Transoral Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer 2016

Phoenix, AZ US
February 24, 2016 to February 27, 2016

February 24 - 27, 2016   Mayo Clinic Education Center  -  Phoenix, Arizona

Course Directors: Hinni, Michael L., M.D., Haughey, Bruce H., M.B.Ch.B., M.S., F.A.C.S., F.R.A.C.S. 

Transoral Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer is designed to give otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, oral maxillofacial surgeons and other head and neck physicians and interested parties a focused educational experience in transoral endoscopic techniques for resecting primary head and neck tumors and the associated state-of-the-art application of advanced adjuvant radiotherapy techniques. Both transoral laser and robotic surgery will be featured as well as flexible laser surgery in inpatient and outpatient environments.

An optional cadaveric hands-on workshop will provide participants with opportunities to perform various transoral procedures with laser technologies and delivery systems. Renowned faculty will emphasize fundamental transoral anatomy, microsurgical and robotic techniques, and wound exposure, as well as other transoral techniques. Workshop participants will gain experience in the art of tumor exposure using various retractors and appropriate and safe use of multiple transoral systems.

We hope you will join us for this exciting program that can ultimately result in better outcomes and quality of life for many of your patients. 

Course Highlights

  • Didactic lectures supplemented with video clips, live surgical cases and case discussions
  • Renowned Guest, Mayo Clinic and Washington University faculty
  • ​Optional Hands-On Workshop in Mayo Clinic’s Center for Procedural Innovation

Registration Information (Scroll to the bottom of the page to enroll)

MD, DO, Scientist$950.00
Resident, Fellow, NP, PA,  Allied Health Professional, Retiree$725.00

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Target Audience

This course is designed for otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, oral maxillofacial surgeons, head and neck oncologists, and radiation oncologists.  

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

Course Objectives:

  • Identify which patients are eligible for transoral robotic and laser surgery.
  • Distinguish the differences between transoral surgery and traditional surgical and radiation-based treatment strategies.
  • Identify key features of “inside-out” anatomy of the upper aerodigestive tract.
  • Describe advantages and technique of margin mapping.
  • Relate potential advantages that may be realized with transoral robotic surgery.
  • Identify basic transoral laser microsurgery instrumentation and operative complications.
  • Identify key technical mistakes to avoid.
  • Discuss postoperative management of patients treated with transoral surgery.
  • Review the growing literature demonstrating that individualized and tailored doses of adjuvant radiation therapy is safe and effective, preventing recurrence while improving functional outcomes.
  • Recognize the reduced role of adjuvant chemotherapy following complete tumor removal in the setting of HPV positive disease.

Workshop objectives:

  • Practice instrumentation in fresh cadaveric models the use of the surgical robot, the micromanipulator and laser fiber delivery systems.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of “inside-out” endoscopic surgical anatomy. 

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 24.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 24.00 AOA
Event starts: 
02/24/2016 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
02/27/2016 - 1:00pm
Mayo Clinic Education Center
5777 E Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85054
United States

Available Credit

  • 24.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 24.00 AOA

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