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AONeuro News May 2014

Successful Medellin course 2014

Medellin Courses

The Course of Neurotrauma from AONeuro held in Medellin (Colombia), was an academic success, and additionally a point of meeting for multiple specialists from the region. More...

Featured upcoming educational event


AONeuro/AOSpine Course—Controversies in Neurotrauma: Brain and Spinal Cord

November 08–09, Baltimore, USA   Register now


Managing Neurotrauma patients is challenging for even the most experienced practitioner. Choosing the best operative and nonoperative treatment options requires balancing numerous parameters and coordinating care between multiple disciplines. Formulating optimized, cooperative treatment plans requires understanding of the complex underlying pathophysiology, limitations of current monitoring systems, evolution of the injury over time and with treatment, and limitations in the available literature.

This course is designed to provide participants with a unique opportunity to advance their knowledge and surgical skills in brain and spinal cord trauma through didactic lectures and case-based discussions with renowned Neurotrauma leaders. Systematic, surgical, and critical care considerations in managing patients with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries will be addressed.

Target audience

Neurological Surgeons, Neurointensivists, Orthopedic Spine Surgeons and other specialists involved in the care of the Neurotrauma patient will benefit from attending this course. Residents and Fellows will also find this course to be of interest.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply evidence-based decision making to the management of the Neurotrauma patient
  • Recognize the clinically relevant pathophysiology underlying traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Discuss the utility and limitations of currently available Neurological monitoring systems and their interactions
  • Recognize indications and opportunities for individualizing and fine tuning treatment of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Describe the utility and limitations of current guidelines in directing Neurotrauma management
  • Coordinate the acute management of Neurological trauma with the overall care of the polytrauma patient
  • Outline the available methods and distinguish the advantages, and disadvantages of various methods of managing traumatic cerebrospinal fluid leaks
  • Identify the priorities and techniques that influence coordination of the surgical management of cranial neurological and maxillofacial injuries


Free featured lecture Davos 2013

Featured lecture

TBI guidelines

from Stephen Lewis, Perth Neurosurgery, Perth, Australia

Click here to view the lecture.

In each future issue a lecture from AO Davos Course 2013 will be released.

Upcoming educational events

October 15–17, Vienna, Austria, AONeuro Course—Interdisciplinary Skull Base Surgery
October 20–21, Vienna, Austria, AONeuro Course—Neurotrauma
November 08–09, Baltimore, USA, AONeuro/AOSpine Course—Controversies in Neurotrauma: Brain and Spinal Cord
December 16–18, Davos, Switzerland, AO Foundation Davos Course: AONeuro Course—Neurotrauma


Save the date:

February 19–21, 2015, Florida, USA, AONeuro Course—Skull Base
March 26–28, 2015, Cartaghena, Colombia, AONeuro Course—Neurotrauma
March 27–29, 2015, Bangkok, Thailand, AONeuro Course—Skull Base
April 09–10, 2015, Arezzo, Italy, AONeuro Course—Skull Base


December 15, Davos, Switzerland, AONeuro Webinar—Pediatric TBI

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