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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.


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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.

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Monday, 04 June 2018 21:35


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.

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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.

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