Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Sialendoscopy / Salivary Duct Surgery CME Course


This one-day workshop will address current advances in minimally-invasive salivary duct surgery and sialendoscopy. The morning will feature didactic lectures at the Hotel Kabuki by the UCSF faculty (Drs. Chang, Ryan, Murr, and Rosbe) and guest faculty (Dr. Walvekar from LSU and Dr. Gillespie from MUSC) involved in this cutting-edge field. In the afternoon, attendees will be transported to the San Francisco General Hospital Surgical Training Facility to participate in the hands-on lab with faculty demonstrations and expert feedback. Attendance to the hands-on lab is limited. Early registration is recommended.


We specifically anticipate improvements in skills and strategies to:

  • Implement sialendoscopy and sialendoscopic-assisted trans-oral salivary duct surgery into one’s practice;
  • Determine the indications for sialendoscopy and salivary duct surgery versus submandibular or parotid gland resection;
  • Establish expectations of potential outcomes, advantages and drawbacks of the various salivary duct and salivary gland procedures;
  • Perform duct surgery procedures including punctal dilation, ductal dilation, sialendoscope insertion and maneuvering, sialendoscopic-guided instrument use (snares, graspers, drills, lasers, dilators), sialolithotomy, sialodochotomy, sialodochoplasty, and transfacial extractions.

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Sialendoscopy / Salivary Duct Surgery Course registration site: Registration

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