• Start date:
  • 21 November 2019
  • Duration:
  • 2 days
  • Working as:
  • Resident physician, Medical specialist

On behalf of the Dutch Societies of Neuroradiology and Head & Neck Radiology, it is our pleasure to welcome you to this multidisciplinary Conference Course. We are proud to present an exciting programme, with international, national and local experts, who will prepare you for the next 10 years with advanced knowledge on imaging, anatomy, pathology and treatment of diseases and conditions in and around the skull base.

This advanced course is addressed to neuroradiologists, head & neck radiologists, general radiologists, radiology residents and fellows, as well as colleagues from related specialties, including neurosurgery, head & neck surgery, maxillofacial surgery, ophthalmology, endocrinology, radiotherapy and MR physics. We are very pleased have the international experts prof. dr. Ric Harnsberger, prof. dr. Andrea Rossi and prof. dr. Emanual Houdart as part of the faculty.

Sessions are organized per theme: orbit, clivus & petroclival junction, sella en para-/suprasellar space, vascular pathology, cranial nerves VII-XII, and fetal and pediatric skull base imaging. In each of these, there will be refreshers on anatomy and pathology, but emphasis will be put on the latest developments in imaging, diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment imaging. The course language is English.

Leiden is a charming host city, built along the canals, with a vibrating history, harbouring the eldest university and the eldest botanical garden in The Netherlands, is home to the eldest Observatory in operation in the world and has several museums. You can experience all that on a bicycle! Finally, it is also a chance to meet old friends and colleagues and to make new friends.

We hope to see you in Leiden!

Organizing Committee:
Dr. Berit Verbist 
Dr. Mark Kruit 
Dr. Marianne van Walderveen 
Drs. Davy Sudiono
Dr. Jeroen de Bresser
Dr. Tamara Meulman.
Drs. Teresa Gonçalves Ferreira

Thursday 21st of November 2019

08:15 Registration
08.45 Welcome
09.00 High field MRI of the orbit & globe: advanced anatomy and tips and tricks for MRI improvements in clinical practice
Dr. Jan Willem Beenakker & Drs. Teresa Gonçalves Ferreira
09.20 Orbital infections and inflammation
Drs. Teresa Gonçalves Ferreira
09.55 Orbital masses
Dr. Pim de Graaf
10.30 Coffee break
  Clivus and petroclival junction
11.00 Congenital and developmental imaging of the skull base
Prof. dr. Ric Harnsberger
12.00 Neoplastic, non-neoplastic and systemic diseases of the skull base
Drs. Ana Navas-Canete
12.30 Lunch
  Clivus and petroclival junction
14.00 Diagnostic dilemmas and surgical approaches
Dr. Wouter van Furth
14.20 Protontherapy for skull base tumors
Prof. dr. Coen Rasch
14.40 Posttreatment imaging
Dr. Anouk van der Hoorn
15.10 Coffee break
  Sella - The radiologist and the multidisciplinary team
15.40 Advanced anatomy and physiology
Prof. dr. Nienke Biermasz
16.00 Clinical presentation and therapeutic options
Dr. Wouter van Furth
16.20 Differential diagnoses of sellar and suprasellar masses
Dr. Mark Kruit
16.40 The role of nuclear medicine in pituitary lesions
Dr. Lenka Pereira Arias-Bouda
17.00 Social program and diner

Friday 22nd of November 2019

08:15 Registration
09.00 Welcome
  Vascular lesions at the skull base
09.00 Vascular anatomy of the skull base
Drs. Davy Sudiono
09.30 Pathology and treatment of arterial system of the skull base
Speaker will follow as soon as possible
10.00 Pathology and treatment of venous system of the skull base​​​​​​​
Prof. dr. Emanuel Houdart
10.30 Coffee break
  Lower cranial nerves: Anatomy and pathology
11.00 Facial palsy and facial tics​​​​​​​
Dr. Maartje de Win
11.30 Sensorineural hearing loss: congenital malformations​​​​​​​
Dr. Berit Verbist
12.00 Jugular Foramen: Tumors and Leave Me Alone Lesions
Prof. dr. Ric Harnsberger
12.30 Lunch
  Fetal and pediatric imaging
13.30 Embryology of the craniocervical junction and abnormal development
Prof. dr. Andrea Rossi
14.15 Fetal imaging of the skullbase and the face: pictorial essay ​​​​​​​
Dr. Tamara Meulman
15.00 Coffee break
  Prizes and awards
15.30 Fellowship Neuro- & Head-and-neck-radiology certificates
15.40 Lourens Penning Prize  
  Case-based training in skullbase pathology
16.00 Case-based training in skullbase pathology
Prof. dr. Ric Harnsberger
17.00 End of conference
J.W.M. Beenakker
Prof. Dr. N.R. Biermasz
Drs. T.A.G.G. Ferreira
dr. W.R. van Furth
Neurochirurgie Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC)
Dr. P. de Graaf
Prof.dr. H.R. Harnsberger
A. van der Hoorn
Prof. dr. E. Houdart
drs. M.C. Kruit
Radiologie LUMC
Drs. T Meulman
A. Navas Canete
Dr. L.M. Pereira Arias-Bouda
Prof. dr. C.R.N. Rasch
Prof. dr. A. Rossi
Dr. D. Sudiono
Dr. B.M. Verbist
M.M. de Win
Hippocratespad 21, 2333 ZD Leiden

Building 3

Lecture hall 6 - Buruma hall

Early fee registration:                                                                  €275,
Early fee registration, specialist in training:                                 €175,- ( €100,- discount)

Late fee registration (from 01/10/2019) or on side registration:  €350,-
for the specialist in training:                                                         €225,-