Training Courses

Innovations in Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery

Hands-on Course, Live Surgery & Immersive 3D Lectures

AUGUST 10-13, 2022 at Stanford Medicine Campus

in the heart of California's Silicon Valley

General Registration will be open on Saturday, May 21st.

Course Directors

  • Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, MD
  • Peter H. Hwang, MD
  • Zara M. Patel, MD
  • Jayakar V. Nayak, MD

Registration

For registration inquiries & reservations please email Jennie Rivera Visitacion.
Virtual attendance is available for a reduced fee and selected events.

Schedule

Day 1: "Pituitary & Cavernous Sinus", August 10, 2022

LOCATIONS: Berg Hall, LKSC (Lectures); Clinical Anatomy Lab, CCSR (Hands-on)

  • 7:30-8:00am: Registration, Breakfast & Exhibit
  • 8:00-8:30am: "Endoscopic endonasal surgery: the maturation of a generational shift",  Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD
  • 8:30-9:00am: "From ESS to EEA: The Sinonasal Corridor", Peter Hwang, MD
  • 9:00-9:30am: "Sinonasal Quality of Life after Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery", Zara Patel, MD
  • 9:30-10:00am: "3D Surgical Anatomy & Video Illustrations– Sellar and Cavernous Sinus Region", Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD
  • 10:00-10:30am: Snacks and Exhibit. Transfer from Lecture Room to Lab
  • 10:30-11:00am: "Prosection: Approach to Sella and Nasoseptal Flap", Stanford Team
  • 11:00am-12:30pm: Hands-on Session 1: "Approach to Sella and Nasoseptal Flap", All Faculty
    Transfer from Lab to Lecture Room
  • 12:30-1:00pm: Lunch & Exhibit 
  • 1:00-1:30pm: Lunch Lecture: "Cavernous sinus invasion by adenomas — The Stanford experience",  Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD / Karam Asmaro, MD
  • 1:30- 2:00pm: "Transpterygoid approach: Technical and Functional Implications", Eric Wang, MD
  • 2:00-2:30pm: "Complex Pituitary Surgery: Techniques & Outcomes", Paul Gardner, MD
  • 2:30-3:00pm: Coffee & Exhibit. Transfer from Lecture Room to Lab
  • 3:00-3:30pm: "Prosection: Transpterygoid/Transcavernous", UPMC Team
  • 3:30-5:00pm: Hands-on Session 2: "Transpterygoid/Transcavernous",  All Faculty
  • 5:00pm:  AFTERNOON PROGRAM ADJOURNMENT. LOCATION: Sheraton Hotel
  • 6:30pm: EVENING PROGRAM: RECEPTION (Registrants Only Please)
  • 7:00pm: Dinner 
  • 8:00pm: Dinner Lecture: "Ruminations of a Rhinotillexomaniac: Origins and evolution of endoscopic endonasal surgery", Carl Snyderman, MD
  • 9:00pm: EVENING PROGRAM ADJOURNMENT

Day 2: "Live Surgery & Upper Central Skull Base", August 11, 2022

LOCATIONS: Berg Hall, LKSC (Lectures); Clinical Anatomy Lab, CCSR (Hands-on)

  • 7:30-8:00am: Breakfast & Exhibit
  • 8:00-8:30am: OR setup, Equipment and Instrumentation, Stanford Team
  • 8:30-9:00am: "Flying with the Skull Base Neurosurgeon: Training & Learning Curve", Carl Snyderman, MD / Eric Wang, MD
  • 9:00-9:15am: Live Surgery Case/s Presentation, Stanford Team
  • 9:15-10:30am: Live Surgery Case/s Commentary: Sinonasal/Skull Base Approach, UPMC & Stanford Teams
  • 10:30-11:00am: Snacks and Exhibit 
  • 11:00am-12:30pm Live Surgery Case/s Commentary: Tumor Resection, UPMC & Stanford Teams
  • 12:30-1:00pm: Lunch & Exhibit
  • 1:00-1:30pm: Lunch Lecture: "Craniopharyngiomas & Suprasellar Meningiomas: Indications & Outcomes", Paul Gardner, MD
  • 1:30-2:00pm: "3D Surgical Anatomy & Video Illustrations - Suprasellar and Retrochiasmatic regions - pituitary transposition techniques", Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD
    Transfer from Lecture Room to Lab 
  • 2:15-2:45pm: "Prosection: Suprasellar, retrochiasmatic, pituitary transposition",  UPMC Team
  • 2:45-5:30pm: Hands-on Session 3: "Suprasellar, retrochiasmatic, pituitary transposition",  All Faculty
  • 5:30pm: AFTERNOON PROGRAM ADJOURNMENT

Day 3: "Lower Central Skull Base", August 12, 2022

LOCATIONS: Berg Hall, LKSC (Lectures); Clinical Anatomy Lab, CCSR (Hands-on)

  • 7:30-8:00pm: Breakfast & Exhibit
  • 8:00-8:45am: "Chordomas, chondrosarcomas, petroclival meningiomas and others: Indications & Outcomes", Paul Gardner, MD
  • 8:45-9:30am: "3D Surgical Anatomy & Video Illustrations – Foramen Lacerum and Petroclival region", Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD
  • 9:30-10:00am: "Endovascular applications in Skull Base Surgery: BTO, Stents and Embolization", Robert Dodd, MD
  • 10:00-10:30am: Snacks & Exhibit 
  • Transfer from Lecture Room to Lab 
  • 10:30-11:00am: "Prosection: transclival, translacerum, petrous apex", Stanford Team
  • 11:00am-12:30pm: "Hands-on Session 4: transclival, translacerum, petrous apex", All Faculty
    Transfer from Lab to Lecture Room
  • 12:30-1:00pm: Lunch & Exhibit 
  • 1:00-1:30pm: Lunch Lecture: "Transmaxillary approaches, Angiofibromas and Contralateral approaches — Techniques & Indications", Carl Snyderman, MD / Eric Wang, MD
  • 1:30-2:00pm: "Foramen Magnum and Odontoidectomy: Technique & Outcomes", Paul Gardner, MD
    Transfer from Lecture Room to Lab 
  • 2:00-2:30pm: "Complex Skull Base Reconstructions: Lateral Nasal Wall Flap and Temporo-Parietal Flap Reconstruction", Jayakar Nayak, MD
  • 2:45-3:15pm: "Prosection: Lateral Nasal Wall Flap and Temporo-Parietal Flap Reconstruction", Stanford Team 
  • "Prosection: Transmaxillary approach & Odontoidectomy",  UPMC Team 
  • 3:15-5:00pm: Hands-on Session 5: "Lateral Nasal Wall Flap and Temporo-Parietal Flap Reconstruction; Transmaxillary approach & Odontoidectomy",  All Faculty 
  • 5:00pm: AFTERNOON PROGRAM ADJOURNMENT
  • 6:30pm: Transportation for Course Banquet
    LOCATION: TBD
  • 7:00pm: COURSE BANQUET (Registrants Only Please)
  • 10:00pm: Transportation Departs Course Banquet

Day 4: "Anterior Skull Base & Complications", August 13, 2022

LOCATIONS: Berg Hall, LKSC (Lectures); Clinical Anatomy Lab, CCSR (Hands-on)

  • 8:00-8:30am: Breakfast & Exhibit
  • 8:30-9:00am: "Sinonasal Malignancies", Peter Hwang, MD
  • 9:00-9:30am: "3D Surgical Anatomy & Video Illustrations – Anterior Skull Base", Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD
  • 10:00-10:30am: "Combined Transcranial/Endonasal with Pericranial Flap Reconstruction", Carl Snyderman, MD / Eric Wang, MD
  • 10:30-11:00am: Snacks & Exhibit 
  • Transfer from Lecture Room to Lab 
  • 11:00-11:30am: "Prosection: Anterior Craniofacial Resection & Pericranial Flap", UPMC Team
  • 11:30am-1:00pm: Hands-on Session 6: "Anterior Craniofacial Resection & Pericranial Flap",  All Faculty
    Transfer from Lab to Lecture Room
  • 1:15-2:00pm: Lunch Lecture & Discussion "Our worst CSF leak complications: lessons learned and the way forward",  UPMC & Stanford Teams
  • 2:00-2:30pm: "Vascular Complications and UPMC Protocol for Carotid Artery Injury",  Paul Gardner, MD & Carl Snyderman, MD
  • 2:30-3:00pm: "Multicorridor Skull Base Surgery: 6+1 Skull Base Approaches",  Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD
  • 3:00-3:30pm: Coffee & Exhibit
    Transfer from Lecture Room to Lab 
  • 3:30-5:00pm:  Hands-on Session 7: "Design your own approach!",  All Faculty
  • 5:00pm: COURSE ADJOURNMENT

Course Director & Faculty

Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery

Course Director, Co-Director, Stanford Skull Base Surgery Program

Course Director, Director of Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Co-Director of Clinical Instructorship in Rhinology & Advanced Sinus Surgery

Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery

Course Director, Vice Chair, Chief of Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Course Director, Co-Director of Clinical Instructorship in Rhinology & Advanced Sinus Surgery

Associate Professor of Neursurgery, of Radiology and, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery

Invited Guests: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Faculty

Paul A. Gardner, MD 

Professor, Departments of Neurological Surgery and Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Carl H. Snyderman, MD, MBA

Professor, Departments of Otolaryngology and Neurological Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Eric W. Wang, MD 

Professor, Departments of Otolaryngology, Neurological Surgery and Ophthalmology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine