26th European Course of Plastic Surgery, 1-3 Nov; Berne Switzerland

Dear Colleagues,

The European Course in Plastic Surgery will be organised for the third time in Berne, Switzerland. Looking back, the courses matured considerably with time. The quality of talks improved by giving more time to the speakers and more time for the discussions. The faculty became larger with a good mix of national and international speakers that come from most of the European countries.

The intension of the Course is to give an overview of the plastic surgery while covering most of the topics of the plastic surgical syllabus. For more experienced participants the Course will be an interesting refresher.

The city of Berne, the Swiss capital, is perfectly located almost in the centre of Europe. It is accessible by flight through airports of Zurich, Geneva and Basel. You’ll find train stations in the basement of Zurich and Geneva airports. There are excellent connections by train and by modern highways. For those arriving by train there is a door-to-door tram connection from the railway station to the Novotel hotel.

The venue of the Course will be the Novotel Hotel in Berne. In fact in the same building there are three hotels: Novotel, Ibis and Ibis Budget. The participants can select the accommodation in one of the hotels depending of their respective budgets. The three day Course, coffee brakes and lunches will take place in Novotel hotel.

Included in the Course fee of 900€ is the participation to the Course, extended abstracts that will be sent to the paying participants one month in advance in electronic form, lunches, coffee breaks, a welcome reception at Novotel on October 31st and Course dinner for participants and lecturers on November 2nd.

I am sure that you’ll find the Course instructive and of interest.
Looking forward to seeing you in November.

Prof. Andrej Banic, MD, PhD
Local organiser


At the Course the following topics will be presented:

  • Wound healing, wound care, treatment concepts
  • Principles of tissue expansion
  • Principles of fat grafting
  • Principles of microsurgery
  • Hand trauma: Tendon repair
  • Hand trauma: Bone repair
  • Hand trauma: Nerve repair
  • Hand trauma: Replantations
  • Congenital upper limb deformities
  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • Craniofacial deformities and their treatment
  • Facial trauma: mid-facial injuries and repair
  • Facial trauma: mandibular injuries and repair
  • Primary cleft repair
  • Secondary cleft repair
  • Classification of flaps
  • Local and regional flaps in Head and Neck surgery
  • Free flaps in Head and Neck surgery
  • Facial palsy
  • Hemangioma and vascular anomalies
  • Not-melanotic skin cancer
  • Malignant melanoma
  • Soft tissue tumors
  • Treatment of scars, hypertrophic scars and keloids
  • Congenital ear deformities and reconstruction
  • Hypospadias repair
  • Transgender surgery
  • Pressure sores
  • Burns: Intensive care and inhalation injury
  • Burns: Pathophysiology and primary management
  • Burns: Chemical, electrical
  • Burns: Skin grafts and dermal substitutes
  • Burns: Principles of post-burn reconstruction
  • Lower extremity soft tissue reconstruction
  • Lower extremity bone reconstruction
  • Treatment of severe soft tissue infections
  • Treatment of lymphedema
  • Aesthetics: Facial rejuvenation
  • Aesthetics: Blepharoplasty and brow lift
  • Aesthetics: Primary rhinoplasty
  • Aesthetics: Secondary rhinoplasty
  • Aesthetics: face and neck lift
  • Aesthetics: Body contouring – abdominoplasty
  • Aesthetics: Body contouring – liposuction
  • Aesthetics: Dermabrasion, chemical peeling, laser therapy
  • Post-bariatric surgery
  • Thoracic and abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Breast: Congenital and mal-development
  • Breast: Augmentation
  • Breast: Reduction and mastopexy
  • Breast: Mastectomy: skin/nipple sparing, SLN biopsy
  • Breast: Reconstruction with tissue expander a


European Course in Plastic Surgery, Novemver 24-26, 2010, Berne Hotel Novotel

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