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; tongue base resection and epiglottic revision on a cadaveric model.
  • Registration Cost:

    Physicians: $5,900

    ·         Includes lectures, course-related materials,  and course-related meals.

    Target Audience:

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


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

    AdventHealth Tampa designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 33.0AMA 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 either the planners or the presenter of this activity to disclose.

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Eric Thuler, MD (Brasil)

Postdoctoral Researcher,

Penn Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

J. Scott Magnuson, MD (USA)

Chief Medical Officer

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

Director, Head & Neck Surgery

Celebration, FL


* Agenda is subject to change

Day 1: Mon, Feb 21, 2022

  • 8:00-9:00 Welcome/Course Overview/Pre-Test
  • 9:00-12:00 Simulation Lab - dVTrainer
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-14:00 daVinci Si Platform Overview
  • 14:00-15:00 System Setup and Draping
  • 15:00-17:00 Patient Positioning and Docking
  • 17:00-18:00 Dinner Lecture: Patient Selection for TORS in OSA Surgical Treatment

Day 2: Tue, Feb 22, 2022

  • 8:00-10:00 Simulation Lab - dVTrainer
  • 10:00-12:00 Laboratory- Dry Model Basic Skills
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-14:00 DaVinci Xi Platform Overview
  • 14:00-15:00 Xi Setup and Draping
  • 15:00-17:00 Simulation Lab - dVTrainer

Day 3: Wed, Feb 23, 2022

  • 8:00-11:00 Surgical Case Observation
  • 11:00-12:00 Lunch
  • 12:00-14:00 Laboratory - Excised tissue dissection
  • 14:00-16:00 Simulation Lab - dVTrainer
  • 16:00-17:00 Phenotypic Approach for OSA Surgical Treatment (Stanford Protocol - Stanley Liu, MD)

Day 4: Thu, Feb 24, 2022

  • 8:00-9:00 Tumor Board and Patient Post-operative Rounds
  • 9:00-11:00 Laboratory - Cadaveric Dissection TORS for Tongue Base Reduction and FEF - Surgical Technique and MBE
  • 11:00-12:00 Lunch
  • 12:00-15:00 Laboratory - Cadaveric Dissection TORS for Tongue Base Reduction and FEF - Surgical Technique and MBE
  • 13:00-14:00 Final Exam, Course Evaluation and Adjourn


Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Marriott Autograph Collection

Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Marriott Autograph Collection

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

Parking: Free parking is available beside the facility