Global Neurosurgery Committee

A safe, low-cost, and effective method of training from afar.

Matthew Christopher Davis et. al. report on using two iPads, 3G cellular service and a simple app to provide two way real-time feedback from Birmingham, Alabama, USA  to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam during endoscopic third ventriculostomies. This simple solution possesses huge potential to dramatically alter the landscape of training methods in highly technical specialty such as neurosurgery when applied to skill transfer from advanced centers to new centers where expertise is lacking.

Virtual Interactive Presence in Global Surgical Education, Davis Can Johnston World NSGY 2016

Global Neurosurgery Conference in Cambodia, March 24,25


The Cambodian Ministry of Health, World Health Organization and Cambodian surgical, anesthesia and nursing associations along with NGOs working on strengthening essential surgical capacity will come together on March 24 in Phnom Penh to move forward with implementation of WHA resolution 68.15 in Cambodia.

On March 25, neurosurgeons from the Asia, Australisia and South Asia region will discuss the role of neurosurgery in essential and emergency surgical care and try to reach consensus and recommendations for essential and emergency neurosurgical care at district level facilities in low income countries in the region.

The website for the conference is here.