AOCMF North America - Craniomaxillofacial Surgery: Orbital Approaches and Fundamentals (with Human Anatomic Specimens) is organized by AO North America and will be held from Nov 02 - 04, 2018 at Hilton Tampa Downtown, Tampa, Florida, United States of America.

The target audience for this medical event is attending surgeons in the fields of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology, Plastic and Reconstruction, Ophthalmology and Oculoplastics. Senior Residents (PGY 4 and above) and Fellows may also find this course beneficial. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 20.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

The evaluation and treatment of orbital and mid-facial fractures, and peri-orbital soft tissue injuries continues to be a challenging problem, even for the most experienced surgeons. The key anatomical landmarks within the orbit are often difficult to visualize, and the relationships between important structures remain unclear to many surgeons. This is complicated by the presence of a fragile and highly specialized structure, the globe, and its associated adnexal structures, such as the extraocular muscles, and lacrimal system within the orbit, and eyelids externally.

In addition, there is much debate regarding which orbital injuries should be repaired, with what surgical approach, and the optimal timing for the repair, if performed. These factors all contribute to the difficulty of accurate orbital reconstruction. A secondary problem associated with treatment of orbital injuries is that the orbit is a region of the face that’s shared by several specialties, but not completely treated by any one specialty. For example, many ophthalmologists, are well trained in evaluating and treating eyelid lacerations, extraocular muscle problems, and lacrimal injuries, but are uncomfortable with orbital fractures, especially multi-wall injuries, or orbital fractures associated with other mid-facial injuries. Surgeons trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology, and Plastic Surgery, have varying experience with the bony reconstruction of the orbit and mid-face, and may have some experience with the soft tissue reconstruction of this region, but many do not have significant training in the internal orbital contents.

This Course is intended for instructional training in the operative treatment of orbit and midface fractures, and secondary facial reconstruction involving the orbit, according to AO principles and techniques. The Faculty are national and internationally recognized leaders in orbital reconstruction, and will discuss subjects covering craniofacial trauma and reconstructive surgery techniques. Lectures by distinguished surgeons will be combined with demonstrations, discussions and practical exercises. A "hands-on" approach to learning will be emphasized.

National and internationally recognized leaders in orbital reconstruction will cover the latest in the operative treatment of craniofacial trauma and reconstructive surgery.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
• Define preoperative planning methods and outcome analysis
• Identify the relevant surgical and radiologic anatomy of the orbit, and based on this knowledge, be able to diagnose/evaluate common orbital/ peri-orbital bony and soft tissue injuries
• Describe and be able to differentiate the surgical approach(s) and reconstructive procedure(s) that are most effective in correcting specific orbital and peri-orbital deformities
• Recognize the common complications associated with the treatment of these conditions and their accepted management
• Assess potential benefits of an interdisciplinary approach for optimal reconstruction and rehabilitative treatment of patients with orbital injuries
• Interpret how recent technological advances can impact on the intra-operative treatment of these injuries
• Demonstrate psychomotor skills in the practical application of traditional and endoscopic surgical approaches.


Event Start Date
02 Nov, 2018
Event Start Date
Event End Date
04 Nov, 2018
Event End Date


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery



HIlton Tampa Downtown
221 N Tampa St
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