North American Masterclass in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Recalcitrant Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS) and aggressive clinical variants of the disease such as nasal polyposis, Samter’s triad and eosinophilic mucus CRS are particularly challenging to manage, even in the hands of experienced otolaryngologists. Surgery is generally tailored to the severity of disease; however, advances in endoscopic sinus surgery technique and ancillary procedures, and our understanding of the disease process have lead to improved success rates for surgery in the management of severe disease. The aim of this course is to teach advanced techniques in endoscopic sinus surgery, including frontal recess dissection and drillout, medial maxillectomy, as well as common endoscopic skull base approaches to the pituitary region, clivus, anterior cranial and infratemporal fossae.
The session will consist of a half-day of lectures followed by one or two days of hands-on dissections. Twenty cadaveric heads with CT imaging as well as endoscopic surgical workstations will be provided, and the enrollment would be open to a total of 40 Otolaryngologists, including practicing surgeons, advanced trainees and fellows from the Canada, the US and Europe.
After attending this workshop, otolaryngology trainees will:
1. Become familiar with advanced ESS techniques, including the surgical steps of each technique
2. Be able to discuss the indications and contraindications of advanced ESS techniques
3. Become familiar with the instrumentation required
4. Be able to discuss the postoperative management after ESS.
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery; it qualifies for a maximum of 22 credits.
DR. MARC TEWFIK
Guest of Honour
DR. PETER-JOHN WORMALD
DR. DONALD LEOPOLD
DR. SALIL NAIR
DR. KRISTIN SEIBERLING
DR. ERIK WEITZEL
DR. BOZENA WROBEL
DR. IAN WITTERICK
DR. ROWAN VALENTINE
DR. JOHN LEE
DR. YVONNE CHAN
DR. MARTIN DESROSIERS
DR. SAUL FRENKIEL
DR. FRANÇOIS LAVIGNE
DR. MARK SAMAHA
DR. SAM DANIEL
DR. CONSTANZA VALDES