Penn International Rhinology and Skull Base Course

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Please note that On-Site registration is not available and pre-registration is required.

Course Overview

This comprehensive three-day continuing medical education program in Rhinology and Skull Base features an outstanding national and international faculty. There will be specific emphasis on advanced endoscopic procedures as well as medical and surgical focus on the frontal sinus, emerging technologies and endoscopic skull base surgery. Difficult cases, prevention, diagnosis and management of complications will be reviewed. Surgical cases will be streamed live and participants will be able to interact with Drs. Palmer and Adappa and the surgery team.

The course also offers a cadaver dissection laboratory for hands-on experience with powered instrumentation, drills and image-guidance systems at every station.


Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the anatomy of the paranasal sinuses and recognize the indications for endoscopic surgery
  • Discuss pathophysiology of chronic rhinosinusitus and medical treatment options
  • Define advanced endoscopic approaches for management of chronic rhinosinusitus
  • Formulate strategies and solutions to manage “difficult to manage Sinonasal disease”
  • Describe endoscopic and open surgical techniques with focus on frontal sinus
  • Identify strategies to treat benign and malignant lesions of the skull base
  • Review complications of sinus surgery and their proper management

Target Audience

This program is designed for otorhinolaryngologists, medical rhinologists, head and neck surgeons, neurosurgeons and other related health care professionals such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Course Directors

Nithin D. Adappa M.D.
Noam A. Cohen, MD, PhD
David W. Kennedy, MD
Michael A. Kohanski, MD, PhD
James N. Palmer, MD




September 6th - 8th 2022


Smilow Center for Translation Research Philadelphia, PA
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia PA, 19104

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