Scientific Symposium: Technical advances in neurosurgery and meningioma treatment

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Welcome to a scientific symposium focusing on advances in neurosurgery and meningioma treatment at the Karolinska University Hospital on November 25th, 2022.

For many years, Karolinska University Hospital and Region Stockholm have highlighted the importance of research and innovation within the field of healthcare and innovation partnerships with industry to improve patient outcomes. The symposium is arranged in collaboration with the hospital's Center for Innovation to emphasize the achievements within this program, including both innovation and research. (Two out of three program related PhD students are defending their thesises at Karolinska Institutet a few days prior to the symposium).

The symposium will, among other topics, cover new advances in navigation, augmented reality, and minimally invasive surgery as well as current knowledge on meningioma treatment

Scientific Symposium

Friday November 25th: A scientific symposium, on advances in neurosurgery and meningioma treatment at the Karolinska University Hospital (J3:11 and J3:07). We intend to hold a live meeting, but opportunities for digital/virtual attendance will also be provided.

The symposium will host several prominent international and national authorities in the fields of neurosurgery and technology. Professor Claudius Thomé at the Medical University of Innsbruck will be the keynote speaker.

The symposium will, among other topics, cover new advances in navigation, augmented reality, and minimally invasive surgery as well as current knowledge on meningioma treatment. 

November 25: Scientific Program

Technical advances in neurosurgery and meningioma treatment

Friday November 25th, 2022

Morning session, J3:11 Birger & Margareta Blombäck

08:00 Welcome address Karolinska University Hospital
08:10 Professor Annika Tibell Karolinska University Hospital
Research and innovation at Karolinska
08:20 Director Clinical Science, Manocher Gholghesaei Philips IGT, The Netherlands
Clinical research and innovation, an industry perspective

Technical advances and innovation

08:30 Professor Claudius Thomé Medical Univ of Innsbruck, Austria
Current concepts in neurosurgery
09:00 Med Dr. Simon Skyrman Karolinska University Hospital
Technical advances for increased accuracy
09:15 Professor Karin Wårdell Linköping University
Optical methods in neurosurgery
09:30 Professor Staffan Holmin Karolinska University Hospital
Biopsies via the endovascular route
09:45 Professor Paul Breedveld Delft University of Technology
Innovative instruments
10:00 Lawyer Åse Lundh-Gravenius Karolinska University Hospital
Intellectual property and research

10:15-10:45 Coffee break

Meningioma

10:45 Professor Michael Jenkinson University of Liverpool, UK
Incidental meningioma and Radiotherapy and adjuvant treatments for grade II meningioma.
11:15 Professor Tiit Mathiesen University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Extent of resection, biology and risk of meningioma recurrence
11:30 Med dr. Jenny Pettersson-Segerlind Karolinska University Hospital
Quality of life in meningioma surgery
11:45 Professor Niklas Marklund Lund University
Spinal meningioma
12:00 Professor Bodo Lippitz iCERA, Hamburg, Germany
Gamma-Knife and meningioma

12:15-13:15 Lunch

Afternoon session, J3:07 Sune Bergströms aula

Enhancing perspectives

13:15 Professor Walter Jean Department of Neurosurgery &Brain Repair, University of South Florida (USF), Morsani School of Medicine, USA
Augmented and virtual reality in Neurosurgery
13:45 Professor Ingela Nyström Uppsala University
Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery Planning
Interactive Segmentation, Visualization,
and Haptics for CT Images
14:00 Associate professor Mario Romero KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Visualization of multidimensional data
14:15 Professor Charlie Teo University of New South Wales, Australia
Frontiers in minimally invasive tumor neurosurgery
15:00 Associate professor Adrian Elmi Terander Karolinska University Hospital
Closing remarks & future perspectives

Download the program as a PDF file

Organisers: Adrian Elmi Terander & Erik Edström, Departments of Neurosurgery and Clinical Neuroscience

For more information and registration: adrian.elmi-terander@regionstockholm.se  Please let us know if you would like to participate on site in Stockholm or join us online.

 

Dissertations 

All who are interested, irrespective of their participation in the symposium, are most welcome to attend the dissertations as well.

Tuesday November 22nd, 2022, at 08:00: Dr. Jenny Pettersson Segerlind, MD, will defend her thesis titled “Risk factors, Surgical Outcome and Quality of Life in patients with cranial or spinal meningioma” at the Ulf von Euler (J3:06) lecture hall at the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna. The faculty opponent is Professor Niklas Marklund, professor of neurosurgery at Lund University.

Thursday November 24th, 2022, at 09:00: Dr. Simon Skyrman, MD, will defend his thesis titled “Advanced cranial navigation” at the Sune Bergströms aula (J3:07) at the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna. The thesis discusses novel technological solutions for improving accuracy in neurosurgery. Faculty opponent is Professor Claudius Thomé at the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria.

 

Organizers: Adrian Elmi Terander and Erik Edström, Departments of Neurosurgery and Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska University Hospital