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International Neurosurgery Resident Course - Amsterdam 2018

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The INRC - Amsterdam 2018 has three parts:
  • A general part: Clinical Study Design, Medical Statistics & Critical Appraisal [2-days]
  • A specific part for residents: Neurosurgical Resident Educational Course [4-days]
  • A specialised part: Updates in paediatric Neurosurgery - Current State and Future Directions [2-days]
All three parts (modules) together form the INRC - Amsterdam 2018.

Module I: General - Clinical Study Design, Medical Statistics & Critical Appraisal

Directors: Dr Robert Harbaugh, Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Penn State University; Former President of the AANS; Former President of the Society of Neurological Surgeons (The 'Senior' Society of US Neurosurgery); Dr Michael Glantz, Professor of Neurosurgery; Statistician; Department of Neurosurgery, Penn State University

Target Audience: Residents, consultant neurosurgeons, medical students, physician assistants and research nurses
Dates: 14-15 of April 2018
Description: Dr Robert Harbaugh and Michael Glantz have previously directed similar courses supported by the AANS. This will be a bespoke, dynamic and interactive event that will be relevant fora scientific approach to neurosurgery.

Module II: Specific - Neurosurgical Resident Educational Course

Programme Director: Dr G Narenthiran, Penn State University; Former Chair, Young Neuro-surgeons Committee, WFNS

Chairs:
Dr Miguel Arraez, Senior Consultant and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Carlos Haya Hospital, Malaga; President, Spanish Society of Neurosurgery; Chairman, Foundation of the WFNS; Professor Andreas Unterberg, Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Heidelberg; Former President of the German Society of Neurosurgery; Professor Mehmet Zileli, Professor of Neurosurgery, Ege Univeristy, Izmir; Former President of the World Spinal Column Society.

Target Audience: Neurosurgical Residents;
Dates: 16-19 of April 2018
Description: This component of the course would include:

  • Daily MCQ exams and feedback
  • Viva exam practice
  • Lectures on 'hot topics' that come up in exams
  • Updates on key areas
  • How to approach and prepare for exams
  • Neurological examination
  • Ethics
  • Workshops (drill, ultrasound, spinal, endoscopy)
  • Topic on transitioning from resident to practice
  • 1-to-1 career advice (for those wishing to have this)
  • Aspiration lectures from Master Neurosurgeons on complex and innovative surgery
  • Inspiration/Philosophical lectures from neurosurgical leaders

Monday April 16, 2018: Vascular Neurosurgery, Head injury
Tuesday April 17, 2018: Skull Base Surgery, Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Wednesday 18, 2018: Neuro-oncological Surgery, Hydrocephalus, Functional
Thursday 19, 2018: Spinal surgery

Module III: Specialised - Updates in Paediatric Neurosurgery: Current State and Future Directions

Programme Director: Dr George Jallo, Johns Hopkins
Target Audience: Residents, fellows and neurosurgeons in practice
Dates: 20-21 of April 2018
Description: An international symposium on the state of paediatric neurosurgery. This
module will include keynote lectures, debates and round-table discussions.

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