International ISAPS
Fresh Cadaver Aesthetic
Dissection Course
on Facial Anatomy
20th and 21st January, 2017
University Hospital of Liège, Belgium
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Entries are limited to 32 participants.
Meet experts
During the dissection course you will be instructed and guided by experts in the field of facial anatomy and aesthetic facial surgery.
Learn and practice
Every anatomical region and major surgical procedure will be discussed in detail prior your supervised dissection. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions to the faculty.
Enjoy your time
Since the number of participants is limited, you will certainly appreciate the easygoing atmosphere of the course. While you increase your knowledge and develop your skills during the day, you will certainly enjoy the beautiful city of Liège at night.
Reserve your place now
The course is limited to 32 participants; no overbookings can be made. The quality of the cadavers, the dissection lab and faculty make this course very popular, so book now.
The International ISAPS Fresh Cadaver Aesthetic Dissection Course on Facial Anatomy will be held on January 20th and 21st 2017 at the Anatomy Laboratory of University Hospital of Liège Sart Tilman (Belgium).
The course directors are Prof. Jean-Luc Nizet, Chair of the Plastic and Maxillo-facial Surgery Department at the University of Liège, and Dr Ivar van Heijningen.


Per two delegates, 1 fresh frozen cadaver is provided to: 


Faculty instructions

Welcome and Course instructions
Coffee break
Forehead and brow
Temporal area facial nerve (I)
Temporal area facial nerve (II)
Peri-orbital (I)
Coffee break
Peri-orbital (II)
Fat compartments
Cheek (I)
Coffee break
Cheek (II)
Coffee break


Dr Renato Saltz (USA)

Dr Salz is the current president-elect of ISAPS and will be president in October 2016. He chairs the ISAPS visiting professor program and is a past-president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). He is a board certified plastic reconstructive surgeon with an interest in cosmetic surgery, specifically in facial rejuvenation, body contouring, breast surgery and reconstruction after cancer. As a speaker and visiting professor he is traveling the world to teach aesthetic plastic surgery and promote patient safety.


Dr Paraskevas Kontoes (Greece)

Dr Kontoes is a ISAPS Visiting Professor, ISAPS Education Council Vice-Chair, Director of Plastic Aesthetic and Laser surgery Dept. “Hygeia” Hospital, Athens, Greece. He is known for the innovative evolution of the Laser Blepharoplasty technique. His research and experience in Laser and Plastic Surgery are appreciated worldwide and he is regularly invited to international Congresses and Universities to give lectures. He is the author of several papers, reviews and clinical studies in international Journals. He is Life Honorary President of the European Society for Laser Aesthetic Surgery (ESLAS).


Dr Gianluca Campiglio (Italy)

Specialist in Plastic Surgery with clinical experience in reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery. He is a founding member of the Italian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and an ASAPS/ASPS international member. He is the current Secretary of ISAPS, ISAPS Visiting Professor and an advisory member of the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal. During his career he has published more than 200 scientific papers in Italian and foreign journals or books and attended more than 300 national and international meetings of Plastic Surgery.


Pr Serge de Fontaine (Belgium)

Specialist in Plastic Surgery for nearly 20 years, and member of numerous Belgian and international scientific societies. Pr de Fontaine is the Chair of the Plastic Surgery Department in Hopital Erasme, Free University Hospital of Brussels, Belgium. He has particular interest in rhinoplasty, both aesthetic as well reconstructive. He is an excellent lecturer and dedicated teacher.


Dr Jan Fabré (Belgium)

Specialist in Plastic Surgery for more than 10 years, and member of numerous Belgian and international scientific societies. Dr Fabré currently works in the Plastic Surgery Deparment of CWZ in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He works privately at the Sanavisie Clinic, in Mill, NL. He has extensive experience with anatomic dissection courses and is a great teacher.


Dr Alex Verpaele (Belgium)

Specialist in Plastic Surgery for more than 15 years, and member of numerous Belgian and international scientific societies. Dr Verpaele is assistant clinical professor of the Plastic Surgery Department in the University Hospital of Gent, Belgium. He also is co-founder of the Coupure Centrum voor Plastische Chirurgie and E:MC2 surgicenter where he performs cosmetic procedures. Welknown for his co-authorship of the MACS-lift he is a reviewer for 3 international journals in plastic surgery, co-author of 3 books and wrote many chapters in other books, numerous articles in journals and presented more than 200 times on international meetings. He is the co-organizer of the CATFAS and CATBAS meetings.


Dr Bahram Dezfoulian (Belgium)

Specialist in Plastic Surgery for more than 15 years, and member of numerous Belgian and international scientific societies. Dr Dezfoulian currently works in the Plastic Surgery Department of CHU in Liege, Belgium. He also works privately. He has extensive experience with microsurgery, breast reconstruction, aesthetic and reconstructive facial surgery.


Pr Jean-Luc Nizet (Belgium)


Dr Ivar van Heijningen (Belgium)


Course Directors

Dr Ivar van Heijningen

Dr van Heijningen is a plastic surgeon and works in AZ Zeno hospitals of Knokke and Blankenberge where he does a multitude of procedures. His colleagues have chosen him to represent them in the medical board of the hospital and he is the chairman of the operating room committee.
He is also co-founder of Duinbergen Clinic. His membership of renowned professional societies proves his eloquence. He has been chosen as secretary of the Belgian chapter of ISAPS, and was asked to chair the membership committee. He is a board member of RBSPS as well. He initiated the European Standard for Aesthetic Surgery Services out of concern for patient safety. His work on this field was appreciated and he was asked to be International board member of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities International.

Pr Jean-Luc Nizet

Specialist in plastic surgery for nearly twenty years, and member of numerous Belgian and international scientific societies, Prof. Nizet is the Chair of the Plastic and Maxillo-facial Surgery Department in the University Hospital of Liège, Belgium.
He also is co-founder of the Botaclinic where he performs cosmetic procedures.
As President of the Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon (French lead) from 2010 to 2013 and President of the Royal Belgian Society of Plastic Surgery, Prof. Nizet has been extremely concerned about the training requirements for practitioners. Additionnally, he works at parliamentary level to set standards controlling plastic and cosmetic surgery in private practice.

Pr Benoit Hendrickx

Prof. Dr. Benoit Hendrickx works as an associate professor in plastic surgery at the University Hospital of Brussels (UZ VUB) and at Duinbergen Clinic, Knokke. After his training, he spent several years in the UK and Australia specializing in microsurgery and cosmetic surgery. He has a profound interest in facial anatomy and teaches about facial anatomy and injection strategies throughout the world.
Prof. Hendrickx is member of ISAPS, AAPS and board member of the Royal Belgian Society of Plastic Surgery.
As a course organizer, Prof. Hendrickx will be available to answer your technical, anatomical and practical questions.

Attendance fee

Please read the information below in order to prepare your course registration.

About your attendance fee:

  • The course fee depends on your payment date, so better book early.
  • Refunds possible for cancellation until 1 October 2016, after that no refund possible.


  • Breakfast and lunch is included on the course days (Fri-Sat)
  • You are kindly invited to the closing cocktail on Saturday afternoon
  • Please register for the course dinner on Friday


Essential dissection instruments (forceps, scalpels, retractors, dissection scissors etc.) will be provided; please bring your own instruments should you wish to perform any specific procedures such as rhinoplasty or osteotomies. Please also remember to bring your loupes to get the most out of this course!

International bank transfer:

The easiest way to safely book is by credit card through our secured website. Please contact Mrs Anne-Marie Gillain ( for our bank account details should you wish to pay by bank transfer.

Attendance fees

Before December 1st, 2016: 1750,00 €
After December 1st, 2016: 2000,00 €
ISAPS members reduction: -100,00 €


Liège is a very welcoming city that offers a variety of hotels, bed and breakfast.
Here are a few places we recommend for your stay:
Hotel Crowne Plaza
Mont Saint Martin 9-11
4000 Liège
Hotel Ramada Plaza
Quai Saint Léonard 36
4000 Liège
Hotel Ibis Boncelles
Route du Condroz 15b
4100 Boncelles
Le Château des Thermes
Rue Hauster 9
4050 Chaudfontaine

Contact us

Anatomy Lab

University Hospital
of Liège – Sart-Tilman
CHU de Liège – Site du Sart-Tilman
Avenue Hippocrate  1
Domaine Universitaire
du Sart Tilman – B. 35
4000 Liège

For practical information about registration, accommodation and payment

Please contact
Mrs Anne-Marie GILLAIN
Phone: +32 (0) 4 242 52 61
Fax: +32 (0) 4 366 70 61

For scientific and technical information

Please contact the course organizer, Prof. Benoit Hendrickx by filling out the form beside. 


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ISAPS – International Society of Aesthetic Plastic SurgeryCHU de LiègeFaculté de MédecinePlastische Heelkunde – UZ BrusselDuinbergen Clinic
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