47th Nijmegen Annual Ear Surgery Course
Place : Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre / Netherlands
Date : 27/02/2012 - 02/03/2012
Contact Information : m.tijmensen@kno.umcn.nl
Two classes of dissection courses a) Based on Temporal Bones and b) Based on 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 four 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.
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.
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”.

Scientific Program:
Sunday, February 26th
 19.00  Registration & welcome reception in Hotel Mercure

Monday, February 27th
 8.00 - 10.00  Scientific sessions: Pathology of Chronic Ear Disease & Audiology
 10.15 - 12.15  Televised surgery
 12.15 - 12.45  Lecture: 3D Temporal Bone Anatomy
 12.45 - 13.30  Lunch
 13.30 - 16.00  Temporal Bone Dissection
 16.30 - 18.00  Lectures: Imaging of the Temporal Bone & OtoQuiz
 18.45  Dinner

Tuesday, February 28th
 8.00 - 10.00  Scientific sessions:
 Techniques for Removal of Chronic Ear Disease
 10.15 - 12.15  Televised surgery
 12.15 - 12.45  Lecture: Myringoplasty
 12.45 - 13.30  Lunch
 13.30 - 16.00  Temporal Bone Dissection
 16.30  Lectures: Subtotal Petrosectomy & Panel on results 2011

Wednesday, February 29th
 8.00 - 10.00  Scientific session: Reconstruction of the Middle Ear
 10.15 - 12.15  Televised surgery
 12.15 - 12.45  Course photograph
 12.45 - 13.30  Lunch
 13.30 - 16.15  Temporal Bone Dissection
 18.45 - 19.45  29th William F.B. Brinkman lecture
 19.45  Buffet

Thursday, March 1st
 8.00 - 10.00  Scientific sessions: Implants and Neurotology
 10.15 - 12.15  Televised surgery
 12.15 - 12.45  Lecture: Vestibular schwannomas
 12.45 - 13.30  Lunch
 13.30 - 17.00  Temporal Bone Dissection
 16.30 - 17.30  Panel on otoneurology
 18.45  Course dinner

Friday, March 2nd
 8.00 - 10.00  Scientific sessions: BAHA & Capita selecta
 10.15 - 12.15  Televised surgery
 12.15 - 12.20  Closing remarks
 12.20  Picnic lunch
 12.30  Coach service to railway station and hotel

Lectures on
  • Anatomy and pathophysiology of ear disease.
  • Otosclerosis and tympanosclerosis.
  • Tympanoplasty and reconstructive techniques, including allografts and biomaterials.
  • Surgical treatment of ear disease by open and closed techniques.
  • Postoperative care and complications.
  • Neuro-otology.
  • Facial nerve problems.
  • Cochlear implants, implantable hearing aids and bone anchored hearing aids.

  • Televised surgery (on large screen television) from two operation theatres, with discussion.
  • Temporal bone exercises.

Panel discussions on
  • Radiology and OtoQuiz.
  • Last years results.
  • Otoneurology.

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