28 November 2011

In Memoriam

To our great sorrow the European Skull Base Society (ESBS) was informed of the death on 24 October 2011 of our Honorary Member Prof..[read more]

24 August 2009

9th Congress of the European Skull Base Society

Report The 9th Congress of the European Skull Base Society - “Update and Perspectives” was hosted by the Erasmus University Medical..[read more]

15 - 18 April 2009

ESBS Congress President

Dear Colleagues, On behalf of the Executive Committee of the European Skull Base Society (ESBS), we extend our warm and cordial invi..[read more]

1 January 2006

ESBS Plenary Meeting Minutes

19 May 2005, Fulda, Germany Opening of the Plenary Meeting by Draf 1. Draf invited Caroline Wain of Thieme for a presentation ..[read more]


20 - 22 June 2012

Microscopic and Endoscopic Approaches to the Skull Base

16 - 18 May 2012

10th Congress of the European Skull Base Society

25 - 27 January 2012

Microscopic and Endoscopic Approaches to the Skull Base
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6th Int Congress of the World Federation of Skull Base Societies & the 10th European Skull Base Society Congress in Brighton, 16-19 May 2012

Dear Colleagues

On behalf of the British, European and World Federation of Skull Base Societies we welcome you to Brighton and the congress. The British Skull Base Society is extremely proud to be your hosts for this joint meeting of our societies and is sure that you will enjoy your stay in the United Kingdom.

The Executive and Academic Committees of the congress have developed an exciting programme. It will appeal to each of our constituent disciplines and encompasses every aspect of Skull Base Surgery. We hope that our pre-congress courses will entice some of you to come early! Our social programme will make all of you want to stay late! The congress title “Inspiration, Education and Exploration of the future” reflects the central themes of this meeting which embodies vignettes from skull base pioneers, round tables discussions, keynote debates on controversial topics, disease specific expert panels, focus groups on advances in surgical techniques and diagnostic developments, consensus groups on evidence-based treatment strategies, the management and avoidance of complications, instructional courses by the world’s experts and glimpses into the future.

This congress will provide an environment to network with colleagues from all over the world, renew friendships and to discuss common problems in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The trade is very well represented and looks forward to showing you their latest products and to exchange ideas with you about future developments and needs. Steeped in regal history and exuding Georgian and Victorian charm, Brighton is the perfect backdrop for your wives and partners to enjoy retail therapy and cultural experiences, all within a few minutes walk of the congress hotels. Travel links can hardly be surpassed. Brighton is just 30 minutes from London’s Gatwick International Airport and less than an hour from London itself.

We look forward to welcoming you personally to Brighton. It is our intention to make this an unforgettable experience from both an academic and social point of view.

Michael Gleeson, President Elect, World Federation of Skull Base Societies
Carl Hardwidge, President Elect, European Skull Base Societies
Andrew King, President, British Skull Base Society

For further information, please see the Congress website: