22nd Functional Endoscopic Sinus & Skull Base Surgery Course

11 – 13 Aug 2018 (Saturday – Monday)



Into its 22nd iteration this year, this comprehensive course on techniques of endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery is for both beginners and surgeons who have some experience in endoscopic surgery. Through didactic sessions and hands-on cadaver dissections, this course will allow delegates to acquire a sound knowledge of the anatomy of the nose, paranasal sinuses and anterior skull base, understand the techniques of endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery, and learn to avoid the pitfalls of endoscopic sinus surgery.


Course Highlights

This year's highlights include lectures on the endoscopic anatomy of the nose, paranasal sinuses and surrounding structures, conducted by Prof H Stammberger. This will provide participants with an in-depth appreciation of the anatomy of the sinonasal cavity and understanding of surgical techniques. During the hands-on cadaver dissection, Image guidance navigation will be available to facilitate the learning of participants.



The surgeon enrolled in this course should, upon completion, be able to:

  • Understand the detailed anatomy of the nose, paranasal sinuses, and anterior skull base

  • Interpret the CT scan of the sinuses in a consistent and systematic manner

  • Understand the radiological anatomy of the paranasal sinuses

  • Understand the basic requirements for endoscopic sinus surgery

  • Understand the operation theatre set-up

  • Perform basic sinus surgery procedures

  • Understand uses of the instruments and correct handling of the endoscopes

  • Understand the principles of advanced techniques of sinus surgery and endoscopic skull base procedures

  • Perform advanced techniques with experience over time


Cadaveric Dissection

The afternoon sessions will be for hands-on cadaver dissection. There will be demonstrations of endoscopic dissection by our very experience faculty members. Fresh frozen cadaver specimens, endoscopes, dissection instruments and video monitors will be provided. In addition, image guidance will be provided for the cadaver dissection.  


Course Directors

Dr. Neville Teo

Consultant Rhinologist, Department of Otolaryngology
Consultant, Allergy Centre
Singapore General Hospital
Program Director, Singhealth Otolaryngology Residency Program
Director, SGH Rhinology Fellowship Program
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School

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Dr. Charn Tze Choong

Department of Otolaryngology, Singapore General Hospital
Allergy Centre, Singapore General Hospital
Head and Consultant, 
Otolaryngology, Sengkang General Hospital

Assoc. Prof Dharambir S Sethi

Senior Consultant & ENT Surgeon,
Novena ENT – Head & Neck Specialist Centre
Visiting Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology Singapore General Hospital

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Dr Kang Wee Lee

Chief Operating Officer, Sengkang Health
Consultant, Department of ENT, Sengkang Health & Singapore General Hospital
Consultant, Hyperbaric & Diving Medicine Centre, Department of Anaesthesiology, Singapore General Hospital

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Overseas Faculty

Prof H. Stammberger

Emeritus Professor
Head of the Department of General ORL, H&NS
Medical University at Graz/Austria

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​Dr. Zara M. Patel

Assistant Professor
Director of Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
Rhinology - Sinus and Skull Base Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology- H&N Surgery
Stanford School of Medicine

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Assoc. Prof Eng H. Ooi  

Associate Professor, Flinders University
Head of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Flinders Medical Centre, SALHN,
RTS Chair for OHNS training in SA

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Dr. Chris R. Dhepnorrarat

Consultant Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon
Rhinologist, Skull Base Surgeon
Head of Department, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Western Australia

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​Dr. Desmond Wee

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Western Australia
Director, Western ENT

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Dr. Harvinder Singh

Consultant Rhinologist
Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Hospital Ipoh

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​Dr. Samuel Leong

Consultant Rhinologist and Anterior Skull Based Surgeon
Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool, UK

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​Dr. Rusdian Utama Roeslani

Senior Counsultant
Director of Gandaria Hospital

Lecturer ENT Department faculty of Medicine University of Indonesia
Steering Committee, The Indonesian Rhinology Study Group
Member of the Indonesia Otorhinolaryngology Society

Prof P.K Purushothaman

Department of Otorhinolaryngology & Head & Neck Surgery

S.R.M Medical College Hospital & Research Centre

Chennai, India

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Dr. Retno Wardani

Rhinology Consultant
Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia
Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital
Jakarta, Indonesia

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Local Faculty

Clinical Assoc. Prof Siow Jin Keat

Otorhinolaryngology, National University of Singapore
Senior Consultant
Department of Otorhinolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

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Dr. Chin Chao-Wu David

Consultant ENT surgeon
Ascent Ear Nose Throat Specialist Group
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre

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Assoc. Prof David Loke Kok Teik

Head of Department
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery service
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

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Assoc Prof Ang Beng Ti Christopher

Unit Head & Senior Consultant

Department of Neurosurgery

Singapore General Hospital 

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Dr. Ong Yew Kwang

Clinical Director & Senior Consultant
Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (ENT)

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Dr. Lim Keng Hua

Ear Nose Throat, Head & Neck Surgery
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre

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Dr. Mark Thong Kim Thye

Senior Consultant
Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (ENT)
National University Hospital
Director of Undergraduate Education
Assistant Professor, NUS

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Dr. Ng Yuk Hui

The Ent Specialist Centre
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre

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Dr. Somasundaram Subramaniam

Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) – Head & Neck Surgery
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Jurong Medical Centre and Jurong Community Hospital

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DrLeslie Timothy Koh

Associate Consultant
Changi General Hospital
Clinical Lecturer
NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine