International Conference on Recent Advances in Neurotraumatology
Peshawar, Pakistan , 6th - 10th March 2019
Neurotrauma - A Holistic Approach
As we all know there are tremendous disparities in the number of available neurosurgeons around the world . This issue was recently revised by a paper published in the Journal of Neurosurgery (Dewan et al , 2018) . Data show that an impressive 5,000,000 people who need a neurosurgical intervention will never have it due to lack of available neurosurgeons in Africa and in South East Asia. Enormous efforts have been done in the last years to improve the number of neurosurgeons through various projects of education for young Neurosurgeons, An important issue is also the lackof reliable data from many areas of the world. A recent survey show how only 3,2% of all peer reviewed published papers are coming from low and low/middle income countries. Out of these publications, only one third come from Africa and South East Asia.
Surgical indications for the most simple emergency neurosurgical procedures (decompression, treating hydrocephalus, spine fixation…) are based on locally available resources and can addressed only if the clinical series from targeted countries are published Neurotrauma is an important part of the work of Neurosurgeons in the world. In the same paper it was estimated that about 40% of surgical workload all over the world is for Neurotrauma. We also know that in Japan Neurotrauma in 2014 constitute 23 % of the surgical activity whereas in different European Countries this percentage is ranging between 15 and 35%. Neurotrauma are decreasing in western countries whereas they represent an endemic disease in developing countries because of road traffic accident related to the absence of prevention measures and increased diffusion of motorbikes and cars. So on one side of the world we have less trauma related to RTA on the other part of the world there is a tremendous increase. As we said before we need to combine published literature about a management of a disease which is endemic in an other part of world where we have limited information about possible management. The ICRAN Meeting in Peshawar is the perfect occasion for having a confrontation and establish a bridge between these two so different realities.
I am sure that the worldwide community of neurosurgeons with an interest in Neurotrauma will find this Meeting important and fly over to Pakistan .
Milano , 15-8-2018.
Franco Servadei , President the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies
It is our profound privilege to invite you to the “International Conference on Recent Advances in Neurotraumatology”being held in Peshawar. There has been a recent great upsurge in interest in Neurotrauma Care and ideas of collaboration between developed and developing countries in developing Guidelines and international Registries. Also a lot of work is being put into writing and publishing papers from developing countries with the help of the more developed countries.
We are very lucky that the present President of WFNS has a very keen interest in Neurotrauma Care. The need of the hour is to look at a holistic approach in Neurotrauma Care i.e. from Prevention, prehospital care, ER, ICU and Surgical management to Rehabilitation.
The ICRAN in Peshawar will be excellent platform to develop and finalize these concepts into concrete documents, and develop consensus around them.
Also this event will provide an opportunity to our residents and neurosurgeons to interact with neurosurgeons from abroad share the knowledge and learn about emerging trends in Neurotrauma. We anticipate a full participation from you all.
Hope to see you at conference in March, 2019.
Chairman Organizing Committee
It is my great privilege and honor to invite you to the “International Conference on Recent Advances in Neurotraumatology (ICRAN)” being held in beautiful city of Peshawar, Pakistan, on 6th – 10th March 2019.
The multidimensional ICRAN 2019 event is endorsed and supported by the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) and Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons (PSN), under the chairmanship of Prof. Tariq Khan, Chairman of Neurotrauma Committee of the WFNS.
The PSN is the unrivalled Society representing all Neurosurgeons in Pakistan. I feel honored and proud to revealed that PSN is the member society of the WFNS since long. We have endured both in ideology and accomplishment, to ensure that the practice of Neurosurgery nationally and regionally is in uniformity with the endorsed evolution and development in the Neurosurgical field, especially when it comes to patient care. Educational activities Nationally and Internationally are encouraged and supported, all with the commitment of ensuring that the Neurosurgeons and Trainees alike in the region are equipped with the right skills to serve the patients.
The idea of holding this International conference is to pave a strong building of proper management for the Neurotrauma patients, from prevention to pre-hospital care and post-hospital care as indicated by its theme, “Neurotrauma: A holistic Approach. Furthermore, we hope to showcase the warm hospitality, for which we are famous. I urge our delegates to get yourselves and your taste buds ready for some very unique blends of Pakistani cuisine.
Apart from Plenary and Keynote Lectures, there will also be interactive workshops to teach practical aspects and encourage hands-on participation from delegates. We strongly recommend the submission of abstracts for all the categories from you and your colleagues.
We anticipate a full participation from you all.
I look forward to welcoming you all at conference in March, 2019.
Prof. Mumtaz Ali
Past President Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons
My dear Friends and colleagues,
On this auspicious occasion of the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RECENT ADVANCES IN NEUROTRAUMATOLOGY in Peshawar, Pakistan, it is my honor and privilege to extend a cheerful welcome to all my colleagues and friends.
The opportunity to hold this event of utmost caliber in Pakistan is a reward for hardworking Pakistani Neurosurgical community. As the President of the Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons, we are delighted to be co-host with World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies is organizing this mega event. I am confident that all my colleagues participating in this conference will gain a plethora of knowledge which will be beneficial to the future of Pakistan Neurosurgery. I would like to thank Prof. Tariq Khan, as well as his team for their wonderful efforts, in organizing this meeting in Peshawar. I wish him and his team all the best.
This year, we have to work very hard to improve the standards of our neurosurgical training and what we provide to our patients. The future is bright and lies with all the young neurosurgeons. We must nurture them and support them in being the best. We at Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons remain passionately committed to these objectives.
As Jalaluddin Rumi said "Two there are who are never satisfied, lover of the world and Lover of Knowledge".
May Allah be with us, Amen
Prof. Salman Sharif
President, Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons
President, Middle East Spine Society
Vice President, World Spinal Column Society
Chief of Neurosurgery
Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi.