Thiel Cadaveric Facial Plastic Surgery Flap Reconstruction Dissection Course

Event Location
Cuschieri Skills Centre, University of Dundee, UK

Event Dates
21 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016

Event Website

Event Cost


(for SpR years 2 -6)

This one-day course held in the Cuschieri Skills Centre, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee provides, a competency based approach to  facial skin cancer tumour resection and reconstruction with grafts and local skin flaps. 

Course faculty drawn from Consultant Plastic Surgeons, Maxillo-facial Surgeons and ENT Surgeons.


A series of structured exercises have been devised so that trainees can complete a variety facial soft tissue surgery simulations based on the more common skin flap procedures encountered.  Opportunity for individual cadaver based dissection in the following will be covered:

Educational aims:

Gain experience by simulating:

  • Full Thickness Skin Graft and composite grafts
  • Random Flaps I: Advancement and Transposition Flaps
  • Random Flaps II: Rhomboid Flap, Bilobed Flap, Rotation Flap
  • Island Pedicled Flaps
  • Total Nasal Reconstruction and the Paramedian Forehead Flap
  • Pinna Reconstruction

The course provides

  • instruction in the use of instrumentation
  • “hands on” practical anatomical and surgical skills experience using cadavers
  • evidence of skills training and competency
  • progress feedback incorporated into RITAs. 

Course Fee

£175 for Scottish based ENT attendees / £275 for attendees based out with Scotland