The Sydney Sinus Surgery Course


St Vincent’s Campus, Darlinghurst

Date details:

26 - 28th November 2020 

Online registration and payment link:

Course overview:

Advanced areas of surgical management will be covered.

There is a focus on integrated medical and surgical management. Modern concepts of airway based approach will be discussed. Live surgery is planned on Friday morning. Lectures and discussions will prepare the participants for two afternoon sessions in the dissection laboratory. 


Our invited speakers are:

Dr Andrew Thamboo - is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada. He completed his medical degree and residency at University of British Columbia (UBC).   During this time, he obtained another degree in Masters in Health Sciences concentrating on study design and epidemiology.  He was awarded the Dr. I.B. Holubitsky Memorial Award for demonstrating the highest of surgical excellence at UBC. Dr. Thamboo then completed a two-year fellowship in Rhinology and Skull Base Fellowship at Stanford University.  Dr. Thamboo medically and surgically manages chronic sinusitis and sinonasal tumors for a large part of Western Canada.  He also has a basic science lab with an interest in the unified airway hypothesis and personalized medicine. Dr. Thamboo is recognized as a leader in the field in Canada, speaking at national and international meetings.  He is also the chair of the Rhinology program for International Federation of Otolaryngology Society meeting happening in 2021. 

Dr  Jean Anderson Eloy is currently Professor and Vice Chair of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He serves as the Director of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery, Director of Otolaryngology Research, and Co-Director of the Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Program. Dr. Eloy also has joint appointments as Professor of Neurological Surgery and Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He is currently the President of University Physician Associates of New Jersey, Inc., The Faculty Practice Plan of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, the Vice President of the Doctor’s Center Management Corporation, the Vice President of the New Jersey Academy of Otolaryngology/New Jersey Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, and the Chair and Chief of Service of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. His clinical/surgical interests and area of expertise include medical and surgical management of refractory rhinosinusitis, endoscopic management of sinonasal neoplasia, cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea, ventral skull base lesions, endoscopic revision sinus surgery, and computer – aided sinus surgery.

All members of the faculty have a wide experience in the management of sinus disease and endoscopic surgical techniques. They are joined by leading physicians involved in the management of upper airways disease, who all have academic appointments at major teaching facilities.

Local faculty

Prof Richard Harvey

Dr Raewyn Campbell

Prof Raymond Sacks

A/Prof Larry Kalish   

A/Prof Janet Rimmer

Dr Geoff Wilcsek

A/Prof Nick Stow

A/Prof Yuresh Naidoo

Prof Pete Smith

Prof Stuart Mackay    

Prof Connie Katelaris

Dr Justin Kong

Dr Harshita Pant

Dr Catherine Banks

Key topics:

Techniques to ensure complete and quick sphenoethmoidectomy

Sphenoid sinus surgery

Options to access lateral sinus pathology

Salvage surgery techniques for the failed sinus

Current techniques in turbinoplasty

Managing complications

Outside-in Lothrop/frontal sinusotomy

Endotyping CRS and postoperative care

Who should attend:

 The course is aimed at practising surgeons and registrars. Non accredited Registrars may attend as Non Dissectors.

Course Pre-requisites:




Kate Turner


Surgeons $1,900.00 incl. gst  FULL

Non Dissector $600.00  incl. gst


Participants are required to organise their own travel and parking arrangements.

Cancellation policy:

Cancellation provided up to 5 working days before the program a full refund will be issued.
Cancellation past the 5 working days and before 24 hours prior to the program half refund will be issued.
Cancellation with 24hrs prior to the program no refund is issued.

Cancellation should be in writing to


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