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Course Overview

This course is a comprehensive overview of the concepts of cranial endoscopy as well as multiple endoscopic and minimally invasive corridors of approach to all areas of the brain and skull base which combines 3D anatomical and didactic lectures with hands-on anatomical dissections and prosections of:

  • Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery
  • NeuroEndoport® Surgery
  • Intracerebral Hematoma (Minimally Invasive and Robotic)
  • Keyhole Approaches (Retromastoid and Eyebrow)
  • Complications and Case Selection

Course Objectives

Following completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the relevant anatomy of the skull base from endonasal and keyhole perspectives.
  • Distinguish relevant anatomy of white matter for planning Neuroendoport® approaches.
  • Identify relevant anatomy of the orbit for eyebrow and transorbital approaches.
  • Summarize the learning curve and appropriate case selection for endoscopic endonasal surgery, Neuroendoport® surgery, intracerebral hematomas, and keyhole approaches.

Registration Prices

  • Practicing Neurosurgeons: $1500
    • Full course registration includes hands-on anatomical dissection, lectures, course-related materials and course-related meals and social events.
  • Residents & Fellows: $1,000
    • Full course registration includes hands-on anatomical dissection, lectures, course-related materials and course-related meals and social events. Residents and Fellows must provide a letter from their program director.

Registration Deadline: Registration will close on December 15, 2018. All cancellations made before November 15, 2018 will be refunded for the course, but will be subject to administrative and cancellation fees. Cancellations should be emailed to Yari Aponte at FHNC.INFO@FLHosp.org. 

Accreditation 

FMA LogoThe Florida Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Florida Hospital designates this live activity for 26.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Presented By: 

This course is sponsored by the Neuroscience Institute at Florida Hospital and the Center for Cranial Base Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and will be held at the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center.

 

Access Presentations & Abstracts

Faculty

Melvin Field, MD

Course Director

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery 

University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Director, Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery Program

Co-Director, Neuro-Oncology Program

Neurosurgical Director,

Florida Hospital

Orlando, Florida

Paul A. Gardner, MD

Course Director

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Co-Director, Center for Cranial Base Surgery

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Johnathan A. Engh, MD

Lexington Brain and Spine Institute

West Columbia, South Carolina

Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery 

Stanford University

Surgical Director, Brain Tumor, Skull Base and Pituitary Centers

Director, Surgical Neuroanatomy, Virtual Simulation and Fiber Tractography Labs 

Stanford University Medical Center

Stanford, California

Brian T. Jankowitz, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery 

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Co-Director, Endovascular Therapy

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Carl H. Snyderman, MD, MBA

Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurological Surgery

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Co-Director, Center for Cranial Base Surgery

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

S. Tonya Stefko, MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology and Neurological Surgery

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Agenda

* Agenda is subject to change.

Day 1: Wed, Jan 16, 2019

  • 7:00 Bus Transportation from Hotel to Nicholson Center
  • 7:30-8:00 Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:00-8:15 Course Welcome, Overview and Laboratory Safety Training (Paul Gardner, MD)
  • 8:15-8:45 3D Ventricular and White Matter Fiber Tracts Anatomy (Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD)
  • 8:45-9:30 Comprehensive Overview of Endoscopic Port Surgery (Johnathan Engh, MD)
  • 9:30-10:15 Minimally Invasive Surgery for Intracerebral Hematoma: Evidence and Technical Nuances (Brian Jankowitz, MD)
  • 10:15 - 13:15 Surgical Anatomy Lab Dissection
  • 13:15-14:00 Lunch & Lecture: Fully Endoscopic Cerebellopontine Angle Surgery for Microvascular Decompression and Tumors (Melvin Field, MD)
  • 14:00-14:30 3D Surgical Anatomy of the Posterior Fossa (Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD)
  • 14:30-17:00 Surgical Anatomy Lab Dissection
  • 17:00 Afternoon Program Adjournment & Transportation back to Hotel
  • 18:30-20:30 Hotel Reception, Dinner & Lecture: Making it Work in the Real World (Melvin Field, MD)

Day 2: Thu, Jan 17, 2019

  • 7:00 Bus Transportation from Hotel to Nicholson Center
  • 7:30-7:45 Breakfast
  • 7:45-8:15 3D Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Anatomy (Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD)
  • 8:15-9:00 Management of Pituitary Tumors (Melvin Field, MD)
  • 9:00-9:45 Sagittal Plane Approaches I (Paul Gardner, MD)
  • 9:45-12:15 Surgical Anatomy Lab Dissection
  • 12:15-13:30 Lunch & Lecture: Sagittal Plane Approaches II (Paul Gardner, MD)
  • 13:30-16:15 Surgical Anatomy Lab Dissection
  • 16:15 Program Adjournment & Transportation back to Hotel
  • 18:00-21:45 Course Banquet

Day 3: Fri, Jan 18, 2019

  • 7:15 Bus Transportation from Hotel to Nicholson Center
  • 7:45-8:00 Breakfast
  • 8:00-8:30 3D Surgical Anatomy of the Orbit, Basal Cisterns, and Middle Fossa (Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD)
  • 8:30-9:00 Transorbital Approaches: An Oculoplastic Perspective (S. Tonya Stefko, MD)
  • 9:00-10:00 Case Selection for Transorbital Approaches (Paul Gardner, MD)
  • 10:00-13:00 Surgical Anatomy Lab Dissection
  • 13:00-14:30 Lunch, Approach Selection & Case Discussion [Attendees are invited to submit cases for discussion]
  • 14:30 Bus departs from Nicholson Center to Hotel
  • 14:30-17:00 Completion of Surgical Anatomy Lab Dissections (OPTIONAL)
  • 17:00 Course Adjornment & Bus departs from Nicholson Center to Hotel

Hotels

Hilton Bonnet Creek

Hilton Bonnet Creek

To register for this course, click on the link below. If you have any additional question, contact Yari Aponte at FHNC.INFO@FLHosp.org.

Reserve your room

Directions & Parking

Florida Hospital Nicholson Center

404 Celebration Place, Celebration FL 34747

Two parking lots are available on either side of the facility.

Chartered bus transportation will be provided for all registrants from the course hotel to the Nicholson Center and to all social events.

Contact Information: 

If you have any questions, please contact Denal Wilson by email at Denal.Wilson@FLHosp.org or by phone: 407-303-7944.

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