NOTE! This site uses cookies and similar technologies.

If you not change browser settings, you agree to it. Learn more

I understand

In order to make our website more comfortable and intuitive, we use cookies: they are small files of information needed to understand how users navigate in our website and make your browsing experience more enjoyable and more efficient in the future. Cookies do not store any personal information, and will not be stored any identifiable data. If you want to disable the use of cookies you have to customize the settings of your internet browser by removing all existing cookies and disabling their storage. To proceed without modifying the application of the cookies just continue the surfing.

Please visit AboutCookies.org for more information about cookies and how they affect your browsing experience.

Types of cookies used:

Technical cookie 
These cookies are essential for the website navigation; without some of these, technical issues could not work.

Performance cookie
These cookies collect informations about how visitors use the website: for example, which pages are most popular, and which pages have reported warnings or error messages. These cookies do not collect any personal information about the visitor, and they are used only to improve the website operation. By using our website, you agree that these cookies may be installed on your device.

Functionality Cookie
Cookies allow the website to remember the choices made by the user (for example, to remember the language choice) and provide custom functionality. These cookies can also be used to remember changes to the text size and other features of web pages that you can customize. They can also be used to provide services such as watching a video or sharing on social networks. The information gathered from these types of cookies can be anonymous and can't track your browsing activity on other websites. By using our website, you agree that these cookies may be installed on your device.

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your anonymous IP address) will be transmitted and stored in Google's servers in the United States. Google will use this information with the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, unless required by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you allow Google to process the data about you in the manner and purposes set out above.

Facebook 
This website uses plugins from the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (subsequently called "Facebook"). When opening a website that contains such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to the Facebook servers. Facebook will transfer the content of the plugin directly to your browser, the latter of which will embed it in the website. This website hence does not have any influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects through this plugin and informs you according to its best knowledge. Through embedding the plugins Facebook receives the information that you have opened the respective website. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can link this information to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the Like-button or commenting, your browser will submit this information directly to Facebook, which will save it. If you are not a member of Facebook, Facebook nonetheless might identify and save your IP address. Purpose and scope of the data collection as well as its distribution and usage of the data by Facebook as well as respective rights and preferences regarding privacy can be found in Facebook's privacy policy http://www.facebook.com/policy.php. If you are a member of Facebook and do not want Facebook to collect data through this website and connect it to your Facebook profile, you have to log out from Facebook prior to visiting this site.

Subscribe the newsletter


SUBSCRIBE TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY
Receive news, Theory modules and updates from neurosurgical community!

Fabio Paio

Fabio Paio

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 21:26

The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog - Episode 2

The second episode of “The Brain Surgeon’s Vlogs” focuses on the Royal London Hospital which is part of the Barts Health NHS Trust, the biggest NHS trust in the UK. The building is located on Whitechapel Road in East London, and is more than 250 years old.

Mr Alamri takes us on a guided tour of the hospital, encompassing theatres, A&E and emergency radiology. Enjoy the video and stay tuned for more great content from Brainbook.

 



 

 

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 06:15

The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog - Episode 1

We are delighted to present the first episode of “The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog”, created by our official partner Brainbook, a neurosurgical platform based in London.

In this video, Mr Alex Alamri (Brainbook co-founder and neurosurgery registrar at the Royal London Hospital) introduces this amazing project which embodies one of the main statements of Brainbook: to demystify neurosurgery by showing what happens in a neurosurgical department on a day-to-day basis.  The principle goal of this project is to make the public (and especially patients) more comfortable with the neurosurgical world.

Various daily activities of a neurosurgeon are to be covered in subsequent episodes.

Monday, 27 August 2018 14:27

Spinal Cord Tumours

Tumours of the spine and spinal cord represent nearly 15% of primary central nervous system tumours. Based on the compartment involved they can be subdivided into extradural and intradural; the latter group further divided into extra- and intramedullary tumours. The most common extramedullary tumours are meningioma and schwannoma, while ependymoma, astrocytoma and haemangioblastoma are the most prevalent intramedullary lesions.

In this video Dr. David W Newell, the founder of the Seattle Neuroscience Institute, exposes the anatomical features and the diagnostic process for these lesions, by focusing on their surgical management.

 

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 07:12

Eurospine 2018

Date: September 19-21, 2018

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Late registration deadline: September 5, 2018

This Annual Meeting marks 20 years of EUROSPINE, the largest Spine Society of Europe. Over the course of three days, thousands of participants will exchange ideas regarding the main spinal topics, focusing on the latest advances in research and clinical findings.

 

Visit the website

Date: July 12 – 15, 2018

Location: London, UK

The Annual World Course In Advanced Brain Tumour Surgery is a yearly event led by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), which will be held for the seventh time this year. Across four days delegates from around the world will have the chance to witness some of the masters of neurosurgery at work. The event begins on 12th June with 12 hours of live streaming surgery. Then it will be possible to attend hands-on workshops, seminars and debates.

Visit the website 

 

Monday, 04 June 2018 21:35

NeuroTrauma2018

Date: August 11 – 16, 2018

Location: Toronto, Canada

The NeuroTrauma2018 is a six days symposium which is held by three leading societies in the neurotrauma field: the International Neurotrauma Society (INTS) which is composed by scientists and the purpose of which is to spread the neurotrauma research all over the world; the National Neurotrauma Society (NNS) which aim is to promote and to ensure the excellence in the filed by creating opportunities, establishing standards in clinical research, and supporting research at every levels; the AANS/CNS Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care which provides a forum for education and research on trauma and critical care of the nervous system and coordinates activities and programs relating to trauma.

The congress is going to start on August 10, 2018 with a “Pre-Symposium Course” which will take stock of the situation about the management of brain and spine trauma and will cover the theoretical basis and principles for managing traumatic brain and spine injuries and making proper decisions in the complicated cases.

The regular registration deadline is June 30, 2018.

Visit the website

Dr. Angelos Kolias is Clinical Lecturer in Neurosurgery at the Cambridge Neuroscience Community. He is also a member of the WFNS Young Neurosurgeons Committee. His main interest is about neurotrauma, in particular with the mechanisms of action of interventions for traumatic brain injury (TBI).

In this video Dr Kolias presents the aim, the design and setting and the outcomes of the  RESCUEicp trial [Randomised Evaluation of Surgery with Craniectomy for Uncontrolled Elevation of Intra-Cranial Pressure], of which he was the research fellow.
The clinical question of this trial was to evaluated if decompressive craniectomy could result in more favourable mortality and neurological outcomes at 6 months, compared with barbiturate coma management. It resulted in a Class I evidence for using last-tier decompressive craniectomy (DC) as a life-saving intervention for refractory raised ICP following TBI. At 6 months DC  was associated with lower mortality but higher rate of vegetative state and lower and upper severe disability; the moderate disability and the good recovery rates were similar in comparison with the barbiturate coma management group.
In the second part of the video Dr Kolias presents the RESCUE-ASDH trial [Randomised Evaluation of Surgery with Craniectomy for patients Undergoing Evacuation of Acute SubDural Haematoma] of which the recruitment is still on-going. In this case the aim is to compare the neurological outcomes and the effectiveness of adult head-injury patients undergoing evacuation of acute subdural haematoma after a decompressive craniectomy versus craniotomy.

 

Sunday, 29 April 2018 20:35

Prague Neurosurgical Week 2018

Date: August 29 – September 2, 2018

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

This unique event is organized by the World Academy of Neurological Surgery, the
International Conference on Cerebrovascular Surgery and the International Meningioma Society, in partnership with many renowned institutions such as the WFNS and the EANS.

The week will start with the meeting of the World Academy of Neurological Surgery. On August 30th and September 1st there will be two main conferences focusing on cerebrovascular and meningioma, while on September 2nd the main topic will be skull base surgery. The week will finish with a two-day hands-on seminar on endoscopic neurosurgery organised by the WFNS Neurosurgical Anatomy Committee.

Visit the website