Consultant ENT, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester & Wessex Neurology Centre, University Hospital, Southampton, UK. He has undertaken advanced surgical fellowships in Nottingham and Wessex. His main areas of interest are rhinology, facial plastics and anterior skull base surgeries. He is the director of Wessex ENT courses and also a founder host of annual Global live sinus surgical webcast, The LIONESS established since 2014. He has further led the foundation of Global Rhinology Network, bringing leaders in the specialty together to foster surgical education around the world digitally. He has been nominated by ENT UK for a BACO Outstanding trainer award 2020.
ENT consultant at the Hospital Clinic Barcelona-Spain since 2001 and is also currently a Professor at the Barcelona University Medical School.
His main research fields are chronic rhinosinusitis and skull base tumors. He has 513.57 impact factor points, an h-index of 23, and a ResearchGate Score of 40.79. His professional memberships include seven scientific societies.
Dr Alobid has participated in 13 clinical trials and is the recipient of more than 30 national and international awards. He has edited seven books, 48 book chapters and is a current reviewer in eight international journals.
His credits include participation in 201 scientific presentations at national
and international congresses, presentations at 90 conferences and
roundtables, and organizing 84 courses and workshops.
He is the head of ENT department at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Chair of ENT at the University of Barcelona and University of Valencia. He is the Vice-President of the Spanish Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery(2018-2021).He is also the Editor-in-chief of European Archives of ORL since May 2016. He was the Past-President (2015-2017) of Confederation of the European Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery.
He has a keen interest in Endoscopic Sinus & Skull Base Surgery. He has
more than 200 indexed national and international scientific publications and 17 books of otolaryngology. He has been invited to more than 400 national and international scientific events.
Assistant professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He completed his residency in otolaryngology at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and then a fellowship in rhinology and skull base surgery with Dr Richard Douglas in Auckland, New Zealand. He also spent 3 months of visiting observership with Professor Peter-John Wormald in Adelaide, Australia.
His current practice is divided between rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery. He is a reviewer for several otolaryngology journals and has been co-director and director of the Advanced Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course held biennially in Santiago, Chile. He organized the first Workshop in Endoscopic Management of Vascular Injuries in South America held in Santiago, Chile in 2016.
B.Med. (Hons), B.App.Sc. (Physio), Grad.Dip. (Sprts. Sc.), F.R.A.C.S.
Associate Professor Campbell works as a Rhinologist and Skull Base surgeon in Australia at Macquarie University Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, The Sydney Adventist Hospital, North Shore Private Hospital, The Sydney Children’s Hospital and Chatswood Private Hospital. Dr Raewyn Campbell completed training and achieved fellowship of RACS in 2011. She has done 3 international fellowships in Rhinology and Skull Base surgery in Auckland, New Zealand and Philadelphia and Columbus, USA. She has published over 40 journal articles and book chapters and has presented at specialist conferences all over the world. She is actively involved in teaching medical students and otorhinolaryngology trainees and teaches at rhinology and skull base courses locally and internationally.
Dr Carrau is a professor in the Department of Otolaryngology - H&N Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical center and also serves as the Director of the Comprehensive Skull Base Surgery Program.
Dr Carrau is a recognized world expert in skull base surgery and a pioneer in endoscopic skull base surgery. He has been instrumental in developing techniques, defining the indications, and solving many of the challenges presented by patients with pathologies in this complex area. Dr Carrau has developed a remarkable curriculum vitae (CV), having authored over 450 publications (300+ peer-reviewed). He has co-authored/co-edited the books Operative Otolaryngology, and Dissection Laboratory Manual for Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery.
Mr Carrie is a consultant Rhinologist and Pituitary Surgeon, Freeman Hospital and University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. His main interest is endonasal surgery and he is a member of both the anterior skull base and pituitary multidisciplinary services. He organises and chairs both the Newcastle Sinus Surgery course and the Newcastle Pituitary course.
He is President of the European Rhinological Society and Past President of the British Rhinological Society. He is QA lead for the Royal College Surgeons of England, Specialist Advisory Committee in Otolaryngology.
He is a recipient of UK national research awards and publishes regularly on aspects of both rhinology and skull base surgery. He has written chapters in a number of ENT textbooks and is co-editor of the Rhinology section of the 8th edition of Scott- Brown’s Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr Paolo Castelnuovo is Professor, Chairman and Head of the Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Insubria, Varese, Italy. He has been a guest speaker and faculty member in several International congresses and meetings throughout the world, giving more than 500 official presentations and invited lectures. He has been invited as an operating surgeon in more than 50 National and International courses with live surgery. He has 146 peer-reviewed original works printed in full; 61 indexed original articles and more than 100 chapters in published books.
Philip G. Chen, MD, is a tenured Associate Professor in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas, San Antonio. He completed his residency at the University of Virginia where he trained under esteemed rhinologists Charles Gross, M.D., and Spencer Payne, M.D. Subsequently, he completed advanced endoscopic sinus and anterior skull base surgery fellowships under the direction of Professor Peter-John Wormald.
Dr Chen is heavily involved in medical student and resident education and served as the Residency Program Director in his Department. He has lectured internationally and authored multiple publications and book chapters.
ENT Consultant (Rhinology & Skull Base surgery): Gubbio-Gualdo Tadino Hospital
President of the NO-Profit Association "Naso Sano" Onlus
Member of the Permanent Anatomical Dissection Laboratory University of Perugia
Professor, University of NSW and Macquarie University. He is a Rhinologist (nose, sinus, allergy and endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery) at Macquarie University and St Vincent’s Hospitals in Sydney and is the program head of Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery at the Applied Medical Research Center of UNSW.
He has authored over 250 publications, books, book chapters and completed his PhD in trans-nasal skull base surgery. He has presented over 500 lectures and talks on sino-nasal disease management. He is the current Editor-in-chief of the Australian Journal of Otolaryngology and associate editor for the Cochrane ENT disorders group.
Along with training surgeons in both developed and emerging countries, Richard runs a series of courses with Sydney every year to further rhinologic education and training in Australia.
MBBS, MS (ENT),Training at Tata Memorial hospital
He owns the largest ENT centre in the private sector in the country. He has a vast experience of ENT, Head & Neck and Skull base surgery and has done over 70,000 surgeries in this field. He has been invited as a guest faculty in over 200 National & International Live Surgical Workshops on topics like endoscopic sinus surgery, endoscopic and microscopic skull base surgery etc. He has been rewarded as Honorary Master Surgical expert by University of Leipzig.
He has introduced various newer surgical techniques in ENT surgery including modifications of Interlay Tympanoplasty and Intact canal wall Mastoidectomy techniques, common Cavity skeletenization technique in endoscopic sinus surgery etc.
Dr Janakiram, is the Managing Director of Royal Pearl Hospital, Trichi. He has done his graduation & post-graduation from Madras Medical College and was awarded the Cherian Gold Medal for his Excellent ENT work, by the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu. He has also been awarded the young INDIAN SCIENTIST 2008, by the Chief Justice of TN State.
He has been pioneering various ENT Surgeries in this part of India for the past 11 years. He has trained more than 30 resident ENT surgeons, by offering them a one year fellowship course.
He is internationally acclaimed for his work in skull-base surgery. He has been a pioneer in the field of endoscopic management of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma and has authored several chapters, articles, and books pertaining to skull-base surgery.
Cem Meco, MD, FEBORL-HNS is a Professor and Chairman in Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ORL-HNS) in Ankara University, Turkey as well as a Faculty in Department of ORL-HNS in Salzburg Paracelsus Medical University, Austria. He is the President of the Confederation of European ORL-HNS (CEORL). Additionally, he serves as an Executive Committee Member and Group Leader of the Rhinology Section of the European Board Examination in ORL-HNS by UEMS. He serves as Advisory Board Member of European Rhinologic Society and Executive Board Member of Turkish Skull Base Society.
Mr Nair specialises in surgery for chronic sinusitis and rhinitis, tumours of the nose / sinuses and skull base, Lothrop frontal sinus surgical procedures and lacrimal surgery. He collaborates with the neurosurgeons and ophthalmologists on joint complex cases and regularly attends the multidisciplinary Head & Neck meetings at ACH.
Mr Nair moved to Auckland in 2011 to help provide specialist sinus and skull base services at Auckland City Hospital and Counties Manukau DHB. He has a higher MD degree and has been appointed to a Senior Lecturer position at the University of Auckland. He did his fellowship training in Adelaide.
Senior Professor and Consultant in the Dept of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. His area of expertise includes Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Advanced Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Skull Base, Surgery, Otology, Neurotology, Skull Base Surgery and Cochlear Implants. He obtained Certificate of Completion of Training in the UK in 1998-1999 and Clinical Fellowship in Neurotology & Advanced Otology, Skull Base Surgery (2002- 2003) at Toronto General Hospital, Canada.
He was the Chairman of the National Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Specialty Training Board 2012-2013. He was also President for the Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery for 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. He was also the President of the Asian Research Symposium in Rhinology 2016 and is very actively involved in research with numerous research grants.
He is the author of more than 20 textbooks and more than 180 papers published in local and international journals.
Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship Director, Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Division of Rhinology, Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
Physician, Penn Center for Cranial Base Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
Co-Director, Penn Center for Cranial Base Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
Director of Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery and an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at Stanford University Medical Center. She completed her residency training in otolaryngology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY and fellowship training in rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery at Stanford University. She is an expert in advanced endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery.
She is immediate past-Chair of the Education Committee and now Member of the Board of Directors for the American Rhinologic Society and has developed a multitude of educational materials for both physicians and patients to help them better understand rhinologic disorders.
Dr Patel has published widely in topics such as avoiding complications in endoscopic sinus surgery, chronic rhinosinusitis in the immunosuppressed patient population, new devices and techniques for endoscopic skull base surgery, and olfactory dysfunction.
Associate Professor and the Director of the Minimally Invasive Cranial Surgery Program of the Neurological Surgery Department at Ohio State University. He graduated from Medical School in 2000 from Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil and completed his residency in neurosurgery from the Hospital Nossa Senhora das Gracas in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil in 2005. He did his fellowship in Pituitary Surgery and Epilepsy at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia(2005-2006) and completed Clinical Fellowship in Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery in Department of Neurological Surgery; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania(2006-2008).
He is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Brazilian Society of Neurosurgery, the Latin American Federation of Societies of Neurological Surgery, and the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies. He has published numerous academic articles on endoscopic surgeries to skull base and brain.
Professor Alkis Psaltis is the Head of Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide, Australia and Professor at the University of Adelaide in South Australia. He completed his advanced ENT training in Adelaide in 2010 and subsequently three subspecialty fellowships in advanced endoscopic sinus surgery and anterior skull base surgery in Auckland, NZ, Charleston, USA and Stanford University SA.
He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed articles, 16 book chapters and serves on the editorial board of 5 major ENT and Science Journals. He is a frequent invited speaker having delivered over 120 talks at international and national meetings. He holds several board positions in the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and the Australian Society of Head and Neck Surgeons.
MBBCh, FRCSI, FRCS (ORL-HNS), IBCFPRS
Professor of Practice in Rhinology at the Imperial College London and Consultant Rhinologist/Facial Plastic Surgeon at Charing Cross and Royal Brompton Hospitals. He operates exclusively on the nose and sinuses with a particularly large number of complex and tertiary referral cases. Hesham runs a specialist combined medical/surgical Nose Clinic with Professor Stephen Durham at the Royal Brompton Hospital treating the largest number of patients in the UK with cystic fibrosis, sarcoidosis in addition to severe combined upper/lower airway conditions. He is also Board Certified in Facial Plastic Surgery by the IBFPRS & EBFPRS and is the President of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS)/Immediate Past President of the British Society of Facial Plastic Surgery (BSFPS). He is the Past President of the section of Laryngology & Rhinology in the Royal Society of Medicine and past council member of the British Rhinological Society (BRS).
Anshul Sama, FRCS, is a consultant and Honorary Professor at Loughborough University, UK. He completed clinical fellowship in Rhinology at Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia. He practices exclusively in the field of Rhinology with a special interest in Frontal Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Skull base surgery and Sleep disordered breathing. He is an ex- council member of the British Rhinology Society and ENT UK, and the past secretary of the Rhinology section of Royal Society of Medicine. He has been the section editor in Rhinology for Current Opinions in Otorhinolaryngology since 2009, and ENT Masterclass since 2008. He organises many annual teaching courses – Nottingham Advanced Frontal sinus surgery, Nottingham Facial Plastic Surgery, Copenhagen-Nottingham ENT Dissection course, Nottingham BEST course and many others. He has published in the areas of Frontal sinus and Image Guidance in Endoscopic sinus surgery.
Dr Woodworth has been at UAB since 2008, specializing in the treatment of Sino nasal and skull base disorders. He completed a fellowship in rhinology at the world renowned Division of Rhinology at the University of Pennsylvania. Along with Dr Riley from the neurological surgery division, leads the only multi-disciplinary minimally invasive skull base program in Alabama and northern Florida. He is an NIH funded researcher investigating therapeutic interventions that enhance mucociliary clearance in both cystic fibrosis (where chronic rhinosinusitis is virtually universal) and non-cystic fibrosis chronic rhinosinusitis. He is also internationally recognized regarding his research on cerebrospinal fluid leak/skull base defect repair. He has published over 120 journal articles, 30 book chapters, and 2 Rhinology textbooks related to sinus and skull base disorders.
Mr Samuel Leong is the lead consultant of the highly successful Liverpool Rhinology Fellowship programme which is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is a member of the skull base multi-disciplinary team at the Liverpool Head and Neck Centre. He specializes in sinonasal and skull base tumours, but maintains an interest in complex airways disease, olfactory dysfunction and sinonasal vasculitis.
He has contributed to book chapters and co-authored over 110 published articles indexed on PubMed. He currently collaborates with the University of Liverpool and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine on nasal mucosal immunity and the role of probiotics for treating sinusitis.
Dr Luiz Felipe de Alencastro is a member of the Brazilian Society of Neurosurgery and a Head of Neurosurgery Department at Mãe de Deus Hospital (Porto Alegre, Brasil).
He has Skull Base Surgery fellowship at Keyo University 2007 (Tokyo, Japan) and in Neurosurgical Adavanced Techiniques at Tubbingen University (Tubbingen, Germany). He is Associate Fellow at University of Florida - Neuroanatomy Lab 2008 with Dr Albert Rothon (Gainesville, USA). He has a special interest in neuro-oncology and endoscope endonasal surgery.
Ms Louise Melia completed her training and fellowship in 2019 and is now a Rhinologist and Anterior Skull Base Consultant Surgeon in Glasgow, Scotland. She specialises in advanced open and endoscopic sinus surgery with a specialist interest in sinonasal malignancies. She has been instrumental in the development and expansion of the endoscopic skull base practice in Glasgow and regularly collaborates with neurosurgeons, OMFS and ophthalmologists on joint cases. She is a member of the skull base, pituitary and head and neck multidisciplinary services. She has a keen interest in training and is faculty member on a variety of courses including the Advanced Sinus Surgery Course and Neurosurgical Approaches to the Cranial Cavity run through the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. She is co-founder of the West of Scotland Mentorship Programme for Trainees. She is now the programme director for the Advanced Medical Training Fellowship in Advanced Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery in the West of Scotland.
Professional Staff Surgeon
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Dr. Woodard graduated from The John Hopkins School of Medicine in 2003 and attended Loyola University for his Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery residency training. Following his otolaryngology residency, Dr. Woodard pursued additional clinical training as a fellow in Advanced Rhinology and Sinus Surgery at Medical College of Georgia.
Currently, he practices Rhinology, Sinus and Skull Base Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. His specialty interests include acute and chronic sinonasal disease, CSF leak repairs, and benign and malignant anterior skull base neoplasms. He is currently Co–director of the Advanced Rhinology, Sinus and Skull base fellowship at Cleveland Clinic.
Consultant Rhinologist & Skull Base Surgeon, Manchester Foundation Trust & Salford Royal Hospital.Raj is a tertiary hospital Consultant with a busy practice, managing malignant and benign diseases of the adult and paediatric sinuses and skull base, and rhinoplasty surgery. He hosts his own endoscopic cadaveric rhinoplasty, sinus and skull base dissection courses, and also teaches and presents on UK and international courses and meetings. He is President-Elect of the British Rhinological Society. He is also a member of the largest skull base MDT in Europe where, for optimal outcomes, he has a well-established mechanism for the multidisciplinary management of complex sinonasal and skull base pathologies.
Prof. Dr. Thibaut Van Zele (MD, PhD) is currently a professor at the Ear, Nose and Throat department at the Ghent University Hospital. In 2002, he finished his medical studies at the Ghent University. He trained in Belgium at the ENT-department at the Ghent University Hospital and in France at the Head and Neck Department of the CHRU Lille University Hospital. His clinical activities are focused on endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis, benign and malignant sinonasal tumours and endoscopic skull base surgery in collaboration with the department of neurosurgery. He also works in the Upper Airway Research Laboratory at the University of Ghent. His research interests now concentrate upon tissue engineering of upper airway mucosa, improvement of wound healing after endoscopic sinus surgery and the management of epistaxis. He has published over 75 peer reviewed articles and multiple book chapters.
Consultant Radiologist (Head and neck) since 1998
University College London (UCLH) NHS trust and National hospital Queen Sq.
Dr Beale is Vice President (president elect) European Society of Head and Neck Radiology 2020-2023, Chairman Head and Neck Scientific subcommittee ECR 2020, President British Society of Head and Neck Imaging 2010-2012, Vice president British Society of Head and Neck Imaging 2008-2010, Secretary British Society of Head and Neck Imaging 2004-2008, European subcommittee Head and Neck Radiology (ECR) 2008-2011 and is Congress President ESHNR BSHNI BSDMFR 27-29 Sept 2018 London UK. He is also Special interest group Lead RCR for Head and Neck 2010-2012. He is RCR lead head and neck for ‘make better use of radiology’ (MBUR) 7th Edition. Dr Beale is also, Fellow of European Society of Head and Neck Radiologists and committee member 2013-present.
He has authored chapters on head and neck imaging in Grainger and Allison (2014 edition and current 7th edition), Head and neck ultrasonography (Plural publishing Orlof et al) 1st and 2nd edition and many more.
Dr Beale is Radiology advisor at European position paper on sinonasal anatomy 2014 and endoscopic management of tumours of the nose, paranasal sinuses and skull base 2010.
He has Published 50 peer- reviewed papers in diverse areas (head and neck imaging).