On behalf of our organisations, it gives us great pleasure to invite you to the 19th Congress of the ASEAN Neurosurgical Society Incorporating The Inaugural Scientific Meeting of the Continental 2nd Vice- Presidents of WFNS (Asia-Australasia, Africa & Arab) AAA
The last year was a year of lockdown, social distancing, staying behind masks and PPEs as we joined the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Neurosurgeons rose to the call of duty and we have lost dear colleagues to the pandemic. As of the moment you are reading this message, the world at large is not out of the pandemic and even as we roll out the vaccines, we know it will take time.
It it more important to remember that the rest of healthcare still requires our services and medicine in the field of neurosurgery continues to progress at rapid speed.
Therefore, as host and organiser of the 19th Congress of the ASEAN Neurosurgical Society Incorporating The Inaugural Scientific Meeting of the Continental 2nd Vice-Presidents of WFNS (Asia- Australasia, Africa & Arab), Neurosurgical Association of Malaysia (NAM) gathered together with Professor Dato’ Dr Hari Chandran, 2nd Vice-President (Asia-Australasia) WFNS; Prof Dr Abderrahmane Sidi Said, 2nd Vice- President (Africa) WFNS; Prof Dr Nasser El-Ghandour, 2nd Vice-President At Large (Middle East) WFNS and Dr Vanh Dong Hi, President of ASEAN decided to forge ahead with the planning of this congress to ensure that medical education for neurosurgery continues. We trust that the congress will be a huge success under the capable leadership of Dr Regunath Kandasamy, Organising Chairman.
We choose to hold this congress as a virtual congress for us to transcend physical boundaries and bridge the distance between us.
Do mark your calendars for the 5th to 7th June 2021 as it will be a very interesting meeting. Our scientific committee is working rigorously to put together a programme that will break the norms of webinars.More information is available at our congress websitewww.namaseanaaa2021.com
On behalf of our organisations, it gives ud great pleasure to invite you to the 19th Congress of the ASEAN Neurosurgical Society Incorporating The Inaugural Scientific Meeting of the Continental 2nd Vice-Presidents of WFNS (Asia-Australasia, Africa & Arab) AAA
The last year was a year of lockdown, social distancing, staying behind masks and PPEs as we joined the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Neurosurgeons rose to the call of duty and we have lost dear colleagues to the pandemic. As of the moment you are reading this message, the world is at large is not out of the pandemic and even as we roll out the vaccines, we know it will take time.
It is more important to remember that the rest of healthcare still requires our services and medicine in the field of neurosurgery continues to progress at rapid speed.
Therefore, as host and organiser of the 19th Congress of the ASEAN Neurosurgical Society Incorporating The Inagural Scientific Meeting of the Continental 2nd Vice-Presidents of WFNS (Asia-Australasia, Africa & Arab),Neurosurgical Association of Malaysia (NAM) gathered together with Professor Dato' Dr Hari Chandran, 2nd Vice-President (Asia-Australasia) WFNS; Prof Dr Abderrahmane Sidi SAid, 2nd Vice-President (Africa) WFNS;Prof Dr Nasser El-Ghandour, 2nd Vice-President At Large (Middle East) WFNS and Dr Vanh Dong Hi,President of ASEAN decided to forge ahead with the planning of this congress to ensure that medical education for neurosurgery continues. We trust that the congress will be a huge success under the capable leadership of Dr Regunath Kandasamy, Organising Chairman.
We choose to hold this congress as virtual congress for us to transcend physical boundaries and bridge the distance between us.
Do mark your calendars for the 5th to 7th June 2021 as it will be a very interesting meeting.Our Scientific committee is working rigorously to put together a programme that will break the norms of webinars.
More information is available at our congress websitewww.namaseanaaa2021.com
Dr Regunath Kandasamy
Organising Chairman/Secretary of NAM/ Joint Secretary of ASEAN NS
Dato'Dr Kantha Rasalingam
President NAM/ President Elect ASEAN NS
Assoc Prof Dr Dong Van He
President ASEAN NS
Assoc Prof Dato'Dr Hari Chandran
2nd Vice-President (Asia-Australasia) WFNS
Prof Dr Nasser El-Ghandour
2nd Vice-President At Large (Middle East) WFNS
Prof Dr Abderrahmane Sidi Said
2nd Vice-President (Africa) WFNS
Dr Regunath Kandasamy
Secretary of NAM
Joint Secretary of ASEAN NS
Dato' Dr Kantha Rasalingam
President Elect ASEAN NS
Assoc Prof Dr Dong Van HePresident ASEAN NS
Assoc Prof Dato' Dr Hari Chandran2nd Vice-President (Asia-Australasia) WFNS
Prof Dr Nasser El-Ghandour2nd Vice-President At Large (Middle East) WFNS
Prof Dr Abderrahmane Sidi Said2nd Vice-President(Africa) WFNS
Pediatric Skull Base Surgery
Professor Dr. Andre Grotenhuis has been a full Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at the Department of Neurosurgery at the Radboud UMC (Radboud University Medical Centre) Nijmegen, the Netherlands since 2001, and from 1999-2010 he was the chairman of the department. He has been the training program director there since 1999. Since 2010 his focus is now away from management and more to clinical work, teaching and research in neurosurgery. The Neurosurgical Centre Nijmegen (NCN) is a bilocation centre located at Radboud UMC and the Canisius-Wilhelmina-Hospital (CWZ), a large general hospital in Nijmegen. Not only a lecturer at the University of Twente, Enschede for Technical Medicine since 2004, he was past President of the EANS (European Association of Neurosurgical Societies), Chairman of the Committee of Medico-Legal Expertise, Chairman of the Consilium Neurochirugicum and member of the Accreditation Committee of the NVvN (Dutch Neurosurgical Society). He holds multiple memberships including the AANS, CNS, EANS, European Skull Base Society, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Neurochirurgie (Dutch Neurosurgical Society), Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Neurochirurgie (German Society for Neurosurgery), Nederlandse Vereniging voor Schedelbasischirugie (Dutch Society for Skull Base Surgery) and the Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica.
Future Of Clinical Neurosciences
Professor Dr Babak Kateb is Founding Chairman of the Board of SBMT and Brain Mapping Foundation, Scientific Director of SBMT and Brain Mapping Foundation, Director of National Center for Nano-Bio-Electronics, Director of Brain Technology and Innovation Park (BTIP) and CEO of Smart Microscopy Inc.
The Future Of Epilepsy Surgery
Professor Dr. Frederick Boop is the Chairman and Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee and is the Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He is the Past President of AANS, ASPN and the President Elect of the ISPN. Professor Dr. Frederick Boop specializes in pediatric brain tumors and epilepsy surgery.
Early Maximal Safe Resection For Low-Grade Gliomas: A Connectomal-Based Surgical Approach, About Over 1100 Awake Procedures
Professor Hugues Hugues Duffau (MD, PhD) is Professor and Chairman of the Neurosurgery Department in the Montpellier University Medical Center and Head of the INSERM 1191 Team "Plasticity of the central nervous system, human stem cells and glial tumors" at the Institute of Functional Genomics of Montpellier (France). He is an expert in the awake cognitive neurosurgery of slow-growing brain tumors, as low-grade gliomas, a routine which he has developed since more than twenty years. His fundamental approach is centered on the concepts of the brain connectomics and neuroplasticity, breaking with the traditional localizationist view of cerebral processing. For his innovative work in neurosurgery and neurosciences, he was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa six times, and he was the youngest recipient of the prestigious Herbert Olivecrona Award from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. He has written four textbooks and over 459 publications in international journals ranging from neurosurgery and neurooncology to fundamental neurosciences, including cognitive sciences and brain plasticity, for a total of more than 38,000 citations and with an h-index of 104. He gave more than 560 invited lectures, and was invited as a visiting professor in more than 60 institutions. He is an Editorial boards member of many journals (such as Brain and Language, Neurosurgery or Neuro-oncology) and an ad-hoc reviewer for around 100 journals (over 950 reviews) including: New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet Oncology, Nature Medicine, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Nature Reviews Neurology; Annals of Neurology, Brain, Cerebral Cortex, Trends in Cognitive Science and Current Biology, etc. He is a member of many societies, such as the French Academy of Medicine, the French Academy of Surgery, the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium, the World Academy of Neurological Surgery, Young Neurosurgeons Award Committee of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies and the Scientific Committee of the European Association for Neurooncology.
The CSF Shift And The Virchow Robin Spaces, Cisternostomy And Microsurgery in Brain Tumour
Professor Dr Iype Cherian is Director of the Neurosciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences at Karad, Maharashtra. He is Counselor General of Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He is associate chief editor at Surgical Neurology International (Head Trauma) and a reviewer at World Neurosurgery. He is a member of the WFNS anatomy committee. He is founder of Cisternostomy and his fields of interest includes Vascular and Skull Base.
The Perception Of Complications By Surgeons-Then And Now!
Professor Dr Keki E. Turel is a Consultant at the department of Neurosurgery in Bombay Hospital, Professor Dr. Keki Edulji Turel has over 47 years of vast experience in his field. He is a reputed doctor, he gives all his patients his undivided attention. His educational qualification includes MBBS, MS in Neurosurgery, FICS, FABCNS, FAIS, FICG, FRCS, FACS, FIMSA. Prof Dr. Keki Edulji Turel is the member of several medical associations and societies like Neurological Society of India, Epilepsy Association of India, Indian Medical Association, Associations of Surgeons of India and many more.
Latest Development In The Skull Base Surgery
Professor Dr Madjid Samii was born in 19 June 1937 in Tehran, Iran into a scientific family. After finishing his high school education in Iran, he moved to Germany and started his medical study at University of Mainz. Professor Dr Madjid Samii was the founding president and founding member of several national and international foundations and societies. During his scientific life, Professor Dr Madjid Samii received many honorary professorships, honorary doctorates and visiting professorships from all over the world. He has also given many honorary and memorial lectures. Professor Dr Madjid Samii is honorary member of many national academies of medical science and national, international and continental societies of neurosurgery. He has received several prestigious national and international awards, honors and medals. He was also guest of honor in many neurosurgical meetings and had given more than 1000 lectures as special and invited lecturer in international congresses. A major aspect of Professor Dr Madjid Samii’s scientific career was his devotion to education and enhancement of neurosurgery. From the beginning of his career as the professor of neurosurgery, he put a major emphasis on education of neurosurgeons from all over the world.
Professor Dr Michael T. Lawton, MD is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Barrow Neurological Institute, as well as its chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery and the Robert F. Spetzler Endowed Chair in Neurosciences. Additionally, he is the chief of vascular and skull base neurosurgery at Barrow, and he specializes in the surgical treatment of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulas, cavernous malformations, and cerebral revascularization, including carotid endarterectomy. As the leader of the largest cerebrovascular center in the country, he has experience in surgically treating more than 4,900 brain aneurysms and over 900 AVMs. He also practices skull base tumor surgery and the endovascular treatment of aneurysms.
The Finesse Of Jugular Foramen Surgery
Professor Dr Ossama Al-Mefty was a staff neurosurgeon and Acting Chairman of the Neurosciences Department of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He returned to the United States and academic neurosurgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he advanced to Professor of Neurosurgery, and following that at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. He was the Chairman of Neurosurgery at the University of Arkansas from 1993- 2009. Prof Dr. Al-Mefty is Director of the Skull Base Surgery Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. His area of interest and expertise is skull base surgery, pioneering, and contributing to this field through numerous publications. He is a member of several surgical societies and has served in various leadership roles including as a founding member and past president of the World Academy of Neurological Surgeons and North American Skull Base Society. He has been honored by several prestigious lectureships including the First Sugita Memorial Lecturer and the Penfield Lecturer and presented with honorary memberships in skull base and neurosurgical societies abroad. He was also awarded the Olivercrona Medalist and Magnus Medalist for recognition of his outstanding contributions to the neurosurgical field, the Cushing Metal for excellence and innovation, and the Medal of Honor of the World Federation of Neurological Surgeons.
Retrospective Analysis And Development Factors
Professor Dr Abderrahmane Sidi Said, MD, is a Professor of Neurosurgery in the Department of Neurosurgery CHU Bab El Oued, University of Algiers 1, Algeria. He is the WFNS 2nd Vice President (CAANS) between 2019-2021 and the Past President of CAANS (Continental Association of African Neurosurgical Societies) between 2016 -2018. He is a Member of the Executive Board of WFNS Foundation, Member of the Executive Committee of Mespine (Middle East Spine Society) and Member of WFNS “Africa 100 Committee”. Moreover, he served as the Member of Executive Committee of MESS (MESPINE); Executive Board Member of WFNS Foundation; Member of the scientific committee of Bab El Oued University Hospital in 2000; President of National Educational Committee for Neurosurgery (CPN) (2000-2006); Member of the Algerian National Council for Scientific and Technical Research in 2008; Director of Medical and Educational Activities of Bab El Oued University Hospital 2010; Editorial Board Member of the Journal de Neurochirurgie; Editorial Board Member of the African Journal of Neurological Sciences AJNS; Editorial Board Member of the Journal “Neurochirurgie” of the SNCLF (Société de Neurochirurgie de Langue Française); Past President of SANC (Algerian Society of Neurosurgery 2008 - 2014; President of the 59th Congress of the French Language Neurosurgical Society (SNCLF May 2009); Member of CDS (Steering and Scientific Committee) of SNCLF from 2010- 2016; WFNS Course Director Algiers November 2010 and President of the First Congress of CAANS Algiers May 2014.
Thoraco-Lumbar Fractures. The Role Of Imaging For Diagnostic And Outcome
Professor Dr. Abdul Hafid Bajamal has always enjoyed his profession as a neurosurgeon, especially the spine, as this structure is related to biomechanics and is influenced by daily physical activity. Despite being busy with his schedule, it does not prevent Professor Abdul Hafid Bajamal from maintaining relationships with his beloved family.
Application Of Robotics And Medical Engineering In Neurosurgery
Professor Dr Akio Morita, MD, PhD is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery and Dean of Graduate School at Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan. Professor Dr Akio Morita is currently Secretary of WFNS. He was trained at University of Tokyo and Mayo Clinic(1989-1996) and was later appointed as a faculty at the George Washington University (1997-1998) and University of Tokyo(1998-2005).
Skull Base Surgery: Sapientia And Veritas
Professor Dr. Anil Nanda is the Peter W. Carmel MD Chair of Neurological Surgery, Professor and Chair at Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, as well as Senior Vice President of Neurosurgical Services at RWJBarnabas Health. He previously served as an organizational leader of numerous administrative appointments including the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, Society of Neurological Surgeons, North American Skull Base Society, American Academy of Neurological Surgeons and the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He currently serves as Secretary of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Nanda is considered an expert in several advanced neurosurgical techniques and has been included among the Best Doctors in America list consecutively from 1996 through 2018. Professor Dr. Anil Nanda has over 30 years of experience specializing in skull base tumors, vascular and spinal neurosurgery, including Gamma Knife radiosurgery and performed more than 16,000 surgeries, 2,000 of which were for skull base tumors and aneurysms. Professor Dr. Anil Nanda has published over 520 articles, over 75 book chapters, as well as authored four books throughout his career.
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State-Of-The-Art Microsurgical Treatment Of Anterior Circulation Aneurysms
Associate Professor Dr. Asra is a neurosurgeon with a particular interest in Cerebrovascular Surgery. He now lives and works in Surabaya, Indonesia as Associate Professor at Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine at Universitas Airlangga.
Trends In The Management Of Skull Base Chordoma
Professor Dr Basant Misra is Head of the Department of Surgery and Head of the Department of Neurosurgery and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery at P. D. Hinduja National Hospital and MRC, Mumbai, India. Professor Dr Basant Misra was awarded the International Lifetime Recognition Award recipient 2020 AANS, the most prestigious international award bestowed by AANS and Dr. B C Roy National Award in the category of “Eminent Medical Person’ (Highest Medical Award in India) in 2018. He has also served as the 1st Vice President in the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS), Honorary President in Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgery and President in World Federation of Skull Base Societies. Professor Dr Basant Misra was also invited as visiting Professor at many International/National Universities, mainly in Harvard Medical School & Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston; Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany; Acibadem University, Istanbul, Turkey; National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan; George Washington University, Washington DC, USA; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA; University of Melbourne, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia; Texas Technical University, USA and Himeji Heart & Brain Centre, Japan.
The Simplest STA-MCA Bypass Technique
Professor Dr.Bin Xu is known for his skills in surgical and interventional treatment of cerebral and spinal vascular disease, including aneurysm, AVM, DAVF, CM and Moyamoya disease. Professor Dr.Bin Xu has over 8000 cases of surgical experience in Moyamoya disease in over 100 hospitals since 2005 and about 300 cases of annual interventional treatment. He performs 1 annual open surgery including 1000+ Moyamoya disease. Professor Dr.Bin Xu's clinical and research experiences include resident and attending doctor in Neurosurgery department at Huashan Hospital, Shanghai, China (1194-2005), Postdoctoral research in Neurosurgery and Anesthesiology department at UCSF, USA (2002-2003), Associate Professor and full professor in Division of Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventional Neuroradiology, Neurosurgery department at Huashan Hospital, Shanghai, China ( beginning in 2005), visiting doctor in the center of interventional neuroradiology of Rothschild Ophthalmic Hospital, where he followed Prof. Jacques Moret in Paris, France (2007) and visiting doctor in Helsinki University Central Hospital, Neurosurgery department where he followed Dr. Juha Hernesniemi in Helsinki, Finland (2010). Professor Dr.Bin Xu was awarded the Second Class Prize of The State Scientific and Technological Progress Award of China in 2017, First prize in National Ministry of Education, China in 2015 and First prize of Shanghai technology in 2015.
Intraoperative MRI In Managing Paediatric Cranial Neuro-oncology- Our Experience
Professor Dr Dharmendra Ganesan is a senior consultant paediatric neurosurgeon practicing at the University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur after completing his training from Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.
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The Surgical Treatment Of Anterior Skull Base Tumor By Supraorbital Keyhole Approach
Professor Dong Van He studied general medicine and neurosurgery for ten years in Hanoi before spending two years for a fellowship program in France. He had further training in minimally invasive surgery in Australia and endoscopic surgery in Japan. He has great interest in skull base surgery and minimally invasive surgery. He is the first Vietnamese neurosurgeon to conduct keyhole surgery, awake surgery and endonasal endoscopic surgery for pituitary adenoma. He is currently the Vice-President of Vietnam Neurosurgical Society and Vice-director of Viet Duc University Hospital in Hanoi – the largest surgical center nationwide.
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Transoral, Endoscopic C2 Transcorporeal, C2-3 Fragmentecteomy: A Novel Anterior Approach To C2-3 Disc Hernia And Spinal Cord Decompression
Assistant Professor Dr. Elmer Jose Meceda is a Neurosurgeon, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon and pioneer Endsocopic Spine Surgeon in the Philippines. He is also an Assistant Professor of Neurosciences, UERMMMC and Co-Chairman of the Bicol Brain and Spine Center in the Philippines.
Neurotrauma Care Through The Pandemia: A Worldwide Approach
Franco Servadei , MD ; BornForli , Italy , 07-08-51; Graduated in Medicine University of Bologna , 1976 , Cum Laude ; Full Training in Neurosurgery 1985 ; EANS Training Certificate , 1985 ; Experience of work abroad : Sweden (Stocholm) , UK (Sheffield , Edinburgh) ; Staff Neurosurgeon at Bellaria Hospital Bologna (1985-1990) , ; Director of Neurotrauma and Emergency Care , Dept. Bufalini Hospital Cesena (1990-2007) , ; Director of Neurosurgery-Neurotraumatology , University Hospitals of Parma and Reggio Emilia , Italy (2007-2016) ; Full Professor of Neurosurgery , Humanitas University , Milano, Italy, 2017- ; Honorary Professor of Neurosurgery Burdenko Institute , Moskow, Russia ; Honorary Professor of Neurosurgery , Universita’ Italiana di Buenos Aires , Argentina; Honorary Professor of Neurosurgery , University of Surabaya, Indonesia ; Honorary Visiting Professor of neurosurgery, University of Cambridge , UK ; Chairman the Neurotrauma Committee of the WFNS (2002-2009) President Italian Neurosurgical Society 2010-2012; President Elect , WFNS (2015) and President , the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies 2017- Invited speaker in the last 10 years to 72 international meetings in all the 5 Continents of the WFNS Visiting professor in UK, Taiwan, Russia, Argentina, India, Indonesia, USA, Brazil, Vietnam, France, Bolivia Chairman of 5 international training course for young Neurosurgeons, teacher in other 17 Courses Organizer of 5 International World Meetings 194 peer reviewed papers published together with 5 book chapters H-index=39 5907 total citations by 4684 documents In last 5 years : 20 papers on head injuries, 13 papers on brain tumors , 9 papers on spine and other topics , 4 papers on Global Neurosurgery
Methylation Patterns Guiding Brain Tumor Management
Professor Dr. Gelareh Zadeh, MD, PhD, FRCS(C), FAANS, is Dan Family Chair and Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto. She is head of the Department of Neurosurgery at Toronto Western Hospital and Co-Director for the Krembil Brain Institute at University Health Network. Professor Dr. Zadeh is a Senior Scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre where she runs a translational research program at MacFeeters-Hamilton Neuro-oncology Program and holds the Wilkins Family Brain Tumor Research Chair. Professor Dr. Zadeh has a dedicated neuro-oncology and skull base practice, which includes a number of multidisciplinary specialized programs including a skull base clinic, brain metastases, pituitary clinic, and neurofibromatosis clinics. At the same time, she has an active research laboratory focusing on integrated multi-platform molecular analysis of brain tumors and understanding molecular response to targeted therapies, such as anti-angiogenesis and metabolic inhibitors. She is also involved in a number of national and international organizations. She is President of Society of Neuro-Oncology (SNO), the past Chair of Neuro-oncology Committee at the World Federation of Neurological Surgeons, as well as Co-Chair and founder of the International Consortium on Meningiomas (ICOM). She is Editor-in-Chief of Neuro-Oncology Advances, open access journal of SNO and EANO.
Spina Bifida- Ancient Disease, Modern Challenges
Professor Graham Fieggen Helen and Morris Mauerberger Professor and Head, Division of Neurosurgery Head, Department of Surgery Director, Neuroscience Institute University of Cape Town Graham studied Medicine at the University of Cape Town (UCT) following which he obtained an MSc in Neuroscience from the University of London. He spent 2 years as a general practitioner in Canada before returning to Cape Town to specialise in Neurosurgery, qualifying as a Fellow of the College of Neurosurgeons and earning the doctoral degree MD (Neurosurgery). He was mentored in paediatric neurosurgery by Jonathan Peter, and worked at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital for 10 years before being appointed as the Helen and Morris Mauerberger Chair and Head of the Division of Neurosurgery in 2008. He is inaugural director of the UCT Neuroscience Institute and currently serves as Head of the Department of Surgery. Graham’s clinical and research interests span functional and paediatric neurosurgery and he was honoured to serve the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN) as president in 2018. Collaboration with neurosurgeons across Africa led to formation of the Continental Association of African Neurosurgical Societies (CAANS) in 2014, of which he was the inaugural president, and he currently serves as president of the Society of Neurosurgeons of South Africa (SNSA). He has contributed to the WFNS in various capacities including 2nd vice president (Africa region) and looks forward to welcoming you to the XVIII World Congress of Neurosurgery in Cape Town in 2023. Graham and Karen, a paediatrician and medical geneticist, are proud parents of Joshua and Liam, both alumni of UCT.
Decision Making In Unruptured Aneurysms
Professor Dr. Ioan Stefan Florian, MD, PhD is professor and head of department of Neurosurgery at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hatieganu” Cluj-Napoca, Romania, a senior neurosurgeon and head of department of Neurosurgery at the Cluj County Emergency Hospital. He is presently a Member of the Constitution & Bylaws Committee of WFNS. Between 2017 and 2019, Prof. Florian also served as a Second Vice President at large – East Europe of WFNS. For many years now, he has been involved in the organization of numerous educational initiatives of WFNS, SeENS, and other local and regional societies.
Surgery For Epilepsy- An Overview
Dr M. Balamurugan is a practicing neurosurgeon and a pioneer in handling cases of brain tumor, he holds expertise in handling a range of ailments involving the brain. Dr M. Balamurugan is a visionary who recognized the necessity and potential of specialization in Neurosurgery. He is also an expert who uses a multidisciplinary approach to diagnose and treat patients with a wide range of neurological disorders. Dr M. Balamurugan is Executive Committee Member of Asian Congress of Neurosurgeons, Panel Member for Identifying Centres Of Excellence (to Train Young Neurosurgeons in Asia), Panel Member for Developing Best Practice Guidelines For Young Neurosurgeons, Panel of Editor in Asian Journal of Neurosurgery and Exec Com Member and Treasurer ISMINS.
Linac-based Radiosurgery For Parkinson’s And Essential Tremor
Dr Michael Dally in a Melbourne-based Radiation Oncologist with a 25 year experience in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for Brain, skull base and spine. His current research interests include neurocognitive function after SRS for multiple brain metastases and linac-based SRS for functional conditions.
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Reducing The Cognitive Footprint Of Brain Surgery With Connectomics
Associate Professor Dr. Michael Sughrue grew up in a small town in Oklahoma, and after attending medical school at Columbia University in New York, he completed his neurosurgery training at the University of California at San Francisco. After completing a fellowship in Sydney, Australia, he served as Director of the Brain Tumor Center at the University of Oklahoma for 7 years. He has authored over 250 scientific publications, and 4 textbooks. He moved to Sydney in 2018, and founded Omniscient Neurotechnology, an artificial intelligence startup company aimed at radically accelerating the evolution of our understanding of human brain disease and mental illness, and bringing these technologies to the clinic more rapidly.
Step Into The Future: Current And Future Intraoperative technologies In Glioma Surgery
Professor Dr. Miguel A. Arraez, MD, PhD is Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Carlos Haya University Hospital and Professor of Neurosurgery at Malaga University. He is also Chairman of WFNS Foundation and Vice President of the World academy of Neurological Surgery. He is on the board of several international neurosurgical journals (Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Review, World Neurosurgery, Neurocirugia, Journal of International Neurosciences, Gliomat Journal and Journal of International Neurosciences). He has served in several neurosurgical organizations such as World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, World Academy of Neurological Surgeons, Spanish Society of Neurosurgery and Spanish Skull Base Society. He has contributed to national and international congresses and published peer-reviewed articles, chapters and edition of books. He is a visiting Professor at several international institutions in Europe and USA. His fields of interest include skull base, pituitary surgery, brainstem tumors and neuro-oncology.
The Use Of Highlightning Technology In Achieving Remote Hands-On Teaching: A Glimpse Into Future Neurosurgical Training
Dr Mubashir Mahmood Qureshi is President of the Continental Association of African Neurosurgical Societies (CAANS) and Honorary Secretary of the Africa 100 project, launched by Professor Dr Madjid Samii; Secretariat in Hannover, Germany. He is an Executive Board Member of WFNS Foundation and and FIENS (Foundation for international Education in Neurosurgery). Dr Mubashir Mahmood Qureshi is Vice President of NED (Neurosurgical Education Development Foundation) and Co-chairman of WFNS neuroendoscopy Committee, also he is a Coordinator of Training Program in East Central and Southern Africa.
Role & Influence Of Women In Neurosurgery In The Leadership Position
Professor Dr. Najia El Abbadi has been professor in neurosurgery since 1990. She was Professor and Head of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Ibn Sina hospital in Rabat since 2013. Currently, she is Head of the Department of Neurosurgery at International Universitaire Cheikh Zaid Hospital. Professor Dr Najia El Abbadi has been Chief of Department of Surgery at Abulcasis University since 2016. She served as Assistant Secretary in 2005 in the world congress in Marrakech. She was Chairman of the WFNS Women in Neurosurgery Committee (2013 -2017). She was served as past president of the Moroccan Society of Neurosurgery, the Assistant Treasurer of WFNS (2017-2019), President of the Panarabe Society of Neurosurgery, as well as Founder and Past President of the Mediterraneen Association of Neurological Surgeon. Professor Dr. El Abbadi is Director of the Stereotactic Program in Medical School in Rabat. She is interested in vascular surgery especially the brainstem, skull base, stereotactic, functional surgery and spine surgery. She is also involved in training African students in neurosurgery in the Program “100 for Africa” for many years and she is involved with WFNS Rabat Reference Center for training African young neurosurgeons. She has given more than 500 lectures and presentations at international and national congresses. As the author of over 100 scientific publications in international and national journals as well as chapters in books of Neurosurgery, she is Chief Editor of the Moroccan Journal of Neurosurgery and a reviewer of neurosurgery.
Impact Of Covid-19 Pandemic On Neurosurgical Education: Present And Future
Professor Dr. Nasser El-Ghandour is Professor of Neurosurgery in the Faculty of Medicine at Cairo University. He graduated from the same university in 1983, finished his residency in Cairo University Hospitals and was awarded Master Degree in General Surgery in 1987, and later in 1991, a Doctorate degree in Neurosurgery. He started to practice in the field of General Neurosurgery, and then worked in the Pediatric Hospital affiliated to Cairo University Hospitals [largest complex of hospitals in Africa and the Middle East, over 3000 beds], to be specialized in Pediatric Neurosurgery and Neuroendoscopy. Professor Dr. Nasser El-Ghandour is current President of the Egyptian Society of Neurological Surgeons (ESNS), and current General Secretary of the Continental African Association of Neurosurgical Societies (CAANS). He is current Vice-President of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) At-Large. He is an international member in the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), international fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), active member in the International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN) and active member in the Neuroendoscopy Committee of the WFNS. Professor Dr. Nasser El-Ghandour has presented many talks in international meetings, published articles in peer-reviewed international journals, authored five book chapters about intracranial endoscopy & skull base surgery. He contributed to training and educating many young neurosurgeons through organizing courses and hands-on workshops. Professor Dr. Nasser El-Ghandour is also a member of the editorial board of many peer-reviewed international journals, and he is Editor In-Chief of the Pan Arab Journal of Neurosurgery. His subspecialty is Neuroendoscopy, with a special interest in hydrocephalus, intraventricular and intracranial cysts, focusing on cases of complex hydrocephalus which are the most difficult to treat.
Future Of Endovascular Surgery For Vascular Disorders
Professor Dr. Pascal Jabbour, MD, is the Angela and Richard T. Clark Distinguished Professor of Neurological Surgery and the Head of the Division of Neurovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He is a dually trained vascular neurosurgeon , he performs endovascular and open procedures. Professor Dr. Pascal Jabbour is a very active speaker, lecturing on various neurovascular topics nationally and internationally. He has authored more than 465 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Stroke, Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, Interventional Neuroradiology, Journal of Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery ,Ophthalmology and Retina. With more than 80 book chapters , Professor Dr. Pascal Jabbour serves on the editorial board of Neurosurgery and is a reviewer for Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology, World Neurosurgery , Lancet Neurology and the Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery and many others. He is the author of 3 comprehensive textbooks where one book, the 'Neurovascular Surgical Techniques', was translated into multiple languages. He has given more than 135 invited lectures nationally and internationally. Dr Jabbour received a national award for pioneering a new technique in the treatment of retinoblastoma in babies. He is the Primary Investigator (PI) on several Trials and is also one of the pioneers in neuroendovascular robotics. Dr. Jabbour is a graduate of the Saint Joseph University School of Medicine in Beirut. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Colorado and Thomas Jefferson University and his fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr Jabbour is past President of the World Association of Lebanese Neurosurgeons (WALN). He is an active member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons , The American Association of Neurological Surgery, Society of Neurointerventional Surgery, AANS/CNS joint CV section . He is the course director of a yearly conference, The CV update, in Philadelphia. He is also a certified level III Sommelier from the National Wine School.
Update On Clinical Trials In Neurotrauma
Professor Dr Peter Hutchinson BSc (Hons), MBBS, PhD (Cantab), FRCS (Surg Neurol) FMedSci is Professor of Neurosurgery, NIHR Research Professor and Head of the Division of Academic Neurosurgery at the University of Cambridge. He is Director of Clinical Research at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He holds an Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon post at Addenbrooke’s Hospital with a sub-specialist interest in the management of neuro-trauma, specifically head and traumatic brain injury. He has a research interest in acute brain injury, utilising monitoring technology to increase the understanding of the pathophysiology of brain injury, and in the investigation and treatment of concussion. He also leads the international RESCUE studies evaluating the role of decompressive craniectomy in traumatic brain injury. He was awarded the Olivecrona Prize (the “Nobel Prize for Neurosurgery”) for his work on cerebral metabolism in acute brain injury). He has co-authored over 500 publications (including NEJM, Lancet and Brain) and has been lead applicant in over £15m of grants (including MRC and NIHR). He is joint editor of the Oxford Textbook of Neurological Surgery and “Head Injury – A Multidisciplinary Approach”. He is Director of Clinical Studies at Robinson College, Past President of Clinical Neurosciences Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, Director of the Research Fund of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies, Treasurer of the International Neurotrauma Society and Chief Medical Officer for the Formula One British Grand Prix.
Robotic Guided Thermocoagulative Hemispherotomy (Rotch) For Drug Resistant Epilepsy- A New Bloodless Technique
Professor Dr P Sarat Chandra is the Professor and Head Unit I, Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, PI and Team Leader at Center of Excellence for Difficult to Treat Epilepsy & MEG, Brain mapping center Center (www.coeepilepsy.in) and In Charge of Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship Program. He is also the Fellow National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc), Fellow, UCLA in Los Angeles, Penry fellow, Wakeforest University in North Carolina, USA. Professor Dr P Sarat Chandra is the Chief Editor, Neurology India and Faculty 1000, International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE). He is involve in Member and In Charge of Developing Countries, Commission for Surgical therapy for developing countries (ILAE). Moreover, he was the Ex Executive member and Hon’ble Treasurer, Neurological Society of India, President Elect, Indian Epilepsy Society, Past President, Asian Epilepsy Surgery Society, President, Skull Base Society of India, Past Secretary, Skull Base Society of India (www.sbssi.org), Past Secretary, Cerebro-vascular Society. His total publication in peer reviewed journals are 405 and published in several high impact factor journals like NEJM, Nature, Genomics, Epilepsia, Neurosurgery, JNS. Professor Dr P Sarat Chandra. Professor Dr P Sarat Chandra has received 12 awards & Grants, 3 national awards and 9 patents award. Professor Dr P Sarat Chandra has presented 294 lectures in conferences as faculty and speaker. He has over 15000 cases of Surgical Experience, devised in many surgical techniques (endoscopic hemispherotomy, endoscopic corpus callosotomy & DCER for CV junctions).
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Endoscopy for Intrinsic Brain Tumours
Prof Puneet Plaha is Consultant Neuro-Oncology Surgeon and Associate Professor at the University of Oxford. He is Chair of Neuro oncology section for the British Neurosurgical Society. He leads the endoscopic minimally invasive brain tumour surgery programme in Oxford and is looking at novel surgical approaches to minimise deficits for patient’s whist maximising resection. He is also Chief Investigator of the multicentre NIHR FUTURE-GB trial exploring Intraoperative technologies for glioblastoma.
Endoscopic Skullbase Surgery- Looking Into The Crystal Ball
Dr Ramesh Nair, MS, DNB, MCh, FRCSEd, FRCS(S/N) is Skullbase and Neurovascular lead at Imperial college NHS Trust. He is known internationally for his work in Endoscopic Skullbase and Neurovascular vascular conditions. Mr Nair is a key member in the worldwide educational activities of WFNS committee, ACNS and ICCN. He also serves the editorial board of British Journal of Neurosurgery and AJNS.
"Awake" Craniotomy For Aneurysms And AVMs
Professor Saleem I. Abdulrauf is the Neurosurgeon-in-Chief of the Abdulrauf Institute of Neurosurgery™. He is the founding Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is considered a leading figure in the field of neurosurgery. He has served as a visiting professor to over 100 universities around the globe. He has authored the main reference textbook for brain bypass surgery titled “Cerebral Revascularization” in which Dr. Abdulrauf details extra-cranial to intra- cranial bypass surgery. Additionally, he has pioneered a procedure for brain bypass surgery that is named after him. He has served on the boards of multiple neurosurgical societies including the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS), and the World Federation of Skull Base Societies (WFSBS) and was the 17th President of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT). His most preeminent role was his appointment as the inaugural Global President of the Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society, which is considered the primary international society foroperative neurosurgery.
Future Of Spinal Cord Recovery
Professor Dr. Salman Yousuf Sharif, FRCS (SN) is Chief of Neurosurgery in Liaquat National Hospital & Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. He is also a visiting Professor at University of Wisconsin at Madison (US), Cleveland Clinic, Ohio (US) and Kiel University (Germany). Professor Dr. Salman Yousuf Sharif is President of the World Spinal Column Society, Co-Chairperson in WFNS Spine Committee and Past President of Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons. Professor Dr. Salman Yousuf Sharif serves as Executive Committee Member in the Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Asia Pacific Cervical Spine Society and South Asian Neurological Surgeons as well as Past President in the Middle East Spine Society and member of the NASS, AO Spine, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Cervical Spine Research Society (European) and Fundraising Committee WFNS. He is also involved in the editorial board of the World spinal Column Journal Turkey, World Neurosurgery, Asian Spine Journal Korea, Asian Journal of Neurosurgery Japan, Journal of Neurosciences in rural health India and Turkish Neurosurgical Journal. He is Director/ President of over 30 international workshops/ conferences including ACNS/ World Spine/ Liaquat international symposium and trainers educational programs as well as President of Karachi Spine 2017.
Bypass Surgery For Moyamoya Disease
Professor Dr. Satoshi Kuroda is a 59-years-old man and is currently Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery at Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Science, University of Toyama, Toyama in Japan. He graduated from Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan in 1986. He was trained as a resident at Department of Neurosurgery, Hokkaido University Hospital, Sapporo and Department of Neurosurgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka between 1986 and 1992. He obtained his Ph.D. title from Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine in 1995. Then, he continued basic neuroscience at Laboratory for Experimental Brain Research, Wallenberg Neuroscience Center, Lund University, Sweden under the direction of Prof. Bo K. Siesjo between April 1995 and August 1997. He is a skillful neurosurgeon and has operated on huge numbers of patients with cerebrovascular diseases for the past 30 years. He is mainly interested in open surgery for cerebrovascular diseases, including carotid stenosis/occlusion, cerebral aneurysm, and moyamoya disease. However, he also has vast experience in performing surgery for brain tumor, spinal cord disorders and trigeminal neuralgia/facial spasm. For the past 7 years, Professor Dr. Satoshi Kuroda has performed around1,200 surgeries. His scientific interests focus on basic and clinical research in cerebral hemodynamics and metabolism, cerebral ischemia, cell therapy for CNS disorders and malignant glioma. He has published around 300 English-written articles that can be found on PubMed.
Occult Spinal Dysraphism
Professor Dr. Seow Wan Tew is the Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon, National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore and KK Women's & Children's Hospital, Singapore. He is also the Clinical Associate Professor of Duke-NUS Medical School, President of Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons and the Past President & Secretary General of ASEAN Neurosurgical Society.
Degenerative Spine And Biological Treatments
Dr. Tito Perilla-Cepeda is a Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at the Hospital Infantil Universitario de San José. Since 2007, he is the Professor at Ad university of Antioquia Medellin. Dr Tito Arcadio Perilla Cepeda is the Honorary President of the WFNS Congress 2022, Honorary President of Latino American Federation FLANC and Candidate for President Elect of the WFNS 2021-2023.
The Paramedian Supracerebellar-Transtentorial Approach To The Entire Length Of The Mediobasal Temporal Region
Professor Dr Ugur Türe graduated from Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara in 1987 and started with his neurosurgery residency at Şişli Etfal Hospital in Istanbul. During and following residency he studied microsurgery and surgical neuroanatomy under the supervision of Professor Yaşargil, in Zurich, Switzerland. In August 2005 Dr. Türe established the neurosurgical department at Yeditepe University Hospital in Istanbul. He has been the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery since then. Dr. Türe’s works in surgical neuroanatomy and surgical techniques have been published in numerous significant neurosurgical journals and books. In 2010, Dr. Türe established the “Istanbul Microneurosurgery Course” with his mentor Professor Yaşargil including basic microsurgical education, white matter dissection, and live surgeries, serving as a unique model, which takes place annually in June. Dr. Türe served as Vice President of the Turkish Neurosurgical Society from June 2010 to June 2012, and President of the Turkish Neurosurgical Society from June 2012 to June 2014. He was President of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) 16th World Congress of Neurosurgery, in Istanbul, Turkey, August 20-25, 2017. Currently he is Honorary President of the WFNS as well as member of numerous societies such as American Academy of Neurological Surgery, World Academy of Neurological Surgery and European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
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Gamma Knife Radiosurgery For Brainstem Metastases
Associate Professor Dr. Yeo Tseng Tsai is currently Head of the Division of Neurosurgery at the National University Hospital (NUH) in Singapore, a position he has held since 2011. He was also previously Head of Neurosurgery at the National Neuroscience Institute( NNI) from 2000 to 2004. Since 1997, he has served as Medical Director of the Singapore Gamma Knife Centre. In addition to radiosurgery, his other subspecialty interests are mainly in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery and neuro-oncology. He received his postgraduate neurosurgery training in Singapore and in Melbourne(Australia) where he obtained his FRACS (Neurosurgery) exit qualification in 1994. He then underwent further subspecialty training in Toronto (Canada), Seattle (USA) and Grenoble (France) from 1995 to 1997.
Future Of Education And Perspective On World Neurosurgery
Professor Dr. Yoko Kato,M.D.,Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery and Stroke Center Assistant Director at Fujita Health Univ. Bantane Hospital. She is also the Executive Board Member of WFNS Foundation and Chair of WFNS International Initiative Coordinate committee, President of the Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Chairof the International Initiative Coordinate committee, Editor in Chief of the Asian Journal of Neurosurgery, ISMINS President and AJNS Editor in Chief.
Therapeutic Hypothermia & Quantum Thermodynamics In Severe Head Injury
Professor Dr. Zamzuri Idris graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine Cardiff UK (1994), then pursued his postgraduate career in Neurosurgery locally at USM (2005). In 2007, he completed his fellowship programme in Gent Belgium under Prof J. Caemert for Neuroendoscopy and Prof D. Van Roost for Functional Neurosurgery and Epilepsy. He is the Head of Neuroscience Department. His major interests are in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery (Neuroendoscopy), Precision Radiation Therapy, Brain Trauma, Epilepsy, Brain Mapping and Brain Stimulation. Lately, his interest also includes Quantum Physics & Thermodynamics for the Brain. He has published papers locally and internationally and has written 10 chapters in the international books.
The Utility Of TLIF: A Local Neurosurgical Perspective
Dr Albert Wong Sii Hieng is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Head of Department in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Sarawak General Hospital in Kuching, Sarawak Malaysia.
Fluorescence Guided Resections For Brain Tumors: What You See …And What You Don’t!
Professor Dr. Aliasgar Moiyadi is Professor and presently Heads the Neurosurgery services at Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), Mumbai, India. Professor Dr. Moiyadi completed his neurosurgical training from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, a premier neuroscience training institute in India. He was instrumental in establishing the Neurosurgical Oncology services at TMC, one of the few neurosurgical departments in India catering to neuro-oncology exclusively. His areas of interest include novel strategies for improving visualization and resection of gliomas particularly navigated ultrasound and optical imaging (which he has pioneered in the country), intraoperative brain mapping including awake surgeries, minimally invasive neurosurgery, skull base surgery and biology of malignant brain tumors. He has over 150 peer reviewed publications and is on the editorial board of many neurosurgical journals, besides being the Tumor section Editor for World Neurosurgery, one of the leading neurosurgical journals. He is a member of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) – Technology committee and on the Executive committee of the Indian Society of Neuro-oncology. He is also involved in many clinical trials and translational research projects with collaborators within and outside of TMC. He is passionate about teaching and training especially in the field of neurosurgical oncology.
Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
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Endovascular Treatment For Cerebral Vasospasm
Assitant Professor Atithep Mongkolratnan graduated as a neurosurgeon in 2013 and intervention neuroradiology in 2017 at Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. He has been working as consultant neurosurgeon and neurointerventionist at Vajira Hospital since 2014. Area of interest are cerebral aneurysm, vasospasm, CCF and thrombectomy. He is also an instructor for residency training program and fellowship program of Faculty of medicine, Vajira Hospital.
Evolution In Modern Neuroendoscopy: Local Perspectives And Step Into The Future
Dr. Azmi Alias currently works as the Head Department and Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Department of Neurosurgery, Tunku Abdul Rahman Neuroscience Institute (IKTAR), and Head Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Hospital Tunku Azizah (Women and Children Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) and Honorary Lecturer for the Post Graduate Training Master of Surgery (Neurosurgery), Universiti Sains Malaysia. He holds various important position in professional and Scientific Societies worldwide namely, Vice President of the Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons (AASNS), Neuroendoscopy Committee and Nominating Committee (AASNS) of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Society (WFNS), Secretary General, International Society for Minimally Invasive Techniques in Neurosurgery (ISMINS), Honorary Advisor for Young Neurosurgeon Committee of Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (ACNS) and Asian Congress of Neurosurgical Nursing (ACNN), Audit Committee of the Asian Australasian Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (AASPN), Active Members of the World Academy of Neurological Surgery (WANS) from Malaysia and Active Member of International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN). He was the former Secretary General of Neurosurgical Association of Malaysia (NAM) and Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (ACNS) and very actively contributed in educational activities, post graduates training programmes, workshops and international journals worldwide in his area of interest including Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Neuroendoscopy Cranial and Skull Base and Pediatric Neurosurgery.
Pterional Approach To Craniopharyngioma
10 Lessons I’ve learned In A 40 years’ Experience!
Dr. Christian Matula serves as Professor of Neurosurgery at the Neurosurgical Department, Medical University of Vienna, Austria. He represents as the director of Skull Base Division and Head of the Neurotrauma. From an international perspective he is currently holding the position of a Vice President and Member of the Foundation Board of Global Neuro, an independent foundation aiming to improve quality of life for patients suffering from neurosurgical disorders. He is also holding the position of a member of the Educational Committee of the World Federation of Neurological Surgery (WFNS) and European Association of Neurological Surgeons (EANS). Most currently he serves as a permanent Member of the Shenzhen Sami Medical Center (SSMC) Advisory Board. In addition to that he is the medical director of two private health care centers, in Vienna and another one in Lower Austria. Dr. Matula received his M.D. degree in 1986 from the University of Vienna, Austria, fulfilled his Ph.D. in Neuroendoscopy in 1996 and has been appointed as Professor of Neurosurgery in 1997 at the same University. He has completed long-term foreign visits (“fellowships”) with special focus on Neuroanatomy in Würzburg, Skull Base Surgery in Washington and Vascular Surgery in Phoenix. Dr. Matula has developed an international reputation in Skull Base Surgery with special focus on Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Neuroendoscopy and in the area of Neurotrauma. In general, his major interests always have been new surgical technologies and the clinical implementation of those techniques. He has organized more than 150 workshop and courses worldwide and has given more than 500 invited lectures as visiting professor all over the world. He is the author of more than 350 publications mostly on microsurgical techniques, skull base surgery, neuroendoscopy, neurotrauma and education and training in Neurosurgery. His scientific work includes several textbooks, atlas but also interactive electronical publications. As director of the educational program for neurosurgery at the Medical University of Vienna he has initiated a variety of well-known seminars and played a major role in developing and enhancing the neurosurgical educational program at his Medical University. He is member of several International Neurosurgical Societies so as the Austrian, German and Swiss society and recipient of several awards and honors.
The Surgery Of Non-Syndromic Craniosynostosis In Children Hospital 2, Southern Vietnam
Dr Dang Do Thanh Can graduated with Neurosurgery in University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Hochiminh City, Vietnam in 2008. He also attended numerous training courses of WFNS, AANS, CNS, ISPN, AAACPN... Dr Dang Do Thanh Can is currently the Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery in Children Hospital 2, Southern Vietnam.
Brachial Plexus Injuries: Challenges In The Next Future
Dr Debora Garozzo is an Italian neurosurgeon subspecialized in peripheral nerve surgery. She relocated in Dubai, UAE 4 years ago and presently practices in Mediclinic Parkview hospital. She is the Vicepresident of ESNS (Emirates Society of Neurological Surgeons) and vice president of the WFNS committee for peripheral nerve surgery.
Hemispheric Gliomas- Role Of Functional Mapping And Awake Surgery
1-Neuroendoscopy/ MIS- Pituitary Tumor With High Ki67 Index 2- Masterclass- Meckel's Cave Vs Petrous Apex Epidermoid - Technical considerations In Approach Selection
Dr Donald Liew Ngian San obtained his FRACS(Neurosurgery) and returned to work as consultant neurosurgeon in Sarawak General Hospital since 2006. Main interests are neurooncology, endoscospic neurosurgery and SRS.
Covid 19 Pandemic and its Challenges in Small Neurosurgical Center
WORK EXPERIENCES 2019 till now- Specialist and head of Unit, Neurosurgery Alor Setar; 2018 -2019- Specialist- Neurosurgery Unit, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar; 2017-2018 - Specialist- Neurosurgery Department HSAJB; 2014 -2017 - Master student- Neurosurgery Department HSAJB; 2013-2014 - Neurosurgery Master student 1st year, USM; 2011-2012 - Medical Officer – Neurosurgery Department Hospital Ipoh ; 2010(Jun-Dec) - Medical officer- Hospital Slim River; 2009-2010 -House Officer - Hospital Ipoh
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Endoscopic-assisted Keyhole Retro-sigmoid Approach For The Posterior Fossa Lesions
Associate Professor Ha Dai DUONG, M.D., Ph.D. is the Chief of Neurosurgery Department, Vice - Chief of Surgery Department, Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam and Chief of Scientific Research Department, Vice - Chief of Neurosurgery Department, Viet Duc Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam with specialty in Neurosurgery (Skull base surgery, Spine Surgery, Functional Neurosurgery). Associate Professor Ha Dai DUONG completed fellowship training in Neurosurgery at Haute Pierre University Hospital in Strasbourg, France and Toranomon Hospital in Tokyo, Japan. He is also an active member of (VNS) Vietnam Society of Neurosurgery, ACNS (Asian Neurosurgery Society), CNS (Congress of NeurosurgerySociety, USA) and NASS (North American Spine Society).
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A Surgical RCT For Diffuse Low Grade Glioma (DLGG): Is It Necessary?
Associate Professor Dr. Farizal Fadzil, a senior lecturer and consultant neurosurgeon at Hospital Cancelor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM), UKM Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Currently, he is an active member of Malaysian Society of Interventional Pain Practitioner (MSIPP) and an International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS). Apart from daily routine clinical works, he is also involving in teaching undergraduate medical and post graduate master students as well as doing research related to the neurosurgical fields.
Percutaneous Pedicle Screw
Dr Gee Teak Sheng is a consultant neurological and spine surgeon in Pantai Hospital Penang. His interest is spine and pain intervention procedure.
Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery For Pediatric Craniopharyngiomas: Can We Prevent Postoperative Obesity?
Professor Dr. Hiroshi Nishioka is the Head of Department of Hypothalamic and Pituitary surgery, Toranomon Hospital and Professor of Neurosurgery of Tokyo Medical University. He is renowned for his expertise in pituitary surgery and pathology.
Minimal Access Spine Surgery For The Neurosurgeon
Dr. Ibet Marie Y. Sih is a member of the WFNS Spine Committee and the Program Director for Neurosurgery at the Institute for the Neurosciences, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Philippines.
“Modified Transpetrosal – Transtentorial Approach For Resection Of Large And Giant
Is It A New Culprit? "Tert Promoter Mutation" In An Aggressive Pediatric Pilocytic Astrocytoma
Dr Jacintha Vikeneswary Francis is a progressive and enthusiastic neurosurgeon from Malaysia. She has just completed her fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery under the tutelage of the esteemed Prof Memet M. Ozek at Acibadem University, Istanbul. She is an advocate of diversity and multidisciplinary approach in neurosurgical management. Highly encourages and is involved in awareness and directions of intervention in tune with the future of neurosurgery and its impact to society.
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ASEAN Common Neurosurgical Education Syllabus And Multicenter Research Is The Way To Go
Professor Dato Dr. Jafri Malin Abdullah graduated with an MD from the School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1986. In 1994, he was awarded the Diplomate Certification of Specialization in Neurosurgery from the University of Ghent, Belgium. He obtained a Ph.D (Magna Cum Laude) from the same university in 1995. He trained under Prof Luc Calliauw in Belgium and Prof Bjorn Meyerson in Karolinska Sweden and specializes in Functional Neurosurgery. He is Professor of Neurosciences and the Chairman of Brain and Behaviour Cluster, School of Medical Sciences, USM. He was awarded the prestigious Young National Malaysian Scientist Award in 1999 and Top Research Scientist Award in 2013 and has 289 publications He trained more than 75 neurosurgeons via the Masters of Surgery(Neurosurgery)USM He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Association of Neurological Surgery as well as the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Gamma Knife Surgery For Trigenimal Neuralgia
Competency-based Education In Neurosurgery And Canada’s Model
Dr Janissardhar Skulsampaopol, a neurosurgeon and lecturer from Bangkok, Thailand, who is interested in improving surgical education and currently she is pursuing further training as a Neurosurgical Education Fellow at St. Michael’s hospital and participating in Education Scholar Program of Centre for Faculty Development, University of Toronto.
Surgical Management Of Thoracic Dumbbell Schwannoma
Dr Lim Liang Hooi completed his training as a neurosurgeon in 2016. He has interests in neuro-spine, interventional pain and neurovascular work. Currently practicing as a neurosurgeon in Hospital Pulau Pinang. He is a highly motivated and dedicated student of neurosurgery, with an aptitude for personal growth and development. A leader, communicator, and team player, and always willing to collaborate with others in the interest of patients and the organization. Adopts a proactive and positive approach to all endeavors, while maintaining calm and focus especially in stressful environments. Aspires to be a competent, respected and above all a safe neurosurgeon. Looking for a position in a well-respected medical institution which prioritizes patient care and safety, and up to date with advancements in medicine.
COVID-19 Hemorrhagic Stroke OutcomeAt the first wave
Dr Kullapat Veerasarn is the Head of the Neurosurgical Department, The Neurological Institute of Thailand in Ministry of Public Health, Secretary of the Royal College of Neurosurgeons Thailand. He has 6 years of experience as medical inspector for the Inspection Bureau, Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Public Health
Chronic Granulomatous Infection Of The Sellar Region (Trans-Sphenoidal Approach)
Prof Dr Kyi Hlaing is working as Professor of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, North Okkalapa General Hospital, Yangon, Myanmar.
Sarawak General Hospital Experience In Diffuse Tensor Imaging In Cranial Nerve Surgery
Dr. Lim Swee San is a Consultant Neurosurgeon from Sarawak General Hospital. He has completed his Neurosurgery training from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2013 and later obtained his Fellowship in Functional Neurosurgery (Movement disorders surgery and pain surgery) in Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand in 2017. Special interest in Functional cases and epilepsy surgery.
Intraoperative Imaging In Brain Tumor Surgery
Professor Dr. Llewellyn Padayachy is currently full clinical Professor and Head of Department: Neurosurgery, University of Pretoria, Chief Specialist and Pediatric Neurosurgeon at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa. Professor Dr. Llewellyn Padayachy is widely recognized for his expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques and the use of intra-operative imaging techniques in brain tumor surgery. He has published extensively on these topics, is the recipient of several prestigious scientific awards, is frequently an invited speaker at national and international neurosurgery conferences and serves in executive roles on various international neurosurgery societies.
Trends, Insights, Innovation As A Game Changer For Update In Brachial Plexus And Peripheral Nerve Surgery- Myth Or Reality.
Professor Dr. Lukas Rasulic, Neurosurgeon, Professor at Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade and Head of the Department of peripheral nerve surgery, functional neurosurgery and pain management surgery, Clinic for Neurosurgery, Clinical Centre of Serbia. The main clinical and scientific area of interest is peripheral nerve surgery. The most relevant memberships and appointments: President of the Serbian Neurosurgical Society, President of the Southeast Europe Neurosurgical Society, EANS 2022 Congress President, Chairman of the WFNS Committee for Peripheral Nerve and Brachial Plexus Surgery, Chair of the EANS Section of Peripheral Nerve Surgery; Individual member of the European Association of Neurological Surgeons – EANS since 2004 and Member of the EANS Executive Committee for Individual Members, since 2013, Member of the: International Society of Intraoperative Neurophysiology, European Society for Stereotaxy and Functional Neurosurgery, Euroacademia Multidisciplinaria Neurotraumatologica, Sunderland Society, World Academy of Neurological Surgeons - WANS, American Association of Neurological Surgeons - AANS, North American Spine Society, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Class II – Medicine, Active Member, since 2016. Professor Dr. Rasulic published more than 450 scientific publications in international and national scientific papers in indexed journals and chapters in scientific books. He was Faculty at more than 100 International Courses and Trainings, Invited Speaker at more than 100 National and International Congresses, Meetings and Symposia, Organizer of more than 60 National and International Congresses, Meetings and Symposia and Active participant at more than 180International and national scientific meetings-scientific participation.
Task Sharing/Task Shifting Model In Neurotrauma: Addressing The Scarcity Of Neurosurgeons In The Philippines
Dr Lynne Lucena is the first board certified female neurosurgeon to practice in the Bicol Region of the Philippines. She is fellow and past secretary of the Academy of Filipino Neurosurgeons and presently a Board of Director and Chair of the Philippine Board of Neurosurgical Examiners Inc.
Intra Op Use Of C ARM And O ARM
Dr. Manas Panigrahi, completed training in medicine from M.K.C.G Medical college Berhampur, Orissa; subsequently undertaking a M.Ch program at National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru and Fellowship program in skullbase and cerebrovascular surgery at Wayne State University, Detroit, USA. He is currently Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon at KIMS hospitals, Secunderabad. Dr. Manas has divided his career mostly between his clinical practise, training and clinical research, and has supervised about 30 post-graduate higher degree students. Alongside chapters in textbooks, Dr. Manas has more than 100 publications in indexed, peer-reviewed journals in the field of Neurosurgery. Dr. Manas works continuously in developing cost-effective surgical techniques hence making neurosurgery not only more affordable but also reduce complications. Undoubtedly, this combination of passion towards Neurosurgery and compassion towards patients has earned Dr. Manas several awards like Young Neurosurgeon Award at Kyoto, Japan; International Paediatric Neurosurgeon, Salt Lake, USA. And numerous Travel Awards from the ISPN Congress held in Rome and Australia.
Indonesian Women Neurosurgeon: Now And Then, And The Brighter Future
1- Vascular- ABCs Of AVM; A Guide To Surgical Planning 2- Masterclass- AVMs and Treatment Options Post ARUBA
Dr Mohammed Azman Mohammad Raffiq is the Consultant & Head of Department of Neurosurgery Penang, his area of speciality include Vascular and Skull Base surgery and Special interest in Cerebral AVMs. Dr Azman Raffiq is currently the committee of Training for Masters of Neurosurgery Program Malaysia and Ccommittee Member of Walter E Dandy Society Malaysia.
Endoscopic Antomy Of 3rd Ventricle Floor- Technical Nuances
Dr Mohd Aidil Bin Mohd Nor, currently working as Head of Neurosurgery Department Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan Kuantan Pahang. Basic degree MD (UKM) year 2002, MS Neurosurgery ( USM ) 2012.
Initiating An Epilepsy Surgery Program With Limited Resources In Indonesia
Breaking The Bad News In Neorosurgery
Dato Dr Nasser is currently attached to Hospital Putrajaya. He previously worked at Hospital Pulau Pinang, one of a major referral neurosurgical Center in northern peninsula Malaysia. He obtained his MBBS from Bangalore India, and his master’s degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
Case Series Cerebral Cavernoma
Dr Neoh Yee Yik completed her Medical Degree in Volgograd State Medical University and graduated in Hospital Universiti Malaysis with Master of Neurosurgery. She did her gazetment at Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor Bahru in 2019. Dr Neoh Yee Yi has gone back to her hometown, Ipoh, she is currently working in Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun Ipoh.
Treating Cases Of Large Myelomeningocele In Small Neurosurgical Centre: Our Experience
Corpus Callosotomy In Catastrophic Pediatric Epilepsy
Dr Nunthasiri Wittayanakorn is a Pediatric Neurosurgeon who is interested and practices in the field of Epilepsy surgery and Neuroendoscopy.
Challenges Of Code Stroke Application
Dr Nurullah Armyta Tasrif is a mother of two wonderful girls. She works at three hospitals, two private hospitals and a semi private hospital. She likes to travel and before the covid era her favourite trip was to Japan. In her spare time, she is pretty much a sport enthusiast. Dr Nurullah Armyta Tasrif enjoys doing high intensity training , weight lifting, Pilates and running, she is also a beginner in indoor bouldering. In the meantime she is working on getting management hospital degree by taking online magister program.
Dr Raffiz is a Consultant Neurosurgeon in Avisena Specialist Hospital who frequently perform neurospine and pain intervention procedures. He is currently the Executive Council Member of the Neurosurgical Association of Malaysia and actively participate in the continuous education of young neurosurgeons and trainees
Dr Rajendra Rao is a young neurosurgeon from Malaysia with a particular interest in interventional pain, spine and vascular surgeries. Received his neurosurgical training from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2019, he is eager to learn from fellow neurosurgeons and aims to incorporate technological advancements to improve patient outcomes.
Orbito- Zygomatic Craniotomy (COZ) Approach
Education Primary: Sri Inai, Penang Secondary: Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan A Levels: St Edmund’s Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom University: Melaka-Manipal Medical College, M.B.B.S Universiti Sain Malaysia, MMed Neurosurgery (Masters in Neurosurgery) Work Experience Housemanship: University Malaya Medical Centre (2015 – 2017) Completed rotations in Medicine, Surgery, O&G, Pediatrics, and Orthopedics Medical officer: Hospital Kuala Lumpur (2017-2013) Residency: University Sains Malaysia - Masters in Neurosurgery (2013 - 2019) Completed rotations in Hospital University Sains Malaysia (Kelantan), Hospital Kuala Lumpur (Federal Territory), Hospital Sungai Buloh (Selangor), Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Sabah) Specialist: Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor Bahru (2019 – current)) Achievements: ISPN Poster presentation (Kobe, Japan – Rotor blade injuries in Children) 2016 Neurotrauma Conference Sabah Speaker (Sabah, Malaysia – Early management of Head injury) 2017 Deep vein thrombosis in the neurosurgical patients - Journal Publication MJMS
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Endoscopic Treatment Of Hydrocephalus In Infants
Dr. Ronnie E. Baticulon is associate professor at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and attending pediatric neurosurgeon at the Philippine General Hospital in Manila, Philippines. He is a member of the WFNS Young Neurosurgeons Forum and WFNS Global Neurosurgery Committee.
Surgical Management Of Thoracic Dumbbell Schwannoma
Dr Senthil Kumar AL Rajapathy completed his training as a neurosurgeon in 2015. He has interests in neuro-spine, paediatric oncology and skull base work. Currently practicing as a neurosurgeon in Hospital Pulau Pinang.
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Intraoperative MRI King Chulalongkorn Memorial Experience
Associate Professor Rungsak Siwanuwatn is the Chief of Neurological Unit Chulalongkorn University Bangkok Thailand experienced in the Field of Interest Skull base and Vascular surgery.
Anteromedial Temporal Lobectomy- Tips For Beginner
Dr Saiful Azli Mat Nayan graduated as neurosurgeon in 2007 and have been working as consultant neurosurgeon in Hospital Sg Buloh Selangor for the last 14 years. Area of interest are epilepsy surgery and movement disorders. He is also a SEA trainer for GBM surgery using GLIOLAN. Dr Saiful Azli Mat Nayan Holding many important posts in MOH Malaysia and Treasurer for Neurosurgical Assoc of Malaysia (NAM). He is also trainer and examiners for Master of Neurosurgery USM programme.
Building Multidisciplinary Team In Managing Pituitary Tumor In Developing Country
Dr. Selfy Oswari is a board certified Neurosurgeon working at Indonesia National Brain Center in the Tumor Division and a Faculty Member at Neurosurgery Department Universitas Padjadjaran. Her area of interests are Skull Base and Neurooncology, Epilepsy, with special focus on Awake Craniotomy and Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery.
Complications In Meningioma Surgery
Dr.Sharon Casilda Theophilus is a Consultant Neurosurgeon in Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru. Interestingly she is the first woman neurosurgeon in Malaysia. She actively trains residents in the local training programme. Her interests are mainly base of skull and vascular surgery however she since her centre has not many surgeons, she still does everything including spine and endoscopic work. She is also Senior Adjunct Lecturer in Monash Medical University. Presently she sits as an Executive board member of the Neurosurgical Association of Malaysia and Chair of the Asian Neurological Surgery Congress – Women in Neurosurgery Chapter.
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Paediatrics And Women In Neurosurgery
Assistant Professor Dr Sharon Low is a consultant neurosurgeon from the National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore. She is the current Head of the Neurosurgical Service at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Her subspecialities include Paediatric Neurosurgery, Paediatric Neurooncology and Adult Neurooncology. As a commitment to better understand childhood brain tumours, she continues to pursue related research as part of the VIVA-KKH Paediatric Brain and Solid Tumours Programme.
The Neurosurgery Journey- Reflections As An Exiting Resident
Dr Swati Jain currently serves as a final year senior resident in the Division of Neurosurgery at NUH, Singapore. Her interested in functional mapping and resection of gliomas.
Treatment Strategy Of The Thrombosed Large/Giant Vertebral Artery Aneurysms
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Updates In The Management Of Pediatric Brain Tumor In The Molecular Era
Assistant Professor Vincent Nga is currently a Consultant Neurosurgeon and the Residency Program Director at the National University Hospital (NUH) of Singapore. He completed his Pediatric Neurosurgery fellowship at the world renowned Sickkids, Toronto and has since led the Pediatric Neurosurgery Program at NUH.
Outcomes Of Vestibular Schwannoma Treated With Multisession Stereotactic Radiosurgery At Ramathibodi Hospital
Dr Wasawat Muninthorn, MD, is currently in the Division of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. He is a nominated speaker from The Royal College of Neurological Surgeons of Thailand.