Course Overview

The course provides education in Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) focusing on the safe treatment of patients with upper aerodigestive benign & malignant disease. This course also provides basic system training in surgical robotics that focus on basic skills required to safely operate the Intuitive Surgical daVinci Surgical System. 

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Translate the core robotic psychomotor skills that include; endowrist manipulation, camera navigation, instrument clutching, 4th arm application, energy application, needle driving, surgical knot tying, & suturing as it relates to the execution of these skills in the remote surgeon’s console of the robotic surgical platform.
  • Recall and identify the general robotic platform components, settings, and features.
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of each robotic surgical team member and demonstrate the proper setup of the robotic surgical platform.
  • Identify the proper patient candidates for Transoral Robotic Surgery.
  • Employ the proper robotic surgical technique in the following procedures; radical tonsillectomy, partial glossectomy, and supraglottic laryngectomy on a cadaveric model.
  • Registration Cost:

    Physicians: $5,900

    ·         Includes lectures, course-related materials,  and course-related meals.

    Target Audience:

    Ear, Nose, And Throat Surgeon, Fellow / Resident, Head and Neck


    AdventHealth Orlando is accredited by the Florida Medical Association (FMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Designation Statement

    AdventHealth Orlando designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 31.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Non-Endorsement of Products

    AdventHealth Orlando as an accredited provider, has demonstrated experience and viable resources to provide valid and reliable evaluation of CME activities.  The accuracy of the facts and opinions contained in this activity are the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of AdventHealth Orlando or its sponsors.  Practitioners should consult primary resources, state regulations, and their healthcare facility policies and procedures for specific application of said content to their local situation.  AdventHealth Orlando does not infer any real or implied endorsement of any product, service, or company neither referred to in this activity nor of any company subsidizing costs related to this activity.  All information contained in this activity is for educational purposes only.

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J. Scott Magnuson, MD

Chief Medical Officer

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

Director, Head & Neck Surgery

Celebration, FL

Danielle Julian, MS

Director of Education

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

Celebration, FL 

Barbara- Don Morrissiey, BS

Education Operations Manager

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

Celebration, FL 


* Agenda subject to change

Day 1: Mon, Dec 07, 2020

  • 08:00-09:00 Welcome/Course Overview/Pre-Test
  • 09:00-10:00 Simulation Laboratory – dV-Trainer
  • 10:00-11:00 Simulation Laboratory – dV-Trainer
  • 11:00-12:00 Simulation Laboratory – dV-Trainer
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-14:00 daVinci Si Platform Overview
  • 14:00-15:00 System Setup and Draping
  • 15:00-17:00 Laboratory – Patient Positioning & Docking

Day 2: Tue, Dec 08, 2020

  • 08:00-09:00 Simulation Laboratory – dV-Trainer
  • 09:00-10:00 Simulation Laboratory – dV-Trainer
  • 10:00-11:00 Laboratory: Dry Model Basic Skills
  • 11:00-12:00 Laboratory: Dry Model Suturing
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-14:00 daVinci Xi Platform Overview
  • 14:00-15:00 Draping & Port Placement
  • 15:00-16:00 Simulation Laboratory – dV-Trainer
  • 16:00-17:00 daVinci Si System Review-Evaluation
  • 17:00-18:00 Simulation Laboratory - dV-Trainer
  • 18:00-19:00 daVinci System Troubleshooting

Day 3: Wed, Dec 09, 2020

  • 08:00-09:00 Surgical Case Observation
  • 09:00-10:00 Surgical Case Observation
  • 10:00-11:00 Surgical Case Observation
  • 11:00-12:00 Lunch
  • 12:00-13:00 Laboratory: Excised Tissue Dissection
  • 13:00-14:00 Simulation Laboratory – dV-Trainer
  • 14:00-15:00 daVinci Xi System Review-Evaluation
  • 15:00-16:00 Simulation Laboratory – dV-Trainer

Day 4: Thu, Dec 10, 2020

  • 08:00-09:00 Tumor Board & Patient Post-Operative Rounds
  • 09:00-10:00 Laboratory – Cadaveric Dissection
  • 10:00-11:00 Laboratory – Cadaveric Dissection
  • 11:00-1200 Lunch
  • 12:00-13:00 Laboratory – Cadaveric Dissection
  • 13:00-14:00 Laboratory – Cadaveric Dissection
  • 14:00-15:00 Laboratory – Cadaveric Dissection
  • 15:00-16:00 Final Examination
  • 16:00-17:00 Course Evaluation & Wrap-Up


Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Marriott Autograph Collection

Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Marriott Autograph Collection

700 Bloom Street

Celebration, FL 34747


Hotel accommodations are not included in the price of registration.

Bohemian Hotel Celebration is a preferred vendor.  You may reach out to CFL.NicholsonCenterEducation.Info@AdventHealth.com for any further questions regarding hotel accommodations.

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Directions & Parking

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

404 Celebration Place, Celebration, FL 34747

Parking: Free parking is available beside the facility