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The International School of Experimental Microsurgery

Skip endless, tedious, theoretical classes; come and see the world from a different perspective: through the surgical microscope. This is the best chance for medical students to develop skills that are both useful and mandatory for a future resident/surgeon whose practice includes microsurgery or for someone who flirts with research that includes experimental surgery.

This summer project offers a relaxed, yet professional working atmosphere, that will allow students to fulfill their educational goals but also to get to know other colleagues from international medical centers, to work as a team, to build long-lasting friendships, that will eventually lead to greater affiliation between universities and why not, to setting the foundation for future national and international projects.

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Subjects: 

• Anatomy bases of animals used in experimental research
• Anesthetic techniques
• Drug administration methods
• Biological sample collection
• Preservation and monitoring of experimental animals
• Ethics, Statistics and Research
• Microsurgery basics
o surgical microscope
o special microsurgery instruments
o microsurgical knots
o microsurgical sutures – Sun Lee disc
• Vascular and nerve anastomosis on biological material

Methodology: 

• hands on - microsurgical experience
• research steps - Why? When? How?
• more than 30 hours of working under surgical microscope
• best chance for students to try microsurgery

This course consists of 5 modules (1 module per day) with a duration of approximately 6 hours per module. The modules start on Monday and finish on Sunday (with one day consisting of social program only).

Each module has a theoretical part assisted by SSCR trainers and medical doctors. The trainers will provide additional information to the presentations and will engage with the participants in discussions on the given topic.

The theoretical part of the course is accompanied by a practical part consisting in demonstrations performed by the main trainer/doctor at a central desk. Each student will be given a surgical kit.

The trainers sit among the students, they supervise and help participants in making the surgical maneuvers designed and explained by the main trainer/doctor.

Program: 

Sunday, the 22nd of July
Participants' arrival and accommodation

Monday, the 23th of July - Introduction
08:30 – Breakfast
09:00 – 12:00 – Opening ceremony; Theoretical Course & Coffee Break
13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch
14:00 – 17:00 – Practical Course & Coffee Break
from 19:00 – Social Program

Tuesday, the 24th of July – Chicken leg 1
08:30 – Breakfast
09:00 – 13:00 – Practical Courses & Coffee Breaks
13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch
14:00 – 17:00 – Practical Courses & Coffee Breaks
from 19:00 – Social Program

Wednesday, the 25th of July – Social Program
Visiting Cluj-Napoca and the surroundings

Thursday, the 26th of July – Chicken leg 2
08:30 – Breakfast
09:00 – 13:00 – Practical Courses & Coffee Breaks
13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch
14:00 – 17:00 – Practical Courses & Coffee Breaks
from 19:00 – Social Program

Friday, the 27th of July – Rat 1
08:30 – Breakfast
09:00 – 13:00 - Practical Courses & Coffee Breaks
13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch
14:00 – 17:00 – Practical Courses & Coffee Breaks
from 19:00 – Social Program

Saturday, the 28th of July – Rat 2
08:30 – Breakfast
09:00 – 13:00 - Course & Coffee Breaks
13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch
14:00 – 17:00 - Course & Coffee Breaks
17:00 – Certificate delivery
21:00 – Ending/farewell party/dinner

Saturday, the 29th of July
Departure of participants

*the daily schedule may vary and the final form shall be announced later on.