Brains held its first symposium, themed ‘Advances in Neuroendoscopy’, at its state-of-the-art centre for neuro-spine care in the Sparsh Hospital on Infantry Road in Bangalore on February 20.
This was the first of a series of such symposiums that Brains proposes to host annually as part of its comprehensive academic programme designed to foster a culture of learning, innovation and ceaseless growth. Dr N K Venkataramana, Founder and Chief Neurosurgeon of Brains said that “these academic initiatives were not only to provide current updates but also to develop the next generation of neurosurgeons.”
The inaugural event was marked by live surgeries and orations by celebrity neurosurgeon Prof Charles Teo who is director at the Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery at the Australia (Sydney)-based Prince of Wales Hospital, HMO at Sydney Children’s Hospital and the founder of Cure Brain Cancer Foundation based in New South Wales, Australia.
Professor Teo is a member of several prestigious professional bodies including the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia, the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery and the North American Skull Base Society. He is also a winner of countless awards and honours for his work as a teacher and doctor. Prof Teo has been nominated for the ultimate Australian of the Year honour.
At the Symposium, which featured live surgeries and lecture sessions, Professor Teo made sparkling orations that went into the fine nuances of minimally invasive endoscopic brain surgeries at the Brains centre in Bangalore to an enthralled audience of about 40 young neuro and ENT surgeons.
The surgeries, streamed live to the audience at the Symposium venue, were performed by Dr Teo, Dr Venkataramana and Dr N K Prahlad and were for pituitary macro adenoma, hypothalamic hamartoma and meningioma.