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Amiens Perforator Conference

08/24/2017 - 08/26/2017
Grand Event Center
820 Goodale Blvd.
Columbus, OH
  • Apply and select the most suitable clinical indications to treat with a propeller perforator flap 
  • Evaluate the patient using imaging techniques including Doppler exam to identify perforating vessels that supply the flap 
  • Perform the preoperative workup for perforator flaps 
  • Perform perforator flaps effectively for a wide variety of surgical problems 
  • Incorporate perforator flap techniques in reconstruction of patients with limb salvage 
  • Incorporate successfully postoperative imaging techniques to monitor flap viability 
  • Understand salvage techniques for failed flaps and be able to use alternative solutions 
  • Accurately understand the cost-effectiveness of perforator 
  • Use electronic methods for recording flap surgery
  • Accurately assess and mitigate challenging clinical problems in patients with cancer, previous radiation damage, and vascular insufficiency

This international meeting (usually held in Amiens France) is coming to the United States for the first time! It attracts 150 attendees from 30 countries, top-class faculty from Europe, South Korea, Japan, United Kingdom and India.

Two days of ‘B2C -Breakfast-to-Cocktail’ sessions encompass all the cutting edge aspects of technology-rich perforator surgery including functional reconstruction, lymphedema, targeted muscle re-innervation (TMR), biologic, imaging, flap monitoring and emerging technology. It represents a unique opportunity for busy clinicians to meet vendors of new products, scientific innovators to meet business leaders and to exchange educational pearls and pitfalls. 

The keynote speaker is Dr. J.P. (Joon Pio) Hong from South Korea.

If you are interested in registering and it is after Monday, August 21st, please register on-site.

Type Price
Conference $600.00
Conference and cadaver lab $1000.00
Resident/Fellows conference only $300.00
Residents/Fellows conference and cadaver lab $700.00
Sarah Grindley
Plastic Surgery
Additional Information

Hotel Information:

Marriott Courtyard Columbus - click to book a room at the Amiens Conference group rate

Nearby hotels

Hyatt Place Columbus/Grandview Yard

SpringHill Suites Columbus

The Blackwell Inn

More information: Department of Plastic Surgery

Cadaver Lab information (please note, the cadaver lab is not CME certified)

The OSU-Amiens Perforator Flap Meeting and the Cadaveric Dissection if the 5th of its kind, this time being hosted in Columbus OH. The previous courses were held in Amiens France.

Our agenda is TWO-FOLD:

1. Showcase NEW PERFORATOR FLAPS, including Propeller flaps  and

2. Teach time-tested flaps too –workhorses in common defects.

Propeller flaps, perforator flaps can be performed much more easily than free flaps and are an asset in resource-challenged situations. Admittedly there is a small learning curve and our dissection course seeks to shorten that if not eliminate it completely. Specifically the cadaveric dissection course seeks to to address the needs of faculty and trainees that want to master perforator flap dissection as well as targets established surgeons that want to learn new flaps, new techniques of propeller flaps and expand their current repertoire of flap surgery. Types of
flaps include: Pedicled, Perforator, Propeller and Microsurgical flaps with indications for extremity reconstruction, head and neck, and truncal reconstruction.

This cadaveric dissection course (one day) will be followed by a two day meeting session that further solidifies the new advances, allows an interactive discussion of dos’ and donts’ and will allow the participants to familiarize themselves with the full spectrum of skin flaps, including muscle, facial, bone, and perforator-based flaps.

The course will be held at OSU Cadaveric Dissection Facility using fresh cadavers. Participants will be mentored by internationally renowned faculty, through prosection and participant dissection. Educational materials will also be provided.

Online registration is now open for the 2017 course. There are currently 20 spots available.

Extremities: Anterior, Lateral and Medial Thigh, Perforator flaps including reverse sural, medial sural, peroneus brevis, plantar perforator flaps. In addition workhorse flaps including Radial Forearm, Lateral Arm, Tensor Fascia Lata, Rectus Femoris, Gracilis, Sural, Saphenous, Intrinsic Hand Flaps, Fibula will be performed.

Head and Neck: Temporal Parietal Fascial, Platysmal, Submental Forehead, Temporalis flaps

Breast: DIEP, SIEA, Superior Gluteal, (S-GAP), InferiorGluteal (I-GAP)

Trunk: Vertical Rectus, Deep Circumflex Iliac, External Oblique, Latissimus, Serratus, Parascapular, Trapezius, Deltopectoral, Pectoralis

Foot: Propeller plantar flaps, Intrinsic Flaps. Toe flaps.

SESSIONS: There will be an interactive session throughout the dissection program. We will show you nuances of perforator dissection, what the pitfalls are and what ensures successful results in difficult situations. A hands-on approach will be used with no more than five participants and one faculty per cadaver. All didactics will take place in the Cadaver Lab. A multimedia approach, comprising iPADS, and other dissection media tools will be used. Dissection instrumentation, scrubs will be provided. Please bring your loops though. We have some great dissections to do! 


Accreditation Statement

The Ohio State University Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Ohio State University Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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