Endoscopic and Open Surgical Approaches for Craniosynostosis: A Hands-On Practical Course

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This unique symposium combines classroom instruction with hands-on practice using state-of-the-art 3D models created from scans of actual patients. The workshop will provide hands-on experience performing fronto-orbital advancement for the repair of unilateral coronal synostosis and advanced endoscopic techniques for the repair of metopic and sagittal craniosynostosis. This year's course features a practical station where participants can learn to use the Sonopet Ultrasonic surgical system.

Please note that this is NOT a CME credit-granting course.

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Course Directors:
Caitlin Hoffman, M.D.
Thomas Imahiyerobo, M.D.

Additional Faculty:
Mark Souweidane, M.D.
Jeffrey Ascherman, M.D.

Tentative Agenda
Starr Pavilion, Suite 651 (enter at 520 East 70th Street)
7:15 a.m.–8 a.m. Breakfast
8-9:30 a.m. Didactic Lectures
Definition and Diagnosis of Craniosynostosis- Syndromic and Non-Syndromic Case Review
Caitlin Hoffman, M.D.
Treatment Methods and Decision-Making- Open sagittal/metopic/coronal, fronto-orbital advancement
Mark Souweidane, M.D.
Cranial Reconstruction: Syndromic and Non-Syndromic decision making and approach
Jeffrey Ascherman, M.D.
Current Controversies: Open versus Endoscopic/Helmet versus no Helmet/Posterior Distraction
Thomas Imahiyerobo, M.D.

9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Lab Practical with 3D Models
1300 York Ave., 8th floor                               

Sagittal Craniosynostosis- Endoscopic Repair
Metopic Craniosynostosis- Endoscopic Repair
Unilateral Coronal Synostosis- Fronto Orbital Advancement
Practice station for Sonopet Bone Saw
Techniques in Plating, Fronto Orbital Advancement


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.

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See photos from 2016 hands-on course.
See 2017 photos, including endoscopic approach.