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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17th Associations Round Table Brussels November 24, 2023 - Brussels, Belgium

The Union of International Associations (UIA) cordially invites European Skull Base Society to participate in its 17th Associations Round Table Brussels at the Marriott Grand Place on Friday 24 November 2023

The UIA Associations Round Table Brussels 2023 is an event designed for participants working in and with international associations, and we hope to see many of you in Brussels!

Thanks to the support of our Premium Partner Destination Canada, our Platinum Partner visit brussels and further sponsors and partners, we are able to offer a high-level educational programme for a low fee: the registration fee for Round Table Brussels 2023 is EUR 85.00 (plus 21% VAT). 

To register for Round Table Brussels, go to

You are welcome to register any number of delegates; each of your delegates will need to register separately.

What you can expect:

  • presentations on common challenges by peers working in international associations and by experts
  • discussions in workshops and break-out rooms with the chance to ask in-depth questions and to share and exchange knowledge and experience
  • UIA team members will moderate the sessions throughout, guiding and assisting the delegates
  • networking breaks, lunch, cocktail reception


Please, see all the topics of the programme and the schedule at

UIA is an independent non-profit research institute founded in 1907 which has documented and promoted the work of international associations for more than 115 years.

We look forward to welcoming you at our 17th Associations Round Table Europe in Brussels!


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5th Erlangen Interdisciplinary Course for Microscopic and Endoscopic Surgery of the Anterior and Lateral Skull Base 2024 February 21 - 23, 2024 - Erlangen, Germany

The anatomic region of the skull base is complex and poses surgical challenges for otolaryngologists and neurosurgeons alike. To treat the various conditions that can affect the skull base, a highly specialized set of surgical procedures is needed. In most cases, lesions lie in close proximity to vital structures what makes skull base surgery very challenging.

In up to 18 hours practical training over three days, we will give you the opportunity to gain excellent knowledge about skull base anatomy and the different kinds of approaches. We would like to give you the chance to learn from experienced colleagues, and to look beyond the horizon of your own specialty.

See our website for more information:

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95th annual meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery May 8 - 11, 2024 - Essen, Germany

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the 95th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. From May 8-11, 2024, this traditional and prestigious event will take place at Messe Essen and promises to be an outstanding event for all ENT physicians, nurses and those interested in our field.

Under the motto "Crossing Borders", we invite you to experience and create international, interdisciplinary and interactive networking. The international focus is reflected in Joint Meetings with the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and the Confederation of European Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.

Together with neighboring specialties, we develop innovative solutions and treatment concepts for our patients on a daily basis. The congress will cover a wide range of topics, including the latest developments in head and neck oncology, thyroid, skull base surgery, orbita, otology including endoscopic ear surgery and cochlear implant care.

The opening ceremony will take place at the Philharmonie Essen with a festive ceremony on May 8, 2024, kicking off three days of knowledge transfer, networking and inspiration. Here you will have the opportunity to learn from renowned experts from Germany and abroad as well as to share your own experiences and insights with others. A varied and broad continuing education program as part of the annual meeting of the German Academy of Otolaryngology as well as extra offerings for employees from the nursing and health care professions and practice teams round out the program.

Participate actively in the program design and contribute your current research results as a lecture or poster. It is also important to us to consistently include contributions from young colleagues on all days of the congress, including exciting case reports in the popular session "Learning from the Case".

I would particularly like to highlight the social evening on May 10, 2024 at the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, which promises to be an extraordinary experience with an excellent dinner, a humorous cabaret artist, and an impressive laser show. 

We would be delighted if you could already make a note of the date and take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet colleagues from Germany and all over the world here in the heart of the Ruhr region.

Sincerely yours
Prof. Dr. med. Stephan Lang 
President DGHNO-KHC

For more information, see website:

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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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