Instructional Course

Place: Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan

Date: 25 - 26 October 2011

Facial paralysis can be a psychological disaster to the affected patients, while facial reanimation still poses a great challenge to the reconstructive microsurgeon. Some controversies related to facial paralysis reconstruction are: (1) One stage vs. two stage reconstruction;, (2) The donor muscle selection: temporalis vs. gracilis vs. pectoralis minor muscle vs. others;, (3) The neurotizer selection: Ipsilateral vs. contralateral facial nerve vs. masseter nerve vs. spinal accessory nerve vs. hypoglossal nerve vs. ipsilateral C7 branch;, (4) The placement of the muscle;, (5) The tension setting of the transferred muscle et cetera.

The 3rd Mayo Clinic & Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Combined Meeting for Reconstructive Microsurgery will be held at the Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CGMH), October 28 (Friday) - October 30 (Sunday), 2011. Given this opportunity, the CGMH Microsurgery team will host a two day Pre-Congress Instructional Course for Facial Paralysis Reconstruction on October 25 (Tuesday) and October 26 (Wednesday), 2011. This facial nerve symposium will solely focus on reconstructive microsurgery. There is one day (Thursday, October 27, 2011) without a scheduled program between these two meetings which allows leisure activities.

The course will include live surgery and lectures.