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KISUMU NEUROSURGERY SYMPOSIUM 2019

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ACACIA PREMIER HOTEL

Achieng' Oneko Rd

Kisumu

Kenya

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Welcome to the Annual Kisumu Neurosurgery Symposium! This inaugural two-day event is intended to bring together neurosurgeons from all over the world to discuss the current guidelines in neurosurgical care and investigate solutions to challenges of practicing neurosurgery in Africa.

Friday, June 21

5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Registration /Course Overview: Dr. Victor Awuor

Welcome: Dr. Peter Okoth, CEO Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital

5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

History of Neurosurgery in Kenya

Dr. Oluoch-Olunya

5:30 p.m. -5:45 p.m.

Biomechanics of Spine Implants

Mr. Vikram Sharma

5:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

History of Neurosurgery in Ghana & State of TBI and Spine Trauma Management in Ghana

Dr. Thomas Dakurah

6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Quality Improvement & Malpractice Prevention: Panel discussion

Dr. Chris Karas, Dr. Mahmood Qureshi, Dr. Hamisi Shabani, Dr. Thomas Dakurah, Dr. Abenezer Tirsit

6:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dinner & Case Presentations (15 minutes per case)

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Saturday, June 22

7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

Registration/Welcome/Overview of Course: Dr. Victor Awuor

Breakfast/Networking

7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Neurosurgery in Kenya: Present and Future

Panel Discussion

Dr. Mahmood Qureshi, Dr. Oluoch-Olunya, Dr. Will Copeland

8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Cervical spine stabilization

Dr. Hiren Patel

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Principles and Techniques of Complex Spine Surgery

Dr. Victor Awuor

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Surgical vs Conservative Management of Degenerative Spine Disease

Panel Discussion

Dr. Jeffery Lobel, Dr. Chris Karas, Dr. Robert Galler

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Management of Spine Oncology

Dr. Chris Karas

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Surgical Management of Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma

Dr. Robert Galler

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Minimally Invasive and Lateral Approaches to the Spine

Dr. Jeffery Lobel

11:30a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Traumatic Brain Injury Guidelines

Dr. Robert Galler

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Management of Seizures in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

Prof James Jowi

1230: p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch


1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Hydrocephalus: Shunts and Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy

Dr. Oluoch-Olunya

1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Cranial Endoscopy

Dr. Hamisi Shabani

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Management of Intrinsic Brain Tumors

Dr. Will Copeland


2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Coffee break

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

History of Neurosurgery in Tanzania

Challenges of TBI and Spine Trauma Care in Tanzania

Dr. Nicephorus Rutabasibwa

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Neurocritical Care of the TBI Patient

Dr. Gilbert Mbeo

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Lab Demo: (4 Stations: rotate every 30 minutes)

Station 1: ACDF: Dr. Jeffrey Lobel, Dr. Timothy Ogutu

Station 2:

Posterior Cervical Decompression/Fusion: Dr. Hiren Patel

C1-C2 Fixation: Dr. Victor Awuor

Station 3: Thoracolumbar Screw Placement: Dr. Chris Karas

Station 4: Craniotomy: Dr. Robert Galler

6:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks. Adjourn


FACULTY

Victor Awuor, D.O., FACOS

COURSE CHAIRMAN

Neurosurgeon

OhioHealth Grant Medical Center

Columbus, Ohio

Associate Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery

Ohio University

USA

Will Copeland, M.D., FAANS, FCS-ECSA

Neurosurgeon

Tenwek Hospital

Bomet, Kenya

Thomas Dakurah, MBChB FWACS

Neurosurgeon & Lecturer

University of Ghana

Accra, Ghana

Robert Galler, D.O., MPH, FACS, FACOS

Neurosurgeon

Director of Neurosurgery: Peconic Bay Medical Center

Director of Neurosurgical Spine: Northwell Health Eastern Region

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and NYITCOM

Manorville, New York

USA

Prof James O. Jowi, FRCP, FCP (ECSA)

Neurologist

Associate Professor of Neurology

Maseno University

Kisumu, Kenya

Chris Karas, M.D.

Neurosurgeon

OhioHealth Grant Medical Center

Columbus, Ohio

Associate Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery

Ohio University

USA

Jeffery Lobel, M. D.

Neurosurgeon

Lima Memorial health System

Lima, Ohio

USA


Gilbert Mbeo, M.D.

Neurologist

Assistant Professor

Department of Neurology

Division of Neurocritical Care and Stroke;

Interventional Pain Management

University of Mississippi Medical Center

USA

Timothy Ogutu, Dr. med.

Neurosurgeon

Department of Spine Surgery and Neurotraumatology

Herford Hospital

Germany

David Oluoch-Olunya, M.D.

Neurosurgeon

University of Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya

Hiren Patel, D.O.

Neurosurgeon

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

New England Baptist Hospital

Avera Mckeenan Hospital

Chairman of Board of Directors

Chunilal Initiative, Inc

Newton, Massachusetts

USA


Mahmood Qureshi, M.D.

Neurosurgeon

Chairman: Neurological Society of Kenya

Secretary: African Federation of Neurosurgical Societies

President: Continental Association of African Neurosurgical Societies

Nairobi, Kenya

Nicephorus Rutabasibwa, M.D.

Neurosurgeon

Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Hamisi Shabani, M.D., PhD, FCS

Neurosurgeon

Chairman Neurosurgery Unit-1: Muhimbili Orthopedic Institute

Associate Lecturer: Muhimbili University College of Allied Health Sciences

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Vikram Sharma, BSc, MBA

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Abenezer Tirsit, M.D. FCS (ECSA)

Neurosurgeon

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery Unit

Director: Clinical Governance and Quality Improvement

College of Health Science, Addis Ababa University

President: Society of Ethiopian Neurological Surgery Professionals

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia




Sponsors:

Medtronic

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital

Kisumu Neuroscience Initiative

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