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29th feb and 1st March -- Guys campus , dissection hall , ( hands on cadaveric dissection ) 2nd March ---- Royal College of Surgeons , London ( Practical applications) Free to SBNS Members! The Course aims to understand the 3D anatomy of human brain and understanding of white fibre tracts . The first two days will involve hands on dissection on cadaver brains with video demonstrations and brief tutorials. The third day at the Royal college will be practical applications to understand the advanced imaging , challenges in cortical mapping in awake and asleep patients and case presentations. Dissection hall, Guys campus , London ---- 29th Feb and 1st March 2020 Web Johnson Hall, Royal College of surgeons, London---- 2nd March

Anatomy Lab, Charing Cross, Imperial College London and The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen's Square, London
All Day
4-5 March 2020 - Fourth Annual hands-on Course on white matter dissection in glioma surgery and Brain Mapping, for Consultant Neurosurgeons only

The Birmingham NEC
All Day
17-18 March 2020 The European Neuro Convention is Europe’s only trade event for brain and spine experts provides a comprehensive CPD education programme for every brain and spine expert regardless of their specialised field. Seminars, expert-led masterclasses and live demonstrations cover focus areas dedicated to rehabilitation, diagnostics, brain stimulation and mental health.

This hands-on course aims to provide a comprehensive overview and training in the use of ultrasound in all aspects of neurosurgery, ranging from cranial to spinal cases, as well it’s use in diagnostics (LP, TCD) and therapeutic procedures for pain (e.g. cervical nerve root block) . CENTRE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT University of Birmingham Medical School

01:00 PM - 01:00 PM
BritSpine 2020 United Kingdom Spine Societies Board (UKSSB) and their constituent societies (BASS, BSS, SBPR, BASCIS and NBP-CN) 1st – 3rd April 2020 £125 to £550 (Subject to change, dependent on membership and/or roles – full fee table to be released when registration opens) SEC Centre Glasgow All healthcare professionals including surgeons, physiotherapists, nurses, health researchers, basic scientists, medical students, local and national commissioners and others who has an interest in spinal care.

17 Apr 2020 - 6 Nov 2020 (2 dates) Venue - Edinburgh - RCSEd 17 Apr 2020 - Book online 6 Nov 2020 - Book online From £175 Is CPD awarded for this course? Yes, 6 hours Advanced Laparoscopic Suturing Course Traditional teaching of laparoscopic suturing involves C and reverse C technique. It is a good suturing technique to begin with and it teaches how to make a perfect reef knot but the technique has its limitations. One of the major drawback of this technique is it doesn’t resemble any suturing technique used in open surgery and we found it difficult to learn. Advanced laparoscopic surgery requires more skills to get the same knot at correct tension with economy of movements and also to make the knot secure in awkward places. This course will help you learn these skills. This technique is based on a commonly practiced technique in open surgery and hence easy to understand and learn. We have been teaching this knot to our registrars for more than a decade and have run this course many times locally. We had excellent feedback from all our trainees so far. We hope to train more trainees using this teaching method. Target Audience ST3 and above. Gynaecology, Urology and other subspecialties involved in laparoscopic surgery

Olympia Grand
All Day
21-24 April 2020 Charing Cross Symposium 2020 In 2020 the Charing Cross programme will feature topics and debates covering all domains of vascular and endovascular surgery, focussing this year on consensus. The event welcomes over 4000 delegates from 80 different countries.

Palais des Congrès d’Issy-les-Moulineaux
All Day
22-24 April 2020 EURONEURO 2020 | 11th Edition Taking place every two years in a different European country, the EURONEURO Conference is a major event which brings together neurologists, neuro anaesthesiologists, neuro-rehabilitators, anaesthetic nurses and other healthcare practitioners from across Europe whose work touches on neurological diseases and brain injuries.

09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Lower limb, upper limb, spinal and head injuries - your questions answered. Everything you need to know about managing sport injuries. The day will run in a series of Q and A small groups, delegates will move on rotation throughout the stations. This will give delegates maximum Q and A time with each specialist. The day will include some presentation elements, small group seminars and some hands on sessions. This course is ideal for GPs, physios, chiropractors, osteopaths and pain management specialists The London Clinic 22 Devonshire Place, London W1G 6BW

All Day
One-day symposium will showcase the clinical approach and research currently being conducted on disorders of intracranial pressure by both clinicians and translational scientists. Aimed at Consultants in Neurosurgery, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Neuro-radiology and those with a specialist interest in CSF disorders and Headaches. Invited speakers include Dr Modar Khalil, Kings College London and Professor Steffen Hamann, University of Copenhagen. Venue: Everyman Cinema, The Mailbox, Birmingham, B1 1RS

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