Temporal Bone Dissection

Surgery and surgeons require a profound knowledge of anatomy. It is common sense to have mandatory training in an anatomy laboratory. Generations of surgeons have confirmed that learning process in an anatomy laboratory improves performances in the operating room for both juniors and seniors. It is a common fact that teaching and training on cadaver specimens are not easily done, and even impossible in many centers and many countries.

There are centers of excellence try to develop as well as they can anatomy dissection courses on temporal bone. Only a few of them are privileged to be allowed to collect great amount of cadaver specimens.

Politzer Society Board of Directors has decided for the Society to be an International platform for listing the calendar and organization of the different temporal bone and skull base dissection courses, especially those using heads from fresh cadavers allowing to study skull base and neurotologic surgery.
The goal is to support them by listing the Courses in the website and also announcing them through the Forum as well as by the newsletter. Soon there will also more information available the material, techniques and may be the manuals.

In regard to this policy The Board of Directors recently declared that the Temporal Bone Dissection Courses achieving the regulations* will be announced as "Politzer Approved" and the courses will have the privilege of using "Politzer Approved" logo in their announcements.

The Anatomy Dissection Courses being held REGULARLY around the world will take place here. New agendas will also be announced through the forums and by the newsletter. There will also be a topic of discussion on Dissection Courses in the Forum. The Courses listed here will use the Politzer Society logo in their announcements.

* Regulations for Politzer Approved Temporal Bone Dissection Courses

Description:
Two classes of dissection courses based on a) temporal bones and b) cadaver heads are supported.

Basic facilities:
The dissections should be held on full cadaveric heads. Using fresh cadavers are preferable. The ventilation system should be effective for long term dissection.

Microscopes should be equipped with secondary oculars to allow the second participant and the tutor to observe the dissection. The drill systems, and microsurgical instruments should be sufficiently delivered.

There should be one main dissection system established for the tutor, equipped with video cameras and having confection with a projector to make demonstrations and to guide.

Application and practice:
Two trainees per head are allowed. One advisor for six participants should be maintained.

To demonstrate the vascular structures of the skull base the use of colored silicones is advised.

The course should be supported with the lectures based on the application of anatomical knowledge to clinical practice.

Broadcasting:
The course videos should be connected with the videoconference systems for broadcasting online to remote points where other countries could also remotely attend. This can either be established by using professional videoconferencing systems using SDSL connections or through Internet by using ADSL connections.

Acknowledge:
The courses should be declared to Politzer Society at least 3 months in advance by also indicating the date, time and type of broadcasting activity.

The Courses announced due to the regulations published by Politzer Society will be advertised through the website, discussion forum, newsletter of the Society and will be acknowledged as "Politzer Approved".

Temporal Bone Dissection
"Politzer Approved" Temporal Bone Dissection / Cadaver Courses:

Otology, Skull Base and Auditory Implants and Endoscopic Dissection Course
Place : Otology, Auditory Implants And Skull Base Surgery Department Pitié-Salpetrière Hospital - France
21/06/2017 - 23/06/2017 details »



Temporal Bone Dissection Course Calendar:
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Previous Temporal Bone Dissection
The 6th Antwerp Bony Obliteration Tympanoplasty - BOT Course
Place : Antwerp - Belgium
23/11/2016 - 25/11/2016 details »
Otology, Skull Base And Auditory Implants Dissection Course
Place : Pitié-Salpetrière Hospital – Paris - France
28/06/2016 - 30/06/2016 details »
The 1st London Advanced Middle Ear Course (Annual)
Place : Kings College London School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Guy’s Campus, London, UK. - United Arab Emirates
16/06/2016 - 17/06/2016 details »
The 8th London Temporal Bone Course (Annual)
Place : Kings College London School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Guy’s Campus, London, UK - United Kingdom
13/06/2016 - 15/06/2016 details »
The 5th Antwerp Bony Obliteration Tympanoplasty - BOT Course
Place : Antwerp - Belgium
13/04/2016 - 15/04/2016 details »
Temporal Bone Dissection - Annual
Place : ORL Department, University Hospital of Novi Sad, Serbia / Serbia and Montenegro - Serbia and Montenegro
10/12/2015 - 11/12/2015 details »
23rd Kyoto University Temporal Bone Dissection Course
Place : Kyoto University - Japan
08/12/2015 - 11/12/2015 details »
The 4th Antwerp Bony Obliteration Tympanoplasty – BOT Course
Place : Antwerp - Belgium
25/11/2015 - 27/11/2015 details »
Temporal Bone Dissection Course - ORL-BAL International
Place : Institute of Pathology, University of Basel - Switzerland - Switzerland
24/09/2015 - 25/09/2015 details »
The 16th course in Microsurgery of Temporal Bone & Cochlear Implant
Place : Bordeaux - France
15/09/2015 - 18/09/2015 details »
The 3rd Antwerp Bony Obliteration Tympanoplasty - BOT Course
Place : Antwerp - Belgium
01/04/2015 - 03/04/2015 details »
14th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in children
Place : Nashville, Tennessee - United States
11/12/2014 - 13/12/2014 details »
21th Temporal Bone Dissection Course
Place : Kyoto University - Japan
02/12/2014 - 04/12/2014 details »
115. Microsurgery of the Ear and Temporal Bone Dissection
Place : Instituto de Otología García-Ibáñez - Spain
12/11/2014 - 14/11/2014 details »
The 2nd Antwerp Bony Obliteration Tympanoplasty – BOT Course
Place : Antwerp - Belgium
05/11/2014 - 07/11/2014 details »
Advanced Temporal Bone Surgery Course
Place : Cuschieri Skills Centre, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland - United Kingdom
27/10/2014 - 29/10/2014 details »
79th Temporal Bone Dissection Course adn 8th Annual Michael E. Glasscock, III, Lectureship
Place : Nashville, Tennessee - United States
23/10/2014 - 25/10/2014 details »
International Paediatric Temporal Bone Course
Place : Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto Surgical Skills Centre - Canada - Canada
14/10/2014 - 15/10/2014 details »
20th Temporal Bone Dissection Course
Place : Kyoto University - Japan
01/07/2014 - 04/07/2014 details »
The 1st Antwerp Bony Obliteration Tympanoplasty – BOT Course
Place : Antwerp - Belgium
04/06/2014 - 06/06/2014 details »
Temporal Bone Dissection Course - Hands on Course on Fresh Frozen Cadavers
Place : Vienna - Austria
30/05/2014 - 01/06/2014 details »
Temporal Bone Course
Place : Institute of Pathology, University of Basel - Switzerland
19/12/2013 - 20/12/2013 details »
19th Temporal Bone Dissection Course
Place : Kyoto University - Japan
10/12/2013 - 13/12/2013 details »
Advanced Temporal Bone Surgery Course
Place : Scotland - United Kingdom
28/10/2013 - 30/10/2013 details »
78th Temporal Bone Dissection Course and 7th Annual Michael E. Glasscock, III, Lectureship
Place : Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville Tennessee - United States
10/10/2013 - 12/10/2013 details »
Paediatric Temporal Bone Course
Place : Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto Surgical Skills Centre - Canada
21/08/2013 - 23/08/2013 details »
Middle Ear Live Surgery
Place : Hospital Madrid - Sanchinarro - Spain
01/03/2013 - 02/03/2013 details »
17thTemporal Bone Dissection Course
Place : Kyoto University - Japan
18/12/2012 - 21/12/2012 details »
62. Temporal Bone Dissection Courses
Place : Barcelona - Spain
05/11/2012 - 06/11/2012 details »
Course of Otology & Neurotology Surgery
Place : Famene - Brazil
26/07/2012 - 28/07/2012 details »
2. Temporal Bone Dissection Course
Place : Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty Department of Anatomy - Turkey
13/04/2012 - 14/04/2012 details »
47th Nijmegen Annual Ear Surgery Course
Place : Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre - Netherlands
27/02/2012 - 02/03/2012 details »
Temporal Bone Cadaver Dissection Course
Place : Istanbul, Marmara University - Turkey
17/02/2012 - 18/02/2012 details »
Temporal Bone Dissection - Annual
Place : ORL Department, University Hospital of Novi Sad, Serbia - Serbia and Montenegro
02/12/2011 - 03/12/2013 details »
Advanced Temporal Bone Surgery Course
Place : University of Dundee - United Kingdom
26/10/2011 - 28/10/2011 details »
Temporal Bone Dissection
Place : University of TorontoHospital for Sick Children - Canada
04/10/2011 - 07/10/2011 details »
Course of Otology & Neurotology Surgery
Place : Universidade de Sao Paulo - Brazil
28/07/2011 - 30/07/2011 details »
46th Annual Postgraduate Course in Ear Surgery
Place : Department of Otorhinolaryngology University of Nijmegen - Netherlands
28/02/2011 - 04/03/2011 details »
18. Istanbul Masterclass Symposium
Place : Istanbul University - Turkey
15/11/2010 - 18/11/2010 details »