Our 2023 course was a great success!
Surgery to repair craniosynostosis — including cranial vault remodeling, fronto-orbital advancement (FOA), and endoscopic suturectomy — requires practical experience with complex anatomy and tools. The rarity of the condition and infrequent exposure during residency, compounded by a lack of cadaveric teaching tools, limits extraoperative training. This symposium combines didactic lectures with a hands-on experience using state-of-the-art 3D-printed models created from scans of actual patients, creating a unique and innovative opportunity for neurosurgeons and plastic surgeons to gain valuable experience practicing open and endoscopic procedures. Attendees were also instructed in virtual surgical planning (VSP), which allows visualization of patient anatomy and pathology as well as the establishment of reference points prior to surgery. See 2023 Printable Brochure/Agenda The 2023 course was held at the Homer Stryker Center in Mahwah, New Jersey.
Course Directors: Caitlin Hoffman, MD, and Thomas Imahiyerobo, MD