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360-Degree Skull Base Course
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360 DEGREE SKULL BASE COURSE (Neurosurgery - ENT - Skull Base)


COURSE DIRECTORS
S. Froelich (FR), C. Debry (FR)

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To provide an overview of the complex anatomy of the skull base
  • To cover a broad spectrum of the skull base approaches and describe the technical steps of each specific approach
  • To discuss indications of skull base approaches and surgical strategies
  • To provide hands-on sessions on cadaveric specimens and improve skills
  • To become more familiar with endoscopic endonasal approaches
  • To understand the rationale and challenge of endoscopic endonasal approaches to the skull base
  • To allow discussion between experts in the field of neurosurgery - ENT - skull base surgery and trainees.

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

Interactive theroretical and video sessions between faculty and course participants.
Practical training on anatomical specimens
Charge-free access to educational video resources available on Websurg, the online university of the IRCAD

TARGET AUDIENCE

Practicing neurosurgeons, ENT specialists, fellows and residents in training.

COURSE DIRECTORS

S. Froelich (FR), C. Debry (FR)

FACULTY PANEL

O. Al-Mefty (USA), K.A. Aziz (USA), A. Bazin (F), R. Behr (D), H.Bertallanfy (D), G. Bovis (USA), O. Bozinov (CH), G. Brassier (F), M. Bruneau (B), R. Carrau (USA), J. Casselmann (B), L. Cavallo (I), C. Chaalala (CAN), PO. Champagne (CAN), WC. Chang (TW), A. Chays (F),  S. Chibbaro (I), T. Civit (F), C. Clara (BR), J. Cornelius (D), V. Couloigner (F), J.C. De Battista (ARG), A.R. Dehdashti (USA), A. Delitala (I), J.L. Dietemann (F), H. Dufour (F), M. Fornari (I), H.D. Fournier (F), T. Fukushima (USA), S. Gaillard (F), P. Gardner (USA), E. Gay (F), F. Gentili (CAN), B. George (F), L. Gilain (F), AX. Grande (D), M. Guk (UKR), S. Hanakita (J), P. Herman (F), N. Hopf (D), E. Houdart (F), E. Jouanneau (F), I. Kanaan (SA), R. Kania (F), C. Karekezi (RW), J.T. Keller (USA), F. Kolb (F), M. Labidi (CAN), L. Laccourreye (F), JA. Landeiro (BR), K.S  Lee (KOR), J. Lehmberg (D), M.J. Link (USA), C.F. Litre (F), J. Liu (USA), D. Locatelli (I), D. Lubbe (SAF),  T. Mathiesen (S), V. Martino (I), C. Martins (Br), D. Mazzatenta (I), M. McDermott (USA), T. Meling (NOR), J. Morcos (USA), J.J. Moreau (F), S. Muneza (RW), K. Ohata (J), K. Oyama (J), HH. Park (KOR), E. Pasquini (I), M.L. Pensak (USA), F. Pessina (I),  L. Poulsgaard (DK), S. Puget (F), I. Radovanovic (CAN), L. Regli (CH), P.H. Roche (F), P. Rousseaux (F), A. Samii (D), D. Scavarda (F), K. Schaller (CH), S. Schmerber (F), H. Schroeder (D), R. Sekula (USA), A. Sendegeya (RW), A. Serrie (F), C.C. Shen (TW), E. Simon (F), D. Solari (I), A. Stamm (BR), A. Sufianov (R), C. Teo (AUS), J.M. Tew (USA), P.V. Theodosopoulos (USA), N. Thomas (UK), F. Tomasello (I), P. Tran Ba Huy (F), Y.K. Tu (TW), P. Vajkoczy (D), H.R. Van Loveren (USA), K. Van Overbeek (NL), F. Veillon (F), E. Vellutini (BR), E. Voormolen (NL), K. Watanabe (J),  Y. Yakkioui (NL), A.S. Youssef (USA), L. Zimmer (USA), M. Zuccarello (USA)

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360-Degree Skull Base Course (Neurosurgery - ENT - Skull Base): Course programme

TUESDAY

MICROSURGICAL APPROACHES

07.30am Registration and welcoming of participants

07.45am
Theoretical session:
ANTEROLATERAL APPROACHES TO THE SKULL BASE
  1. Positioning/equipement in skull base surgery
  2. Inter and subfacial dissection
  3. Retrograde dissection of the temporalis muscle
  4. Frontotemporal orbitozygomatic approach
  5. Peeling of the lateral wal of the cavernous sinus
  6. Extradural anterior clinoidectomy
09.30am
HANDS-ON SESSION ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS

01.15pm Lunch at the institute

02.00pm
Theoretical session:
ANTERIOR PETROSAL APPROACHES
  1. Rhomboid fossa anatomy
  2. Anterior petrosal approach
  3. Cranial nerve monitoring
03.30pm
HANDS-ON SESSION ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS

07.00pm End of the session

07.15pm Cheese and Wine Cocktail for attendees

WEDNESDAY

MICROSURGICAL APPROACHES

07.30am Evaluation of the previous day

07.45am
Theoretical session:
POSTERIOR PETROSAL APPROACHES
  1. Petrous bone anatomy
  2. Retrosigmoid approach
  3. Posterior petrosal
  4. Translabyrinthine approach
  5. Combined petrosectomy
09.30am
HANDS-ON SESSION ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS

01.15pm Lunch at the institute

02.00pm
Theoretical session:
POSTEROLATERAL APPROACHES
  1. Far lateral approach
  2. Anterotaletral approach
  3. Approach to the jugular foramen
  4. Combined strategies for craniocervical junction tumors
03.30pm
HANDS-ON SESSION ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS

07.00pm End of the session - Free evening

THURSDAY

ENDOSCOPIC APPROACHES

07.30am Evaluation of the previous day

07.45am
Theoretical session:
KEYHOLE ENDOSCOPIC ASSISTED APPROACHES
  1. Keyhole concept
  2. Supraorbital approach - eyebrow incision
  3. Supraorbital approach - eyelid incision
  4. Endoscopic transorbital approach
  5. Minipterional approach
09.30am
HANDS-ON SESSION ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS

01.15pm Lunch at the institute

02.00pm
Theoretical session:
ENDOSCOPIC ENDONASAL APPROACHES TO THE SKULL BASE
  1. Endonasal anatomy of the nasal, para-nasal cavities and skull base
  2. Positioning, equipment, ergonomic
  3. Endoscopic endonasal approach to pituitary adenomas
  4. Posterior ethmoidectomy, antrostomy, transpterygoid approach
  5. Endoscopic endonasal approach to the cavernous sinus
03.30pm
HANDS-ON SESSION ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS

07.00pm
End of the session

08.30 pm
Dinner in honor of the participants

FRIDAY

ENDOSCOPIC APPROACHES

07.30am Evaluation of the previous day

07.45am
Theoretical session:
ENDOSCOPIC ENDONASAL APPROACHES TO THE SKULL BASE
  1. Endoscopic endonasal approach to craniopharyngiomas
  2. Endoscopic endonasal approach to the skull base meningiomas
  3. Endoscopic endonasal approach to clival chordomas
10.00am
HANDS-ON SESSION ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS

12.15pm Lunch at the institute

01.00pm
Theoretical session:
ENDOSCOPIC ENDONASAL APPROACHES TO THE SKULL BASE
  1. Endoscopic approach to the craniocervical junction and condyle
  2. Closure strategy in endoscopic skull base surgery
03.00pm
HAND-ON SESSION ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS

06.30pm
End of the course
Delivery of certificates of attendance

Program may be subject to modifications