Pre-congress: Hand-on Supermicrosurgery Course
April 25th, 2019
Say Goodbye to Compression Garments after Dr. Cheng’s Lymphedema Microsurgery
In order to provide in-depth learning for the members, I specially organized a one-day Hands-on Course and invited masters of microsurgery to come and guide one-on-one with the participants. The new supermicrosurgery course has been devised for one day with a full-time schedule as part of the 8th WSLS symposium with the aim to provide to the participants specific supermicrosurgery skills to perform lymphovenous anastomoses (LVA) with different techniques. A total of 23 participants from 12 countries attended to this event under the instruction of 10 international experts on April 25, 2019. The course took place at the Research Center of the new Bioresearch Building at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, which is well-equipped with the 12 sets of highest 40 x resolution microscopes (Leica, Wetzlar, Germany) for participants to practice on the artificial vessels less than one millimeter in diameter. All microscopes used on the course all had a video monitor link, so the instructors were able to provide easily immediate feedbacks.