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Workshops

Basic Workshops

Arterial Grafts Harvesting

Arterial Grafts 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.

Category: Basic Surgeons: Vascular Surgery Duration: 4 hours
Asepsis and Antisepsis

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 Surgeons: Basic Duration: 4 hours
Casts & Splints

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

Category: Basic Surgeons: Orthopaedics Duration: 4 hours
Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy

Laparoscopic surgery allows for faster recovery time, less pain and smaller scars than open surgery. Our workshop approaches the fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery, 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: Basic Surgeons: General Surgery Duration: 4 hours
Radius Fractures

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.

Category: Basic Surgeons: Orthopaedics Duration: 4 hours
Septoplasty

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.

Category: Basic Surgeons: ENT Duration: 4 hours
Sutures

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 Surgeons: Basic Duration: 4 hours

Intermediate Workshops

Aesthetic Surgery

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 blepharoplasty, otoplasty, liposuction) supported by preoperative and postoperative images.

Category: Intermediate Surgeons: Plastic Surgery Duration: 4 hours
Basic Skills in Breast Surgery

Basic Skills in Breast Surgery

This workshop consists in a part of theoretical presentations about mastectomy and breast reconstruction. You will also get the chance to learn the steps for the mastectomy, breast augmentation procedure and to perform it on biological material.

Category: Intermediate Surgeons: Plastic Surgery Duration: 4 hours
Basic Skills in Gastric Surgery

Basic Skills in Gastric Surgery

This workshop will focus on the various types of gastric resections, gastric reconstruction techniques and other types of surgical procedures that are used to treat gastric pathologies. You will perform a 2/3 gastric resection followed by a gastric reconstruction.

Category: Intermediate Surgeons: General Surgery Duration: 4 hours
Basic Skills in Gynaecology

Basic Skills in Gynaecology

This workshop is meant to teach you the basics behind the most frequent gynaecological 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 Surgeons: Gynaecology Duration: 4 hours
Basic Skills in Urology

Basic Skills in Urology

This workshop will sum up some of the most important aspects and procedures in the field of kidney and bladder surgery. You will learn to perform the most frequent procedures in urology, with a focus on the urinary bladder and also a partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty and other techniques pertaining to this field.

Category: Intermediate Surgeons: Urology Duration: 4 hours
Craniotomy

Craniotomy

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. More than that, you will learn to do an extraventricular drain.

Category: Intermediate Surgeons: Neurosurgery Duration: 4 hours
Disc Hernia Surgery

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.

Category: Intermediate Surgeons: Neurosurgery Duration: 4 hours
Esogastric Surgery

Esogastric Surgery

The aim of this workshop is to highlight the procedures performed on the upper digestive tract. In the beginning 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 Surgeons: General Surgery Duration: 4 hours
Esophagoplasty

Esophagoplasty

This is a great workshop for pediatric surgery enthusiasts. There will be theoretical presentations about esophageal atresia and surgical procedures specific for treating this condition. You will have the chance to perform an esophagoplasty on biologic material, using an intestinal graft.

Category: Intermediate Surgeons: Paediatric Surgery Duration: 4 hours
Flaps & Plasties in Plastic Surgery

Flaps & Plasties 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 Z-plasty, V-Y-plasty, and an advancement flap.

Category: Intermediate Surgeons: Plastic Surgery Duration: 4 hours
Hepatic Resections

Hepatic Resections

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 Surgeons: General Surgery Duration: 4 hours
Hepatobiliary Surgery

Hepatobiliary Surgery

This workshop will teach you the anatomy and surgical approaches of the common hepatic duct, gallbladder and common bile duct. You will perform an open cholecystectomy and an anastomosis between the common hepatic duct and the jejunum.

Category: Intermediate Surgeons: General Surgery Duration: 4 hours
Intestinal Anastomoses

Intestinal 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 intestinal anastomoses and the various situations in which they can be applied. During the practical part you will perform a termino-terminal anastomosis

Category: Intermediate Surgeons: General Surgery Duration: 4 hours
Stomas in Digestive Surgery

Stomas in Digestive Surgery

This workshop will teach you essential steps for placing a stoma while performing digestive surgery. You will discuss small and large bowel pathology, types of stomas and different ways of performing this technique. There will be biological material on which you can exercise using specialized instruments.

Category: Intermediate Surgeons: General Surgery Duration: 4 hours
Tenorrhaphy

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.

Category: Intermediate Surgeons: Plastic Surgery Duration: 4 hours
Thoracic Surgery

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.

Category: Intermediate Surgeons: Thoracic Surgery Duration: 4 hours
Valve Replacement

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.

Category: Intermediate Surgeons: Cardiovascular Surgery Duration: 4 hours
Vascular Anastomoses

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: Intermediate Surgeons: Cardiovascular Surgery Duration: 4 hours

Advanced Workshops

Advanced Skills in Gastric Surgery

Advanced Skills in Gastric Surgery

This workshop will focus on the various types of gastric anastomosis such as gastro-duodenal anastomosis and gastro-jejunal anastomosis. The workshop will be composed of a theoretical part in which you will perform a roux en Y anastomosis.

Category: Advanced Surgeons: General Surgery Duration: 4 hours
Advanced Skills in Gynaecology

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.

Category: Advanced Surgeons: Gynaecology Duration: 4 hours
Basic Skills in Microsurgery

Basic Skills in Microsurgery

As the field 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.

Category: Advanced Surgeons: Microsurgery Duration: 4 hours
Basic Skills in Ophthalmology

Basic 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. The basics of ophthalmology trauma will also be a part of the workshop as well as scleral and sclero-corneal sutures. 

Category: Advanced Surgeons: Ophthalmology Duration: 4 hours
Basic Skills in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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.

Category: Advanced Surgeons: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Duration: 4 hours
Coronary Bypass

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: Advanced Surgeons: Cardiovascular Surgery Duration: 4 hours

Booking procedure

Booking your workshop will be available after registrations end, in the My account section. We will announce the exact dates at that moment.

The booking procedure will be split in 3 days. Day 1 is Premium Day, when all participants with premium packs will be able to book their workshops - they have the chance to book from all places available at our workshops. Do not forget that only 2 out of the 3 workshops from Premium packs have priority. 

Day 2 is for everyone! Half of the places that remain available for each workshop will be opened for booking. During the second day, all participants will be able to book workshops, including those with Premium packs for the 3rd workshop or those who did not book their workshops during the first day.

Day 3 is for last chances! If you didn’t get the chance to book your desired workshop on Day 2, you have one more shot. All participants have the chance to book from the other half of places available. Therefore, everyone gets two chances to book their favourite workshop, so don’t lose hope!