WFNS February 2020 Newsletter



The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)
Newsletter February 2020
Message from the
Editor
The most important item in this issue of the WFNS Newsletter is a notice regarding COVID-19 (Coronoavirus) from the WFNS President, Franco Servadei, and the WFNS Committees Chair, David Adelson...

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Statements
Letter regarding Coronavirus

We have received a significant amount of communications for direction given the worldwide concern re: Coronavirus. Because of the Corona virus threat, we feel that we should not organize worldwide meetings until at least May 15.

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Statements
WFNS-WHO Liaison Committee Report

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Statements Besta NeuroSim Center – STARS & STARS-CASCADE

The Surgical Theater far Advanced Rehearsal and Surgical performance (STARS) Study was designed to evaluate a virtual reality surgical planning divice (Surgical Theater™) and assess its impact on the different of a surgical procedure on patients harboring brain tumors. We wanted to validate simulation and virtual reality as useful tools to improve understanding and training in neurosurgery.

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Statements Besta NeuroSim Center – PASSION

The Psychometric Assessment and Skills training by Simulation in Neurosurgery (PASSION) Study was designed to verify if intensive training with neurosurgical simulators improves the residents' operative procedures skills.

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Statements AANSIM 2019 Report

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Statements ABC - BAsic Brain Surgery Course Milano-Genève Report

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Statements 20-3-5 to 7 WFNS Neuroanatomy Alicante

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Statements 20-3-14 to 15 AASNS Neurotrauma Chennai

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Statements 20-3-18 to 19 Brazilian Spine Congress Rio de Janeiro

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Statements 20-3-25 to 29 8th World Federation Skull Base Meeting Rio de Janeiro

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Statements 20-4-2 to 3 Istanbul Spine Masters & ISMISS Istanbul

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Statements 20-4-7 to 9 Neurotrauma Symposium 2020 Lahore

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Statements 20-4-30 to 5-1 Global Neurosurgery Jersey City

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Statements 20-5-21 to 24 13th ACNS Kazan

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Statements 20-5-28 to 30 Nerve Repair & Peripheral Nerve Surgery León

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Statements 20-6-4 to 7 Hellenic & Cyprus Neurosurgical Societies Rhodes

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Statements 20-6-10 to 12 6th Biennial WFNS Spine Milano

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Statements 20-8-20 to 22 ICRAN 2020 & NTSI Bengaluru

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Statements 20-9-24 to 25 Ethics and Neurosurgery Leiden

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Upcoming Events
05
Mar 2020
3DNEUROANATOMY & NEUROSURGICAL APPROACHES WFNS COURSE. 14th international edition

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18
Mar 2020
Congresso Brasileiro de Cirurgia Espinhal

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25
Mar 2020
8th World Federation of Skull Base Societies Meeting

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2
Apr 2020
Joint Meeting of Istanbul Spine Masters & ISMISS Turkey 2020

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30
Apr 2020
Global Neurosurgery: Ask Not For Whom The Bell Tolls

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21
May 2020
13th International Conference of the ASIAN CONGRESS OF NEUROLOGICAL SURGEONS (ACNS)

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28
May 2020
Nerve repair and peripheral nerve surgery, from basics to complex procedures

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