Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Faculty of Medicine will be organizing “Practical Solutions on Hand and Upper Extremity Soft Tissue Defects Flap Training Course on Cadaver” for the first time in Turkey for surgical assistants of Orthopedics and Traumatology, and Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetics Surgeries. Sixteen physicians will receive training between the dates of March 31 – April 1 at IUE Faculty of Medicine, Division of Surgical Sciences, Department of Anatomy laboratories. This free of charge training course will allow physician assistants to experience hands-on training from its experts on surgical procedures to treat all kinds of defects that prevent or complicate using hands.
The training course, led by Prof. Dr. Süleyman Tetik and Prof. Mürvet Hayran Kurs, Lecturers from IUE Faculty of Medicine, is going to be organized under the leadership of Assoc. Prof. Dr. İbrahim Akel, Lecturer at IUE Faculty of Health Sciences and Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist at Izmir Kent Hospital. Dr. Ali Emre Aksu from Hacettepe University, Dr. Kadir Bacakoğlu from Dokuz Eylül University, Dr. Berkan Mesa from İst-El, Dr. İbrahim Kaplan from EMOT Hospital, Dr. Levent Küçük from Ege University, Dr. Taçkın Özalp from Celal Bayar University, and Dr. Savaş Serel from Ankara University will participate as trainers.
Prof. Dr. Süleyman Tetik reported that the training course would take place on cadaver for the first time, and pointed out the importance of cadavers in anatomy education. He said that the main purpose of the training course was to support physicians who wanted to specialize in the field of hand surgery. “Hand surgery is constantly progressing in our country. However, we are having difficulties in proving cadavers for this purpose. So far, there has not been any other technological development to substitute for this practice. The cadavers for anatomy purposes are used for 1-3 years for education and scientific research purposes. Surgical assistants of Orthopedics and Traumatology, and Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetics Surgeries, who are minoring in Hand Surgery, will be the primary trainees of our course, which we plan to offer every year. The training course will focus on moving any type of tissue from a donor site to a recipient site with an intact blood supply in the event of loss of soft tissue cases (flap surgery),” stated Prof. Dr. Tetik.