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8-9 July 2021 - British Neuro-Oncology Society Annual Meeting 2021 This event ensures that all those working in neuro-oncology in the UK meet to learn, discuss and impart findings within a friendly and informative atmosphere. The multidisciplinary role of BNOS is represented by plenary presentations, discussions, debates, sponsored symposia, oral presentations and posters covering a wide variety of topics.

WIMAT, Cardiff Medicentre, Cardiff
All Day
16-17 September - Cardiff Spinal Revision Course for FRCS Orth & FRCS SN Aimed at Higher Surgical Trainees appearing for their exit exams, this will be an intensive 2 day course, with the emphasis on simulating exam conditions in a formative environment which allows discussion and revision. The first afternoon will be dedicated wholly to patient VIVA scenarios

20rd September 2021-13th December 2021 Online advanced brain mapping course - acquiring the mental imagery necessary to operate the brain. The classical approach to brain tumors consists in the surgical removal of a tumor located within a brain with a definitely fixed functional organization, while preserving structures commonly considered as crucial (e.g. the rolandic, Broca’s and Wernicke’s areas). However, in the last two decades, the integration of four new concepts to glioma management has dramatically changed the approach to these tumors.

Neurosurgery in Translation Abstract submission is open for the upcoming EANS2021 Annual Congress, which will be held in Hamburg, Germany from 3 to 7 October 2021! Don’t miss the opportunity to present your research and outcomes and have substantive conversations with peers! The Congress Scientific Committee welcomes the submission of abstracts for oral, video, oral e-poster or e-poster presentation. Consult the Abstract Topics and submit your work by March 8th, 2021! Please visit the congress website through this link and find out more info about the submission process. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by May 10th, 2021. For further information on the congress please visit the congress website and for more on the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) go to

Thursday 14th & Friday 15th October 2021 Brief description of event and who it is aimed at (no more than 50 words Aimed at neurosurgical trainees & neurosurgical nurses The course is very ‘hands on’ with lots of ‘operating’. In addition to basic positioning and approaches, we cover a variety of different flaps, burr hole procedures, ICP monitoring, Stealth image guidance system, basic endoscopy, and some paediatric approaches using ‘paediatric Rowena’. Venue name Trent Simulation & Clinical Skills Centre at QMC Venue Address Postgraduate Centre, QMC Campus, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Nottingham, NG7 2UH

The course will be delivered via informal lectures and action learning sets covering the different facets of neurosurgical complications and how the trainee could deal with them. Attendees will be provided with an opportunity to discuss their personal experience of complications with senior faculty members as well as learning from a simulation. The programme below outlines the topics to be covered during the day. Speakers will have freedom to direct each of the talks as they see fit. This course is aimed at ST1-ST8 Neurosurgical Trainees. Focused on Probity and Ethics (Medical Error) of the Neurosurgical Curriculum.

International Convention Centre
All Day
26-28 November 2021 - The SSA is proud to promote the exchange of scientific knowledge and strengthen friendships amongst those who work in the complex and challenging field of spinal disorders.

Last Updated: 18 June 2021

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22-24 September 

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Spring 2022


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30 March -1 April 2022


 28-30 September 2022


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