ISEM newsletter #8

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Microsurgery surgery techniques course

The 14th Microsurgery techniques course for clinically active surgeons starts on Monday the 8th of November

Experimental microsurgery course

The 13th Microsurgery techniques course for clinically active surgeons starts on Monday the 22nd of November

Microsurgery surgery techniques course

The 13th Microsurgery techniques course for clinically active surgeons starts on Monday the 17th of May

A new article published

Microsurgery training during COVID-19 pandemic: Practical recommendations from the  International Society for Experimental Microsurgery and International Microsurgery Simulation Society.
Mihai Oltean, Alexandru Nistor, Mats Hellström, Michael Axelsson, Shintaro Yagi, Eiji Kobayashi, Alberto Ballestin, Yelena Akelina, Norbert Nemeth.
Microsurgery. 2021;41:398–400.

Microsurgery training during COVID-19 pandemic Oltean et al Microsurgery 2021

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GP – 3 april

Lars-Erik Gelin var pionjär inom den svenska transplantationsforskningen. För att hedra hans minne tog Njursjukas förening 1981 initiativ till att skapa GelinStiftelsen. Sonen Johan Gelin tecknar här ett porträtt över fadern och hans livsgärning.

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In 2018 Scandinavian Microsurgery Academy  together with Gelin family has decided to honor Professor Gelin’s memory and pioneering contributions to Transplantation Research by creating the LARS-ERIK GELIN AWARD.

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A free online seminar

will be held by the International Society for Experimental Microsurgery on January 23, 2021. ’Novel Eye for Microsurgeons’ by Professor Eiji Kobayashi. For those interested in participating in the seminar, please contact Professor Hao Wang by email at:

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Two courses in November 2021 CANCELED

9-13th of November, Microsurgical techniques, see the flyer for the course

23-27th of November, Experimental microsurgery

A new article published

The Vitom three-dimensional exoscope as a potential alternative in hand and microsurgery.


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the 14th International Course in Microsurgical Techniques, that was scheduled for 11-15 Maj – 2020 is canceled and new dates will be set as soon as it is possible to run the course safely

A newly developed 8K ultra-high-definition video microscope for microsurgery

Corresponding author, Eiji Kobayashi, Department of Organ Fabrication,
Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo , Japan.

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Träningsdag för handkirurgen på Sahlgrenska universitetssjukhuset

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14th International Course in Microsurgical Techniques, 11-15 Maj – 2020, Gothenburg, Sweden

For application please contact: Kristina Larin

Telephone: +46-(0)31-3428530

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Catania, 2018

Between October 9-11 Mihai Oltean and Mats Hellstr??m have contributed as invited lecturers and instructors to the course ???Experimental Microsurgery??? organized?? by the Department Medical,Surgical Sciences and Advanced Technologies of the School of Medicine at the University of?? Catania (Italy). This course was the first organized in Catania since 1986 and follows the inauguration of a large research complex including a facility for in vivo animal research ( . A large number of medical students and biomedical researchers have attended the lectures and six surgical residents participated in practical training in inanimate and living training models.

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The??Scandinavian Microsurgery Academy awarded the??inaugural Lars-Erik Gelin Award??to Professor Eiji Kobayashi,??M.D., Ph.D., (Keio University, Tokyo, Japan)????with the motivation:

???for his long lasting contribution to experimental and clinical transplantation and distinguished mentorship in experimental microsurgery.???

Honorary membership

Two persons that have been vital for the development of the Scandinavian Microsurgery Academy where awarded a Honorary membership.

Mihai Ionac, professor, Dr,??Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara, Romaina.

Norbert Nemeth,??MD, PhD, MBA, med.habil, University of Debrecen,??Department of Operative Techniques and Surgical Research,??Debrecen,??Hungary.

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Defining Standards in Experimental Microsurgical Training: Recommendations of the European Society for Surgical Research (ESSR) and the International Society for Experimental Microsurgery (ISEM)

Tolba R.H., Czig??ny Z., Osorio??Lujan S., Oltean M., Axelsson M., Akelina Y., Di??Cataldo A., Miko I., Furka I., Dahmen U., Kobayashi E., Ionac M and Nemeth N.

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The microsurgical training programme in Gothenburg, Sweden: early experiences

Oltean M., Sassu P., Hellstr??m M., Axelsson P., Ewaldsson L.,,??Nilsson AG. and Axelsson M.

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