These events are held within the framework of the 20th anniversary of the capital Astana of the Kazakhstan Republic and the 10th anniversary of JSC “National Center of Neurosurgery”.
As known, the Congress of Neurosurgeons of the Republic of Kazakhstan is the meeting place of Kazakhstani neurosurgeons, where the board meeting of the NGO “Kazakh Association of Neurosurgeons” traditionally is held with the adoption of a resolution for the Ministry of Health of the Kazakhstan Republic. This year the Congress will discuss topical issues such as “Organization of the neurosurgical service in the Republic of Kazakhstan”, “Standards of the neurosurgical departments’ equipment “, “Training of neurosurgical personnel”, “Insult service of the Republic of Kazakhstan” and others.
In turn, the International Neurosurgical Forum is an excellent opportunity to meet with foreign colleagues, exchange experience and results of scientific research, as well as discuss topical problems in the neurosurgical industry.
Official representatives of about 30 countries of the world, including leading specialists in neurosurgery, neurology, neuroanesthesiology and neuroreanimation of Kazakhstan, CIS and foreign countries took part in the forum. Among them are the luminaries of the world’s neurosurgery: academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Konovalov – honorary president of the FSAI “NMRC of Neurosurgery named after Academician N.N. Burdenko”, President of the Neurosurgeons Association of Russia(Russia), Professor Franco Servadei – President of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies WFNS (Italy), Professor Yoko Kato – President of the Asian Congress of Neurosurgeons (Japan), Professor Shlomi Constantini – President of the International Federation of Neuroendoscopy, Vice President of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (Israel), Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Potapov – Head of the FSAI “NMRC of Neurosurgery named after Academician N.N. Burdenko”,Professor Kaoru Kurisu – Vice President of the Asian Australasian Neurosurgeon Society, Head of the Neurosurgery Department at the University of Hiroshima, Japan; Professor Kenichiro Kikuta, Head of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Fukui(Japan); Professor William Khachatrya – President, Association of Children’s Neurosurgeons of the Russian Federation (Russia), Professor Amir Samii – Vice President and Deputy Medical Director of the International Institute of Neurology in Hannover (Germany), Professor Saleem Abdulrauf – Head of Neurosurgery at University of St. Louis (USA), Professor Shimon Maimon – Head of the Department of Invasive Neurosurgery in the Hospital named after Suraski (Ichilov), associate professor of the medical faculty at the Tel Aviv University (Israel), Israel Melamed – Head of the Department of Neurosurgery in the medical center of Soroca University (Israel), and others.
For the first time in Kazakhstan, the participants of the forum had a unique opportunity to look into the depths of the brain in a three-dimensional mode by visiting the 3D lecture of recognized neurosurgeons of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Communities Prof. Eka J. Wahjoepramono and Dr. Julius July (Indonesia). The topics of their lectures are “Surgery of the brainstem cavernous malformations, surgery of brain tumors and aneurysms up to nonclipping, microvascular decompression and cranial nerves in the posterior cranial fossa.
In general, the scientific program of the forum is devoted to the most important issues in the field of neurosurgery – neurooncology, spinal, vascular, functional, pediatric neurosurgery and peripheral nerve surgery, as well as stroke treatment in the acute period, and includes plenary sessions on these topics.