103rd Annual Anatomy and Histopathology of the Head Neck and Temporal Bone

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Date & Location
Sunday, July 8, 2018 - Friday, July 13, 2018 6:00 PM   IU School of Medicine-Medical Center Campus, Indianapolis, IN

Target Audience
Otolaryngology, Surgery


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 103rd Annual Anatomy and Histopathology of the Head, Neck and Temporal Bone. This week-long comprehensive, inter-disciplinary 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, tympanomastoidectomy 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.

Agenda coming soon.


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


To ensure that each course attendee receives the highest possible educational experience, a maximum of 24 registrants will be accepted for this activity. Space is limited and available on a first come first served basis.

The course fees includes all lecture series materials (except instruments listed in the event brochure), cadaver, temporal bone dissection, breakfast and lunch meals, the Course Reception on Sunday, July 8th, and the Sinus Day Dinner on Tuesday, July 10th.

All registration fees will be refunded if cancellation is made before June 22, 2018. A fee of $100 will be charged if cancellation is made by June 30, 2018. No refund will be made after June 30, 2018.


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 activity for a maximum of 52.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the 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.