Diagnostics, indications, treatment options, postoperative care and practical training.

DATES: 10th -11th November 2020
COURSE VENUE: Centro de Cirugía de Mínima Invasión Jesús Usón (CCMIJU) – Cáceres (Spain)
CHAIRS: Isao Koshima, Jaume Masià, Sinikka Suominen
FACULTY: Joon Pio Hong, Isao Koshima, Jaume Masià, Gemma Pons, Sinikka Suominen, Takumi Yamamoto


Lymphatic microsurgery is a field experiencing a continuously growing interest within the plastic surgeons community.

This practical course focused on specific technical lymphatic microsurgery skills as well as pre and intraoperative examination of lymphatics is designed for residents and specialists in plastic surgery (worldwide) to learn or further refine their skills in lymphatic microsurgery.

During the last 40 years, much progress has been made in understanding the mechanisms of disease and the ways to treat it, nevertheless no efficient standardised therapy exists to date. Moreover, actual scientific evidence sustains the concept of “preventive lymphatic microsurgery” to prevent secondary lymphedema in patients undergoing major tumor surgery involving excision of major lymphatic stations.

One of the most challenging caveats to achieve success in lymphedema treatment is learning to perform the microsurgical lymphatic procedures from intraoperative identification of lymph vessels to performing lymphovenous anastomoses or harvesting a vascularised lymph-nodes to be used later on the same patient as free tissue transfer. Such skills can only be learned and mastered in the laboratory on experimental animal models and then further refined on human tissue.

Performing such surgery requires not only precise microsurgical and supramicrosurgical skills but also structured knowledge about the preoperative examination of lymphatic vessels (e.g. clinical examination, PDE Examination, Lympho-MRI). These procedures need proper training before being applied clinically.


course book


Dissection techniques in lymphatic microsurgery

II Dissection techniques in lymphatic microsurgery


Isao Koshima MD


Chief of the International Center for Lymphedema, Hiroshima University Hospital.

Jaume Masià MD, PhD


Professor and Chief of Plastic Surgery Department, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau / Hospital del Mar (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona).
Director of Reconstructive Microsurgery European School.
Educacional Committee Chairman of EFMS.

Sinikka Suominen MD, PhD


Vice-Director and Adjunct Professor at Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Töölö Hospital, Helsinki

Joon Pio Hong MD


Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Ulsan College of Medicine and Asan Medical Center. He has board certification in trauma, hand along with plastic surgery.

Gemma Pons, MD, PhD


Head of Microsurgery Unit at Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (UAB), Barcelona.

Takumi Yamamoto, MD, PhD


General and Plastic Surgeon in University of Tokyo, Japan.
Mainly focused on lymphedema and its treatment.
Author of several leading book chapters and research papers.


Jesus Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre (JUMISC) is a multidisciplinary institution devoted to research and innovation in health sciences. JUMISC has large experience in translational research and covers several fields of expertise. JUMISC acts as a specialized C.R.O. (Contract Research Organization) focused on “in vivo” preclinical services for the pharmaceutical, medical devices and biotechnology industries.


The «Monumental City of Cáceres» was declared by the Council of Europe as the Third Monumental Complex of Europe in 1968 (after Prague and Tallinn) and World Heritage by Unesco in 1986. 

Cáceres will transport you to another era. A walk around the Monumental City by night or in the rain can particularly create a sense of atmosphere, romanticism and, above all, the enjoyment of a thousand sensations. Modern Cáceres complements this with cultural activities, as well as high quality tourist services.

How to arrive:

Caceres is 300 km from Madrid and Lisbon and it is connected to both cities through the A-58 route. It is also connected to Portugal by the N-521, through Valencia de Alcantara.

Neighbouring towns are Merida (69 km) and Guadalupe (125 km), both of which have monuments that have been declared World Heritage Sites.



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CANCELLATION POLICY: Registration is 50% refundable only if written cancellation is received at least 45 days before the beginning of the course. No refunds will be given after this date for any reason