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Thursday, 04 April 2019 07:08

The Evandro de Oliveira Symposium

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Title: The Evandro de Oliveira Symposium

Date: April 11-12, 2019

Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, San Diego, CA

The “Evandro de Oliveira Symposium” is two-day event endorsed by the American Association of Neurosurgical Societies (AANS). This international event is dedicated to celebrate the professional career of Evandro de Oliveira, MD, PhD, IFAANS. Across this symposium, international experts  will lead lectures, debates and activity about neuroanatomy, surgery of cerebrovascular lesions, complex brain tumors and epilepsy

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The eighth Brainbook episode of “The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog”, provided by Mr Alamri, is focused on patient outcomes in neurosurgery.  Nowadays it is common to affirm that all the neurosurgical patients are always going to have severe prognosis and the neurosurgeon is the professional figure responsable to give bad news. Is it really true? The aim of this episode is to discuss the misconceptions about neurosurgery, trying to dispel the myth that results are always inevitably unfavorable.


Wednesday, 27 March 2019 07:22

Arteriovenous Malformations of the Brain

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Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) develop when abnormal shunts form between arteries and veins, bypassing the capillary network. Cerebral AVMs typically present following haemorrhage or seizures. This article outlines the risks associated with AVMs, the various treatment options available and how these relate to the Spetzler-Martin grade.

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GNOS is an international, multicentre, prospective cohort  study investigating outcomes from in patients with traumatic brain injury. A local team of up to 4 researchers can select a 30-day recruitment period between October 2018 and October 2019. Check out the video below and follow the link to the GNOS website to find out more:





Saturday, 02 March 2019 12:24

Global Neurotrauma Outcomes Study (GNOS)

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Are you a doctor or student working in a neurosurgical unit?  Are you interested in being a PubMed-curable collaborator in an international research study on traumatic brain injury?  There is still plenty of time to participate in the Global Neurotrauma Outcomes Study (GNOS), a multi-centre, international prospective cohort study of outcomes following emergency surgery for traumatic brain injury.  The study period has now been EXTENDED until 31st of October 2019!  75 teams from >40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America have already participated and entered data on >500 patients. Sign up now at!

Webinar Title: Surgical Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial Pain

Date: 23rd February 2019

Time: 18:00 GMT

Speaker: Prof Ali Savas

Professor Ali Savas completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Istanbul in 1992, before developing an interest in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. He now works at Ankara University in Turkey. The focus of his webinar will be the surgical management of facial pain syndromes.


Zoom ID: 281-283-614

Invasive orbital apex aspergillosis (IOAA) is a rare and pernicious manifestation of aspergillus infection. The authors describe a series of cases in which immunocompetent patients with IOAA developed mycotic aneurysms and subsequently subarachnoid haemorrhage.

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Monday, 04 February 2019 08:39

WFNS Young Neurosurgeons Forum Webinar Series

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Did you miss the latest webinar on Craniocervical Junction? See the link below to view the recording!

Professor Abdelhafiz Shehab Eldien, head of Neurosurgery Department at the Elsahil Teaching Hospital and President of the Middle East Spine Society, will be holding a webinar on surgical approaches to the cranio- cervical junction on Friday 25th January at 6 PM GMT.

Follow the webinar

Zoom ID: 800-602-492
Sunday, 20 January 2019 04:59

GNOS – An update

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The Global Neurotrauma Outcomes Study (GNOS) aims to provide a comprehensive picture of the management of neurotrauma worldwide. Centres can be registered to gather data concerning traumatic brain injury patients seen in any consecutive 30-day period between 1st October 2018 and 1st October 2019. So far, 54 sites have registered for the study across 31 different countries. Of these, 70% have begun data collection and 19% have completed data collection.

For more details about the study and to register your centre, please follow this link: