AOCMF Regional Course—Advances in Mid and Upper Face Trauma (Approaches, Osteotomies and Fixation)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
13 Oct 2019 - 14 Oct 2019
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Goal of the course

This face-to-face AOCMF course focuses on best practices and state-of-the-art techniques in managing mid and upper facial trauma at an advanced level using human anatomical specimens. Strong emphasis will be given to workflow optimization according to AO principles while addressing clinical controversies.

Target participants

Certified surgeons, fellows, and residents nearing the end of their training who are involved in the management of facial trauma including plastic surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, head and neck surgeons, and ENT surgeons.

Course description

This course is designed through a combination of focused lectures, small group discussions, and hands-on practical exercises with human anatomical specimens. Expert faculty will moderate all activities in a highly interactive learning environment. Participants are encouraged to discuss the cases and content in an open manner and to share their own experiences. 

Final program (620kb)
Learning objectives
Select and plan the proper approach for cases with mid and upper face fractures
Perform and refine surgical skills to expose the mid and upper face skeleton
Refine surgical reduction and fixation techniques to mid and upper face skeleton
Perform transnasal medial canthopexy
Harvest a split calvarial bone graft and obliterarte frontal sinus
Identify strategies to minimize and manage complications of fractures of the mid and upper face
Recognize recent advances and controversies in managing fractures of the mid and upper face
Apply appropriate treatment and rehabilitation strategies when managing fractures of the mid and upper face
Amir Elbarbary MD  (Course Director)
Manjunath Margasahayam BSc,BDS,MDS  (Course Chair)
Fadi Zibdeh  (Course Chair)
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Level Advances
Region Middle East and Northern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Cadaver practicals, Discussion groups, Lectures
Target audience CMF musculoskeletal oncology, ENT surgery, Oral and maxillofacial surgery, Plastic surgery
Closing date13 Oct 2019
Available places11
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
United States Dollars 1600.00 USD
Payment options and information
If you cannot pay via credit card you have the possibility to request an invoice. Please note that we will charge you a 30.-- USD handling fee in addition to the participant fee. Please contact and indicate the official invoice address of the paying person or entity as well as a respective email address the invoice has to be sent to.
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course dinner
Course materials
Ms Stephanie Pavlovic (Participants contact)
AO Courses Europe, Middle East & Africa
Ms Stefanie Soos (Faculty contact)
AO Foundation/ AOCMF
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos

Course venue
Clinical Training Center "Sharjah Surgical Institute"
Building M31 / "B" Floor - University of Sharjah 
P.O.Box 27272, Sharjah, U.A.E
T: +971 6 505 7589

Bus transfer from Hotel Roda Al Bustan to the Sharjah Surgical Institute and back will be organized on both course days.

Accommodation for participants
A quota of hotel rooms has been blocked in the following hotels: 

Millenium Airport Hotel Dubai

Le Meridien Dubai Hotel

Al Bustan Roda Hotel Dubai

The number of rooms is limited in each hotel and will be given on first come – first serve base.
Book your hotel room until the deadlines mentioned below. After the deadline, rooms can only be booked upon availability. 

Hotel reservation & Airport transfers
Millenium Airport Hotel Dubai Please use the link: the hotel reservation form to receive the contract room rate. Download the form from "Downloads and gallery" (see below) / event room and send it directly to the hotel. Deadline: 12 August 2019

Le Meridien Dubai Hotel: For hotel room booking: 11 September 2019

Al Bustan Roda Hotel DubaiPlease use the hotel reservation form to receive the contract room rate. Download the form from "Downloads and gallery" (see below) / event room and send it directly to the hotel. Deadline: 9 September 2019

Visa requests
either through the hotel where you have booked accommodation or below agency:

Mr. Maxim Lopuhov
Reds Travel & Tourism
Tel + 971 4 454 1409

Required documents:
- Colored copy of passport size photo (JPEG)
- Cleared colored scan passport copy (JPEG)

Please send documents until 13 September 2019 to

-> Visa applications can be processed max. 50 days prior arrival and not before.

Commercial partners
DePuy Synthes