Invitation: 6th International Tampere Plastic Surgery Flap Dissection Course

November 30 – December 2, 2022

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

Course Director: Professor Hannu Kuokkanen

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

Take a look at the program.   

During the event, we 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.

This time, we also invite young surgeons to come and learn by observation! Observational track includes lectures (Wednesday) and one day of observation (Thursday) in the cadaver lab.

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.


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 30 - Dec 2, 2022: 1.300 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 30 - Dec 1, 2022: 400 EUR (including VAT 24 %). The fee includes one lecture day, one day of observation in cadaver lab, a diploma, coffees and lunches during the event and Get Together Party on Wednesday evening.

The position on the course will be confirmed by paying the participation fee. The fee must be paid within 30 days of registration in order to keep the position. The payment instructions will be given at the time of registration by confirmation email.

If a person has registered for Observational track and paid its participation fee but later changes into Hands-on track, the paid fee (400 EUR) is deducted from the Hands-on track participation fee, leaving 900 EUR (incl. VAT 24 %).

In case of cancellation, the participation fee is refundable until September 30, 2022, deducted with a processing fee of 30 €. After September 30, 2022, no refunds will be made.


Registration is open until September 30, 2022, or as long as there are free positions on the Course. If all positions have been booked, you can leave your email address on a waiting list for cancellations.

Registration link                  

There are 24 positions on the Hands-on track and 12 positions on the Observational track, which will be filled in order of registration. Both tracks are presented in the same registration form, but if either track is fully booked, you will not see that option anymore.


We recommend booking a room from a nearby Norlandia Tampere Hotel, Biokatu 14, by using a reservation code KII301122. With the code, the discounted price for one night is 95 € in a single room and 110 € in a double room. The price includes breakfast and a use of free WiFi and sauna. With the code, everybody reserves and pays the hotel by himself. The discounted price is valid until one month before the event 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 Course 2019

Feedback from the 5th Tampere Plastic Surgery Course on April 2019 (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!”