Endoscopic and Open Surgical Approaches for Craniosynostosis: A Practical Course in Endoscopic, Open, and Virtual Surgical Planning Skills

2023 Course Coming in October; Registration Opening Soon

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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 will also be 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. 

Attire is casual. Scrubs are acceptable, but will not be provided, so please bring or wear your own if you'd like. Protective gowns will be supplied. The course will be held at Homer Stryker Center; 325 Corporate Drive in Mahwah, New Jersey. This course is not accredited for CME.

Course Directors: Caitlin Hoffman, MD, and Thomas Imahiyerobo, MD

The 2020 course was presented via Zoom, with live demonstrations on 3D-printed models. See photos and video below of our 2019 hands-on course. Subscribe to our course Mailing List to be notified when new courses are announced.

Craniosynostosis CME 2019

Craniofacial Surgery CME 2019, Weill Cornell Medicine Neurosurgery

Photo Gallery: Craniosynostosis CME 2019

Hands-On Training in Open and Endoscopic Surgery for Craniosynostosis CME 2019

Neurological Surgery 525 E. 68th St., Starr 651, Box 99 New York, NY 10065