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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.

16th – 17th August 2018 - Cranioscope Monitored Microsurgical Approaches to Skull Base in Cadaveric Heads 4th International Hands-on Cadaver Workshop Microsurgical Approaches to the Skull Base Honored Guest: Prof. O. Al-Mefty, M.D., F.A.C.S., Harvard School of Medicine, Boston (USA)

Department of Anatomy, Leeds Medical School
All Day
Leeds Neuroanatomy Course Part I, 12/13 September 2019 A two day cadaveric dissection course aimed at early years (ST2-5) Neurosurgical Trainees. This course is designed to give the trainees the opportunity to understand the anatomy of commonly used cranial operative approaches (one cadaver per two delegates) under the supervision of Consultant Neurosurgeons.

Trent Simulation & Clinical Skills Centre at QMC
All Day
19th - 20th September - 13th QMC Craniotomy Simulator Course with ROWENA 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’.

20-24 October 2019 47th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery Main topics: The development of foetal surgery, introduction of molecular biology to diagnosis and treatment inneuro-oncology, advances in paediatric complex spine, novel craniofacial techniques, epilepsy and better trauma care Aimed at: Pediatric Neurosurgeons

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Last Updated: 26 March 2019

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