Finesse in FESS & Skull Base Surgery

Individualized, advanced hands-on training course using fresh frozen anatomical specimens

Join our 2-day course dedicated to endoscopic approaches to all sinuses and to the anterior skull base. This full immersion workshop is intended for rhinologists / ENT-Skull base surgeons from the world over, ideally with considerable experience in endoscopic sinus surgery, interested in picking up technical “pearls” and refinement – and possibly, some new, less  destructive techniques benefiting patient outcomes.

It has been structured to provide didactic lectures and surgical video demonstrations all broadcasted on a 3D screen, and 7 hours of hands-on practice on anatomical specmens including live demonstration dissections and instructed hands-on dissections.

Finesse in FESS & Skull Base Surgery


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  • No more courses for this period

Course information

Course director

A. Leunig (DE)

Course Co-Directors

C. Debry (FR)
D. Simmen (SW)
V. Tomacic (AT)

Course objectives

  • To teach current techniques of extended sinus surgery
  • To improve the knowledge in endoscopic approaches to all sinuses and to the anterior skull base
  • To provide hands-on sessions using cadaveric specimen and improve skills
  • To become familiar with endoscopic endonasal approaches
  • To pick up some “pearls” and refinement – and some new, less destructive techniques

Target audience

Rhinologists / ENT-Skull base surgeons from the world over

Educational methods

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • Practical training on anatomical specimens

Cancellation policy

CME credits & accreditations

Resolution of conflicts of interest (COI)

The IRCAD training center has industrial and research partners (Karl Storz, Covidien/Medtronic, and Intuitive Surgical) and Course Faculty members and Healthcare professionals declare these industrial partners are never committed to the elaboration and running organization of the programs or in the choice of experts. There is neither publicity nor promotion in the form of pull-up stands or flyers during the course.

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Educational sponsorship and funding

IRCAD has received financial support in the form of an unrestricted financial support. IRCAD course funding occurs via an unrestricted support from IRCAD sponsors (medical device companies). Funding is provided free of any attempt to influence the program, individual sessions, subjects for discussion, content and choice of faculty members.
Commercial names of medical devices/software/equipment may appear because they are linked to specific medical procedures, which are the focus of this training course. Other products in the market can be used to perform the aforementioned medical procedures. The IRCAD as an educational provider does not endorse any particular product.

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