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.