The course is designed for all those who wish to get involved or are already currently involved in cochlear implants, at all levels and in all disciplines.
Dates: 2 - 3 December 2020
Developing evidence-based practice
The Ear Institute is ideally placed as being part of UCL and situated next door to the Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital, the main post grad training hospital for ENT in the UK and home to the first ever cochlear implant team in the UK.
The course aims to provide the student with a good understanding of the entire process of cochlear implantation and an insight into the auditory implant team and the individual professional roles. The module focusses on current research and the impact on clinical practice.
Participants will gain insight into key issues currently debated in the field of auditory implantation and understand the clinical approaches taken with the different auditory implant systems.
The course will be run fully online this year, with a variety of interactive learning material appearing on a dedicated website from Thursday 12 November 2020, which students can work through at their own pace. Two synchronous teaching days with live guest speakers and discussions will be conducted in a virtual classroom on 2 and 3 December.
Core themes will be:
- Candidacy and fitting
- Surgery and objective measures
- Maximising outcomes and future directions
- Impact of COVID-19 on implant services
- Two synchronous teaching days with live guest speakers and discussions will be conducted in a virtual classroom on 2 and 3 December.
Day 1: Wednesday 2 December
09:30 am Carolina Leal, Prof Saeed Introduction
10.00 am Prof Saeed Cochlear Implant Consensus
11:00 am Terry Emery & Jeanann Doyle Meet a Cochlear Implant user
11:40 am Break
12:00 pm Carolina Leal Workshop
12:45 pm Lunch
14:00 pm Covid19 Panel discussion
15:00 pm Break
15:20 pm Prof Christine Yoshinag- Itano Journal Club
15:50 pm End of day discussion
16:00 pm Finish
Day 2: Thursday 3 December
10:00 am Carolina Leal, Prof Saeed Introduction
10.15 am Dr Debi Vickers Journal club
11:00 am CI Manufacturers Round table discussion
11:40 am Break
12:00 pm Prof Nick Lesica Q&A
12:30 pm Prof Stuart Rosen Tutorial
13:15 pm Lunch
14:00 pm Prof Saeed Surgeries: video commentary
15:00 pm End of day discussion and activity
15:30 pm Finish
Seeking approval for 2020. 2019 course was accredited with 18 CPD points (6 per day) by ENT-UK.