Liverpool, United Kingdom
20 Jan 2020 - 21 Jan 2020
This unique course is tailored to ENT doctors (Core Surgical Trainees, ST1 – ST8, Staff Grades, Associate Specialists, Clinical Fellows) who need training with nasal endoscopy, proper instrument handling and be equipped with the necessary building blocks to undertake endoscopic sinus surgery with finesse. This course is also suited to neurosurgical trainees who require endoscopic surgical skills as the basis for further training in trans-sphenoidal pituitary surgery.
The course aims to enhance existing competencies with particular emphasis on safe surgery for the maxillary, ethmoid and sphenoid sinuses. Unlike other courses, advanced frontal sinus (e.g. drillout) and endoscopic skull base surgery techniques are not covered in this course. Thus, the programme provides ample time for paced, structured learning as well as close interaction with experienced faculty to achieve professional development goals necessary for all ENT trainees and generalists.
In addition, emphasis is placed on emergency safe practice and the development of necessary skills for dealing with severe epistaxis (e.g. sphenopalatine, anterior ethmoidal artery ligation) and complications of acute sinusitis (e.g. balloon sinuplasty, frontal sinus trephine).
The course programme is mapped to the ISCP curriculum and includes up to 10 hours in the dissection laboratory. Delegates will have an assigned trainer throughout the course and are expected to be assessed against relevant endoscopic sinus surgery simulated PBAs on the ISCP curriculum. Surgical dissection will be undertaken on fresh frozen or Thiel soft-fix specimens in the state-of-the-art Human Resource Anatomy Centre at the University of Liverpool.
The course is limited to 18 hands-on spaces and due to the unique nature of this course, early registration is recommended.