The course (November 2013) run by René and Delphine was really excellent. I would highly recommend it particularly for someone like me with no previous surgical experience. The course content was pitched at the right level and communicated extremely well. The balance between theory and practice was excellent and I really felt that I learnt so much within such a short time. My goal was to learn the skin transplant model but I exceed my expectations and the additional skills learnt, for example the catheterisation of a number of vessels, will open possibilities in our research that was not previously considered. René was a wonderful host and an excellent teacher. The course was extremely relaxed and enjoyable.