THE LAUSANNE AIRWAY COURSE
A common platform for Airway surgeons (otorhinolaryngologists/ENT, pediatric surgeons, thoracic & general surgeons), anaesthetists, pulmonologists and intensivists
When: 25, 26, 27 January 2016.
Where: Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, Lausanne University Hospital - CHUV, Switzerland
Why: Understanding of the compromised airway in children and adults is extremely important and sometimes its management can be tricky. While treating such patients, an otorhinolaryngologist requires working in close collaboration with his anesthetist and intensivist. Remember - the best results in airway surgeries lie in the first operation. This can be achieved only by a professional and competent team.
The Lausanne Airway Course is designed to get an Airway surgeon (otorhinolaryngologists/ENT, pediatric surgeons, thoracic & general surgeons), pediatric & adult anaesthetists, pulmonologists and intensivists together on a common platform to discuss management of airway conditions like laryngomalacia, intubation injuries, congenital and acquired laryngotracheal stenosis and complex airway anomalies. Tracheotomies, non invasive methods of ventilation and difficult intubation techniques would be discussed in detail.
The course design will include didactic lectures in the field of ENT, Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, as well as live endoscopies. In addition, there will be hands-on training for ENT surgeons to practice airway corrective procedures on animal models and difficult airway management workshops for the anesthetists. Its only when we understand the role of each individual specialist, that we will be able to develop a team with a focused approach while treating these serious conditions.
Didactic lectures of common interest to ENT, anesthetists, pulmonologists and intensivists
Separate lectures and round tables pertinent to each specialty
Live airway endoscopies
Hands-on anaesthesia workshop
Hands-on laryngotracheal reconstructive surgeries in animal model
Course language: English
Mentor: Professor Philippe MONNIER
Organizing Chairmen: Dr Kishore SANDU
Dr Patrick SCHOETTKER (Dept. of Anesthesiology)
Course Coordinator: Dr Madeleine CHOLLET
300 Swiss Francs (early bird before 1st June 2015)
400 Swiss Francs (01.06.2015 until 31.10.2015)
500 Swiss Francs (after Nov. 2015 and on site)
Course plus Hands-on Workshop (Anesthesia / ORL):
650 Swiss Francs (early bird before 1st June 2015)
800 Swiss Francs ((01.06.2015 until 31.10.2015).
Registration to the hands-on workshops closes on 31st Oct 2015.
Each specialty hands-on workshop has limited (maximum 40) places.
For registration, please see the course website: www.chuv.ch/airways