02 OCT 2017

2nd Neurosurgical Boot Camp

2nd Neurosurgical Boot Camp

The 2nd Neurosurgical Boot Camp

The Department of Neurosurgery, Liaquat National Hospital

Salman Sharif, Noorulain Iqbal

 

The aim of the department of neurosurgery, Liaquat National Hospital is to provide a quality standard of neurosurgical practice that can be taught and followed throughout the country. Keeping the tradition of training the young neurosurgeons of Pakistan, the 2nd Neurosurgical Boot Camp was organized in collaboration with the Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, World Federation of Neurological Societies, International Federation of Neuroendoscopy, Middle East Spine Society, World Spinal Column Society, and Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons. The boot camp was planned with the help of structure provided by the neurosurgical Boot Camp committee of American Association of Neurosurgical Surgeons. The workshop was designed to introduce important principles of neurosurgical care to the young neurosurgeons, which included hands on lab sessions along with lectures on professionalism, communications, and basic procedural skills.

Dr. Aamir Saghir (LNH), started the day with introducing the aims and objective of the neurosurgical boot camp. Dr Mazar Hussain (LNH) taught the young trainees the emergency evaluation and management of hydrocephalus. This was followed by lectures on Emergency assessment of neurotrauma, spine, and cranial and spinal radiology by Dr. Aneela Darbar (AKUH), Prof Douglas Orr (USA), Prof Gregory Trost (USA), respectively. By giving pearls for residency, Prof Salman Sharif (LNH) motivated the young neurosurgeons on professionalism. An overview on subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracranial pressure assessment and management was given by Dr. Azam Ahmed (USA) and Dr. Iype Cherian (Nepal). An interactive talk on Patient Safety and Clinical communications was run by Prof Trost and Prof Orr. Dr. Mohsin Qadeer (PAK), gave a talk on making the incision. Prof. Khalid Mehmood (PAK), and Prof Sait Naderi (Turkey), ended the morning session with case scenario discussions on unstable neurosurgical patients.

After the much needed tea break, the neurosurgical residents were escorted for the hands on lab session on bed side neurosurgical procedures, equipment and craniotomy skills. On the other hand, the medical students continued with more lectures. A clear perception of options in neurosurgery nowadays was given by Prof Trost. This was followed by Prof Azam Ahmed talking about what’s new in Neurosurgery. This small session ended with Dr. Aneela Darbar speaking to the medical students on why neurosurgery.

After the lunch break, the medical students had a hands on lab session for burrhole craniotomy supervised by Prof Iype Cherian. The session on Training the trainees, started off with Prof Zileli (Turkey) talking about its importance. Prof Paulo Periera talked on how to be a good scientist and a teacher. Then a lecture on How to talk effectively, usage of visual and audio tools, presentation techniques were given by Prof Trost, Prof Azam, and Prof Zileli respectively. An interactive discussion of ethics and empathy with case scenarios was done by Prof Orr and Prof Trost collectively. Further, lectures on how to research and the reasons for paper rejection along with statistics for dummies were given by Prof Trost, Prof Sait Naderi ( Turkey) and Prof Orr respectively. And then Prof Peev ( Belfast) talked about the principles to measure and evaluate learning levels. The day ended with certificate distribution to the participants along with souvenirs presented to the faculty. Finally the participants and faculty had the chance to interact and enjoy the windy evening at the dinner at Golf Club.

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