14 – 21 April 2018
Beca para el XXXIV Congreso de la Sociedad Andaluza de Neurocirugía (SOANNE) a celebrar Cádiz los próximos 16 y 17 de Marzo de 2018.
El Comité organizador local concederá una beca, en forma de inscripción gratuita a la mejor comunicación oral enviada antes del 31 de Enero de 2018 por un miembro de SENEC.
see Neurosurgical training in Europe.
The main goal is to shape young neurosurgeons in their resident years through the implementation of new training modules, including simulation courses that will improve their neurosurgical skills in an innovative way. Moreover this new methodology will allow standardised measurements with an objective perspective of their progress and achievements. Besides, we will assess all participants by means of some validated professional questionnaires.
This study will take place at the Besta NeuroSim Centre, within the IRCCS Carlo Besta Neurological Institute in Milan (Italy). It foresees the use of the most sophisticated and modern neurosurgical simulators available today. These simulators provide haptic feedback and a threedimensional virtual reality. Along with these technologically advanced systems (SimLab) the resident students participating will also have to perform microsurgical tasks at the WetLab station of the Center.
The PASSION Resident study project has been approved by our local Ethical Board (IRB). The study will start in March 2018.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
All participants must have completed these pre-requisites: three (3) EVD placement procedures and three (3) microscope-assisted dural sutures (at the end of an intra-cerebral lesion removal surgery).
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
A. Pre and post-operative CT scan (or MRI) in DICOM format of three EVD operations done, specifying: a) number of attempts needed to reach the lateral ventricle; b) Role that the resident had (first/second operator; level of independence) during the procedure; please note that first-time positioned EVD will be eligible for the study, no EVD substitution will be considered; You can also upload the last EVDs you have positioned consecutively during the last period of your surgical activity (collection of this data does not necessarily need to be perspective).
B. Video Recordings (through the microscope) of the last three dural sutures done at the end of an intra-cerebral lesion removal surgery specifying: a) The microscopes magnification level and the caliber of the suturing stitch; b) the role that the resident had during the procedure (first/second operator; level of independence) and specify at what point of the registration the resident was actually operating at the microscope; c) Opening of any cisterns and/or of the cerebral ventricles; any post-operative complication referable to the dural suturing (CFS fistula, pseudomeningocele).
C. A document stating that the resident is officially enrolled in a residency program.
D. The attached form entirely and accurately filled out.
All data, namely DICOM images and microscope video recordings MUST be anonymous: they cannot and must not include any personal patient or surgeon information; the neurosurgeon’s Center must not be recognisable.
All data must be uploaded to Google Drive. Please share all of the requested information at firstname.lastname@example.org
The information sent will be examined by a commission of expert neurosurgeons, in an anonymous manner (blinded evaluation). The first 140 resident students to submit the required information will be selected as participants for this study.
NB: this study will not focus on patients but will only evaluate the neurosurgical actions done by residents; no personal data that belongs to patients will be shared, no personal information about patients/surgeons/Institutions will be posed at risk or published.
WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE STUDY?
Every participant will undergo specific dexterity and spatial orientation tests along with a psychometric evaluation.
At the end of the candidates’ work at the Center, all residents must return to their medical activities and redo the exact pre-requisite tasks that were mandatory for the application process (3 EVD placements and 3 dural sutures) and send them back to the examining commission through the previously cited email addresses (POST-REQUISITES). This second data collection MUST be completed within 2 months after their return to their home Institutions.
WHY SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE?
Finally, as core members and contributors to this study you would all be named co-authors (in a study group publication entity) when the results of this study will be published.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST SEND THE REQUESTED ENROLMENT INFORMATION BY FEBRUARY 28th 2018.