Research and Training

Trainees Section

St Vincent’s Temporal Bone Course

In 2015 the course runs from November the 6th to the 8th, and is preceeded by the Live Surgery Seminar for Audiologists held on the 5th of November.
The course is convened by the Otology and Skull Base Surgery department of St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia, comprising of Prof Paul Fagan, Dr Nigel Biggs, Dr Phillip Chang and Dr Sean Flanagan. 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.


Important Clinical Reviews

Clinical Practice Guidlines: Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. 2012

Current Strategies for Drug Delivery to the Inner Ear. Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B. 2013