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43rd Basic Instructional Course on Microsurgery


This four-day course is a joint collaboration among departments of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery, SingHealth Experimental Medicine Centre and SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Medical Simulation(SIMS). It aims to provide surgeons and trainees with invaluable instruction on the intricate techniques of microvascular surgery.

This course is designed to provide opportunities for participants to acquire basic skills in various microsurgical techniques, from the adjustment of the operating microscope to the performance of a free flap transfer. A series of excellent lectures and demonstrations will be provided. As the emphasis will be hands-on practice of these skills, the teaching faculty will comprise of surgeons and laboratory technicians who regularly use these microsurgical techniques. This ensures participants will receive optimal guidance throughout the course.

Course Objectives

  • Understand basics of microsurgery techniques
  • Understand basics of nerve repair
  • Perform basic microvascular anastomoses(end-to-endarterial, end-to-endvenous, end-to-side vascular anastomosis and interpositional vein grafts)
  • Perform nerve coaptation
  • Perform free flap transfer in a rat model  

Target Audience
This course is designed for residents, fellows in surgery programs and practicing surgeons that utilise microvascular procedures. In addition, physician's assistants, research personnel and other members of the surgical team assisting in microvascular procedures are encouraged to attend.

Course Director          
Dr Ong Yee Siang       
Senior Consultant, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetics Surgery, Singapore General Hospital

Course Date
2 - 5 October 2018 (Tue - Fri)

Day 1: 8.00am - 5.30pm
Day 2: 7.45am - 5.30pm
Day 3: 7.45am - 5.30pm
Day 4: 7.45am - 5.30pm   

Early Bird Registration Close Date
30 July 2018

Course Fee (GST, inclusive)

Academia, Basement 1, Procedural Skills Lab 1
20 College Road, Singapore 169856 (Located in SGH Campus)

To register, please email the following information to

(Name indicated above will be reflected in the certificate upon course completion)
Department/Designation/Residency Year(if applicable):
MCR No/Identification No:


Please read the Terms & Conditions carefully before registering. By registering, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to the Terms & Conditions set out below:


Any cancellation or replacement must be conveyed to the Organiser in writing. 50% of the fee will be levied as cancellation charges if the cancellation is made before the closing date. There will be no refund if the cancellation is made thereafter. The Organiser reserves the right to cancel the workshop and fully refund the participants should unforeseen circumstances necessitate it.

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