Professor Wolfgang Pirsig, of Ulm, Germany, held a live rhinosurgery training course in Belgrade, June 2-7, 2005 – comment by the organiser, Doctor Stanimirovic

This course was organized due to wholehearted support and efforts of Prim.Dr. Aleksandar Bajec, head of “Dr D.Misovic-Dedinje”, and under the auspices of the European Rhinologic Society, managed by Doctor Snezana Stanimirovic, senior specialist at “Dragisa Misovic-Dedinje” hospital in Belgrade. Renown rhinosurgeon Prof Pirsig, laureate of the Life Achievement Award of the International Rhinologic Society, held a four day live rhinosurgery course for otolaryngologists and plastic surgeons of Serbia, Montenegro, Republic of Srpska and Macedonia. Four closed and four open rhinoplasties were transmitted into the auditorium,and a lively discussion on all aspects of rhinosurgery and general patient care ensued between the surgeon and the seventy attendees throughout the course duration.The organisers extend special thanks to Professor Pirsig, who had already visited Belgrade before and given a course for otolaryngologists together with Professor Huizing from the Netherlands. This first course in live surgery for specialists from several countries was a great contribution to raising the level of postgraduate operative education. Therefore, the organizers are very grateful to this demonstration of sustained and friendly support by Professor Pirsig and hope for continued future cooperation. Sponsoring was provided by Karl Storz Germany as main sponsor, as well as by GlaxoSmithKline,who all are sincerely thanked for their endeavours. See also picture under: About us/ Serbia and Montenegro/Galerija.