London Neuroscience Academy - Neuromonitoring & Mapping International Course 2018

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The London Neuromonitoring and Mapping International Course was held on the 23rd and 24th of November 2018. It was London Neuroscience Academy’s third time running this two day course and it was a success. It provides the attendees with a unique approach whereby both the neurophysiologist and the neurosurgeon deliver the teaching side-by-side giving a realistic environment and extensive knowledge into the daily workings of the operating theatre. 

The first day (Basic Course) provided delegates with knowledge on the principles of intraoperative neuromonitoring and brain and spinal cord mapping. The neurophysiological principles and the clinical interpretation of MEPs, SSEPs, D-WAVES, VEPs, EEG and EcoG was analysed. Principles and techniques of direct electrical stimulation for brain and spinal cord mapping will be discussed. The setup for intraoperative neuromonitoring was be shown and hands-on demonstrations with the intraoperative neuromonitoring equipment was most definitely available. Anaesthetic considerations for intraoperative neuromonitoring was also discussed. 

The second day (Advanced Course) demonstrated how to perform intraoperative neuromonitoring and direct mapping in Spine Surgery, Brainstem Surgery and Brain Surgery. Each section included the anatomy, the physiology and the pathophysiology and the different intraoperative neuromonitoring techniques necessary to tailor neurophysiological strategies to each patient. Case studies showed and hands-on demonstration on different intraoperative neuromonitoring equipment will be available. 

The advanced course also covered cortical and sub-cortical brain mapping techniques for motor, language and higher order functions and their correlation with the extra-operative mapping with Transmagnetic Stimulation.

London Neuroscience Academy are certain that the social opportunities in London and the highly educational content of the course will make your experience unforgettable and truly worthwhile.