The ESBS organises a bi-annual congress which attracts more than 500 participants each edition. This shows the eminent importance of sharing knowledge and meeting up with peers. Please find here events throughout the year in the field of skull base surgery.

15th ESBS Congress: June 5 - 8, 2024 | Maastricht, The Netherlands June 5 - 8, 2024 - MECC Congress Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands

We would like to welcome you to Maastricht in The Netherlands for the 2024 edition of the European Skull Base Society congress. You can look forward to an outstanding scientific programme with excellent lectures, case discussions and lively debates. The congress also presents the opportunity to submit and present abstracts.

The congress will be held in Maastricht, the most southern city of the Netherlands, but in the heart of Europe. This attractive city will embrace you with its elegant qualities, rich history and extensive culinary and cultural offerings. The city offers a lot of beautiful places to stay. Budget, standard, deluxe or anything in between.

The MECC Maastricht Congress Center is a trusted venue for international congresses and very suitable to accommodate the ESBS congress.

You can sign up here:

On behalf of the local organising committee and the “Dutch Academic Alliance Skull Base Pathology Radboudumc/Maastricht UMC+”, we look forward to welcome you in Maastricht!

Prof. Dr. H.P.M. Kunst
ENT-surgeon/Skull base surgeon
Congress president
President Elect ESBS

Prof. Dr. Y. Temel
Local organiser

Congress Secretariat | ESBS 2024
Radboudumc Health Academy


Outline Scientific Programme 

Wednesday 5 June 2024
10.00 – 18.00 hrs. Registration
12.30 – 18.00 hrs. Opening followed by the scientific sessions
13.00 – 18.00 hrs. Exhibition
18.00 – 19.00 hrs. Welcome drinks

Thursday 6 June 2024
08.00 – 18.00 hrs. Registration
08.00 – 18.00 hrs. Scientific sessions
09.00 – 18.00 hrs. Exhibition

Friday 7 June 2024
08.00 – 18.00 hrs. Registration
08.00 – 18.00 hrs. Scientific sessions
09.00 – 18.00 hrs. Exhibition
19.00 – 24.00 hrs. Congress dinner

Saturday 8 June 2024
08.00 – 13.00 hrs. Registration
08.00 – 13.00 hrs. Scientific sessions
09.00 – 13.00 hrs. Exhibition


Important dates!

  • October 1, 2023: Launch preliminary scientific programme
  • November 1, 2023: Call for abstracts
  • Febrary 1, 2024: Abstract deadline
  • March 1, 2024: Deadline early bird registration


Session types

  • Keynote Lectures by global leaders
  • NEW! Special Keynote Lectures by experts from another field of interests
  • NEW! Clinical Pathway sessions
  • Round Table sessions
  • NEW! Public Debates
  • Instructional Courses 
  • Free Paper sessions


Scientific programme topics

  • Anterior/central skull base
  • Lateral skull base
  • Oncology
  • Imaging & interventional radiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Basic science


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7th Congress of European ORL-HNS June 15 - 19, 2024 - Dublin, Ireland

Dear Member Societies,

As Member Society of the Confederation of European Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (CEORL-HNS), we contact you to ask for your support in promoting the 7th Congress of European ORL-HNS, to be held from June 15 -19, 2024 in Dublin. This biennial gathering of European ENT-societies is now the leading conference in ENT-HNS in Europe and registration and abstract submission for Dublin 2024 will open next October 3.

We will appreciate that you publish the information on the Society website and promote it through the newsletters you send to your members and your social media channels. In order to help you to promote the congress, we hereby give you access to the CEORL-HNS 2024 media toolkit:

  • Website address | - please link to this page whenever possible.
  • Web banners | Can be posted on social media pages or websites or used in other e-communications.
  • Printable announcements | PDF files to be electronically published, e-mailed or printed. Please contact us in case you need hard copies.

As a member society of the Confederation, ESBS plays an integral role in building and promoting the congress. Together we can continue our mission to create one voice for ORL-HNS in Europe and beyond. Let’s work together towards the aim of making this the most successful CEORL-HNS congress to date.

In case of any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Thanks for your support and collaboration. With kind regards,

Per Cayé-Thomasen, President

Elisabeth V. Sjögren, Secretary General

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There will be time allocated for audience participation through question and answer sessions. The course is suitable both for trainees (residents and fellows) in Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, (Plastic) Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology and other specialists in preparation for exams, as well as providing a stimulating update for practicing surgeons and physicians.

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