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Monday, 19 November 2018 08:02

3rd Mapping Course

Title: 3rd Mapping Course

Date: November 20th-23rd, 2018

Location: University of Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain

The “3rd Mapping Course” is four-day event endorsed by the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) and the Sociedad Española de Neurocirurgía (SENEC).  Across this course the main experts in brain intraoperative mapping will cover the theoretical and practical bases of several techniques, including white matter fiber tractography using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) for intraoperative navigation and intraoperative neurophysiological mapping and monitoring.  Moreover, it will be possible to watch, on streaming or on demand, two live surgeries in which all these techniques will be put into practice.

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Tuesday, 30 October 2018 00:44

The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog – Episode 7

The seventh episode of “The Brain Surgeon’s Vlogs” by Brainbook discusses craniotomies, one of the most common neurosurgical operations which provides direct access to the brain through the removal of a bone flap. In the video, Mr Alamri, supported by gorgeous illustrations from Artibiotics, talks us through how a craniotomy is performed. His account is accessible and perfect for patients and members of the public looking to learn more about the procedure.

Monday, 15 October 2018 09:58

The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog – Episode 6

The sixth Brainbook episode of “The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog” provided by Mr Alamri, represents a quick overview of all the subspecialties which neurosurgery is split into. Starting with spine surgery, which comprises 50% of neurosurgical procedures, Mr Alamri then discusses functional surgery, a field principally concerned with movement disorders (i.e. Parkinson disease) and epilepsy. Vascular, trauma, neuro-oncology and pediatric subspecialties are all described in accessible terms, such that a lay-audience can easily get to grips with the difference between neurosurgeons working in the various areas.


Tuesday, 09 October 2018 03:06

The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog – Episode 5

The fifth Brainbook episode of “The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog” focuses on the CT scanner, an essential diagnostic tool which represents the gold standard for almost all the emergencies in neurosurgery.

In this video, Mr Alamri, supported by Ladvic’s amazing illustrations, tells us about x-ray functioning and takes us inside the A&E room of the Royal London Hospital, explaining how CT scanners work.


Monday, 01 October 2018 21:24

The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog – Episode 4

The fourth Brainbook episode of “The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog” is a guided tour inside the operating theatre.
Mr Alamri shows us the typical arrangement of a neurosurgical theatre: the operating table, the anesthetic machine and the operating microscope. This last item represents an essential tool in brain and spine surgeries, since it allows the view of less than millimeter anatomical structures.



Tuesday, 25 September 2018 10:39

The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog – Episode 3

The third episode of “The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog” was filmed on the helipad of the Royal London Hospital in conjunction with London’s Air Ambulance, a charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to people critically injured.

In this interesting interview, led by Mr Alamri, two captains of the London’s Air Ambulance talk about their experience. They share with us the best and the most challenging aspects of their work - not to mention, they talk about the coolest places they have landed…



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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