Modern approaches to the brain and skull base

August 22, 2024 to August 23, 2024

            

Houston Methodist Hospital will be partnering with a European institution to host a skull base and brain course. It will include lectures and hands on labs. There will be guest speaker from plastic surgery that will also speak to the collaboration with plastics in skull base and brain surgery. 

Number of participants is limited to 16 participants and 8 observers 

Fees  
Hands-on participation $300
  

For questions, please contact Shima Zangeneh

This event does not offer course credits.

Target Audience

Physicians, Residents and Fellows specific to skull base subspecialized neurosurgeons.

Course summary
Course opens: 
03/03/2023
Course expires: 
10/30/2024
Event starts: 
08/22/2024 - 7:30am CDT
Event ends: 
08/23/2024 - 3:30pm CDT
Cost:
$300.00
Program: Modern approaches to the brain and skull base  
  20 mins presentation, 10mins Q&A, 30mins total each speaker 
Day 1: Thu August 22nd   
08:00 – 08:30Registration/Welcome and introductionGavin Britz, MD
Guenther Feigl, PD PhD
Krešimir Rotim, PD PhD
 
TimeLectures and
Hands-on dissection
Faculty 
08:30 – 09:15Keynote lecture: Cosmetic approach to skull base incisionMichael Klebuc, MD 
09:15 – 9:45Minimally invasive approaches to brain lesionsGavin Britz, MD 
09:45 –10:15Minimally invasive supraorbital approach to skull base lesionsGuenther Feigl , PD PhD 
10:15 –10:45Anatomy of the expanded endonasal approach to the skull baseMas Takashima, MD 
15 min break 
11:00 – 11:30Expanded endoscopic endonasal approach to the parasellar space and cavernous sinus compartments Roman Bosnjak, MD PhD 
11:30 – 12:00Maliganat parapahyngeal lesions: Open versus endoscopic approachMartin Jurlina, MD PHD 
    
Lunch 12:30-13:30 
13:30-13:45Brief Introduction of Surgical Anatomy (Domagoj Gajsky, MD)Lab Instructors:
Rainer Ritz, MD PHD
Steffen Rosahl, MD PHD
Domagoj Gajsky, MD
Roman Bosnjak, MD PhD
Martin Jurlina, MD PHD
13:45-15:00Cosmetics labMichael Klebuc, MD
15:00-16:15Superorbital labGuenther Feigl, MD 
16:15-17:30 Transnasal labMas Takashima, MD
19:30Gala Dinner  
Day 2: Friday August 23   
TimeLectures and
Hands-on dissection
Faculty 
09:00 – 09:30Neurosurgical thoughts for Lateral skull base approachGavin Britz, MD 
09:30 –10:00ENT thoughts for lateral approachesJeff Vrabec, MD 
10:00 –10:30Minimally invasive modified OZ approaches Brandon Lebelt, MD 
10:30 –11:00Meningiomas of the craniocervical junction: Modern approaches to treatment Krešimir Rotim, PD PhD 
11:30 –12:00Perihippocampal tumors with epilepsy: should we avoid hippocampal resection Tomislav Sajko, MD 
Lunch 12:00-13:00 
13:00-13:15Brief Introduction of Surgical Anatomy (Domagoj Gajsky, MD)Lab Instructors:
Rainer Ritz, MD PHD
Steffen Rosahl, MD PHD
Domagoj Gajsky, MD
Roman Bosnjak, MD PhD
Martin Jurlina, MD PHD
13:15-15:00Classical transpetrosal approach labGavin Britz, MD/Jeff Vrabec, MD
Closing remarks 15:00-15:30 
University of Applied Health Sciences ZVU (Zdravstveno Veleučilište Zagreb)
Ksaver 209, 10000
Zagreb
Croatia

CITY INFORMATION

Zagreb

Effervescent, avant-garde and always elegant, Zagreb embodies the grace and dignity of Old Europe, boasting a rich cultural heritage and artistic vibrancy unlike anywhere else in Croatia. A dynamic, yet unhurried metropolis and capital city, Zagreb’s design beckons one to stroll, relax, and observe, with its many gardens, alfresco squares, landscaped promenades, and secret courtyards.

A year-round destination, each season illuminates a new affirmation of our affection. Zagreb is one of Wanda’s favorite cities of the world, “I love everything that happens here.”

Zagreb’s location has inevitably influenced its character. At an intersection of cultures, empires, and ethnic boundaries, Zagreb, a former Kingdom in its own right, is at once European, Mediterranean, and Austro-Hungarian. Today, Zagreb’s long history is evident in every structure and sidewalk, while its vibrant and cutting-edge art scene energizes contemporary society.

The Croatian capital has not received such popular attention as its Adriatic neighbors; thus, Zagreb may not yet ring familiar to the modern traveler. Be that as it may, this capital city, the seat of the government, where 20% of the country’s population resides, is a cultural capital, a university town, home to generations of artists and poets, with architecture showcasing centuries of history and evolution.

See why locals and visitors alike fall in love with this beautiful and distinct city!

https://visitcroatia.com/destinations-in-croatia/zagreb/

Travel

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements, as we do not reimburse travel expenses or offer accommodations. We can, however, provide a list of hotel recommendations. Please see list below:

HOTEL CLOSEST TO THE LAB

HOTEL ACADEMIA 4* 

HOTELS IN THE CITY CENTER

HOTEL ARTOTEL 5* art'otel Zagreb | Home (artotelzagreb.com)

HOTEL DUBROVNIK 4* Hotel in Zagreb City Center (hotel-dubrovnik.hr)

HOTEL CAPITAL 4* Hotel Capital | Heritage Hotel in Zagreb, Croatia - Amadria Park

 

10 TO 15 MINUTES WALK FROM THE MAIN SQUARE

HOTEL ESPLANADE 5* Esplanade - Esplanade Zagreb

HOTEL LE PREMIER 4*

CANOPY BY HILTON 4* Canopy by Hilton Zagreb - City Centre

HOTEL WESTIN 5* Premium Hotel in Croatia | The Westin Zagreb (marriott.com)

HOTEL SHERATON 5* Premium Hotel in Croatia | Sheraton Zagreb Hotel (marriott.com)

 

COURSE DIRECTORS
Gavin W. Britz MD, MPH, MBA, FAANS

Candy and Tom Knudson Distinguished Centennial Chair in Neurosurgery
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Neurological Institute
Co-Director, Cerebrovascular Center
Co-Director, Skull Base Program
Houston Methodist Hospital
Professor of Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, NY
Adjunct Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
  
Guenther C. Feigl, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery
Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum Bamberg, Germany
Director of the Brain Tumor Center Bamberg
Director of the Skull Base Center Bamberg
Adjunct Professor of Neurosurgery, (IAM) Houston Methodist, Houston Texas
Full Faculty Member on the Affiliate Track, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston Texas
Honorary Professor, University of Applied Health Sciences, Zagreb Croatia
  

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Michael Klebuc, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Houston Methodist Hospital & Weill Cornell School of Medicine
Eva Lynn & John S. Dunn Jr. New Century Chair in Reconstructive Surgery
Director of the Center for Facial Paralysis and Functional Restoration

Price

Cost:
$300.00
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