Neurology

Neurology: Basic Neurosurgery

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Bern/ Switzerland

17.06.2024 – 21.06.2024

EURO 3.950.-*

EURO 3.850.-*(early registration deadline: 14.01.2024)

* eLibrary access is included in the course fee

Total hours: 40
ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): TBA
ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

Program Director/Principal Course Master:

Prof. Veronika Stein (DECVN, CH)

Course Masters:

Dr. Arianna Maiolini (CH)
Prof. Dr. Frank Forterre (CH)
Dr. Guillaume Dutil (CH)
Dr. Fabiana Graciolli-Tomazi (CH)
Dr. Ulrike van der Pol (CH)

Course Overview

Learning outcomes:

The course participant is able to…

  • Identify the indications for hemi-/minihemilaminectomy +/- fenestration
    • Ventral slot
    • Dorsal laminectomy (LS)
    • CSF puncture
    • Muscle and nerve biopsies
  • List complications of the above mentioned procedures and recount how to avoid them
  • Describe the procedures for the above described surgical approaches
  • Operate the surgical approaches of the above mentioned surgical procedures
  • Critically reflect the best approach to the clinical condition of the patient – surgical vs. non-surgical and advise the best surgical procedure for the individual patient
  • Design a treatment plan for the individual patient beyond surgery

Course Program (subject to change)

Monday, 17 June 2024
08:45 – 09:00 Registration and welcome Stein
09:00 – 09:30 Introduction and goals of the course, prep. BYOC Stein
09:30 – 11:00 Hemi-, Minihemilaminectomy and Fenestration – indications, procedures – all you need to know Maiolini
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:15 Common complications in Hemilaminectomies Forterre
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:00 Wet lab: Hemi-, Minihemilaminectomy, Fenestration Maiolini / Forterre / Graciolli-T. / Stein
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00 Wet lab and closing discussions Maiolini / Forterre / Graciolli-T. / Stein
Starting 17:30 Welcome Apéro
Tuesday, 18 June 2024
09:00 – 09:15 Summary of day 1 – Learning objectives for day 2 Stein
09:15 – 11:00 Ventral Slot and Fenestration – indications, procedures – all you need to know Forterre
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:15 Common complications with Ventral Slot Maiolini
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:00 Wet Lab: Ventral Slot +/- Fenestration Maiolini / Forterre / Dutil / van der Pol
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00 Wet lab and closing discussions Maiolini / Forterre / Dutil / van der Pol
Wednesday, 19 June 2024
09:00 – 09:15 Summary of day 2 – Learning objectives for day 3 Stein
09:15 – 11:00 Dorsal laminectomy (lumbosacral) – indications, procedures and complications – all you need to know Forterre
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:15 CSF – procedures and contraindications Stein
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:00 Wet Lab: Dorsal laminectomy (lumbosacral) and CSF puncture Maiolini / Forterre / PK / van der Pol
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00 Wet lab and closing discussions Maiolini / Forterre / PK / van der Pol
19:00 Social Dinner
Thursday, 20 June 2024
09:00 – 09:15 Summary of day 3 – Learning objectives for day 4 Stein
09:15 – 11:00 Muscle and nerve biopsies – indications, procedures, complications – all you need to know Maiolini
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:15 Electrodiagnostics for functional examination of muscle and nerve Stein
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:00 Wet Lab: Muscle and nerve biopsies (Edx) Maiolini / Forterre / Dutil / Graciolli-T.
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00 Wet lab and closing discussion Maiolini / Forterre / Dutil / Graciolli-T.
Friday, 21 June 2024
09:00 – 09:15 Summary of day 4 – Learning objectives for day 5 Stein
09:15 – 10:30 Case-based clinical reasoning – surgical vs. non-surgical approaches Forterre
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:15 Outlook to Neurology courses, Certificate and Master Programs & CASUS, and BYOC Stein
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:00 BYOC + Final discussion Maiolini / Forterre / Dutil / Stein

Course location

Vetsuisse Faculty / University of Berne, Länggasstrasse 124, Bern, Switzerland

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