Comprehensive Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery of the Skull Base December 7-10, 2022
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.
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.
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.
Shaan M. Raza, MD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer, Center, Houston, Texas
Shirley Y. Su, MBBS, FRACS, Associate Professor of Head and Neck Surgery and Neurosurgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer, Center, Houston, Texas
Paul A. Gardner, MD, 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
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
S. Tonya Stefko, MD
Michael M. McDowell, MD
Lauren North, MD, Fellow, Center for Cranial Base Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology
Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, MD, Intraresidency Fellow, Center for Cranial Base Surgery, Department of Neurological Surgery
Hanna Algattas, MD, Intraresidency Fellow, Center for Cranial Base Surgery, Department of Neurological Surgery
Andrey Filimonov, MD, PharmD, Fellow, Center for Cranial Base Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology
M. Salman Ali, MD, Fellow, Center for Cranial Base Surgery, Department of Neurological 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.
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.
- 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
We gratefully acknowledge educational grant support for this course from the following companies:
COOK MEDICAL, LLC
KARL STORZ ENDOSCOPY-AMERICA, INC.
KLS MARTIN LP
MIZUHO AMERICA, INC.
PETER LAZIC US INC.
SUTTER MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES USA
We gratefully acknowledge in kind support for this course from the following companies:
Apex Medical, Inc.
Cook Medical, LLC
KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc.
KLS Martin LP
Mizuho America, Inc.
Peter Lazic US Inc.
Sutter Medical Technologies USA