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Academic Programme

Please visit this page in the lead up to the meeting as it will be regularly updated. 

The conference App is now available see home page for download instructions

 

pdf_icon.gif Programme at a Glance  

pdf_icon.gif Full Programme 
   
(subject to minor changes)

pdf_icon.gif Electronic Poster Listing 
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Our Eponymous Lectures have been confirmed and we have an excellent line up of speakers and topics.

Wednesday 17 April - Sir Victor Horsley Lecture
Micro neurosurgery: reflections from the past guiding the future
Ioannis Fouyas, Senior Consultant at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Thursday 18 April - Sir Geoffrey Jefferson Lecture
Comprehensive management of spinal cord tumours
Prof. Maurizio Fornari, President of SINch, and Chief Neurosurgeon, Humanitas Research Hospital, Italy

Friday 19 April - Sir Hugh Cairns Lecture
From Automation to Autonomy: Machine Learning for Next -generation Robotics
Professor Sethu Vijayakumar, Professor of Robotics, University of Edinburgh, and Programme Director (AI), The Alan Turing Institute, London

We will also have several plenary speakers from SINch, our invited guests from Italy, as well as other experts in their field, international and home grown to complement the various free paper sessions. 

The Lifelong Session on Wednesday morning, will be on Vascular Neurosurgery and will cover:

Mechanical Thrombectomy, Superficial temporal artery to middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) bypass – rationale – volume of cases, paediatric practice, Hybrid training and Subarachnoid haemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm: diagnosis and management. 

There will also be sessions on Global Neurosurgery,  Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Sustainability in Surgery and Clinical Trials.

Breakfast Seminars

Thursday  08:00 - 09:00 (Insightec) - pdf_icon.gif MRgFUS: Restoring Order to Movement Disorders & New Frontiers in Neurosurgery

Friday 08:15 - 09:15 (Integra) -  pdf_icon.gif From ICP to ICMore – The role of advanced analytics 

There will also be an extensive trade exhibition throughout the event and lunchtime sponsored talks on Wednesday and Thursday - see programme for more details.

Lunchtime Seminars 

There will be lunchtime sponsored seminars on Wednesday and Thrusday  - please see main programme/app for full details. 

All in all, we hope there will be something of interest for all, regardless of your specialty interest or what stage you are at in your career.   The network opportunities and a chance to catch up with colleagues will be an added bonus.

Last Updated: 24 May 2024