Workshop Overview

The Cuban National Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery will host an educational event focused on the surgical treatment of diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses, including Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Chronic Rhinosinusitis, endoscopic resection of Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma, Transphenoidal Approach to the Pituitary Gland and Endoscopic Medial Maxillectomy for Inverted Papilloma. The workshop will be held from November 13th-15th in Havana, Cuba.

The workshop is designed to teach Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery principles and techniques to Cuban Otorhinolaryngologists, in order to begin developing the field of Rhinology in Cuba. The workshop will consist of conferences and hands-on cadaveric dissections, where participants will be able to first observe the expert faculty perform master prosections and then have the opportunity to practice the techniques on cadaveric specimens.

The workshop is the result of over one year of collaboration between Dr. Nadia Caballero, a Rhinologist at the Chicago Nasal and Sinus Center, and Dr. Adolfo Hidalgo, Chief of the Nasal Endoscopic Surgery service line at the National Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery in Havana, Cuba.

The faculty includes an international team of world-renowned Rhinologists, led by one of the founding fathers of the field, Professor Heinz Stammberger of Austria. All faculty members are donating their time and expertise in this collaborative effort to promote minimally invasive sinus surgery techniques in Cuba with the altruistic purpose to decrease the morbidity and mortality associated with open surgical approaches.

Cuban Otolaryngologists from throughout the island with a special interest in Rhinology will be able to attend free of charge. The workshop will also be open to Otolaryngology residents and medical students with an interest in the speciality.

Those interested should send their information to adolforl@cce.sld.cu after September 1, 2017. The total number of attendees will depend on the maximum capacity of the center. A certificate of attendance with academic credits will be granted to all participants. Accommodation in Havana for Cuban Otolaryngologists from other provinces will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Event Program


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Workshop Directors




 Professor Heinz Stammberger, M.D (AUT)



 Nadia Caballero,
M.D (USA)



 Adolfo Hidalgo,
M.D (CUB)

Additional Faculty




 Rakesh Chandra, M.D (USA)



 David Conley, M.D (USA)



 Jacquelynne Corey, M.D (USA)



 Peter Tomazic, M.D (AUT)



 Samuel Girgis, M.D (USA)



  Kevin Welch, M.D (USA)



  Carlos Cuilty Siller, M.D (MEX)



 Robert Naclerio, M.D (USA)



 Brent Senior, M.D (USA)



 David A. Gudis, M.D (USA)



  Paolo Pegoraro, M.D (ARG)



  Roberto Ferrero, M.D (ARG)



 Jose R. Sánchez, M.D (MEX)


Sponsors