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Facilities

The Joseph B. Nadol, Jr., M.D. Otolaryngology Surgical Training Laboratory

For those interested in hosting their own surgical training course in the Joseph B. Nadol, Jr., M.D. Otolaryngology Surgical Training Laboratory, please fill out our electronic laboratory use request form.

The Joseph B. Nadol, Jr., M.D. Otolaryngology Surgical Training Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility that allows for hands-on surgical skills training using anatomic, cadaveric specimens. Thirteen specially designed stations (one proctor station and 12 individual stations) are equipped with video monitoring, surgical microscopes, drills and other instruments. The proctor station is connected to each individual workstation with video screens and communication abilities. The laboratory is also carefully furnished with support areas for preparation, storage, decontamination and clean utility storage.

Additionally, modern audio/visual technology allows for video conferencing from the laboratory, enabling live broadcast to conference rooms within the hospital and to physicians around the globe.

If you have any questions about the laboratory facilities, please contact Lab Manager Jean Phillips at Jean_Phillips@meei.harvard.edu.

Laboratory Equipment

Each work station (one proctor station and 12 individual stations) is equipped with:

  • Suction, water and ventilation
  • Zeiss microscopes
  • Head holders
  • Karl Storz audio-visual capabilities
  • Medtronic IPC consoles for use of high power drills, micro-drills, saws and microdebriders

instrumentsThe laboratory also contains an autopsy table, surgical lighting and video capabilities, as well as the following special instrumentation:

  • Otology instruments
  • Micro-laryngeal instruments
  • Basic soft tissue instruments
  • Endo-sinus instruments
  • Microvascular instruments
  • Rhinoplasty instruments

A separate prep and clean-up area contains a washer-disinfector, space for storage, freezer and refrigerator for specimen storage and a 24-hour security system.

Conference Rooms

Sloane Teaching Room

Located just across the hall from the Otolaryngology Surgical Training Laboratory on the 3rd floor of Mass. Eye and Ear, the Sloane Teaching Room is a multi-functional space with tabbed chair seating for approximately 50 people.

Multimedia support for this room includes:

  • Wall-mounted control panel
  • Podium with an installed computer and interfaces for either VGA or HDMI laptop computers
  • Video projector and a 96” projection screen
  • Additional 48” LCD display
  • Voice re-enforcement (microphone) for the podium
  • Integrated Video-Conference endpoint
  • Integrated teleconference system
  • Mobile whiteboard

Meltzer Auditorium

The Meltzer Auditorium is located on the 3rd floor of Mass. Eye and Ear, down the hall from the Otolaryngology Surgical Training Laboratory. The auditorium is often used as a lecture space, with sloped seating for 170 people.

meltzerMultimedia support for this room includes:

  • Wall-mounted control panel
  • Podium with an installed computer and interfaces for either VGA or HDMI laptop computers
  • Video projector using a 144” projection screen
  • Four additional 56” LCD displays—2 on either side of the projection screen and 2 at the rear of the room as confidence monitors
  • Audio support (microphone) for the podium
  • Four wireless (handheld or lav.) microphones and ceiling microphones for audio support
  • Integrated Video-Conference endpoint
  • Integrated teleconference system

Technical assistance for both the Sloane Teaching Room and Meltzer Auditorium is available by prior request. Pricing information will be provided upon booking your event.

Specimens

All specimens are procured from a licensed facility at cost to the client. More information and pricing will be provided upon booking your event.

Catering

Catering is available in-house at an additional cost. Menu and pricing information is available upon request.