This two-day course is a hands-on human anatomical specimen event encompassing state of the art
reconstructive techniques using a variety of free and pedicled flaps in the head and neck. Panel discussions
and interactive debates around controversial topics will be used in an open forum that is evidence based .
The expert faculty will share their tips and tricks in dealing with complications and salvage surgery.
Participants will practice computer assisted planning for resection, reconstruction and the use of patient
Two participants will share one-half of a human anatomical specimen for flap harvesting and one laptop for
Goal of the course
This AOCMF Lighthouse Course shines a light on state-of-the-art techniques and best practices in head and
neck reconstruction to optimize your ability to restore speech, mastication and cosmesis in your patients.
The course is aimed at experienced trainees, early career surgeons and experienced surgeons in Oral
Maxillofacial, Plastics or ENT.
After the course, participants will be able to:
• Accurately predict the defect
• Choose the optimal reconstruction
• Decide if surgery is appropriate
• Virtually plan the resection and the reconstruction
• Perform a variety of reconstructive techniques
• Deal with complications and pitfalls