Surgical Treatment of the Craniocervical Junction


Event Date: 

Thursday, August 30, 2018 (All day) to Friday, August 31, 2018 (All day)

About the Event: 

This expenses-paid, two-day course is designed for PGY5 and PGY6 neurosurgery residents who seek an intensive, hands-on course in the surgical management of pathologies of the craniocervical junction.

Pathologies to be addressed include vascular diseases, tumors, deformities, and trauma. Anatomical considerations, patient indications for intervention, decision making, and surgical approaches and techniques will be discussed. Faculty will demonstrate repair, fixation, and reconstruction techniques using 3-D imaging and state-of-the-art devices and instrumentation. Small class size and emphasis on the practicum maximizes faculty and resident interaction, and the opportunity for expert guidance and skill development.

The Course Director is Nicholas C. Bambakidis. Faculty include Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, Alia Hdeib, Manish Kasliwal, Louis J. Kim, Michael J. Link, Semaan T. Maroun, Cliff A. Megerian, Sarah Mowry, Peter Nakaji, Michael P. Steinmetz, Charles Teo, Peter A. Weisskopf, and Joseph M. Zabramski.

The course is limited to 18 attendees, only one resident per institution, and registrations are accepted on a first-come basis. All registrants must be residents in good standing and must have their program director’s permission to register. The educational grant covers tuition, lodging (up to two nights), roundtrip airfare, and meals and refreshment breaks at the course. 

The course is hosted by University Hospitals Neurological Institute and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Application Deadline: August 6, 2018