Aim of this course, which is now in its seventh edition, is to offer an overview of the applications of transnasal endoscopic surgery, starting from simple procedures performed under local anesthesia to more extensive operations adopted for inflammatory disease, benign and malignant sinonasal tumors, skullbase diseases, sellar and parasellar lesions, down to the clivus, nasopharynx and craniovertebral junction.


This year, after the spring edition, which was online only, we have decided to organize a 3-day event to allow the hands on sessions in the anatomy laboratory, thanks to the support by the University of Brescia and our sponsors.


The three days will be dedicated to the endoscopic endonasal dissection of injected, fresh frozen specimens. At the Gross Anatomy Laboratory of the University of Brescia directed by Prof. Rita Rezzani, each working station is complete of endoscopic skull base surgery equipment, as well as CT-based navigation. Each participant, two per each station, will be supervised by one tutor to allow for a personalized tuition. Each step will be preceded by 3D-HD videos explained by the faculty members, as well as demonstrations with 4K technology.


This year, due to the restriction caused by COVID-19, the faculty is only Italian but all are recognized leaders not only in the fields of endonasal endoscopic surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery, but also in other essential specialties, such as radiology.


Aim of the course is indeed to provide a thorough journey in this exciting field, showing the importance of multidisciplinarity, from the anatomy laboratory to the clinical, multispecialty collaboration.


Three intense days are awaiting for you with the chance of interacting directly and informally with world experts in the field.


Aim of all the faculty is to share their expertise with you.


We look forward to seeing you in Brescia!


 Prof. Marco M. Fontanella               Prof. Piero Nicolai                            Prof. Cesare Piazza                        Prof.ssa Rita Rezzani