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Local Flaps in Facial Reconstruction after Skin Cancer Surgery

The Summer School “Local flaps in facial reconstruction after skin cancer surgery” is organized by the Plastic Surgery Unit of the University of Pisa.
The Summer School is structured in a 5-day course characterized by lectures and hands on training covering all the most useful techniques involved in facial reconstruction after skin cancer excision.
Each day a different anatomical unit of the face will be covered and the daily schedule will be divided into two sessions:

- Morning: frontal lecture regarding the clinical anatomy of the district and description of the different reconstructive options.

- Afternoon: practical training in the OR during which the participants will be involved in the patient evaluation, the design and planning of the different reconstructive options and assist during surgeries.


The aim of the summer school “Local Flaps in Facial Reconstruction after skin cancer surgery” is to give participants the detailed knowledge and expertise needed to achieve the best results in the full range of reconstructive procedures involving local flaps of the face.
The anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of the facial skin and muscles will be addressed and followed by OR experience to evaluate and understand patients’ variability.
Focus on proper skin cancer resection with adequate margins will be followed by the evaluation of multiple reconstructive options.
The decision-making process will be critically explained to the student and the techniques of flap planning, flap harvesting and donor site morbidity will be discussed.
Reconstructive surgery of the nose, lip, eyelid, forehead and ear will be specifically reviewed to give the student a wide spectrum of possible reconstructive options, with a step-by-step approach to each procedure, completed by tips and tricks from leading experts.
Moreover, skin closure options will be reviewed including updates on the latest materials used and the new technologies involved in wound closure.
In conclusion, prevention and treatment of complications will be addressed.

Who can apply

Medical Doctors and Residents in Plastic Surgery, Maxillofacial surgery, Head and Neck surgery, Dermatology.

Program Intensity



Admission Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Letter of presentation by the Director of residency program

Required Documents

  • Identity Document (*PASSPORT in case you are a foreign student*)
  • Enrolment Form
  • Curriculum Vitae

All the documents must be in pdf format, in order to upload them on the portal when required (See the "How to apply" page)




250 euro

Bank transfer to the following account:

Università di Pisa

Dipartimento di Ricerca traslazionale e delle nuove tecnologie in Medicina e Chirurgia

Banca di Pisa e Fornacette - Credito Cooperativo S.c.p.A.

IBAN: IT91D0856270910000000221355


Please write to the coordinator for further details


12 - 16 July 2021

Application Deadline

30 May 2021


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