First of all, regarding the several disasters in Indonesia, I would like to offer my sincere condolences for victims and their families and I hope injured persons will get well very soon.
The course focused on the anatomy of, and surgical approaches to, the thoracic spine. Eleven lectures were presented by faculty during two days, including anatomy of the spine and spinal cord, biomechanics, electrophysiological studies, fixation techniques, thoracic discectomy, osteotomies, and principles of kyphosis and scoliosis correction.
The SALV (suicide, accidents, legal implications, and violence) Symposium, held at the Hotel Braston in São Paulo, addressed medical, social, psychological, legal, and public issues to develop solutions to reduce violence against children and adolescents. The knowledge of social disparities, family needs, and multiple causes of violence provided information on how multidisciplinary teams can change the lives of victims of violence.
The conference theme was to discuss various aspects of complications (anticipation/prevention and management) encountered by participating neurosurgeons in different sub-specialties of neurosurgery.
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