Lymphatic microsurgery is a field experiencing a continuously growing interest within the plastic surgeons community.
This practical course focused on specific technical lymphatic microsurgery skills as well as pre and intraoperative examination of lymphatics is designed for residents and specialists in plastic surgery (worldwide) to learn or further refine their skills in lymphatic microsurgery.
II Dissection techniques in lymphatic microsurgery – Group picture
For the second consecutive year, we run the “Dissection techniques in lymphatic microsurgery – hands on live animal model” course Jesus Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre (JUMISC), in Cáceres (Spain).
It is a consolidated course where doctors learn in the clearest way the surgical approach to the lymphatics, by doing a practical dissection in a live animal model.
This year, we counted on the special presence of Prof. Isao Koshima, Chief of the International Center for Lymphedema at the Hiroshima University Hospital, and the leading figure of the lymphedema surgery research all over the world. Together with him, we counted on Prof. Jaume Masià and Gemma Pons (Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain), Prof. Wei F. Chen (Iowa Hospital & Clinics, USA) and Prof. Takumi Yamamoto (University of Tokyo, Japan).
Prof. Isao Koshima and Prof. Jaume Masià, course co-chairs.
Prof. Wei F. Chen and Prof. Takumi Yamamoto with Albert Ballestín from JUMISC.
This year, again, doctors from all over the world came to Cáceres to take part of this innovative course. We’ve got students from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Denmark, Egypt, France, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United States and, of course, Spain.
Thanks to all for this great time of learning!