20 Jun 2016 - 24 Jun 2016
Since 1985, each year, the Gruppo Otologico and the AINOT (Associazione Italiana Neuro-Otologica) jointly have been organizing middle ear and skull base surgery dissection courses. In the last couple of decades these courses have been the most sought after courses in Europe for middle ear and skull base dissection surgical dissection training. The objective of these courses are to make the participants learn the surgical anatomy of the temporal bone in middle ear and lateral skull base surgeries from the very best surgeons in the field.
The 5 day courses are held at the Gruppo Otologico institute (Piacenza) and are designed for both beginners and experienced surgeons. Apart from dissections on the temporal bone, participants also have the opportunity to attend lectures on diagnostic and surgical neuroradiology, clinical cases as well as witness live and recorded surgical sessions.
The participants also have the chance to interact with some of the biggest names in the field of otology, neurotology, skull base surgery, neuroradiology who will be invited as faculty at these courses. We have limited seats and hence we recommend that you register well in advance due to the large number of applications each year.
Middle Ear Course
This course is aimed at refining the participants knowledge of the anatomy of the temporal bone and learning basic and advanced surgeries of the middle ear including the transcanal and transmastoid approaches to the middle ear, open and combined approach tympanoplasty, facial nerve decompression, subtotal petrosectomy, stapes surgery, cochlear implant surgery and the translabrynthine approach. Two to three fresh temporal bones will be provided to each participant for dissection.