NYU Langone Medical Center
550 First Avenue (31st Street)
Alumni Hall, Farkas Auditorium
New York, NY 10016
*After 12 pm on November 18, 2015, only onsite registration is available, provided the course has not reached capacity. Onsite registrants will incur an additional $20 fee. Registration is non-transferable.
Jamie P. Levine, MD
Nolan S. Karp, MD
Robert J. Allen, MD
Full Fee: $895
Reduced Fee**: $495
** Reduced fee applies to: physicians in training, nurse practitioners, all other non-physician healthcare professionals and full-time active military personnel
Our target audience is the clinically practicing plastic surgeon who is in either academic or private practice. This course will be useful to the surgeon in practice who wants to update their knowledge on reconstructive surgery and new techniques. It will also be useful for the trainee who is trying to develop his or her own treatment algorithms.
Current advances in reconstruction and microsurgery surgery, including new techniques and safety recommendations are not being disseminated in a single educational activity. There is no course, currently available, that is purely reconstructive and covers topics from A-Z.
This course intends to bring experts with a great deal of experience in all areas of reconstructive surgery together for the first time. This program will cover reconstructive issues that occur throughout the body. We will address the upper extremity, lower extremity, chest wall, abdomen, perineum, head and neck, breast and lymphatic system.
The course will provide cutting edge reconstructive information on all these topics from renowned experts in their respective fields. The program will address all of the factors relative to surgical indications and selection of appropriate techniques for reconstruction within these areas.
This course will include lectures on all commonly performed flaps and associated reconstructive techniques including extensive discussion of microsurgery. The goal is to update and expand the knowledge base of practicing reconstructive surgeons. We will deal with commonly faced reconstructive issues in each region of the body. The practicing reconstructive surgeon may be faced with a problem requiring treatment in any part of the body and this course should help give up-to-date information and treatment options for successful management of these reconstructive issues.
It is also the goal to present new areas of expansion in reconstructive surgery. We will have sessions dedicated to new reconstructive management strategies and techniques including lymphatic surgery, transgender surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction, perforator flap techniques and supermicrosurgery.
There is no course that is more comprehensive or offers the breadth of information on reconstructive surgery than this one will. We will also feature live surgery including a microvascular perforator flap reconstruction and a local perforator flap reconstruction.
Statement of Need
· Microsurgery is being performed in many centers throughout the country. While still a relatively new technique, it is a procedure that warrants serious consideration in multiple forms of reconstruction and is needed to treat cancer and trauma, etc. In the cancer setting, strict selection criteria should be followed at all times. It is essential that the practicing plastic surgeon be updated on the indications, techniques and proper execution of microsurgical reconstruction.
· There are technical issues that need to be considered in the area of upper extremity, lower extremity, breast and head and neck reconstruction. Surgical complications related to the area of surgery need to be considered and planned for strategically. The blood supply to the recipient and donor site can change or be variable in each area and success, reconstructively, can be guided by this knowledge. Many factors likely account for the differences in success. In addition, it is essential for clinicians to be cognizant of when to refer their patients to an outside center for management.
· There are a number of new advances and techniques in reconstruction of the abdominal wall. Use of mesh and acellular dermal matrix has changed significantly and the incorporation of component separation techniques and tissue movement are procedures that warrant serious consideration when managing abdominal wall defects and disorders. It is essential that the practicing plastic surgeon be updated on the indications, techniques, and proper execution of abdominal wall and hernia reconstructive techniques.
· Lymphatic surgery has become an adjunct procedure in breast reconstruction and it is a new topic that is still controversial. These new techniques allow potential functional benefit to a sub-category of patients who are suffering from debilitating extremity lymphedema. In a breast that has been radiated, these techniques may also help to reverse the effects of radiation damage. Practicing surgeons need to understand the physiology of lymphedema, as well as methods for evaluating and performing the appropriate surgical techniques.
· While still a young area of reconstruction, there are many new and state-of-the-art techniques in transgender reconstruction that will provide a functionally and aesthetically better outcome than ever before. If venturing into this area, the reconstructive surgeon should be knowledgeable about all available surgical, and non-surgical options. Since relatively new techniques, these procedures warrant serious consideration and strict selection criteria should be followed at all times. There are also many potential complications and these issues and their treatment warrant discussion. It is essential that the practicing plastic surgeon be updated on the indications, techniques and proper execution of transgender reconstruction. Also, as the reimbursement for performing these procedures has recently changed, it has become even more important that practicing surgeons be aware of proper performance of the surgical techniques and management of the patients.
After participating in this activity, clinicians should be able to:
· Apply techniques that will safely use microsurgery to improve outcomes and establish criteria to select patients who will benefit from these techniques
· Recognize and treat disease processes in all these areas
· Analyze potential surgical complications and apply proper technique to avoid adverse results
· Apply up-to-date techniques and guidance for managing the most complex reconstructive issues in the abdominal wall including the use of ADM, prosthetics, flaps, local tissue and microsurgery
· Diagnose and manage disorders of the lymphatic system, including radiographic analysis and surgical management techniques
· Workup surgical treatment options and execute the staging of this treatment in a safe and effective fashion
· Perform transgender surgery techniques on appropriate candidates with the overall reconstructive goal to achieve improved cosmetic outcomes and reduce the risk of complications
The NYU Post-Graduate Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The NYU Post-Graduate Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Course Cancellation Policy
In the unusual circumstance that this course is cancelled, two weeks' notice will be given and tuition will be refunded in full. The NYU Post-Graduate Medical School is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred.
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