Leading neurosurgeons train at BSMS

May 17, 2012 at 11:15 AM

BSMS had the honour of hosting a two-day specialist surgical course on skull base approaches in May 2012. The course was part of the 6th International Congress of the World Federation of Skull Base Societies which was held in Brighton in conjunction with the 10th European Skull Base Society Congress.

The course, entitled 'Open vs Endoscopic: a comparison of skull base approaches' was held in the anatomy laboratory in the Medical School building on the University of Sussex campus. Organised by Mr Carl Hardwidge (consultant neurosurgeon at the BSUH Trust), this hands on, practical course was led by top neurosurgeons; Carl Snyderman and Paul Gardner from Pittsburgh and attracted participants and faculty from around the globe.

Professor Evans, Head of Anatomy at BSMS commented:

'It was a delight and real privilege to have this course within the school and was recognition of the national and international profile anatomy at BSMS has achieved in its relatively short life'.

Professor Jon Cohen (Dean at BSMS) and Professor Evans were invited to take part in the platform party at the launch of the main congress and Professor Cohen provided a welcome on behalf of the universities and BSMS. The four-day multi-disciplinary congress; 'Inspiration, Education and Exploration of the future' includes keynote debates on controversial topics, vignettes from skull base pioneers, round table discussions, disease specific expert panels, focus groups on advances in surgical techniques and diagnostic developments and instructional courses by world experts.

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The Anatomy Laboratory at BSMS was opened in 2003 and hosts undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as well as specialist courses and research projects.

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