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Head and Neck Cadaveric Dissection Course 18-19th June 2019 SPACES ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE 18TH JUNE 2019 PLEASE CALL 0113 2064825

18 June 2019, 8:30 am - 19 June 2019, 5:00 pm

Course Information

This is a well established head & neck dissection course using Thiel fixed cadavers which gives delegates the most realistic dissection experience outside of an operating theatre. Over 2 days delegates will cover a huge range of operative procedures from tonsil and adenoid surgery through to complex major head and neck resections. A strict ratio of 2 delegates to 1 cadaver is adhered to, with high numbers of circulating faculty across both days.

Day 1 focusses on procedural skills for early-years trainees and day 2 on more complex procedures, see course programme for further details.

At the end of day 1 there will be an educational lecture open to local trainees and consultants as well as course delegates and faculty, followed by a course dinner.

Refreshments and lunches are provided.

£600 is the cost for 2 full days, if you wish to attend for 1 day only please contact f.spiers@nhs.net (Fiona Spiers) to enquire on price and availability



What topics will we cover?
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Approaches to the Nasal Septum
  • Pharyngo-Oesophagoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Facial Flaps
  • Tracheostomy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Sub-Mandibular Gland Resection
  • Parotidectomy
  • Total and/or partial Laryngectomy
  • Neck dissection.
Who is the course for?

This course is for Trainees in Ear Nose and Throat surgery, Oral & Maxillofacial surgery and Plastic surgery

How will you learn?

A mixture of instructional lectures and hands on dissection. Lectures are kept to a minimum to illustrate key steps in each procedure, and, to maximise dissection time.

Where to stay:

Premier Inn, Leeds City Centre (Leeds Arena) hotel 0.6 miles from venue LINK

Hotel ibis Leeds Centre, 23 Marlborough St, Leeds LS1 4PB 0.6 miles from venue  LINK

Radisson Blu Hotel, Leeds, No. 1, The Light the Headrow, Leeds LS1 8TL 0.6 miles from venue LINK

What do people say about this course?
  • "This was an excellent course, I would recommend it to all my ENT and Maxillofacial colleagues"
  • "The faculty and instructors were excellent and the high quality of the course was improved by the close supervision and direction"
  • "This was an excellent course and well organised. This will significantly help enhance my knowledge & skills. Excellent neck dissection lecture.
  • "Amazing faculty, approachable and knowledgeable"
  • "Thank you for arranging such a brilliant course"
Useful Information

In the event you need to cancel your place on this course, the following terms and conditions apply:

  • If you have notified us at least 30 days prior to the commencement date of the course, your course fees will be returned minus a £10.00 administration fee. If you have received any course materials these must be returned prior to any refund.

Cancellation of your place within 30 days will result in a loss of all fees.

Contact Information

Course Directors:  Mr James Moor, LTHT Consultant ENT and Head and Neck Surgeon and Mr Justin Murphy, LTHT Consultant ENT Surgeon

Full faculty list to follow in due course

Course co-ordinators:  annette.clarkson@nhs.net and f.spiers@nhs.net


Head and Neck Thiel Fixed Cadaver Dissection Course

Course Programme

Day 1, Tuesday 18th June

0830 - 0900                 Registration

0900 - 0910                 Introduction, presentation of overall course aims and objectives, and specific objectives for day 1

During time allocated for dissection, delegates rotate through different stations to undertake the procedures outlined in the course objectives

0915 - 1045                 Dissection room

1045 - 1115                 Break, refreshments

1115 - 1245                 Dissection room

1245 - 1300                 Lunch

1300 - 1430                 Dissection room

1430 - 1500                 Break, refreshments

1500 - 1630                 Dissection room

1730 - 1800                 Inaugural Leeds H&N Lecture;

Imaging in Head and Neck, now and future concepts.

Dr Sri Vaidyanathan, Consultant Radiologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals

1900                            Course dinner, Sukothai. Sponsored by Chris Eaton of Severn Healthcare 

Day 2, Wednesday 19th June

0830 - 0900                 Registration

0900 - 0910                 Welcome and introductions, presentation of aims and objectives for day 2

0915 - 1045                   Dissection room; tracheostomy, thyroid lobectomy

1045 - 1115                   Break, refreshments

1115 - 1245                    Dissection room; sub-mandibular gland and parotidectomy

1245 - 1300                  Lunch

1300 - 1430                 Dissection room; Neck dissection

1430 - 1500                 Break, refreshments

1500 - 1630                 Dissection room; Laryngectomy, total or partial

1630                             Feedback, distribution of certificates and course ends.

Course Aims/Objectives

Course Aims;

To provide trainees in ENT, OMFS and Plastic surgery with experience of a wide range of commonly undertaken head & neck procedures, to understand key steps and potential pitfalls in each procedure performed in a safe, trainee friendly environment.

Course Objectives;

By the end of the course delegates will have undertaken tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, laryngoscopy, pharyngoscopy, rigid oesophagoscpy, approaches to the nasal septum, turbinate surgery, facial flaps, tracheostomy, thyroid lobectomy, submandibular gland excision, parotidectomy, total laryngectomy and neck dissection.



18 June 2019, 8:30 am
19 June 2019, 5:00 pm


Fiona Spiers


Worsley Building, University of Leeds
Worsley Building, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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