The 1st SNI Digital™ International Neurosurgery Education Summit was held on June 2021 with attendees from 100 counties. It introduced different formats for teaching and learning. Our SNI readers' survey showed that 'Discussion with Colleagues' was one of the three most important means of communication of scientific information. This meeting included 57 leading neurosurgeons and neuroscientists worldwide involved in 9 different sessions, discussing their approach to clinical challenges. Each session lasts for one hour and covers different topics. Two 1/2 hour lectures on spinal cord repair and restoring memory in the brain with Q&A present future directions of our specialty. 93% of attendees wanted more of these types of meetings.
Additional Programs for students, residents, young and experienced neurosurgeons: Time stamped; quality rated; # attendees. Discussions of common challenges faced by YNSS; Lectures on the "Future of Neurosurgery"; "Lessons I learned in Medicine"; innovative ideas establishing with world class leadership from LMIC for all; highly rated operative videos.
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Video Number: 101 | 01:22
Past to Future -Surgery Role in Major Depression; Lectures & Discussion; 5/5
Summary: Creativity is forcing Functional Neurosurgery into disruptive technologies such as Neuromodulation with Pacemakers, Radiosurgery, Focused Ultrasound, & Optogenetics. Genetic surgery will be used to change the human genome. DBS for Movement Disorders and, now, cranial nerve stimulation is being tested for treatment of Depression, OCD, & Addictions, in the 21st century. These technologies promise therapies for more CNS untreatable diseases, avoiding conventional surgery complications. Ambulatory procedures and new treatments will decrease costs and improve quality of life by 2100. (2-20 min Lectures; 20 min Discussion; 5/5 ranking)
Video Number: 102 | 10:10
Case Based Discussions; 5/5
Summary: A multi-disciplinary discussion with world experts in Spine surgery with different approaches to clinical cases with lumbar spondylolisthesis and cervical spinal stenosis. Rx with MIS, Decompression, bony, instrumental and/or disc fusions, anterior and posterior approaches, age, and patient selection are all discussed. What would you do? Audience involvement. (Case Based Discussions; 60 min.; 5/5 ranking)
Video Number: 103 | 10:10
What should I do? Case based discussions; 5/5
Summary: A case-based global expert discussion of the world wide treatment options for Craniopharyngeoma and Medulloblastoma including new genetic data and pathology, surgical approaches, radiation, recurrence, chemotherapy, endoscopic removal for Cranios, and avoidance of cerebellar mutism. Should you change your approach to these diseases? (2-Case based Discussions; 60 min.; 5/5 ranking)
Video Number: 104 | 10:10
Software and programming the Brain. Modern concepts of Memory
Summary: The Future-1/2 hr lecture -Software and programming the brain. Presented by Dr. Itzhak Fried. How Memory functions and how it can be preserved and made better with DBS type approaches. For memory disorders and Alzheimer's. Q&A (Lecture: 30 min.; Discussion:15 min.; 5/5 ranking)
Video Number: 105 | 12:12
Decompression, Fusions, Arthroplasty:
Summary: A case based Discussion without slides among worldwide neurosurgeons and orthopedists on how they manage controversial spine challenges: Different opinions. Types of Decompressions, Fusions, Anterior and Posterior approaches. Laminoplasty. ACDF vs Cervical Athroplasty, Lumbar arthroplasty: Do they work? Long term results, patient selection, recurrence; motion preservation, adjacent segment disease, cost comparisons, complication avoidance in major surgeries; Facet evaluations; Random Controlled Trials? Individualized treatment? Should you do these procedures? What you need to know. (Discussion; 60 min.; 5/5 ranking)
Video Number: 106 | 10:10
TBI: What do we do? Does it matter? Steroids? Round table Discussion; 5/5
Summary: ICH: Are we operating too late? Should all the clot be removed immediately? New simple approaches from China. Quick evaluation and treatment. Traumatic Brain Injury: What do we do? Does it matter? The outstanding success in Iraq. What can we learn? Case examples, Q&A. (Case based discussions; 60 min.; 5/5 ranking)
Video Number: 107 | 10:10
World wide opinions; Case based discussions; 5/5
Summary: A Round Table case-based discussion on how neurosurgeons and neuro-oncologists from around the world manage Cerebral gliomas: Controversies; Glioblastomas: extent of resection, brain mapping, awake or asleep surgery, value of fluoresence, neuronavigation, tractography, ultrasound, tumor location, Age vs performance, Genetic analysis; Chemo-radiation value. Oligo II: Surgery? value of Chemo; Repeat biopsy? What is the proof for all these treatments? Does it make a practical difference in survival? What should you do in your location? (Case base discussions; 60 min.; 5/5 ranking)
Video Number: 108 | 10:10
Cerebral Aneurysms-J. Hernesniemi
Summary: A step by step analysis of Juha Hernesniemi's aneurysm surgeries. His global experience is the largest in the world. Questions from the audience at each step, to learn how he does quick surgeries, and his technique tricks for success. Are skull base approaches necessary? (Case based discussions; 60 min.; 5/5 ranking)
Video Number: 109 | 10:10
Can I treat it? How? Global opinions; 5/5
Summary: A lecture and case based discussion among world neurosurgeons on what you can do to treat the most common cause of epilepsy, which is under-treated worldwide. Practical answers you can use. (Case based Discussions; 70 min.; 5/5 ranking)
Video Number: 110 | 1:00
Spinal Cord Injury and Functional Repair-Q&A
Summary: Lecture & Discussion: Acute Spinal Cord transection and repair in animals with rapid functional recovery. How was it done? Why it works? Is this the treatment for Chronic Spinal Cord Injury? Work on applications to humans. Q&A (Lecture-30 min; Discussion-15 min.; 5//5 ranking)
Video Number: 111 | 10:10
What will Medicine be like in 2100? Lecture & Discussion; 5/5
Summary: The lecture on the future of neurosurgery and medicine starts from a study of the vascular cause of lacunar infarctions, the cause of 20% of strokes. it is a disease we cannot diagnose with modern technology or treat now. Dr. Ausman outlines how small vessel diseases can be treated in the future using experience from the inflammatory causes of atherosclerosis and the macrophage inflammatory causes of aneurysm formation. There is a common feature of those diseases which can be treated. It is Chronic Inflammation. Chronic Inflammation is also the cause of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's and many other diseases in the body. It is the major disease category of the 21st century, and you will treat it, cure it, and increase longevity. Most of the diseases today will be gone by the end of the 21st century. Then you will have Space diseases and Space treatments and interplanetary Medicine and diseases. You will be living on other planets or the moon. You will find other civilizations in the universe. What is going on on earth will all change, and your lives will change . Be prepared. (Lecture-40 minutes; Discussion-15 minutes; 5/5 ranking)
Video Number: 112 | 10:10
Keys learned to Success in Life; Lecture; comments; 5/5
Summary: A personal view of the important lessons learned in 70 years of experience in Medicine with a view of present events from the physician's viewpoint. Are you prepared for the future? Advice in achieving success and happiness. Principles and Goal setting. (Lecture-50 min; Discussion-10 min.; 5/5 ranking)
Video Number: 113 | 10:10
An Intergenerational Discussion on how to provide the best in healthcare to impoverished areas.
Summary: This is a wide ranging intergenerational discussion of the ethics of new technology and lack of accessibility in impoverished areas among the YNSS and an international group specialists in NeuroMedicine and Neuroscience. Many topics are covered from Evidence Based medicine, access to healthcare; differences between LMIC and HIC in publications, access to technology, personal achievement, differences in healthcare; does technology make a difference?; RCT and Meta trials, What is the Truth and how to find it?, and how to succeed in one's career? and making progress in the world. Discussion 1 hour. 25 attendees, 3 countries, rating 5/5;
Video Number: 115 | 10:10
Moneer Faraj, MD. Head of Neurosurgery; University of Baghdad; Iraq; lecture 29 min; Discussion 7 minutes; > 100 attendees; 18 countries; 5/5 rating.
Summary: Innovation in LMIC in developing a first rate, simple, cost effective, neuronavigation system from the web and modern ergonomically designed instruments for neurosurgery and other specialties. Outstanding; Lecture 29 min; 7 minutes discussion; 100 attendees; 18 countries; 5/5 rating.
Video Number: 116 | 10:10
Ausaf Bari; UCLA; Lecture 16 min; Discussion 16 min; 122 attendees from 18 countries; 5/5 rating
Summary: Dr. Bari shows how modern neuromodulation techniques can be used on demonstrated neural pathways to alter the perception of and to relieve chronic low back pain in patients who have failed all therapies.
Video Number: 117 | 10:10
Hadi A. Al Khalili-Leader of Modern Neurosurgery in Iraq; Lecture 15 min; Discussion 22 min 120 attendees; Rating 5/5
Summary: Dr. Al Kahlili, leader of the development of Modern Neurosurgery in Iraq, describes the history from Victor Horsely of the UK to recent times before the regional wars. He discusses his pioneering work on Spinal Cord injury repair, and multidisciplinary work in orbital lesions. Lecture 15 min; Discussion 22 min; 5/5 rating; 100 attendees; 18 countries; The lecture and discussion are excellent.
Video Number: 118 | 10:10
Hiba Abdulamir; Neurosurgeon; Lecture 23 min; Discussion 7 min; Rating 5/5; 100 attendees; 18 countries
Summary: Dr. Abdulamir from Baghdad, Iraq describes the successful treatment of Movement and Spastic disorders with a Comprehensive Functional program of treatment. Parkinson's, sacral and vagal nerve stimulation; dorsal rhizotomy; pump infusion for pain; tremor, dystonia, Tourette's, chorea; and more. Excellent accomplishments in any country.
Video Number: 119 | 08:45
R. Bosnjak, MD, PhD; Neuroendoscopy; Former Chairman, Neurosurgery; Univ Ljubljana, Slovenia
Summary: Excellent video of Neuroendoscopic approach to the posterior third ventricle using the transchoroidal route. 6 minutes; Subtitles only, no verbal audio.