April 7-9, 2017
The second annual Otology Fellows Congress and Advanced Course in Ear & Skull Base Surgery at the Yasargil Surgical Skills Laboratory & Education Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR will be a unique and outstanding opportunity for 24 otology/neurotology fellows-in-training to focus on advanced surgical techniques that are well beyond the scope of a typical temporal bone course while networking alongside other otology/neurotology fellows from all around the world.
Lead by program chairs Michael Gluth, MD, John Dornhoffer, MD, Walter Kutz, MD, and Brandon Isaacson, MD, this course will include lectures and extensive laboratory dissections covering topics such as advanced soft tissue techniques/local flaps, malleostapedotomy, endoscopic ear surgery, complex ossiculoplasty, mastoid cavity obliteration, difficult cochlear implant cases , as well as broad dissection sessions on a variety of lateral skull base approaches including infratemporal fossa, extended middle cranial fossa, translabyrinthine, jugular foramen, and retrosigmoid/retrolabyrinthine.
Priority registration is given to those currently participating in dedicated subspecialty surgical fellowship training in otology/neurotology and it is expected that attendees will subspecialize in otology/neurotology during their careers. As a prerequisite, applicants must have completed full training regimen in otolaryngology-head & neck surgery. A total of 24 otology/neurotology fellows will be accepted into the course on a “first come, first served” basis. Accepted applicants will be notified by late January 27, 2017. There is no registration fee and acceptance will include lodging and meals. Registrants will be responsible for their own travel expenses to and from Little Rock.
Michael B. Gluth, MD (Course Director)
John L. Dornhoffer, MD (Course Co-Chair)
Brandon Isaacson, MD (Course Co-Chair)
J. Walter Kutz Jr., MD (Course Co-Chair)
Yasargil Surgical Skills Laboratory & Education Center
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR
This course is supported by an educational grants from Stryker, Grace Medical, and Advanced Bionics