Oncoplastic Breast Reconstruction Course


Expected 2024

Max Participants



Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Course Introduction

Breast cancer affects as many as one in seven women in the Netherlands. Aided by advances in diagnostics and oncology, plastic surgeons can play a pivotal role in facilitating breast conservation therapy by applying oncoplastic techniques. 


During this intensive two-day course, experts from the field will share their knowledge and views on oncoplastic breast surgeryThe faculty will guide participants every step of the way, as they learn to plan and mark surgeries on live models, and carry out the dissections in the wet lab.  


The practical sessions will be performed on fresh frozen cadavers with three participants per specimen, and will cover the essential volume displacement and volume replacement techniques.

Impression of previous courses

The program

The oncoplastic breast reconstruction course is a two-day course. This is the program of the 2022 edition, which will be updated for the next course in 2024!

08:30 Welcome
08:45 Talk: Fundamentals of oncoplastic breast reconstruction: Past, present, future
09:15 Talk: ‘Pushing the envelope’, the role of neoadjuvant therapy in breast-conserving surgery
09:35 Talk: Radiotherapy, is it a gift or a curse?
10:00 Talk: Preoperative planning and markings of the ‘batwing’ mastopexy and melon slice
10:45 Talk + workshop in Skillslab : Preoperative planning and markings of an oncoplastic breast reduction
11:10 Skillslab: The ‘Grisotti’ Mammoplasty, Batwing mastopexy and/or melon slice
13:15 Skillslab: Talk + Workshop ICAP/ LICAP
14:00 Skillslab: Talk LTAP
14:20 Skills slab: IMAP/ICAP/ LICAP and LTAP
15:45 Talk: Starting a joint clinic, how oncoplastic breast surgery changed my surgical practice
16:15 Workshop: case-based discussion
17:00 Group photo
09.00 Welcome Day 2
09.05 Talk: The role of lipofilling in (partial) breast reconstruction
09.20 Talk: Preoperative planning and markings LD flap and direct lipofilling
09.50 Talk: implant-based breast reconstruction (direct or staged, pre- or subpectoral) and case-based discussion on breast implant choice
10.45 Talk and Workshop: LD/TDAP
11.00 Skillslab: The latissimus dorsi flap/ TDAP
12.00 Talk and workshop (skillslab): Use of meshes, ADM or other substitutes
13.30 Skillslab: Direct prepectoral implant placement using alloplastic adjuncts
14.00 Skillslab: Subpectoral tissue expander placement
14.30 Skillslab: Direct implant placement: prepectoral, dual plane
15:15 Talk: Thinking out of the box, or, ‘the oncoplastic battle’
15:45 Closing remarks and certificate
16.00 DRINKS


Reconstruction Masterclass is dedicated reconstructive surgery training for residents and senior consultants.

Prof. Marc Mureau

Plastic Surgeon Erasmus MC Rotterdam


The Reconstruction Masterclass provides reconstructive surgery training of the highest quality for both residents and consultants. You won’t be disappointed!

Dr. Robert Dijkman

Senior resident Plastic Surgery

Erasmus MC Rotterdam


Please check for the FAIR-TRAED reduced registration rate

*Tickets are non refundable, exchange tickets to participants on the waiting list is possible.

Regular Consultant/Fellow/Resident



Rotterdam, city on the Maas, is considered the most modern city of the Netherlands. Atypical in its own country, internationally renowned for its passion for innovation and its unpolished charms. Whether it is its ever-changing skyline full of audacious architecture, its port that is regarded as the smartest in the world, or the “can do” mentality of its residents. Rotterdam is a town with a pronounced character, energetic and always dynamic. Esser Masterclass and Rotterdam Partners make it possible for their participants to experience the city of Rotterdam at it’s full most.

Rotterdam Information
SkillsLab Erasmus MC Room
Ee-120 Wytemaweg 80
3015 CN Rotterdam,
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 6 11 36 38 52


Esser Masterclass introduced a new education principle: FAIR-TRAED (Fair Transparent Education). FAIR-TRAED means that the registration fees are directly invested in the Esser Masterclass educational materials to advance plastic surgery trainings. The organisation and the faculty have a passion for plastic surgery and support FAIR-TRAED which means that they do not receive any financial compensation. This enables Esser Masterclass to keep the registration fees at a minimum. Our mission is making high-quality plastic surgery education accessible for every plastic surgeon around the globe and our motto is training form plastic surgeons to plastic surgeons.

Special Thanks to

Ella Nitters MSc, MA

“As a medical illustrator I am proud to be part of the Reconstruction Masterclass. It’s my passion to draw the human anatomy and within Reconstruction Masterclass I get the opportunity to explore this with devoted reconstructive surgeons.”