2020 Course Update
In an effort to be proactive and maintain the health and safety of all faculty, staff and fellow participants, our course directors have made the decision to cancel the Head and Neck Microvascular Fellow Bootcamp for the 2020-2021 academic year. We hope to resume our in-person course in the Fall of 2021 and will keep participants posted as more definite plans are in place.
We send our best wishes to the class of 2021 and look forward to training the class of 2022!
The mission of the Microvascular Fellow Bootcamp is to expose current head and neck microvascular fellows to both common and uncommon free flap procedures, indications, techniques and nuances of insetting including soft tissue and boney inset plating, and to expose residents to head and neck anatomy and ablative procedures.
About the Course
A unique aspect to this course is that it is centered on a defect-oriented approach in fresh cadavers. Cadavers will have pre-existing defects and the participants will be required to design and reconstruct the defects (including osteotomies, plating, soft tissue inset, etc.) for each head and neck subsite. We put together an outstanding group of faculty from high volume training centers all over the country. We are offering this wonderful learning opportunity to a broad audience including thirty fellows free of charge. There will be sixteen stations with two fellows and one faculty member minimum per cadaver to maximize the educational experience. There will be one prosection station. In addition, we offer a web-based learning aspect with reading material available via dropbox prior to the start of the course. All lectures and dissections will be recorded and placed on the dropbox following the course. Funding for the course is provided by The Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University and industry sponsors.