white matter surgery

program

FOR THE FIRST TIME 

SURGEONS, ANATOMISTS, CONNECTIVITY SCIENTISTS AND  RESEARCHERS DISCUSS CORTICAL ANATOMY BEYOND BRODMANN 

AND PRESENT MODERN 

BRAIN NETWORKS FUNCTION

 

Professor Guilherme Ribas University of Sao Paulo, one of the most well-recognised experts in cortical anatomy and author of the book  "Applied Cranial-Cerebral Anatomy" will give a series of interactive sessions on the topographic and surgical anatomy of the sulci and gyri and lead the hands-on cadaveric demonstrations of key cortical and sulcal elements.

SURGICAL ANATOMY OF GYRI & SULCI

The Seminars are divided into two groups: in the first group, world-class scientists who lead the efforts to understand human brain connectivity and develop brain maps will present their research efforts. In the second group, glioma surgeons, including Andrew McEvoy, Lewis Thorne and Kevin O'Neil will discuss advanced technologies that can enhance surgical efficiency and safety.

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES IN GLIOMA SURGERY

In this interactive hands-on session, G. Samandouras will demonstrate the major association, projection and commissural fibres will be dissected in lateral and medial hemispheric surfaces, with an emphasis in demonstrating in a stepwise fashion white matter tracts associated with language; movement; spatial recognition and vision. Applied physiology relevant to direct, electrical stimulation and mapping paradigms will be also discussed.

WHITE MATTER TRACTS ANATOMY

In the second group of seminars,

for the first time in surgery courses, leading scientists studying techniques for cortical parcellation and subcortical segmentation in the lab will present overviews of international research efforts. Mathew Glasser from the University of Washington, and Svenja Caspers from the University of Dusseldorf, both leading efforts at the forefront of research, will present how scientists work to map brain connectivity. 

BRAIN MAPS and networks  

beyond Brodmann

A step-by-step demonstration by G. Samandouras of the transcortical/trans-opercular approach to the insula, using a cadaveric brain prepared with the Klinger method, and with a microscope, neuro-navigation and ultrasonic aspirator while discussing mapping paradigms, white matter tracts and vessels involved. 

SURGERY OF THE INSULA

To help understanding beyond standard fMRI and DTI, researchers and two Professors of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL and University of Oxford will present limitations and proposed solutions in analysing imaging data. Cathy Price will discuss clinical tool for selecting tasks for intra-operative mapping of language function and HEIDI JOHANSEN-BERG will present imaging methods of brain plasticity.

FUNCTIONAL NEURO-IMAGING & COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

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