Workshops

LIVE BRAIN

DISSECTION

Our ever popular brain dissection workshops are back! Take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness an actual brain autopsy live. 

 

Join our resident Professor Of Neuropathology, Professor Steve Gentleman, as he performs an autopsy on specimens diagnosed with neurodegenerative conditions. Do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view this process from start to end, asking questions and observing the brain pathology along the way.

This brain-cutting workshop will provide an opportunity for students to appreciate the central nervous system in ways they have never seen before; the interior features of the brain are analysed in great detail with a world-class  neuroscientist – an opportunity rarely available elsewhere!

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Chiari malformation

cases

Mr Kevin Tsang is a consultant neurosurgeon at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He attended King's College and St Thomas' Schools of Medicine, where he also completed an intercalated BSc in neuroscience. Afterwards, Mr Tsang underwent basic surgical training in London, Cambridge and Oxford.

His area of expertise includes cranial trauma, spinal trauma, CSF disorders, degenerative spinal disease, spinal tumours and emergency neurosurgery.

In his workshop, Mr Tsang will discuss various neurosurgical cases related to Chiari malformations, a condition in which brain tissue protrudes into the spinal canal. Throughout the workshop, delegates will have the opportunity to ask any questions that they may have.

babyMartyn

Developed in a collaborative effort with RCS, babyMartyn is a completely innovative pediatric cranial simulator for surgeons in training. Used to simulate all the basic operations in the pediatric population; each model can be used for up to 8 procedures. Neurosurgeon SHO Selma-Al-Ahmad will give the talk on training with BabyMartyn at MoM.

The impetus behind the development of the babyMartyn model was the obvious lack of a pediatric simulator or cadaveric material for training pediatric neurosurgeons. The current babyMartyn model was developed based on a MRI scan of an 18 month old child with a posterior fossa tumor and hydrocephalus. The idea of developing the model was to make the structures and tissues and as lifelike as possible.' -- Mary Murphy FRCS (SN)

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