Ultrasound Training
in Neurosurgery
Second Edition
Barcelona, Spain - 25th of March 2022

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The course

There is a growing interest in intraoperative images in the neurosurgery field. In Neuro-Oncology this interest becomes a necessity to evaluate the grade of resection and the possibility of residual tumor.

In this aspect, neuronavigated ultrasound is an excellent tool because having a very high-quality image, quick acquisition (you do not need to stop the surgery to use it), cost-effectiveness, portability, and reproducibility (as many times as you need).

However, sometimes neurosurgeons do not use ultrasound because there is a learning curve to the spatial orientation and interpretation of images. The reason for this course, eminently practical, is teaching the necessary skills to use intraoperative ultrasound in Neuro-Oncology.

The main difference between this course and other ones related to ultrasound is that not only it provides the participants with the theoretical knowledge, but specially highlights the practical side of it.

This is achieved thanks to the expert faculty invited for a maximum number of 20 participants. Moreover, the attendants will have at their disposal a few ultrasound equipments and practical phantoms which will allow them to train image orientation and interpretation.

Objectives

  • Enhance the understanding of the basic principles of ultrasound.

  • Apply these principles to the reduction of common artifacts and the improvement of high-quality diagnostic ultrasound images.

  • Orientation in neuronavigated ultrasound.

  • Differentiation between the most common subtypes of brain tumors.

  • Coregistration of images (MRI-US…), tractography and segmentation in neuronavigated ultrasound.

  • Evaluation of residual tumor in the operating room.

  • Application of ultrasound contrast and elastography in brain tumors.

  • Guided puncture with neuronavigated ultrasound (biopsies, ventricular punctures (slid ventricles),...).

Speakers

COURSE DIRECTOR
Cristian De Quintana

CRISTIAN DE QUINTANA

Neurosurgeon

H.U. Santa Creu i Sant Pau

Barcelona, Spain

GUEST SPEAKERS
Geirmund Unsgård

GEIRMUND UNSGÅRD

Neurosurgeon

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Trondheim, Norway

Francesco DiMeco

FRANCESCO DIMECO

Neurosurgeon

Fondazione I.R.C.C.S.

Instituto Neurológico Carlos Besta

Milan, Italy

Aliasgar Moiyadi

ALIASGAR MOIYADI

Neurosurgeon

Tata Memorial Centre

Bombai, India

Llewellyn  Padayachy

LLEWELLYN PADAYACHY

Neurosurgeon

University of Pretoria

Cape Town, South Africa

Francesco Prada

FRANCESCO PRADA

Neurosurgeon

Focused Ultrasound Foundation

Charlottesville, VA, USA

Alessandro Perin

ALESSANDRO PERIN

Neurosurgeon

Fondazione I.R.C.C.S.

Instituto Neurológico Carlos Besta

Milan, Italy

Juan Ángel Aibar

JUAN ÁNGEL AIBAR DURÁN

Neurosurgeon

H.U. Santa Creu i Sant Pau

Barcelona, Spain

Program
25th of March 2022

09:00 - 09:15

Introduction of the course.
Dr. De Quintana. "H.U. Santa Creu i Sant Pau"

09:15 - 09:45

Mastering ioUS - Skill required - practical guidelines.
Dr. Moiyadi

09:45 - 10:15

2D ultrasound in resection of brain tumours (image interpretations, anatomical landmarks)
Dr. DiMeco

10:15 - 10:30

Live Surgery (introduction)

10:30 - 11:00

Neuronavigated ultrasound in Neuro-Oncology
Dr. Aibar

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 12:00

Experiences from everyday use of navigated 3D US in brain tumor surgeries
(tricks and tips, use in LGG)

Dr. Unsgård

12:00 - 13:00

Live Surgery (resection)

13:00 - 13:30

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound, elastography
Dr. Prada

13:30 - 14:00

Ultrasound guidance in hydrochepalus, endoscopy and Chiari I decompression
Dr. Padayachy

14:00 - 14:15

Q&A

14:15 - 15:00

Lunch

15:00 - 17:00

Hands-on with phantoms and simulation (5 workstations)
  • a) Module 1: Setup US Machine
  • b) Module 2: Virtual simulation (US)
  • c) Module 3: Special US skills
  • d) Module 4: Resection control and artefact avoidance
  • e) Module 5: Neuronavigated ultrasound / Practical cases

Fees & Registration

Limited places! Registrations on first come first-served basis
Until February 13, 2022
From February 14, 2022
REGULAR FEE
500 €
600 €
EANS Member
450 €
540 €
*Members of the EANS will get a 10% discount on the prices

*Please note that it is necessary to register in advance on the online simulation platform NeuroStream Academy in order to participate and fully enjoy the simulation session on ioUS.
This is the link https://neurostream.academy/auth/register

It is also necessary to bring your own laptop and smartphone in order to simulate ioUS during the course.

*NOTE ON COVID-19

Formedika is continuously monitoring the situation related to COVID-19 in order to avoid the interruption of planned events. However, taking into account the current situation, Formedika cannot exclude the possibility that the scheduled courses or congresses are postponed, canceled or interrupted due to external causes. Formedika strives to duly notify the news that may be in this regard, but recommends that you ensure that the trips and accommodation you reserve are refundable, since it will not be responsible for the expenses incurred by the assistant in case of change, modification or cancellation.
More information and registration at Formedika´s site.
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Venue

You can see here the location of the course.
Sala Polivalente
H.U. Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Barcelona

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