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Course Program

AOCMF CourseAdvances in TMJ

Surgery 'The Bonn Concept' (with
Human Anatomical Specimens)
September 28 29, 2017 Leipzig, Germany

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On behalf of AOCMF (the craniomaxillofacial clinical division of the AO Foundation), it is my pleasure to personally
welcome you to this course. Each year, AOCMF provides over 110 educational opportunities to more than 5,000
passionate surgeons worldwide.

The mission of AOCMF is excellence in facial surgery across the specialties. We encourage the involvement of all
interested professions, including oral and maxillofacial surgery, plastic surgery, ENT, oculoplastic surgery, and
neurosurgery. To achieve our mission, we are committed to remaining at the forefront of education and new
developments, by offering remarkable learning and networking experiences focusing on craniomaxillofacial trauma
and reconstruction.

Through our courses, membership program, and our website, our goal is to encourage and inspire surgeons
including residents, fellows, and practitionersto pursue fulfilling careers in our field. In addition, we endeavor to
provide lifelong learning opportunities and career development options for more experienced specialists in the most
appropriate and useful ways as their needs evolve.

Your role is vital to improving patient care. We hope that your experience with our faculty, chairs, and your peers
over the next few days will bring new knowledge, skills, and understanding that you can directly apply to your own
practice. We look forward to your participation and encourage you to share your ideas, unique perspectives, and
opinions, to help build and enhance our dynamic community, and contribute to the further development of
craniomaxillofacial surgery.

I wish you an outstanding learning experience.

Yours sincerely,
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2 Mission
2 The AO principles
3 Welcome
4 Goal of the course
4 Target participants
4 Course objectives
4 Course description
5 Chairpersons
5 Faculty
6 Thursday, September 28, 2017
7 Friday, September 29, 2017
8 Course organization
9 General information
10 Course venue
10 Course fee
10 Course registration
10 Sponsors
11 AO Foundation Principles of AO Educational Events

Goal of the course

This course aims to enable the participant to involve at advanced surgical management of TMJ patients.

Target participants
This course is aimed at fully qualified medical specialists in advanced surgical management of TMJ patients
in (with at least 3 years of experience).

Course objectives
After the course, participants should be able to:
Examine TMJ patients effectively
Indicate appropriate diagnostics
Select patients for surgery
Select specific surgical procedures
Use surgical skills in daily practice

Course description
The topics of the course will be discussed during two days and taught in three main ways. Comprehensive
lectures on the first day will concentrate on the understanding of the core material. On the second day,
hands-on training on Thiel- fixated human specimens will cover specific surgery techniques. At the beginning
of each surgical section, a short lecture and a demonstration by an instructor will be given. In order to link the
lecture material and practical skills taught with the problems encountered in d aily practice, participants will
have an opportunity for discussion with the instructors and the audience after each hands -on exercise
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Course Director


Faculty International
Franklin Dolwick Florida, United States

Faculty National
Sabine Lffler Institute of Anatomy University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Christian Wilms Dept. of OMFS, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Nils Heim Dept. of OMFS, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany
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Thursday, September 28, 2017


Venue: IRDC, Kthe-Kollwitz-Strae 64

08:0008:30 Registration

08:3008:45 Welcome address, introduction of the faculty, course objectives R H Reich, M Teschke

08:4509:00 AO History, structure and membership M Teschke

09:0010:00 Current indications for open TMJ surgery R H Reich

10:0010:30 COFFEE BREAK

10:3011:00 Surgical approaches to the TMJ M Teschke

11:0012:00 Open surgery for:

1. Internal derangement M Teschke
2. Degenerative joint disease and hypermobility R H Reich
3. Inflammatory joint disease / Ankylosis M Teschke
4. Malformation of the TMJ (condylar hypo-/hyperplasia) R H Reich

12:0012:45 Current consideration in TMJ reconstruction part 1 F Dolwick

12:4513:45 LUNCH BREAK

13:4514:30 Current consideration in TMJ reconstruction part 2 F Dolwick

14:3015:00 Total joint replacement, principles of autologous reconstruction F Dolwick

15:0015:45 Total joint replacement, principles of alloplastic reconstruction M Teschke

15:4516:00 COFFEE BREAK

16:0016:20 Perioperative management in TMJ surgery M Teschke

16:2017:00 Pitfalls and complication management in open joint surgery R H Reich

17:0017:10 Evaluation, wrap up, and end of day 1 R H Reich, M Teschke

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Friday, September 29, 2017


Venue: Institute of Anatomy Leipzig, Liebigstr. 13

08:3009:00 Surgical anatomy of the TMJ S Lffler

09:1513:00 Cadaver Lab: all faculty

All surgical training will be introduced resp. followed by: Introduction
lecture, a step by step demonstration by an instructor and discussion

Disc Surgery
surgical approaches, different methods of disc fixation (suturing,

Surgical therapy of habitual luxation / degenerative joint disease /

inflammatory joint disease / malformation
Molding ostectomy of articular eminence, discectomy, synovectomy,
arthroplasty, options for interposition (silastic sheet, temporalis fascia),
high condylectomy

13:0014:00 LUNCH BREAK

14:0018:00 Total joint replacement autologous grafting all faculty

harvesting and fixation of costo-chondral graft, keynotes on
reconstruction, significance of free fat grafting

Total joint replacement alloplastic methods

Principles of stock vs. custom TJR, staged procedures in combined
orthognathic surgery with TJR

18:0018:10 Wrap up, closing remarks, evaluation, certificates, end of course R H Reich, M Teschke
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Course organization
AO Foundation
Stefanie Soos
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos, Switzerland
Phone +41 81 414 25 31
Fax +41 81 414 22 80

AO funding sources
Unrestricted educational grants from different sources are collected and pooled together centrally by the AO
Foundation. All events are planned and scheduled by local and regional AO surgeon groups based on local needs
assessments. We rely on industrial/commercial partners for in-kind support to run simulations/skills training if
educationally needed.

Course information and logistics

University Hospital Bonn
Dept. of Oral- and Maxillofacial Plastic Surgery
Sigmund-Freud-Strasse 25
53127 Bonn, Germany

University of Leipzig
Institute of Anatomy
Liebigstrasse 16
04103 Leipzig, Germany
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General information
European CME Accreditation
An application has been made to the UEMSEACCME in Brussels for CME accreditation of this event.

Evaluation guidelines
All AOCMF courses apply the same evaluation process, either ARS (audience response system) or paper
and pencil questionnaires. This will help AOCMF to ensure that we continue to meet your training needs.

Intellectual property
Course materials, presentations, and case studies are the intellectual property of the course faculty. All rights
are reserved. Check hazards and legal restrictions on

Recording, photographing, or copying of lectures, practical exercises, case discussions, or any course
materials is absolutely forbidden.

The AO Foundation reserves the right to film, photograph, and audio record during their events. Participants
must understand that in this context they may appear in these recorded materials. The AO Foundation
assumes participants agree that these recorded materials may be used for AO marketing and other
purposes, and made available to the public.

There will be a security check at the entrance of the building. Wearing of a name tag is compulsory during
lectures, workshops, and group discussions.

No insurance
The course organization does not take out insurance to cover any individual against accidents, theft, or other

Mobile phone use

Mobile phone use is not allowed in the lecture halls and in other rooms during educational activities. Please
be considerate of others by turning off your mobile phone.

Not provided to participants

Dress code

Course language
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Course venue
Day 1, Thursday September 28,


Kthe-Kollwitz-Strae 64
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Day 2, Friday September 29, 2017

University of Leipzig
Institut for Anatomy
Liebigstr. 13
04103 Leipzig, Germany

Course fee
EUR 1100.00
Includes coffee breaks, lunch, course material and certificate.

50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter.

Course registration
Please register online at:

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AO FoundationPrinciples of AO Educational Events

1) Academic independence

Development of all curricula, design of scientific event programs, and selection of faculty are the sole responsibilities of
volunteer surgeons from the AO network. All education is planned based on needs assessment data, designed and evaluated
using concepts and evidence from the most current medical education research, and involving the expertise of the AO
Education Institute (

Industry participation is not allowed during the entire curriculum development and planning process to ensure academic
independence and to keep content free from bias.

2) Compliance to accreditation and industry codes

All planning, organization, and execution of educational activities follow existing codes for accreditation of high-quality
Accreditation Criteria of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, USA (

ACCME Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities (

Criteria for Accreditation of Live Educational Events of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education (

Events that receive direct or indirect unrestricted educational grants or in-kind support from industry also follow the ethical codes
of the medical industry, such as:
Eucomed Guidelines on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals (

AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals (

Mecomed Guidelines on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals (

3) Branding and advertising

No industry logos or advertising (with the exception of the AO Foundation and AO Clinical Division) are permitted in the area
where educational activities take place.
Sponsors providing financial or in-kind support are allowed to have a promotional booth or run activities outside the educational
area with approval from the event chairperson.

4) Use of technologies and products in simulations

Case simulations are chosen as an educational method to educate skills, we only use technology approved by the AOTK
System (AOTK)a large independent group of volunteer surgeons developing and peer-reviewing new technology (more
information about AOTK, its development and approval process can be found on the AO Foundation website:

5) Personnel

Industry staff is not allowed to interfere with the educational content or engage in educational activities during the event.