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It is our pleasure to announce the second hands-on course dedicated to endoscopic ear surgery in central Europe. The 2019 course was very well accepted by the participants. They highly appreciated the course faculty – M. Tarabichi, D. Lee and A. Mikulec; the quality of freshly frozen temporal bones which very reliably resembled an ear of a real patient.

Unfortunately, the COVID pandemic significantly interfered with our lives. Due to the pandemic, we were forced to postpone the event. We are pleased to open registration to the 2021 course since the COVID numbers continue to decline in most countries.

The Central European Endoscopic Ear Surgery Course is meant to offer trainees the first insight in the value of endoscope during ear procedures and to experienced ear surgeons expertise that would allow them to incorporate the endoscopes to their routine practice.

We are honoured to offer you again a team of renowned lecturers who will come and share their knowledge and expertise with the course participants during two days packed with theoretical information combined with practical experience. Following surgeons accepted our invitation: Prof. João Flávio Nogueira is one of the dominant proponents of endoscopic ear surgery. His talks and lectures are always both educational and entertaining.; Prof. Michael Cohen from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary is an excellent surgeon with long experience in paediatric endoscopic ear surgery. He will be joining us online. Dr. Jan Vodička is one of the first endoscopic ear surgeons in Czechia. He started with TEES a few years ago and ever since he has performed hundreds of endoscopic cases.

After enjoying great experience with the Otoskills Trainer by Grace Medical 2 years ago, we plan to offer the opportunity to practise fine motor skills to all course participants again.

The course will be conducted in the modern facility in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of The Palacky University in Olomouc.

Richard Salzman
Course Director


Introduction to the course
The course includes lectures, temporal bone dissection held in a step-by-step mode and panel discussions. Variety of lectures will cover all aspects of endoscopic ear surgery – principles, starting with ‘How to begin‘, equipment and instrumentation, OR set-up, raising tympanomeatal flap, endoscopic ear anatomy, basic and advanced techniques. The main emphasis will be given to hands-on temporal bone dissection.

Course objectives
This course aims to introduce endoscopic ear surgery techniques to ENT specialists and trainees. It will cover endoscopic ear surgery in its entirety. The course should provide necessary knowledge and expertise to allow participants to incorporate endoscopic ear surgery into their clinical practice.

Target audience
The course is intended for otorhinolaryngology residents, otology fellows, and otologists who would like to begin or deepen their knowledge and refine their skills in endoscopic ear surgery. The number of participants is strictly limited to 20. The course itself and lab dissection are suitable for both junior trainees and practising endoscopic ear surgeons. We offer an observer registration as well.


Course Director
Richard Salzman

Michael S. Cohen (Boston, USA)
João Flávio Nogueira (Fortaleza, Brazil)
Jan Vodička (Pardubice, Czech Republic)




7.00 – 8.00
8.00 – 8.15
8.15 – 8.30
8.30 – 8.55
8.55 – 9.20
9.20 – 9.40
9.40 – 11.00
11.00 – 11.25
11.25 – 11.50
11.50 – 13.00
13.00 – 14.00
14.00 – 15.20
15.20 – 15.40
15.40 – 16.00
16.00 – 16.25
16.25 – 17.00

Welcome address and Course opening
History of endoscopic ear surgery
Principles of endoscopic ear surgery
Endoscopic anatomy of the middle ear, Ventilation routes of the middle ear spaces
Coffee break
Live surgery feed
Endoscopic myringoplasty
Endoscopic approach to chronic otitis media
Live surgery feed
Live surgery feed
Endoscopic ossiculoplasty
Endoscopic stapedoplasty
The outlook for the future
Round table discussion: Getting started with TEES



8.00 – 9.00
9.00 – 12.00

12.00 – 13.00
13.00 – 17.00


Dissection demonstration
Endoscopic myringotomy, ventilation tube insertion
Incision and raising the tympanomeatal flap
Middle ear inspection – retrotympanum
Endoscopic myringoplasty
Tympanic membrane removal – inspection of protympanum, tensor fold
Atticotomy – disruption of anterior mallear ligament
Ossicular chain removal
Endoscopic ossiculoplasty – PORP, TORP
Endoscopic stapedoplasty

Observer track:
Current indications for TEES
Challenging cases in TEES
Eustachian tube ballooning
Middle ear temperature changes during TEES
Tips& Pitfalls of TEES
Cartilage graft harvest, manipulation and use


Type of attendance

Track 1: hands on dissection

Track 2: observational track

Before August 31, 2021

21000 CZK approx. 820 €

7000 CZK approx. 275 €

Since September 1, 2021

23000 CZK approx. 885 €

8000 CZK approx. 307 €

Please note: Closing date of registration is October 31, 2021. The number of participants is limited to 20 dissectors and 10 observers. Registration is on a first-come, first served basis. Online registration is highly recommended.

The dissector fee covers 2 day course with lectures by renowned faculty, panel discussion, full day wet lab hands on dissection on fresh frozen temporal bones, dissection in small groups of 2 per working station, each working station will be provided with 2 temporal bones, lab coat, course materials, full catering, course dinner.

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After your registration for the course, we will send you the confirmation and an invoice. Based on the invoice, please make a bank transfer to the bank account shown in the invoice. The payment may be made in Czech crown (CZK) or in Euro (EUR). In case of payment in euros, the price will be converted according to the current exchange rate. The currency in which you prefer to pay the registration fee needs to be reported during the registration at the course. Based on the invoice, please, make a bank transfer to a bank account shown in the invoice. We will send an email confirmation upon receiving the payment.

Note: Please note that all bank charges must be fully covered by the participant.
If any technical problem occurs during registration, please, send a message to k.dostalova@solen.cz.

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Please note that by participating in the Central European Endoscopic Ear Surgery Course you agree to taking pictures and videodocumentation during the course.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation of registration by the participant:

  • until 30th September 2021 – 10 % cancellation fee of paid amount is charged
  • between 1st October 2021 – 31st October 2021 – 20 % cancellation fee of paid amount is charged
  • after 1st November 2021 – 100 % cancellation fee of paid amount is charged

If the participant is forced to cancel the registration due to a change in epidemiological situation that can be clearly proved, then there will be a single 10 % fee of paid amount charged regardless of the date of cancellation. This 10 % fee can be used as a discount for the next year course.

Course cancellation by the organising party

In case of the course cancellation, all registered participants will be promptly informed and the registration fee will be automatically transferred to the course 2022. The registered participants will be granted an automatic registration for the course 2022.

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Central European Endoscopic Ear Surgery Course thanks to the following partners for their


Theoretical Institutes Building
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Palacký University Olomouc

Hněvotínská 976/3
779 00 Olomouc
Czech Republic


Hněvotínská 976/3, Olomouc, 779 00 Czech Republic

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Phone: + 420 585 422 200
E-mail: hotelflora@hotelflora.cz
Address: Krapkova 439/34, 779 00 Olomouc
GPS: 50.6673814N, 14.1020156E

Online booking available at http://www.hotelflora.cz/en/

GPS: N 49°35.20318‘, E 17°14.60210‘

By car: 4 minutes
Walk: 15 minutes

Tram: 10 minutes (lines: 1, 4, and 6)
The tram stop Hlavní nádraží (Main Train Station) to the tram stop Výstaviště Flóra. The tram stop is located 100 m from the hotel.

Hotel Flora is a traditional landmark of the city parks, close to the Flora Exhibition Centre, the venue of the Flora Olomouc flower shows.
Only a 7-minute walk away from the historic city center and excellent accessibility by car and public transport.
Its location provides quiet and comfortable accommodation near the city of Olomouc, the Šantovka commercial zone and also Palacky University in 165 rooms in five categories and two wheelchair accessible rooms.

Check in from 14.00, check out by 10.00.

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Lazecká 297/51
779 00 Olomouc
Czech Republic


Kateřina Dostálová
Tel.: +420 775 855 572
Email: k.dostalova@solen.cz

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Coordinator Kateřina Dostálová

Gallery 2019

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Dalibor Janeček and Course Archive

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