Dr. Theodore Schwartz directs an annual course in minimally invasive surgery that introduces the very latest in advanced techniques. In previous years the course has covered endoscopic endonasal approaches, tubular surgery, robot-assisted surgery, keyhole approaches, and more. For 2022, the hands-on course focuses exclusively on transorbital approaches. Arising from a collaboration between oculoplastic, ENT surgeons, and neurosurgeons, the endoscopic transorbital approach provides access to areas in the lateral skull base such as the cavernous sinus, Meckel’s cave and sphenoid wing that are inaccessible to the endonasal approach. The goals of the course are to teach surgeons how to perform these new approaches as well as their indications, contraindications, and limitations. There is currently a gap in the ability of surgeons to perform these new approaches since they are not learned during a standard residency in any specialty. This course will address this critical need.
The 2021 course (Minimally Invasive Cranial Neurosurgery: Recent Technical Advances) drew more than 100 registrants from around the world and featured live-streamed lectures from leading experts, Q&A sessions, and case discussions. We are delighted to be back in person, with the hands-on lab component, for 2022. Subscribe to our CME Mailing List to be notified when new courses are announced