Intracranial and spinal tumors

Intracranial and spinal tumors

Date: March 21-26, 2021

We are preparing for a digital course due to Covid -19


Tumors represent some of the most challenging pathologies in modern neurosurgery. The frequency of incidental tumors is increasing due to readily available high-quality imaging techniques. Does the incidental finding represent a real danger to the patient or can it be monitored longitudinally? How do we approach these tumors as surgeons- and what are the roles of intraoperative imaging, mapping and navigational techniques? Which metastatic brain tumors should be operated - and which are better treated with stereotactic radiosurgery? What are the main precautions in sella region surgery? When is it best to stick to "watchful waiting" for patients with vestibular schwannomas? What role should multidisciplinary tumor meetings play in your practice? ..and what is "optimal resection" in the different subtypes of medulloblastomas?

As in previous years there will be exams in the curriculum of the course and neurosurgical anatomy. We will award the best exam results with prizes for both the general course curriculum and the neuroanatomy exam. Students doing research will also have the opportunity to present a short abstract on Thursday to earn both honor and a prize.

Evaluations and examinations will be collected and evaluated using the Socrative app. We encourage all participants to download and familiarize themselves with this software before coming to Beitostølen.

Come join us to discuss these, and many more, questions at the Scandinavian Course in Neurosurgery - Beitostølen 2020.

Curriculum for the course is: Handbook of Neurosurgery, Greenberg, 8th ed, s. 584-824