Weill Cornell Certificate in Advanced Skull Base Neurosurgery

Monday, October 31 2022 7:00 AM - Saturday, November 05 2022 6:00 PM [EDT]

1300 York Avenue, New York, NY, 10065, United States

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Certificate in Advanced Skull Base Neurosurgery Partial Approval - $6,000.00

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Monday, October 31 2022 7:00 AM - Saturday, November 05 2022 6:00 PM [EDT]

Weill Cornell Medicine, 1300 York Avenue, New York, NY, 10065, United States.

The only course-based certificate granting program in skull base surgery in North America, this program provides in depth immersive training in advanced approaches and techniques in skull base neurosurgery. This intimate certification program is divided into three 3-day dissection-centered courses that provide skills-based stepwise instruction on anterior/anterolateral, lateral, and posterolateral skull base approaches, respectively. The first course provides in depth instruction on the fronto-orbitozygomatic approach and its variants, periclinoid techniques and extradural access to the cavernous sinus, intradural parasellar exploration, and transcavernous routes to the retrosellar area, as well unilateral subfrontal corridor to the basal cisterns and transcranial routes to the orbit. The second course covers anterior and posterior transpetrosal approaches, including the middle fossa and extended middle fossa anterior transpetrosal approaches and the peri- and translabyrinthine approaches, as well as the transcochlear and the combined subtemporal transtentorial approach. The third and final course provides an extensive review of the far lateral approach and its variants, as well as lateral extracranial approaches to the upper cervical region, infratemporal fossa, and clivus. The course material are all presented in an immersive 3D format in Weill Cornell’s state-of-the-art Neurosurgical Innovations and Training Center. This unique hands-on certification program affords surgeons excellent preoperative training and rehearsal of current, advanced approaches and techniques in cranial base surgery.

Core Competencies
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to perform:

  • Fronto-orbitozygomatic approach and its variants
  • Peri-orbital exposure of the superior orbital fissure
  • Transcranial routes to the orbit and orbital exposure and dissection
  • Periclinoid maneuvers and extradural exposure of the cavernous sinus
  • Intradural parasellar exposure
  • Transcavernous route to the retrosellar area
  • Unilateral subfrontal approach
  • Middle fossa approach to the internal auditory canal
  • Extended middle fossa anterior transpetrosal approach
  • Surgical corridors to the cerebellopontine angle
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Perilabyrinthine approaches
  • Translabyrinthine and transcochlear approaches
  • Combined transmastoid and subtemporal transtentorial approaches
  • Far lateral transtuburcular approach
  • Extreme lateral approach
  • Upper lateral cervical dissection to the extracranial jugular foramen
  • Extracranial lateral approaches to the infratemporal fossa and clivus

Target Audience
Practicing neurosurgeons, senior residents, and fellows.

Modules
Days 1–2 – Anterior and Anterolateral Transcranial Approaches
Days 3–4 – Lateral Transpetrosal Approaches
Days 5–6 – Posterolateral Transcranial and Lateral Extracranial Approaches

Schedule

 

Day 1:
Anterolateral Transcranial Approaches I

Day 2:
Anterolateral Transcranial Approaches II

Day 3:
Lateral Transpetrosal Approaches

Day 4:
Lateral Transpetrosal Approaches

Day 5:
Posterolateral Transcranial Approaches

Day 6:
Extracranial and Combined Approaches

Morning

Fronto-orbitozygomatic Approach and Variants

Transcranial Routes to the Orbit and Orbital Exposure

Extradural Exposure and Access to the Cavernous Sinus

Transcavernous Routes to the Retrosellar Area

Middle Fossa Approach and Exposure of the Internal Auditory Canal

Mastoidectomy

Peri- and Translabyrinthine Approaches

Far Lateral Transcondylar Transtuburcular Approach

Extreme Lateral Approach

Extracranial Routes to the Infratemporal Fossa and Clivus

Combined Lateral and Posterolateral Skull Base Approaches

Afternoon

Exposure of the Superior Orbital Fissure

Application of Periclinoid Techniques

Intradural Parasellar Access

Pericavernous Routes to the Retrosellar Area

Extended Middle Fossa Anterior Transpetrosal Approach and Exposure of the Cerebellopontine Angle

Transotic and Transcochlear Approaches

Combined Transmastoid and Subtemporal Transtentorial Approach

Upper Lateral Cervical Dissection

Exposure of the Extracranial Jugular Foramen

Infratemporal Fossa Type A Approach

Free Dissection

Enrollment Fees
$6,000

Hotel
Nearby hotels include The Bentley Hotel, the Gardens Suites Hotel by Affinia, and the Graduate Hotel Roosevelt Island (for the Graduate Hotel, use promo code NEGWEILL for 15% off). Additionally, on-site accommodation is available at the NewYork-Presbyterian Helmsley Tower Guest Facility.

Questions?
Feel free to contact us via e-mail at skullbasecourses@med.cornell.edu or by phone at (212) 746-1468.

Weill Cornell Neurosurgical Innovations and Training Center

http://skullbaseneurosurgery.org

The Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center is committed to education — not only for medical students and residents but also for other physicians and neurosurgeons worldwide. Our Continuing Medical Education courses cover research updates as well as state-of-the-art techniques in minimally invasive brain and spine surgery, and transcranial and endoscopic approaches to the skull base.

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