Comprehensive Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery of the Skull Base August 12-15, 2020

August 12, 2020 to August 15, 2020

This 4-day course is a presentation of minimally invasive techniques for endoscopic endonasal surgery of the ventral skull base. Experts on the subject will present the anatomical and technical aspects of this procedure along with the risks, benefits and outcomes. The course features an interactive live surgery demonstration using indocyanine green fluorescence endoscopy, fresh anatomical specimen dissection, lectures and panel discussions, 3D anatomy lectures, and case presentations. Participants will have an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills regarding endoscopic surgery of the ventral skull base.

Target Audience

This course is designed for skull base teams (neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons) and senior level residents who wish to learn and practice the technical skills needed to perform comprehensive endoscopic endonasal surgery of the ventral skull base.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
• Describe the anatomic relationships between the ventral skull base, paranasal sinuses and orbit.
• Understand the indications, benefits and risks associated with endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery.
• Utilize endoscopic techniques to approach tumors in the anterior, middle and cranial fossae.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 31.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 31.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/02/2020
Course expires: 
06/30/2020
Event starts: 
08/12/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
08/15/2020 - 5:00pm
UPMC Eye & Ear Institute Building
203 Lothrop Street, 1st Floor, Room S-120
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

 

                

 

Guest Faculty

Gabriel Zada, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery,
Otolaryngology, and Internal Medicine
Director, Endoscopic Cranial Base Surgery Program
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

Bozena B. Wrobel, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head
and Neck Surgery and Neurological Surgery
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

UPMC Faculty

Paul A. Gardner, MD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and
Otolaryngology
Co-Director, Center for Cranial Base Surgery

Carl H. Snyderman, MD, MBA
Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurological Surgery
Co-Director, Center for Cranial Base Surgery

S. Tonya Stefko, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology
and Neurological Surgery

Eric W. Wang, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Neurological
Surgery and Ophthalmology
Director of Education, Center for Cranial Base Surgery

Georgios A. Zenonos, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Associate Director, Center for Cranial Base Surgery

 

 

Accreditation and credit designation

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)

The University of Pittsburgh School designates this live activity for a maximum of 31.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 31.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 31.25 Attendance
Please login or register to take this course.

To register, please complete attached request form and return to skullbasecourse@upmc.edu. Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received confirmation of your registration.

2020 Course Request Form.pdf