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 (Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery)
Singapore General Hospital


Dr Thong Jiun Fong
Consultant
Department of Otolaryngology
Singapore General Hospital


Local Faculty

Dr Rebecca Heywood

Consultant

Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) – Head & Neck Surgery

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Medical Centre


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


A/Prof Yeo Seng Beng

Chief of Otology and Neuro-otology Service

Head of Department

Senior Consultant

Otorhinolaryngology Department

Tan Tock Seng Hospital


Dr Annabelle Leong

‎Consultant ENT Surgeon/Otologist

Paragon Singapore Medical Specialists Centre


Dr Euan Murugasu

Director, Otology

Senior Consultant, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) – Head & Neck Surgery

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Medical Centre


Dr Ho Eu Chin

Consultant

Otorhinolaryngology Department

Tan Tock Seng Hospital


Dr Chee Hsien Gerard

G Chee Ent Sinus & Dizziness Centre

Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre


Dr Loh Kok Kit

Ear, Nose, Throat, Sinus & Dizziness Centre

Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre


Dr Chan Siew Chee

Gleneagles Medical Centre