The second congress of Asian Oceanian Society of Intraoperative Neurophysiology (AOSIN) was held under the auspices of WFNS Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Committee in Hotel Agora Osaka-Moriguchi, Osaka, Japan on July 19, 2019. The congress was co organized by the Japanese Society of Clinical Neurophysiology; President of the Congress was Professor Takanori Saito, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kansai Medical University, Osaka, Japan. Over 80 participants gathered from Australia, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan.
The main topic of the congress "standard and cutting edge of brain surgery monitoring."
The program contained 3 scientific sessions with 10 presenters, including a 'real-life session' in which the presenters and audience communicated interactively on the neuromonitoring aspect of surgical cases. Five cases were presented in the real-life session and the actions to be taken in neuromonitoring warning signs were discussed. Two special lectures by Professors Jun Kimura and Thoru Yamada were helpful for the participants to understand the footprints of the pioneers in the field and the specific neuromonitoring circumstances in each country.
AOSIN was established in December 2018, a fresh and young society dedicated to improve and educate the intraoperative neuromonitoring community in the region. Please see the details at http://www.aosin.org/. The society will hold an annual congress; the third congress will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, on May 16, 2020. AOSIN welcomes you all to join us next time.