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Event: WFNS XVI. World Congress of Neurosurgery August 20-25, 2017 – Istanbul, Turkey

Today Opening & Award Ceremony and Welcome Reception

WFNS 2017

Today four pre-congress courses will be organised by WFNS Scientific Committees on a variety of subjects including the following titles:

1) Pre – Congress Course “Spine”
2) Pre – Congress Course “Microsurgical Anatomy and Approaches”
3) Pre – Congress Course “WFNS Neurosurgical Anatomy Commitee Course”
4) Pre – Congress Course “Young Neurosurgeons Forum Committee”
  • Pre-Congress Courses will be held prior to the start of the WFNS XVI. World Congress of Neurosurgery
  • All courses will be held on Sunday, August 20 between 08:00-18:00

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WFNS 2017

7th Pannonian Symposium on Central Nervous System Injury

August 30 — September 1

Pecs, Hungary

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2017 Skull Base Course and Microvascular Workshop Rotterdam

September 5 — September 8

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Taking place at Erasmus MC Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Simulation Center.

Pre-course flyer (September 5)

Course flyer


Contact: Dr R Dammers, Course Director / Dr V Volovici

Neurosurgery 2017

September 6 — September 8

Buenos Aires, Argentina

XVI Argentina Neurosurgery Meeting, Asociacion Argentina de Neurocirugia

Intermediate Meeting & V Symposium, FLANC

XII Congress, Sociedad de Cirugia Neurologica del Cono Sur


4th Annual EANS Vascular Section Meeting and Joint EANS/ESMINT Meeting

September 7 — September 8

Nice, France

Submit your abstract now!

We are delighted to announce details of our third annual Neurovascular Section annual meeting. This year’s meeting will take place in Nice, France, on 8-10 September 2017. Previous years’ meetings were very successful, focusing on promoting and consolidating a truly interdisciplinary platform for neurosurgeons, neurointerventionalists, neuroradiologists, neurologists, and others who are interested in the treatment of cerebrovascular diseases.

We have worked with the European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT), to deliberately coincide the meeting with the ESMINT congress, allowing EANS attendees to have the opportunity of being present at both events. The joint day will feature keynote speakers and panel discussions.

Scientific presentations will be determined based on the open call for abstracts.

Topics for abstracts can include (but are not limited to):
Vascular malformations
Vascular rare diseases
Experimental vascular neurosurgery
Treatment and prevention of ischemia
Management of Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

Please visit the meeting website here.

Theatre Practitioners Spine & Neurosurgery Update

September 11 — September 12

Coventry, UK

Website: / Click HERE for the flyer.

Course Features

  • 2 day Course with Lectures & Hands on
  • Video sessions of operative procedures
  • Hands on & Products Demonstration
  • Gala Dinner with DJ music
  • Sponsors Exhibition


Key Topics

  • Anatomy revision for common condition for Spine & Brain
  • Wrong level/site surgery & reading Scans & X ray
  • Theatre set up for spine surgery & Brain surgery
  • Patient positioning for Brain & Spine Surgery
  • Anaesthesia and surgical emergencies
  • WHO checklist & Safe Surgery
  • Infection prevention & control
  • Dressing & Drains
  • DVT prophylaxis
  • Consent

Hand On & Products Demonstration

  • Clamps, Mayfield & Retractors
  • Drills & Craniotomies
  • Diathermy & electrosurgery
  • Ultrasonic Preparation & Use
  • Microscope preparation & drapes
  • Cranial & Spinal Navigation
  • Cranial defects & implants
  • Haemostatic agents & preparation
  • Dural Sealants & preparation
  • Spinal instrumentation & implants

Course is designed for: Theatre Practitioners practicing in the field of Neurosurgery & Spine Surgery.

Accreditation: 12 hours towards Revalidation Portfolio (CPD)

In conjunction with Theatre Managers, Sisters & Charge Nurses from University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust; BMI, The Meriden Hospital, Coventry; BMI Three Shires Hospital, Northampton; The Woodland Hospital, Ramsay Health, Kettering.


Course fee: £200 / for EANS Individual Members: £150

Registration / Sponsorship Contact:

Mrs Anita Vicars, Senior Course Administrator,

40th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Neuroradiology

September 13, 2017 — September 17, 2017

Malmo, Sweden

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3rd Congress of the SeENS

September 14, 2017 — September 17, 2017

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

More Information

SBNS Autumn Meeting 2017

September 22, 2017 — September 24, 2017

Liverpool, UK

More Information

Actualización y Evidencias en Neuro-Oncología: Avances, Tecnología e Innovación en el Tratamiento Quirúrgico de los Tumores del SNC

Para residentes a celebrar los días 24, 25 y 26 de Septiembre 2017 en el Hotel Spa Porta Maris de Alicante

Más información

VII SENEC Hands-On “Curso de Instrumentación en Columna en Cadáver

27, y 28 de Septiembre 2017 en el laboratorio de Anatomía de la Universidad Miguel Hernández de Alicante (Campus de San Juan) para un máximo de 18 participantes.

Hotel Spa Porta Maris de Alicante

Más información

V Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Neurocirugía Funcional y Estereotáctica(SENFE)

Ciudad de Palma los días 27, 28 y 29 de Septiembre de 2017.

Toda la información está disponible en

New Generation Neuroendoscopy Clinical Observer Course

September 28, 2017 — September 29, 2017

Zurich, Switzerland

More Information

Vasospasm 2017

September 30 — October 3

Huntingdon Beach, CA, USA

Conference website:


EANS 2017 Annual Meeting

October 1, 2017 — October 4, 2017

Venice, Italy

More Information


7th Annual Brain Metastases Research and Emerging Therapies Conference

October 6 — October 7

Marseille, France

45th ISPN Annual Meeting

Denver, Colorado, USA. October 8-12, 2017



October 11, 2017 — October 13, 2017

Dublin, Ireland

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Next October (Friday, 13th and Saturday, 14th) will take place an advanced 3D fiber dissection course in Santander.

The participants will learn the technique of fiber dissection in order to acquire the mental imagery of the main white matter tracts.

We wanted to give a practical perspective to the course; therefore, in the second day of the course, the participants will directly apply the knowledge acquired to practice surgical approaches in the laboratory. We will simulate in the specimens an insular and ventricular approach.

More Information….

Polish Microsurgery Course

October 16 — October 19

Katowice, Poland

Under the supervision of Rosemarie Frick, Zurich

Local faculty (OPOLE): Waldemar Kolodziej, Pawel Kita, Tomasz Sobolewski, Wojciech Ilkow

Course website.

Taking place at: THE LAB, ul. Medyków 440-752 Katowice – GPS: 50.226284, 18.950247


phone +48 32 208 8593

OCTOBER, 24th-27th
Inscripción on-line:

José M. González Darder

Radim Lipina

José Hinojosa Mena-Bernal
Tomáš Hrbáč
Vicent Quilis-Quesada
Luis Real Peña
Javier Sendra Tello
Fernando Talamantes

Esteban Vega Torres


Curso auspiciado por la Sociedad Española de Neurocirugía (SENEC)

Solicitado reconocimiento como “Actividad de Interés Sanitario” por la Consellería de Sanitat Universal y Salut Pública

ORGANIZADepartamento de Neurocirugía
Hospital Clínico de ValenciaSEDE


EANS Advanced Course in Spinal Surgery

October 29 — October 31

Munich, Germany


Part I: Extended indications and advanced operative techniques

Registration will open in May 2017. Click HERE to register your interest via the course website.

Part II, ‘complications and management’, is planned again for 2018.



LECTURE TOPICS: Craniocervical junction / Cervicothoracic junction / Thoracic spine / Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) / Lumbar degenerative scoliosis / High-grade lumbar spondylolisthesis / Sacrum / Intramural tumours

CADAVER LAB TEACHING: OC/C1/C2 Instrumentation / Thoracic en bloc vertebrectomies / Lumbar osteotomies / Endoscopic odontoid resection / transoral approaches / Cervicothoracic pedicle screws / Posterolateral corcectomies / Sacral resections and sacropelvic fixation techniques


Emre Acaroglu (Turkey)
Massimo Balsano (Italy)
Stephanie Combs (Germany)
Maarten Coppes (NL)
Bart Depreitere (Belgium)
John Duff (Switzerland)
Joerg Franke (Germany)
Cumhur Kilincer (Turkey)
Heiko Koller (Germany)
Jesús Lafuente (Spain)
Jens Lehmberg (Germany)
Bernhard Meyer (Germany)
Wouter Moojen (NL)
Wilco Peul (NL)
Dominique A Rothenfluh (UK)
Yu-Mi Riyang (Germany)
Ehab Shiban (Germany)
Claudius Thomé (Austria)
Carmen Vleggeert-Lankamp (NL)

6th Congress of the International Society of Intraoperative Neurophysiology (ISIN)

October 30 — November 4

Seoul, South Korea

For more information please visit the ISIN website


The Pittsburgh Course: Comprehensive Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery of the Skull Base

November 8 — November 11

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

More information at:

Aneurysm Treatment

November 11

Copenhagen, Denmark

For more information please visit

Third Bellaria Neurovascular Conference

November 17 — November 18

Bologna, Italy


New Generation Neuroendoscopy Advanced Hands-on Dissection Course

December 3, 2017 — December 6, 2017

Berlin, Germany

More Information



Eurospine Spring Meeting 2018

April 26, 2018 — April 28, 2018

Vienna, Austria

Please see the website for further details.


26th Biennial Congress of the European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery

May 1, 2018

Bonn, Germany

More Information

Global Spine Congress 2018

May 2, 2018 — May 5, 2018


Abstract submissions open June 1 – September 15 2018.


45th ISSLS Annual Meeting

May 14, 2018 — May 18, 2018

Banff, Canada

Annual meeting of The International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine.


SENEC 2018

May 16, 2018 — May 18, 2018

Toledo, Spain

22nd Congress of the SENEC.



NTS 2018

August 11, 2018 — August 16, 2018

Toronto, Canada

More Information



September 19, 2018 — September 21, 2018

Barcelona, Spain

For more information please visit


Spine in XXI Century

October 4, 2018 — October 8, 2018

Nis, Serbia

Association of Neurosurgeons of Russia
Russian Association of Spinal Surgeons
Serbian Neurosurgical Society

4th Meeting of the Serbian Neurosurgical Society
Joint Meeting with the Souteast Europe Neurosurgical Society

First announcement.

CNS Annual Meeting

October 6, 2018 — October 10, 2018

Chicago, IL, USA

13th EANO Meeting

October 9, 2018 — October 14, 2018

Stockholm, Sweden

Annual Meeting of the European Association of Neuro-oncology


EANS 2018

October 21, 2018 — October 25, 2018

Brussels, Belgium

More Information


October 27 — October 29

New Delhi, India

Taking place at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.



SNO 2018

November 15, 2018 — November 18, 2018

New Orleans, LA, USA

Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) Annual Meeting 2018



87th AANS Annual Scientific Meeting

April 13, 2019 — April 17, 2019

San Diego, CA, USA


October 16, 2019 — October 18, 2019

Helsinki, Finland

Please click HERE for more information.

CNS Annual Meeting

October 19, 2019 — October 23, 2019

San Francisco, CA, USA

SNO 2019

November 20, 2018 — November 24, 2018

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) Annual Meeting 2019


Introduction to Neurosurgery for Medical Students

Introduction to Neurosurgery
for Medical Students

Guadalajara City, Mexico
Friday, August 11, 2017
1:00PM – 5:00PM

Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud TEC de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara
School of Medicine TEC de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara
Av. General Ramón Corona # 2514 | Zapopan | Jalisco | 45138 | México

Message from the President

Neurosurgery 101 in Mexico

In Collaboration with
Department of Neurosurgery at Saint Louis University, St Louis USA

In Collaboration with

Professor Saleem Abdulrauf

Honored Guest Speaker
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurosurgery
Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, USA
Global President, Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society

Professor Victor Navarro

Course Director
Director, School of Medicine Tec de Monterrey
Professor, Nuevo Hospital Civil de Guadalajara J.I.M.
Guadalajara, Mexico


      • Human Cortex: Functional Organization and Surgical Approaches
      • Brain Aneurysms: Decision Making and Surgery
      • Brain Vascular Malformations: Decision Making and Surgery
      • A Tour of the Skull Base
      • Open Discussion About a Career in Neurological Surgery

      • The course is FREE, but registration is required.


11TH Hands-on Course on Neurosurgical Approaches

OCTOBER, 24th-27th
Inscripción on-line:

José M. González Darder

Radim Lipina

José Hinojosa Mena-Bernal
Tomáš Hrbáč
Vicent Quilis-Quesada
Luis Real Peña
Javier Sendra Tello
Fernando Talamantes

Esteban Vega Torres


Curso auspiciado por la Sociedad Española de Neurocirugía (SENEC)

Solicitado reconocimiento como “Actividad de Interés Sanitario” por la Consellería de Sanitat Universal y Salut Pública


Departamento de Neurocirugía
Hospital Clínico de Valencia



Register Today for This Free Webinar: Strategic Use of BCNU Wafers in Contemporary Care

Register Today for This Free Webinar: Strategic Use
of BCNU Wafers in Contemporary Care

Aug. 23, 2017, at 7 p.m. EDT
Aug. 30, 2017, at 6 p.m. PDT

Register Now >


Lynn Stuart Ashby, MD
Assistant Director, Neuro Oncology Program
Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI)
Phoenix, AZ

Eyas M. Hattab, MD, MBA
AJ Miller Professor and Chair
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Louisville, KY

Timothy C. Ryken, MD, MS, FACS, FAANS
Professor and Chief
Section of Neurosurgery
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH

In this one-hour webinar, participants will receive an overview on the practical use of BCNU Wafers for the treatment of newly diagnosed high-grade malignant glioma as an adjunct to surgery and radiation and recurrent glioblastoma multiforme as an adjunct to surgery. Neurooncology, neuropathology and neurosurgery perspectives will be presented in the discussion covering peri-operative considerations for BCNU Wafer implantation as part of a multimodal treatment plan.

Learning Objectives

  • Review historical changes in incidence and survival over recent decades for high grade malignant glioma (HGG) and summarize current FDA approved treatments.
  • Evaluate pivotal evidence for the use of BCNU wafers and indications for newly diagnosed and recurrent HGG setting.
  • Develop strategic approach for integrating BCNU wafers into multimodal standard treatment for patients at diagnosis and relapse of HGG.
  • Discuss prerequisites for successful intraoperative consultation (IOC) outcomes and overcoming challenges in surgical neuropathology.
  • Learn how to bridge the intraoperative gap between pathology and neurosurgery.
  • Identify the best operative and post-operative approaches toward optimizing outcomes following BCNU wafer implantation.

GLIADEL Wafer can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. It is recommended that patients receiving GLIADEL Wafer discontinue nursing. Female patients of reproductive potential should receive counseling on pregnancy planning and prevention. Advise male patients of the potential risk of infertility and to seek counseling on fertility and family planning options prior to implantation of GLIADEL Wafer.
Seizures: Seizures occurred in 37% of patients treated with GLIADEL Wafers in the recurrent disease trial. New or worsening (treatment emergent) seizures occurred in 20% of patients; 54% of treatment-emergent seizures occurred within the first 5 post-operative days. The median time to onset of the first new or worsened post-operative seizure was 4 days. Institute optimal anti-seizure therapy prior to surgery. Monitor patients for seizures postoperatively.
Intracranial Hypertension: Brain edema occurred in 23% of patients treated with GLIADEL Wafers in the initial surgery trial. Additionally, one GLIADEL-treated patient experienced intracerebral mass effect unresponsive to corticosteroids which led to brain herniation. Monitor patients closely for intracranial hypertension related to brain edema, inflammation, or necrosis of the brain tissue surrounding the resection. In refractory cases, consider re-operation and removal of GLIADEL Wafers or Wafer remnants.
Impaired Neurosurgical Wound Healing: Impaired neurosurgical wound healing including wound dehiscence, delayed wound healing, and subdural, subgleal, or wound effusions occur with GLIADEL Wafer treatment. In the initial disease trial, 16% of GLIADEL Wafer-treated patients experienced impaired intracranial wound healing and 5% had cerebrospinal fluid leaks. In the recurrent disease trial, 14% of GLIADEL Wafer-treated patients experienced wound healing abnormalities. Monitor patients post-operatively for impaired neurosurgical wound healing.
Meningitis: Meningitis occurred in 4% of patients receiving GLIADEL Wafers in the recurrent disease trial. Two cases of meningitis were bacterial; one patient required removal of the Wafers four days after implantation; the other developed meningitis following reoperation for recurrent tumor. One case was diagnosed as chemical meningitis and resolved following steroid treatment. In one case the cause was unspecified, but meningitis resolved following antibiotic treatment. Monitor postoperatively for signs of meningitis and central nervous system infection.
Wafer Migration: GLIADEL Wafer migration can occur. To reduce the risk of obstructive hydrocephalus due to wafer migration into the ventricular system, close any communication larger than the diameter of a Wafer between the surgical resection cavity and the ventricular system prior to Wafer implantation. Monitor patients for signs of obstructive hydrocephalus.
The most common adverse reactions in Newly-Diagnosed High Grade Malignant Glioma patients (incidence >10% and between arm difference ≥4%) are cerebral edema, asthenia, nausea, vomiting, constipation, wound healing abnormalities and depression.
The most common adverse reactions in Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme patients (incidence >10% and between arm difference ≥4%) are urinary tract infection, wound healing abnormalities and fever.

Please click here for full Prescribing Information.

Gliadel® is manufactured by Eisai Inc. for Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC.
Gliadel® is a registered trademark of Eisai Inc.