on every step. Come and meet Da Vinci!

Difficulty: 4 - intermediate/advanced Specialty: Elementary Duration: 2 hours

Heart Dissection

This workshop gives you the chance to dissect and analyse the anatomical structure of the heart, and to observe its vasculature, as well as its anatomical variants.

Difficulty: 1 - basic Specialty: Anatomy Duration: 3 hours

Small Bowel Anastomoses

This workshop will present the key principles behind bowel surgery. You will become familiar with the principles of mesenteric dissection, enterectomy, as well as different types of manual intestinal anastomoses and the various situations in which they can be applied. During the practical part, you will perform a termino-terminal anastomosis.

Difficulty: 2 - basic/intermediate Specialty: General Surgery Duration: 4 hours

Basic Skills in Microsurgery

As the fielld of microsurgery is rapidly developing, this workshop will present some of its key principles. You will have the opportunity to discuss basic microsurgery notions and specific instruments. You will get the chance to perform sutures under the microscope on a range of materials, such as Sun Lee discs, leaves and petals.

Difficulty: 3 - intermediate Specialty: Microsurgery Duration: 4 hours

Craniotomies

In this workshop, you will learn the basic principles of craniotomy, which is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of a part of the skull. This procedure may be performed to treat brain tumors, hematomas or aneurysms. You will also become familiar with the specific neurosurgical instruments and be able to perform a craniotomy.

Difficulty: 2 - basic/intermediate Specialty: Neurosurgery Duration: 3 hours

Hepatobiliary Surgery

This workshop will present the key principles behind trauma and resectional hepatic surgery. You will become familiar with the relevant anatomy, main surgical instruments, surgical approaches of the liver and hepatic hilum, types and principles of liver resections, as well as assessment and management of liver trauma. You will also practice surgical liver hemostasis maneuvers and perform typical and atypical hepatic resections.

Difficulty: 4 - intermediate/advanced Specialty: General Surgery Duration: 4 hours

Advanced Skills in Gynaecology

Our workshop will cover the fundamentals of the vaginal hysterectomy, as it is a commonly performed procedure in gynaecology. This procedure is used for treating conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids or prolapse. You will learn about the anatomy, and discuss the types of hysterectomies. You will perform the techniques involved in this procedure, but also simulate the transvaginal approach.

Difficulty: 4 - intermediate/advanced Specialty: Gynaecology Duration: 4 hours

Advanced Skills in Microsurgery

This workshop will establish the key principles behind microsurgical anastomoses. You will discuss basic and advanced microsurgery notions and instruments. You will have the opportunity to perform an end-to-end vascular anastomosis under the microscope. Please take note that elementary knowledge and previous practice in microsurgery is essential for the successful outcomeof this workshop.

Difficulty: 5 - advanced Specialty: Microsurgery Duration: 4 hours

Aesthetic Surgery

At this workshop, you will become familiar with the specific surgical instruments used in aesthetic surgery and you will discuss operative techniques (such as rhinoplasty, facelift, liposuction) supported by preoperative and postoperative images. You will also get the chance to learn the steps for the breast augmentation procedure and to perform it on biological material.

Difficulty: 3 - intermediate Specialty: Plastic Surgery Duration: 3 hours

Flaps in Plastic Surgery

This plastics’ workshop will collect the most frequent procedures performed, while focusing mainly on skin reconstruction. You will get familiar with the specific surgical instruments used in the field. You will also learn how to manage a surgical wound and how to perform a rotation flap, a bilobed flap and an advancement flap.

Difficulty: 2 - basic/intermediate Specialty: Plastic Surgery Duration: 3,5 hours

Lower Urinary Tract Surgery

This type of surgery represents the solution for many conditions and our workshop takes care of both the theoretical, and the practical part of deciding whether this is the best option for various kinds of patients. You will learn to perform the most frequent procedures in urology, with a focus on the urinary bladder. Our trainers will also teach you how to successfully perform ureteral reimplantations, cystorrhaphies and many other procedures.

Difficulty: 3 - intermediate Specialty: Urology Duration: 3,5 hours

Coronary Bypass

This workshop will teach you how to perform some of the most frequent procedures in cardiovascular surgery, with a focus on coronary bypass. You will discuss the surgical approach of the heart, become familiar with the special instruments used in cardiovascular surgery, learn about extracorporeal circulation and bypass procedures and perform a coronary bypass yourself.

Difficulty: 4 - intermediate/advanced Specialty: Cardiovascular Surgery Duration: 3,5 hours

Esogastric Surgery

The aim of this workshop is to highlight the procedures performed on the upper digestive tract. In the begining you will learn some aspects of the pathologies in this field. The hands-on experience will consist of performing a gastrectomy, various types of fundoplication techniques used in the treatment of gastric reflux and many more.

Difficulty: 4 - intermediate/advanced Specialty: General Surgery Duration: 4 hours

Laparoscopy

Laparoscopic surgery allows for faster recovery time, less pain and smaller scars than open surgery. Our workshop approaches the fundamentals of laparoscopic sugery, covering the basic principles, ergonomics, preoperative and postoperative considerations. You will have the chance to practice the instrument and camera handling, knot-tying, dissection and suturing techniques, on pegboards and on biological material.

Difficulty: 3 - intermediate Specialty: General Surgery Duration: 3,5 hours

Plasties in Plastic Surgery

This plastics’ workshop will establish the most frequent procedures performed, while focusing mainly on skin reconstruction. You will get familiar with the specific surgical instruments used in these procedures. You will also learn how to manage a surgical wound and how to perform a Z-plasty, W-plasty and V-Y-plasty.

Difficulty: 1 - basic Specialty: Plastic Surgery Duration: 3,5 hours

Advanced Skills in Gastric Surgery

A general surgeon will mainly perform a total resection of the stomach (gastroectomy) for treating Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and for gastric cancer. With this workshop, you will find out more about the open variety of this procedure, as well as about the alternatives and the challenges of putting the digestive track back together. After covering the theoretical part, you will have the chance to do a total gastrectomy and then a reconstructive procedure, using the omega-loop gastric bypass technique.

Difficulty: 5 - advanced Specialty: General Surgery Duration: 4 hours

Radius Fractures

The aim of this workshop is to establish the baseline in radius fractures and their types of treatment. You will learn the different fracture patterns, the surgical treatment and the steps of the surgical techniques followed in the O.R. and post-operative care. You will also get the chance to practice what you’ve learned by stabilizing a radius shaft fracture with plates and screws.

Difficulty: 3 - intermediate Specialty: Orthopaedics Duration: 3 hours

Upper Urinary Tract Surgery

This workshop will sum up some of the most important aspects and procedures in the field of kidney surgery. First, you will discuss frequent procedures used in urology, but you will focus mainly on the kidney. Then, you will learn how to perform a partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty and other techniques pertaining to this field.

Difficulty: 2 - basic/intermediate Specialty: Urology Duration: 3 hours