Institute of Surgery and Innovation

Trunk Flap Dissection Course

Course                           TRUNK - Thorax, Abdomen and Back

            Course review published in Annals of Plastic Surgery

Dates                              Monday 8th-Tuesday 9th December 2014


Registration Fee           699 Resident (F1, F2, CT1, CT2, ST3-8)

                                        799 Attending

                                        Fees in GBP (£)

Venue                            Clinical Skills Centre
                                       City Hospital
                                       Hucknall Road
                                       NG5 1PB
                                       United Kingdom

Participants                  Strictly limited to 8

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Aim and Content of the Course

•  Personal step by step raising of the most important trunk flaps for reconstruction in cadavers. 
•  Indications and examples for surgical applications are demonstrated. 
•  The advantages and disadvantages of various free flaps are discussed. 

     Reconstructive surgery and the use of flaps shall remain an area of expertise to surgeons who have an appreciation of the vascular anatomic basis of flaps coupled with the technical expertise of performing these complex flap-raising procedures. This course has been designed to address the needs of those in reconstructive surgery wishing to learn flap dissection of the trunk. The focus of this course lies with practical exercise. The aim is to encourage beginners to start with flap procedures as an additional option in the care of their patients. Advanced surgeons can enlarge their technical scope. The flap dissection course is a unique opportunity for established and budding reconstructive surgeons to learn the latest techniques in reconstructive surgery.
     This intensive two day program will allow participants to perform supervised cadaveric dissections and to practice demonstrated flap-raising techniques. Participant numbers are limited so that each participant will have maximum hands-on experience in raising the comprehensive variety of flaps demonstrated. This will allow discussion of commonly used flaps which will also be of benefit to those approaching exit examinations.

Day 1

Welcome from the Institute of Surgery and Innovation

Anterior trunk

  • Anterior superior trunk: deltopectoral, pectoral major, pectoralis minor ± intercostal artery perforator (ICAP)
  • Anterior inferior trunk: transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM), vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneous (VRAM), external oblique ± superior inferior epigastric artery (SIEA), superficial circumflex iliac artery (SCIA)

Day 2

Posterior trunk

  • Posterior superior trunk: latissimus dorsi, parascapular, scapular, serratus anterior, trapezius
  • Posterior inferior trunk: gluteal ± inferior gluteal artery perforator (IGAP), superior gluteal artery perforator (SGAP)
Faculty             Mr S Al-BennaDr A Göhritz, Mr P Lim


Tel                    0871 288 5135
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Transport       Nottingham is easily accessible by train and plane (East Midlands Airport).

Registration fee includes     tea/coffee and training materials.

Certification   Upon successful completion of all requirements, as decided by the faculty, students receive the Certificate of Attendance.

Links     British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

               Deutsche Gesellschaft der Plastischen, Rekonstruktiven und Ästhetischen Chirurgen

               Österreichische Gesellschaft für Plastische, Ästhetische und Rekonstruktive Chirurgie

               Plastic Surgery Trainees’ Association

               Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Plastische, Rekonstruktive und Ästhetische Chirurgie

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