6th International Tampere Plastic Surgery Flap Dissection Course

April 22th – 24th 2020

”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 for 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

    Take a look at the previous program here

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

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


Lectures will be held in Tampere University Hospital campus.

Hands-on training:

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


There are 24 positions on this course, which will be filled in order of registration. Registration will open in the autumn 2019. At that time, more information of the participation fee, accommodation and venue will be released.

Contact information:

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

Feedback from the previous course 2019

Feedback from the 5th Tampere Plastic Surgery Course on April 2019 (scale 1-5):

  • Lectures were good and relevant: 4,1

  • The instructors were knowledgeable: 4,6

  • Overall rate of the course: 4,6

  • I would recommend this course for my colleagues or trainees: 4,7

  • Comments from the participants: “Excellent course!”, “I wish I could participate every year!”, “It was great experience to me. Thanks a lot!”