A maximum of 5 participants per week.
One instructor for 5 participants.
No. The microcourse is designed for participants with no previous microsurgery experience. However, surgeons with previous microsurgical experience can take the course to refresh their skills.
Yes. After completing the microcourse all participants will have a solid foundation in the basic principals of microsurgical technique. With this foundation, most participants are able to perform a clinical microsurgical anastomosis, however this depends on the skill of each participant.
The microsurgery registration fee covers
In addition, all participants will receive photographs of themselves training, taken throughout the week.
We will provide you with masks and head cover throughout the week. If you take anti-allergic medications please be prepared to take them throughout the week.
There are two simple ways to reserve a spot in the microsurgery course:
Which ever method you use, once we receive your completed application, we will send you a confirmation of receipt and instructions on how to pay the registration fee. Once you have paid the registration fee your space will be reserved.
No, we will provide you with all you will need to participate in the microcourse.
Yes. Upon completion of the microcourse you will receive a diploma verifying that you have completed the 5-day course. See a sample certificate on the Downloads & Documents-page of this web site.
Yes. A lite lunch will be provided each day.
Dr. Acland’s Practice Manual for Microvascular Surgery, 3rd Edition, and a notebook to take notes.
Yes. You will work on live rats. The instructor will anesthetize the rats and maintain the appropriate level of anesthesia each day throughout the course.
See our Cancellation Policy on the Downloads & Documents-page of this website.
Initially, some participants may experience problems seeing clearly through the stereomicroscope objectives. In most of cases, after a few minutes, your eyes adjust on their own.
If your corrections are more that +/- 3 you will need to leave your glasses on while using the microscope. If your corrections are less than +/- 3, your microscope eyepieces can be adjusted so that you do not have to wear your glasses while using the microscope.
No. You will need to book your hotel and pay for it separately. It is important that you choose a hotel close to Frankfurt’s central train station so you can use public transportation to get to and from the microcourse each day. See our All about Frankfurt-page for links.
You will have your own rat to work on each day throughout the course.
No. The course is designed so that you build and develop your skills a day at a time.
English and/or Spanish. The Manual, DVDs and lectures are all given in English.
Yes. Each graduate receives 50 CME credits.
The 5 Day Course costs 1,800 EUR per trainee.
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