Course Information

UCLA Orbital Center and Skull Base Program - Master's Symposium and Dissection Workshop

Center for the Health Sciences (CHS)
UCLA Stein Eye Institute, RPB Auditorium
Los Angeles, California

March 04, 2022 to March 05, 2022

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The Orbital Surgery course is a tightly focused program of techniques and concepts related to orbital disease and its management. The multidisciplinary faculty, renown experts in their fields, focus on practical techniques and conceptual pearls designed to send participants home with tools and knowledge that they can immediately apply to their own practice.

Friday, March 4, 2022: Dissection Laboratory, Center for Health Sciences (53-129)

The dissection workshop focuses on anatomic and surgical pearls of core orbital surgery including decompression techniques, approaches to the optic nerve, the orbital apex and cavernous sinus, orbital trauma and advanced endonasal surgery. The various procedures will be reviewed in step-by-step fashion, utilizing a detailed dissection manual, bullet point surgical videos, and prosections by faculty experts. Limited enrollment will promote close interaction between participants and faculty.

Friday, March 4, 2022: Satellite Session, Center for Health Sciences (53-129)

For those who may prefer prosection to direct dissection, we will be offering an audio-visual suite option for the first day activities. Live instructor-led dissection will be broadcast with a two-way live video feed and mediated by course faculty in the suite. Dissections, videos and lectures, led by Dr. Jack Rootman and other guest faculty, will be streamed live to the suite and participants will be provided opportunity to interact in real time.

Saturday, March 5, 2022: Didactic and Interactive Sessions, UCLA Stein Eye Institute, RPB Auditorium

The second day of the course will include didactic sessions covering modern understanding of orbital disease and advanced techniques for management. The faculty consists of experts in the area of orbital disease and treatment who will share their knowledge and experience with participants. A range of high yield topics will be covered including orbital trauma, vascular lesions, tumors, inflammatory disease and thyroid related orbitopathy. Complex cases presented by participants will be discussed by expert panel members in an interactive manner. Individuals unable to participate in the first day dissection course are welcome to attend.

Target Audience

This course is targeted to practicing ophthalmologists and orbital surgeons.

Course Fees

Workshop and Didactic Session (Friday and Saturday)

  • $2,000.00

Satellite Session and Didactic Session (Friday and Saturday)

  • $1,000.00

Satellite Session Only (Friday)

  • $500.00

Didactic Session Only (Saturday)

  • $500.00

Residents and Fellows (Saturday Only)

  • $150.00

Enroll Online (Preferred)

To enroll click here.

To ensure course material is received before the course begins, early registration is advised. Online registration will close at 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 27th.

Enroll by Phone

Use your American Express, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620.

Enroll by Fax

Send the completed enrollment form with credit card information and authorizing signature. Fax to: (310) 794-2624.

Enroll by Mail

Mail to course registration form to:
UCLA Office of Continuing Medical Education
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512


Cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, February 18, 2022 and will be subject to a $150 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after that date. If, for any reason, the course must be cancelled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided.

Course Faculty

Program Chair
Daniel Rootman, MD

Dissection Laboratory Chair
Robert A. Goldberg, MD

The Jack Rootman Lectureship in Orbital Disease
Augusto Cruz, MD
University of São Paulo
Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins
Chief of Oculoplastics, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

UC Visiting Faculty
Bobby S. Korn M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor of Ophthalmology and Plastic Surgery
Division of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Viterbi Family Department of Ophthalmology
UC San Diego Shiley Eye Institute

Guest Lecturers
Holly Chang, MD
Stefania Diniz, MD
Gary Duckwiler, MD
Kenneth Feldman, MD
Won Kim, MD
Jivainne Lee, MD
Ron Mancini, MD
Sandy Zhang Nunes, MD
Ali Sepahdari MD
Rona Silkiss, MD

UCLA Course Faculty
Bruce Becker, MD
Cynthia Boxrud, MD
Liza Cohen, MD
Knut Eichhorn, MD
Michael Groth, MD
Jonathan Hoenig, MD
David Isaacs, MD
Justin Karlin, MD
Howard Krauss, MD
Steven Leibowitz, MD
Joseph Lin, MD
Christopher Lo, MD
Polly McKinstry, MD
Nathan Pirakitikulr, MD
Peter Quiros, MD
Kelsey Roelofs,MD
Alfredo Sadun, MD
Stan Saulney, MD
Aaron Savar, MD
Louis Savar, MD
Norman Shorr, MD
Palavi Singh, MD
Kenneth Steinsapir, MD
Mehryar Taban, MD

Friday, March 4, 2022

Roos' Dissection Laboratory, Center for Health Sciences (53-129)

7:20 am (PST) Registration and continental breakfast
Please wear scrubs or casual clothing. Disposable gowns will be provided.
Guided dissections with 5 minute video introduction and step-by-step dissection syllabus
7:50 am Introduction to the Dissection Laboratory and Distribution of Detailed Syllabus
Daniel Rootman, MD, MS
7:55 am Transorbital Medial Orbital Decompression
Holly Chang, MD
8:45 am Endoscopic Medial Apex Surgery and Canal Decompression
Daniel Rootman, MD, MS
9:45 am Transconjunctival-Transcaruncular Approach for Combined Medial Wall and Floor Fractures, with Plating Options
Ron Mancini, MD
Orbital Stations: One hour prosection and demonstration, each station has 2 half hour cycles. Participants can choose a station, rotate between stations, and also have the option to work on their own specimens.
11:00 am
  • Station 1: Medial Maxillectomy
    Robert Goldberg, MD
  • Station 2: Dacryocystectomy
    Bobby Korn, MD
  • Station 3: Reconstruction of the Inferomedial Strut
    Kelsey Roelofs, MD & Nathan Pirakitikulr, MD
12:00 pm Lunch
Guided dissections with 5 minute video introduction and step-by-step dissection syllabus (continued)
1:00 pm Lateral Orbital Decompression and Approach to the Orbital Apex
Robert Goldberg, MD
1:55 pm Lateral Bony Marginotomy with Variations
Augusto Cruz, MD
2:35 pm ZMC and Midface Fractures, Creation and Reduction
Bobby Korn, MD
Orbital Stations: One hour prosection and demonstration, each station has 2 half hour cycles. Participants can choose a station, rotate between stations, and also have the option to work on their own specimens.
3:15 pm
  • Station 1: Temporalis and other flaps exenterated sockets and orbital reconstruction
    Johnathan Hoenig, MD
  • Station 2: Trans cranial approach to the orbit
    Won Kim, MD
  • Station 3: Eyelid Crease and other Approaches to Optic Nerve Sheath Fenestration
    Howard Krauss, MD
  • Station 4: Eyelid sparing and eyelid involving exenteration
    Sandy Zhang Nunes, MD
4:00 pm Questions, Final Discussion and Adjourn

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Stein Eye Institute, RPB Auditorium

7:20 am (PST) Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:55 am Introduction
Daniel Rootman, MD, MS
8:00 am
  • Orbital Imaging: Sequences, Density and Enhancement Patterns in the Diagnosis of Well Circumscribed Orbital Tumors
    Luke Ledbetter, MD
  • Adjuvant and Neo-Adjuvant Therapy for Orbitally Invasive Cutaneous Malignancy
    Stefania Diniz, MD
  • Transorbital Management of Sphenoid Wing Meningioma: Indications, Technique and Expected Outcomes
    Justin Karlin, MD
  • Diagnostics in Lacrimal Gland Disease: Radiologic, Fine Needle, Incisional and Excisional Biopsy - When to do What
    Augusto Cruz, MD
9:15 am
  • Direct Transorbital Approaches to the Middle Cranial Fossa and Cavernous Sinus
    Won Kim, MD
  • Orbital Procedures in Trans-Nasal Surgery: A Helping Hand from the Orbital Surgeon
    Jivianne Lee, MD and Robert Goldberg, MD
  • Combined Transorbital/Transnasal Endoscopic Surgery: Orbital Apex and Frontal Sinus
    Daniel Rootman, MD
10:15 am Break
10:30 am
  • Orbital Decompression: What Has Changed Since 1952
    Robert Goldberg, MD
  • Update on Immunotherapy for TED
    Rona Silkiss, MD
  • TED in the Era of Teprotumumab
    Daniel Rootman, MD
11:30 am
  • Introduction to the Lectureship
    Robert Goldberg, MD
  • Presentation Title: TBD
    Augusto Cruz, MD
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm
  • Orbital Physiology: Acute and Chronic Factors Influencing Motility Dysfunction in Orbital Trauma
    Joe Demer, MD
  • Optic Nerve Trauma: Interventions That Can (and Can’t) Affect Outcome
    Howard Krauss, MD
  • NOE Fractures: Early and Late Management of Medial Canthal Position
    Bobby Korn, MD
  • Aesthetic Rehabilitation After Cranio-Orbital Trauma and Surgery: Fine Tuning Bony and Soft Tissue Abnormalities in the Periorbital and Temporal Region
    Jonathan Hoenig, MD
  • Rehabilitation of the Exenterated Socket: Improving Primary Epithelialization and Management of Sinocutaneous Fistula
    Ron Mancini MD
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm
  • Distensible Venous Lesions – IVR Toolbox
    Gary Duckwiler, MD
  • Distensible Venous Lesions - Surgical and Non-Surgical Strategies Management
    Daniel Rootman, MD
3:15 pm
  • The Evolution of NSIOS Etiology: Proteomics and Deep Sequencing
    Bobby Korn MD
  • Orbital Inflammatory Disease in the Age of Biologic Therapy: Which Medicine and When
    Holly Chang, MD
  • The Evolving Role of Exenteration and Direct Medical Therapy in Orbital Fungal Disease
    Liza Cohen, MD and Pallavi Singh, MD
4:15 pm Toughest Cases from Fellows Conference
Panel: Augusto Cruz MD, Bobby Korn MD and Robert Goldberg MD
Moderators: Nathan Pirakitikulr, MD, Kelsey Roelofs, MD and Pallavi Singh, MD
4:30 pm Adjourn

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize key anatomic landmarks in the orbit
  • Approach orbital lesions from an array of incisions including: transconjunctival, transcaruncular, lateral eyelid crease and medial eyelid crease
  • Identify the principles of management for inflammatory, neoplastic and vascular lesions in the orbit
  • Utilize safe techniques in orbital surgery
  • Implement new techniques for the medical and surgical management of orbital disease

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by the AMA for category 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses from states other than California should inquire with their local State Board for specific continuing education policies.

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Friday, March 4, 2022 (Day 1)
Dissection Workshop Laboratory

Saturday, March 5, 2022 (Day 2)
Didactic and Interactive Sessions


Parking is available for $13 per day.