Course Overview

 The course provides education in Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) focusing on the safe treatment of patients with upper aerodigestive benign & malignant disease. This course also provides basic system training in surgical robotics that focus on basic skills required to safely operate the Intuitive Surgical daVinci Surgical System. 

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; radical tonsillectomy, partial glossectomy, and supraglottic laryngectomy on a cadaveric model.

Registration Cost:

Physicians: $5,900

 Includes lectures, course-related materials, and course-related meals. Hotel accommodations are not included. 

Target Audience:

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


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 33.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

There are no conflicts of interest by any of the planners or the presenter of this activity to disclose.



Access Presentations & Abstracts


J. Scott Magnuson, MD

Course Director

Chief Medical Officer

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

Medical Director, Head & Neck Surgery

AdventHealth Orlando

Danielle Julian, MS

Director of Education

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

Celebration, FL 

Babs Morrissiey, BS

Education Operations Manager

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

Celebration, FL 

Brandon Lopez

Robotic Faculty

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

Celebration, FL



Day 1: Mon, Jan 31, 2022

  • 08:00-09:00 Welcome/Course Overview/Pre-Test
  • 09:00-12:00 Simulation Laboratory – dV-Trainer
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-14:00 daVinci Si Platform Overview
  • 14:00-15:00 Draping & Port Placement
  • 15:00-16:00 Simulation Laboratory – dVSS
  • 16:00-17:00 Laboratory – Patient Positioning & Docking

Day 2: Tue, Feb 01, 2022

  • 08:00-10:00 Simulation Laboratory – dV-Trainer
  • 10:00-11:00 Laboratory: Dry Model Basic Skills
  • 11:00-12:00 Laboratory: Dry Model Suturing
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-14:00 daVinci Xi Platform Overview
  • 14:00-15:00 daVinci Xi Draping & Port Placement
  • 15:00-16:00 Simulation Laboratory – dV-Trainer
  • 16:00-17:00 daVinci Si System Review-Evaluation
  • 17:00-18:00 Simulation Laboratory - dV-Trainer
  • 18:00-19:00 daVinci System Troubleshooting

Day 3: Wed, Feb 02, 2022

  • 08:00-11:00 Surgical Case Observation
  • 11:00-12:00 Lunch
  • 12:00-13:00 Laboratory: Excised Tissue Dissection
  • 13:00-14:00 Simulation Laboratory – dV-Trainer
  • 14:00-15:00 daVinci Xi System Review-Evaluation
  • 15:00-16:00 Simulation Laboratory – dV-Trainer

Day 4: Thu, Feb 03, 2022

  • 07:00-09:00 Tumor Board & Patient Post-Operative Rounds
  • 09:00-11:00 Laboratory-Cadaveric Dissection
  • 11:00-12:00 Lunch
  • 12:00-15:00 Laboratory - Cadaveric Dissection
  • 15:00-16:00 Final Examination
  • 16:00-17:00 Course Evaluation & Wrap-Up


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 our 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

Complimentary open parking is available on either side of the Nicholson Center building .