1) Expose current head and neck microvascular fellows to both common and uncommon free flap procedures, indications, techniques, and nuances of insetting including soft tissue and boney inset plating.
2) Expose medical students and residents to head and neck anatomy and ablative procedures.
About the Reconstructive Course:
A unique aspect to this course is that it is centered on a defect-oriented approach in fresh cadavers. Cadavers will have pre-existing defects and the participants will be required to design and reconstruct the defects (including osteotomies/ plating/ soft tissue inset/ etc.) for each head and neck subsite.
One-on-one instruction with faculty members with full equipment available.
We put together an outstanding group of faculty from high volume training centers all over the country. We are offering this wonderful learning opportunity to a broad audience including thirty fellows free of charge. There will be sixteen stations with two fellows and one faculty member minimum per cadaver to maximize the educational experience.
There will be one prosection station. In addition, we offer a web-based learning aspect with reading material available via dropbox prior to the start of the course. All lectures and dissections will be recorded and placed on the dropbox following the course.
Projected prosection and live dissection
State-of-art audio and visual facilities
Registration is free for all qualified attendees and hotel discounts will be available. This course is limited to current(2017-2018) fellows from U.S. and Canadian Head and Neck Microvascular Fellowships.
|Matthew Old, MD, FACS
The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University
Department of Otolarnygology-Head and Neck Surgery
|Chad Zender, MD, FACS
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs & Translational Research
Director of Head and Neck Fellowship
Department of Otolaryngology/ENT Institute
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Case Western Reserve University
Click here for 2017 Course Agenda
Click here to view previous course outlines.
Funding for the course is provided by The Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, and industry sponsors.