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The SBNS is very excited to be hosting its first Virtual Meeting 


The lockdown earlier this year  regrettably forced the SBNS to postpone its Spring and Autumn 2020 meetings.  We  wanted to  continue to engage with our members and keep up the momentum and felt that hosting a Virtual meeting was the perfect solution. 

The Academic and Meetings Committee have put together an interesting and topical ProgrammeIt has 4 main sessions, each with notable guest speakers, both International and home grown!

  • UK Multi-centre Clinical Trials: are they practice changing?

  • Oncology - the philosophical approach to gliomas and how to manage recurrence

  • Cranial Reconstruction

  • The Impact of COVID-19 on UK neurosurgery    

Inclusivity is an important part of this meeting and there will be live interactive sessions open to all delegates.  

For some light-hearted relief, and to put COVID and life in general into perspective, we have two non-neurosurgical related speakers; Phillip L. Pearl, MD, Neurologist/Jazz Pianist from Boston USA, giving a talk on the  Medical Problems of Musical Masters and  Prof. Sadegh Khochfar, Astrophysicist, from Edinburgh University on black holes and galaxies.

To attend the SBNS Unlocked Meeting you must register in advance to obtain the link and access code – the good news is Registration is FREE!  

This meeting should be treated the same as any other educational meeting,  please book study leave in advance so you are free to view the full meeting. 

The only downside is the social/networking aspect as we cannot all physically be together.   If possible try and get together with colleagues in your unit and join in as a group and make it a team event.  Perhaps arrange a virtual social drink at the end of the meeting? 

There will also be an element of networking via virtual chat rooms where you can speak to other delegates and the companies supporting this meeting.

SBNS UNLOCKED should be an exciting and enjoyable experience
We look forward to welcoming you on the 23 October



This year the SBNS AGM is also going VIRTUAL.  The SBNS Executive plan to hold a joint Council/Annual General Meeting on Thursday 22 October prior to the SBNS Unlocked Meeting.  SBNS members will be given the option to join this meeting remotely, with a Q & A session at the end.   The agenda and login instructions will be sent direct to members nearer the date.  This will be an excellent opportunity for SBNS Members to see Council in action, find out what the Executive have been dealing with on your behalf, as well as witnessing the handover of the SBNS Presidency from Neil Kitchen to Alistair Jenkins.



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Last Updated: 23 September 2020