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StartingJanuary 24, 2019
EndingJanuary 27, 2019
LocationDoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
1707 Fourth Street-Marquee Ballroom
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Course Directors

Daniel F. Kelly, MD
Director, Pacific Neuroscience Institute
Director, Brain Tumor Center and Pituitary
Disorders Center
Professor of Neurosurgery
John Wayne Cancer Institute at
Providence Saint John's Health Center
Santa Monica, California

Garni Barkhoudarian, MD
Director, Adult Hydrocephalus Center & Facial Pain Center
Co‐Director, Pituitary Disorders Center, PNI
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
John Wayne Cancer Institute at
Providence Saint John's Health Center
Santa Monica, California

Ricardo L. Carrau, MD
Department of Otolaryngology‐Head and Neck Surgery
Columbus, Ohio

Daniel M. Prevedello, MD
Department of Neurological Surgery
Columbus, Ohio

Guest Faculty

Ivan El-Sayed, MD, FACS
Department of Otolaryngology ‐ Head and Neck Surgery
Director, Otolaryngology Center for Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Juan C. Fernandez‐Miranda, MD, FACS
Professor of Neurosurgery
Surgical Director, Brain Tumor Center
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California

Amin B. Kassam, MD
Chief Scientific Strategist, AdvocateAurora Health
Vice President, Neurosciences
Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery
AdvocateAurora Health Care
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Kris. S. Moe, MD, FACS
Professor and Chief
Division of Facial Plastic Surgery
Departments of Otolaryngology & Neurological Surgery
Chief of Otolaryngology'Head & Neck Surgery
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington

Professor Charles Teo, AM, MBBS, FRACS
Centre For Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
Sydney, Australia

Faculty - Pacific Neuroscience Institute

Achal Singh Achrol, MD
Director, Neurovascular Surgery and Neurocritical Care
Stroke & Aneurysm Center, PNI
Chief, Glioma Surgery Program
John Wayne Cancer Institute

Pejman Cohan, MD
Endocrinologist, Pituitary Disorders Center, PNI
Associate Professor of Medicine
UCLA School of Medicine

Chester F. Griffiths, MD, FACS
Director, Eye, Ear & Skull Base Center
Head & Neck Surgery and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, PNI
Chief of Endoscopic Sinonasal and Skullbase Surgery
John Wayne Cancer Institute at
Providence Saint John's Health Center

Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD, FANA, FAAN
Director of Neuro-oncology, PNI
Chair and Professor
Department of Translational
Neurosciences and Neurotherapeutics
John Wayne Cancer Institute at
Providence Saint John's Health Center

Howard R. Krauss, MD
Director, Eye, Ear & Skull Base Center

Walavan Sivakumar, MD
Director of Neurosurgery, PNI South Bay
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center
Neurosurgery, Providence Saint John's Health Center

Robert Wollman, MD
Radiation Oncologist, PNI
Medical Director
Vasek Polak Radiation Oncology Department
Providence Saint John's Health Center

Target AudienceNeurosurgeons, otolaryngologists/ENT/rhinologists, plastic surgeons, and neuro-ophthalmologists/ophthalmologists with some prior experience in endoscopic and keyhole surgery who want to expand their repertoire and capabilities.
TopicsOne month before the course, we will provide all registered participants with the following lectures in a video format. Participants will be responsible to watch these videos and be familiar with the material. The course will start at a level that assumes familiarity with the concepts exposed in the videos.

Pre-course Principles of Expanded Endoscopic Endonasal Approaches

Pre-course The Sinonasal Corridor

Pre-course Anatomy of the Sinonasal Tract & Skull Base (Extradural)

Pre-course Anatomy of the Cranial Nerves and Cerebral Circulation (Extradural)

Pre-course Reconstruction of the Skull Base: From Free Grafting to Vascularized Flaps

Pre-course Sagittal Plane EEA Modules I: Trans-sellar, Trans-planum, and Trans-cribiform

Pre-course Practical Approach to Imaging of the Cranial Base

Pre-course Endovascular Approach: How I can get you out of trouble (even deep, deep, deep...trouble)

Pre-course Sagittal Plane Modules II: Trans-clival, Trans-odontoid

Pre-course Trans-orbital Endonasal Approaches

Pre-course Endoscopic Anterior Skull Base Resection for Sinonasal Malignancy: Principles and Outcomes

Pre-course Anatomical Basis for the Transpterygoid Approaches

Pre-course Coronal Plane Modules

Pre-course Supraorbital Eyebrow Craniotomy

Pre-course Trans-falcine Gravity-Assisted Craniotomy

Pre-course Supracerebellar Trans-tentorial Gravity-Assisted Craniotomy

In addition, we will provide copies of the prosection videos, a dissection manual in .pdf format, and references. We encourage the participants to go over this material before the course.
This course will provide an extensive immersion in advanced endonasal and transcranial keyhole surgical techniques using didactic and 3D anatomical lectures, cadaveric dissections, and a live surgery on Day 1. The course faculty are highly experienced and recognized world-experts in minimally invasive endoscopic and keyhole surgery. The course emphasis will be on: patient and approach selection, surgical judgement, anatomical awareness, technical nuances, complication avoidance, maintaining quality of life and optimizing clinical outcomes. Specific approaches discussed and performed in the lab will include: endoscopic endonasal route including extended approach variations, supraorbital eyebrow craniotomy, mini-pterional craniotomy, gravity-assisted trans-falcine and trans-tentorial endoscopic approaches and the retromastoid route. A team approach involving neurosurgery, otolaryngology and neuro-ophthalmology will be stressed as well as collaboration with neuro-oncology, endocrinology and radiation oncology. A portion of Day 3 will have parallel sessions on keyhole surgery for neurosurgeons, and endonasal approaches for ENTs/ophthalmologists.

The course comprises:

1. Pre-course video-lectures addressing the basic principles of endoscopic skull base surgery, anatomy of the sinonasal tract and skull base, supraorbital eyebrow craniotomy, trans-falcine gravity-assisted craniotomy, supracerebellar trans-tentorial gravity assisted craniotomy and basic surgical technique and instrumentation. These will be provided to registered participants one month prior to the course, as the program will start at a level that presumes familiarity with these principles.

2. Anatomical prosections (videos will be provided one month prior to the course).

3. Laminated dissection manual (a digital version will be provided one month prior to the course)

4. Sequence of complementary didactic lectures, round tables and panel discussions (open format with

audience participation), 3-D anatomical reviews and hands-on cadaveric dissection.

5. Live surgery will be transmitted directly to the auditorium where the participants may interact with the

surgeons and other members of the faculty.
Objectives At the conclusion of this activity, learners should be able to:

1) Gain an advanced understanding of when and how to utilize endonasal endoscopic and keyhole transcranial approaches

2) Understand and gain experience with endoscopic-assisted keyhole surgery via the supraorbital, mini-pterional, gravity-assisted (trans-falcine and sitting supracerebellar trans-tentorial) and retromastoid approaches

3) Understand the essential instrumentation and ancillary services essential for safe endoscopic endonasal and transcranial keyhole surgery

4) Understand methods of skull base reconstruction and avoidance of CSF leaks and meningitis

5) Understand methods of complication avoidance in endonasal endoscopic and keyhole surgery approaches
For more information
please contact
Pat Fitzwater
Phone: (805) 300-9154
Email: pat@academiceventmanagement.com
Refunds Cancellations must be received in writing by December 1, 2018 and will be subject to a $500 processing fee. No refunds will be given after that date. Academic Event Management reserves the right to cancel, discontinue or reschedule this program at any time and will assume no financial obligation to the registrants in the event of a cancellation. In case of cancellation, registration fees will be refunded in full.
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Notes Course Location & Hotel Accommodations:

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
1707 Fourth Street-Marquee Ballroom
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-395-3332 Fax 310-458-6493

For hotel reservations, call 1-800-222-8733 and mention group code: STJ to get a special rate of $219.00 per night plus taxes for a single, $249.00 per night plus taxes for a double. Cut off to get the special rate is January 4, 2019. Discounted day valet parking is $16.00 flat rate. Discounted overnight valet parking is $28.00. Self-parking is not available.

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Local Airport

Los Angeles International (LAX)

Directions From LAX to DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica

From LAX -Take Century Blvd to I-405 North to I-10 West. Exit at 4th Street and turn left. The hotel is at the corner of I-10 and 4th Street.

Distance from the hotel: 9 miles

Drive time: 30 min

Airport Transport Options

Taxi: $40.00 USD approx..

DoubleTree does not offer airport shuttle service


Business Casual. You are welcome to bring your own scrubs. We will provide disposable gowns for the lab portion.

Dress warmly, as rooms must be kept at 60° F.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Academic Event Management seeks to make sure this conference is accessible to all. If you have a disability that might require special accommodations, please contact Pat Fitzwater at 805-300-9154.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Outfitters, LLC and Academic Event Management. CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All amounts are in USD

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$3,000.00 Lab
$5,000.00 Team of Two
$1,500.00 Didactic Only
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