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BASS 2019 - Brighton We would like to invite you to the Biennial British Association of Spinal Surgeons conference and exhibition on 3-5 April 2019. BASS 2019 meeting will be taking place at the Brighton Centre, located right on the Brighton Seafront. Spinal Masterclass and the National Backpain Pathway Clinical Network (NBP-CN) meeting taking place on Tuesday 2nd April, followed the main Conference and Exhibition on 3rd-5th April. Combining a seaside location with a vibrant city atmosphere, Brighton is one of the UK’S most accessible and compact cities, with excellent travel links to London and all major airports in the region. The 2019 meeting will bring together experts in spinal conditions from across the world to expand knowledge and network. The conference will focus on technological advances in spinal conditions, in particular navigation, robotics and minimally invasive surgery. The meeting is open to all clinicians and allied health staff involved in spinal care. Registration for the Masterclass, NBP-CN meeting and the Main Conference meeting and exhibition is now open. Please visit the Registration Portal where the Early bird rates will expire on the 31st January 2019.

AANS Scientific Meeting. San Diego California
All Day
This CME workshop will help prepare the Neurosurgical Volunteer to function in a low resource setting for treatment of common neurosurgical problems. In developing countries, the neurosurgical volunteer must truly be a “generalist”, able to handle an array of neurosurgical conditions. This 1-day course will provide an overview of the scope of conditions that one might encounter in resource- limited environments. Through a variety of techniques including skill stations and simulation, participants will familiarize themselves with several relevant procedures, as well as the essential elements of surgical safety, ethics, and cultural considerations in such settings. Specific skill areas that will be taught include: head and spine trauma and simple elective case management in low resource settings, paediatric cerebrospinal fluid diversion procedures, myelomeningocele repair, complex wound management with Z-plasty and local rotational flaps, simple peripheral nerve repairs, tropical medicine for surgical diseases, and low resource anaesthetic techniques. This national course is the first-ever to be designed for neurosurgeons and allied health professionals interested in teaching and practice in low resource settings.

2nd International Conference on Dementia and Dementia Care will hold during April 15-16, 2019 at Toronto, Canada on the theme “Breakthrough in Dementia Research and Care”.

9th - 10th May - Joint British and Danish ILAE British Advanced Epilepsy Meeting: Channelopathies and Neurosurgery This two-day meeting of the British and Danish ILAE branches addresses two topics of advanced epileptology: epilepsy surgery and channelopathies. Experts in these fields will review the state of the art of these rapidly developing areas. Case presentations will help to relate new knowledge in clinical practice. Aimed at neurologists, neurosurgeons

Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ School of Medical Education
All Day
15-17 May - Endoscopy in Neurosurgery is a course aimed at senior trainees and consultants wishing to embark on a neuro-endoscopic career or to advance their neuro-endoscopic skills.

Venue: The Principal Hotel, York Whether you are a trainee or a consultant, learning more about research, never events and how to avoid burnout can help you to overcome the challenges you may encounter throughout your career. The full day conference will include sessions on taking time off, never events and how to avoid burnout. With an exciting programme featuring a number of inspiring speakers, this is also a great opportunity to network with RCS representatives and members of the Yorkshire Regional Surgical Club. The event is CPD-accredited and free for RCS members and trainees (£20 refundable deposit).

17 -18 May 2019 AI/ML are set to have a deep impact on how radiologists and clinicians may work in the future. However, there has been limited opportunities for imagers, scientists and clinicians to interact, understand clinical needs, identify common goals and prioritise developments. This meeting will bring together oncologists, radiologists and industry members to discuss these issues.

June 26-29 2019 Society for Research into Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida University of La Laguna, Canarias, Spain

Department of Anatomy, Leeds Medical School
All Day
Leeds Neuroanatomy Course Part II, 4/5 July 2019 A two day cadaveric dissection course aimed at Neurosurgical Trainees towards the end of their training i.e. ST 6- ST 8 (UK). This course is designed to give the trainees the opportunity to understand the anatomy of some of the more complex cranial operative approaches (one cadaver per two delegates) under the supervision of Consultant Neurosurgeons.

British Film Institute (BFI)
All Day
18-21 July 2019 The Eight Annual World Course in Brain Tumour Surgery LIVE SURGERY from eight Master surgeons in USA, Germany, Italy, China, and India operating on their own OR streaming their techniques to London with multiple viewing angles in a high-definition screen. •Mitchel Berger, USA •Michael Lawton, USA •Helmut Bertanlaffy, GERMANY •Theodor Schwartz, USA •Atul Goel, India •George Jallo, USA •Jinsong Wu, China •Lorenzao Bello, Italy Also Master Seminars, Hands-On Workshops, Insight into the surgeon's unique perspective on the anatomical nuances, roundtables, neuro-oncological management, and networking opportunities!

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