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King's NeuroLab Teaching Sessions: Posterior lumbar spine approaches - 24 June 2022

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Free for London trainees.

King's Neurolab launches a new season of specialist training sessions in its new home within the Department of Surgical and Interventional Engineering, St Thomas' Hospital, and supported by King's Health Partners Academic Surgery.

Posterior lumbar spine approaches will be simulated using high-fidelity Realists® spine phantoms: the first such course in London. The aim is to equip neurosurgical trainees with the knowledge and practical experience to perform a variety of lumbar approaches including laminectomy, microdiscectomy, cross-over decompression and CSF leak repair.

There will be three sessions in the day, each running for 2.5hrs and limited to four delegates per session (12 total) for 1:1 teaching from consultant neurosurgeons.

Each training session will include 30 mins didactic teaching on approaches followed by a 90 minute practical session with 1 phantom per two delegates.

A further timetable will be confirmed following registration with trainees allocated to sessions based on experience levels to maximise benefit.

Refreshments will be provided.

Future sessions:

  • September - Cranial approaches (high-fidelity phantoms)
  • November - Cervical approaches (high-fidelity phantoms)
  • January - Cranial approaches (cadaveric)


At this event

Jonathan Shapey

Jonathan Shapey

Senior Clinical Lecturer in Neurosurgery

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