43rd UKM Temporal Bone Dissection Course 2015

On 22nd till 24th April 2015 I attended the 43rd UKM Temporal Bone DIssection Course 2015. This course is intended for otolaryngologists and residents/fellows in training to learn more about the temporal bone anatomy, related diseases and the management and also applied surgical techniques.

The venue of this course took place at the HUKM ORL Dept Level 9. The price was RM1000. That was quite a lot of money although luckily I managed to find sponsor.

Topics covered:

  • Anatomy of the temporal bone
  • Surgery for chronic ear disease
  • Conductive hearing loss
  • Surgery for otosclerosis
  • Sensorineural hearing loss
  • Cochlear implants
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Surgery for acoustic neuroma

Procedures demonstrated and performed:

  • Cortical mastoidectomy
  • Endolymphatic sac decompression
  • Facial nerve identification
  • Stapes surgery
  • Canal wall down mastoidectomy
  • Cochlear implant
  • Labyrinthectomy
  • Translabyrinthine approach to the skull base

Overall I think this course was really beneficial for my learning. I was so caught up drilling the temporal bone that I almost always ended up didn’t realize how fast the time past. I wish we were given more time 🙂

Me and my good friend Juani on our 1st day
All of us… the participants

Juani, Nora and myself 🙂
The last day of the course. Receiving the certificate from Mr Iskandar, the Otologist from HKL
With the Profs, otologists and fellow participants on our last day.

The 2nd Asia Pasific Paediatric Airway Course & Workshop

I’m attending The Second Asia Pasific Paediatric Airway Course & Workshop in Taipei, Taiwan.

This is a 2-day lectures and workshop, which covers common and important aspects of paediatric airway disease that are relevant to surgical as well as medical disciplines.

A special emphasis on various aspects of paediatric bronchoscopic procedures and techniques are demonstrated.

Hands-on bronchoscopic techniques are augmented on dogs and live surgery demonstrated on paediatric patients.