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Cluj-Napoca - The International School of Experimental Microsurgery - Ed. 6.

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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.Click here to see ISEM's Facebook page Click here to see our Facebook page and thus, more details regarding our activity.


• 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

  • surgical microscope
  • special microsurgery instruments
  • microsurgical knots
  • microsurgical sutures – Sun Lee disc

• Vascular and nerve anastomosis on biological material


• 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.

Friday, the 10th of July
Participants' arrival and accommodation
17:00 - Opening ceremony
19:00 - Welcoming dinner

Saturday, the 11st of July - Introduction
08:30 – Breakfast
09:00 – 13:00 – Theoretical Course & Coffee Break
13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 – Practical Course & Coffee Break

Sunday, the 12nd of July – Chicken leg 1
08:30 – Breakfast
09:00 – 13:00 – Practical Courses & Coffee Breaks
13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 – Practical Courses & Coffee Breaks

Monday, the 13rd of July – Social Program
9:30 – Breakfast
from 11:00 – Social Program; Visiting Cluj-Napoca and the surrounding areas

Tuesday, the 14th of July – Chicken leg 2
08:30 – Breakfast
09:00 – 13:00 – Practical Courses & Coffee Breaks
13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 – Practical Courses & Coffee Breaks

Wednesday, the 15th 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

Thursday, the 16th 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

Friday, the 17th of July
Departure of participants

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

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The FEE includes: participation to theoretical and practical courses, accommodation in students’ hostel, workshop expenses, breakfast and lunch - as mentioned in the field -PROGRAM- , field trips outside the city, promotional materials and certificate of attendance.


- The participants will be chosen from medical students who attend any Medical Faculty abroad or in Romania, who have completed at least the 2nd year of study.

The prerequisite needed in order to attend this workshop must be one of the following:

1.    The applicant has completed a Basic Surgical Skills workshop, preferably the ones organized by the Romanian Students' Surgery Society (this includes The Surgery Summer Camp or The International Surgery Summer School);
2.    The applicant has completed the General Surgery Module/any other Surgical Specialty Module at his home Faculty;
3.    The applicant has completed a month of clinical practice (during summer practice, for example) in a Surgery Department;
4.    The applicant has participated at a previous edition of the International School of Advanced Surgical Skills workshop.

- The participant must have proof of one of the above mentioned criteria; as it is an advanced surgical skills workshop, basic knowledge of the surgical field is mandatory.

- The participants must have completed the application form to all its demands, without omitting any field and without giving false information.


- The accommodation will be provided by the “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in the students' hostel which is located in the heart of the city, in Hasdeu Campus.
- The course will take place at the Center for Experimental Medicine, every day, from Saturday until Thursday, starting from 9.00 AM., five minutes away from the hostel.
- Breakfast and lunch will be provided by catering service as mentioned in the “Program” field, as well as the Welcoming Dinner and the trip from the Social Program on the 13th of July.


-    The deadline for the application/submission forms is Friday, the 8th of May 2020, 18:00 PM (GMT +2);
-    Until Sunday, the 10th of May 2020 application/submission forms will be analyzed and participants will be notified if their application was:
•    accepted;
•    placed on a waiting list for five days; (after which they will be announced our final decision – in a week time, the 16th of May 2020);
•    rejected.

-    If accepted, participants will have to pay their fee within 5 days, as it follows:
•    until Friday, the 15th of May 2020, through a Western Union Transfer or via Online Banking.

- If accepted after being placed on the waiting list, participants will have to pay their fee within 5 days, as it follows:
•    until Thursday, the 21st of May 2020, through a Western Union Transfer or via Online Banking.

-    More details regarding the payment, accommodation and course of events will be sent in the acceptance e-mail.

-    After the confirmation of the participant and payment, students will fill in a form regarding arrival details, dietary needs, allergies, etc.
-    Due to the long period of time required to issue an invitation letter for a VISA, participants will need to know their national status. If a VISA is required, SSCR can only guide them for the application procedure.

ATTENTION: the fee must not be paid until notified whether you were accepted to this project. Once paid, the fee is non-refundable.

Coordinator: Hunor-Levente Horvath Andrei-Nicolae Jolobai

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