An introduction to skull base surgery


Wednesday 17 January 2018


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Section


6 CPD Points

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about this event

This meeting will describe what skull base surgery is as a subspecialty. It promotes as understanding of the interdisciplinary role of the MDT and gives an overview of the history of how it has evolved. The meeting should also provide an understanding of the different pathologies that can be treated and the different techniques that can now be used for treating such pathologies.

Delegates will:

  • Know what skull base surgery is and the roles of those involved in treating these patients
  • Value the role of the multi disciplinary teams
  • Be able to describe the anatomy of the skull base and list some of the common pathologies that are treated
  • Understand the evolution of treatment and the indications for open and endoscopic surgery
  • List the possible complications of this surgery and the methods of treating the complications


Why should you attend?

This is a subspecialty that is interdisciplinary, involving maxillofacial, ENT, occuloplastics, plastics and neurosurgery together with interventional radiology and oncology.

It is a specialty that few trainees and consultants have any experience of. However it is a specialty that has evolved and can treat many pathologies. It is important that all doctors are aware of it’s existence and how patients are treated.

Who should attend?

This day should appeal to all those interested in head and neck, neurosurgery, plastics, ENT and maxillofacial surgery. It is also of interest to GPs, nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, and medical students.

It should also be targeted at those junior doctors who are considering broadening their knowledge, or considering this type of specialty.


Short paper prize - November
Submission deadline: Wednesday 22 November 2017
Meeting date: Wednesday 17 January 2018
Prize: £100
Open to: All trainees in relevant specialties


RSM member from £45 - £125

Non-member from £55- £195

*Tickets include tea and coffee and lunch


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9.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.30 am

Welcome and introduction

Miss Caroline Mills, Immediate Past President, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Section, Royal Society of Medicine

9.35 am

Introduction to morning session

Miss Helen Witherow, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

9.40 am

A personal history of skull base surgery

Mr Daniel Archer, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon, St George’s University Hospitals and Northwick Park Hospital

10.15 am

Skull base anatomy

Mr Jahrad Haq, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

10.45 am

Tea and coffee break

11.05 am

Open access to the central and anterior skull base

Mr Peter Clarke, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Charing Cross Hospital and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

11.40 am

Maxillofacial surgery: “Through the keyhole”

Mr Shahzada Ahmed, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

12.30 pm

Panel discussion

1.00 pm


1.55 pm

Introduction to afternoon session

Miss Helen Witherow

2.00 pm

Access to the lateral skull base

Mr Parag Patel, Consultant ENT surgeon, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

2.35 pm

Skull base surgery and the orbit

Miss Sarah Osborne, Consultant Oculoplastic Surgeon, St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Mr Mehmet Manisali, Consultant, Maxillofacial Surgeon, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Croydon University Hospital

3.15 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.30 pm

Endoscopic solutions to skull base complications

Miss Sarah Little, Consultant ENT Surgeon, St George’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

4.05 pm

Discussion of complex cases

4.40 pm

Short paper presentations

5.10 pm

Concluding remarks and close of meeting

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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Lucy Courtney-BennettTel: 02072903945 Email: arrow