AOCMF Course—Surgical Access to the Facial Skeleton (with Human Anatomical Specimens)
Bern, Switzerland
09 May 2019 - 11 May 2019
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Goal of the course

This course aims to improve both anatomical knowledge and operative skills surgical regarding approaches to access the facial skeleton as well as local flaps that can be used in everyday practice. We often perform these approaches, or use these flaps, but gave not taken the time to orientate ourselves regarding the relevant regional anatomy. This unique opportunity has the sole goal to make us better surgeons.

Event description

Making us well trained and safe surgeons to the benefit of our patients. This is a hands-on course with Thiel-preserved human anatomical specimens. The aim is to improve participants to relevant surgical approaches by exploring the surrounding anatomy. All practical sessions are preceded by detailed lectures after which each participant has the opportunity to perform all procedures themselves.

The most common procedures are covered:

  1. Computer based 3D planning in fracture and orthognathic indications
  2. Arthroscopy and surgical access to the TMJ, and condylar neck
  3. Access to the orbit, coronal access and temporalis muscle flap
  4. Palatal island flap
  5. Identification of the facial nerve and parotidectomy,
  6. Tracheotomy / Cricothyroidotomy
  7. Neck dissection
  8. Extra oral access to the mandible, segmental resection and reconstruction
  9. Local skin flaps

Please take note that this course consists of two focus areas. On this homepage it is possible to register for 'surgical access to the facial skeleton'. If you are interested in 'head and neck flap raising' please click on the respective link under related events.
Learning objectives
Describe the benefits and limitations of computer base planning
Describe the anatomical rationale for the demonstrated facial accesses
Perform the various approaches to the facial skeleton
Recognize the surrounding anatomical hard and soft tissue structures
Select and perform facial access surgery with confidence
Identify the indication and as perform local flaps
Marius Bredell ^BChD,BCHD Hons (Oral Med) MBChB, MChD, FEBOMFS, IBCSOMS  (Course Director)
Dennis Rohner  (Course Chair)
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Level Advances
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Artificial bone practicals, Cadaver practicals, Lectures
Target audience ENT surgery, General surgery, Oral and maxillofacial surgery, Plastic surgery
Closing date09 May 2019
Available places0
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Swiss Francs 1595.00 CHF
Available discounts Amount %
Member discount -79.75 CHF 5%
Member plus discount -159.50 CHF 10%
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Payment options and information
If you cannot pay via credit card you have the possibility to pay by invoice. Please note that we will charge 30.- CHF handling fee in addition to the participant fee.
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course dinner
Course materials

Accommodation for participants
A quota of hotel rooms has been blocked in the following hotel: 
Hotel La Pergola
The number of rooms is limited 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 bookings
Hotel La Pergola: Please make your booking by phone +41 31 941 43 43. Mention the booking reference AO Foundation to receive the contract room rate. Deadline: 9 April 2019

Accommodation is not included in the registration fee and must be settled with the hotel directly.
Alternatively, Bern Tourism Office may propose further hotels:

Ms Stefanie Soos (Faculty & Participants contact)
AO Foundation/ AOCMF
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos

University of Bern

Institute of Anatomy

Baltzerstrasse 2

3012 Bern, Switzerland

Related events
AOCMF Course—Head and Neck Flap Raising (with Human Anatomical Specimens)
Commercial partners
DePuy Synthes; Synbone