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ASBS – Rules and Regulations

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ASBS – Rules and Regulations

About The Courses

  • World Skull Base Foundation Fellowship in Anterior Skull Base Surgery is an annual event
  • This course comprises of 1 module of 11 days that enables the Dissector to learn from the basics to the most advanced levels
  • The course includes a total of over 60 topics, 60 hours of dissections, 30 hours of lectures & 8 hours of video sessions in the module
  • All the courses will be organised in the same venue in Bangalore, India, every year
  • The Dissectors, Assistant Dissectors and Observers will be selected on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Spot registrations will be allowed only to the extent of the number of seats, if vacant in each category
  • The Fellowship Courses are recognised by International organisations in the specialty
  • The Dissectors will be awarded a certificate by  M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, a Deemed University under the Government of India and a Fellowship of the World Skull Base Foundation
  • The fees for the courses will be paid upfront. The fee excludes arrangements for travel & accommodation

For Dissectors

  • Only 15 Dissectors will be registered for the Fellowship in Anterior Skull Base Surgery on a first-come-first-serve basis
  • All Dissectors will be given resource kit one month before the course
  • There will be a commitment from the Dissectors to attend the complete module
  • The Dissectors will be awarded Fellowship at the end of course
  • There will be no refund of the course fees if the Dissector fails to attend the course
  • Payment will be done upfront for the entire course
  • The best Dissector will get an award certificate and a textbook on Skull Base Surgery
  • The Dissectors are invited to the official Banquet
  • All the Dissectors will get a free registration to the Hitchhiker’s guide to Skull Base Surgery, a live surgical workshop organised by World Skull Base Foundation
  • The Fellowship Courses are a pre-requisite for entry into the Clinical Fellowship Programs offered under the aegis of World Skull Base Foundation (Know More)

For Assistant Dissectors

  • Only 15 Assistant Dissectors will be registered for the Fellowship in Anterior Skull Base Surgery on a first-come-first-serve basis
  • The Assistant Dissectors are entitled to attend all the lectures
  • The Assistant Dissectors are entitled to attend dissection sessions and will get to assist the Dissector with instrumentation
  • There will be one Assistant Dissectors allotted for one dissection table
  • The Assistant Dissectors will not have access to the teaching material
  • The Assistant Dissectors will get an Observership certificate
  • Spot registrations for Assistant Dissectorships is only subject to availability of seats
  • The Assistant Dissectors are invited to the official Banquet

For Observers

  • Only 30 Observers will be registered for the Fellowship on a first-come-first-serve basis
  • The Observers are entitled to attend the lectures and the dissections but will not be entitled for hands-on participation in the dissections
  • There will be two Observers allotted for one dissection table
  • The Observers will not have access to the teaching material
  • The Observers will get an Observership certificate
  • Spot registrations for Observerships is only subject to availability of seats
  • The Observers are invited to the official Banquet

Audiovisual Rules

  • Photography and videography using any kind of recording devices is strictly prohibited inside the lecture halls.
  • Dissectors, Assistant Dissectors and Observers can record the dissection from the monitors attached to the microscope for  personal use, without violating the privacy of the cadavers.
  • The recorded photos or videos shall be for personal use only and the person recording will give an undertaking that this will not be used for public viewing.