Hands-on introductory course to head and neck surgery

Hands-on introductory course to head and neck surgery

From June 19th till June 21th 2025 the 12th hands-on introductory course to Head & Neck Surgery will 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 your  knowledge and practice your surgical skills.

The course is designed for senior residents, fellows and 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 parotid gland 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 a manual and guidance of the faculty. Surgical instruments are provided for.

Hoping to see you next June!

Weibel Braunius and Luuk Janssen
Course Directors

Course details

Course date: 19-20-21 June 2025




Location and accommodation uitklapper, klik om te openen

  • Congress location:
    UMC Utrecht Cancer Center
    Heidelberglaan 100
    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 anatomy sessions take place at the Stratenum, which can be reached from the main entrance of the hospital. Take the first to the left. At the end go to the right. Go downstairs to the base floor. Here the dissection room is found.

On Saturday we have 1 presentation and an anatomy session in the Statenum. You can take the main entrance to this building which is on the Universiteitsweg 100.

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

Tuition fee uitklapper, klik om te openen

Complete course (incl. course dinner)
Specialist:   € 1.025,-
Fellow*:      € 925,-
Resident*:   € 725,-

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

Account number for payment: NL46 ABNA 0867 3348 35
Payable to: ORLU-Oncology
With reference to: Head and Neck course 2025

Your registration will be final once we have received your payment! Registration will take place in order of arrival of the payment.

Preliminary course programme 2025 uitklapper, klik om te openen

Thursday, June 19th

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 20th

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 21th

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

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 and a headlamp for dissection. There is a dissection manual which describes the different dissections.

Information congress uitklapper, klik om te openen

Mrs. E. Kruimer
UMC Utrecht Cancer Center
Departement of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
+31 88-7550819 / +31 (0)6 31118238

Registration Introductory Course Head and Neck Surgery uitklapper, klik om te openen

If you would like to place yourself on the interested list for 2025, please email: headandneckcourse@umcutrecht.nl.

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.

During this course we will take pictures for you as a participant and also for social media. If you object to this, we would like to hear this so that we can take this into account.


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