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On behalf of Drs. Aristotelis Kalyvas and Paul Kongkham, the Temerty Advanced Surgical Education and Simulation Centre invites you to join us for the NeuroConnect 2023 taking place October 13 – 15, 2023 in Toronto, ON Canada.

The Neuro Connect: Brain Connectivity and White Matter Dissection International Course was designed as a longitudinal program to build and foster a community of practice. Offering a unique hybrid approach to learning, participants of Neuro Connect will be given access to a learning management system to explore pre-learning materials in preparation for the in-person educational activities. Learners will have access to these materials post course to act as an enduring resources throughout their practice.

From October 13 – 15, 2023 learners will join us at the Temerty Advanced Surgical Education and Simulation Centre in Toronto, Ontario Canada and participate in various hands-on dry and wet labs focusing on the following: the cortical anatomy and mainly subcortical brain connectivity investigating the trajectory, morphology and functional anatomy of the major white matter tracts via the white matter dissection technique, DTI-based tractography technique and didactic sessions. Moreover, exposure to brain mapping techniques, fMRI, neuro-anesthesia, and neuro-psychological aspects will be provided. Throughout their time with us, learners will have the opportunity to network, and connect with leading experts across the field of intra-axial tumor neurosurgery, brain mapping, neuro-imaging and neuropsychology. This includes a formal dinner with faculty.

The faculty and participants will discuss how these modalities can be incorporated in the armamentarium of the modern surgical neuro-oncologist, but also how they can benefit the modern epilepsy and functional neurosurgeon, neurologist, neuroradiologist and neuropsychologist.

To foster this community of practice, participants will have access to post course symposia as we continue the conversation, and discuss advancements in the field of brain connectivity and white matter dissection.

Neuro Connect has been developed to ensure participants will be able to apply the acquired knowledge in their daily practice, optimizing the outcomes of patients.

Topic areas include:

  • Surgical and radiological anatomy of the cerebral sulci and gyri;
  • Cadaveric and tractographic anatomy of the white matter tracts;
  • Surgical anatomy and principles of neurosurgical approaches applied to intra-axial tumor surgery;
  • Surgical management of gliomas;
  • Intra-operative brain mapping
  • Pre-operative brain mapping
  • DTI-based and TMS-based Tractography
  • Learning the Klingler’s Technique with hands on training in cadavers/brain hemispheres
  • Hands on training in DTI-based tractography software
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Event Dates

October 13 – 15, 2023

Times in the program are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Event Locations

The Temerty Advanced Surgical Education and Simulation Centre located in the Michener Institute of Education at UHN Toronto, ON Canada

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