Soft Tissue Surgery III

12 May 2020 - 16 May 2020 | Chengdu, China

Principal Course Masters:



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 I (Soft Tissue Surgery I) is mandatory before continuing on to the next courses. STS II, III and IV can be taken in any order. It is recommended to take STS V 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.

Preliminary Program
Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Surgery of the urinary tract
9:00    Urinary surgery: anatomy and core principles
10:00    Urolithiasis. Basic knowledge and management
11:00    PAUSE
11:30    Urinary surgery essential techniques
13:00    LUNCH PAUSE
14:30    Prostatic disease and surgery
15:30    Urinary incontinence: from diagnosis to treatment
17:30    Discussion, questions and answers

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Practicals – Urinary Tract Surgery

Thursday, 14 May 2020

9:00    Surgical anatomy of the liver and gallbladder
10:00    Surgical diseases and techniques for the biliary tract
11:00    PAUSE
11:30    Surgical diseases and techniques of the pancreas
12:30    LUNCH PAUSE
13:30    Surgical diseases and techniques of the adrenal
14:30    Liver tumors and hepatectomies
16:00    PAUSE
16:30    Liver Shunts: The surgeon's view
17:30    Discussion, questions and answers

Friday, 15 May 2020

Practicals - Liver, pancreas, adrenals

Saturday, 16 May 2020

09:00    Urinary tract Trauma: Diagnosis and decision making
10:00    How to treat ureterolithiasis
11:00    PAUSE
11:30    Urinary tract tumors: Basic oncologic  knowledge
12:30    LUNCH PAUSE
14:00    Role of laparoscopy in the treatment of Liver, adrenal, pancreas diseases
15:00    Wrap-up session
Clinical cases
Group work, MCQ

Course Location

Exact course location and hotel booking details will be available in the weeks approaching the course date.  

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