ADVANCED TRAINING
IN OPEN AND ENDOSCOPIC NEUROSURGERY

A hands-on skull base training program in the heart of downtown Chicago, Illinois

Preliminary Agenda

This comprehensive, 3-day course is designed for both novice and experienced surgeons, residents and fellows. Dr. James Chandler and the Skull Base team will teach by didactic presentations, 3D and VR anatomy demonstrations and guided cadaveric dissection.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Review the surgical approaches (open and endoscopic) for complex, skull base pathologies.

  • Recognize the advantages of a team-based approach for managing pre-, peri- and postoperative skull base pathologies.

  • Demonstrate proficient endoscopic instrument handling and performing standard open skull base approaches.

Target Audience

Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology residents, fellows, and attendings.

Accreditation Statement
The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for an estimated maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Friday, June 23, 2023

 

7:00 am   Breakfast and Registration

 

7:15 am   Welcome/Course Overview

                James P. Chandler, MD

7:30 am   3D Anatomy

                Michael Walsh, MD

8:00 am   Endoscopic Endonasal Sellar with Nasoseptal Flap

                Robert C. Kern, MD

8:30 am   LAB: Endoscopic Dissection

​10:00 am Endoscopic Anterior Cranial Base Resection: Suprasellar Approach

                 David B. Conley, MD

10:30 am LAB: Endoscopic Dissection

 

12:00 pm Lunch with Case Presentations

 

1:00 pm   3D Anatomy

                 Michael Walsh, MD

1:30 pm   Endoscopic Endonasal Transpterygoid/Transmaxillary Approach to the Middle Cranial Fossa

                Jean Anderson Eloy, MD, FACS, FARS and Robert C. Kern, MD

2:00 pm   LAB: Endoscopic Dissection

3:30 pm  Endoscopic Endonasal Transclival Approach 

                 Stephen T. Magill, MD, PhD

4:00 pm   LAB: Endoscopic Dissection

 

5:30 pm   Review and Adjournment

 

7:00 pm   Dinner with Faculty and Participants

 

Saturday, June 24, 2023

 

7:00 am   Breakfast, 3-D Device Set Up

 

7:30 am   3D Anatomy

                Michael Walsh, MD

8:00 am   Transcranial Suprasellar Approaches

                 Osaama Khan, MD

8:30 am   LAB: Open Dissection

10:00 am Lateral Subtemporal Approach to the Middle Cranial Fossa

                 Alan G. Micco, MD, and Timothy R. Smith, MD, PhD, MPH

12:00 pm Lunch with Case Presentations

 

1:00 pm   3D Anatomy

                 Michael Walsh, MD and David B. Conley, MD

1:30 pm   Anterior Cranial Base Resection: Subfrontal Approach with Pericranial Flap

                 James P. Chandler, MD

2:00 pm   LAB: Open Dissection

3:30 pm   Transpetrosal/Far Lateral Approach to the Clivus

                 Omar Arnaout, MD

4:00 pm   LAB: Open Dissection

 

5:30 pm   Review and Adjournment

Sunday, June 25, 2023

 

8:00 am   Breakfast

 

8:30 am   3D Anatomy

                Michael Walsh, MD

8:00 am   Complication Avoidance and Management

                James P. Chandler, MD

10:00 am LAB: Open Dissection

12:00 pm  Review and Adjournment

FACULTY

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Dr. James Chandler

Skull Base Lab Director

James Chandler, MD

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Alan Micco, MD

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Dr. Robert Kern

Robert Kern, MD

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Dr. David Conley

David Conley, MD

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Dr. Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh, MD

Northwestern Medicine

Lake Forest Hospital

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Dr. Osaama H. Khan

Osaama H. Khan, MD

Northwestern Medicine Central Dupage Hospital

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Kevin C. Welch, MD

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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Stephen T. Magill, MD

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Dr. Omar Arnaout

Omar Arnaout, MD

Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Dr Jean Anderson Eloy

Jean A. Eloy, MD

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Dr. Timothy Smith

Timothy Smith, MD

Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital

FACILITIES

This 2-day course will be held at the Northwestern Medical Simulation for Advanced Surgical Education. This state-of-the-art facility employs the same instrumentation and equipment available in most operating rooms. 

Northwestern Medical Simulation

McGaw Pavilion

240 East Huron Street

Suite LC-0540

Chicago, Illinois 60611

PREVIOUS PROGRAMS

In 2019 and 2020, the Advanced Training Program was held in the Northwestern Skull Base Lab Resident Training facilities.  The response was overwhelming and as this program grows, we'll be hosting it at the Northwestern Medical Simulation to make room for more participants. 

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