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Innovations in Endoscopic Brain Surgery

Date

January 16-18, 2019

Course Location

Florida Hospital Nicholson Center
404 Celebration Place
Celebration (Orlando) Florida 34747
Concierge Phone: 407-303-4028
www.nicholsoncenter.com

Course Directors

Melvin Field, MD
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, Fla.

Paul A. Gardner, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery 
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Co-Director, Center for Cranial Base Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Faculty

Johnathan A. Engh, MD
Lexington Brain and Spine Institute
West Columbia, S.C.

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, Calif.

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, Pa.

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, Pa.

S. Tonya Stefko, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology and Neurological Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Faculty for this activity have been required to disclose all relationships with any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services. 

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)

This course is sponsored by the Neuroscience Institute at Florida Hospital and the UPMC Center for Cranial Base Surgery.

Course Schedule

(subject to change)

• Wednesday, January 16, 2019

7:00 a.m.
Bus Transportation Departs Hotel for Nicholson Center

7:30 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast

8:30 a.m.
Course Welcome and Overview and Laboratory Safety Training
Paul Gardner, MD

Neuroendoport Surgery

8:30 a.m.
"3D Ventricular and White Matter Fiber Tracts Anatomy"
Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD

8:45 a.m.
"Comprehensive Overview of Endoscopic Port Surgery"
Johnathan Engh, MD

9:30 a.m.
"Minimally Invasive Surgery for Intracerebral Hematoma: Evidence and Technical Nuances"
Brian Jankowitz, MD

10:15 a.m.
Surgical Anatomy Lab Dissection

Keyhole Approachesto the Posterior Fossa

1:15 p.m.
Lunch & Lecture
"Fully Endoscopic Cerebellopontine Angle Surgery for Microvascular Decompression and Tumors"
Mel Field, MD

2:00 p.m.
"3D Surgical Anatomy of the Posterior Fossa" 
Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD

2:30 p.m.
Surgical Anatomy Lab Dissection

5:00 p.m.
Afternoon Program Adjournment/Bus Transportation Departs Nicholson Center for Hotel

6:30 p.m.
Reception
Location: Hilton Bonnet Creek

7:00 p.m.
Dinner & Lecture
"Making it Work in the Real World"

8:30 p.m.
Evening Program Adjournment

• Thursday, January 17, 2019

7:00 a.m.
Bus Transportation Departs Hotel for Nicholson Center

7:30 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast

Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery

8:30 a.m.
"3D Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Anatomy"
Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD

9:00 a.m.
"Management of Pituitary Tumors"
Mel Field, MD

9:45 a.m.
"Sagittal Plane Approaches I"
Paul Gardner, MD

10:30 a.m.
Surgical Anatomy Lab Dissection

1:00 p.m.
Lunch & Lecture: "Sagittal Plane Approaches II"
Paul Gardner, MD

2:15 p.m.
Surgical Anatomy Lab Dissection

5:00 p.m.
Afternoon Program Adjournment/Bus Transportation Departs Nicholson Center for Hotel

6:00 p.m.
Transportation Departs Hotel for Course Banquet

6:30 p.m.
Course Banquet/Social Event
Location: TBA

9:30 p.m.
Transportation Departs Course Banquet for Hotel

• Friday, January 18, 2019

7:15 a.m.
Bus Transportation Departs Hotel for Nicholson Center

7:45 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast

Keyhole Approaches: Transorbital

8:15 a.m.
"3D Surgical Anatomy of the Orbit, Basal Cisterns, and Middle Fossa"
Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD

8:45 a.m.
"Transorbital Approaches: An Oculoplastic Perspective"
S. Tonya Stefko, MD

9:15 a.m.
"Case Selection for Transorbital Approaches"
Paul Gardner, MD

10:15 a.m.
"Surgical Anatomy Lab Dissection"

Approach Selection/Case Discussion

1:15 p.m.
Lunch & Approach Selection/Case Discussion
All Faculty
** Attendees are invited and encouraged to submit cases for discussion during this session **

2:45 p.m.
Completion of Surgical Anatomy Lab Dissections (Optional)
** Attendees must sign-up for this session at the registration desk BEFORE Friday **

5:00 p.m.
Course Adjournment

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for practicing neurosurgeons, fellows and residents who are interested in learning, updating or advancing their ability to access all areas of the intracranial space using endoscopic and minimally invasive approaches.

Course Objectives

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

  • Identify relevant anatomy of the skull base from endonasal and keyhole perspectives.
  • Distinguish relevant anatomy of white matter for planning neuroendoport surgery.
  • 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 Fees

$1,500.00 Practicing Neurosurgeons 
$1,000.00 Residents and Fellows (must be accompanied by letter from program director)

Registration includes hands-on anatomical dissection, lectures, course materials, and course-related meals/social events.

To register, please visit: https://www.nicholsoncenter.com/SkullBase2019

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Jo Tutchko, conference manager, by email (skullbasecourse@upmc.edu) or phone (001-412-647-8186). 

Participation by all individuals is welcomed. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of any special needs at least two weeks in advance of the course by contacting Mary Jo Tutchko.

Hotel Accommodations

Hilton Bonnet Creek
14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando, Florida 32821
Phone: (001) 407-597-3600

Continuing Medical Education Credit

The 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 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing and sent via US or air mail, e-mail or fax. Tuition for cancellations postmarked or date-stamped before November 15, 2018 will be completely refunded. No refunds will be made if notice received after November 15, 2018. Cancellation requests should be sent to:

Mary Jo Tutchko, Conference Manager 
UPMC Center for Cranial Base Surgery 
200 Lothrop Street, EEI 500 
Pittsburgh PA 15213 
Phone: (001) 412-647-8186 
Fax: (001) 412-647-2080
E-mail: skullbasecourse@upmc.edu

The Florida Hospital reserves the right to cancel this program if sufficient registrations are not received. In the case of cancellation, the Florida Hospital will fully refund registration fees. However, other costs incurred by the registrant, such as airline or hotel penalties, are the responsibility of the registrant.

Video Recorders and/or Cameras

The use of video, audio, recording, and photographic devices are NOT permitted at any time in the conference room or lab.

The Florida Hospital is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

Contact Us

Mary Jo Tutchko, Conference Manager 
UPMC Center for Cranial Base Surgery 
200 Lothrop Street, EEI 500 
Pittsburgh PA 15213 
Phone: (001)-412-647-8186 
Fax: (001)-412-647-2080
E-mail: skullbasecourse@upmc.edu