Seattle Science Foundation, Seattle, Washington, USA
10 Mar 2016 - 12 Mar 2016
The S.O.A.R. course is designed for practicing otolaryngologists to deepen their knowledge and improve their technical abilities in paranasal sinus and otological surgery. The agenda has been designed based on feedback from course assessments from the past 10-years. Long lecture segments have been replaced with added time in the anatomical laboratory supplemented by brief topical presentations related to the current dissections. Self-paced learning is emphasized. This 3-day intensive course will reinforce standard treatments and will introduce delegates to leading edge technologies, surgical techniques, and biomaterials. The goal of the course is to optimize the time each participant is taking away from their practice by building confidence to address more complicated pathology in the paranasal sinuses and temporal bone.
This hands-on training experience will provide unique opportunities for surgical technique application and will focus on caring for patients with ear and sinus disorders. Four different tracks will be offered to allow delegates to tailor their experience to their clinical needs. For the tracks including laboratory dissection, participants will have their own specimen and dissection station (including image guidance) for lab sessions.