Welcome To The Course!

`State of the art from nostril to skull base`
We are pleased to invite you to attend the 15th COURSE IN ADVANCED SINUS SURGERY TECHNIQUES. This unique course will showcase the expertise and knowledge of world renowned surgeons in the field of sinus and skullbase surgery. The course is offered for continuing medical education of residents, fellows and practicing physicians. The faculty will lead the participants from the consultation to the management of the most challenging sinus and skull base procedures. This will be accomplished with didactic lectures, expert panels, live surgery and a hands-on fresh frozen cadaver dissection lab with navigation at all stations. In the dissection lab you will be able to use (powered) instruments and navigations systems from different suppliers.

Learning objectives
This course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the surgical anatomy and techniques for sinus surgery. The course is of particular benefit to otorhinolaryngologists and neurosurgeons who developed some experience with basic FESS techniques. The course aims to teach in theory and practice (fresh frozen cadaver dissection) the surgical techniques to you on:

  • Basic surgical FESS techniques: a short update
  • Revision sinus surgery: identifying causes of surgical failure
  • Powered instrumentation and use of navigation in sinus surgery
  • Lacrimal duct and orbital surgery including lateral canthotomie
  • Frontal sinus surgery
  • Advanced endoscopic techniques: CSF leak repair, tumor resection, orbital decompression, skullbase approaches, pituitary surgery
  • Prevention, recognition and treatment of complications of endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Current concepts in the medical management of rhinosinusitis
  • Radiologic evaluation of nasal and sinus disorders

Participants in the laboratory portion of this course will have the opportunity to dissect on fresh frozen cadaver specimens and to utilize powered instrumentation and image-guidance systems in the process. Laboratory enrollment will be limited to 30 participants to ensure ample opportunities for personal interaction with faculty instructors.

Wytske J. Fokkens,
course director


Academic Medical Center
Meibergdreef 9
1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Course secretariat
AMC, ENT dept.
P.O. Box 22660 , Location D2-312
1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
tel. 00 31 20 5668586/ fax. 00 31 20 56 69 573


14th International Course in Advanced Sinus Surgery Techniques, AMC Amsterdam, the Netherlands October 2017

In affiliation with the ERS