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Advanced Endoscopic Skull Base Cadaver Dissection Course

27-29 Jun 2013.

When Jun 27, 2013 to
Jun 29, 2013
Where Brisbane, Queensland
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Queensland Skull Base Unit

Advanced Endoscopic Skull Base Cadaver Dissection Course with fresh frozen cadavers.

Invited Guests:

Ricardo Carrau and Daniel Prevedello - University of Ohio, USA

Honorary Convenor:

Giovanni Danesi (Italy)

Guest Faculty:

Queensland Skull Base Unit Faculty:


This 3-day course is composed of six sessions, each including a series of lectures followed by cadaveric demonstrations and supervised dissections.

Anterior Approaches to Skull Base:





Nurses are invited to attend to advance their clinical skills and knowledge by assisting medical staff with cadaver dissections; attending nursing presentations i.e. Head & Neck patients and tracheostomy patients; and attending medical presentations.

Invited Guests:

Prestigious surgeons in this field from Ohio, USA

Ricardo L. Carrau, MD

Dr Carrau completed his medical education and residency at the University of Puerto Rico.

In 1987, he joined the United States Air Force (USAF) as an officer in the active reserve medical corps.

In July 1992 he joined the Department of ORL-HNS at the University of Pittsburgh where he served for 18 years. At the time of his departure he held appointments as Professor Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (primary), Neurological Surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery (secondary).

In April 1, 2011, he joined the Department of ORL-HNS at the Ohio State University as tenured Professor and Director of the Comprehensive Skull Base Surgery Program and Co-Director of the Anatomy Laboratory Toward Visuo-Spatial Innovations in Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery. ALT-VISION integrates surgical anatomy research with the study of tissue biomechanics, testing of new technologies; and, in partnership with the Ohio Super Computer Center, the development of surgical simulation.

His clinical interests include skull base surgery, head and neck oncology, swallowing disorders, disorders of the salivary glands and sialendoscopy, disorders of the paranasal sinuses/endoscopic sinus surgery and laryngotracheal stenosis.  He has been listed in listings in Top Doctors in America, America's Top Doctors for Cancer, Best of the U.S. Physicians and the honor edition of "Who is Who" Registry. Dr Carrau has authored more than 350 publications and co-authored/co-edited multiple books.


Daniel Prevedello

Skull Base Neurosurgery

Dr Daniel Prevedello joined the Department of Neurological Surgery, Wexner Medical Center, Oio State, U.S.A. on 19 July 2010. Dr Prevedello joins us from the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr Prevedello received his doctor of medicine in 2000 and completed a fellowship in residency in 2005 in Brazil. He completed a felowship in pituitary surgery at the University of Virginia in 2006 and a fellowship in skull base and cerebravascular surgery at the University of Pittsburgh in 2008.

Dr Prevedello lives in Columbus with his wife and two children.



The University of Queensland Department of Anatomy & Development Biology, Otto Hirschfeld Building, St Lucia   Qld   4072


Registration Fees:

Registration fee includes lunches, morning and afternoon teas each day and courtesy bus to and from Novotel.

Single Dissectors
Team Dissectors (ENT + Neuro)
Senior Registrar / Fellow
   $5,000 ($2,500 pp)
   $   400

For further information and Registration Form please contact: Judy Hawkins