Meetings

15 - 17 February 2018

8th Interdisciplinary Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Course
[full meetings]

Regulations

European Skull Base Society
Regulations



Definitions of Regulations
Regulations are agreements of the Executive Committee, related to the Statutes and approved by the Plenary Meeting

Regulation 1: Membership



1.1 (March 2001)
An individual can be REGULAR member of ESBS if one is resident within Europe in a country without a National Skull Base Society. If there is a National Skull Base Society, the ESBS will refer to that Society for information of the national standing of the candidate member.

1.2 (March 2001)
CORPORATE member can be a National Skull Base Society.
In case of a Corporate membership of a National Skull Base Society the due to be paid for each National Skull Base Society member will be 50% of the REGULAR membership due.

1.3 (April 2009)
Emeritus persons from outside of Europe who have rendered particular service in the field of the skull base disciplines as well as to the European Skull Base Society are also eligible for HONORARY member.

1.4 (November 2009)
An ASSOCIATE-CORPORATE member can be a Skull Base Society residing outside Europe. In case of an ASSOCIATE-CORPORATE membership, the due to be paid for each member of that Skull Base Society will be decided by the Executive Committee.

1.5 (May 2016)
Honorary members have contributed significantly to the ESBS.
An HONORARY member is awarded an ESBS medal and an ESBS certificate.

Regulation 2: Organization



2.1 President and President-elect (March 2001)
The President–elect is the elected president for the next Congress (Congress President). The Executive Committee shall elect the next Congress President.
The period in office is limited to two years for the President and President-elect.

2.2 European Council (March 2001)
One member of the Executive Committee shall be elected as Secretary of the European Council.
Duty of the Secretary of the European Council is to transmit affairs to the Council and transfer proposals from the European Council to the Executive Committee.

In case of CORPORATE membership of a National Skull Base Society, this Society is entitled to recommend candidates for the European Council to the Executive Committee of ESBS.
Membership of the European Council has to be renewed after four years.

2.3 Executive Committee (March 2001)
Date and time of the following meeting of the Executive Committee has to be fixed at the end of each Executive Committee meeting.
Invitation and agenda of the Executive Committee meeting has to be sent at least four weeks in advance.
Minutes shall be sent to the members of the Executive Committee at the latest two months after the meeting.

2.4 (May 2005)
An Executive Committee member can be elected for President-elect c.q. President or Secretary General during the first as well as the second term in office.

2.5 (May 2005)
The European Editor in Chief of the official ESBS journal Skull Base may be invited to Executive Committee meetings as non-voting Executive Committee member

2.6 (April 2009)
In order to combine or to avoid conflict-of-dates between the official ESBS Congress and another Congress related to skull base surgery, the Executive Committee may decide by majority of votes to differ from holding the official ESBS Congress every two years.
The maximum period in office of the members of the Executive Committee, including the President and President-elect, will then be adapted accordingly.

2.7 (May 2012)
The Nominating Committee consist of the President, President-elect and immediate Past-President.

2.8 (May 2012)
A representative of the Regulations, Rules & Archives Committee may participate in the ESBS Executive Committee meetings, but shall abstain from voting.

2.9 (June 2014)
A Skull Base Society (SBS) is called a multinational SBS (MSBS) if such a society is composed of more than one European Country. A Corporate Member-MSBS (CM-MSBS) may have more than two members in the Executive Committee, preferably of different specialities. The number of members of a CM-MSBS in the Executive Committee is limited to the number of countries participating in that society.

2.10 (April 2017)
Each Corporate Member-National Skull Base Society (CM-SBS) may be represented in the Executive Committee by a voting Member. The number of Executive Committee Members may exceed
11 voting Members in order to enable this. The candidate-Executive Member is in principle proposed by the CM-SBS.
The Executive Committee should decide by majority of votes on the discipline, number and eligibility (CV) of the candidate-Executive Member in order to maintain the balance of disciplines (number of Neurosurgeons and ORL) as well as the professional quality within the Executive Committee.


2.11 (June 2014)
Candidates for member Executive Committee have to be member of ESBS or Corporate Member-National Skull Base Society (CM-NSBS) or National Society of the requested discipline if there is no NSBS. The candidate has to submit the following documents at least 9 months before the turn:
  • Letter of support of the President of the CM-NSBS or CM-MSBS or of the President of the National Society of the requested discipline
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of Scientific activities (publications, courses, congresses, memberships of other scientific societies)
  • Declaration that he/she will fully support the aims of ESBS as member of the Executive Committee



Regulation 3: European Council



3.1 (March 2003)
The Executive Committee can propose individual active members from countries with less than 10 members to join the European Council.


Rules



Definition of Rules
Rules are operational agreements, approved by the Executive Committee

Rule 1
ESBS Award Rules (Dec 2006)

1. Objective
The ESBS Award is awarded to residents in recognition of their outstanding paper in the field of cranial base pathology in the hope that they will be encouraged to continue their contribution to this field.
2. Field
The Award will be given to a resident, who presents a poster, paper on clinical or basic science research related to the field of cranial base pathology
3. Eligibility
Any resident in the above mentioned fields, not older than 35 years are eligible for nomination.
4. Criteria
The abstract should be:
  • Original
  • Valid
  • Pertinent
  • Clear

5. Nomination Procedure
  • An individual should nominate himself/herself
  • A candidate can be nominated by his/her department/institution
  • Winners are selected without respect of nationality or discipline
  • The Congress President and Congress Scientific Committee select the nominees
  • The ESBS Award Committee (EAC) is composed of: ESBS President and one ESBS Executive Committee member
  • The EAC selects three winners (poster, clinical, basic science research) from among the nominees
  • The ESBS President formally announces the winners during the Congress dinner

6. Award
To be determined by the Executive Committee

Rule 2
ESBS Fellowship Rules (Dec 2006)

1. Objective
The ESBS Fellowship is awarded to residents in their last two years of training or young specialists (ORL, Neurosurgery, Maxillofacial surgery) in order to support further education or research in the field of cranial base pathology and to encourage continuation of their contribution to this field.
2. Field
The Fellowship will be given to a resident in his/her last two years of training or young specialists following a Fellowship or Training Program related to cranial base pathology.
3. Eligibility
Any resident in his/her last two years of training or young specialists in the above mentioned fields not older than 40 years is eligible for nomination.
4. Candidate’s profile:
  • Will complete in the next two years or has satisfactorily completed an approved training program in ORL, Neurosurgery or Maxillofacial surgery
  • Must be working in a recognized training institution with staff in ORL, Neurosurgery, Maxillofacial surgery and Neuroradiology
  • Must provide a written statement of support of his/her Program Coordinator
  • Must participate in the ESBS Congress in which he/she is nominated and must also give a scientific presentation during that congress

5. Nomination Procedure
  • An individual should nominate himself/herself by sending a CV, list of publications, invitation of the Head of the hosting-Skull Base Center and a working program
  • A candidate can be nominated by his/her department/institution
  • Winners are selected without respect of nationality or discipline
  • The Congress President and Congress Scientific Committee select the nominees
  • The ESBS Award Committee (EAC) is composed of: ESBS President, General Secretary and one Executive Committee member
  • The EFC selects at least two winners preferably of different disciplines from among the nominees
  • The EFC decides the total number of ESBS Fellowships in consultation with the Treasurer and based on the financial possibilities
  • The ESBS President formally announces the winners during the Congress Dinner

6. Fellowship
To be determined by the Executive Committee

Rule 3 (June 2011)
Under the Auspices of the ESBS

The following rule applies to “Under the Auspices of the ESBS”

A request for organizing a meeting “Under the Auspices of the ESBS” is assessed by the ESBS President and Secretary General based on the program & following criteria:
  • Multidisciplinary involvement: Neurosurgery; ORL, Maxillofacial surgery, Neuroradiology
  • Organizers: should usually be ESBS member(s) or known to the ESBS
  • Faculty: should usually include participation of (an) ESBS member(s)

After a successful assessment of the program:
  • “Under the Auspices of the European Skull Base Society” should be printed on the front page of the flyer/brochure with next to it the ESBS logo as well as on the front page of the website of the meeting
  • The ESBS has no financial interest in the specific meeting
  • A reduced registration fee for ESBS members should however be available


Rule 4 (June 2011)
Past-President and Honorary Members

Past-Presidents and Honorary Members are invited to ESBS Congresses without being requested to pay the registration fee.

Rule 5
Representatives of the Corporate member Skull Base Societies (CM-SBS) or Multinational Skull Base Societies (CM-MSBS), preferably their President, Vice-President or Secretary General are invited at least once a year to participate at the open part of the meeting of the Executive Committee of the ESBS. The invitees do not have the right to vote.

Rule 6
Representatives of the Corporate member Skull Base Societies (CM-SBS) or Multinational Skull Base Societies (CM-MSBS), preferably their President, Vice-President or Secretary General may apply in written form to the Secretary General of the ESBS to participate at the next board meeting.

Rule 7 (April 2017)
Wolfgang Draf Lecture
  • will be part of each ESBS Congress program.
  • the lecturer will be elected by the Executive Committee
    • at least 6 months prior to the congress date
    • o Possibly the balance between disciplines and countries should be considered over the years.
    • the lecturer is a person who has rendered particular service in the field of the skull base disciplines


Rule 8 (April 2017)
When the ESBS Congress is organized by two Corporate Member-National Skull Base Societies, the Presidents of the involved Societies are both Congress President.
The President-Elect, who is chosen by the Executive Committee, is one of both Congress Presidents and must be of a different discipline from that of the President.


Updated on: 27 September 2017