Prof. Bavinzski Gerhard Bavinzski, MD   Workshop Director  

Dear Colleagues:

It is a great pleasure to invite you to these trainings courses on microsurgical techniques and cerebral revascularization.

The Workshop on Basic Techniques will give you the necessary skills to handle OP-microscope and microsurgical instruments. You will also learn to perform different kinds of microsurgical anastomosis and nerve coaptations.

Our program including hands-on sessions and video instructions will provide you with the best conditions to develop microsurgical skills. Short presentations on related topics will support your practical work.

The Workshop on Cerebral Revascularization is designed to increase the skills of already trained microsurgeons. Permanent development of microvascular surgery and endovascular technologies has increased the need for revascularization procedures.

After this workshop you will be able to perform microsurgical arterial anastomoses (in vitro and in alive animals) and experimental microvascular models. You will have knowledge about cerebral ischemia and learn different techniques of extraintracranial arterial bypass (incl. ELANA). Surgical cerebral revascularization and aneurysms management is also part of this workshop.

We are looking forward to welcome you to Vienna and will make every effort to make this course a worthwhile experience for you.

Sincerely yours

Gerhard Bavinzski, MD
Workshop Director

Prof. Knosp Engelbert Knosp, MD   Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery   Medical University of Vienna

Dear Colleagues:

I am glad to invite you to the next European Workshops on Basic Techniques of Microsurgery and Cerebral Revascularization.

The Neurosurgical Department of the Medical University of Vienna has had an important roll in the development of Microsurgery. Since 1979 our clinic has offered laboratory training opportunities on basic and advanced microsurgical work for our young surgeons. Colleagues of different specialties from all over the world have developed with great enthusiasm their surgical skills in our laboratories at the General Hospital of Vienna.

The overwhelming interest in our workshops and the further organization of such courses by some of our trainees confirm the overall need of such teaching programs. It is my purpose to continue supporting these courses and offer them to our European colleagues. The development of better operating microscopes and microsurgical instruments, as the required surgical skills has been an important base for the increasing progresses in modern surgery.

The new technical developments such as Neuronavigation, Neuroendoscopy, etc. are big steps forward but will not decrease the need of microsurgical experience.

I am sure that these days, having gone through these carefully structured training programs will motivate you to excel in microsurgical work and all of us for an exchange of views and experiences. Moreover the lectures by distinguished invited specialists shall update us with the possibilities of microsurgery in their relevant areas of interest.

In addition to what promises to be an exciting learning experience, the social program will complement our efforts to let you enjoy the hospitality of Vienna and its cultural possibilities.

I look forward to seeing you in Vienna.

Engelbert Knosp, MD
Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery
Medical University of Vienna