5th Annual Saint Louis University Department of Neurosurgery Combined Ventricular and Skull Base Endoscopy Course For Neurosurgeons: Hands-On Cadaver

Date & Location
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 7:00 AM - Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 4:00 PM, SLU PASE Lab, St. Louis , MO

Ventricular and Skull base surgical approaches are complex procedures with a limited amount of expert surgeons in the field. Accurate surgery of the skull base requires the surgeon to have knowledge of the intricate surgical anatomy including a comprehensive understanding of the topographical anatomy and surrounding associated structures. These procedures require skillful hand-eye coordination and technical knowledge of the various approached acquired and reviewed in a hands-on setting.

  1. Review and perform endoscopic surgical approaches to the lateral ventricles perform Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy, perform endoscopic placement of shunt, perform endoscopic septum fenestration and remove intraventricular tumors.
  2. Review and perform endoscopic surgical approaches to anterior, lateral, and posterior skull base on cadaveric specimens.
  3. Review and discuss the indications and differences between standard microsurgical and endoscopic approaches.
  4. Discuss the surgical techniques and complexity of the various surgical approaches reviewed, viewing surgical videos and interacting with the world renowned experts in the field. Discuss complication avoidance and management.


To register for this hands-on cadaver lab please click on the link below to be taken to the PASE Lab registration site:


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Saint Louis University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designations:

Saint Louis University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 30.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Saint Louis University School of Medicine will provide Other learner certificates (for NPs, nurses, and other types of learners).  The certificate will state that the activity was designated for 30.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Follow your board's requirements for reciprocal CE credits.

American Academy of Physician Asssitants:  AAPA

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.  PAs may receive a maximum of 30.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this activity.