Karachi Spine Update 2015

Middle East Spine Society

Pakistan society of neurosurgeons is one of the most active and the most esteemed neurosurgical society of South Asia. Over the years Pakistan society of Neurosurgeons has helped the neurosurgeons and neurosurgical trainees to achieve state of the art facilities in collaboration with multiple international neurosurgical societies. Karachi Spine is an educational training workshop course that is organized bi-annually by the Department of Neurosurgery, Liaquat National Hospital & Medical College in collaboration with Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons. As Dr. Kim was operating when the ceremony was being held and Dr. Salman Faridi Could not attend the. So it was given by KIM and Kim shield given by Salman Faridi.

The Day 1 Speakers

Mehmet Zileli, President of Middle East Spine Society

Tariq Salahuddin, of Neurosurgery Lahore General Hospital Pakistan

Mohsin Qadeer, Spine Fellow LNHMC Pakistan

Manzar Hoseyn Consultant Neurosurgeon LNHMC Pakistan

Joachim Oertel, Chairman Department of Neurosurgery, University of Saarland, Hamburg Germany

Nasri Khoury Director and Consultant, Neurosurgery at Palestine Hospital

Eko Agus Subagio Neurosurgeon at Dr. Soetonno Hospital, Siloam Hospital, Seuabaya, Indonesia.

Live Endoscopic Lumbar discectomy – Joachim Oertel (Germany)/ Salman Sharif

Video Presentations – Hyeun Sung Kim, Joachim Oertel, Mehmet Zileli and Salman Sharif.

1stNeuroanatomy quizPakistan’s Neurosurgery Students Society

The daylong educational activity was followed by Gala Dinner by the sea at Amabala Corniche Restaurant attended by the elite faculty and eminent participants from around the globe. The night became even more pleasant with the unexpected windy weather and drizzles.

Day 2 Speakers

Douglas Orr (Cleveland clinic, Ohio) via Skype

Hyeun Sung Kim (Korea)

Mehmet Zileli (turkey).

Salman Sharif (Pakistan)

Rully Hanafi (Indonesia)

Mohsin Qadeer( Karachi, LNH).

Eko Agus Subagio (Indonesia)

Ashfaq Razzaq (Karachi)

Hyeun Sung Kim (Korea).

How I do it video session/ Case Discussions

Prof. Joachim Oertel/ Mehmet Zileli

SECOND live surgery TLIF -Hyeun Sung Kim with Salman Sharif and Prof Joachim Oertel.

Karachi Spine update 2015 was a two day educational activity from 28th Feb’15 to 1st Mar’15 held at the department of Neurosurgery Liaquat National Hospital in collaboration with Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons and Middle East Spine Society. It had intense educational course including live coupled with How I do it sessions providing multiple opportunities for young neurosurgeons and fellows to learn and achieve precision in their professional career. This event was only possible because of collaborative efforts of the neurosurgical team of LNH including Dr. Salman Sharif, Dr. Ejaz Aslam, Dr. Aamir Saghir, Dr. Manzar Hoseyn, Dr. Mohsin Qadeer and unit secretary Imad Ullah.� The medical director of LNH, Dr Salman Faridi has always provided his support for educational activities to make all events successful. This was the first course in Pakistan with CME accreditation from the institution.

We are immensely thankful to all eighty participants that came from all over Pakistan and abroad. One day prior to the conference, the guest faculty was taken to Lahore for a 1 day trip in which they visited some historical places including the Badshahi Mosque, The Lahore Forte, and Shalimar Garden.

The Department of Neurosurgery of Liaquat National Hospital is keen to continue providing such platforms for young neurosurgeons and is already planning the next conference to be held on 19 to 22 November, 2015. This will be a four-day workshop, in collaboration with ACNS and World Spinal Column Society along with the annual meeting of Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons.

See you in again November 2015!