Head and Neck Microvascular Fellow Advanced Mandibular and Midface Osteotomy Simulator and Techniques Course

June 1, 2024

The aim of this course is to prepare future head and neck microsurgeons for complex bony reconstruction of the mandible and midface.  The course will cover cadaver flap dissection of workhorse bone flaps including fibula, radial forearm, and scapular osteocutaneous flaps.  The course will focus on creation of osteotomies for bone flaps and advanced plating techniques for mandible and maxillary reconstruction.  Lastly, there will be virtual surgical planning session to discuss surgical pearls and design techniques.  

Learning Objectives

1.  Understand various bone defects of the head and neck and how to characterize them
2.  Perform osteotomies on bone flaps and recreate mandible or maxilla
3.  Understand the utility of virtual surgical planning when indicated

Additional Information

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Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/01/2024 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
06/01/2024 - 4:00pm EDT

Course Agenda    
7:00 AM    Breakfast with faculty and exhibitors
8:00 AM    VSP session live
9:00 AM    Group 1: Osteotomy Simulator
                      Group 2: Cadaver Session
12:00 PM    Lunch: Q and A with faculty and exhibitors
1:00 PM    Group 1: Cadaver Session
                     Group 2: Osteotomy Simulator
4:00PM    Course Ends
    Happy Hour

Course Directors:
Matthew Spector, MD
Shaum Sridharan, MD

Course Faculty:
Robert Brody, MD
Steven Chinn, MD, MPH
Kevin Contrera, MD, MPH
Catherine Haring, MD
Stephen Kang, MD
Matthew Old, MD
Andrew Rosko, MD
Nolan Seim, MD


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Cancellation requests can be made to:
Amanda Pippi
Department of Otolaryngology     

For more information, please contact Amanda Pippi by email at hickeyab2@upmc.edu.