Date: 23-24 March 2018.
Venue: Ritz Carlton Hotel, Cairo, Egypt.
Organization : Egyptian Society of Neurological Surgeons (ESNS)
Course Director & President of ESNS: Prof Nasser El-Ghandour
Candidates: 34 candidates
Countries: Cameron, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan.
Stations: 6 stations (6 models simulating human brain and ventricular system)
Company: Karl Storz Company
Duration: 2 days (from 8 am - 5 pm): lectures and hands-on.
First day: Basic Course
Second day: Advanced course
Scholarships: Prof Nasser El-Ghandour (President of the ESNS) offered 10 scholarships for 10 trainees from African countries with free registration and accommodation.
Vision: To make ETV feasible for junior neurosurgeons, the same as ventriculoperitoneal shunt.
Mission: To educate and train as many candidates from African countries as possible.
How to become specialized in ventricular endoscopy?
Candidate must be trained in a 2 day hands-on WFNS neuroendoscopy course, and perform 10 ETV procedures, as written in the logbook, in the center to which he/she is affiliated.
Target: To replace shunt procedure by ETV in African Neurosurgical centers, which will avoid thousands of complication of shunts, and save millions of dollars
(This was a proposal sent from Prof Nasser El-Ghandour to the Chairman of the
Neuroendoscopy Committee of WFNS, in September 2017)
Panel Discussion: How to make ETV a simple safe basic procedure that can be performed by junior neurosurgeons.
Recommendations: A consensus was achieved about a lot of technical points concerning the ETV procedure among all contributing Faculty, with voting on each one of these important points.
Conclusions: The faculty concluded guidelines and recommendations, which will be written and sent to the journal World Neurosurgery for publication.
Nasser El-Ghandour MD
President of the Egyptian Society of Neurological Surgeons (ESNS)
Neuroendoscopy Course Director
Current Member in Neuroendoscopy Committee, WFNS
Professor of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University
Address: 81 Nasr Road, Nasr City, Cairo 11371, Egypt
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