Remaining days for the Hands-on Workshop


Scientific Program



Monday • January 23, 2023
Endoscopic 3rd ventriculostomy and septostomy
08:00-10:30 SESSION 1: Instruments – Anatomy – Applied technologies available during hands-on
  Chairpersons: Giuseppe Cinalli, Suresh Sankhla
08:00-08:05 Maurizio Fornari: Welcome from the President of the SINch
08:05-08:10 Giuseppe Cinalli: Organisation and objectives of the course
08:10-08:20 Santolo Cozzolino: Presentation of the Center
08:20-08:30 Giuseppe Mirone: Endoscope: basic principles and instrumentation
08:30-08:40 Kenichi Nishiyama: Endoscopic anatomy of the ventricles
Corrado Iaccarino: Neuronavigation and Neuroendoscopy
09:00-09:10 Piero Andrea Oppido: Laser in Neuroendoscopy
09:15-09:25 Bassel Zebian: Ultrasonic aspirator in Neuroendoscopy
09.30-09.40 Carlo Giussani: 3D Exoscopy
09:45-09:55 Emidio Procaccini: Robot assisted Neuroendoscopy
 10:00-10:15  Nils Hecht: Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Evacuation of Intracerebral Hematomas
 10:20-10:30  Stefan Wolfsberger: Stealth Autoguide Robotic system
10:35-11:35 SESSION 2: ETV
  Chairperson: Tenoch Herrada-Pineda
10:35-10:45 Concezio di Rocco: Preoperative evaluation of hydrocephalus
10:50-11:00 Sebastian Senger: ETV: Indications
11:05-11:15 Esperanza Arcas Navarrete: ETV: Surgical technique
11:20-11:35 Tenoch Herrada-Pineda: ETV: Complications avoidance
11:35-11:50 Coffee break
11:50-13:00 Hands on-Anatomical and Animal Models
13:00–14:00 Lunch break
14:00-16:30 Hands on-Anatomical and Animal Models
16:30-16:45 Coffee break
16:45-17:45 SESSION 3 ETV & Septostomy
  Chairperson: Stefan Wolfsberger
16:45-16:55 Ricardo Santos de Oliveira: ETV: long-term results
17:00-17:10 Llewellyn Padayachy: ETV + CPC
17:15-17:25 Suresh Sankhla: Septostomy: indications
17:30-17:40 Bassel Zebian: Septostomy: surgical technique
17:45-18:30 SESSION 4: Clinical Cases | ETV & Septostomy
  Instructors: Llewellyn Padayachy, Bassel Zebian, Ricardo Santos de Oliveira
Each instructor presents 3 cases and is allotted 15’.
Tuesday • January 24, 2023
Complex hydrocephalus
08:00-10:15 SESSION 5: Complex Hydrocephalus
  Chairperson: Kenichi Nishiyama
08:00-08:10 Gianpiero Tamburrini: Multiloculated hydrocephalus: classification / radiology
08:15-08:25 Simone Peraio: Multiloculated hydrocephalus: surgical techniques
08:30-08:40 Manas Panigrahi: ETV and shunt malfunction
08:45-08:55 Samer Elbabaa: ETV in spina bifida
09:00-09:10 Ulrich-Wilhelm Thomale: Ventricular washing in PHH in prematures
Artur da Cunha: Choroid plexus coagulation: indications, technique, results
09:30-09:40 Tenoch Herrada-Pineda: Neurocysticercosis
09:45-09:55 Fernando Chico Ponce de Leon: Endoscopic treatment of brain abscess and ventriculitis
10:00-10:10 Neelam Venkataramana: ETV in post-tuberculosis hydrocephalus
10:15-11:30 SESSION 6: Arachnoid cysts

Chairperson: Samer Elbabaa
10:15-10.25 François Lechanoine: Arachnoid cysts: classification and radiology
10:30-10.40 Gianpiero Tamburrini: Sylvian cysts: endoscopic surgical technique
Jonathan Roth: Suprasellar cysts: endoscopic surgical technique
11.00-11:10 Pietro Spennato: Interhemispheric cysts: endoscopic surgical technique
11:15-11:25  Giuseppe Mirone: Posterior fossa cysts: endoscopic surgical technique
11:30-11:50 Coffee break
11:50-13:00 Hands on-Anatomical and Animal models
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-16:30 Hands on-Anatomical and Animal models
16.30-16.45 Coffee break
16:45-18:15 SESSION 7: Clinical Cases: Complex Hydrocephalus and Arachnoid Cysts
  Chairperson: Spyros Sgouros
Instructors: Jonathan Roth, Simone Peraio, Ricardo Santos de Oliveira
Each instructor presents 3 cases and is allotted 15’.
17:45-18:15 VIDEO SESSION | Complex hydrocephalus
Chairperson: Gianpiero Tamburrini
Instructors: Samer Elbabaa, Ulrich-Wilhelm Thomale, Artur da Cunha
Each instructor presents 3 videos and is allotted 15'.


Wednesday • January 25, 2023
08:00-09:15 SESSION 8: Endoscope-assisted surgery
  Chairperson: Alvaro Cordoba
08:00-08:10 Hisayuki Murai: Endoscopy in parenchymal haemorrhage
08:15-08:25 Alberto Feletti: Endoscopy in intraventricular haemorrhage
08:30-08:40 Alvaro Cordoba: Endoscope-assisted microsurgery in brain tumors
08:45-08:55 Renato Galzio: Endoscope-assisted microsurgery in vascular surgery
08:55-09:05 Sandi Lam: Endoscopic callosotomy and hemispherotomy
09:05-09:15 Hans Delye: Endoscopic repair of craniosynostosis
09:20-10:30 SESSION 9: Endoscopy in Tumor Management
  Chairperson: Henry Schroeder
09:20-09:30 Jose Hinojosa: ETV and posterior fossa tumors
09:35-09:45 Wan Tew Seow: ETV in pineal tumors: indications, technique
09:50-10:00 Kazuhito Takeuchi: Tumor biopsy / removal: surgical technique
10:05-10:15 Piero Spennato: Tumor biopsy with normal ventricles
10:20-11:30 SESSION 10: Craniopharyngiomas – Miscellaneous
  Chairperson: Davide Locatelli
10:20-10:30 Hisayuki Murai: Craniopharyngiomas: ventricular approach
10:30-10:40 Stefano Peron: Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Removal of Colloid Cysts
10:40-10:50 Henry Schroeder: Pure endoscopic management of intraventricular tumors
10:50-11:00 Henry Schroeder: Dryfield technique in intraventricular surgery
11:05-11:15 Kazuhito Takeuchi: Cylinder tumor surgery
11:20-11:30 Joachim Oertel: Endoscopic Eyebrow approach
11:40-12:00 Coffee break
12:00-13:00 Hands on-Anatomical and Animal Models
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-16:30 Hands on-Anatomical and Animal Models
16:30-16:45 Coffee break
16:45-18:15 SESSION 11: Clinical Cases: Endoscopic Tumor Surgery & Video Session
   Chairperson: Kazuhito Takeuchi
17:15-17:30 Peng Zhao: Endoport technique in Intraventricular tumor
 17:30-17:45 Joachim Oertel: Endoscope assisted microsurgery in aneurysm surgery
17:45-18:15 VIDEO SESSION | Endoscopic Tumor surgery
Instructors: Sandi Lam, José Hinojosa, Claudio Schonauer
Each instructor presents 3 videos and is allotted 15'.


Thursday • January 26, 2023
Endoscopic endonasal and trans-orbital approaches
Welcome and event presentation
Giuseppe Cinalli, Luigi Maria Cavallo
Addresses of the Presidents IFNE and SINch
SESSION 12: Endoscopic Endonasal approach to Sellar Region and Cavernous Sinus 

Chairperson: Luigi Maria Cavallo
08:30-08:42 Matteo De Notaris: Endoscopic endonasal anatomy of the midline skull base
08:45-08:57 Francesco Doglietto: Current strategies for functioning pituitary adenomas
09:00-09:12 Luigi Maria Cavallo: Endonasal approach for craniopharyngiomas
09:15-09:27 Diego Mazzatenta: Endonasal approach to Cavernous Sinus
09:30-09:42 Waleed Azab: Endonasal approach for uncommon sellar and clival lesions
09:45-09:57 Verena Gellner: Complications of endonasal skull base surgery
 10:00-10:12 Henry Schroeder: The value of the endoscope in MVD
Networking break
Hands-on Cadaveric Specimens
Lunch break
Hands-on Cadaveric Specimens
Coffee break
16:30-17:45 SESSION 13: Advanced Endoscopic approaches to Skull base
  Chairperson: Waleed Azab
Gui Songbai: Endonasal approach for pituitary adenomas
Luigi Maria Cavallo: Endonasal approaches for ASB meningiomas
Michael Bruneau: Minimally invasive approaches for ACF meningioma
Joaquim Enseñat: Endoscope assisted skull base surgery
17:30- 17:42
Alberto Di Somma: Transorbital eyelid approach
Friday • January 27, 2023

Endoscopic skull base techniques
SESSION 14: Miscellaneous
  Chairperson: Michael Brunëau
08:30-08:42 Federica Penner: Neuronavigation for skull base approaches
08:45-08:57 Francesco Sala: Intraoperative monitoring for skull base surgery
09:00-09:12 Yazhuo Zhang: Endonasal approaches for clival chordomas
09:15-09:27 Maurizio Iacoangeli: The Endonasal approach for CVJ 
09:30-09:42 Marco Maria Fontanella: Endoscopic supraorbital approach
09:45-09:57 Davide Locatelli: Combined approaches to anterior cranial base
10:00-10:12 Felice Esposito: Tips and tricks for skull base reconstruction
Giuseppe Minniti: Radiotherapy for Skull base tumors
10:30-10:40 Networking break
10:45-13:30 Hands-on Cadaveric Specimens
13:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-16:15 Hands on Cadaveric Specimens
Coffee break
16:30-17:45 SESSION 15: Video & Clinical cases
  Chairperson: Felice Esposito

Case discussion & video presentation (faculty and attendees)