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Dec
04
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
All Day
4th December 2021 - Queen Square Neurosurgery Drill Skills and Instrumentation Course A hands-on course for early-stage neurosurgery trainees and clinical fellows focussing on essential practical skills. Morning session: cranial skills on high-fidelity MARTYN heads, including burr holes, EVDs, craniotomies, dural repair, cranial plating. Afternoon session: spinal skills on cervical and lumbar sawbones. Price: £200 (lunch, refreshments, and certificates provided). Sponsored by Stryker and DePuy Synthes.

Jan
04
Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Human Anatomy lab A novel training course for surgical trainees and surgeons utilising cadaveric, virtual and mixed reality approaches to the face & anterior skull base This three-day course teaches surgical techniques and anatomy for open & endoscopic endonasal surgery of the anterior skull base together with focused modules for access and ablation for head and neck. Experts on the subject will present the anatomical indications and technical aspects of this procedure with risks and benefits. The course features an interactive mixed reality 'dissections' (i.e ‘Upsurgeon’ models) as well as fresh anatomical specimen dissection, lectures and panel discussions, and live streamed 3D anatomy lectures, and case presentations. Course Schedule Day 1: Lectures: Principles of Endonasal surgery-Sinuses, Pituitary, CSF Leaks; Anatomical Specimen Prosection/Hands-On Dissection; Virtual and Mixed reality workshops Day 2: Extended Endonasal & Open Cranial approaches to anterior skull base Anatomical Specimen Prosection/Hands-On Dissection; Virtual and Mixed reality workshops Day 3: Principles of ablative Head & Neck surgery Anatomical Specimen Prosection/Hands-On Dissection Who Should Attend :This course is designed for trainees, fellows and surgeons interested in technical skills needed to perform open and endoscopic endonasal surgery of the anterior skull base, including extended approaches. Skull-base teams including ENT and neurosurgery would be particularly welcome. A further component of the course will be focused on facial approaches. OMFS/Head & Neck surgeons will learn and train principles of ablation and reconstructive techniques in free flap insetting. Course Objectives Following completion of this course, participants should be able to: (Days 1 and 2): Describe anatomic relationships between anterior skull base, paranasal sinuses & orbit. • Understand indications, benefits & risks associated with open & endoscopic endonasal approaches for skull base and vascular pathology. Consider trategies for co-working in skull base teams (ENT and neurosurgery) (Day 3): Understand principles of access for skull base surgery including transfacial techniques Understand principles of access for oropharynx & tongue base with transmandibular techniques Understand principles of head and neck ablation and reconstructive techniques in free flap insetting Course Directors Rafid Al-Mahfoudh, Andrew Pelser, Catherine Rennie, Neil Dorward, Giles Critchley, Timothee Jacquesson For registration, contact: nicky@maxfaxdentalimplants.co.uk

Jan
27
The British Skull Base Society (BSBS) is the multidisciplinary, multi professional body whose membership is the clinical specialists responsible for the treatment of patients in the UK with skull base tumours and other disorders of the skull base. Barbican Centre, London Silk Street Barbican Centre, London EC2Y 8DS

Feb
10
Aimed at: neurosurgical trainees aspiring neurosurgical trainees neurosurgical nurses Modular Course Structure Module 1. 3-point headrest and burr holes Module 2. Ventricular access and ICP bolts Module 3. Basic flaps and fixation Module 4. Complex flaps and fixation Module 5. Stealth station setup/Axiem use Module 6. Basic Paediatrics Venue name Trent Simulation & Clinical Skills Centre Venue Address Queens Medical Centre Campus Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Derby Road, Nottingham NG7 2UH

Feb
28
The course has been designed to provide high quality training to senior specialist registrars, hospital specialist doctors and consultants from the UK and abroad who wish to develop their skills in anterior, central and lateral skull base surgery. The faculty consists of members of the Manchester skull base team. It is held at the Manchester Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre at the University of Manchester, a state of the art skills centre specifically designed with this type of course in mind. The focus of the course is on surgical technique and the number of places is limited to 13 dissection delegates and 6 observing delegates in order to ensure a high faculty to delegate ratio maximising learning opportunities for delegates. High quality formalin flushed specimens that have had their vessels injected will be used. Manchester Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre University of Manchester Medical School Stopford Building, Oxford Road Manchester, M13 9PT United Kingdom

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