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19th November 2016

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow, 232 – 242 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RJ

Our fourth annual conference, which is intended for junior members and students of the medical profession, aims to promote the neurological fields and, in particular, the specialist aspect of neurosurgery. It will highlight research and development in this area in order to encourage students to consider a future career in neurosurgery and to offer the opportunity to interact with those already practicing or in-training. There will be a serious of talks and workshops from leading neurosurgeons on a range of neurosurgical specialties, including Ms Helen Fernandes, Mr Jay Jayamohan, Professor Henry Brem, Professor Charles Teo and Professor Sergio Canavero. The conference will take place in the main hall but, due to the popularity of this conference, an adjacent room will be set up with live streaming equipment in order to allow delegates to watch the conference live via a web-link.

Students and junior doctors are also encouraged to submit abstracts based on their own work and research. Submissions will be reviewed by a local sub-committee who will then select a certain number to be presented as posters and judged on the day by faculty to determine an overall winner.

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Faculty / Speakers:
Professor Henry Brem is director of neurosurgery and the Harvey Cushing Professor of Neurosurgery at John Hopkins, USA, and was recently voted Physician of the Year for Clinical Excellence. His interests include tumours and new clinical treatments, including brain tumour vaccines and developing methods of direct delivery of chemotherapy to the brain, plus the use of computer navigation systems during surgery. Professor Brem will give the keynote lecture at the 2016 Conference.

Mr Jay Jayamohan is a consultant paediatric neurosurgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, with a special interest in tumours, Chiari malformation, hydrocephalus, spina bifida, spasticity, and craniofacial surgery. He also has extensive experience as an expert witness in cases concerning alleged non-accidental injury of babies and child abuse. Mr Jayamohan’s work was also the subject of the acclaimed BBC documentary “The Brain Doctors.”

Professor Charlie Teo, Director of Paediatric Neurosurgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia and one of the world’s leading neurosurgeons, will be giving the paediatric neurosurgery keynote lecture at the Glasgow Neuro 2016 conference.

Ms Helen Fernandes is a consultant neurosurgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, and was the first female surgeon to be appointed there. Her interests include spinal surgery and paediatric neurosurgery, specifically spinal bifida, hydrocephalus, brain and spinal injury and tumours, and is a medical advisor to the Association of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Ms Fernandes also chaired Women in Surgery England for 6 years and was awarded the Greg Wilkins-Barrick Chair visiting international surgeon award in 2013.

Professor Sergio Canavero, Director of the Turin Advanced Neuro-Modulation Group in Italy will discuss with a UK audience his exciting proposal to perform the world's first head transplant and the controversies and barriers needed to overcome for this to become a reality.

Event Fee:
Students: £12.00
Foundation Year 1 & 2 : £15.00
Registrar / Consultant : £20.00

Lunch and refreshments are provided as part of the ticket price

Conference Registration opens : 16th October 2016 12:00
Abstract Submission opens : 27th June 2016 09:00
Abstract Submission closes : 9th October 2016 00:00

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