Program

Day 1

08.15-08.20         Opening Session

08.20-08.50         Basic principles of microsurgery (micriscopes, instruments, operation ergonomics)

08.50-09.10         Basic principles of rodent anaesthesia and animal welfare

09.10-09.25         Demonstration of suture and knot techniques on silicon tubes

09.25-11.30         Participants: suture techniques on silicon tubes with 6-0 sutures

11.30-11.45         Demonstration end-to-end anastomosis on silicon tubes

11.45-12.30         Participants: end-to-end anastomosis on silicon tubes

12.30-13.30         Lunch

13.30-14.30         Participants: end-to-end anastomosis on silicon tubes

14.30-16.30         Demonstration and practice of participants on earthworms

 

Day 2                   Practice with rats

08.15-08.45         Demonstration end-to-end anastomosis on the common carotid artery

08.45-12.00         Participants: end-to-end anastomosis on the common carotid artery

12.00-13.00         Lunch

13.00-17.00         Participants: end-to-end anastomosis on the common carotid artery

17.00-18.30         Demonstration of end-to-side venous-arterial anastomosis

                             (jugular vein to common carotid artery)

 

Day 3                    Practice with rats

08.15-12.00          Participants: end-to-side venous-arterial anastomosis

                             (jugular vein to common carotid artery)

12.00-13.00          Lunch

13.00-17.00           Participants: end-to-end anastomosis on the on carotid artery,

                              or end-to-end of the femoral artery

 

Day 4                    Practice with rats

08.15-09.00         „Microsurgery in clinical reality: algorhythm in micro- and macroreplantations“

                             (Prof. Dr. Esther Vögelin)

09.00-12.30          Participants: end-to-side anastomosis of jugular vein to common carotid artery

12.30-13.30          Lunch

13.30-16.30          Participants: end-to-end anastomosis of the common carotid artery,

                             or end-to-end of the femoral artery

16.30                    Discussion and closing session