1. Department of Human Anatomy, University Nairobi, Chiromo Campus

E-Mail Contact - The East African Association of Neurological Surgeons :

The East African Association of Neurological Surgeons invites you to join us in the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Skull Base Surgery Committee Cadaveric Dissection Workshop at the Department of Human Anatomy, Chiromo Campus, University of Nairobi, from 17th to 18th February 2012, Nairobi, Kenya. This two day course will consist of lectures and hands-on microdisection of human cadavers. At the end of the course participants will familiarize themselves with the spectrum of skull base approaches. Participants will be mentored by internationally renowned faculty through lectures, hands-on demonstration and participant dissection. This course is aimed at middle level practicing neurosurgeons from Subsaharan Africa who wish to improve their skills.
Fixed cadaver head, surgical microscope, surgical drill system and basic surgical instruments will be provided for hands-on course.

Hands-on dissection will be used with no more than two participants per cadaver (maximum 10 participants): ): Fee USD 1,100

Entire course will be simultaneously televised to the class room for registered observers (maximum 30 participants): Fee USD 160.

Lectures on skull base anatomy and clinical utilization of various skull base approaches will be given.
WFNS Certificate will be given to the participants of the hands-on cadaver dissection course.

Details on hotel reservations and registration can be obtained on www.sarovahotels.com where special rates have been reserved fro the participants.

Register on line:

Congress Secretariat: Prof. N J Mwang’ombe, The East African Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital Consultants Clinic, PO Box 74004-00200, Nairobi. Tel/Fax; 254-202049186. or nimmag@hotmail.co.uk , nim.juniahs@gmail.com


(Cheques are payable to ‘The East African CNS’ Bank of Africa, A/C No. 01040750003)
Payment options include:

  1. by bank cheques
  2. by telegraphic transfers
  3. by online credit card
  4. on site payment


Full registration: hands-on cadaver dissection
_Registered Observers: Lectures/discussion

Conference materials



Cancellation and refund policy

The Congress Secretariat must be notified in writing of all cancellations. Refund will be made after the conference/workshop.

Cancellation on or before 31 January 2012: 50% refund

Cancellation after 31 January 2012: No refund

Letter of Invitation

Upon request, the Organizing Committee will issue a letter of invitation. The sole purpose of the letter is to facilitate the delegate’s travel and visa arrangements. The invitation does not imply provision of financial or other support

Certificate of Attendance

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all delegates.

Airport Transfers

The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is 25 kilometers from the City Centre, Panafric Hotel and other nearby hotels, and taxis are available on a 24-hour basis.

Appointed Tour Agent



The Organizing Committee will not be liable for personal accidents, loss or damage to private properties of the delegates during the Conference. Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance.


Whilst every attempt would be made to ensure all aspects of the Congress mentioned in this announcement will take place as scheduled, the Organizaing Committee assumes no responsibility should it fail to materialize due to unforeseen circumstances and reserves the right to modify the programme as it deems fit.


  1. Anterior Petrosal Approach
  2. Posterior Petrosal Approach & Mastoidectomy
  3. Far Lateral Transcondylar Approaches
  4. Cranio-Orbitozygomatic/Cavernous Sinus approaches
  5. Sellar Region and Endonasal Transsphenoidal Approaches

International Faculty

  1. Prof Tiit Mathiesen, Karolinska Institute ( Anterior and Posterior petrosal approaches)
  2. Prof Miguel Arraez, Treasurer, WFNS ( cranio-orbitozygomatic approach)
  3. Prof Atul Goel, Bombay
  4. Prof. Necmettin Pamir ( WFNS Skull Base Surgery Committee Chairman)
  5. Prof. Yoko Kato (WFNS Education Committee Chairperson)

February 17th 2012

7.00 AM- 7.15 AM: Registration

7.15 AM-7.30 AM: Welcome Address

1. Introduction of course: Prof Nimrod Juniahs Mwang’ombe (2 min)

2. Introduction of course: WFNS Education Committee Representative (3 min)

3. Welcome and introduction of WFNS Skull Base Committee (Prof. Pamir 10 min)

7.30 AM- 9.00 AM: Lecture and dissection – Cranioorbitozygomatic approach-Cavernous sinus approach.

9.00 AM-9.15 AM: Lecture – Advantages of COZ

9.15 AM-11.15 AM: Participant dissection-cranioorbitozygomatic approach.

11.15 PM-12.45: Lecture and dissection
Anterior petrosal approach.

12.45 PM-1.00 PM: Advantages of Anterior petrosal approach.

1.00 PM-2.00 PM: LUNCH

2.00 PM-4.00 PM: Participant dissection-anterior petrosal approach.

4.00 PM-5.00 PM: Lecture and dissection – Endonasal transsphenoidal approaches.

5.00 PM-6.30 PM: Participant dissection-Endonasal transsphenoidal approaches

February 18th , 2012

7.30 AM-9.00 AM: Lecture and dissection – Posterior petrosal approach.

9.00 AM-11.00 AM: Participant dissection-posterior petrosal approach.

11.00 AM-12.30 AM: Lecture and dissection Far lateral transcondylar approaches.

12.30 AM-1.00 PM: Participant dissection-Far lateral transcondylar approaches.

1.00 PM-2.00 PM: LUNCH

2.00 PM-5.00 PM: Participant dissection-Far lateral transcondylar approaches.

5.00 PM-5.30 PM: Certificate Presentation

6.00 PM: Farewell Dinner Faculty and Participants

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