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ASMS: The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
ASMS: The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons

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ASMS Cleft Course Program

University of Miami
Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
5th Floor Auditorium – Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building
1600 NW 10th Avenue

7:00 - 7:30 AM   Registration/Continental Breakfast
7:30 - 7:45 AM   Introduction and Presentation of Goals
Seth R. Thaller, MD, DMD, FACS
7:45 - 8:30 AM   Setting Up Your Team
Components For A Successful Trip; Providing Proof of Competency: Facilities; Logistical Support; Interdisciplinary Components to a Successful Mission
Andrew Wexler, MD, MA, FACS; Seth R. Thaller, MD, DMD, FACS; Warren Schubert, MD, FACS
8:30 - 9:15 AM   Patient Safety Guidelines & Recommendations
Evidence Based Medicine: Post Operative Feedings, Follow-Up; Arm Restraints; Tongue Sutures; Quantifying Success Monitoring Outcomes
Andrew Wexler, MD, MA, FACS
9:15 - 9:45 AM   Issues To Avoid When Going To an Underdeveloped Country
Team Safety; Teamwork; Recommendations for Equipment
Warren Schubert, MD, FACS
9:45 - 10:30 AM   Primary Bilateral Cleft Lip Repair
Issues Involved In Managing A Wide Unilateral Cleft Lip; What is Safe; Tricks to Adult Cleft Lip Repairs; Role of Lip Adhesions
Peter Taub, MD, FACS
10:30 - 10:45 AM   Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:30 AM   Primary Bilateral Cleft Lip Repair: Indications for Performing a Staged Bilateral Repair.
Are There Any Recommendations for Repairing a Bilateral Cleft Lip That Has Encountered Multiple Past Failures Due To Dehiscience; Considerations for Prolabial Set Back; Procedures; Timing
Pravin K. Patel, MD
11:30 - 12:00 PM   Secondary Cleft Lip/Nasal Deformities
Mimis Cohen, MD, FACS, FAAP
12:00 - 12:15 PM   Role of Medical School Students
Yash Avashia
12:15 - 12:30 PM   Role of Plastic Surgery Residents
Urmen Desai, MD
12:30 - 1:00 PM   Lunch/Open Mike/Personal Experiences/Questions.
Thoughts to Share
Seth Thaller, MD, DMD, FACS
1:00 - 1:45 PM   Cleft Palate
Primary/ Residual Deformities Closure; Residual Deformities; VPI Evaluation And Management Options; Possible Speech Assessments; Is Correction Of VPI Necessary In The Underdeveloped World; If Working In A Country Where There Is No Availability of Postoperative Speech Therapy Should Cleft Palate Surgery Be Performed At Any Age; Closure Of Residual Fistula; Timing of Alveolar Clefts
Henry Vasconez, MD
1:45 - 2:00 PM   Concept of Surgical Disease
Vincent A. DeGennaro, MD, MS
2:00 - 2:15 PM   Role Of Pediatrician & Primary Care
Gwen Wurm, MD
2:15 - 3:00 PM   Anesthesia; Airway Abnormalities; Airway Equipment; Emregncy Equipment; Malignant Hyperthermia; Diagnosis And Management; Dantrolene; What To Do If Dantrolene Is Not Avialble; Evidence Based Medicine Detailing Npo Times For Infants & Adults; Anesthetic Agents To Avoid & Consider; Utilization Of Postoperative Pain Medications; Challenges With Lack Of Availability In Underdeveloped Nations; Use Of Ketamine; Use And Obatining Pulse Oximters; Other Necessary Equipment & Items
N. James Halliday, MD, FCARCS(I)
3:00 - 3:15 PM   Nursing Challenges
Operative Needs; Alternatives To Steriziation; What Is Safe; Is Cidex Adequate; For What And How Long Should Instruments Soak; What Is Disposable One Use Item And What Can Be Re-Used; How Are “Disposable Items” Adequately Cleaned; Other Alternatives When Autoclave Breaks Down.
Monique Philippeaux, RN
3:15 - 3:30 PM   Coffee Break
3:30 - 4:00 PM   Working in the Jungle
Carlos E. Navarro, MD, FACS
4:00 - 4:45 PM   How Does Overseas Surgical Missions Advance the Training of Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery
Lessons Learned and To Be Learned
Henry Kawamoto, MD, DDS
4:45- 5:15 PM   The Haiti Experience
Preparing for a Disaster & Fundraising
Mimis Cohen, MD, FACS, FAAP; Barth Green, MD
5:15 - 5:30 PM   Wrap Up & Questions
Seth R. Thaller, MD, DMD, FACS
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