AOCMF Masters Course—Soft Tissue Reconstruction, Improving Functional & Aesthetic Outcomes
Davos, Switzerland
10 Dec 2017 - 13 Dec 2017
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Masters Course in Facial Reconstructive Surgery

This three-day course addresses the most complex reconstructive problems: soft tissue deformities and contractures of the face that result from trauma, oncologic resection, radiation therapy, and bony malunion. Focus is given to soft tissues around the eye and difficult eyelid problems. Topics are taught through lectures, case discussions, small group discussions and practical exercises using human anatomical specimens.

This course is 3 full days and includes 1 full day in the wetlab.

Practical exercises: (with fresh frozen human anatomical specimens)

  • Coronal and transnasal wiring and splint application
  • Cranial bone graft harvest and nasal reconstruction and cantilever fixation
  • Lower eyelid reconstruction: lateral strip canthoplasty, skin graft upper lid to lower lid, palate mucosa graft, and septal cartilage graft
  • Tripier flap, Hughes flap, and Cutler-Beard flap
  • External rhinoplasty approach and forehead flap
  • Mustarde cheek rotation flap
  • Nasolabial flap
  • Abbe flap/Karapandzic-type lower lip reconstruction temporalis muscle flaps
  • Facial nerve dissection
  • Face lift
  • Blepharoplasty

Observer seats also available (contact:

Event program
Learning objectives
Recognize the challenges and limitations in management of the soft tissue envelope
Perform the key steps in the current state-of-the-art approaches to the craniofacial skeleton including tips and tricks in order to prevent and reduce post-operative complications
Apply the current treatment options for managing scar contracture and soft tissue deformity of the facial complex
Thiam Chye Lim MBBS, FRCS, FAMM, FAMS(Plastic Surgery)  (Course Chair)
Damir Matic MD,FRCSC,MSc  (Course Chair)
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Level Masters
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope International
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Cadaver practicals, Debates, Discussion groups, Lectures
Target audience CMF musculoskeletal oncology, Education/teaching, ENT surgery, General surgery, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Oral and maxillofacial surgery, Plastic surgery, Research
Closing date10 Dec 2017
Available places1
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course materials
Welcome cocktail

Course Modules

Module 1 Surgical Exposures
Module 2 Complications Related to Surgical Exposures
Module 3 Intra and Post-operative Reconstruction techniques
Module 4 Post-operative/Post-traumatic Deformities
Module 5-7 Hands-on workshops with human anatomical specimens
Module 8 Simple Reconstructive Techniques of Complex Soft Tissue Deformities
Module 9 Complex Case Presentations
Module 10 A case that taught me–Tips and Tricks

Includes over 20 lectures and over 20 cases

Ms Sarah Rosalind Groves (Participant and Faculty Contact) BA
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos Platz
Mobile+41 794787301
Ms Ariadna Guirao (Participant and Faculty Contact)
Project Coordinator Event Services EMEA
Global Event Services EMEA
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos
Mobile+41 79 458 73 99
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