Reviews

Dissection Course 2017 – Event Report

The event took place at the Institute of Anatomy, Medical University Graz, with 26 international participants from as far as Panama and the North Americas.

The course started with an anatomical introduction by Prof. Anderhuber followed by the first dissection unit. In the afternoon, Dr. Reishofer gave an very informative talk about technical possibilities in neuroradiology.

Concluding the first day, Dr. Sala gave extremly interesting lectures on Intraoperative monitoring. The social event again took place at the Schloßberg Restaurant , with a great view over the city and the hills.

On the second day, Prof. Duffau talked about the philosophy of a holistic brain network and its implications on oncological surgery.

Prof. Anderhuber gave an introduction of the anatomical structures of the medial part of the brain and after a  lecture about functional neuroanatomy by Dr. Hoffermann and Dr. Bruckmann, the dissection unit started with focus on the Limbic System.

Again,  the course of 2017 was a great success with interesting lectures and contented participants and organizing staff.


Feedback from participants around the globe:

“Beautiful course” | Moscow, Russia

“Toller Kurs! Es war sehr interessant und lehrreich” | Hannover, Germany

“Thank you very much for everything” | Chieti, Italy

“Thank you for the great course” | Warsaw, Poland

“Excellent level of yourse and the quality of specimens” | Avellino, Italy

“Thank you to you and all team for providing such a high quality course” | Haywards Heath, UK

“Really outstanding course” | Assiut, Egypt

“Awesome course” | Chicago, USA

Impressions from dissection course 2017

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Dissection Course 2016 – Event Report

The event took place at the Institute of Anatomy, Medical University Graz, with 23 participants from all over the world as far as Japan.

The course started with an anatomical introduction by Prof. Anderhuber followed by lectures by Dr. Hoffermann and Dr. Bruckmann about functional neuroanatomy. In the afternoon, we started the dissection unit focusing on the lateral part of the brain. Later on, Dr. Reishofer gave a very informative talk about technical possibilities in neuroradiology.

Concluding the first day we had an exciting social dinner with all participants, speakers and sponsors at the pretty Schloßberg Restaurant.

The second day started with lectures by Prof. Duffau and Dr. Sala on Intraoperative monitoring and the philosophy of a holistic brain network and its implications on oncological surgery. Again Prof. Anderhuber gave an introduction to the medial part of the brain and Limbic System. Later the third and fourth dissection unit started with focus on the Limbic System and the Hippocampal Formation.

Finally under the guidance of Prof. Duffau we performed a surgical approach through the frontal operculum to a deep seated lesion as done in awake surgery.

Overall it was a very interesting and motivating meeting 2016!

Impressions from dissection course 2016

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Dissection Course 2015

Our second course from May 28-29, 2015 was a great success with participants from as far as the Caribbean Islands. Excellent lectures about neuroanatomy, neuroimaging and neurooncological surgery were rounded up by extensive anatomical dissections.

As a highlight Prof. H. Duffau was given extended time for his lecture and he gave us an impressive insight into his work and philosophy showing images and intraoperative videos. Furthermore, Prof. Duffau supported the tutors and participants with his expertise in the dissection room with time for further stimulating discussions.

The social dinner in the higly decorated Prato restaurant was a very pleasant opportunity to cool down from the demanding hours and to get in touch with the participants and the faculty.

Thanks to all our sponsors without whom this course would not have been made possible!

We hope you all enjoyed the course and are looking forward to seeing you again in Graz 2016!

Impressions from dissection course 2015

Dissection Course 2014

The first course in February 2014 with participants from Austria, Germany and Italy fully exceeded our expectations and gave the stimulus to offer a next course 2015 for more participants.

The course was held at the Institute of Anatomy, Medical University Graz, renowned for outstanding anatomists and with great expertise in organizing international cadaver courses and workshops.

Extensive anatomical dissections of specimens provided for the participants were accompanied by excellent presentations about neuroanatomy, neuroradiology and neurooncological surgery. Prof. Anderhuber gave detailed and highly interesting lectures on development and built up of the brain, focusing especially on the different white matter tracts. Dr. Reishofer gave insights into the technical possibilities of modern neuroradiology using high resolution DTI and TDI. Finally Dr. von Campe gave a very interesting talk about how the knowledge gained from neuroanatomy and neuroradiology can be integrated into modern neurooncologic surgery.

Impressions from dissection course 2014