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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When is the next microcourse?
  2. How many trainees participate in each week of the microcourse?
  3. What is the ratio between course participants and instructor?
  4. Is it necessary to have previous microsurgical experience prior to taking the microcourse?
  5. After taking the microcourse will I be able to perform a microanastomosis in patients on my own?
  6. What supplies are covered in the registration fee of the microcourse?
  7. What happens if I'm allergic to rats?
  8. How do I reserve a spot in the microcourse?
  9. Do I need to bring anything to the microcourse?
  10. Will I receive a certificate indicating I have completed the microcourse?
  11. Will lunch be provided during the microcourse?
  12. What learning materials will I receive during the microcourse?
  13. Will I operate on live animals in the microcourse?
  14. What happens if I need to cancel my reservation?
  15. What if I have never used a microsurgical microscope before?
  16. What if I use glasses?
  17. Does the registration fee include hotel accommodations?
  18. How many rats can each participant use?
  19. Can I skip part of your course if I am an experimented microsurgeon?
  20. What kind of microscopes do participants use in the course?
  21. In which language is the course taught?
  22. Will I receive CME credits after completing the course?
  23. How much does the microcourse cost?

 

 When is the next microcourse?top

 How many trainees participate in each week of the microcourse?top

A maximum of 5 participants per week.

 What is the ratio between course participants and instructor?top

One instructor for 5 participants.

 Is it necessary to have previous microsurgical experience prior to taking the microcourse?top

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.

 After taking the microcourse will I be able to perform a microanastomosis in patients on my own?top

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.

 What supplies are covered in the registration fee of the microcourse?top

The microsurgery registration fee covers

  • Micro sutures
  • All disposables
  • Animals
  • A copy of Acland’s Practice Manual for Microvascular Surgery - 3rd Edition
  • Lite lunch each day of the course
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the course
  • A certificate indicating that you have completed the course

In addition, all participants will receive photographs of themselves training, taken throughout the week.

 What happens if I'm allergic to rats?top

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.

 How do I reserve a spot in the microcourse?top

There are two simple ways to reserve a spot in the microsurgery course:

  • Fill out the registration form provided on this website under Registration, then push the “submit” button.
  • Download a pdf-version of our brochure on this website at Downloads & Documents, then print it out and fill in the registration form provided on the brochure. Then scan and email the completed form to the course Director, Dr Gustavo Pérez-Abadía at .

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.

 Do I need to bring anything to the microcourse?top

No, we will provide you with all you will need to participate in the microcourse.

 Will I receive a certificate indicating I have completed the microcourse?top

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.

 Will lunch be provided during the microcourse?top

Yes. A lite lunch will be provided each day.

 What learning materials will I receive during the microcourse?top

Dr. Acland’s Practice Manual for Microvascular Surgery, 3rd Edition, and a notebook to take notes.

 Will I operate on live animals in the microcourse?top

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.

 What happens if I need to cancel my reservation?top

See our Cancellation Policy on the Downloads & Documents-page of this website.

 What if I have never used a microsurgical microscope before?top

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.

 What if I use glasses?top

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.

 Does the registration fee include hotel accommodations?top

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.

 How many rats can each participant use?top

You will have your own rat to work on each day throughout the course.

 Can I skip part of your course if I am an experimented microsurgeon?top

No. The course is designed so that you build and develop your skills a day at a time.

 What kind of microscopes do participants use in the course?top

Participants use the latest microscopes used in clinical microsurgery. Provided by our course sponsor.

 In which language is the course taught?top

English and/or Spanish. The Manual, DVDs and lectures are all given in English.

 Will I receive CME credits after completing the course?top

Yes. Each graduate receives 50 CME credits.

 How much does the microcourse cost?top

The 5 Day Course costs 1,800 EUR per trainee.

 

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