Aims of the BSBS
The aims of the BSBS are to raise the standards of clinical care in the field of skull base medicine by:
- Supporting the co-ordinated provision of multidisciplinary skull base services in the UK
- Providing a forum for discussion of the management of skull base pathology
- Promoting first class evidence based clinical care in the skull base community
- Encouraging collaborative clinical and basic science research in the field of skull base medicine
- Encouraging education and training in skull base medicine
We also act as a professional advisory body to other groups including government agencies.
The society is a non-profit organization and all the funds of the society are used for the purpose of realising the aims outlined above.
The British Skull Base Society was founded in November 1992 by a multidisciplinary group of clinicians working in the field of skull base surgery including otolaryngologists, maxillofacial surgeons and neurosurgeons. Founder members included Professor Michael Gleeson, Professor Anthony Cheeseman, Mr David Uttley, Miss Anne Moore and Mr Danny Archer.
It’s inaugural meeting was held in 1993 as part of the European Skull Base Society meeting in Riva del Garda.
The membership of the BSBS consists of clinicians from all the medical subspecialities involved in the care of patients with skull base pathology. This includes Otolaryngologists, Neurosurgeons and Oncologists. In addition, the membership also includes non-medical health care professionals involved in the care of patients with skull base pathology.
Skull Base: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Skull Base: An Interdisciplinary Approach is the journal of the British Skull Base Society. It is a well respected indexed, peer-reviewed journal focusing on skull base disease. It receives contributions from a wide range of specialities that are involved in the care of patients with skull base disease including Otolaryngology, Neurosurgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Ophthalmology, Radiology and Plastic Surgery.
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