Evidence-Based Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Surgery
Evaluate your practice using highest-quality evidence on best practices and clinical decision-making
Dec 11-12, 2021, New Orleans, Louisiana
Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) is an approach to clinical decision-making that requires thorough knowledge of current literature, clinical expertise, and a comprehensive understanding of patient preferences. Several clinical research studies applying EBM to CMF—in regards to short and long-term outcomes of rigid fixation—have identified disparities between actual surgeon practice and evidence that supports best practices.
Rather than relying on single-surgeon experience, this advanced AO CMF Symposium will use highest-quality evidence as the basis for discussion and presentations related to best practices and clinical decision-making. Participants will be asked to evaluate their own clinical practices in this context and identify any barriers that exist to their implementation of evidence-based recommendations.
Areas of clinical decision making to be presented will include perioperative antibiotic use in facial trauma; appropriate use of postoperative imaging; management of postoperative analgesia; and optimal management of patients with co-morbidities or substance abuse issues that may impact the timing of surgery. The theme of evidence will tie together lectures and cases presentations on surgical complications and quality improvement in CMF and will frame presentations on treatment debates in the management of condylar, frontal sinus and orbital fractures. Advancements in imaging, virtual surgical planning, and other surgical adjuncts will be analyzed to critically appraise the evidence in areas of patient safety and cost concerns.
Learning will be delivered through
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to Discuss evidence based literature on specific treatment options identified Evaluate pros and cons of each treatment option and approach Assess current trends and variations against available evidence Appreciate the importance of continuity of care and its impact on patient outcomes Develop appropriate post-operative plan for patient Effectively code for billing and documentation Recognize the importance of effective pain management Analyze approaches to pain management and its impact on patient outcomes Identify the assessment tools and measures that are available related to clinical, patient and process outcomes Discuss the application and use of the tools identified Utilize appropriate tools to assess pain, QOL and productivity in patients Review evidence and literature to identify optimal treatment options
Who should attend
Practicing surgeons, fellows, and residents PGY 4 and above.
Location, time, and tuition
- Travis Tollefson, MD, MPH, FACS (Director)
- Thomas Dodson, DMD, MPH, FACS
- Alan Herford, DDS, MD, FACS
- Clinton Humphrey, MD, FACS
- Kerry Latham, MD, FACS
- Daniel Meara, MS, MD, DMD, FACS
- Stephen Metzinger, MD, MSPH, FACS
- Andrew Murr, MD, FACS
- David Powers, MD, DMD, FACS, FRCS(Ed)
- James Swift, DDS, FACS