Virtual ASM

Pre-Meeting Workshops

Registration

Registrations are now open for the Pre-Meeting Workshops.

To register for the Australasian College of ENT Physicians (ACENTP) or Indigenous Ear Workshops please click here.

To register for the ASM and pre-meeting workshops please click here.

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators Course
Time:
9:00am – 4:30pm
Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre
Cost: Complimentary

The Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators is an introductory course to expand knowledge and skills in surgical teaching and education. Attendance is now mandated for Surgeons who are involved in the training and assessment of RACS SET Trainees by January 2018. By the end of 2016 more than 700 participants would have completed the course at the various locations throughout Australasia. This course is part of the Action Plan: Building Respect, Improving Patient Safety

Participants will each be given a course manual and a copy of “Becoming a competent and proficient surgeon: Training standards for the nine RACS competencies” and “Work‐based assessment: a/practical guide”.

By the end of the course learners will have:
– Recognised the importance of educational theory and how it translates into practice.
– Considered how to provide effective teaching, learning and assessment in different clinical settings.
– Identified how to plan learning by using effective teaching, learning and assessment strategies.

To register, please email pdactivities@surgeons.org

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Advanced Rhinoplasty Dissection Course – Form and Function
Time: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Venue: Biomechanics and Implants Laboratory
The Medical Device Research Institute, Flinders University
Level 5, Tonsley Building, 1284 South Road, Clovelly Park, Adelaide
Transfers: Return bus transfers have been organised to and from the laboratory. Delegates to depart the Adelaide Convention Centre at 7am sharp and will return at the conclusion of the workshop.
Cost: Dissecting Participant – $1,650.00 inc GST (maximum 12 dissectors)
Observer – $770.00 inc GST (maximum 18 observers)

Advanced Rhinoplasty Dissection Course Program

Convener: Stephen Floreani

Faculty:
Stephen Park MD (Charlottesville, VA, USA)
Daniel Simmen (Zurich)
Simon Robinson (Wellington, NZ)
George Marcells (Sydney)
Richard Harvey (Sydney)

Overview: This one day Advanced rhinoplasty dissection course, focuses on key aspects of aesthetic/functional rhinoplasty. Although some basic topics will be covered, the meeting is intended to crystallize more advanced concepts for the rhinoplasty surgeon.

Numbers are strictly limited, providing all delegates intimate interaction and dissection opportunity with a very experienced overseas and Australasian faculty.

Learning Outcomes: Learn procedures ranging from open-structure septoplasty, through nasal tip/nasal valve surgery and total nasal reconstruction.

Pearls as well as common pitfalls of rhinoplasty will be discussed, enabling delegates to leave with great foundation in techniques that are both safe and reproducible.

Australasian College of ENT Physicians (ACENTP) Workshop
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre
Cost: $385.00 inc GST

Australasian College of ENT Physicians Workshop Final Program

Theme: ENT Medicine: Thinking outside the square

Convener: Dr Brian Williams

Faculty:
Dr Joe Scoppa
Dr Stanley Stylis
Dr Brian Williams

Overview:The ACENTP meeting is held up to four times a year, with its primary focus being to promote excellence in the practice of medical otorhinolaryngology and medico-legal medicine amongst Junior and Senior ENT specialists.

The meeting format is informal and friendly, with open discussion and questions.

Provisional Program Outline:
– The program will include a presentation on the V3 Syndrome, a term coined by Dr Brian Williams, who will describe what it is, how to diagnose it, why it’s important and how to treat it.
– A presentation on electrocution injuries in ENT by Dr Joe Scoppa, including a review of his case series.
– There will be presentations on migraine of the ear, migraine of the nose and paranasal sinuses and migraine of the throat.
– Dr Joe Scoppa will also present an interesting case study demonstrating the importance of ENT Medicine now and in the future.
– Dr Stanley Stylis will present his published Theory of Hearing and any updates.
– There will be a round table discussion on “Medico-Legal Controversies: evidence based opinions”, which, as always, will be friendly, informative and interesting.

Learning Outcomes: The meeting program aims to include up-to-date, relevant topics that provide continuing education for junior and senior ENT specialists.

Indigenous Ear Health Workshop
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre
Cost: ENT Surgeon – $385.00 inc GST
Other (non ENT Surgeon) – $275.00 inc GST

Indigenous Ear Health Workshop Final Program

Theme:  Otitis Media and its impact on the Child, Community and Culture.

Convener: Dr Trish MacFarlane FRACS

Overview: This year’s Indigenous Ear Health Workshop will feature special keynote addresses and invited speakers who will discuss advances in, and the best practice management of, Otitis Media.

Aims / Objectives:
– To identify and promote methods for strengthening primary prevention and cure.
– Coordination and engagement of stakeholders in Otitis Media (OM) management.
– Summarise content and future research into the pathogenesis and management of OM.
– Funding matters: The case for consistent and integrated funding for OM management.

Those would be interested in attending:
ENT surgeons
ENT nurses
ATSI health workers
Audiologists
Rural / regional surgeons
Rural / regional GPs
Speech pathologists
Teachers
Researchers
Policy bureaucrats
Government (state and federal) representatives
Otitis Media interested parties


Wednesday 22 March – Thursday 23 March 2017

Endoscopic Ear Surgery Workshop
Time: 
Wednesday – 7:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday – 7:30am – 12:15pm
Venue: Biomechanics and Implants Laboratory
The Medical Device Research Institute, Flinders University
Level 5, Tonsley Building, 1284 South Road, Clovelly Park, Adelaide
Cost: Dissecting Participant – $2,000.00 inc GST (maximum 12 dissectors)
Observer – $850.00 inc GST (maximum 12 observers)Transfers: Return bus transfers have been organised to and from the laboratory. Delegates to depart the Adelaide Convention Centre at 7am sharp and will return at the conclusion of the workshop.

Endoscopic Ear Surgery Dissection Course

Convener: Alexander Saxby
Faculty:
Nicholas Jufas
Jonathan Kong
Nirmal Patel
Alexander Saxby

Overview: The course will run over 1.5 days. Dissectors will have a full head cadaver specimen (two ears) and all aspects of the keyhole approach will be covered by means of lectures, demonstrations and hands on dissection.

Learning Outcomes:
– Familiarisation with the endoscopic approach to the ear.
– Indications, advantages and guidelines for safe incorporation of the endoscope into your otology practice.
– Discussion of limitations, potential complications and lessons learnt from early experience with the technique.
– Anatomical dissection of the ear from tympanic membrane to internal auditory canal with demonstration of all the anatomical landmarks.
– Application of the technique in various clinical scenarios.