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St Vincent’s Temporal Bone Course and Audiology Conference

This years Audiology conference and Temporal Bone Course has just wrapped up, with the faculty greatly enjoying running the courses to a motivated and enthusiastic group.

The temporal bone course is a three-day dissection course, including live surgery and instructional tutorials.
Each year the course runs for 3 days in early November on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and is preceeded by the Live Surgery Seminar for Audiologists on the Thursday.
The course is convened by the Otology and Skull Base Surgery department of St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia, of which Dr Sean Flanagan is a co-convener. There are 15 hours of fully supervised temporal bone dissection in the Clinical Skills Laboratory which has 17 fully equipped work stations, microscopes, new instruments and state of the art micro drilling systems, along with a permanent in-house audio visual facility.
Live Surgery is televised via video link up to the Function Room in St Vincent’s Clinic. Two sessions of lectures are also included and span Otology, Neuro-Otology and Skull Base topics and are followed by round table discussions, where the delegates are encouraged to participate with their own case studies.

The audiology conference is a great opportunity for audiologists and the faculty to learn from each other and discuss difficult cases. Live surgery comprises of 3 cases including cochlear implantation and other implantable hearing aids, tympanoplasty and mastoid surgery.

For more information: St Vincent’s Audiology Conference and Temporal Bone Dissection Course

 

 

 

Cochlear Implantation

A great review article published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), Cochlear Implants – Science, Serendipity, and Success. September 26, 2013.