Hands-on introductory course to head and neck surgery

Hands-on introductory course to head and neck surgery

We hope that from June 16th till June 18th 2022 the 9th hands-on introductory course to Head & Neck Surgery can be held in the UMC Utrecht Cancer Center. 

Originally this course was organized for ENT residents in The Netherlands and Belgium but due to its popularity, the course evolved over the years with participants from all over Europe and beyond. The course language is English. The combination of lectures by experienced faculty members, instructional videos, interesting discussions and hands-on cadaver dissection provide the opportunity to enrich knowledge and practice surgical skills.

The course is designed for senior residents, fellows or young staff members in Ear-Nose-Throat Surgery or Maxillo-Facial Surgery, with topics on work-up, multidisciplinary management and follow-up of head and neck cancer patients. The cadaver dissections will focus on the neck, larynx and salivary glands with introductions by an experienced head and neck anatomist. The participants will be guided step-wise in doing a neck dissection, total laryngectomy and parotidectomy using the manual and guidance of the faculty. 

Hoping to see you next June!

Weibel Braunius and Luuk Janssen
Course Directors

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2020 and 2021 editions cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the 2020 ans 2021 sessions of the course had to be cancelled.

2022 edition

The 2022 session will be held on 16-17-18 June. Further information will follow.




Location and accommodation uitklapper, klik om te openen

          UMC Utrecht Cancer Center
          Heidelberglaan 1003
         3584 CX Utrecht
          The Netherlands

Lectures take place in the Auditorium, first floor in the Q-building, room Q-01-226. This room is reached via the first floor in block B, follow the sign to Q-building.

The lunches and coffee/tea will be served near the Auditorium.

The anatomy sessions take place at the faculty of veterinary medicine which is situated at a 5 minute walk from the hospital.

On Friday a faculty dinner will be held at restaurant de Utrechter from 19.00h onwards.

Restaurant de Utrechter
Vredenburg 40
3511 BD Utrecht
030 – 227 1857

Tuition fee uitklapper, klik om te openen

Complete course (incl. course dinner)
Specialist:   € 875,-
Fellow*:       € 675,-
Resident*:   € 575,-

* Fellows and residents have to take a written statement of their head of the department.

Preliminary course programme 2022 uitklapper, klik om te openen

Thursday, June 16th

08.00Registration and coffee/tea
08.30Opening and welcomeJanssen
08.40Introduction in oncology and diagnosticsBraunius
09.00Panendoscopy and flexible endoscopyv Bemmel
09.20Anatomy of the neckBleys
10.00Management of the neckDe Bree
10.40Demonstration video: Sentinel node procedureDe Bree
11.10Oral cavityDieleman
11.45Neck dissection and Demonstration videoRijken
13.15Introduction to cadaver dissectionJanssen
13.25Demonstration of the neck anatomyBleys
14.00Cadaver dissection (2 students 1 cadaver): neck dissection
17.00Wine and Cheese

Friday, June 17th

08.30Complications in head and neck surgeryv Bemmel
09.00Imaging in head and neck cancerPameijer
09.30Laryngeal imagingPameijer
10.45Larynx and hypopharynxTijink
11.15Demonstration video: Laryngectomy/partial pharyngectomyTijink
13.15Demonstration of the laryngeal anatomy/the parotid glandBleys
13.45Cadaver dissection (2 students 1 cadaver): laryngectomy


Saturday, June 18th

09.00Parotid gland tumors/demo parotidectomyJanssen
09.30Cadaver dissection (2 students 1 cadaver): parotidectomy
12.00Closure and evaluationJanssen Baunius

During the course we have three dissection sessions: on Thursday and Friday in the afternoon and Saturday morning.

Two participants share one cadaver. You can assist each other. We provide instruments for dissection.

Information congress

Mrs. B. den Hollander
UMC Utrecht Cancer Center
Departement of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
+31 88-7550819

Registration uitklapper, klik om te openen

The 2022 course is completely booked. It is no longer possible to register.

General terms and conditions uitklapper, klik om te openen

Registration fee

Registration can be done online by filling in the registration form. After registration you will directly receive an e-mail with additional information. Registration in order of arrival of the payment.

The fee includes material, lunch and coffee/tea during breaks and course dinner on Friday night. There is no additional VAT (BTW) obligation. The course has a limited number of participants.  


Participants who cancel less than 4 weeks before the event will be required to pay the participation fee in full.

All cancellations must be made by an email and the authoritative date is the date of receipt.


The organizers are not liable for any losses, accidents or damage to persons or objects, regardless of the cause. Participants and accompanying persons attend the conference and all accompanying events at their own risk and responsibility.

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