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Two day symposium focusing on neurosurgery and closely related disciplines to develop strategies in brain tumour surgery according to a holistic brain model which requires a distinctive and precise knowledge of the complexity of the brain and its underlying functional coherence. Venue: Meerscheinschlössl, Mozartgasse 3, A-8010 Graz, Austriaozartgasse 3, A-8010 Graz, Austria

The ELGGN (European Low Grade Glioma Network) is an active multidisciplinary European organization of physicians focused in the research and management of diffuse low grade gliomas. Join us for the ELGGN Pre-Meeting Course at Gordon Museum of Pathology, King's College London on 13th June for a day of lectures, talks, discussion and hands-on workshops. Gordon Museum of Pathology, King's College London The Gordon Museum of Pathology Hodgkin Building Guy's Campus King’s College London LONDON SE1 1UL

Venue: The Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield The Neurology and Neurosurgery Interest Group (NANSIG), the student arm of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS), organises events and develops resources for students & foundation trainees with an interest in neurosurgery. This one day workshop is designed to offer a more affordable option to students and foundation trainees. Modules: - Positioning - Burr holes - Ventricular access - Flaps The overall objective is to give experience to medical students and foundation trainees in using neurosurgical equipment in a safe, controlled environment. Please complete screening questionnaire in order to be approved for this course.

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

Liverpool Medical Institute
All Day
9th Essential Stroke Imaging Course Intensive 1 day course aimed at Neurosurgeons and Trainees, covering the essential aspects of stroke imaging and image interpretation. 6 Cat 1 CPD. Topics include: MRI/MR Perfusion/Diffusion, MRA/CTA Angiogram, CT/CT Perfusion, How to interpret MRI/CT, Paediatric Stroke, Extensive case studies sessions. Rated Good/Excellent by 95% of attendees.

This course is designed for neurosurgeons and otolaryngologists at senior trainee and consultant levels who are interested in the most recent developments in endoscopic surgery of the cranial base and pituitary gland. This comprehensive two day course, limited to 11 delegates for 6 hands-on stations, is a presentation of minimally invasive endoscopic techniques for the anterior skull base and pituitary fossa. Leeds Institute of Medical Education, School of Medicine, University of Leeds University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9NL

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.

8-10 July 2019 A 3-day residential course directed at the core neurosurgical syllabus for British Neurosurgical Trainees. Designed to cover the entire syllabus over 5 courses run at 6 monthly intervals. British Faculty. Dovetails with Ebrain.

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! Venue:British Film Institute (BFI) Southbank, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XT

18-19 July Masterclass in the management of craniofacial deformity and cleft lip and palate The aim of this masterclass is to provide an overview of the management of complex craniofacial deformity. The course is aimed at trainees and consultants of both surgical (OMFS, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, ENT surgery) and dental specialities (orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, restorative dentistry). It would be ideal for those preparing for the exit Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons.

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Last Updated: 16 May 2019

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