Welcome to the unique event in Romania – The Neurosurgical Masterclass!
Reaching its eight edition, this year’s Neurosurgical Masterclass will mainly focus on the extensive topic of „Pediatric Neurosurgery”.
The practice of pediatric neurosurgery is one of the most remarkable and rewarding endeavors in all of medicine. The ability to help alleviate suffering and restore health to an ailing, sometimes gravely stricken child, is an extraordinary privilege granted to a limited few. It is this special privilege that makes the many arduous years of training in pediatric neurosurgery bearable.
Pediatric neurosurgery is a difficult field. Surgical disorders of the developing nervous system are often complex and present exceptional challenges to the pediatric neurosurgeon, who must learn to master a broad field, in depth, over a limited time. It is essential for the pediatric neurosurgeon to acquire a detailed understanding of a vast amount of specialized anatomy, pathology, and pathophysiology, that is constantly changing throughout childhood. The explosion of knowledge in the last decade about the molecular and genetic bases for neurosurgical disorders is overwhelming and will form the basis for more effective, tailored treatments for patients. At the same time, advances in neurodiagnostic imaging and improvements in surgical instrumentation are occurring at a rapid pace. The field is becoming so complex that it is sometimes difficult to comprehend.
The course will contain fundamental information – from essential anatomy and physiology, to neurosurgery basics of patient positioning and usual approaches. The theoretical lectures delivered by our elite invited speakers will cover many topics including disorders of cerebrospinal fluid dynamics, congenital cranial and spinal malformations, tumors, vascular congenital and acquired disorders and neuroanesthetic considerations.
In addition to the theoretical part, participants will be able to engage in one of our workshops: „Live Surgery” – performed by professor Ioan Ștefan Florian, „Introduction to Microsurgery” – under the guidance of doctor Victor Volovici and the Students’ Surgical Society from Romania, “Basic Surgical Skills” or “Neuroanatomical Dissection”.
One major key to success, we believe, is learning from masters’ experiences to improve our own abilities. Surgical judgment develops over time. Practitioners learn much from their own mistakes and from the mistakes of others. Elite performance is the result of patience, practice, and perseverance.
Caring for the pediatric patient requires doctors who understand the specific challenges and possess specialized knowledge. A solid knowledge base of not only diseases, but also developmental milestones, is critical in the delivery of care to these young patients and their families.
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Location and Date
“Iuliu Hațieganu” Auditorium
23 Gheorghe Marinescu Street, Cluj-Napoca
February 28 – March 1, 2020
Scientific presentations will be held in English.
Continuous Medical Education
The 8th Neurosurgical Masterclass: Pediatric Neurosurgery will be credited with CME points by the Romanian Medical College.
Certificate of attendance
Each participant will receive a Certificate of attendance, which can be picked-up from the Info Desk on 1st of March.
The event’s Secretariat Desk will be located at the “Iuliu Hațieganu” Auditorium (no. 23 Gheorghe Marinescu Street, Cluj-Napoca)
The working schedule is:
- Friday, February 28, 2020: 16:00 – 20:00
- Saturday, February 29, 2020: 08:00 – 18:00
- Sunday, March 1, 2020, 08:00 – 17:30
Each participant will receive a Program Handbook from the Secretariat Desk.
The Program Handbook includes course and partners materials.
Participants are requested to wear their badges at all times while inside the congress center.
Internet access will be available by the wireless connection available at the location.
Internet password will be available at the Secretariat.
For access in the course’s room you will be using the badge which you will receive after registering at the Secretariat. Participants will choose their seats on “first come, first serve” basis. Therefore, we recommend to plan for an early arrival at the premises.
Photography and recording during the course are prohibited without written permission from the event Media Coordinator, whom you can contact at the Secretariat.
Participants will serve the coffee breaks/lunch in the designated spaces, as detailed in the Program Handbook.
The electricity in Romania runs on 230 volts and the frequency is 50 Hz. Plugs have two round pins. A plug adaptor will be required if incompatible electronic devices are used.
Drugs and first aid
A wide range of non-prescription drugs are readily available at local pharmacies. For other medication you will need a prescription signed by a registered Romanian doctor. In case of emergency please call the 112 emergency number.
Liability and insurance
The congress operator will not assume responsibility for injury and/or damage involving persons or property during the event. All participants are advised to prevent/avoid any injury/ loss.
Lost and found
Lost property can be taken at the Info Stand. To report a lost item please contact the Info Stand.
Mobile phones must be switched off during all sessions.
Smoking is allowed only in designated areas.
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