Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Bari, Italy.
Michele Maruccia is a Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Bari Aldo Moro and serves as the Chief of the Microsurgery and Lymphatic Surgery Unit at the University Hospital Policlinico of Bari. Prof. Maruccia obtained his PhD from Sapienza University of Rome and completed a fellowship in advanced reconstructive microsurgery and lymphatic surgery at China Medical University Hospital in Taichung, Taiwan. He has over 8 years of teaching experience, lecturing at both international and national events. Additionally, he is the author of over 100 papers in indexed journals and book chapters. Prof. Maruccia has also organized numerous national and international courses on both cadaver and living models. Currently, he holds the position of President at the SPIGC (Italian Society of Young Surgeons).
Associate Professor. Director, Chronic Wound Care Center, Taipei Veterans General Hospital. Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan.
Topic: Identifying lymph duct by ICG fluorescence for lymphovenous anastomosis in treatment of limb secondary lymphedema
Dr. Chih-Hsun Lin is a Taiwanese plastic surgeon with expertise in reconstructive microsurgery, lymphatic surgery, tissue engineering, and stem cell (ADSC, EPC) research. He completed his residency at Taipei Veterans General Hospital and pursued additional training as a visiting scholar in the United States, Japan, and Taiwan. Dr. Chih-Hsun Lin holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from National Yang-Ming University and is board-certified in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, and General Surgery.
Professor in Plastic Surgery, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Topic: Simultaneous autologous breast and upper-limb lymphedema reconstruction with a predesigned DIEP & VLNT flap; a comprehensive algorithmic approach
Dr. Efterpi Demiri is Professor and Head of Plastic Surgery Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Postgraduate-trained at University Centers in France, UK and Spain, she is specialized in reconstructive microsurgery, breast & lymphedema reconstruction, and hand surgery.
She has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and numerous book chapters, and has been invited to lecture at more than 250 national and international symposia and meetings, while serving as Visiting Professor at leading institutions in Europe and USA. She has served on the Board of numerous Greek & International Scientific Societies and Academic Committees; since 2019 she holds the position of National Delegate in the European Association of Plastic Surgeons and the European Federation of Societies for Microsurgery (EFSM).
Full Professor of Plastic Surgery, Fellow in Hand Surgery and Replantation, Fellow in Reconstructive Microsurgery, Fellow American College of Surgeons, Head Unit of Plastic Surgery and Microsurgery - Pisa University Hospital, Department of Translational Research and New Technologies in Medicine and Surgery, University of Pisa, Italy.
Topic: Robotic lymphatic surgery
Emanuele Cigna M.D., Ph:D, F.A.C.S., is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is currently Full Professor of Plastic Surgery, Head of the Unit of Plastic Surgery and Microsurgery and Director of the EndoCAS Surgical Research Center at the University of Pisa and the Pisa University Hospital in Italy. He is an active member of italian societies of SICPRE, SIM, SICM, and the international societies as WSRM and the ACS.
He did his clinical residency training in Plastic Surgery and the PhD graduation at the “Umberto I” University Hospital of Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. He also trained in Breast Reconstructive Surgery at “Regina Elena” National Cancer Institute. Moreover, Prof. Cigna completed the Fellowship in Reconstructive Microsurgery in Taiwan, I-Shou University, and the Fellowship in Hand Surgery and Replantation in Masarik University of Brno Czech Republic. Has published over 150-peer review articles, more than a dozen book chapters and serves as editorial board member and reviewer for several journals in Plastic Surgery. He is currently actively involved in several projects for bionic limbs, robotic surgery and lymphatics, allotransplantation and simulation in surgical research and training.
Director of microsurgery training laboratory, Microsurgery and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA.
Topic: How to achieve successful supermicro LVA in lymphedema reconstruction? 12 technical hacks to make LVA EASY
Dr. Zeng is currently the Director of microsurgery training laboratory, and Associate Scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison focusing on microsurgical education, neural interfacing, and transplantation. Before coming to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he studied supermicrosurgery and lymphedema reconstruction at the University of Iowa, mentored by Dr. Wei F. Chen. He was an Attending Surgeon in Hand and Microsurgery in China. Dr. Zeng is an active member of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery. Dr. Zeng has been committed to and passionate about training the resident to be competent and confident on microsurgery and supermicrosurgery. Dr. Zeng also actively participates in basic scientific research. Dr. Zeng provides surgical service and support including limb/kidney/liver transplantation, engineering vessel transplantation, neural interface development for grants with over $15 million dollars in funding.