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Hands-On Cadaver Workshops

Tuition for continuing medical education through Saint Louis University’s Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education program includes a continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments for scheduled breaks.

A shuttle will be provided to and from course hotels.

2018 CME Workshops

Neurosurgery

Fifth Saint Louis University Department of Neurosurgery Ventricular and Skull Base Endoscopy Course for Neurosurgeons: Hands-On Cadaver Course

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Tuesday, October 2, 2018
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Course Director: S. Elbabaa, M.D. and honored guest Henry Schroeder, M.D., Ph.D.

Location:
Pase Learning Center
3839 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
314-977-7400

This workshop has been designed to provide the neurosurgeons the opportunity to enhance their own skills in a variety of endoscopic approaches to the ventricles and the skull base. The participants will:

  • Review and perform endoscopic surgical approaches to the lateral ventricles, perform endoscopic thirs ventriculostomy, perform endoscopic placement of shunt, perform endoscopic fenestration and remove intraventricular tumors. 
  • Review and perform endoscopic surgical approaches to the anterior, lateral and posterior skull base on cadaveric specimens.
  • Learn and discuss the indications and differences between standard microsurgical and endoscopic approaches.
  • Discuss the surgical techniques and complexity of the various surgical approaches reviewed, viewing surgical videos and interacting with the world renowned experts in the field.
  • Discuss complication avoidance and management.
  • Course Postcard
  • Registration
  • Course Outline

Second Advanced Neurosurgical Techniques/Hands-on Cadaveric Approaches 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - Saturday, November 3, 2018
Chairman: Sergio Cavalheiro
(Non-CME rental) 

Location:
Pase Learning Center
3839 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
314-977-7400

Spinal Surgery

PASE/NASS: Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Spine

Friday, October 12, 2018 -  Saturday, October 13, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Course Co-Directors: J. Wang, M.D., and A. Hilibrand, M.D.

Location:
Pase Learning Center 
3839 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
314-977-7400

Complex Spine Anatomy and Instrumentation

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - Saturday, October 27, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Course Director: C. Hemmer

Location:
Pase Learning Center 
3839 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
314-977-7400

Course Objectives:

  • Perform basic interrupted suturing techniques, subcuticular and deep wound closures
  • Discuss suture and needle types and indications for use
  • Review and describe basic spinal anatomy and pathologies and significant surgical anatomy of the cervical and lumbar spine
  • Describe assessment techniques for the cervical and lumbar spine patient and perform physical exam skills in the lab
  • Review surgical approaches and fusion techniques for the cervical and lumbar spine
  • Study spinal imaging techniques and review normal and abnormal results to enhance interpretation skills
  • Perform anterior/posterior cervical and posterior lumbar decompression and fixation procedures on the cadaver specimen enhancing abilities to anticipate the needs of both the patient and surgeon
  • Participate in interactive case discussions of patients with spinal pathologies
  • Course Brochure
  • Registration
  • Course Outline
Cosmetic Surgery

Hair Transplant 360 Cadaver Workshop and FUE Hands-On Workshop


Friday, August 3, 2018 - Sunday, August 5, 2018
Course Co-Directors: S. Lam, M.D. and E. Karamanovski, M.D.

Location:
Pase Learning Center 
3839 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
314-977-7400

The FUE course carries the objective of introducing a new student to the technique of follicular unit extraction, the pearls and pitfalls, methodology, instrumentation, and patient candidacy.  In addition, an intensive hands-on component provides a basic grounding in technique that should serve a student well to become a more accomplished surgeon with ongoing practice in a clinical setting.

  • To identify when to perform and when not to perform safe hair transplant surgery.
  • To describe the medical and dermatological nature of hair loss and hair restoration.
  • To explain how to develop a practice and do ethical marketing for one’s practice.
  • To observe the competence of surgeons and assistants at these tasks using a cadaver laboratory setting.
  • To discuss and practice the technical aspects of how to perform safe and aesthetic hair restoration surgery; by demonstrating each procedure: hairline design, donor harvest, graft dissection, graft placement, FUE and eyebrow transplant, under the guidance of  experts in the field.
  • To review the current advances and thinking of where hair transplant is today and where it is going.
  • Course Brochure
  • Registration
  • Course Outlines

Facial Rejuvenation


Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Monday, September 24, 2018
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Course Director: L. M. Nayak, M.D.

Location:
Pase Learning Center 
3839 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
314-977-7400

Topics to be covered:

  • Identify and critically analyze the typical and atypical changes associated with facial aging
  • Discuss and evaluate the aesthetic and functional anatomy of the head and neck, and the interplay between the two – ie, how to maximize aesthetic results whilst preserving vital structures
  • Develop the manual skills required by practice on actual cadaver specimens so as to understand the “feel” of the multiple and varied tissue planes that exist in the human face and neck
  • Perform basic and advanced facelifting techniques on specimens, for the management of the aging lower face, using open and endoscopic approaches
  • Review and perform techniques to restore facial balance through alloplastic implants and autologous fat transfer
  • Discuss and perform surgical procedures for treatment of the aging neck
  • Course Brochure
  • Registration
  • Course Outline
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Masters Workshop: Advanced Flaps and Aesthetic Facial Reconstruction


Friday, August 24, 2018 - Sunday, August 26, 2018
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Course Co-Directors: S. Fosko, M.D.; M. Hartstein, M.D.; D. Holck, M.D.; and I. Maher, M.D.

Location:
Pase Learning Center 
3839 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
314-977-7400

Otolaryngology/ENT

Advanced Surgical Techniques for Obstructive Sleep Apnea


Thursday, September 13, 2018 - Saturday, September 15, 2018
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
September 13, 2018: Session I: Obstructive Sleep Apnea hands-on workshop for nurses/PAs
September 14 - 15, 2018: Session II: Advanced Surgical Techniques hands-on workshop for physicians and residents
Course Co-Directors: T. Huntley, M.D. and B. Gillespie, M.D.

Location:
Pase Learning Center
3839 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
314-977-7400

Course Objectives:

  • Review and discuss the mechanical and anatomical factors in various levels of the upper airway which contribute to airway collapse in OSA, and evaluate relevant surgical intervention. 
  • Discuss and perform procedures to include lateral expansion pharyngoplasty, transpalatal advancement hypoglossal nerve stimulator implantation, glossectomy, genioglossus advancement, tongue and hyoid suspension, tongue base ablation, and nasal valve surgery. Transoral robotic surgery will also be discussed.
  • Discuss proper patient selection, indications and contraindications, complications, and expected outcomes of each presented procedure.
  • Describe and understand the role of oral appliances in the treatment of sleep disordered breathing, and gain hands on experience demonstrating the fabrication and fitting of oral appliances under the guidance of our expert faculty.
  • Course Brochure 
  • Registration
  • Course Outline

Midwest Sinus Update

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Course Co-Directors: J. Brunworth, M.D., and J. Schneider, M.D.

Location:
Pase Learning Center
3839 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
314-977-7400

The Participant Will:

  • Identify and critically analyze sinonasal anatomy and their radiographic appearance
  • Recognize and identify the relationship between sinonasal diseases and functional anatomy—ie, how to maximize functional results whilst preserving vital structures.
  • Develop the manual skills required by practice on cadaver specimens so as to understand the “feel” of the multiple and varied sinonasal procedures
  • Demonstrate the surgical procedure using the endoscope performing sinus surgery and debridement under the guidance of expert faculty
  • Discuss medical treatment options for sinonasal diseases
  • Discuss proper indications, surgical management and complication avoidance for endoscopic sinus surgery.
  • Course Brochure
  • Registration
  • Course Outline

Craniofacial Surgery and Transfacial Approaches to the Skull Base

Friday, November 30, 2018 - Sunday, December 2, 2018
Midas Rex Course: Nov. 30, 2018
Course Co-Directors: J. Goodrich, M.D., and D. Staffenberg, M.D.

Location:
Pase Learning Center
3839 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
314-977-7400

The Participant Will:

  • Evaluate current concepts in craniofacial surgery
  • Perform surgical skills for transfacial and craniofacial approaches and techniques
  • Review and discuss complicated procedures in craniofacial and transfacial surgery
  • Perform to enhance skills for endoscopic approaches to the skull base
  • Demonstrate instrumentation skills in bone dissection work
  • Use advanced power instrumentation and various plating systems for fixation during the hands on session.
  • Course Brochure
  • Registration
  • Course Outline
Emergency Skills

ER Skills

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - Friday, August 17, 2018
7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Course Director: D. Tan, M.D.

Location: 
Pase Learning Center 
3839 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
314-977-7400