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

2022

Course dates

Course status

Practical training on anatomical specimens

Course information

Course directors

Sebastien Froelich (FR)
Christian Debry (FR)

Course objectives

  • 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

Target audience

Practicing neurosurgeons and ENT specialists, fellows and residents in training.

Educational methods

  • 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

Cancellation policy

CME credits & accreditations

June 14-17, 2022
32 CME credits
CVS compliant
TPPT compliant

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.

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Live the IRCAD experience to the fullest

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

Your course by day, the comfort and luxury in Les Haras Hotel **** by night

A place with a unique design, inspired by history and the universe of horses… Les Haras Hotel**** honors leather and wood to take its guests on a journey through time.

The Haras Brasserie offers a modern and friendly cuisine. The great classics of French cuisine are celebrated there, alongside signature dishes from Alsace or inspirations from the world over.

Testimonials

The condition of the lab and the material are excellent! Never seen before. The teaching is excellent too. Thanks to all!

from Germany

Thank you for the amazing organisation and the opportunity to come.

from Belgium

Very useful tips and tricks on surgical techniques for endonasal skull base surgery!

from Ukrain

Everything went well, organisation, sessions, a high quality! I learnt a lot!

from Germany

Very good experience in the endoscopy, I learnt a lot.

from Germany

Best course I have ever visited

from Finland

Wonderful time. A lot of time to dissect. I would recommend this course.

from Germany