Dear Colleague,


It is our pleasure to present the 10th Manchester Sinus, Rhinoplasty and Nasal Plastics Dissection Course to be held at the University of Manchester, UK. This 4 day course brings together an excellent faculty, with national and international reputations for their enthusiasm in teaching and education in all aspects of rhinological surgery. Last year’s course was credited with 40 CPD points by ENT UK. The course can either be completed as 4 whole days (2 days rhinoplasty, 2 days sinus) or divided across 2 attendances to help keep costs within study leave budget.


The course will focus on core aspects of sinus surgery with the use of powered instrumentation and rhinoplastic surgery, including closed and open approaches. There is also an introduction to frontal sinus and sphenoid surgery, and to nasal tip surgery to encourage understanding, learning and development. The Course Directors are keen that their surgical ethos, encapsulating appropriate patient selection and safe surgery, are a constant theme throughout the duration of the course. The high quality instruments are the same as those used by the Course Directors in their day-to-day practices, and are supplied by Karl Storz and Medtronic.


The course is a collaboration between Central Manchester and Manchester Children’s Hospitals and the University of Manchester, and will be held at the state-of-the-art Manchester Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre at the University of Manchester Medical School. The course is aimed at themed Core Trainees, Specialty Trainees in Otolaryngology from ST3 to ST8, Associate Specialists and Trust Grades, Fellows, and Consultants wishing to develop or consolidate their skills in powered instrumentation and rhinoplastic surgery. For Specialty Trainees there will be the opportunity to address different learning objectives at different stages or training – early years, intermediate and advanced/pre-CCT. Last year’s course attracted 3 Consultants, 12 Specialty Trainees, 3 Clinical Fellows, and 1 post-CCT Fellow.


Participants will take different things away from the course depending on their stage of training or Consultancy. The faculty are excellent at recognising individual learning needs, from basic to more advanced. This is the type of course that should be repeated some two to three times over the course of a training programme and then, every five years or so after achieving Consultant status to consolidate anatomical knowledge and to update on technical innovations and surgical techniques.


Previous years have attracted delegates from deaneries across the UK and Wales, Europe (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Italy, and France) and internationally, including Australia, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, Sudan, Lebanon, Iceland, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, India and Israel. All but one of last year’s participants were UK practitioners.


The course will consist of powerpoint lectures in important subjects related to sinus and rhinoplastic surgery but, will mainly focus on surgical anatomy, demonstrations and techniques. Fresh frozen specimens will be used. The faculty and delegates can make full use of the excellent teaching aids present in the anatomy laboratory at the medical school.


The course fee includes full hands-on dissection with a high ratio of expert faculty, refreshments, hot lunch, and course dinner on Wednesday. Hotel fee is not included. The official course language is English. The number of dissector places is strictly limited on a first-come first served basis. Preference will be given to 4-day applicants.


Unfortunately, your place can only be confirmed once your payment is received by the Course Administrator. Payments that are not received within 10 working days of your application will result in your name being removed from the reservation list and your place being released to other applicants. Please note, demand for places on this course is high, which has necessitated this approach to payment.


We look forward to welcoming you to Manchester.


With kind regards,

Mr Raj K. Bhalla  BSc(Hons), FRCS(ORL-HNS), MD, PGCertMedEd

Consultant Rhinologist, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK

Clinical Director, Manchester Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre

Co-Academic Chair, BACO 2018

Council, Royal Society of Medicine (Section of Rhinology)

Council, Facial Plastics Surgery Society, ENT UK and British Rhinological Society


Professor Tim J. Woolford  MD, FRCS(ORL-HNS)

Consultant Rhinologist, Nasal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, University Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK

Honorary Clinical Chair, Edge Hill University

Council, British Rhinological Society

Lead Local Organiser, BACO (Manchester) 2018




11th September 2018

The 9th Manchester Sinus, Rhinoplasty and Nasal Plastics Dissection course, held at the Manchester Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre, was completed and was our most successful course to date. Immediate feedback from our delegates related to the very high standard of teaching throughout the 4 days, and to the excellent infrastructure, instruments and facility. The 10th course will run from Monday to Thursday (Monday 3rd to Thursday 6th June 2019.  (3rd and 4th June: Rhinoplasty;  5th and 6th June: Sinus)

Please book early to avoid disappointment, as the limited places do have a tendency to fill very quickly! Only a few places remaining already.


Also, look out for the advert in ENT News for the Manchester Advanced Endoscopic Sinus Dissection Course, 2nd to 4th December 2019. Special guest faculty Professor Carl Snyderman, Pittsburgh (confirmed) and Dr Wouter van Furth, Leiden (awaiting confirmation).

This course is aimed at senior trainees, fellows (ENT, Neurosurgery, pre- and post-CCT) and Consultants, and assumes an existing level of knowledge and skill provided by the core course.

Places are strictly limited.  Bookings now being taken and there are a few places left.