From Aug 28, 2017 until Sep 01, 2017
The basic course is designed to introduce sialendoscopy to newcomers, and also to provide key concepts in the field. All the indications for sialendoscopy (stones and strictures) will be presented, showing the importance of sialendoscopy as a highly sensitive and specific diagnostic but also interventional tool.
Step by step learning will be provided, for optimal treatment of patients. Special attention will be given to the handling of the papilla and different sialendoscopes. The highlight of the Basic course is the hand’s on performed both on synthetic models and fresh pig heads, during 2 consecutive afternoons, under close supervision of an international faculty of experts. This beginner's course will end with a whole day of live surgery, transmitted in 3D to the auditorium.
The advanced course will start on the 3rd day of the beginner's course thus allowing participants to profit from a whole day of live surgery. On the second day it will cover both pure endoscopic and combined endoscopic-surgical approaches, providing all therapeutic possibilities as well as their complications. Live surgery will be transmitted from 3 international sialendoscopy centers by experts from various continents. Those who have already started practicing sialendoscopy are more than welcome to present their own complicated cases. The 3rd day will be dedicated to intensive discussions with experts, conferences on advanced issues and controversies, and a video session.
Material needed for the course (white coats, gloves, masks and surgical equipment) will be provided at the University Medical Center.