Lawton-Tanikawa West-East Vascular Neurosurgery Course: “The Last Samurai”

Course Description

Barrow Neurological Institute announces the Second Annual Lawton-Tanikawa/West-East Vascular Neurosurgery Course, led by course directors Michael T. Lawton, MD, and Rokuya Tanikawa, MD. This didactic and practical course in neurosurgical approaches and vascular anatomy will focus on complex cerebrovascular pathology and advanced surgical techniques such as bypass.

The hands-on laboratory exercises will cover anterior and lateral regions of the brain and skull base. This course is designed for neurosurgery residents, fellows, and vascular neurosurgeons.

Beyond the surgical anatomy and approaches, this course will highlight the strategic thinking of two of the most experienced vascular neurosurgeons in practice today. This full two-day course is designed for intense instruction among 32 participants. Features include 3D microanatomical videos and 3D operative videos of cerebrovascular and tumor pathology to make the cadaver dissections come alive, using preserved cadavers with vascular injection. Each station will have state-of-the-art instrumentation and microscopes, with masters at the head station to demonstrate.

Objectives

  • Become familiar with microneurosurgical anatomy of the anterior and lateral regions of cranial and skull base
  • Learn appropriate visualization, technique, and approaches to the skull base
  • Correlate clinical pathological information with the corresponding anatomic region
  • Combine anatomy and pathology information into decision-making for approach selection
  • Explore and discuss options from experienced neurosurgical faculty for surgical treatment of vascular pathology
  • Gain hands-on practice with these surgical approaches utilizing injected cadaver specimens

Course Registration Information

Attendee Typeprice
Residents/Fellows$200.00
Non-Trainee$2,500.00

Refunds: To insure adequate spaces and planning for the course, no refunds are given for canceled registrations.

For more information, please contact the Barrow Continuing Medical Education Office at
CME@BarrowNeuro.org or (602) 406-3067.

In-Person: Wednesday – Friday, March 8-10, 2023
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT

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Date, Time, and Location

In-Person
Wednesday – Friday, March 8-10, 2022
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT

Loyal and Edith Davis Neurosurgical Research Laboratory
Barrow Neurological Institute
350 West Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013

Target Audience

This course is designed for neurosurgery residents, fellows, and vascular neurosurgeons. Beyond the surgical anatomy and approaches, this course will highlight the strategic thinking of two of the most experienced vascular neurosurgeons in practice today.

Speaker Information

All times refer to Arizona time (Pacific Daylight Time).

Speaker/Time Topic
Day 1March 8, 2023
7:00 AM Arrival and Registration | Breakfast
7:45-9:15 AMOrbitozygomatic Approach
Kaith Almefty, MD (7:45 AM)Anatomy of Orbit & Pterion
Jacques J. Morcos, MD, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Ed), FAANS (8:15 AM)Technique: Basic Pterional Craniotomy
Michael T. Lawton, MD (8:45 AM)Clinical Applications
9:15 AMLab Dissection: OZ Approaches
12:00 PMLunch
12:45-2:30 PMCavernous Sinus and Middle Fossa Approaches
Arnau Benet, MD (12:45 PM)Anatomy of Cavernous Sinus and Middle Fossa
Jacques J. Morcos, MD, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Ed), FAANS (1:15 PM) Technique: Transcavernous Approach
Michael T. Lawton, MD (2:00 PM)Clinical Applications
2:30 PMLab Dissection:
Cavernous Sinus, Middle Fossa Approach, and
Anterior Petrosectomy
5:00 PMAdjourn
Day 2March 9, 2023
7:00 AM Breakfast
Rokuya Tanikawa, MD (7:30 AM) Skull Base Bypass
Arnau Benet, MD (8:30 AM) Technique: Transpetrous Approaches
10:00 AMLab Dissection: Transpetrous Approaches
12:00 PMLunch
12:45-1:45 PMFar Lateral Approach
Michael T. Lawton, MD (12:45 PM) Anatomy of Foramen Magnum and Jugular Foramen
Jacques J. Morcos, MD, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Ed), FAANS (1:15 PM) Technique: Posterior Circulation Bypass
1:45 PMLab Dissection: Far Lateral Approach
4:30 PMAdjourn
Day 3March 10, 2023
7:30 AMNeurosurgery Case Conference
Rokuya Tanikawa, MD (8:30 AM)Neurosurgical Grand Rounds
9:30 AMCourse Adjourns

Laboratory Contact Information

Neurosurgery Research Department: (602) 406-3268
Main: (602) 406-3000
Fax: (602) 406-4153
Email: William.Bichard@CommonSpirit.org or
Steve.Marsh@CommonSpirit.org

Approved Accommodations

Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Downtown North
10 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012 | (602) 222-1111
3 blocks from the lab | No hotel shuttle service.

Hampton Inn Phoenix-Midtown-Downtown Area
160 W. Catalina Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85013 | (602) 200-0990
Across the street from the lab | Walking distance and no hotel shuttle service.

Fairfield Inn and Suits Phoenix (Marriott)
2520 North Central Avenue | (602) 716-9900
0.6 miles from the lab | Hotel shuttle runs between 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Wyndham Garden Phoenix | Ramada Phoenix
2nd Avenue and Osborn | WyndhamHotels.com
(602) 604-4900 | Wyndham Garden
(602) 595-4444 | Ramada Phoenix

Taxi Contacts

AAA Yellow Cab: (602) 252-5252
Discount Cab: (602) 200-2000
Execucar: (800) 410-4444