After more than 20 years of experience in using the intraoperative mapping techniques and neurophysiologic intraoperative monitoring for the resection of brain lesions located in supratentorial eloquent areas, we are pleased to offer you a full course which comprises the anatomic and theoretical basis for the implementation of these techniques, some practical sessions (white matter fiber tractography using DTI for intraoperative navigation, fiber dissection and CUSA ultrasonic aspirator usage course both in cadaveric specimens) to finalize with two live broadcast surgeries with the application of the subject taught.
It is mainly a practical course which arises from our department experience. We have designed it in the "how I do it" format, with the participation of the corresponding professionals of all the fields implied in the brain mapping process: from the preoperative planning to the surgery, and even the postoperative follow up. We have enriched the course with our know-how, hoping that this 4th Mapping Course in Bellvitge is useful and enjoyable for all of you, with the plus of the course laying in the marvelous city of Barcelona, which will undoubtedly turn out to be an extra appeal.
We are waiting for you,
Dr. Andreu Gabarrós
Brain Mapping Program Director
Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Universitat de Barcelona