Scientific program

17:00 - 21:00Microsurgical Workshop
Stud. Elisa Marziali
Center for Experimental Medicine and Practical Skills (UMF Biobase, no. 6, Louis Pasteur Str., next to MedFuture building)
*limited number of places, available only with pre-registration*
08:00 - 10:00Eye-Tracking Workshop
Emanuel Ștefănescu, MD, Olivia Verișezan Roșu, MD
RoNeuro Center for Research and Diagnosis of Neurological Diseases, no. 37, Mircea Eliade Str.
08:00 - 10:00Pathology Workshop
Sergiu Șușman, MD PhD
IMOGEN Research Center, no. 43, Victor Babeș Str.
08:30 - 11:30Live Surgery
Ioan Ștefan Florian, MD PhD
Neurosurgery Clinic Library, Pavilion 7, no. 43, Victor Babeș Str.
09:00 - 10:00NextAR
Ronda Medical
Modern Languages building, Room 8B, UMF Iuliu Hațieganu, no. 4-6 Louis Pasteur Str.
10:00 - 12:30Genomics Hands-On
Ioana Berindan Neagoe, MD PhD
Functional Genomics, Biomedicine and Translational Medicine Research Center, no. 23, Gh. Marinescu Str.
10:30 - 14:30White Matter Dissection
Raluca Pașcalău, MD PhD stud.
Center for Experimental Medicine and Practical Skills (UMF Biobase, no. 6, Louis Pasteur Str., next to MedFuture building)
10:30 - 14:30Microsurgical Workshop
Stud. Elisa Marziali
Center for Experimental Medicine and Practical Skills (UMF Biobase, no. 6, Louis Pasteur Str., next to MedFuture building)
12:00 - 14:00Neurological Exam
Enola Maer, MD PhD stud.
Modern Languages building, Room 8B, UMF Iuliu Hațieganu, no. 4-6 Louis Pasteur Str.
13:00 - 13:20Opening Ceremony
13:20 - 15:40General Session
Moderators: Stud. Dragoș-Nelu Font & Ioan Ștefan Florian, MD PhD
13:20 - 13:40Innovation and Research in Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Lukas Rasulić, MD PhD
13:40 - 14:00Advances in Neuro-oncological Surgery
Akyoldas Goktug, MD
14:00 - 14:20Cranial neuralgias
Tomislav Sajko, MD PhD
14:20 - 14:40Cerebral Organoids and Assembloids as a Model in Neurosurgical Research
Stud. Dragoș-Nelu Font
14:40 - 15:00NextAR Augumented Reality Surgical Platform
Andrei Farcaș, MD
Organized with the support of Ronda Medical
15:00 - 15:20Microneurosurgical training- from the lab to the OR
Jon Olabe Goxencia, MD PhD
15:20 - 16:00Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:40General Vascular Session
Moderators: Nikolay Velinov, MD PhD & Jon Olabe Goxencia, MD PhD
16:00 - 16:20Experimental Microsurgical Studies and What They Mean to Neurosurgery
Stud. Alexandra Călăuz
16:20 - 16:40Role of the neurosurgeon in the acute treatment of stroke
Nikolay Velinov, MD PhD
16:40 - 17:00Extra - intra cranial bypass, the art of vascular construction
Jon Olabe Goxencia, MD PhD
17:00 - 17:20Organization of a stroke unit, challenges and strategies to reduce door to needle time
Nikolay Velinov, MD PhD
17:20 - 17:40Sculpting Skulls with 3D printing
Bon Verweij, MD PhD
17:40 - 18:00NEUROQUIZ
20:00Networking Cocktail - HillHouse Lounge
*available only with pre-registration
09:00 - 11:20Spine Innovations Session
Moderators: Tomislav Sajko, MD PhD & Andreas Demetriades, MD PhD
09:00 - 09:20Brain-machine interfaces
Vlad Pădurean, MD PhD stud.
09:20 - 09:40Intraoperative assessment of motor system integrity: A functional approach to modern Neurosurgery
Francesco Sala, MD PhD - online presentation
09:40 - 10:00Minimally invasive spine surgery in the era of technology
George Ungureanu, MD PhD
10:00 - 10:20Is there resource wastage in spinal research?
Andreas Demetriades, MD PhD
10:20 - 10:40Minimally invasive surgery of lumbar disc herniations
Ante Subašić, MD
10:40 - 11:00Robotic spine surgery: pearls and pitfalls
Marisa Gandia, MD PhD - online presentation
11:00 - 11:20The "banana splitting DREZotomy": an atraumatic method to improve pain relief after dorsal root entry zone lesioning in brachial plexus injuries
Stefano Ferraresi, MD PhD - online presentation
11:20 - 11:50Coffee Break
11:50 - 13:20Vascular - Malformations Session
Moderators: Sándor Nardai, MD PhD & Jon Olabe Goxencia, MD PhD
11:50 - 12:10The Role of microRNAs in the formation of AVMs
Ioan Alexandru Florian, MD PhD
12:10 - 12:30Innovations in endovascular neurosurgery
Sándor Nardai, MD PhD
12:30 - 12:50Optimal Time to Treat Ruptured AVMs
Ioan Ștefan Florian, MD PhD
12:50 - 13:10Creativity in microsurgical treatment of aneurysms and AVMs
Victor Volovici, MD PhD - online presentation
13:10 - 13:30Microsurgical treatment of paraclinoid aneurysms
Jon Olabe Goxencia, MD PhD
13:30 - 14:20Lunch Break
14:20 - 15:40Varia Session
Moderators: Ihsan Solaroğlu, MD PhD & Andreas Demetriades, MD PhD
14:20 - 14:40Virtual Reality and its uses in Neuroscience
Stud. Mihail Tănăsescu
14:40 - 15:00Imagistic Considerations in Brain Death
Laura Popovici, MD
15:00 - 15:20Virtual Reality: a Gateway to Neurorehabilitation
Irina Vlad, MD
15:20 - 15:40How to start your career in neurosurgery and neurosurgical research
Cristina Aldea, MD PhD stud.
15:40 - 16:00Science in Neurosurgery: Necessity or Redundancy?
Andreas Demetriades, MD PhD
16:00 - 16:30Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:20Oncologic Session
Moderators: Bon Verweij, MD PhD & Ioan Ștefan Florian, MD PhD
16:30 - 16:50Brainstem Tumors – From a Forbidden Area to Daily Practice
Ioan Ștefan Florian, MD PhD
16:50 - 17:10Smart operating rooms: where we are and what’s coming
Marisa Gandia, MD PhD - online presentation
17:10 - 17:40From bedside to the bench and back to the bedside
Ihsan Solaroğlu, MD PhD
17:40 - 18:00Beyond Scalpels - Exploring Innovation and Research in Neurosurgery
Torstein Meling, MD PhD - online presentation
18:00 - 18:20Exploring the Horizon: Can we accelerate surgical training, minimize complications, and maximize efficiency using 3D printing, AR/VR, haptic feedback, and AI?
Bon Verweij, MD PhD
18:20 - 18:40Translational Research in Neurosurgery
Ishan Solaroğlu, MD PhD
09:00 - 10:30 Case Presentations - Session I
09:00 - 09:10Telovelar versus Transvermian Approach: A Case Report of Microsurgical Resection of a 4th Ventricle Epidermoid Cyst and Literature Review
Stud. Alexandru Necula (Cluj-Napoca)
09:10 - 09:20Overestimating the effectiveness of antibiotics: A case study of infectious discitis
Stud. Eduard Marin (Cluj-Napoca)
09:20 - 09:30IRRAflow: game-changing innovation in intracranial CSF drainage – case presentation and literature review
Mihai - Stelian Moreanu, MD (Bucharest)
09:30 - 09:40 Intraoperative neuromonitoring in cerebellopontine angle tumors – present state and future frontiers
Stud. Răzvan Robu (Tg. Mureș)
09:40 - 09:50Supratentorial anaplastic ependymoma following internal posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in a pediatric patient
Stud. Iancu - Ionuț Harghel (Bucharest)
09:50 - 10:00Undiagnosed adenocarcinoma with metastatic onset at the level of the clivus
Stud. Eliza Chiriac (Iași)
10:00 - 10:10Large asymptomatic cerebellar tumor
Stud. Ruxandra - Andreea Zaprațan (Iași)
10:10 - 10:20Challenges in Early Patient Care Following Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Stud. Aleksa Micic (Belgrade)
10:20 - 10:30Deciphering Foramen Magnum Meningiomas: A Nexus of Neurosurgical Challenges
Stud. Alaa Moustafa (Cluj-Napoca)
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30Case Presentations - Session II
11:00 - 11:10The Management of a Right Parietal Lobe AVM
Stud. Cristina Elena Voicu (Bucharest)
11:10 - 11:20Surgical Management of Ruptured MCA Aneurysm with Intraparenchymal Hematoma – a Case Report
Stud. Irina Pana (Bucharest)
11:20 - 11:30Multicentric Glioblastoma can be tamed - a case presentation
Bogdan Voinea, MD (Cluj-Napoca)
11:30 - 11:40Cranio-Spinal Junction Secretory Meningioma – Case Report
Stud. David - Andrei Papuc (Bucharest)
11:40 - 11:50Advancements in Virtual Reality for Neurosurgical Training
Stud. Ioan Zahiu (Bucharest)
11:50 - 12:00Right internal carotid aneurysm's carousel - a case presentation
Andrei Ilie, MD (Cluj-Napoca)
12:00 - 12:10Aneurysm or meningioma: which one should be treated first? Case report and literature review
Stud. Robert - Alexandru Filimon (Cluj-Napoca)
12:10 - 12:20Intracranial epidermoid cysts- a case about teaching
Alessandra Ariana Spinean, MD (Cluj-Napoca)
12:20 - 12:30Single-Stage Surgical Approach for Large Pituitary Adenoma and Intraventricular Cyst: A Case Report
Stud. Alina Botezatu (Cluj-Napoca)
12:30 - 12:40 Navigating the Anterior Cranial Fossa: Surgical Management of Olfactory Groove Meningioma
Stud. Miriana Dorobantu (Cluj-Napoca)
12:40 - 12:45Break
12:45 - 13:00Awards and Closing Ceremony