NANSIG 5th Annual Introductory Neurosurgical Skills Course

Endorsed by the Society of British Neurological Surgeons, the Neurology and Neurosurgery Interest Group are running our fifth introductory neurosurgical skills course for medical students and foundation year doctors with an interest in neurosurgery.

This one-day workshop will be held on the Tuesday 24th March 2020 at the Dundee Institute for Healthcare Simulation, University of Dundee. The programme will cover many core neurosurgical techniques, including positioning, burr holes, ventricular access and cranial flaps. For the first time ever, we will be introducing an element of virtual reality into the workshop to give our delegates a more immersive experience.

The consumable equipment you will use costs in excess of £1,000 per individual, but thanks to our generous sponsors we are able to offer the course for a fee of £200. We are a strictly not-for-profit organisation.

To apply for a place on the course please apply through the link below by midnight, 1st March. We will notify the successful candidates the following week:

https://forms.gle/k52ocuTcMfeYM4qr9

We hope to see you in Dundee!

Thanks to the KLS Martin Group, our workshop prices, our Dundee workshop price is now £200!!! This makes it the cheapest neurosurgical skills workshop ever. Thank you especially to Mr Ibrahim, consultant Neurosurgeon in Dundee.

Timetable

8:30-9:00am Registration and introductory lecture

09:00-10:30am Parallel Workshop

Group 1 (Module 1): Mayfield clamp – Head position (supra-orbital, bifrontal, retro-sigmoid etc) – complications and management

Group 2 (Module 3): Brainlab/ICP

10:30-10:45am Coffee break 1

10:45-12:15pm Parallel Workshop

Group 1 (Module 2): Burr holes – incisions, positions, clinical/anatomical rationale – Raney clips – Burr holes (perforator, matchstick burr, Hudson brace, craniotome safety and use)

Group 2 (Module 1): Mayfield clamp – Head position (supra-orbital, bifrontal, retro-sigmoid etc) – complications and management

12:15-13:15pm Lunch plus EVD catheter

13:15-14:45pm Parallel Workshop

Group 1 (Module 3): Brainlab/ICP

Group 2 (Module 2): Burr holes – incisions, positions, clinical/anatomical rationale – Raney clips – Burr holes (perforator, matchstick burr, Hudson brace, craniotome safety and use)

14:45-15:00pm Coffee break

15:00-16:00pm Both Groups: Ventricular access – anatomy and access positions – EVD insertion/tunnelling – ICP measurement/bolt insertion using twist drill kits

16:00-17:00pm Both Groups: Flaps – Fundamental principles (size, shape, position of incisions/underlying anatomy) – Trauma (flap from burr, scalp flap only, etc) – Methods of cutting flaps – Dural closure/plating

17:00-17:30pm Feedback and certificates

Faculty:
Ms Anna Solth, Consultant Neurosurgeon
Hima Elmadaawai, Neurosurgery SpR
Gadoura Fadellala, Neurosurgery SpR
Pankaj Nanda, Neurosurgery SpR
Ribhav Parischa, Neurosurgery SpR
Venetia Giannakaki, Neurosurgery SpR