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Location: Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton In partnership with the Wessex Patient Safety Collaborative [part of Wessex Academic Health Science Network]. This free one day conference is aimed at all surgeons and open to anaesthetists, nurses, ODPs, AHP, QI staff and other interested hospital clinicians and staff. Sessions to include; Foundations of surgical safety in emergencies and how you can deliver a safer service Delegates will have the opportunity to attend three workshops out of the fifteen on offer. Planned workshops include: • Introduction of a Surgical Quality Assurance Meeting • Laparoscopic emergency surgery - reduced hospital stay and improved patient outcomes • Using Structured Mortality Reviews to learn from surgical deaths • The extended surgical trauma team: Fact or fiction? Poster competition Abstracts are invited on the theme of the ‘Safety in emergency surgical practice’. View the poster tab for further details. Deposit This conference is free to attend. A £50 refundable deposit is required to secure your place, this will be refunded upon attendance at the event. Please note we operate a one week cancellation policy prior to the event.

Venice, Italy

6-7 October 2017 International conference that gathers more than 200 specialists of Brain Metastases worldwide. The aim is to exchange on different topics and talk about new therapies and innovations around brain metastases. Venue: Palais du Pharo - Major room 58, Bd Charles Livon, 13007 Marseille. Tel.: + 33 (0)4 91 14 64 95 -

This course provides delegates with extensive teaching on the anatomy and approaches to the spine. With a wealth of experience from the faculty, delegates will be given hands-on workshop practice covering the anatomy and pathologies of the degenerative spine followed by in-depth discussions and practical sessions into the choices, rationale and placement of spinal implants.

8-12 October 2017 The 45th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN 2017) offers an engaging scientific with contributions from world renowned scientists specialized in the area of Pediatric Neurosurgery. ISPN 2017 will be the place for improving world-wide cooperative study that will open a new era for breakthroughs in pediatric neurosurgery on top of an incredible all American experience. Grand Hyatt Denver 1750 Welton Street, Denver, Colorado, USA, 80202

11-13 October 2017 FRIENDS Association organize a hands-on dissection in Micro-neurosurgery. They are an International faculty board, from several European Countries. The Registration includes everything except the flight ticket: 3-day dissection course with surgical microscopes, drills, instruments, suction systems, injected and tested cadaver heads, audio-video support, book, lunches, dinners, and 4-star hotel accommodation.

School of Medicine. Anatomy Laboratory Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology
All Day
13-14th October 2017 3D Advanced Fiber Dissection Course The participants will learn the technique of fiber dissection in order to acquire the mental imagery of the main white matter tracts. We wanted to give a practical perspective to the course; therefore, the participants will directly apply the knowledge acquired to practice surgical approaches in the laboratory.

Manchester Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre at the University of Manchester
All Day
16-20th October 2017 It is our pleasure to present the Manchester Skull Base Surgery Course. The course has been designed to provide high quality training to senior specialist registrars, hospital specialist doctors and consultants from the UK and abroad who wish to develop their skills in anterior, central and lateral skull base surgery. The faculty consists of members of the Manchester skull base team.

Manchester Conference Centre
All Day
19th October 2017 Neuroimaging is a rapidly advancing field with frequent developments in scanning modalities, protocols, clinical indications, patient management, and post-processing techniques. More of these examinations are requested outside of dedicated neuroscience centres and the aim of this course is to provide an introduction and suggestions of how to utilise and interpret some of the more advanced principles in the management, acquisition and interpretation of structural and functional imaging studies of the brain and spine. The topics are intended to focus on the clinical issues which are at the forefront both clinically and politically. The course is designed primarily for DGH consultants with an interest in neuroradiology; it would also be suitable for trainees interested in neuroradiology.

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
All Day
31st October – 2nd November 2017 - Neurosurgical Approaches to the Compartments ST3-ST8 and subspecialty (skull base and cerebrovascular) fellows. Teaching of the approaches will be tailored to the specific needs and experience of the individual trainee.

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Last Updated: 18 September 2017

SBNS Bi Annual Meetings




20-22 September 2017



11-13 April 2018



Neurosurgical Courses


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