Course Overview

The course provides hands-on education in Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) with two tracks: TORS for Oncology and TORS for Sleep Apnea. Both tracks provide basic system training in surgical robotics that focuses on basic skills required to safely operate the Intuitive Surgical daVinci Surgical System. Both tracks culminate with a cadaveric dissection workshop.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Translate the core robotic psychomotor skills that include; endowrist manipulation, camera navigation, instrument clutching, 4th arm application, energy application, needle driving, surgical knot tying, & suturing as it relates to the execution of these skills in the remote surgeon’s console of the robotic surgical platform.

  • Recall and identify the general robotic platform components, settings, and features.

  • Define the roles and responsibilities of each robotic surgical team member and demonstrate the proper setup of the robotic surgical platform.

  • Identify the proper patient candidates for Transoral Robotic Surgery.

  • Employ the proper robotic surgical technique in the following procedures: tongue base reduction and supraglotoplasty (Sleep Apnea Track) and radical tonsillectomy, partial glossectomy, and supraglottic laryngectomy (Oncology Track) on a cadaveric model.

TORSTORS lecture


Target Audience:

Ear, Nose, And Throat Surgeon, Fellow / Resident, Head and Neck

Course Tuition:

$5900 inclusive of course materials and course related meals

Credentialing & Privileging Disclosure:

The determination of a physician’s readiness to perform robotic surgery is solely the responsibility of the hospital, surgical center, or medical facility where the procedure takes place, as to which neither AdventHealth nor its affiliates have any role. The skill competency of a particular physician and any procedure-specific training needs are matters that are determined solely by each treating hospital, surgical center, or medical facility on its own behalf. 

AdventHealth Tampa is accredited by the Florida Medical Association (FMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

AdventHealth Tampa designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 33.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Non-Endorsement of Products

AdventHealth Tampa as an accredited provider, has demonstrated experience and viable resources to provide valid and reliable evaluation of CME activities.  The accuracy of the facts and opinions contained in this activity are the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of AdventHealth Tampa or its sponsors.  Practitioners should consult primary resources, state regulations, and their healthcare facility policies and procedures for specific application of said content to their local situation.  AdventHealth Tampa does not infer any real or implied endorsement of any product, service, or company neither referred to in this activity nor of any company subsidizing costs related to this activity.  All information contained in this activity is for educational purposes only.

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Course Faculty

J. Scott Magnuson, MD

Course Director

Medical Director, Head & Neck Surgery, AdventHealth Orlando

Chief Medical Officer, AdventHealth Nicholson Center

Eric Thuler, MD, PhD

Course Director

Postdoctoral Researcher, Penn Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Associate Researcher, Hospital Sirio-Libanes


* Please contact us for the agenda - CFL.NicholsonCenterEducation.Info@adventhealth.com


Marriott Autograph Collection, Bohemian Hotel Celebration

Marriott Autograph Collection, Bohemian Hotel Celebration

700 Bloom Street

Celebration, FL 34747


Hotel accommodations are not included in the price of registration.

Bohemian Hotel Celebration is a preferred vendor.  You may reach out to CFL.NicholsonCenterEducation.Info@AdventHealth.com for any further questions regarding hotel accommodations.

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Directions & Parking

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

404 Celebration Place

Celebration, FL 34747