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Become a Neurosurgeon

The management of neurosurgical patients requires excellent medical and surgical skills, a career in Neurosurgery offers many challenges and rewards.

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The SBNS invites you to attend their 2nd Virtual Meeting. The meeting is open to all in the medical profession interested in neurosurgery. To find out more and to register please visit the SBNS Spring 2021 conference page on this site.

North Bristol NHS Trust, Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, Stryker, Pituitary Foundation UK
All Day
23-24 April 2021 - International Craniopharyngioma Webinar This webinar featuring experts from UK, Japan and the US and directed by Dr Kumar Abhinav, Consultant Neurosurgeon [Skull Base (open and endoscopic), Pituitary and Cerebrovascular] will cover surgical and non-surgical management of craniopharyngiomas including insights into future treatments. There will be particular focus on contemporary surgical management and expanded endoscopic endonasal approaches.

3rd May 2021-26th July 2021 - 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.

Dates: 25th-27th May 2021 Location: RCSEd, Edinburgh Target Audience: ST4-ST8 Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Trainees, Spinal Fellow, Junior Consultants (years 1-3) Cost: £1035.00 / £932.00. This two-and-a-half day course aims to support neurosurgical and orthopaedic spinal trainees during their training to understand the anatomy of the spine and its surgical approaches. It also seeks to develop their skills regarding instrumentation of spine.

7-11 June 2021 The course provides a comprehensive and up to date review of neurosurgery. over five days through a didactic lectures, roundtable discussions, and mock exams. It is suited for senior trainees preparing for their oral exams, but junior trainees and established neurosurgeons will find the course an excellent overview and refresher. Delegates are encouraged to submit cases for discussion by our faculty. An early bird discount of 20% is offered to all delegates till 1st April, and to SBNS, EANS, and WFNS members at any time (please provide evidence of membership on attendance). Hybrid event: Face to face (if government regulations allow it) at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and virtually on Zoom. Clinical Neuroscience Building 33 Queen Square Lecture Theatre London WC1N 3BG

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.

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: 9 April 2021

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15-16 April 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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