Management of Soft Tissue Injuries

September 15 - 16, 2018

Zimmer Biomet Institute

1520 Tradeport Dr Jacksonville, FL 32218





Course Directors

Joshua Lubek, MD, DDS, FACS
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Salam Salman, MD, DDS
University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville

Course Overview

This two-day hands-on cadaver course for oral and maxillofacial surgeons and residents will provide up-to-date education on the management of maxillofacial trauma, with particular focus on soft tissue injuries.

The first day of the course will cover a wide range of maxillofacial soft tissue injuries, including airway management and peri-orbital and vascular injuries. A multi-disciplinary and diverse group of faculty will share their experiences and provide focused discussions on the management of these injuries based on their areas of expertise. 

Day two will be spent completely in the hands-on cadaver laboratory. This will enable participants to perform procedures that were covered during the didactic portion of the course. Procedures, such as local tissue flap reconstruction, tissue expanders, and airway intervention, will be demonstrated and performed. 


  • Larry L. Cunningham, Jr., DDS, MD, FACS
    University of Kentucky
  • Rui Fernandes, MD, DMD, FACS, FRCS(ed)
    University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville
  • Marc Hirschbein, MD
    Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
  • Kalpesh Vakharia, MD, MS
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Andrew Salama, MD, DDS
    Boston University School of Dental Medicine

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the management of airway in facial trauma
  • Discuss management of facial and head/neck soft tissue injuries
  • Discuss the management of vascular injuries
  • Discuss the management of nerve injuries
  • Discuss the management of ballistic injuries
  • Apply techniques and indications for maxillofacial soft tissue injuries

Commercal Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Zimmer Biomet.


Hotel rooms have been reserved for course attendees at Hyatt Place Jacksonville Airport at a special rate of $125/night for single or double occupancy, exclusive of taxes. The Hyatt Place Jacksonville Airport is conveniently located half a mile from the course venue and less than 10 minutes from the airport. The Hyatt Place provides free shuttle transportation to and from the airport and shuttles will transport attendees between the hotel and Zimmer Biomet. Book your accommodations no later than August 27, 2018 by calling 904-741-4184. Be sure to mention that you are with the “ACOMS Trauma Course” to receive our preferred rates.


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