Upcoming Workshop: Functional Head and Neck Reconstruction, 25-26 June Johannesburg

Posted by: on May 9, 2011 in Upcoming Events 


Workshop Details

June 25–26, 2011
P-I Brånemark Institute of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa

Course Description

This Workshop is intended for fellows or junior staff, as well as for the surgeon wishing to expand expertise in functional surgical reconstructive techniques, and prosthodontists who wish to gain an understanding of surgical reconstruction techniques.

Program at a glance
This 2-day workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of functional flap design and insetting techniques. This will be accomplished through a series of morning lectures by the course faculty on reconstructive techniques and their related functional outcomes. Focus will be placed on reconstruction of the oral cavity (including the mandible and tongue), oropharynx (including the soft palate and base of tongue), and the maxilla. Additionally, the use of digital planning for these procedures will be presented from a prosthodontic perspective.

Participants will gain hands-on experience in afternoon laboratory sessions. Participant will practice flap design and insetting techniques on a custom-constructed patient model that has been designed specifically for this workshop through rapid prototyping techniques at iRSM.

Lecture Series

Appropriatech – Thursday June 23rd, 2011
Appropriatech lecturers will discuss and present the use and application of appropriate technology in the form of materials and methods that will produce a high quality outcome at the most cost-effective level.

Microvascular Surgery – Friday June 24th, 2011
The Microvascular Surgery lecture will provide a comprehensive understanding of microvascular surgical techniques as applied to the reconstruction of the head and neck. Functional outcomes and the application of digital surgical design and simulation will also be presented.

Contact and Registration

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