Message from President
Welcome to Taichung, the second largest city and most livable city in Taiwan!

It is my great privilege to invite and welcome you to the 14th Asian-Oceanian International Congress on Skull Base Surgery which will be held in conjunction with the 8th annual meeting of the Taiwan Skull Base Society, and 9thannual meeting of the Taiwan Society for Neuro-oncology which will all be held at the International Convention Center Lin Hotel in Taichung, Taiwan from September21-23, 2018.

International Congress on Skull Base Surgerywill seek to define what skull base surgery is as a subspecialty. We will strive to promoteand understand the benefits of multidisciplinary teamwork (MDT) in the managementof skull base disorders and provide a historical overview of how skull base surgery has evolved. The meeting will also attempt to provide an understanding of the different pathologies that may be treated with different skull base surgery techniques.

The 14th Asian-Oceanian International Congress on Skull Base Surgery will compose of keynote speakers, free papers, E-poster sessions, and conference dinner exhibiting both the virtuality and reality .We encourage all neurosurgeons, ENTs, maxillofacial-surgeons, neuroradiologists, radio-oncologists, head, neck and reconstructive surgeons as well as basic researchers interested in the skull base surgery to join us in Taichung. All specialists who participate in this meeting are also cordially invited to participate in theme of the meeting-- "Action learning to overcome limitations". The scientific program will offer you opportunities to improve knowledge and skills, as well as to follow the latest state-of-the-art techniques in managing skull base disorders.

Aside from the excellent scientific program, the organizing committee has also prepared an exciting social program toexhibit the national and cultural heritage of Taiwan. We have prepared a memorable tour for you to explore the beauty of Taichung.

I sincerely welcome you to AOSBS 2018. I believe your participation will surely be prosperouslyworthwhile. I look forward to seeing you in Taichung,Taiwan.


Chiung-Chyi Shen, MD, PhD, FICS