MercyAscot - Neurosurgery: Advances in the investigation and treatment of common conditions

Drs Patrick Schweder, Robert Aspoas and Andrew Law present an update on neurosurgical care.

Topics include:

  • Brain, Pituitary and Spine Tumours
  • Neurosurgical Treatment
  • Options for Pain
  • Spine: Neck and Back Problems and How to Manage Them
  • Aneurysms and Cerebrovascular Surgery Scenarios

Neurosurgery: Advances in the investigation and treatment of common conditions 20 June 2016

Co-presented by Patrick Schweder, Robert Aspoas and Andrew Law

Topic 1    Brain, Pituitary and Spine Tumours

  • Brain, Tumours:
  • Malignant and Benign – Relevance to General Practice
  • Scenarios in General Practice and how to Manage Common Problems
  • Pituitary Tumours
  • Spine Tumours

Topic 2    Neurosurgical Treatment Options for Pain

  • Facial Pain
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia – Scenarios in General Practice
  • Atypical Facial Pain – What can be done?
  • Chronic Pain – Neurosurgical Treatment Options
  • Advanced Technologies and Neuromodulation
  • Minimally-Invasive Techniques to Manage Pain

Topic 3    Spine: Neck and Back Problems and How to Manage Them

  • Cervical Spine
  • Neck Pain and Arm Pain – What can be done for each?
  • Chronic Neck Pain – are there Management Options?
  • Lumbar Spine
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Post-Surgery Back Pain
  • Some New Treatment Options for Failed Back Surgery

Topic 4    Aneurysms and Cerebrovascular Surgery Scenarios for General Practitioners

  • Aneurysms
  • Family History
  • Who Should Have a Scan
  • When Should we Treat Ruptured Aneurysms?
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery Scenarios

MercyAscot Education Series

This CME Event is brought to you as part of the MercyAscot Education Series. The MercyAscot Education Series is designed to complement the Goodfellow Symposium and is always evolving as topics are suggested. The Education (CME) Sessions provide General Practitioners with clinically relevant and practical education, harnessing the expertise and interests of the specialists working with MercyAscot.
So far in 2016 they have held an update on Orthopaedic Surgery, and plan three more events. Email CME@mercyascot.co.nz to be notified as soon as content for the next MercyAscot Education Sessions are confirmed.