WFNS Newsletter February 2018



The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)
Newsletter February 2018
Message from the
Editor
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”

Trauma results in death for more than 5 million people worldwide annually. Although natural disasters are the most common form of trauma death in low income countries, for the rest of the world road traffic accidents, falls, drownings and other potentially avoidable types of trauma are by far the most common etiologies for trauma death. In the United States, trauma accounts for roughly half of all deaths in people less than 46 years of age, with a cost to the country of roughly $700 billion annually.

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Statements
ThinkFirst: Programs and Methods for Injury Prevention

The ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation was founded by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons in 1986 to bring awareness to high incidence of traumatic injuries through community outreach programs.

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Statements Prevention of Traumatic Brain Injury In Brazil – The Pense Bem (“Think Well”) Program of Brazilian Society of Neurosurgery

Each year in Brazil, about 50.000 people lose their lives and 150.000 become invalids due to road traffic accidents. The cost for neurotrauma treatment and rehabilitation on both public and private Brazilian institutions reaches nearly $US2.8 billion dollars each year.

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Statements Efforts For Prevention Of Neurotrauma In Peshawar, Pakistan

There has always been a mismatch in the resources available to treat neurotrauma and the large numbers of neurotrauma patients in Pakistan. Plus there is the unnecessary anguish and suffering of family members - from something that could have been easily prevented in many cases.

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Reports Report on the International Consensus Meeting on the Role of Decompressive Craniectomy in the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury

The International Consensus Meeting on the Role of Decompressive Craniectomy in the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury took place in Cambridge, UK on the 28th and the 29th September 2017.

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Reports International Symposium on Spine Surgery and Neuro-Oncology

With great success and under the auspices of the Colombian Association of Neurosurgery (ACNCX) and the Colombia Chapter of the WFNS Spine Committee, the International Symposium on Spine Surgery and Neuro-Oncology was held in Pereira city in Colombia, during the days 23, 24 and 25 of November 2017.

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Reports Intraoperative Neurophysiology in Neurosurgery Symposium

Intraoperative Neurophysiology (ION) represents the quintessence of modern Neurosurgery, expanding the traditional concept of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery towards the broader view of neurophysiology-assisted Neurosurgery. It is, undoubtedly, an emerging field within Neurosurgery.

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Reports Live surgery seminar in Viet Duc University Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam

The WFNS Foundation Hanoi Live Surgery Seminar was held from 15th to 17th December 2017, in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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Reports KARACHI SPINE: Pain and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Workshop

The Department of Neurosurgery, Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College, in collaboration with World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, World Spinal Column Society, Middle East Spine Society, Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons, organized the three-day Pain and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery workshop from December 15 to 17, 2017.

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Upcoming Events
23
Mar 2018
The Third WFNS Foundation Rabat Live Surgery Seminar for Young African Neurosurgeons
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11
Apr 2018
SBNS (Society of British Neurological Surgeons) Spring Meeting – TORQUAY
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15
Apr 2018
12th Annual Meeting of the Saudi Association of Neurological Surgery & 8th Neurosurgery Update Conference (SANS 2018)
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20
Jun 2018
International Conference on Recent Advances on Neurotraumatology (ICRAN 2018)
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16
Aug 2018
WFNS Symposia 2018 Kuala Lumpur

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9
Sep 2019
WFNS 2019 Interim Meeting

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