The mission of the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) is to advance the education, research and quality of care for the head and neck oncology patient. The AHNS is committed to developing tomorrow’s leaders in head and neck oncology. Currently with limited formal training opportunities for fellows in advanced technologies, including robotic surgery, the AHNS is committed to partnering with industry to provide future head and neck surgeons a pathway for advanced training in surgery, including transoral robotic surgery (TORS). As such, the AHNS has joined with industry to offer AHNS fellows a formal advanced training opportunity in TORS.
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Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm CT (Tentative)
Location: Hotel TBD
Address: TBD – New Orleans, LA
While the curriculum content, including both didactics and hands-on training, is offered free of charge, fellows will be responsible to support their own travel and accommodations.
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To be eligible to participate in the AHNS TORS Training Curriculum for Fellows, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Fellow in an AHNS Advanced Training Council (ATC) accredited program
- Letter of commitment/agreement from AHNS Fellowship Program Director (AHNS will email form to Program Director)
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Applications will be accepted on a first-come basis. Didactic Training must be completed prior to Hands-on Training. Please RSVP for the Fall Didactic Course through the form below.
Information and registration for the hands-on training will be available shortly.
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(Times/Topics subject to change)
|1:00 pm||Welcome and Introduction to AHNS Curriculum Continuum|
|1:05 pm||Patient Selection|
|1:20 pm||Surgical Anatomy from Inside-Out|
|1:35 pm||Pre-operative Planning and Exposure|
|1:50 pm||Device Fundamentals and Set-up – Da Vinci|
|2:00 pm||Device Fundamentals and Set-up – Flex|
|2:10 pm||Video Discussion: Basic Procedures – Tonsil|
|2:25 pm||Video Discussion: Basic Procedures – Base of Tongue|
|2:55 pm||Management of the Unknown Primary|
|3:10 pm||Peri-operative Management and Complications and Margin Assessment|
|3:30 pm||Application of Adjuvant Therapies|
|3:45 pm||Mock Tumor Board|
Registration for Fall Didactic Course:
For any questions, please contact the AHNS office at firstname.lastname@example.org.