Day 1, September 26th

Facial Nerve Reconstruction


Registration

Thu, 7:30 – 8:00


Welcome

Thu, 8:00 – 8:10

 

Welcome, Rules and Course Introduction by Course Directors


Lectures Step by Step

Thu, 8:30 – 9:10

 

Facial Nerve and Mimetic Muscles Anatomy
Facial Nerve Exposure and Surgical Relevant Anatomy
Sural Nerve Harvest
Corneal Neurotization: Step by step

 

Workshop 1

Thu, 9:10 – 12:00

 

Facial Nerve Anatomy and Facial Donor Nerves

  • Facial nerve exposure and identification of all branches

  • Harvest of Sural  Nerves 

  • Dissection of Supraorbicularis Nerve

  • Tips  and Tricks Lecture: How to avoid facial nerve injuries in maxillofacial and ENT approaches

  • Nerve grafting under microscope in a simulated nerve gap

  • Simulation of Corneal Neurotization

 

Lunch

Thu, 12:00 – 13:00

 

Lunch Buffet


Lectures Step by Step

Thu, 13:00 – 13:30

 

Masseter and hypoglossal nerve exposure
Spinal Accessory nerve exposure
Cross Facial Nerve Graft
Vascularized Nerve Grafts

 

Workshop 2

Thu, 13:40 – 15:40

 

Facial Donor Nerves

  • Exposure of Masseteric and Hypoglossal Nerves

  • Exposure of Spinal Accesory Nerve

  • Harvest of Vascularized Nerve (Vastus lateralis Motor Nerve)

  • Simulation of Nerve transfer to the facial Nerve

15:40 – 16:10 Allogenic Donor Nerve technique

 

Break

Thu, 16:10 – 16:30


Seminar

Thu, 16:30 – 17:30

 

CLINICAL SCENARIOS IN FACIAL NERVE RECONSTRUCTION

  • Corneal Neurotization

  • Facial Nerve Reconstruction in the Oncological and Traumatic Patient

  • Nerve Transfers in Facial Paralysis

  • Discussion 

 

Gathering

Thu, 19:00

 

Informal Gathering

 
 

Day 2, September 27th

Facial Reanimation in Long-Standing Facial Paralysis


Lecture

Fri, 8:30 – 9:00

 

Facial Reanimation at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital: 30 Years of Experiences

 

Lectures Step by Step

Fri, 8:30 – 9:00

 

Gracilis Muscle flap harvesting
Recipient Site Preparation and flap insetting


Workshop 3

Fri, 9:00 – 12:00

 

Gracilis Muscle

  • Gracilis Flap Harvesting

  • Recipient Site Preparation

  • Tips and Tricks Lecture: Insetting of Gracilis Muscle for Smile Restoration

  • Gracilis insetting in the face and nerve coaptation

 

Lunch

Fri, 12:00 – 13:00

 

Lunch Buffet


Lectures Step by Step

Fri, 13:00 – 13:30

 

Temporalis muscle Transfer
Ultrasound Guided Location of Cranial Nerves

 

Workshop 4

Fri, 13:30 – 15:40

 
  • Temporalis Muscle Transfers

  • Ultrasound Guided Location of Facial Nerve

  • Tips  and Tricks Lecture: Physiotherapy Considerations in Facial ParalysisDiagnostic and Rehabilitation

  • Completion of previous exercises

 

Break

Fri, 15:40 – 16:30

 

Lecture

Fri, 15:40 – 16:30

 

CLINICAL SCENARIOS IN FACIAL REANIMATION

  • Facial reanimation in Adults

  • Facial reanimation in Children

  • Selection of Masseter vs Contralateral Facial Nerve as Neurotizers: When and How?

  • Discussion

 

Course Dinner

Fri, 19:00

 

Day 3, September 28th

Ancillary Procedures in Facial Paralysis


Lecture

Sat, 8:30 – 9:00

 

Basic Science in Facial Nerve Reconstruction

 

Lectures Step by Step

Sat, 9:00 – 9:30

 

Management of Ectropion
Gold Weigth Implant
Dinamic Eye Reanimation

 

Workshop 5

Sat, 9:30 – 12:00

 
  • Lateral Tarsal Strip 

  • Gold Weigth Implant

  • Temporalis and Platysma for  Eye Reanimation

  • Tips  and Tricks Lecture: Eye Protection in Facial Paralysis

  • Completion of previous exercises


Lunch

Sat, 12:00 – 13:00

 

Lunch Buffet


Lectures Step by Step

Sat, 13:00 – 13:30

 

Neuromyomectomies
Botox in Synkinesia
Fascia Lata, Palmaris Longus, Plantaris Longus Harvest


Workshop 6

Sat, 14:45 – 15:40

 
  • Neuromyomectomies Platysma and lower lip depressors

  • Fascia Lata, Plantaris Longus Harvest and Insetting

  • Simulation of Botox injection


Clinic Scenarios

Sat, 15:40 – 16:00

 

CLINICAL SCENARIOS IN FACIAL REANIMATION
Combining Static and Dynamic Reconstruction


Closing Remarks

Sat, 16:00 – 16:30

 

Closing Remarks and Diplomas