The 29th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS) was held February 15-17, 2019, at the Hilton Bonnet Creek Hotel in Orlando, Fla. The meeting welcomed 766 registrants from 38 countries and featured scientific sessions on the latest treatments, innovations and techniques in skull base surgery. Program highlights included the return of the Rhoton Room and Dueling Dissections, where anatomy lectures were presented in 3-D, followed by radiology lectures in 2-D and dissections with both endoscopic and open approaches. The participants were able to appreciate the different nuances of two different experienced teams performing dissections concomitantly.
A wide range of topics were presented across 65 concurrent breakouts, including special sessions on pituitary surgery. The meeting offered three pre-meeting courses: Skull Base Dissection, the Skull Base Surgery Primer course and Pituitary Education Day. Attendees were treated to special general sessions of NASBS past presidents from the past three decades sharing the history of the society and the changes in skull base surgery since the early days of the organization. The general sessions also welcomed Skull Base Team Match that included case analysis by skull base surgery teams from different institutions. Overall, it was a great and successful meeting that brought together a large number of skull base experts (neurosurgeons, otolaryngology, head and neck surgeons, ophthalmologists, radiation oncologists) from many parts of the world. The 30th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS) will be February 6-9, 2020, in San Antonio.