Advanced Techniques in the Management of Soft Tissue

Investigate techniques and practical skills for soft tissue management using human anatomical specimens
  • Description

    This course will teach common surgical approaches, soft tissue handling and reconstruction, and incision closure techniques, with an emphasis on linking lecture material and practical skills with the problems encountered by course participants in their individual practice.

    Learning will be delivered through

    • Lectures concentrating on core material
    • Case-based small group discussions 
    • Practical lab sessions with human anatomical specimens
  • Learning objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to
    Describe the challenges and limitations in the management of the soft tissue envelope
    Discuss the current treatment options for common complications resulting from standard incisions used to access the craniofacial skeleton
    Identify the current state-of-the-art approaches to the craniofacial skeleton including tips and tricks to prevent and reduce post-operative complications
    Identify the current treatment options for managing scar contracture and soft tissue deformity of the facial complex
    Demonstrate the skills necessary to expose the craniofacial skeleton and perform standard soft tissue procedures

  • Who should attend

    Practicing surgeons with at least one year of experience and active fellows who deal with musculoskeletal head and neck disorders concerning trauma, reconstruction, and/or congenital and acquired deformities of the craniofacial skeleton.

  • Location, time, and tuition


    Date and time

    • November 19-21, 2021


    • Attending surgeons: USD $1,300.00
    • Residents: USD $1,000.00


Salvatore Lettieri, MD, FACS

Salvatore Lettieri, MD, FACS

Mayo Clinic

Course Chairs

Danny Enepekides, MD, FRCS(C), MPH

Danny Enepekides, MD, FRCS(C), MPH

University of Toronto

Larry Cunningham, DDS, MD, FACS, FICD

Larry Cunningham, DDS, MD, FACS, FICD

University of Pittsburgh

Damir Matic, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Damir Matic, MD, MSc, FRCSC

London Health Sciences Center



  • Shahid Aziz, DMD, MD, FACS, FRCS(Ed)
  • Timothy Doerr, MD, FACS
  • Lamont Jones, MD, MBA, FACS
  • Gorman Louie, MD, FRCSC
  • Daniel Meara, MS, MD, DMD, FACS
  • Brett Miles, DDS, MD, FACS
  • David Powers, MD, DMD, FACS, FRCS(Ed)
  • Randal Rudderman, MD, FACS
  • Warren Schubert, MD, FACS
  • Travis Tollefson, MD, MPH, FACS
  • Melvyn Yeoh, DMD, MD

Comments from past participants

“It was an outstanding program and my thanks to all the faculty for a remarkable job.”

“The whole set up was perfect, good balance of lecture small groups and dissection lab.”

“ All very helpful activities.”

“Outstanding course! Faculty interaction and group discussions were great!”

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