Temporal Bone Surgical Dissection Course

Emory University Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery offers an intensive five-day Temporal Bone Dissection Course covering in detail the anatomy of the temporal bone, and all aspects of otologic and neurotologic surgery. Department Faculty will present daily lectures and laboratory instructions. Distinguished Guest Faculty will demonstrate surgical techniques and supervise personal drilling.

2016 Course Dates

2017 Course Dates

April 4-8, 2016

April 3-7, 2017

November 14-18, 2016

November 13-17 2017



Laboratory Design and Equipment:

  A twelve-station state-of-the-art surgical dissection laboratory has been designed for use by many specialty and subspecialty surgical disciplines including otologic, sinus, laryngeal, dental, maxillofacial, neurosurgical, dermatologic, orthopedic, vascular and ophthalmologic. Each laboratory station is equipped with Global surgical microscopes with wide screen flat video monitors, high speed Anspach drilling system, Medtronic surgical instruments and outlets for suction and water.



Course Faculty:

Malcolm D. Graham, MD: Professor, Emory University Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Douglas E. Mattox, MD: Professor and Chairman, Emory University Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

N.Wendell Todd, M.D MPH: Emory University Egleston Children's Hospital Department of Otolaryngology-Pediatrics

Esther X. Vivas, MD: Assistant Professor, Emory University Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery


 Course Objectives: 

  This intensive 5-day temporal bone dissection course is relevant to the otologic surgeon and resident. Participants will:

  • Review surgical anatomy of the temporal bone.
  • Explore current concepts in the surgical management of ear disease.



  Emphasis will be placed upon temporal bone drilling. Temporal bone surgical technique will address chronic ear disease, stapedectomy, facial nerve exposure, vestibular surgery, internal auditory canal dissection, labyrinthectomy, intact canal wall down and canal wall down mastoidectomy, as well as endolymphatic sac surgery.



  The registration fees include continental breakfast, refreshments, luncheons, course materials and use of laboratory equipment and supplies.

Physicians: $1800

Residents & fellows: $1500 (with letter from program director*)

   An administration fee of $300 will be retained for any cancellation, regardless of timing. Only one-half of the fee will be returned for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the course start date. No refund will be made once the course has started.

  The Emory University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 45AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  The Emory University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


  Please call Ms. Opal Reynolds at 404-686-8184. Checks should be made payable to Emory University Department Of Otolaryngology. For your convenience you may also register online.

* Residents/fellows must obtain a letter from their program director confirming active status in their program. This letter should be addressed to:

Malcolm D. Graham, M.D.
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Medical Office Tower, Suite 1135
Atlanta, GA 30308

Click here to register online


  The Laboratory is located at Emory University Hospital Midtown, 550 Peachtree Street, in the Davis Fischer Building, Room# 2315, Atlanta, Georgia, 30308.

 For more information, please contact Opal Reynolds:

Clinical Support Specialist                                                    
Emory Department of Otolaryngology -
Head and Neck Surgery
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Medical Office Tower, Suite 1135
Atlanta,GA 30308                                                                                  
Telephone: 404-686-8184                                    
Fax: 404-686-3782
Email: opal.reynolds@emoryhealthcare.org



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