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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 a.m.-4 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
  • Course Information

Register Online

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

 

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.

Spinal Surgery

PASE/NASS: Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Spine

Friday, October 12, 2018 and  Saturday, October 13, 2018
7:30 a.m.-3 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

Considerations in Cervical and Lumbar Spine Surgery

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 Information
Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery

 

Facial Rejuvenation


Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Monday, September 24, 2018
7 a.m.-3 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 Information
Otolaryngology/ENT

 

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 Information

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 Information

2019 CME Workshops

Cardiac

Cardiac Surgery Symposium

February 9, 2019
Course Co-Directors: A. Howe, N.P., M. Cunningham, N.P.

Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery

Fundamentals of Brow and Facelifting

February 16 -18, 2019
Course Co-Directors: D.Holck, M.D., G. Branham, M.D., A. Wulc, M.D., F. Papay, M.D.

Master Techniques in  Periorbital Aesthetic Surgery and Rejuvenation Techniques

July 19 - 21, 2019
Course Co-Directors: J. Holds, M.D., M. Hartstein, M.D.

11th Annual Hair Transplant 360 Cadaver Workshop  & FUE Hands-On Workshop

August 2 - 4, 2019
Course Co-Directors: S. Lam, M.D., E. Karamanovski, M.D.

Masters Workshop: Advanced Flaps and Aesthetic Facial Reconstruction

August 23 - 25, 2019
Course Co-Directors: S. Fosko, M.D., D. Holck, M.D., I. Maher, M.D.

Facial Rejuvenation in Depth with the Masters

September 21 -23, 2019
Course Director: L. M. Nayak, M.D.

Foot and Ankle
 

Techniques in Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery- a hands on cadaver workshop for Podiatric Surgeons

April 26 - 27, 2019
Course Director:H. John Visser, DPM, FACFAS

 

Emergency Skills
ER Skills

September 5 - 6, 2019
Course Director: D. Tan, M.D.

ENT/Otolaryngology

Master Techniques in Periorbital Aesthetic Surgery and Rejuvenation Techniques 

July 19 - 21, 2019
Course Co-Directors: J. Holds, M.D., M. Hartstein, M.D.

Gynecology
Advanced Retroperitoneal Anatomy of the Pelvis with Focus on Pelvic Neuroanatomy and Complication Prevention in Minimally Invasive Surgery in Endometriosis, Urogynecology and Oncology" a hands-on cadaver workshop

June 18-22, 2019
Course Co-Directors: N. Lemos, M.D., A. Balica, M.D., E. Campian, M.D.

Spine Surgery

12th Annual Cervical Spine Research Society Hands-on Cadaver Course 

May 2 - 4, 2019
Course Co-Directors: V. Traynelis, M.D. R. Sasso, M.D.

Neurosurgery

Surgical Approaches to Skull Base

April 10 - 12, 2019
Course Co-Directors: P. Kadri, M.D., O. Al-Mefty, M.D.

Department of Neurosurgery Ventricular and Skull Base Endoscopy Course for Neurosurgeons: Hands on Cadaver Course

May 30 - June 2, 2019
Course Director: S. Elbabaa, M.D.

Microsurgery of Aneurysms: Recent Advances

November 6 - 9, 2019
Course Director: A.Krisht, M.D.