4th Congress for Endoscopic Surgery of the Brain, Skull Base and Spine



We invite you to join us for the 4th World Congress for Endoscopic Surgery of the Brain, Skull Base, and Spine which will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from April 28-30, 2010.

Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, this congress builds on the success of prior meetings and is a forum for the exchange of the latest scientific information related to endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the brain, skull base, and spine.

Carl Snyderman, MD   Johnathan Engh, MD
Paul Gardner, MD   Adam Kanter, MD

Highlights include:

  • Presentation of the latest advances in surgical techniques, new technologies, and anatomical knowledge.

  • Internationally recognized experts will discuss their clinical experience and provide data regarding complications and outcomes.

  • Panel discussions will highlight controversies and areas of consensus.

  • Breakfast and lunch seminars will provide an opportunity to learn from the experts.

  • Exhibits from medical and surgical device companies will showcase the newest advances in products and services.
Congress Objectives

At the conclusion of this congress, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the principles of endoscopic endonasal surgery of the skull base, minimally invasive spine surgery, and intraventricular endoscopy

  • Recall important anatomical relationships

  • Comprehend novel endoscopic techniques for surgery of the brain, skull base, and spine

  • Identify the indications and limitations of new minimally invasive techniques

  • Formulate a plan for education and training

  • Discuss future directions and needs of minimally invasive neurosurgery
Pittsburgh   The 1st World Congress for Endoscopic Surgery of the Brain, Skull Base, and Spine was held in Pittsburgh in 2005 and was an overwhelming success with over 350 attendees from 42 countries.

1st World Congress
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The 2nd World Congress was in Paris, France in 2007 in conjunction with the 4th World Congress of the International Study Group of Neuroendoscopy.   2nd World Congress
3rd World Congress and Rhinology 2008   The 3rd World Congress was in Sao Paolo, Brazil in 2008 in conjunction with Rhinology 2008.

Each congress has witnessed tremendous growth in the application of endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques for surgery of the brain, skull base, and spine and reflects widespread acceptance of these techniques.










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Who Should Attend



Head and neck surgeons

Plastic surgeons

Maxillofacial surgeons


Spine surgeons

Other health care providers interested in endoscopic surgery of the brain, skull base, and spine

Program Format

Keynote addresses from an internationally known faculty of experts

Panel discussions

Breakfast mini-courses

Lunch with the professor

Open grand rounds - bring your diffcult cases to discuss

Free paper podium presentations

Poster presentations