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Title: Early and maximal functional-guided surgical resection under awake mapping in diffuse low-grade glioma: why to integrate the concepts of neuroplasticity and meta-networking brain

Date: February 4th, 2020

Time: 16.00 GMT

Speaker: Prof. Hughes Duffau

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UCLA MDChat Facebook Live Webinars are live-streaming seminars that offer an exhaustive overview, but in an accessible manner, about diseases and the last treatment strategies from physicians at UCLA. Moreover, it is possible to intervene during the presentation and to ask any questions.

Dr. Anthony Wang, a cerebrovascular neurosurgeon at UCLA department of neurosurgery, offers a brief view of the characteristics of moyamoya disease and moyamoya syndrome in his presentation, focusing on the different treatment options.

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Title: 6th Biennial Meeting of the WFNS Spine Committee

Date: June 10 - 12, 2020

Location: Humanitas Congress Center (10th June), Grand Visconti Palace Hotel (11-12 June), Milano, Italy

Don't miss the 6th Biennial Meeting of the WFNS Spine Committee!
Over the three days, thousands of participants from around the world will attend lectures, debates, and case study discussions lead by renowned speakers on main spinal topics. The event is hosted in conjunction with SINch and SICV&GIS.
There is still time to submit your abstract! The deadline for the submission is March 1st, 2020.

Save the date

The cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a progressive disease often caused by trauma, tumors, inflammatory, and degenerative processes (intervertebral disc herniation or spondylosis). The signs and symptoms develop because of spinal cord injury or interruption of the physiological transmission of nerve impulses.
The goal of treatment is to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and to prevent the progression of symptoms. However, clinical improvement may not occur.
This study, conducted by the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) Spine Committee, is an exhaustive literature review of the available English articles published during the last ten years. 
The aim is to offer recommendations and surgical indications on the management of CSM sharing knowledge and practical skills in the field of spinal surgery. 

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Monday, 13 January 2020 05:39

Cranioplasty Procedure - BrainBook

Cranioplasty implant is a fascinating surgical procedure that is used to repair skull defects and protect the brain following a decompressive craniectomy. The plates, composed of different materials, are created to fit perfectly to the patient's anatomy and positioned to replace the bone removed after craniectomy.

In this episode, Mr. Alex Alamri, supported by astonishing illustrations from Artibiotics, describes step by step a real cranioplasty procedure performed by Mr. Tom Doke and Mr. Chris Uff at the Royal London Hospital. The cranioplasty implant is created by OssDsign.
Don't miss it!

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Authors: P. Nicolai, M. Ferrari, R. Maroldi, M. M. Fontanella, L. Hirtler, M. Tschabitscher and L. F. Rodella

Editor: Thieme 

Publication Date: November 2019

Description: The knowledge of skull base anatomy and its interpretation through radiological images represent an unavoidable element for surgical practice. The book, consisting of 24 chapters, offers exhaustive step-by-step descriptions of surgical trans nasal corridors toward the skull base using cadaveric and radiologic images. It is a fundamental reading for clinicians who want to become more self-confident in neurosurgery or ENT surgery.

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Monday, 30 December 2019 08:20

2020 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting

Title: 2020 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting
Date: April 25-29, 2020
Location: Boston - USA

Save the date for the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting! The event will be held on April 25-29 in Boston, USA.
World-renowned experts will lead lectures and debates on relevant topics regarding neurosurgery, sharing the latest scientific developments and clinical findings in the field of neurosurgical care.
Don't forget to secure your participation! Online registration is available!

Check the official website for all details.


Monday, 23 December 2019 05:08

Intracranial Aneurysm Causes - Brainbook

Don't miss the gorgeous video from Brainbook about intracranial aneurysms!
In this episode Dr. Alex Alamri offers a quick overview of this cerebralvascular disease explaining the pathogenesis, main causes, risk factors and disorders associated (e.g. PKD, osteogenesis imperfecta, Ehler Danlos and Marfan's syndromes).
The amazing illustrations are supported by Artibiotics.

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The introduction of 3D digital technologies in medicine has represented a radical change, in particular in neurosurgery education. Thanks to the realization of 3D atlases and brain models, digital applications and combination of VR (virtual reality) with 3D printed physical models, the study of neuroanatomy is completely revolutionized. Moreover, these technologies allow the planning and simulation of surgical techniques, enhancing manual and mental skills.

In this article, the authors offer a comprehensive description of the current hi-tech contents in the era of modern neurosurgical education. 

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Title: 8th World Federation of Skull Base Societies Meeting
Date: March 25-29, 2020
Location: Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Don't miss the 8th World Federation of Skull Base Societies Meeting! The event, promoted by World Federation of Skull Base Societies and World Academy of Neurological Surgeons, with the institutional support of Brazilian Society of Neurosurgery (SBN) and Skull Base Committee/WFNS, will be held on March 25-29 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
There is still time to submit your abstract! The deadline for the submission is Monday, December 16, 2019.

For more information, please check the Congress website.