Dear Friends and Colleagues

 It is my great pleasure to invite you to the “5th International Course on Functional and Aesthetic Surgery of the Nose”  Imola Hospital (Bologna) - Italy, October 19-22, 2014.

This Course is intended for practicing Otolaryngologists, Rhinologists, Plastic and Maxillo-facial Surgeons, who would like to broaden their scope of practice in the medical and surgical treatment of nasal disorders.

The aim of the Course is to introduce the participants in both basic and advanced rhinoplasty techniques, with emphasis on novel trends in rhinoplasty. In conjunction with the national Faculty, an extensive International panel of experts in the field of rhinoplasty will provide the participants with a unique learning opportunity in rhinoplasty. Life surgery cases will be performed and transmitted to the Course venue in "open microphone sessions" and participants may directly engage in questions and answers with the surgeons.

Imola is an ancient Roman colony which had an intense and flourishing period during the Renaissance. In 1502, Leonardo da Vinci arrived in the town and was given the task to design a map of Imola so as to study the defence system and improve it against enemy attacks. The town was also the birthplace of Antonio Maria Valsalva, the renowned anatomist who focused his research on the anatomy of the ears. In more recent years, Imola has become popular in the world, since the Enzo and Dino Ferrari racetrack of Imola had been the place of  "San Marino" Grand Prix. The Imola surroundings offer many occasions to go on excursions, either crossing the plains towards the seaside or slowly following the rolling country-side hills covered by orchards and vine-yards.

All participants are warmly invited to taste the Italian cuisine during the Gala Dinner on Tuesday 21 October 2014, which is included in the registration fee.

This scientific appointment will be the rhinoplasty course to attend in 2014.

I hope to see you in Imola for an unforgettable educational and social experience.

Your sincerely,


Ignazio Tasca, MD

Course Director