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ASiT Core Skills in Neurosurgery: Pre-Conference Course

ASiT Core Skills in 

Neurosurgery

Pre-Conference Course

 

Course Convenor: Joseph Merola and Cathal Hannan

Contacts: merola.joe@gmail.com and cathalhannan@icloud.com

Target audience: medical students, foundation doctors and core trainees

Please note this course cannot be booked as a standalone course. To be eligible to attend, you must register for the ASiT Annual Conference 2022.

Course Format:

Find out what it really takes to become a neurosurgeon! This course aims to provide you with an overview of the life of a neurosurgeon and information around the competitive application process and allow you to develop some hands-on practical skills including burr holes, craniotomies and laminectomies. Spaces are limited so make sure you book early to not miss out. The breadth of the speciality will be covered, with teaching sessions on cranial and spinal emergencies and the opportunity to ask the course faculty questions, and the course will conclude with a quiz on some of the topics covered.

Course Programme (subject to change):

  • 09:00 Welcome and introductions
  • 09:15 A day in the life of a neurosurgical trainee
  • 09:30 The neurosurgery application process
  • 10:30 Break
  • 11:00 Overview of cranial emergencies
  • 12:00 Practical session – burr holes/craniotomy
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Overview of spinal emergencies
  • 15:00 Practical session – laminectomy
  • 16:00 An introduction to academia in neurosurgery
  • 16:30 Neurosurgery Quiz
P&J Live, The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA), Aberdeen, AB21 9FX
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£90
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