Training in Microsurgery is directed to surgeons in the following specialties: general surgery, neurosurgery, urology, gynecology, otolaryngology, as well as plastic, orthopaedic and hand surgery. The course focuses on nerve repair and tissue transplantation for trainees in those specialties and researchers who seek training in practical microsurgery at the basic level. The microsurgery course is held on a weekly basis throughout the year.
The five-day course runs from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday at the discretion of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The microsurgery laboratory accommodates one trainee at a time for direct one-on-one teaching. The course uses videotapes and direct one-on-one teaching. All surgical procedures are performed on animal models.
All instruments, suture material, and microscopes used are of the highest standards available.
Curriculum and Workshops
This basic course will introduce the use of an operating microscope, microinstruments and microsuture. The objective is for participants to be trained in vessel dissection, varying microsurgical techniques, arterial and venous end-to-end and end-to-side anastomosis, and preparation and placement of vascular grafts.
Techniques used include:
- Basic suturing using suturing pads
- Vessel dissection
- Vessel preparation for the anastomoses
- End-to-end arterial anastomoses
- End-to-side arterial anastomoses
- End-to-end venous anastomoses
- End-to-side venous anastomoses
- Interpositional vein grafts
- Arterial grafts
If you are unable to attend or need to cancel the course, please notify the CME office immediately at 336-713-7700. A full refund will be issued if you inform WFIRM two weeks prior to the course date. If you cancel after this time, a $100.00 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund. Written notification of your cancellation is required in order to process your refund.
The Wake Forest University Health Sciences is accredited with commendation by the Accreditation council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education. The ACCME designates this live activity for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.
Americans with Disabilities Act
The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine fully intends to comply with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need assistance, please notify Fatih Zor at least two weeks prior to the activity.
The Microsurgery course will be held at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, located at 391 Technology Way, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101. Parking is available in Visitor’s Parking Garage next to the building.
Course VenueWake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Richard H. Dean Building
391 Technology Way, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
HotelsThe Cardinal Hotel (a Kimpton property)
51 E 4th Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101
Embassy Suites by Hilton
460 North Cherry Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
The Historic Brookstown Inn
200 Brookstown Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
The Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center
420 High Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Holiday Inn Express
110 Miller Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Starting at $139