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Pre WSRM Microsurgery, Robotics and Cadaveric Perforator Flap Course, Singapore



The Pre WSRM (World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery) Microsurgery, Robotics and Cadaveric Perforator Flap course 2017 will be held from June 8-12th 2017. This intensive course offers an excellent opportunity for established and budding reconstructive surgeons to expand their current repertoire in perforator flap surgery. The faculty includes international experts Professor Kim Jeong Tae from Hanyang Univeristy and Associate Professor J Selber from MD Anderson Cancer Centre.

This program will allow participants to familiarize themselves with the full spectrum of perforator flap techniques and their clinical applications. The Course will be held at Academia, Singapores premier simulation skills and training centre, located on the Singapore General Hospital(SGH) campus. The emphasis is on hands-on practice with injected fresh cadaveric specimens.



Participants will learn the following:

Course objectives includes, development and perfecting techniques for perforator flap harvest and its clinical indications.The last day will focus on robotic surgery and its role in reconstructive surgery. Robotic applications have officially entered the field of plastic surgery, capitalizing on two principle advantages: improved visualization and improved precision. This course hopes to introduce budding reconstructive surgeons to the latest developments in this new and exciting realm of reconstructive​ surgery.

Target Audience

  • Residents in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, General Surgery, ENT Surgery
  • Junior Consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

Organising Committee          

​ChairmanProfessor Tan Bien Keem​BK Tan.png
​Co-chairmanProfessor Simon Richard MyersSimon Richard Myers.png

​Professor Joon Pio Hong

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Programme Directors Dr Ong Yee Siangdr Ong.png

Dr Ali Ghanem

TreasurersDr Savitha Ramachandran
Committee MembersDr Jeremy Sun
Dr Pearlie Tan
Dr Cheryl Hui


​International ​ ​Professor Kim JT
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Associate Professor Jesse SelberSelber robot 1.jpg
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Dr Edmund Fitzgerald O'Conor
LocalDr Christopher Chui
Dr Mohamed Zulfikar Rasheed
Dr Terence Goh
Dr Wong Manzhi
Dr Chew Kong Yik
Dr Constance Teo


Course Dates
8 - 9 June 2017: Advanced Microsurgery Course
10 - 12 June 2017: Perforator Flap and Robotics in Reconstructive Surgery Course

- 10 June: Perforator Flaps of the Chest and Thorax
- 11 June: Perforator Flaps of the Abdomen, Head and Neck Reconstruction
- 12 June: Robotics in Reconstructive Surgery

Programme at a glance

8 June 2017 ​(Advanced Microsurgery Course)
0830Registration + Breakfast
0900Welcome Address
0915Consensus on Microsurgery Training learning curve
0925Microsurgery learning curve – how much practice is enough? Objective assessment tools
0935Microsurgery training strategies to speed up the learning curve on one-on-one training course, Columbia University experience
0945Interpositional vein graft with femoral artery and epigastric vein using 10-0 and 11-0 nylon - Demonstration
0945 - 1230Practice on rats
1230 - 1330


​1330 - 1340 Advanced techniques in microsurgery
End-to-side anastomoses using femoral and epigastric vessels with 10-0 and 11-0 nylon - Demonstration
1340 - 1700 

Practice on rats


9 June 2017 (Advanced Microsurgery Course)
0800Registration + Breakfast
0830 - 0845Techniques in supermicrosurgery
0840 -0850Super microsurgery in the rat model
0850 -0900Microsurgery in Hand Traumtology
0900 - 1230Practice on live rat model
1230 - 1330Lunch + Symposium by Baxter
​1330 - 1530​Practice
​1530 - 1700​Assessment


10 June 2017 (Perforator Flap and Robotics in Reconstructive Surgery Course)
Time Programme
0800Registration + Breakfast
0815 - 1230Upper limb - Lateral forearm flap, PIA flap, Radial forearm flap, Flaps for hand resurfacing
0815 - 0830Welcome address and Introduction
0830 - 0845Posterior interiosseous artery flap - anatomy and demonstration
0845 - 0900Lateral Forearm flap - anatomy and demonstration
0900 - 0915Radial and Ulna Forearm flap and Reverse radial forearm flap – anatomy and demonstration
0915 - 09301st dorsal metacarpal artery flap/flaps for resurfacing of the hand /Quaba Flap – Anatomy and demonstration
0930 - 1200Practice on cadaver
1200 - 1300Lunch Symposium - VAC dressing
1330 - 1730Lower limb flaps/head and neck reconstruction
1330 - 1345Perforator flaps for head and neck reconstruction, flap selection - MD Anderson experience
1345 - 1400ALT flap anatomy and demonstration
1400 - 1410ALT flap – lateral approach -demonstration
1410 - 1425Free fibular flap – anatomy and demonstration
1425 - 1435Medial sural artery perforator flap – anatomy and demonstration
​1435 -1445SCIP flap – anatomy and demonstration
​1445 - 1500TUG flap flap/gracillis flap/PAP flap – anatomy and demonstration
1500 - 1510Gastrochnemius flap/medial femoral condyle flap
1510 -1745Practice on cadaver
1800 - 1930
Cocktail reception and course mixer


11 June 2017 (Perforator Flap and Robotics in Reconstructive Surgery Course) ​
0800 Breakfast + Registration
0830 - 1230Trunk and abdomen
0830 - 0845TDAP flap, anatomy, and optimization, demonstration
0845 - 0900DIEP flaps – anatomy, demonstration, pearls
0900 - 0915SIEA/rectus flaps – anatomy, demonstration
0915 - 0930Perforator flaps for partial breast reconstruction – LICAP- technique and indications, Nottingham experience
0930 - 0945IMAP flap
0945 - 1200Practice on cadaver
1200 -1330Lunch symposium
1330 - 1700Abdomen
1330 - 1530​Practice on cadaver
1530 – 1610Facial Reanimation & Back
1530 -1540Facial Reanimation, nerve graft harvest
​1540 - 1550LD and Trapezius flap
1550 - 1600SGAP flap
1600 - 1700Practice on cadaver


12 June 2017 (Perforator Flap and Robotics in Reconstructive Surgery Course) ​
0800 Indications for Robotics in Reconstructive surgery
​0830 - 0900Robotic in reconstructive surgery the MD Anderson experience and Robotic Microsurgery
0900 - 0930New Robotic platform for Microsurgery
​0930 - 1030

Robotic rectus harvest and robotic LD harvest

-Case Presentation
- Q&A

​​1200 - 1215Future of Robotic surgery in reconstructive surgery
​1215 - 1230Closing remarks
1230 - 1330​Lunch
1330- 1500 QMUL OSCE Exam


Early Bird Registration Close Date
15 May 2017

Course Fee (GST inclusive)

Fee Category​Fee
1. Advance Microsurgery Course 
    *Maximum 12 participants
2. Perforator Flap and Robotics in Reconstructive Surgery CourseS​$1605
3. Both (1 and 2)​S$2140

Academia, 20 College Road Singapore 169856
Basement 1, Procedural Skills Lab 1


To register, please email the following information to

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


Accomodation Reference

If you are looking for any accommodation near Academia during your stay in Singapore, you may find below.

Grand Copthrone Waterfront Hotel
Four Points by Sheraton, Riverview Hotel
Link Hotel
Wangz Hotel


Endorsed by
World Society for Reconstructive MicroSurgery and Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons

Organised by
Singapore General Hospital, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Barts and the London Academic Plastic Surgery Group


Our Sponsors

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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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