Program

Day 1, Monday, November 4
8:30 Welcome Addresses K. Vlachos, President of Hellenic Neurosurgical Society
8:45 Lecture: Objective of the workshop A. Andreou
9:00 Lecture: Optimal Suture Materials for Microsurgery
9:20 Video Demonstration: Instructions of suturing techniques (glove, silicon tubes)
9:45 Hands-on training: interrupted/running sutures (glove)
10:30 Refreshment Break
11:00 Hands-on training: Interrupted sutures (silicone tubes)
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Video Demonstration: Artery, Vein, Nerve (dissection in the chicken leg)
14:15 Hands-on training: Vessel/Nerve dissection (chicken leg)
16:00 Adjourn
Day 2, Tuesday, November 5
8:15 Lecture: Hypoglossal to Facial nerve re-innervation A. Vlastou
8:25 Lecture: Nerve Coaptation. Suturing techniques A. Vlastou
8:30 Hands-on: Nerve Coaptation (chicken)
9:30 Refreshment Break
9:45 Video demonstration/ Hands-on training: end-to-end anastomosis (chicken artery)
11:15 Video demonstration/Hands-on training: end-to-side anastomosis (chicken vein to artery)
13:15 Lunch
14:00 Video demonstration/ Hands-on: Side-to-side anastomosis (vein-to-artery)
16:00 Adjourn
19:30 “Greek Tavern Night”
Day 3, Wednesday, November 6
8:15 Lecture: Occipital artery bypass surgery A. Andreou
8:30 Hands-on training: end-to-end anastomosis (Rabbit carotid)
10:15 Refreshment Break
10:30 Hands-on: Femoral vessels/nerve dissection
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Hands-on: Femoral vessels: End-to-side anastomosis (vein to artery)
16:00 Adjourn
Day 4, Thursday, November 7
8:00 Lecture: Surgical Management of Moya-Moya G.Bavinsky
8:30 Hands-on: End to End anastomosis (Rat)
10:30 Refreshment Break
10:45 Hands-on: Dissection of Rat aorta-vena-cava
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Hands-on: aorta-vena cava (Rat), side-to-side anastomosis
16:30 Adjourn
Day 5, Friday, November 8
8:00 Lecture: How I do it: STA-MCA anastomosis A. Andreou
8:30 Hands-on: Dissection of the External Jugular Vein in the Rat
10:30 Refreshment Break
11:00 Hands-on: Ext. Jugular v.-to-Carotid a. anastomosis (end to side, rat)
13:00 Lunch
13:30 Hands-on: End-to-end anastomosis Femoral artery/vein (Rat)
16:00 Adjourn
20:00 Gala Dinner
Day 6, Saturday, November 9
9:00Basilar artery aneurysms. The Kawase approachS. Lafazanos
9:30Surgical management of facial nerve palsyA. Vlastou
10:00AVM: what’s good in surgery and what’s bad in ArubaG. Bavinsky
10:30Refreshment Break 
11:00Lunch 
11:30Giant and fusiforms aneurysms: options and pitfallsA. Andreou, I. Patsalas
12:30Evaluation of the Course and Awarding of certificates