Surgery workshop – Advanced

Date: Friday, 30 October
8:30-11:45 (morning session)
14:15-17:30 (afternoon session)
*only sign up for one of these courses – the morning and afternoon sessions are the same
Cost: 50 EUR Members / 150 EUR Non-members

Prof. Robert Gniadecki
Dr. Annik van Rengen
Dr. Stijn Kouwenhoven


The aim of this interactive session is to review the principles of closures of surgical wounds in the face and provide practical experience and training with the advanced reconstruction in different regions of the face. The target audience will comprise of dermatologists who have basic experience with surgery and would like to improve their skills with surgical excisions of the face. After short introductory talks the participants will be divided into groups and will be presented a series of challenging cases of facial tumors or surgical defects for reconstruction. The proposals will be discussed within the groups and selected cases will also be brought for comments and discussion by all participants. The session will end with a self-assessment test.

Learning objectives:
After attending this workshop the participants should be able to

  1. understand and apply the principles of reconstruction of surgical defects in the face,
  2. obtain best functional and aesthetic outcome,
  3. design side-to-side closures and flaps in different facial regions.
Level of proficiency:

Basic knowledge of skin surgery required. Ideally the participants should have participated in the basic surgery workshop on Thursday 29 October (Dr. Muche/Dr. Marmgren) and/or have clinical experience with simple excisions.


Welcome, opening and introduction Robert Gniadecki
Principles of reconstruction in the face: Focus on primary closures and simple advancement flaps Robert Gniadecki
Group task 1 All
Discussion of the group task 1 All
Useful flaps: nose and lips Annik von Rengen
Group task 2 All
Discussion of the group task 2 All
Useful flaps: lower eyelid and ear Stijn Kouwenhoven
Group task 3
Discussion of the group task 3
Self-assessment cases Robert Gniadecki
Presentation of  5 cases (screen and paper), participants  will have to design their own closure.
Discussion of the self-assessment cases All
Closing remarks Robert Gniadecki

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