Temporal Bone Dissection Course

Join us for a 2-day temporal bone drilling course featuring the House Institute faculty as lecturers and instructors. The House Institute and Advanced Bionics temporal bone dissection course is designed for the resident or physician looking to advance or update their knowledge and practical skills in temporal bone dissection and surgery. The course includes lectures in otology, neurotology, and skull base surgery and hands-on dissections that aim to improve surgical skills.

Date & Time  

October 8-9


Registration Fee: $800*

Registration fees include breakfast, luncheons, refreshments, use of laboratory equipment, and supplies. A fresh cadaveric temporal bone and other course material costs are covered by the House Institute Foundation. 

* Two need-based scholarships are available for this course. If you would like to apply for this scholarship, please contact eodonnell@hifla.org by Friday, August 13th, 2021.

Topics Presented  

  • Middle ear and stapes surgery by William Luxford, MD
  • Mastoidectomy, facial recess by William Luxford, MD
  • Facial nerve decompression by Derald Brackmann, MD
  • Jugular bulb/carotid artery anatomy by Derald Brackmann, MD

Procedures Demonstrated  

  • Translabyrinthine approach by Kevin Peng, MD
  • Middle fossa approach by William Slattery, MD
  • Retrosigmoid approach by Mia Miller, MD

Course Faculty   

Course Location & Maps

Advanced Bionics 28515 Westinghouse Pl, Valencia, CA 91355

Travel & Accommodations  


  • 40 miles from Los Angeles International Airport
  • 60 miles from Long Beach Airport


  • The laboratory is located at Advanced Bionics 28515 Westinghouse Pl, Valencia, CA 91355
  • 40 miles from Los Angeles
  • 350 miles from San Francisco
  • 900 miles from New Mexico
  • 2,100 miles from Chicago Illinois
  • 2,700 miles from District of Columbia


Here are a couple accommodations within walking distance of the course: