Course Information

Upcoming Course

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course: November 2-3, 2018

Course Overview

  • The course will be overseen by Dr Benjamin Bleier from Harvard medical school.
  • The course is over 2 days.
  • Day 1 will cover basic FESS, septum and turbinate surgery.
  • Day 2 will progress to orbital work and DCR
  • Fresh frozen cadavers, one side per delegate.
  • Dissections will be done in our world class Sunskills Lab with all the necessary instruments at your disposal including HD monitors and 3D navigation to enhance the learning experience
  • Number of delegates: 14


Download Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course Programme (PDF)

Course Objectives


  • To gain an appreciation of temporal bone anatomy
  • To acquire the skills for middle ear and mastoid surgery
  • To gain a 3-D perspective of the positions of the facial nerve and semicircular canals
  • To gain insight into decision-making in otologic surgery.


The Course work takes place at the Faculty of Medicine, Tygerberg Campus, in Parow, a suburb in the northern part of Cape Town.

The social events take place in the Green Point and Waterfront area of Cape Town which is also where we recommend you stay, and from where we arrange transport to the Course each day.

Please do not make the mistake of thinking that the course takes place at Stellenbosch, which is a town north of Cape Town. It takes place in the suburb of Parow/Tygerberg, a northern suburb of Cape Town but still within the Cape Town city limits.

Accommodation for the Course:

We recommend you stay in the Green Point / De Waterkant / V&A Waterfront /Cape Town Central areas of Cape Town. This is because all the social events happen there, and because it is a very attractive and interesting part of Cape Town.


We offer transport to- and from the Course each day. However please note that we can only transport you to and from the Course if you stay in the Green Point / De Waterkant / V&A Waterfront /Cape Town Central areas of Cape Town, as mentioned above. We may also ask you to walk a short distance to a shared pick-up point in order to make the transport arrangements efficient.


Anatomy Department
FISAN Building
Faculty of Medicine
Tygerberg Hospital Campus
Francie Van Zijl Dr
Cape Town

Registration information

  Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Registration Form 2018

  FESS and EES Registration Form 2018

Please download and complete the registration form and email to:

For any further enquiries please contact:
Nawaal Abrahams
021 938 9041
081 552 6896

Course hosted in association with The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa


Benjamin S. Bleier, M.D.

He completed his medical school and residency training in Otolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania. He then completed his fellowship in Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery with Dr Rodney Schlosser at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2010. He is currently an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at the Harvard Medical School. Dr Bleier is the Director of Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Co-Director of the Center for Thyroid Eye Disease and Orbital Surgery, and is a member of the Sinus Center at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Gary Kroukamp

Andre Van Straten

Marc Merven

Course organiser: Marc Merven


The courses are run with the invaluable support of the sponsors, without which it would be difficult to supply the high quality of equipment and facilities that are of such importance in a course like this.



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