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The World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (WSRM) is aimed “to stimulate and advance knowledge of the science and art of Microsurgery” and aims to “provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas”. The WSRM Congress brings together practitioners and scientists to build and develop thriving scientific societies, health care agencies, and academic institutions in all parts of the world and to integrate their knowledge toward a common language of accepted standards and practice in reconstructive microsurgery. During the WSRM Congress, members of the international microsurgery community have the opportunity to share and learn about new research and best practices in the field. WSRM was created by the merging of two international societies, the IMS and ISRM, in 1999. The first Congress was in 2001 in Taipei. Since then WSRM congresses have been hosted in the following locations.

https://www.wsrm.net/

Masaryk University was founded in 1919 by one of the first Czechoslovakian laws bearer of the democratic traditions and the legacy of ideas of president Tomáš. G. Masaryk. Faculty of medicine is one of the four founding faculties of Masaryk University. Since the establishment, MED MUNI have educated over 22 000 doctors, 3 000 healthcare professionals and 3 000 dentists. Faculty of medicine have 16 theoretical institutes, 4 specialised departments and cooperates with 48 clinics. To the 14th of March there are over 4 thousand students. MED MUNI educates new generations of doctors and healthcare professionals, share the best knowledge and skills and actively participate in scientific research.

https://www.med.muni.cz/en

The Institute of Anatomy of Masaryk University in Brno was founded in 1919. In September 2001, a new, modern institute was opened, which with its concept and equipment fully meets the requirements of the third millennium. The new Institute of Anatomy was the first building on the newly built campus of Masaryk University in the Bohunice district. At present, the Institute of Anatomy has three fully equipped autopsies with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology and five seminar rooms. An integral part of the institute is the Anatomical Museum of professor Karel Žlábek. The department currently provides theoretical and practical teaching of anatomy for Czech and foreign students of the General Medicine, Dentistry and Physiotherapy programs and theoretical teaching for bachelor's programs. The head of the institute since 2019 is doc. MUDr. Marek Joukal, Ph.D.

https://anatomy.med.muni.cz/

SIMU is the most up-to-date simulation centre in Central Europe and offers a realistic hospital environment for teaching. On the ground floor, there is an emergency room with an outdoor simulation area and a fully equipped emergency vehicle. On the upper floors, there are operation theatres, a delivery room, intensive care units, standard rooms and rooms for teaching via virtual 3D simulations. There is also a teaching and seminar area with lecture rooms and classrooms. A heliport is located on the roof of the building. SIMU is equipped with real medical equipment, simulators, and teaching models. In SIMU, students encounter a full range of simulation medicine methods. From low-fidelity computer simulations, so-called virtual patients, through manual skills training simulators, to advanced patient simulators. A wide range of sophisticated scenarios for high-fidelity simulations combined with the realistic environment of the centre allows practising soft skills (communication with the patient, teamwork or the process of diagnosis and treatment). Theoretical teaching also takes an unconventional form in SIMU. The lecturers use collaborative learning methods, where students learn through mutual discussion or in simulated actions. The lecturer becomes a partner in discussion, where critical thinking and decision-making skills are developed together.

https://www.med.muni.cz/simu/en

St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno is a state contributory organization established and directly managed by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno provides comprehensive diagnostic, medical and nursing care, institutional, outpatient and stationary and performs comprehensive pharmacy activities. Designated Departments of the Faculty Hospital at St. Anne Brno are the teaching bases of the of Masaryk University’s Faculty of Medicine.

https://www.fnusa.cz/

The Second Department of Plastic Surgery was founded in Brno in 1948, with Václav Karfík as the first Head of the Department. Thanks to the efforts of Professor Kubáček, the development of microsurgery as a field of plastic surgery started in 1963. Later during his period, in 1978, the first replantation of a finger took place at the Department, carried out by Assoc. Prof. Jan Válka and Jaroslav Jakubík MD. Professor Bařinka, Head of the Department for many years, also helped in development of microsurgery in many ways, for example founding the microsurgical operation room. Professor Veselý, Head of the Department from 1995, then helped spread microsurgery by interdisciplinary cooperation. Replantation soon became available for all the patients and the Department, residing in Brno, gained international prestige thanks to cooperation with mainly with Italian departments and raising young surgeons by specialized internships and courses.

The range of medical services provided at the Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery includes hand surgery, acute treatment of amputations and accidental defects, the Department provides a 24-hour replantation service. Another important program is reconstructive breast surgery, either in the sense of prophylactic mastectomy with immediate reconstruction or delayed subsequent breast reconstructions. The Department, in cooperation with other workplaces, provides solutions to oncological defects of the head and neck, limbs, chest and abdomen. Pediatric plastic surgery with treatment of congenital facial defects is performed too. There is also treatment and reconstruction of congenital defects of the auricle, eyelids, hand, treatment of congenital defects of the genitals and skin. Furthermore, the treatment of paralysis of cranial and peripheral nerves, surgical treatment of lymphedema, pressure ulcers and large abdominal hernias is provided. Since 2020, the Head of Department has been Zdeněk Dvořák, MD. Ph.D.

https://www.fnusa.cz/pro-pacienty-a-navstevy/pracoviste/kpec-zakladni-informace/

The Czech Society of Plastic Surgery is a voluntary independent association of plastic surgeons who share the goals of a professional society. The mission of the organisation is in particular: to support the development of plastic surgery, to increase the awareness of the professional and lay public about plastic surgery, to support education and cooperation in creating and improving the educational process in plastic surgery, to develop cooperation, friendship and good collegial relations between members and to strive for the highest standard patient care in the field of plastic surgery. The Czech Society of Plastic Surgery organizes domestic and international educational events. It performs professional consulting services.

https://www.chirurgie-plasticka.cz/cs/