Message from Honorable President
Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen;

It is a great pleasure for me to welcome all of you to attend this 14th Congress of the Asian-Oceanian Society for Skull Base Surgery. Established at 30 years ago, the Asian- Oceanian Society for Skull Base Surgery has been one of the strongest pillars for the development of skull base surgery in Asia for decades. The work that this society has done to promote deeper understanding of microsurgery and skull base surgery has had a global impact and will continue to do so as we move into a future where new techniques and new technologies are developing rapidly.

One of the most important activities of the Asian-Oceanian Society for Skull Base Surgery is to organize the biennial congress of this Society. This time the Congress is hosting many of the most accomplished neurosurgeons, ENT surgeons and plastic surgeons in Asia as well as in the world and its program is truly outstanding. I personally look forward to attending many of the presentations, and I look forward also to reuniting with many friends here who I have known for many years.
I would like to congratulate and to say a special word of thanks to Professor Shen, the President of this Congress, and Professor Hsu, the President of Taiwan Society for Skull Base Surgery. They collaborated together with their teams to make this Congress possible.

My best wishes to everyone attending this Congress. I hope that you all have a most rewarding experience at this Congress. I know that we will return home with valuable information to inform our work and happy memories of Taiwanese hospitality, which is always superb. I also hope that you have an opportunity to explore this beautiful city of Taichung, which off ers a wonderful variety of cultural and culinary delights for you to enjoy.

Yong-Kwang Tu, MD, PhD
Honorary President, the 14th Congress of Asian-Oceanian Society for Skull Base Surgery
Past-president, World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies