CME - Temporal Bone Course


Combined Temporal Bone & Endoscopic Ear Dissection Course

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Thursday, December 7 - Friday, December 8, 2023

Sponsored by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

This Neurotology-focused course provides training in temporal bone anatomy, disease, management of the ear, and applied surgeries.




The Combined 87th Annual Temporal Bone and 8th Annual Endoscopic Ear Dissection Course led by The Otology Group at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is a 2-day, in-person course on VUMC's campus that combines a didactic lecture series with hands-on dissection lab training. 


DIRECTED BY: Kareem Tawfik, MD


Dissection registration spots are LIMITED, so we encourage you to register when registration opens to secure your participation in the full dissection curriculum of the course. Additional non-dissection registration spots will also be available. 



 Please contact Meghan Franklin at

  • Lecture Topics:

    • Anatomy of the temporal bone
    • Surgery for chronic ear disease
    • Cochlear implants
    • Management of sudden sensorineural hearing loss
    • Image-guided surgery in otology
    • Advanced radiology techniques in otology
    • Osseointegrated implants
    • Audiology and vestibular diagnostic techniques
    • Ossicular reconstruction
    • Stapedectomy
    • Management of acoustic tumors
    • Surgery for vertigo
    • Skull base approaches to the temporal bone
    • Endoscopic ear surgery

    In addition to...

    • Endoscopic Ossiculoplasty
    • Mastoidectomy
    • Microscopic Techniques for Management of Cholesteatomas
    • Cost Analysis of Endoscopic Ear Surgery
    • Endoscopic Ear Surgery in the Pediatric Population
    • Cochlear Implant

    Procedures to be Demonstrated/Performed:

    • Intact canal with mastoidectomy
    • Facial recess and extended facial recess
    • Endolymphatic sac decompression
    • Facial nerve identification
    • Canal wall down mastoidectomy
    • Labyrinthectomy
    • Middle cranial fossa approach
    • Translabyrinthine approach to the skull base
    • Transcochlear approach to the skull base
    • BAHA implant technique

    Including Endoscopic Management of:

    • Cholesteatoma
    • Middle Ear Anomalies
    • Glomus Tumors
    • Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence
    • Endoscopic Ear Anatomy
    • Endoscopic Stapes Surgery
  • AMA PRA Category 1 CME credit will be available, pending exact number of credit hours.

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

    1215 21st Avenue South

    Medical Center East-South Tower

    Floor 8, Room 8380AB

    Nashville, Tennessee 37232


    Parking information to be shared with registrants closer to time.