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Fresh Cadaver Flap Dissection Course

2022 Duke Hybrid FLAP Course

Friday, August 5, 2022 - Sunday, August 7, 2022


We are offering both a live and virtual course this year! Please see below for the live course pricing and registration link. 

Early Bird Registration (before 5/1/22):

Residents - $1,100

Attendings - $1,600

After 5/1/22:

Residents - $1,250

Attendings - $1,750


Register for Live Course



2022 Virtual Duke FLAP Course:

Early Bird Registration (before 5/1/22):


After 5/1/22:


Register for Virtual Course

The 2020 course was endorsed by the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery.

2020 Course Videos On Demand

We are now offering Track 1 and Track 2 video links.
Please see link below for payment options.
2020 FLAP Videos on Demand

Track 1 = $75.00

Track 2 = $75.00

Track 1 & Track 2 = $135.00
Once you’ve made a purchase, within 24 hours you will receive an invitation from When you receive the box invitation, please use the instructions below to set-up your account and view the tracks purchased.
Please click on the View Folder link in the email.

If you don’t have a Box account then click Sign Up in the top right hand corner and create a free account or click here for a free box account.

You can also login with your Google account if you have one.


Duke Division of Plastic Surgery
Duke's Human Fresh Tissue Laboratory
Durham, North Carolina

Detlev Erdmann, MD, MHS
Co-Chairman – 2020 Duke Flap Course
Professor of Surgery

Scott Thomas Hollenbeck, MD
Co-Chairman – 2020 Duke Flap Course
Associate Professor of Surgery

This course has been designed to address the needs of the resident in plastic surgery wishing to learn flap dissection and the established practitioner who wishes to expand their current repertoire of flap surgery. Both Pedicle and Microsurgical flaps will be covered.

This two-day course will allow the participants to familiarize themselves with the full spectrum of skin flaps, including muscle, facial, bone, and perforator-based flaps.

The course will be held at Duke's Human Fresh Tissue Laboratory, using fresh cadavers. Participants will be mentored by internationally renowned faculty, through prosection and participant dissection. Educational materials will also be provided.

Specialty Topics This Year:

Lymphedema, Nerve Repair / TMR, Facial Re-animation, Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (VCA)


If you have any questions, please contact

Flap Dissections Covered

  • Head and Neck: FAMM, Forehead, Temporalis, Temporal Parietal Fascial, Platysmal, Submental
  • Breast: TRAM, DIEP, Superior Gluteal, (S-GAP), Inferior Gluteal (I-GAP), Reubens SIEA
  • Trunk: Vertical Rectus, Deep Circumflex Iliac, External Oblique, Latissimus, Serratus, Parascapular, Trapezius, Deltopectoral, Pectoralis
  • Extremities: Radial Forearm, Lateral Arm, Anterior, Lateral and Medial Thigh,Tensor Fascia Lata, Rectus Femoris, Gracilis, Sural, Saphenous, Intrinsic Hand Flaps, Fibula
  • Foot: Intrinsic Flaps, Toe to Hand Procedures


A hands-on approach will be used with no more than five participants and one faculty per cadaver. All didactics will take place in the Cadaver Lab. A multimedia approach will be used, and we recommend that registrants bring their own scrubs and loops. All other instrumentation will be supplied.

Read the course agenda.