102nd Anatomy and Histopathology of the Head, Neck and Temporal Bone

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Date & Location
Sunday, July 9, 2017 7:30 AM - Friday, July 14, 2017 6:00 PM   Glick Eye Institute (GK), Indianapolis, IN

Target Audience


Registered Course Participants: For course updates and access to course presentations, please click on the following IU Box link: https://iu.box.com/v/102ndhistopresentations

Course Co-Directors:  Dr. Marion E. Couch, Dr. Jonathan Y. Ting, and Dr. Charles W. Yates

Section Directors:

Day 1-Head & Neck Reconstruction Co-Directors: Dr. Avinash V. Mantravadi and Dr. Taha Z. Shipchandler

Day 2-Facial Plastics Co-Directors: Dr. David M. Chan, and Dr. Taha Z.  Shipchandler

Day 3- Endocrine and Salivary Gland: Dr. Cecelia E. Schmalbach                                              

Day 4-Sinus Co-Directors: Dr. Elisa A. Illing and Dr. Jonathan Y. Ting    

Day 5-Neck & Larynx Co-Directors: Dr. Chad E. Galer and Dr. Bruce H. Matt

Day 6-Temporal Bone Co-Directors: Dr. Charles W. Yates and Dr. Rick F. Nelson  

The Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and the Division of Continuing Medical Education of the Indiana University School of Medicine are proud to present the 102nd Annual Anatomy and Histopathology of the Head, Neck and Temporal Bone. This week-long comprehensive, interdisciplinary program is the oldest postgraduate course of any discipline in this country and the premier review of histopathology and anatomy of the head and neck.

Designed for physicians, this course reviews head and neck histopathology and anatomy with a focus on clinical application, and covers contemporary state-of-the-art management across all aspects of Otolaryngology. Lectures will be given by Indiana University faculty as well as internationally renowned distinguished guest lecturers.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in daily cadaver dissections focusing on actual surgical techniques. Procedures covered include microvascular free tissue transfer, rhinoplasty, head and neck surgery including laryngectomy, parotidectomy, thyroidectomy, neck dissection, tympano-mastoidectomy and lateral skull base surgery, as well as endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery. Dissections will be conducted at the state-of-the-art Indiana University School of Medicine’s Surgical Skills Center that is outfitted to provide a safe environment that promotes the observation, repetition, acquisition and assessment of surgical skills. Each participant will have an opportunity to drill a mastoidectomy and perform middle ear dissections in our 16-station temporal bone lab. Finally, participants will have access to cochlear implant and ossicular reconstruction simulations.

This course is an unrivaled opportunity for participants to gain a thorough understanding of the applied anatomy of the head and neck.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Identify principles for head and neck reconstruction including the technique for harvest;
  2. Describe the histopathology of the head, neck and temporal bone;
  3. Discuss indepth key anatomic relationships pertinent to surgery of the head, neck and temporal bone.


The Indiana University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Indiana University School of Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 51.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact the CME office at 317-274-0104 or cme@iu.edu. One week advance notice will allow us to provide seamless access. Please ensure to specify the accommodations you need in order to participate.