Microsurgery Training Weeks
The Microsurgery Training Weeks are a unique nationwide institution offering high-level training in Microsurgery for Orthopaedic Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons, Urologists, Neurosurgeons, and other surgical specialties are implemented in collaboration with the 1st Orthopaedic Surgery Department of the School of Medicine of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) and the Orthopaedic Clinic of the School of Medicine of the University of Ioannina.
Microsurgery is a specialization of Orthopaedic Surgery that refers to all operations to treat injuries to vessels, nerves, tendons, operations that are all carried out with the use of a microscope. These operations are of the utmost importance as not only the viability of the limb is directly threatened, but often the patient’s life itself. Also, microsurgery is applied by many surgical specialties as the surgical treatment with the help of a microscope is done with greater safety and precision. Despite the importance of this specialization, there is no organized clinical training of young surgeons in this field.
Since 1985, the Orthopaedic Clinic of Ioannina in the Microsurgery Laboratory has been organizing microsurgery training weeks for all specialties. Since 1985, the Orthopaedic Clinic of Ioannina in the Microsurgery Laboratory has been organizing microsurgery training weeks for all specialties. Since 2010, a similar Microsurgery Laboratory (James R. Urbaniak) has organized with a donation from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Microsurgery Training Weeks at the P. N. Soukakos Orthopaedic Research & Education Center of the 1st Orthopaedic Surgery Department of NKUA located at University General Hospital “ATTIKON”.
With the collaboration of the 1st Orthopaedic Surgery Department of NKUA and the Orthopaedic Clinic of the University of Ioannina, an effort is being made to support and expand the training of new surgeons in Microsurgery.
With the restart of the operation of both laboratories, every 4 months the Microsurgery Weeks in experimental rabbits will be organized alternately in Athens and Ioannina – 12 hours/day, 5 days, 10 trainees – giving the opportunity to young physicians of surgical specialties from all over Greece to have access to both Microsurgery Training Centers.
Microsurgery training is scheduled to take place at the University General Hospital of Ioannina from January 15th till 19th, 2024.
Interested parties are requested to register their participation interest by Thursday, November 30th, 2023. Please press here.