Lawton-Tanikawa West-East Vascular Neurosurgery Course: “The Last Samurai”
Barrow Neurological Institute announces the Third 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.
- 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
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 7-8, 2024
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT
Date, Time, and Location
Wednesday – Friday, March 7-8, 2024
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT
Loyal and Edith Davis Neurosurgical Research Laboratory
Barrow Neurological Institute
350 West Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
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.
Agenda and Speaker Information
Note: Check back soon for an updated agenda for 2024. The agenda from 2023 is included below to provide an example of the content included in this course.
All times refer to Arizona time (Pacific Daylight Time).
|Day 1||March 8, 2023|
|7:00 AM||Arrival and Registration | Breakfast|
|7:45-9:15 AM||Orbitozygomatic 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 AM||Lab Dissection: OZ Approaches|
|12:45-2:30 PM||Cavernous 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 PM||Lab Dissection:|
Cavernous Sinus, Middle Fossa Approach, and
|Day 2||March 9, 2023|
|Rokuya Tanikawa, MD (7:30 AM)||Skull Base Bypass|
|Arnau Benet, MD (8:30 AM)||Technique: Transpetrous Approaches|
|10:00 AM||Lab Dissection: Transpetrous Approaches|
|12:45-1:45 PM||Far 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 PM||Lab Dissection: Far Lateral Approach|
|Day 3||March 10, 2023|
|7:30 AM||Neurosurgery Case Conference|
|Rokuya Tanikawa, MD (8:30 AM)||Neurosurgical Grand Rounds|
|9:30 AM||Course Adjourns|
Laboratory Contact Information
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