5th International Tampere Plastic Surgery Flap Dissection Course

April 24th – 26th 2019

”The versatility of the work-horses– hands on cadaver dissection course”

Course Director: Professor Hannu Kuokkanen

This course is designed for plastic surgery residents as well as more experienced plastic surgeons. It covers the most frequently used flaps and their modifications in free flap surgery. The course includes expert lectures and fresh cadaver dissections in the brand new facilities of Tampere Surgical Education Centre. The lectures offer tips and tricks for the most versatile free flaps that cover the majority of reconstructive needs.

The participants will have the opportunity to dissect the following flaps & modifications:

  • Latissimus dorsi, scapula, parascapular, TAP, serratus anterior and chimeric modifications of these

  • TRAM, DIEP and SIEA flaps

  • Internal mammary recipient site exposure

  • Microvascular lymph node transfer

  • TFL, ALT, vastus lateralis, rectus Femoris, and modifications of these

  • Gracilis and TMG flap

  • Fibula with or without skin and muscle

  • Recipient site exposures in lower extremity

    We also present a possibility for social networking. On Wednesday evening, a Get Together Party is arranged in Norlandia Tampere Hotel and on Thursday evening, Course Dinner is served in downtown.

    The flap course will be applied for a post-graduate medical education for specialization in plastic surgery, hand surgery and general surgery from Tampere University’s Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences.



Big meeting room, Epsilon building, 0 floor. Address: Biokatu 12. 33520 Tampere, Finland

Hands-on training:

Tampere Surgical Education Centre, Building O, 2nd floor.  Address: Biokatu 16, 33520 Tampere, Finland


There are 24 positions on this course, and they will be filled in order of registration. Registration is open until March 27th 2019 via link: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/EP/9B652B0F50110A08

After registration, you will receive a confirmation email including the instructions for paying the course fee. Using the link “View your registration” at the end of the email, the registration can be modified or cancelled until the end of the registration period.

The position on the course is confirmed by paying the course fee within 30 days of registration but no later than March 27th 2019. Leaving the fee unpaid is not a valid cancellation. Please use the link in the confirmation email or contact us.

Participation Fee

1.200 EUR (including VAT 24 %). The fee includes course materials and diplomas, coffees and lunches during the event, Get Together Party on Wednesday evening and Course Dinner on Thursday evening. Bring your own loupes!

The payment information is given at the time of registration. The fee has to be paid within 30 days of registration but no later than March 27th 2019, in order to confirm the participation on the course.

In case of cancellation, the fee is refundable until March 27th 2019, deducted with a processing fee of 30 €. After March 27th 2019, no refunds will be made.


The participants of the Flap Course may reserve a room in nearby Tampere Norlandia Hotel by using a code KII240419:
Single room 100 € / night
Double room 115 € / night

The rooms should be booked directly from the hotel (tel. +358 50 3844 400 or tampere@norlandia.com) and paid by the participant on the spot. The price includes breakfast, free wi-fi and sauna. Reservations with the code must be made before March 24th 2019.

Contact information:

Educational content: Dr. Juha Kiiski, juha.kiiski@pshp.fi
Registration, course fees, program etc: tsec@pshp.fi

Feedback from the previous course 2018

Feedback from the 4th Tampere Plastic Surgery Course on April 2018 (scale 1-5):

  • Lectures were good and relevant: 4,6

  • The instructors were knowledgeable: 4,6

  • Overall rate of the course: 4,8

  • I would recommend this course for my colleagues or trainees: 4,9

  • Comments from the participants: “In general - a wonderful course”, “Thank you. The course was excellent!”, “It was great even for a newbie. Thank you!