Penn Flap Dissection Course 2017

We are very pleased to announce the Penn Flap Dissection Course to be held on August 4 - 6, 2017 at the Human Tissue Laboratory of the University of Pennsylvania. The Penn Human Tissue Laboratory is a state of the art facility where we will have demonstrations of flap dissections by leaders in the field of reconstructive microsurgery. This course will focus on dissection of microsurgical flaps of the head and neck, breast, trunk, extremity and hand/feet. There will also be ample time for independent dissection.

The course will have a didactic component that illustrates the use of the flaps through clinical cases and vignettes. It will be an opportunity for residents, fellows, and junior attendings to see and hear the experts dissect common and complex flaps used in microsurgical practice and understand their utilization through clinical examples. This course is meant to be an interactive experience for the attendees with time to ask the experts!

Registration will be limited to 4 attendees per cadaver to ensure small intimate groups to allow for questions and answers during dissections. We anticipate the course to fill quickly!

Attendees should plan on arriving on Friday afternoon, August 4 and the course will end at 5:00 pm on Sunday, August 6. Registration sign-in and course materials will be available Friday, August 4, 4:00 – 6:00 pm and also on Saturday morning. The two-day course will start each day at 7:00 am, breakfast and lunch will be provided. Course material will include a program book with dissection guides and relevant articles for flaps. A detailed course schedule will be posted soon.

We look forward to a great weekend of dissections and discussions in Philadelphia!

Flaps to be Covered:

Head and Neck

  • Forehead Flap
  • Submental Flap
  • Temporoparietal Fascial Flap
  • Free Helical rim

Breast Flaps

  • DIEP
  • SIEA
  • IGAP
  • SGAP
  • PAP
  • TUG/DUG

Trunk Flaps

  • VRAM
  • Pectoralis Flap
  • Latissimus
  • TDAP Flap
  • Scapular/Parascapular Flap
  • SCIP Flap
  • DCIA Flap

Extremity Flaps

  • ALT/AMT Flaps
  • Gracilis Flap
  • Sural Artery Perforator Flap
  • Medial Femoral Condyle Flap
  • Fibula Flap
  • Radial Forearm Flap
  • Lateral Arm Flap
  • Ulnar Artery Perforator flap

Hand/Foot Flaps

  • Toe to Hand Transfer
  • Intrinsic Hand Flaps

Faculty

Course Directors

  • Stephen J. Kovach, MD
    Associate Professor of Surgery
    Division of Plastic Surgery
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    University of Pennsylvania Health System
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS
    Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Paul B. Magnuson Professor of Bone and Joint Surgery
    Professor of Plastic Surgery in Surgery
    University of Pennsylvania Health System
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Joseph M. Serletti, MD
    Henry Royster–William Maul Measey Professor of Surgery
    Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery
    University of Pennsylvania Health System
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Michael R. Zenn, MD, FACS, MBA
    Partner, CARE Plastic Surgery
    Raleigh, North Carolina

Teaching Faculty

  • Richard Agag, MD
    Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery
    Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Alex Au, MD
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
    Division of Plastic Surgery
    University of Pennsylvania Health System
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Steven C. Bonawitz, MD, FACS
    Head, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Associate Professor of Surgery
    Cooper University Health Care
    Camden, New Jersey
  • Martin I. Boyer, MD, FRCS(C)
    Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
    Co-Chief, Hand & Wrist Service
    Washington University
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Benjamin Chang, MD
    Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
    Division of Plastic Surgery
    University of Pennsylvania Health System
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Larry Colen, MD
    Norfolk Plastic Surgery
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • John P. Fischer, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Division of Plastic Surgery
    University of Pennsylvania Health System
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nicholas Haddock, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Plastic Surgery
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Gunther Germann MD
    Professor and Medical Director
    Ethianum Clinic
    Heidleberg, Germany
  • Geoffrey G. Hallock, MD
    Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Timothy Shane Johnson MD
    Associate Professor of Surgery
    Penn State Hershey Plastic Surgery
    Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • Suhail Kanchwala, MD
    Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Division of Plastic Surgery
    University of Pennsylvania Health System
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jamie Levine MD
    Associate Professor
    Hansjorg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery
    Chief, Microsurgery, NYU Langone Medical Center
    New York, New York
  • Andrew Newman, MD
    Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Cooper University Health Care
    Camden, New Jersey
  • William “Chris” Pederson, MD
    Attending Surgeon
    Plastic Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
    Texas Children's Hospital
    Professor of Surgery, Orthopedics and Pediatrics
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, Texas
  • Randy Sherman MD
    Director, Division of Plastic Surgery
    Vice Chair, Plastic Surgery in the Department of Surgery
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center
    Los Angeles, California
  • Milan Stevanovic, MD
    Professor of Orthopaedics and Surgery
    Keck School of Medicine of USC
    Los Angeles, California
  • Scott Tintle, MD, CDR (sel), MC, USN
    Head, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Chief, Hand Surgery
    Department of Orthopaedics
    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Liza Wu, MD
    Associate Professor of Surgery
    Division of Plastic Surgery
    University of Pennsylvania Health System
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Course Cost

 Advanced Registration Deadline: May 31, 2017

  Advanced After Deadline
Residents/Fellows $1,200 $1,400
Attendings $1,700 $1,900

Registration

Click here for Penn Flap Course Registration Form

Payment must be received to confirm your registration.

Please make checks payable to Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

Please mail check and form to:

Lorna Muramoto
Attn: Penn Flap Course
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
3737 Market Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

For questions or additional details email Pennflapcourse@uphs.upenn.edu or contact Lorna Muramoto at 215-294-9667

What attendees should bring:

Attendees should bring two pairs of surgical scrubs to be comfortable during dissections. Participants will also want to bring surgical loupes to facilitate dissections.

Lodging and Transportation

A block of rooms have been reserved at a discounted rate at:

All locations are within a short walk to the Human Tissue Lab.

Please call and reserve a room early.

Philadelphia is serviced easily by train and air. Philadelphia’s 30th Street train station is easily accessible and the Philadelphia International Airport is a short trip to the University of Pennsylvania.