Pilsen, Czech Republic

Experimental Surgery 2024

when 1 July 2024 - 12 July 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 2000

The Summer School of Experimental Surgery is open to (pre-graduate) medical students of third or higher year of study, it lasts two weeks and aims not only to demonstrate experimental surgery in practical exercises, but also to introduce you to the possibilities, limits and boundaries of the field. Considerable time and space is devoted to methods that can partially replace our experimental work or enhance it with an extra dimension – such as software modeling, working with cell cultures, etc. The curriculum also includes perioperative care of experimental animals, anesthesia, surgical techniques, preparation of animal models, experimental radiology, evaluation of the experiment (histological, biochemical, statistical methods, etc). Great emphasis is also put on the ethical aspects of experimental surgical procedures with regard to the principle of the 3R's (reduction, refinement, replacement).

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Course leader

prof. Václav Liška, M.D., PhD

Senior surgeon in University hospital Pilsen, Czech Republic
Head of Laboratory of Cancer Treatment and Tissue Regeneration, Biomedical Center, Charles University, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen

Target group

Pre-graduate medical students of 3rd or higner year of studies

Course aim

For students to learn and practice essential surgical skills and procedures on experimental animal models in an intensive hand-on training. You will also learn important issues in experimental surgery, anesthesia, radiology etc.

Credits info

Participants receive an official diploma after attending the course.

Fee info

EUR 2000: The course fee of 2000 EUR includes tuition, accommodation, lunches and scheduled excursions and extracurricular activities during the course. The fee does not cover the costs of passports, visas, health insurance and travel to and from the Czech Republic.