Invitation: 7th International Tampere Plastic Surgery Flap Dissection Course

November 29th – December 1st, 2023

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

Tampere Flap 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 facilities of Tampere Surgical Education Centre (TSEC). The lectures offer tips and tricks for the most versatile free flaps that cover the majority of reconstructive needs.

The participants on the Hands-on track 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

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

We also invite young surgeons to come and learn by observation! Observational track includes lectures (Wednesday), and two days of observation (Thursday-Friday) in the cadaver lab. Participants will also have an opportunity to join Get Together Party on Wednesday evening.

Tampere 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, general surgery, and CMF surgery.

Take a look at the program of the previous Flap Course program.   


Lectures: FM5 Epsilon Building, Big meeting room, 1st floor. Address: Biokatu 12, 33520 Tampere, Finland

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

Participation Fee

Hands-on Track on Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2023: 1.400 EUR (including VAT 24 %). The fee includes one lecture day, two days of hands-on training in cadaver lab, a diploma, coffees, and lunches during the event, Get Together Party on Wednesday evening and Course Dinner on Thursday evening. Bring your own loupes!

Observational Track on Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2023: 500 EUR (including VAT 24 %). The fee includes one lecture day, two days of observation in cadaver lab, a diploma, coffees, and lunches during the event, and Get Together Party on Wednesday evening.

In about two weeks after registration, an invoice for the participation fee will be sent to the billing address given by the participant. The fee must be paid within 30 days of the billing date. In case of an unpaid participation fee, we have the right for cancelling the position on the Course.

In case of cancellation, the participation fee is refundable until September 29, 2023, deducted with a processing fee of 30 €. After September 29, 2023, no refunds will be made.


Registration is open until September 29, 2023, or as long as there are free positions on the Course. There are 24 positions on the Hands-on track and 12 positions on the Observational track, which will be filled in order of registration. If all positions have been booked, you can leave your email address on a waiting list for cancellations.

Registration link for the Hands-on Track:

Registration link for the Observational Track:

Choose the link according to the track you would like to register to.


We recommend booking a room from a nearby Norlandia Tampere Hotel, Biokatu 14, by using a reservation code KII291123. With the code, the discounted price for one night is 105 € in a single room and 120 € in a double room. The price includes breakfast and a use of free WiFi and sauna. With the code, the participants reserve and pay the hotel by themselves. The discounted price is valid until November 30, 2023, or as long as there are free rooms in the quota.

Reservations by telephone: +358 50 384 4400 or by email:

Contact information

Educational content: Dr. Juha Kiiski,
Registration, course fees, program etc:

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Feedback from the previous Tampere Flap Course 2022

Feedback from the 6th International Tampere Plastic Surgery Flap Dissection Course on Dec 2022, scale 1 (lowest grade) – 5 (highest grade):

Lectures were good and relevant: 4,7

The instructors were knowledgeable: 4,8

Overall rate of the course: 4,9

I would recommend this course for my colleagues or trainees: 5,0

Comments from the participants:

“Really good course - absolutely recommendable!”

“It was perfect! Good atmosphere. Very kind and skilled staff. Nothing to improve.”

“All instructors are so kind, keen to teach, open mind. Good atmosphere to learn.”