International Surgeons’ Course Highlights
The ISC is designed for CI surgeons living outside of the United States and consists of all didactic training of the ICIT Advanced Surgeons’ Course, including:
14 Modules, each of which contains weekly guided readings, recorded lectures, self-correcting knowledge assessments, discussion board Q & A, and live Web-Class recordings. All are presented on Blackboard online and lead to a Certificate of Completion of the ISC Didactic Course.
This is a didactic course only with no temporal bone laboratory sessions.
This course was designed to address issues confronting some international CI surgeons who wish to access ICIT cochlear implant training:
Time zone difficulties Time zone differences of 5 to 14 hours may create hardship for international participants. These are eliminated by making all lectures and web classes available online at any time during the Module week.
Travel expense Travel to the temporal bone lab may be expensive and cause extensive time away from work. No travel is required for this didactic-only course. (No temporal bone laboratory sessions are included.)
Tuition reduction Tuition is reduced by 1/3 of the ASC.
To see excerpts from the surgical courses, watch the video below.
Expertise in mastoidectomy and facial recess as well a minimum of 3 cochlear implants completed as primary surgeon are required.
THE COMPLEAT CI SURGEON
1. History and Introduction to Cochlear Implantation
2. Applied Surgical Anatomy
3. Cochlea and Central Auditory System
4. Cochlear Implant Audiology for Surgeons
5. Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Auditory Neuropathy & Deficient Cochlear Nerve
6. Imaging: Cochlea & Temporal Bone
7. Cochlear Implant Candidacy
8. Deaf Culture, Ethical Considerations, Meningitis
9. Cochlear Implant Electronics & Signal Processing
10. Bilateral Cochlear Implants, Tinnitus & Single Sided Deafness
11. Incision & Fixation, Avoiding device migration and dural injury
12. Mastoidectomy, Facial Recess, Extended Facial Recess, Promontory
13. Adaptive Cochleostomy & Electrode Insertion for Hearing Conservation
14. Difficult Cases: Ossification, Dysplasia, Very Young Children, Device Failure, Reimplantation
Surgeons' Course Instructor Team
THOMAS J. BALKANY MD, FACS, FAAP, ICIT DIRECTOR
Hotchkiss Professor and Chairman Emeritus
Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine