Skull Base Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to host fourth annual Skull Base Surgery Symposium

October 24, 1999

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 26, 1999)--The most advanced technology and procedures in the area of skull base surgery will be the focus of attention at the fourth annual Skull Base Surgery Symposium to be held at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Nov. 4-6, 1999. Open to physicians and non-physicians, alike, the symposium will feature some of the world's most highly renowned experts in the area of skull base surgery. Topics to be covered at the three-day conference include pituitary tumors, fully endoscopic microsurgical procedures, radiosurgery, meningiomas, chordomas and more.

A group of international experts comprise the faculty for this symposium: Prof. Jean D'Haens, Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Academisch Ziekenhuis-Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, Belgium.

Prof. Jacques Magnan, Professor and Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Nord, Marseille, France

Prof. Mario Sanna, Professor, Gruppo Otologico, Casa di Cura Piacenza, Piacenza, Italy

Prof. Marie-Paule Thill, Associate Chief of Service, Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, St. Peter University Medical Center, Brussels, Belgium Michael Babajanian, M.D., Attending Surgeon, Division of Skull Base Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

George Berci, M.D., FACS, FRCS, Ed (hon), Clinical Professor of Surgery, L.A.C./U.S.C. Medical Center, Director, Endoscopic Research and Training Center, Cedars-Sinai

Vivien Bonert, M.D., Assistant Professor, UCLA School of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology Clinical Coordinator, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Cedars-Sinai

Achilles Demetriou, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine; Chairman, Department of Surgery, Esther & Mark Schulman Chair in Surgery and Transplantation Medicine, Cedars-Sinai

Reza Jarrahy, M.D., Clinical and Research Fellow, Division of Skull Base Surgery at Cedars-Sinai

Franklin Moser, M.D., Director, Interventional Radiology and Outpatient Imaging at Cedars-Sinai

Hrayr K. Shahinian, M.D., Director, Division of Skull Base Surgery, Director, Skull Base Institute and Co-director of the Pituitary Center at Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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