March 1, 2018

UAMS to host Otology Fellows Congress and Advanced Course

The third annual Otology Fellows Congress and Advanced Course in Ear & Skull Base Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock will be a unique and outstanding opportunity for 24 otology/neurotology fellows-in-training to focus on advanced surgical techniques that are well beyond the scope of a typical temporal bone course while networking alongside other otology/neurotology fellows from all around the world. The course will be held in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute on April 27 – 29, 2018.

Lead by program chairs Michael Gluth, MD, John Dornhoffer, MD, Chairman of the UAMS Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Walter Kutz, MD, and Brandon Isaacson, MD, this course will include lectures and extensive laboratory dissections covering topics such as advanced soft tissue techniques/local flaps, malleostapedotomy, endoscopic ear surgery, complex ossiculoplasty, mastoid cavity obliteration, difficult cochlear implant cases , as well as broad dissection sessions on a variety of lateral skull base approaches including infratemporal fossa, extended middle cranial fossa, translabyrinthine, jugular foramen, and retrosigmoid/retrolabyrinthine.

Priority registration is given those currently participating in dedicated subspecialty surgical fellowship training in otology/neurotology and it is expected that attendees will subspecialize in otology/neurotology during their careers.  As a prerequisite, applicants must have completed full training regimen in otolaryngology-head & neck surgery.  A total of 24 otology/neurotology fellows will be accepted into the course on a “first come, first served” basis. Accepted applicants will be notified by early March 2018.  There is no registration fee.  For additional information, click here