15th Otology & Neuro-Otology Course

8 & 10 August 2018 (Wednesday & Friday)

 

Introduction

A compact and concise two-day course offering the most useful and essential information related to this field. It will benefit otorhinolaryngologists of varying experience, from surgeons-in-training to trained specialists who wish to have more experience in otology/neuro-otology. Ample time will be allotted to hands-on cadaveric dissection in the laboratory for each participant. Each participant will be given up to 2 temporal bones to dissect during the course so as to allow for repeated practice on each of the surgical steps.

 

Objectives

  • Understand the detailed gross anatomy of the temporal bone

  • Learn the radiological anatomy of the temporal bone

  • Interpret CT/MRI scans of the temporal bone

  • Appropriate use of temporal bone surgical instruments

  • Familiarisation with operation theatre set-up for temporal bone surgery

  • Update on important pathological conditions involving the ear and related structures

  • Update on current investigative and treatment modalities for some ear and related conditions

  • Perform basic temporal bone surgery safely and effectively

  • Understand the principles of important advanced otological/neuro-otological procedures

 

Cadaveric Dissection

  • Supervise hands-on dissection of fresh cadaveric heads.

  • To demonstrate important anatomical structures including middle ear contents, inner ear, endolymphatic sac, facial nerve, carotid artery, jugular bulb and internal auditory meatus.

  • To practise surgical procedure including mastoidectomy, facial nerve decompression and access to the internal auditory meatus, lateral temporal bone resection and infratemporal approaches to the lateral skull base.

  • To identify the key surgical landmarks


Course Directors

Dr. Barrie Tan

Head of Department

Director, Centre for Hearing and Ear Implants
Principal Investigator, Hearing Research Laboratory
Senior Clinical Lecturer, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Adj Asst Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
Senior Consultant ENT Surgeon,Department of Otolaryngology (ENT Surgery)
Singapore General Hospital

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Dr. Thong Jiun Fong

Consultant

Department of Otolaryngology
Singapore General Hospital









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Local Faculty

​Dr. Rebecca Heywood

Consultant
Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) – Head & Neck Surgery
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Medical Centre




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​Dr. Tan Tiong Yong

Senior Consultant
Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Changi General Hospital







Dr. Chong Yaw Khian

Senior Consultant
Otorhinolaryngology Department
Tan Tock Seng Hospital








Dr. Yuen Heng Wai

​Senior Consultant
Department Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Changi General Hospital






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​Adj. Assoc. Prof Yeo Seng Beng

Chief of Otology and Neuro-otology Service
Head of Department
Senior Consultant
Otorhinolaryngology Department
Tan Tock Seng Hospital





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​Dr. Annabelle Leong

‎Consultant ENT Surgeon/Otologist
Paragon Singapore Medical Specialists Centre








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​Dr. Euan Murugasu

Director, Otology
Senior Consultant, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) – Head & Neck Surgery
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Medical Centre





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​Dr. Ho Eu Chin

Consultant
Otorhinolaryngology Department
Tan Tock Seng Hospital







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Dr. Chan Yew Meng

Senior Consultant
Department of Otolaryngology
Singapore General Hospital







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Dr. Loh Kok Kit

Ear, Nose, Throat, Sinus & Dizziness Centre
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre








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Dr. Chan Siew Chee

Gleneagles Medical Centre









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Dr. Chee Hsien Gerard

G Chee Ent Sinus & Dizziness Centre
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre