WFNS April 2020 Newsletter



The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)
Newsletter April 2020
Message from the
Editor
The vast majority of media these days concerns the COVID-19 pandemic – and the April issue of the Newsletter opens with the letter from President Franco Servadei and Committees Chair David Adelson that was posted on the WFNS website March 5. This updates their previous letter (included in the February Newsletter) extending the prohibition of WFNS-sponsored in-person courses and conferences through July 31...

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Statements
WFNS President’s message: Covid-19 Virus

Because of the Coronavirus/ COVID-19 threat, we feel that we should not organize/support worldwide meetings with the WFNS Logo until at least July 31. At the moment the disease is spreading throughout many areas of the World outside China including Europe, Korea, Iran and many other countries.

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Statements
Twinning of Neurosurgical Educational Programs to Address Resident Future Needs in Global Neurosurgery

Serious discrepancies exist in the distribution of all healthcare throughout the world, especially between that of high-income countries (HIC) and those of low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). There are many ways to address these needs and, historically, many successful and unsuccessful attempts have taken place.

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The Twinning programs for the Residents in the C – CNS – ECSAR Reference Training Site

The Consortium of Collaborative Sites of Neurosurgical Training in the East, Central and Southern African region (C – CNS - ECSAR) has become a very prominent training initiative within the ECSA region.

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Statements
Global Neurosurgery Twinning: Duke Global Neurosurgery and Neurology’s experience in Uganda

DGNN was established on the foundation of partnerships with incredible determination and drive from the local team. We cannot write an article like this one without acknowledging each and every person who has contributed over the years.

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The University of Cambridge – Lusaka, Zambia Twinning Program

Since summer 2017, there has been a teaching, capacity building and research collaboration between the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom led by Mr Rikin Trivedi (Consultant Neurosurgeon) and the University Teaching Hospital and Levy Mwanawasa Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia, led by Dr Kachinga Sichizya (Consultant Neurosurgeon), Dr Laston Chikoya (Consultant Neurosurgeon), Dr Humphrey Kunda (Consultant Neurosurgeon) and Dr Brian Sonkwe (Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon).

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Statements
The “Twinning” Concept: Building Healthcare Capacity in Pediatric Neurosurgery in Ukraine

Global health has gained increased attention over the last decade, and there has been considerable growth in the concept of program “twinning”. This concept of building partnerships between academic institutions in high-income countries (HICs), and hospitals/academic institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) aims to overcome discrepancies in quality of patient care, workforce education, and surgical capacity building.

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Statements
The Twinning program between Henry Ford Hospital and North Okkalappa General Hospital

The program began in 2013 when under the auspices of the Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery (FIENS) and I volunteered for two weeks at Yangon General Hospital (YGH). At the time we were located at Yangon General Hospital and during this first visit I became acquainted with the neurosurgery residents and the directors of the neurosurgery service, Drs. Win Myaing and Kyi Hlaing, operated on patients, gave lectures and teaching session to the neurosurgery residents and shared leisure time around Yangon.

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The Swiss–Myanmar Twinning Project for Neurosurgery

Myanmar, a Southeast Asian country, which is home to more than 50 million people from over 100 ethnic groups, saw its surgical capacity curtailed during its years of political isolation.

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The Cambridge-Yangon Trauma Intervention Project

The Cambridge-Yangon Trauma Intervention Project (CYTIP) has run since 2015, supported predominantly through UK Aid and administered by Cambridge Global Health Partnerships.

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Statements Joint Meeting of International Conference on Recent Advances in Neurotraumatology [ICRAN] 29th Annual Conference of Neurotrauma Society of India [NTSI]

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Statements Ethics and Neurosurgery

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Statements EANS Belgrade

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Statements 3rd MANS Congress 2020

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Statements WFNS 2020 International Symposium Pakistan

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Statements XXXIX LATIN AMERICAN CONGRESS OF NEUROSURGERY CLAN

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Statements 5th ISMINS CONGRESS

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Statements 3RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE NOBEL INSTITUTE OF NEUROSCIENCES and AASNS NEUROTRAUMA MEETING

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Statements 6TH ANNUAL MEETING of Serbian Neurosurgical Society with international participation

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Upcoming Events
20
Aug 2020
ICRAN-NTSI 2020

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27
Oct 2020
3rd MANS Congress 2020

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14
Nov 2020
XXXIX Latin American Congress of Neurosurgery | XXXIX Congreso Latinoamericano de Neurocirugía (CLAN Guayaquil 2020)

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29
Aug 2021
XVII WFNS WORLD CONGRESS OF NEUROSURGERY

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