Congress of Neurological Surgeons Partners with Sixth Annual World Course in Advanced Brain Tumour Surgery in London

Schaumburg, Ill., April 10, 2017—The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Sixth Annual World Course in Advanced Brain Tumour Surgery, held June 7–11 in London, United Kingdom. This partnership works to support the global neurosurgical community in both established and developing countries through discounted admission and charitable donation to the CNS Foundation.

The CNS Initiative in Developing Countries provides the opportunity for neurosurgeons practicing in under-represented areas to attend Sixth Annual World Course in Advanced Brain Tumour Surgery at a 50 percent discount. Additionally, all CNS members are welcome to attend the course at a 10 percent discount, with a portion of his or her registration fee donated back to the CNS Foundation.

The course features five live surgeries performed by the global masters of neurosurgery, broadcast from USA, Germany, Italy, and China. Attendees will see live surgeries from multiple angles, giving the viewer a full understanding of the procedure typically unattainable simply as a participant in the operating room. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the expert surgeons in person the following day. The program also includes three awake craniotomies, nine hours of 3D anatomy shows, six hands-on practical workshops (including a Gliolan-5-ALA certification workshop), and 14 Masters Seminars.

Course Directors Dr. George Samandouras and Dr. Mitchel Berger are internationally recognized leaders in neurological surgery and they developed an intensive and educational program to bring the latest in technology, science, and technique to surgeons across the globe.

Leading neurosurgical experts from Europe, Asia, South America, and the United States will serve as faculty of the course. Attendees will “Meet the Masters,” as highly renowned neurosurgeons such as Dr. Hugues Duffau, Dr. Costas Hadjipanayis, Dr. Jinsong Wu, amongst many more specialists in anatomy, technique, oncology, and technology and research, will be sharing their insight and expertise. A full list of faculty is available online.

This year, they will host an Abstract Centre for the first time. The abstract submissions centre is now open. Submit your original, unpublished science related to neuro-oncology for oral presentation. Selected abstracts will be published in the Journal of Neuro-Oncology.

“Partnering with the CNS felt like a natural choice,” said Dr. Samandouras, Course Director and consultant neurosurgeon at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square. “With its reputation as a global leader in education, our coursework directly relates to CNS’s mission to not only educate, but provide access to quality training for neurosurgeons in every corner of the world.”

The course will be held at the historic and state-of-the-art Princess Anne Theatre, the renowned home of the BAFTAs. Read the program and contact the CNS at 847.240.2500 for your discount code prior to registering today.

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About the Congress of Neurological Surgeons

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is the global leader in neurosurgical education, serving to promote health by advancing neurosurgery through innovation and excellence in education. The CNS provides leadership in neurosurgery by inspiring and facilitating scientific discovery and its translation into clinical practice. The CNS maintains the vitality of the profession through volunteer efforts of its members and the development of leadership in service to the public, to colleagues in other disciplines, and to neurosurgeons throughout the world in all stages of their professional lives. For more information, visit cns.org.

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