Flap reconstruction on cadaver: Theoretical introduction to the basic concepts of microsurgery.

DATES: 26th – 28th September 2022
COURSE VENUE: School of Medicine Universidad Complutense – Madrid (Spain)
INTERNATIONAL FACULTY: Jaume Masià, Dmitry Melnikov, Eric Santamaria, T.C. Teo


At the flap reconstruction on cadaver course, attendants will discover and practice microsurgical techniques “step by step”, starting by a theoretical introduction to the basic concepts of microsurgery.

  • Advanced level for tissue transfer techniques.
  • HEAD & NECK: submental flap, supravascular flap, free helix flap and temporal fasciocutaneous flap.
  • UPPER LIMB & SHOULDER: Lateral arm flap and radial forearm flap.
  • LOWER LIMB & PELVIS: PAP, lumbar perforator flap (LPF), inferior gluteal artery perforator flap (IGAP), superior gluteal artery perforator flap (SGAP), anterolateral thigh flap (ALTF), medial thigh flap, gracilis (ATMG), osteocutaneous peroneal artery perforator flap, propeller flap based on peroneal and tibial perforators and medial plantar flap.
  • TRUNK: internal mammary fascio-cutaneous flap, scapulo-dorsal flap, latissimus dorsi, thoracodorsal artery perforator flap (TDAP), scapular flap, parascapular flap, chimeric flap, internal iliac crest, groin flap, superficial circumflex inguinal perforator flap (SCIP), iliac crest flap.
  • ABDOMINAL WALL FLAPS: deep inferior epigastric perforator flap (DIEP) and Taylor, superficial inferior epigastric artery flap (SIEA), free lymphonode transfer








Flap reconstruction on cadaver

Jaume Masià MD, PhD


Director of the Flap reconstruction on cadaver course.
Professor and Chief of Plastic Surgery Department, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau / Hospital del Mar (UAB).
Director of Reconstructive Microsurgery European School.
Educacional Committee Chairman of EFMS.

Dmitry Melnikov MD, PhD


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.
Chef of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery Department Institute of Plastic Surgery, Russia.
Associate Proffesor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Sechenov University, Russia.
Vice National Secretary of ISAPS in Russia.

Flap reconstruction on cadaver

Eric Santamaria MD


Professor in Reconstructive Microsurgery, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea Gonzalez and Instuto Nacional de Cancerologia. Mexico.

T.C. Teo MD(Hons) FRCS(Plast)


Since 1998 Mr Teo has worked as a consultant at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, where he performs a wide range of plastic surgery operations and trains many future plastic surgeons.


The Centro de Donación de Cuerpos y Salas de Disección (CDC&SD), placed at the Medicine School of Universidad Complutense in Madrid, provides a support service for teaching and research in Health Sciences. Its aim is to reinforce continuous training for students and professionals and to facilitate the knowledge transfer.

The functions of this center include the management of donations, the reception, treatment, conservation and use of bodies with scientific purposes, as well as the removal of the residual cadaverous material. Users of CDC&SD are mainly Health Sciences students and professionals, but their installations are used by other areas of expertise as Fine Arts, Psychology or Physical Sciences.

The origin of Universidad Complutense of Madrid School of Medicine dates back to the ending of the XV Century in Alcalá de Henares, a city not far from Madrid. On its long history, the School of Medicine has been training professionals with the highest qualification that have been contributing to improve the society’s health and wellness both nationally and internationally.


Madrid lies almost exactly at the geographical heart of the Iberian Peninsula. It is situated on an undulating plateau of sand and clay known as the Meseta at an elevation of 646 metres above sea level, making it one of the highest capitals in Europe.

This location is partly responsible for the weather pattern of cold, crisp winters accompanied by sharp winds. Sudden variations of temperature are possible, but summers are consistently dry and hot.

Madrid is a city of contrasting styles, reflecting clearly the different periods in which change and development took place. The old centre, a maze of small streets around a few squares in the vicinity of the Plaza Mayor, contrasts with the stately Neoclassical buildings and grand boulevards. “Los Madriles” (“the Madrids”) is a traditional phrase that acknowledges the fact that each barrio (quarter) has developed its own style. There was also a geographical and social distinction among the geographically placed barrios altos (upper quarters), barrios centrales (middle quarters), and barrios bajos (lower quarters).

The flow of migration to Madrid, attracted chiefly by the city’s expanding industrial belt in the 1950s and ’60s, has created a modern population representative of the entire Spanish country. People eat late, theatres and cinemas begin performances late as a matter of course, and the siesta is by no means dead, although the introduction of modern business methods and the influx of foreign interests have tended to alter the traditional workday, doing away with the long midday break. The city offers a wealth of cultural events and entertainments.



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The following General terms and conditions shall apply to participants of any edition of the “Reconstruction course on cadaver”.


Registration is binding. Participation fees are due prior to the opening of the course and have to be paid by credit card or bank transfer.


The course registration is 50% refundable only if written cancellation is received a minimum of 90 days before the course starting.

These conditions apply to all reasons leading to the inability to attend the course, including for example illness, accident, etc.


If political or economic incidents, pandemics or a force majeure in general prevent the course from taking place, it will work under two assumptions:

  1. If the course is postponed, a place will be automatically reserved for the client for the next edition of the course. In case of not being able to participate in the new dates, you must communicate 90 days before the start of the course to the email address
    Under these circumstances, the reimbursement of the registration fee will be made by bank transfer or credit card with a discount of 20% corresponding to management costs.
  2. In the event that the course is cancelled, the registration fee will be refunded in full, by the same means previously mentioned.

If the course takes place, but the client has an impediment to travel due to security measures related to political or economical incidents, pandemics or a force majeure, you must communicate 30 days before the start of the course to the email address
Under these circumstances, a place will be automatically reserved for the client for the next edition of the course.
Cancellation after this date will not be accepted by any reason.


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However, all participants agree to the organizer using their data for information purposes in relation with other courses or disclosing their data to sponsors upon request to be used once in connection with the course.

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Insurance is the responsibility of the participant. Each participant is liable for all injury to persons or damage to property he or she causes.