New Technical Equipment, Advanced Surgical Techniques to be Unveiled at EANS 2012
EANS 2012 Meeting Chairman Juraj Šteno recently took a short break from his busy schedule to answer a few questions regarding the EANS Annual Meeting 2012, to be held October 24-27 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
In what promises to be a memorable event, Professor Šteno noted that this year’s gathering will be focus on “preserving neurological functions during surgery of the brain, the spinal cord and the use of the spine - using new technical equipment and advanced surgical techniques.”
EANS 2012 is especially intriguing in that this is the year that outstanding neurosurgeons and experts from the borderline fields will present the latest developments in the fields of functional imaging, intraoperative neurophysiological mapping and monitoring, as well as new frontiers in cranial and spinal neurosurgery.
Asked to elaborate on this year’s “hot topics”, Professor Šteno singled out the following:
- Functional Neurooncology
- Endoscopy vs. Microsurgery of the Skull Base
- Vascular Problems in Tumour Surgery
- State of the Art and Future Perspectives in Vascular, Functional, Tumour, and Spinal Neurosurgery
And it’s no accident that this influential event is being held in historic Bratislava, located in the heart of Europe. Chairman Šteno remarks that “the Slovak Neurosurgical Society is small but active, with its members regularly presenting at the European and World Congresses. This vibrant society has organized several important international events, including the Central European Neurosurgical Symposium, EANS and WFNS Courses.”
Meeting Chairman Šteno summarized the benefits of attending EANS by stating that: “…participants will become familiar with the newest trends in physiologically driven diagnostic procedures and surgical techniques”.