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 learned 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 learned, for example, the catheterization of a number of vessels will open possibilities in our research that were not previously considered. René was a wonderful host and an excellent teacher. The course was extremely relaxed and enjoyable.