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Coventry University
All Day
2nd Coventry Spine Masters Course 28-30 July World Spinal Column Society's Course. This is a hands on cadaver course covering spinal trauma and spine for registrars, with an eminent guest faculty.

01:00 PM - 01:00 PM
3-6 August 2017 Coastlands Conference Centre & Hotel, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban, South Africa

20-25 August 2017 - 5 day event Venue: Istanbul Congress Center “WFNS XVI. World Congress of Neurosurgery” a great opportunity to gather neurosurgeons from all around the world. Exceptional location of Istanbul, which allows direct flights from almost every-part of the world as well as the facilities that suit every budget, certainly helps to accomplish this mission. In addition to all the advantages of the host city, to make the congress an exceptional one, the officers of WFNS 2017 are fully committed to achieving high level of scientific quality.

5th- 8th of September, 2017The Rotterdam Skull Base Course and pre-course Microvascular Workshop The annual Rotterdam Skull Base Course comprising the most widely-used approaches for cerebrovascular and skull base lesions, with dr. Ali Krisht, MD, FAANS, FACS. This year with a cerebrovascular bypass workshop. Discount for EANS members.

A two day cadaveric dissection course, 14-15 September 2017, Leeds General Infirmary Aimed at Neurosurgical trainees in the early years of their training, ie ST3 – ST5 (UK). This course is designed to give the trainees the opportunity to understand the anatomy of commonly used cranial operative approaches (one cadaver per two delegates) under the supervision of Consultant Neurosurgeons. The course is spread over two days. The first day covers approaches to the supra-tentorial compartment followed by approaches to the posterior fossa on the second day.

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 -

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.

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