Cutting borders, stitching the future

BUCHAREST | OCTOBER 2020

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SURGICON is an INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS organized by the Romanian Student Society of Surgery.
The second edition will take place during October 22nd – October 25th 2020.

THE DIVERSITY

16 years in the field and a few successful concepts that led us on: one of them was diversity.

People are sometimes unexplicably attracted to the new in their surroundings, so we are constantly trying to offer our colleagues original means of expressing their academic curious spirit – increasing and updating the types of activities that we organise, workshops and scientific endeavours, is a permanent concern.

THE MAGNITUDE

An international surgical congress students expect and deserve

Last year’s edition brought together almost 500 participants, almost 50 workshops covering all surgical specialties, and around 15 international speakers that inspired us with their words and experiences. Encouraging, yet down to earth and warm, they offered eye-opening lectures on what we are to encounter. We aim for the same amount of incentives and wish to display a similar progressive vision.

THE SUSTAINABILITY

Many generations of volunteers who continue to believe in our mission

So many generations of passionate emerging surgeons dedicated their spare time and energy to our Society and their colleagues – proud to move their mission forward, more and more students adhered to the group of 5 that started this journey. There are now hundreds in it, and we expect more and more – join the Surgicon spinoff and let’s keep growing together!

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 14 types of hands-on surgical workshops. More coming soon!

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.

Category: Basic Workshops Specialty: Vascular Surgery Duration: 4 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.

Category: Intermediate Workshops Specialty: General Surgery Duration: 4 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.

Category: Intermediate Workshops 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.

Category: Intermediate Workshops Specialty: Gynaecology Duration: 4 hours

Flaps 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.

Category: Basic Workshops Specialty: Plastic Surgery Duration: 4 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.

Category: Advanced Workshops Specialty: Ophthalmology 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.

Category: Intermediate Workshops Specialty: General Surgery 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.

Category: Intermediate Workshops Specialty: Plastic 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.

Category: Intermediate Workshops Specialty: General Surgery Duration: 4 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.

Category: Basic Workshops Specialty: Elementary 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.

Category: Advanced Workshops Specialty: Microsurgery 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.

Category: Basic Workshops Specialty: Elementary Duration: 4 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.

Category: Basic Workshops Specialty: Anatomy Duration: 4 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.

Category: Intermediate Workshops Specialty: Cardiovascular Surgery Duration: 4 hours