Bulletin Board

We take the opportunity to bring to your attention the fifth edition of the

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL
TRANSNASAL ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY: FROM SINUSES TO SKULL BASE

which will be held from June 24 to 28 2019 in Brescia, Italy, as attachment the save the date.

Aim of the course is to offer an overview of the applications of trans-nasal endoscopic surgery, starting from simple procedures performed under local anesthesia to more extensive operations adopted for inflammatory disease, benign and malignant sino-nasal tumors, skull-base diseases, sellar and parasellar lesions, down to the clivus, nasopharynx and craniovertebral junction.

The course will provide a hands-on session, followed by an interactive live surgery section.

The first three days will be dedicated to the endoscopic endonasal dissection of injected, fresh frozen specimens. Each working station is complete of endoscopic skull base surgery equipment, as well as CT-based navigation. Two participants and one observer will be assigned to each station and will be supervised by at least one faculty member to allow for a personalized tuition. Each step will be preceded by 3D-HD videos explained by the faculty members, as well as demonstrations with 4K technology.

The following two days will be dedicated to live surgery, with three running operating rooms, in which different operations will be shown and discussed step by step. As well as watching the operations from the connected meeting room, participants and observers will have the chance of observing surgery directly in the OR. Lectures will be provided by the local and international faculty, all recognized leaders not only in the fields of endonasal endoscopic surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery, but also in other essential specialties, such as radiology and pathology.

The course is addressed to otholaryngologists and neurosurgeons, according to the aim of multidisciplinarity the course encourages.
There are 18 places available as “full course” (which includes attendance to the hands-on section) and 9 places as “observers”.

We would be grateful if you could publish our event on your website and if you can spread the course among your members.

Looking forward to receiving your kind reply,
Kind regards.
The Organizing Secretariat

15th Congress of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

ENT National Clinical Programme wins Best Educational Project in Primary Care at recent Irish Healthcare Awards

The National Clinical Programme for ENT Education in Primary Care was awarded the Best Educational Project for 2018 in Primary Care, at the recent Irish Healthcare Awards in October. Ms Camilla Carroll, the National Clinical Lead, in collaboration with Professor Nash Patil at Sligo University Hospital and Mr Martin Donnelly at Waterford University Hospital trained 60 primary care healthcare professionals in the technique of ear suctioning.

The aim of this integrated care programme is to develop a national network of credentialed primary care practicitoners, empowered to deliver an adult ear - suction service for common ear conditions in a primary care setting. The patient maintains their connection with their primary care provider and this re-directed delivery of care would have a significant impact on reducing the demand for ENT OPD services, freeing-up the hospital based ENT surgeon to see, treat and manage patients with more complex conditions.

The pilot programme was funded by the HSE, through the National Clinical Programme in Surgery. It is envisaged that 1,200 patients will have been treated in the primary care setting, upon completion of this pilot programme, by March 2019. These patients would previously have had to attend a hospital based ENT Surgeon for delivery of care.

This is estimated to be in the region of 32,000 patients per annum.

Announcement

Professor John Fenton has recently been appointed President of the Board of the UEMS ORL Section.

He takes over from Professor Ulrik Pedersen (Denmark).

We wish him all the very best in his new position!

Yours sincerely,

Nash Patil
2017