January 21 - 22, 2021

Introduction to this Masterclass

Soft tissue coverage of the upper extremity continues to be a challenging and evolving field. The priorities in soft tissue reconstruction for the upper extremity are to restore form and function. In the era of free flaps, local flap coverage options for the upper extremity are sometimes forgotten. Therefore, we designed a two-day course with theoretical and practical sessions offering a wide range of local flaps options for coverage of the upper extremity from fingertip to shoulder. All practical sessions will be performed on fresh frozen cadavers with two participants per extremity. The Local Flap Esser Masterclass will be organized every 3 years.

The program

08:00 Registration
09:00 Opening
09:15 Soft tissue anatomy hand
09:45 Soft tissue coverage of fingertip
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Skillslab: Venkateswami/Evans/Segmüller/Homodigital island flap/V-Y
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Soft tissue coverage of the dorsal side of the finger
14:00 Skillslab: Quaba/Adipofascial turnover flap
15:00 Break
15:30 Soft tissue coverage of the volar side of the finger
16:00 Skillslab: Superficial branch of radial artery/Miami flap/Hypothenar flap
17:00 Pannel discussion: When is a finger or hand still salvageable?
19:30 Esser Masterclass diner
08:30 Soft tissue coverage of thumb
09:00 Skillslab: Moberg/FDMA
10:00 Break
10:30 Reconstruction of the webspace
11:00 Skillslab: Posterior interosseous flap
11:45 Free-vascularised options for finger reconstruction
12:15 Lunch
13:00 Soft tissue coverage dorsum of the hand
13:30 Skillslab: 
 Reversed radial artery (perforator) flap   Ulnar artery perforator flap/dorsal   Ulnar artery forearm flap 
15:00 Elbow defects
15:30 Skillslab: Lateral arm flap
16:00 Composite tissue defects
16:30 Skillslab: Free style flaps and venous free flaps.
17:30 Drinks

The experts

The Esser Masterclass instructors and faculty are dedicated and certified hand surgeons. This means that the Esser Masterclass is focused on providing a tailored made and hands on international education by experts in the field across the globe. The Esser Masterclass is endorsed by the Internatiolnal Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH) and the International Confederation of Plastic Surgery Societies (ICOPLAST)

"One of the best hand courses I have attended"

A.C. van Leeuwen MD, Plastic Surgeon, Netherlands

"Truly high quality hand surgery education"

A.M. Aristov MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Russia

"Esser Masterclass is dedicated hand surgery training, a must for every hand surgeon"

A. Satir, Plastic Surgeon, Germany
J.L.B. Vanhaecke, Hand Surgeon, Belgium

Meet the faculty

DR. THOMAS GIESEN

Hand Surgery Department University Hospital of Zurch, Switzerland

PROF. DR. MARCO J.P.F. RITT

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands

DR. PAUL VAN MINNEN

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia

DR. STEVEN J. LO

The Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland

DR. TOM VAN MULKEN

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Maastricht University Medical Center+, Netherlands

DR. TEUN A.J.M. LUIJSTERBURG

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands

DR. CHRISTIANNE A. VAN NIEUWENHOVEN

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands

DR. ROBERT DE WIJN

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Rode Kruis Hospital, Beverwijk, Netherlands

Meet the Organization

DR.J.MICHIEL ZUIDAM

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

DR. XANDER SMIT

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

DR. LIRON DURAKU

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

DR. ERNST S. SMITS

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

DR. SHOISTA KAMBIZ

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

DR. CAROLINE A. HUNDEPOOL

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Esser Masterclass Registration

Registration

Only 30 tickets available

Limited Early Bird Fellow and Specialist € 895,00
Limited Early Bird Resident € 545,00
Limited Regular Fellow and Specialist € 995,00
Limited Regular Resident € 645,00

Please check for the FAIR-TRAED reduced registration rate

ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam

Rotterdam, city on the Maas, is considered the most modern city of the Netherlands. Atypical in its own country, internationally renowned for its passion for innovation and its unpolished charms. Whether it is its ever-changing skyline full of audacious architecture, its port that is regarded as the smartest in the world, or the “can do” mentality of its residents. Rotterdam is a town with a pronounced character, energetic and always dynamic. Esser Masterclass and Rotterdam Partners make it possible for their participants to experience the city of Rotterdam at it’s full most.

Venue

SkillsLab Erasmus MC Room
Ee-120 Wytemaweg 80
3015 CN Rotterdam,
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 10 70 380 06
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Location

FAIR-TRAED©

Esser Masterclass introduced a new education principle: FAIR-TRAED (Fair Transparent Education). FAIR-TRAED means that the registration fees are directly invested in the Esser Masterclass educational materials to advance hand surgery trainings. The organisation and the faculty have a passion for hand surgery and support FAIR-TRAED which means that they do not receive any financial compensation. This enables Esser Masterclass to keep the registration fees at a minimum. Our mission is making high-quality handsurgery education accessible for every handsurgeon around the globe and our motto is training form handsurgeons to handsurgeons.

Special thanks

Ella Nitters MSc, MA

"As a medical illustrator I am proud to be part of the Esser Masterclass. It's my passion to draw the human anatomy and within Esser Masterclass I get the opportunity to explore this with devoted hand surgeons."