Soft Tissue Surgery 3

22 - 26 April 2024 | Chengdu, China

General Overview

The ESAVS Soft Tissue Surgery courses are dedicated to veterinarians in practice or in the academic field who are willing to deepen their knowledge in soft tissue surgery. The comprehensive study program consists currently of 4 one-week modules. A fifth “advanced” module is being planned. Each course is composed of a mix of theory and practice on models and cadavers. Much time is dedicated to interactive and practical training under the supervision of course masters and instructors, who are all internationally recognized European or American specialists.

After attending the whole program, participants shall have acquired sufficient knowledge not only to face most of the current clinical situations but also to further progress by themselves and then recognize the cases that need to be referred to specialists.

STS 1 (Soft Tissue Surgery 1) is mandatory before continuing on to the next courses. STS 2, 3 and 4 can be taken in any order. It is recommended to take STS 5 only after completion of the previous courses.

Specific Overview:

During this course, we will concentrate on more advanced abdominal surgeries. After reviewing the indications and techniques for current urinary tract surgery, we will address the surgical treatments of urinary incontinence and urinary tract trauma. The second part of the course will focus on liver and gallbladder surgery as well as on pancreas and adrenals.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course, participants

1) shall master most of the urinary tract surgical techniques;

2) get a sound knowledge of management of urinary incontinence;

3) have acquired a good understanding of liver surgery including porto-systemic shunt;

4) be able to operate or refer advanced pancreas or adrenal surgeries.


All modules will be held in China, in English language with consecutive translation in Chinese.

REQUIREMENTS: Completing STS 1 is mandatory

CPD Hours: 40

Tuition Fee: 1.750 EUR - 3.150 EUR

Course Language: English with consecutive translation into Chinese

Preliminary Full Program (Click to Open)
Day 1

08:30 – 09:00 Welcome and Registration
09:00 – 10:00 Urinary surgery: anatomy and core principles
10:00 – 11:00 Urolithiasis. Basic knowledge and management
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 Urinary surgery essential techniques
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Prostatic disease and surgery
15:00 – 16:00 Urinary incontinence: from diagnosis to treatment
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30 Discussion, questions and answers

Day 2

Practicals – Urinary Tract Surgery

Day 3

09:00 – 10:00 Surgical anatomy of the liver and gallbladder
10:00 – 11:00 Surgical diseases and techniques for the biliary tract
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 Surgical diseases and techniques of the pancreas
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Surgical diseases and techniques of the adrenal
14:30 – 15:30 Liver tumors and hepatectomies
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:30 Liver Shunts: The surgeon's view
16:30 – 17:30 Discussion, questions and answers

Day 4

Practicals - Liver, pancreas, adrenals

Day 5
09:00 – 10:00 Urinary tract Trauma: Diagnosis and decision making
10:00 – 11:00 How to treat ureterolithiasis
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 Urinary tract tumors: Basic oncologic knowledge
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Role of laparoscopy in the treatment of Liver, adrenal, pancreas diseases
14:30 – 17:30 Wrap-up session, Clinical cases, Group work, MCQ

Course Masters

Dr. Laurent Findji

European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery RCVS
Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Surrey, United Kingdom

Dr. Hervé Brissot 


Pride Veterinary Centre, Derby, United Kingdom

Registration and Fees

Discount tuition fee for Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, China, Pakistan, Lebanon and Vietnam: EURO 1.850,–

    Early registration: Euro 1.750,-

    (Deadline for FULL early registration payment: 21st January 2024)

Discount tuition fee for Macao, South Korea and Taiwan: EURO 2.450,–

    Early registration: Euro 2.350,-

    (Deadline for FULL early registration payment: 21st January 2024)

Tuition fee for Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Canada, USA and Japan: EURO 3.150,–

    Early registration: Euro 3.050,-

    (Deadline for FULL early registration payment: 21st January 2024)

Enroll now.

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If you have any questions regarding the registration or any other further details for the courses in Asia please contact the ESAVS Office for Asia: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.