Temporal Bone Lab

Temporal Bone Microanatomy & Hands-On Dissection Workshop

Accreditation:  Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Eduction to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Allegheny General Hospital designates this continuing medical education activity for a maximum of 18 credit hours in Category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.  Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she has actually spent in the educational activity.

Laboratory sessions will give attendees sufficient time to satisfactorily complete the course objectives.  However, as sponsor of the course, Allegheny General Hospital does not certify the competency of any individual.

Purpose:  Evaluation of the patient with otologic problems can be challenging.  medical and surgical solutions are numerous.  This course will review medical and surgical otologic issues with didactic and hand-on anatomic sessions.

Workshop Highlights:  This intensive two-day course will provide participants the opportunity to individually practice anatomical temporal bone dissection and carious otological operative techniques using the following:

  • Medrtonics Midas Rex Drill
  • Dissection tables with built-in ventilation
  • Extensive laboratory sessions
  • Practice of mastoidectomy and ossiculoplasty techniques
  • Wet temporal bone specimens

Obejectives/Intended Audience:  This workshop is intended for otolaryngologists interested in the most recent developments in temporal bone surgical techniques.  At the conclusion of the course, participants will have an improved understanding of the microanatomy of otological operative techniques.  This course will consist of didactic sessions, round-table discussion, hands-on temporal bone dissection, and instruction by nationally renowned faculty.  The course will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.  The schedule will include:

  • chronic otitis media surgery
  • ossicular chain reconstruction
  • stapedectomy
  • surgical treatment of vertigo
  • round-table discussion of otitis media
  • acoustic neuroma surgery
  • cochlear implantation
  • lateral skull base procedures

A detailed daily schedule will be forwarded with registration confirmation.

Acknowledgements:  Allegheny General Hospital gratefully acknowledges unrestricted educational grants from the following companies in support of this continuing medical education activity:

  • Medtronic/Xomed
  • Stryker Leibinger, Inc.
  • Alcon Laboratories
  • Cochlear Corporation
  • Med-El

Course Location:

George Magovern, M.D., 
Conference Center- Second Floor
Allegheny General Hospital
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15212

Hotel Accommodations:  A block of rooms will be reserved for registrants and their guests at a local hotel in downtown Pittsburgh.  Conference room rates are available for a single occupancy.  In order to receive the special conference room rates, registrants must specify they are with the Allegheny General Hospital meeting when making reservations.  Further information regarding accommodations will be provided during the registration process.

Please note, room blocks will be held until three weeks prior to the course date.  Thereafter, reservations will be taken on a space available basis only.

Van transportation between the hotel and the hospital will be provided each day.  A detailed schedule will be forwarded with your course confirmation.

Transportation/Parking Information:  From the airport to downtown Pittsburgh:  The hotel is easily accessed by the Airlines Transportation Express Shuttle with departures from the airport every hour.  The cost is $16 per person each way or $30 roundtrip.  No reservations are required.

Parking at the hospital:  For participants driving to the hospital, parking is available in the garage located on James Street.  Additional information will be forwarded with course information.

Refund:  A refund of the registration fee, less a 10 percent processing fee, will be made when a written request or telephone request followed by a written confirmation is received one month prior to the course.  After this date, refunds will not be made.  Fees will not be refunded for failure to attend.

Allegheny General Hospital reserves the right to cancel or postpone any conference because of unforeseen circumstances of insufficient enrollment.  In the event of such a cancellation, full tuition will be refunded.

Additional Information:  Additional questions concerning the course should be directed to the Continuing Medical Education office by email:  [email protected], by telephone at (412) 359-4952 or by FAX at (412) 359-8218.

Registration Information:  The registration fee includes course materials, daily continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and lunch.

Fee:  $400

Enrollment will be limited to nine participants.  Registrations will be accepted in the order they are received.

To Register:  Telephone registrations cannot be accepted.  Complete the registration form and return it with the registration fee to:

Continuing Medical Education
Allegheny General Hospital
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA. 15212-4772
Fax: (412) 359-8218

The preferred method of payment is by VISA or MasterCard, however, checks will be accepted made payable to Allegheny General Hospital.