Modern operating techniques, many hours of practical exercises, as well as experienced scientific staff were components of the third course of ear and temporal bone surgery. The course took place on September 20-22, 2017, in the Department of Otolaryngology in cooperation with the Department of Clinical Anatomy and the Department of Forensic Medicine. In the course participated 27 Polish medical doctors from Warsaw, Olsztyn, Lodz, Wroclaw, Katowice, Elblag, Lublin, Bialystok and Siedlce, together with a group of assistants from the MUG’s Otolaryngology Clinic.
The course was designed for otolaryngologists who wanted to improve the latest methods of ear treatments and surgical techniques used in otolaryngology. It was organised by prof. J. Kuczkowski M.D. Ph.D., T. Przewoźny M.D. Ph. D., W. Sierszeń M.D. Ph. D., D. Tretiakow M.D. Ph.D., W. Brzoznowski M.D. Ph.D., D. Stodulski M.D. Ph.D. and A. Molisz M.D. from the Otolaryngology Clinic, as well as Adam Kosiński M.D. Ph.D. from the Department of Clinical Anatomy and doc. Michał Kaliszan from the Department of Forensic Medicine. As in previous editions of the course, the organisers invited the leading European otosurgeons: prof. Kazimierz Niemczyk M.D. Ph.D., head of the Otolaryngology Clinic in Warsaw and Andrzej Żarowski M.D. Ph.D., head of the Otolaryngology Department of the European Institute for Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Sint-Augustinus in Antwerp, Belgium. Some of the ear surgeries were carried out by prof. Jerzy Kuczkowski.
The course programme also consisted of classes conducted at the Otolaryngology Department at the Invasive Medicine Centre, where participants could observe live surgery operations from the surgery unit. During the whole course nine patients with various ear diseases were operated, including such treatments as Neuro Zti implant surgery, tympanoplasty and stapedectomy. Also, at the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, the latest techniques of the 3D visualisation in ear and nose surgery were presented.