Nov 28 - 30th 2023 České Budějovice / Czech Republic

Czech Neurosurgical Society
Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital České Budějovice
University Hospital in Pilsen, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University in Prague
Biology Centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

About workshop

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to invite you to the 12th NEUROSURGICAL MICROVASCULAR WORKSHOP at the Hospital of České Budějovice, which will be held on 28-30 November 2023..

Microsurgical laboratory training plays an important role in the development of neurosurgical skills in bypass surgery. The ability to perform a microvascular anastomosis is indispensable in cerebrovascular neurosurgery. Practice of a bypass on an animal rat model represents an ideal opportunity for such training.

Stroke prevention is a frequently neglected area of cerebrovascular surgery. Having experience with nearly 3000 carotid endarterectomies, we strongly believe that mastering CEA technique should be a part of every vascular neurosurgeon’s armamentarium. Our workshop offers a unique live-surgery participation with Q&A and much more.

A modern comprehensive stroke center should have an experienced and technically well equipped neurosurgeon with expertise in EC-IC bypass surgery as well. In the light of the last controversial trials only a limited number of the procedures are being performed in ischemic stroke cases. However, a skilled neurosurgeon should be able to perform these in a select subgroups of stroke patients, as well as in flow replacement cases in aneurysm surgery.

The purpose of our workshop is to provide training for those trainees or specialists who aim to improve their microsurgical technical skills in cerebrovascular surgery.

Live surgeries will take place during the course the workshop. EC-IC flow augmentation bypass and/or carotid endarterectomies will be performed. It is a tradition to spend this time with experts from abroad. Renowned neurosurgeons and opinion leaders, such as Hernesniemi, Tulleken, Šteňo and Beneš have given their lectures at our workshop in the past. This year it is great pleasure for us to invite prof. David Langer, chair of neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

Last but not least allow us to thank the expert guarantor: Prof. Martin Sameš, CSc., President of Czech Neurosurgical Society for his traditional support of the workshop. The technical background provided by the Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre CAS is of paramount importance in the existence of this meeting. We would like to use this opportunity and thank the director, Prof. Ing. Miroslav Oborník, Ph.D. for his assistance, which is crucial in the organization of the workshop.

Unfortunately, due to the limited capacity of the facilities, the organizers had to limit the number of participants. We therefore kindly ask the applications to be sent to the address of the organizing committee. We are looking forward to seeing you in České Budějovice.

Yours sincerely

Jiri Fiedler
Vladimir Přibáň

Under the auspices of:

President of Czech Neurosurgical Society
M. Sameš

Director of the Hospital České Budějovice
M. Šnorek

Dean of Medical Faculty Pilsen, Charles University
J. Fínek


Organizing committee:

Workshop secretary MUDr. Marek Grubhoffer, České Budějovice
MUDr. Jiří Dostál, Ph.D., Plzeň
Ing. Helena Dvořáková
Ing. Pavel Klein, Ph.D., Plzeň
Mgr. Blanka Záleská, České Budějovice


Clarion Congress Hotel

Welcome, opening remarks

LIVE SURGERY Hospital České Budějovice

BUS - Shuttle bus to the course venue (Hospital České Budějovice) leaves hotel Clarion at 8:00 a.m.
08:30 - Wellcome
09:00 - 12:00 - LIVE SURGERY I.
12:00 - 13:00 - Lunch (on-site catering)
13:00 - 15:00 - LIVE SURGERY II.
BUS - Shuttle bus from Hospital České Budějovice to Hotel Clarion leaves at 3:30 p.m.
17:00 - Cerebrovascular symposium (Clarion Congress Hotel)

HANDS - ON – Biology Centre CAS

BUS - Shuttle bus to the course venue (Biology Centre CAS) leaves hotel Clarion at 7:30 a.m.
08:00-12:00 - HANDS-ON: Rat femoral bundle - end-to-end anastomosis
12:00-13:00 - Lunch - on site catering
13:00-16.00 - HANDS-ON: Rat femoral bundle - end-to-side anastomosis
BUS - Shuttle bus from Biology Centre leaves at 4:15 p.m.
19:00 - Dinner, Kozlovna restaurant

HANDS - ON – Biology Centre CAS

BUS - Shuttle bus to the course venue (Biology Centre CAS) leaves hotel Clarion at 7:30 a.m.
08:00-12:00 - HANDS-ON: Rat - carotid arteries, iliac arteries.
12:00-13:00 - Lunch - on site catering
13:00 - The end of workshop, participants receive certificates

Clarion Congress Hotel České Budějovice

Clarion Congress Hotel České Budějovice

Clarion Congress Hotel České Budějovice is a newly renovated modern four-star hotel in České Budějovice. The hotel was already open in 1982 and was operated under the name Hotel Gomel until February 2011. Renovation took 14 months, transforming the original building into a four-star hotel bristling with new technology. Together with the increase in the standard of services, the hotel was incorporated into the Choice Hotels International group and has been in operation since April 2012 under the new name - Clarion Congress Hotel České Budějovice.

Workshop Agenda

Registration fee

Account number IBAN:
CZ75 2700 0000 0013 8768 4519
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Deadline for payment is October 20th, 2023

  • hands – on seminars
  • workshop refreshment
  • social events
  • accommodation

Name and Home Address of Account Holder:
Nemocnice České Budějovice, a.s., B.Němcové 585/54, 370 01 České Budějovice
Bank Name:
UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s.
Bank Address:
Nám. P. Otakara II. 35, 370 21 České Budějovice



Course secretary:

MUDr. Marek Grubhoffer
email: marek.grubhoffer@gmail.com