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  • Registrations open for Fellowship Diploma in Anterior Skull Base Surgery 2025
  • KMC (affiliate of Medical Council of India) has awarded 6 CME credit points for each module.
  • Registrations Open for Fellowship Diploma in Lateral Skull Base Surgery 2025
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WELCOME MESSAGE

It is not about the idea. It is about making the idea happen.

Echoing this maxim, the genesis of World Skull Base Foundation Fellowship Courses was laid. What began as an idea, gathered strength by the tremendous interest that it generated in the medical fraternity. The event has grown beyond expectations bringing together specialists from various countries and I would like to express my sheer excitement and enthusiasm that the World Skull Base Foundation family is growing.

Skull Base Surgery involves skills in Neurosurgery, Otology, Head & Neck Surgery, Facial Plastics, Hearing and other neural rehabilitation. Gaining expertise in all these areas is an arduous task for a specialist focused in any one of these areas. Hence, for long, Skull Base Surgery has not been practiced in its entirety and it is also the reason why it lacks a structured training programme in most countries. It is this that we hope to address with these Fellowship Courses: to provide a structured curriculum based training programme in both Lateral and Anterior Skull Base Surgery.

World Skull Base Foundation Fellowship Courses will be held in Lateral and Anterior Skull Base Surgery every year. The modulated format has been developed to incorporate all topics in the subspecialty along with cadaveric hands on dissections. The Lateral Skull Base Fellowship includes over 90 topics, 72 hours of dissections, 60 hours of lectures & 12 hours of video sessions. The Anterior Skull Base Fellowship includes over 60 topics, 60 hours of dissections, 30 hours of lectures & 8 hours of video sessions. World Skull Base Foundation Fellowship Courses have received an overwhelming response and are showing signs of a long journey.

I look forward to welcoming you all and I ascertain that you will enjoy as as much we have enjoyed bringing this together for you!

Dr. Sampath Chandra Prasad Rao
Managing Director & CEO

World Skull Base Foundation

ABOUT

World Skull Base Foundation provides training opportunities to doctors and medical professionals in the specialty of Skull Base Surgery. World Skull Base Foundation has launched its flagship training programme Fellowship Courses, organised at Ramaiah Advanced Learning Center, Bengaluru, India which is one of its kind and the first comprehensive curriculum based training programme launched in the specialty of Skull Base Surgery. The objective of this programme is to define the scope of Skull Base Surgery, to create a professional community of trained Skull Base surgeons and to establish Skull Base Surgery as a separate subspecialty.

World Skull Base Foundation Fellowship Courses are conducted separately in Lateral and Anterior Skull Base Surgery at different times in the year. Lateral Skull Base Surgery has 2 modules of  7 days each, Anterior Skull Base Surgery has 1 module of  11 days and the curriculum is spread across these modules to cover all important topics in the specality of Skull Base Surgery. In each of the modules, Lectures will be in the forenoon and dissections in the afternoon. The Dissectors will be provided with the best and state-of-the-art equipment including high speed drills, high definition microscopes and monitors giving the Dissectors an ‘in-theatre’ experience. The cadavers provided are fresh frozen and exclusively curated for the course with injections into the anterior and posterior arterial and venous systems. Faculty for the course are sourced both internationally and nationally. Over 40 top faculties, will be sharing their experience with the participants. At the end of the course, the participants will go through a written examination passing which they will be awarded fellowship certificate.

Salient features

  • 25 Dissectors for LSBS
  • 15 Dissectors for ASBS
  • 50 Observers for LSBS
  • 30 Observers for ASBS
  • 15 Assistant Observers for ASBS
  • 2 modules of 7 days each for LSBS
  • Over 100 topics, 72 hours of dissections, 60 hours of lectures
  • 1 module of 11 days for ASBS
  • Over 60 topics, 60 hours of dissections, 30 hours of lectures
  • Structured curriculum based training in theory and dissections
  • Over 40 world-renowned faculty
  • Fresh frozen and injected cadavers curated with patented technology
  • State of the art infrastructure with an ‘in-theatre’ experience
  • Exclusive course on Skull Base Surgery to be awarded Fellowship Certification.

 

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