360-Degree Skull Base Course
Microscopic and endoscopic approaches
Join our 4-day course dedicated to microscopic and endoscopic approaches to the skull base.
It has been structured to provide didactic lectures and surgical video demonstrations all broadcasted on a 3D screen, and over 27 hours of hands-on practice on cadavers including dissection sessions covering a broad spectrum of transcranial keyhole, endoscopic, endonasal and combined approaches.
A panel of world-renowned leaders in this field of expertise will deliver lectures focusing on skull base anatomy, transcranial, endoscopic-assisted and endoscopic endonasal approaches as well as therapeutic strategies for skull base lesions.
These topics include acoustic neuroma, microvascular decompression, radiosurgery for skull base lesions, pediatric skull base neurosurgery, brainstem cavernomas, chordomas,
revascularization and reconstruction techniques.
360-Degree Skull Base Course
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Sebastien Froelich (FR)
Christian Debry (FR)
- To provide an overview of the complex anatomy of the skull base
- To cover a broad spectrum of the skull base approaches and describe the technical steps of each specific approach
- To discuss indications of skull base approaches and surgical strategies
- To provide hands-on sessions on cadaveric specimens and improve skills
- To become more familiar with endoscopic endonasal approaches
- To understand the rationale and challenge of endoscopic endonasal approaches to the skull base
- To allow case discussions between experts and trainees
Practicing neurosurgeons and ENT specialists, fellows and residents in training.
- Interactive theoretical and video sessions between faculty and course participants
- Practical training on anatomical specimens
- Charge-free access to educational video resources available on WebSurg, the online university of the IRCAD
CME credits & accreditations
Resolution of conflicts of interest (COI):
The IRCAD training center has industrial and research partners (e.g., Karl Storz and Covidien/Medtronic) and Course Faculty members and Healthcare professionals declare these industrial partners are never committed to the elaboration and running organization of the programs or in the choice of experts. There is neither publicity nor promotion in the form of pull-up stands or flyers during the course.
Course Faculty members and Healthcare professionals declare that they are fully committed to maintaining professional autonomy and independence in relations with the medical device Industry.
The content of the courses is aimed to promote education among its learners, and Course Faculty planners declare that this LEE is fair, balanced and free of commercial bias. Emphasis is placed on current knowledge, best practices and quality improvement. Course Faculty planners are fully committed to ensuring that innovative learning methods are applied and that decisions are made free of the control of commercial interest. Course topics and learning objectives are determined by planning committee members who have no conflict of interest to report and guarantee the impartiality of the course program, and, where appropriate, include subject areas which reflect current practice. Activities are linked to analyses of learner gaps and other needs. Learning objectives are clearly stated at the beginning. Evaluation mechanisms include questions which serve to enquire whether learners perceived commercial bias in the materials received from Faculty teaching experts. A summary of evaluation forms or feedback report is gathered at the conclusion of each accredited program.
A comprehensive needs assessment has always been conducted. Faculty planners and Course Directors have used multiple means of needs assessment to determine the perceived, misperceived and unperceived needs of their learners (e.g., surveys, expert opinions, evaluation results/reports from other educational activities, informal discussions and interviews, focus groups, consensus conferences, epidemiological data, new advances in clinical treatments, thematic analysis of peer-reviewed journals).
As a general guiding principle, IRCAD Continuing Education (CE) programs are free of commercial influence, based on best scientific evidence and focused on improving the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behavior of learners.
IRCAD as a CE provider ensures that teachers deliver current, objective, and scientifically rigorous content.
Scientific program planning committee members oversee the needs assessment, program development, compliance with disclosure rules, and the oversight of the activity in general. IRCAD CE providers commit themselves to resist any influence or interference that could undermine their professional integrity.
Of note, apart from the instruments shown in the sessions, at IRCAD and for invited speakers, there is no motivation to promote any specific brand related to any medical device company and participants can use any other brands of their choice.
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The courses are organized in such a way that participants are fully immersed in the heart of the Institute, from start to finish.One day at IRCAD
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