Practical Courses at the CNS Annual Meeting

Learn with the experts: Practical Courses at the CNS Annual Meeting

Change the way you practice with two full days of didactic and hands-on Practical Courses at the 2015 CNS Annual Meeting, September 26–30, in New Orleans, Louisiana

NEW! This year six all-new Practical Courses for 2015 review emerging technology and case-based complex issues, provide the latest guidelines in the field, and discuss potential pitfalls and complications. On Saturday, September 26, PC08 helps you move your innovation from idea to market with insights from successful neurosurgeon innovators, and on Sunday, September 27, PC17 discusses the applications, techniques, and outcomes in the emerging technology of MR-guided laser ablation surgery.

Learn more about the new Practical Courses.



Convocatoria dirigida a licenciados en Medicina o Psicología para la financiación de proyectos de investigación con el fin de facilitar a especialistas en neurocirugía, neurología, neurofisiología, psiquiatría o neuropsicología la posibilidad de desarrollar y avanzar en cualquier área de las neurociencias para colaborar en el tratamiento de las enfermedades del Sistema Nervioso tanto central como periférico.

Dotación económica: 10.000€.

Presentación de solicitudes: Hasta el 15 de mayo de 2015.

Más información

El IB-Salut saca a concurso el servicio de neurocirugía por un plazo de dos años

El Área de Salud de Eivissa y Formentera ha publicado, según aparece en el BOIB del pasado sábado, el concurso para la adjudicación del servicio de neurocirugía para Eivissa y Formentera. Según se apunta en el anuncio de la licitación, se establece que el plazo del contrato será de dos años y el presupuesto asciende a  300.000 euros, con la posibilidad de prorrogarlo durante un año más.

Según las bases, los interesados tienes hasta 16 días para la presentación de ofertas ante el Servei de Salut de Balears. La intención, según figura en el pliego de condiciones, es contar con la resolución de las ofertas a finales de este mismo mes de marzo con el fin de iniciar el servicio el 1 de marzo hasta el 31 de marzo de 2017.

El pasado mes de febrero, la Policlínica Nuestra Señora del Rosario rechazaba renovar el convenio para realizar resonancias magnéticas y denunciaba que aún seguían esperando recibir alguna comunicación por parte del IB-Salut respecto al concierto de urgencias de Neurocirugía. En ese comunicado, la Policlínica criticaba que los pacientes en estado crítico eran trasladados a Mallorca, “generándose innecesariamente horas de retraso en su asistencia en casos en los que cada minuto es crucial”.

Ahora publicada ya la licitación habrá que esperar si la Policlínica es uno de los interesados para ofrecer este servicio.

New Book: Implantable Neuroprostheses for Restoring Function

Implantable Neuroprostheses for Restoring Function

Implantable Neuroprostheses for Restoring Function (Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials)List Price: $315.00


Research and developments in neuroprostheses are providing scientists with the potential to greatly improve the lives of individuals who have lost some function. Neuroprostheses can help restore or substitute motor and sensory functions which may have been damaged as a result of injury or disease. However, these minute implantable sensors also provide scientists with challenges. This important new book provides readers with a comprehensive review of neuroprostheses. Chapters in part one are concerned with the fundamentals of these devices. Part two looks at neuroprostheses for restoring sensory function whilst part three addresses neuroprostheses for restoring motor function. The final set of chapters discusses significant considerations concerning these sensors.

  • Systematic and comprehensive coverage of neuroprostheses
  • Covers the fundamentals of neuroprostheses, their application in restoring sensory and motor function and an analysis of the future trends
  • Keen focus on industry needs in the field of biomaterials

Product Details

  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.02″ h x 1.69″ w x 5.98″ l, 2.09 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 456 pages

New Book: Epilepsy and Brain Tumors

Epilepsy and Brain Tumors

Epilepsy and Brain Tumors

List Price: $200.00


Patients with brain tumor-related epilepsy (BTRE) suffer from two serious pathologies simultaneously – a brain tumor and a secondary form of epilepsy.  Although there has been remarkable progress in BTRE research in recent years, it remains an on-going challenge for clinicians and continues to stimulate much debate in the scientific community.  This volume is the first to be completely dedicated to BTRE, and in doing so it explores issues faced by the health care team as well as some of the novel and promising directions that future research may take. Epilepsy and Brain Tumors is not only a complete reference on BTRE but also a practical guide based on clinical experiences, with a comprehensive collection of presentations from international experts who share some of the latest discoveries and their approaches to tackling a wide range of difficult and complex issues.

  • Includes coverage of epidemiology, pathology and treatment of both primary and metastatic brain tumors
  • Offers additional insight into supportive care, incidence in children, focal epileptogenesis, clinical evaluation, antiepileptic drugs, surgical treatment, cognitive rehabilitation, and more
  • Chapters authored and edited by leaders in the field around the globe – the broadest, most expert coverage available

Product Details

  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: 10.87″ h x 1.30″ w x 8.50″ l, 2.78 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 292 pages

Editorial Reviews


In the last two decades, neuroscience research has made a big leap forward. The emergence of sophisticated genetic and molecular tools, combined with imaging techniques of unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution, and their application to in vivo models of major brain diseases allowed spectacular progress in our understanding of the structure and function of the brain in health and disease.

Furthering our knowledge of the nervous system generates both opportunities and responsibilities for the neuroscience community: opportunities to shed more light on the pathogenic mechanisms of neurological and psychiatric diseases, and responsibilities to use this knowledge for new therapeutic strategies that will benefit patients and society at large. There is no way to escape from the fact that brain disorders are a major public health problem in Europe and the rest of the world. Data collected by the World Health Organisation in 2004 show that brain diseases are responsible for 35% of Europe’s total disease burden. Currently, the major disorders of central nervous system affect one in three people in the developed world, and brain diseases are among the most prevalent and debilitating diseases. Because most of these disorders are chronic, the individual’s quality of life and socio-economic prospect are dramatically impaired. In addition, an analysis of the health economic studies of brain diseases in Europe, published by EBC in 2011 led to an estimate of ?798 billion for the total cost of brain disease in Europe in 2010. What is needed to face, what is becoming a societal emergency, is to strengthen research and develop a strong European platform for both basic and clinical brain research. Epilepsy is listed among the most costly brain diseases for the European society, accounting for a annual cost of 13.8 billion euros. Epilepsy caused by tumors needs a particular attention since it merges two major disabilitating diseases, thus representing a major clinical, economical, societal and ethical challenge. Addressing the large costs for the European society for this particular disease, requires intensified inter-disciplinar and multisectoral research and the creation of novel solutions. Volumes like Epilepsy and Brain Tumors will fill a gap in the scientific literature and give the much needed visibility to this challenging pathology.

~ Prof. Monica DiLuca, FENS President, University of Milan

About the Author

Dr. Newton is currently Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Oncology at the Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University and the James Cancer Hospital, and holds the Esther Dardinger Endowed Chair in Neuro-Oncology. He trained in Neuro-Oncology with Drs. Jerome Posner and William Shapiro at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and since then has been in academic Neuro-Oncology for over 20 years. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and is the Chief Editor or Co-Editor of five textbooks in the field of Neurology and Neuro-Oncology. In addition, he has been listed as a Best Doctor (Neurology) and Top Doctor for Cancer (Neuro-Oncology) for the past 13 years.

Dr. Marta Maschio is Neurologist, Epileptologist, and Director of The Center for Brain Tumor-related Epilepsy, Regina Elena National Cancer Institute in Rome, Italy. Since 2005, she has been Director of this unique center, one of the few in Europe dedicated entirely to patients with Brain tumor-related Epilepsy. Known for her ability to think outside the box, Dr. Maschio is constantly searching for innovative approaches to improving patient care for this complex pathology, where epileptologists are rarely part of the patient’s primary care team. She is dedicated to changing that through educational initiatives, membership in the leading international organizations in the field of epilepsy, and by publishing her research in leading scientific journals.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Maschio is an active researcher and has published over 100 articles on BTRE and numerous book chapters. She also contributed to the development of BTRE Treatment Recommendations published in 2008, as member of the Italian Scientific Committee, designated by the Italian Association for Neuro-oncology. Since 2011, she has been Co-Director of the Neuro-oncological Section, International School of Neurological Science S. Servolo, Venice International University, and since 2012, is National Coordinator of the BTRE Study Group, Italian Society against Epilepsy.

In 2010, she created her Centers’ web portal, the first in the world exclusively for BTRE patients, of which she is very proud.

On a personal note, she has also won several national poetry awards.

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