Scientific Programme

Day 1 • Saturday, November 2nd, 2024
Diagnostic Use of Ultrasound
08.00 – 09.00 Registration
09.00 – 09.10 Welcome and introduction to the Workshop
Martin U. Schuhmann, Llewellyn Padayachy
09.10 – 09.30 Basics of Ultrasound for the Neurosurgeon
Tormod Selbekk
09.30 – 09.50 Basic „Neurosurgical“  Equipment and techniques
Llewellyn Padayachy
09.50 – 10.00 Discussion
 10.00 – 10.30 Hands on: Basic Adjustments/functional principles of ultrasound machines
Industry/Faculty
 10.30 – 10.50 Sonographic Anatomy for Neurosurgeons
Martin U. Schuhmann
 10.50 – 11.20 Refreshment break
 11.20 – 11.40 Assessing /Estimating ICP: ONSD and others
Llewellyn Padayachy
11.40 – 12.20 Hands-on ONSD
12.20 – 12.40 Measuring /assessing ventricular size after fontanelle closure: Sonography of Third ventricular diameter (TVD) and lateral ventricles
Martin U. Schuhmann
12.40 – 13.20 Hands-on TVD 
13.20 – 14.20 Lunch break
14.20 – 14.35 Can US techniques replace fundoscopy to diagnose raised ICP ?                                   
Martin U  Schuhmann
14.35 – 14.50 Trans-fontanel assessment of the ventricular system
Ilias Tsifflikas
14.55 – 15.10 Diagnosis of Craniosynostosis : Suture ultrasound
Michael Krimmel
15.10 – 15.40 Hands-on models: Craniosynostosis
15.40 – 15.55
US-diagnosis of peripheral nerve lesions
Alexander Grimm, Natalie Winter
15.55 – 16.25 Hands-on: Peripheral Nerve Ultrasound
16.25 – 16.55 Refreshment break
17.00 – 17.30
Outlook to Intra-operative use: 3D Navigation, Acoustic Coupling, Recent advances
Tormod Selbekk

Day 2 • Sunday, November 3rd, 2024
Intra-operative Use of Ultrasound
09.00 – 09.15 Ventricular Catheter guidance
Martin U. Schuhmann
09.15 – 09.30 Endoscope guidance and intraoperative use during endoscopy
Llewellyn Padayachy
09.30 – 10.30 Hands-on models : Ultrasound guidance of catheters/endoscopes
10.30 – 11.00 Refreshment break
11.00 – 11.30 Tumor surgery: approach to, biopsy of and resection guidance
Llewellyn Padayachy, Martin U. Schuhmann
11.30 – 12.30 Hands-on models : approach and biopsy under ultrasound control
12.30 – 13.00 Lunch break
13.00 – 13.30
Marrying Ultrasound with Neuronavigation: Navigated ultrasound           
Martin U. Schuhmann
 13.30 – 14.30 Hands-on: tumor resection with ultrasound guided navigation  & US integrated navigation
 14.30 – 14.50 Advanced applications:  Vascular lesions, Chiari , CEUS, Elastography
Llewellyn Padayachy, Martin U. Schuhmann
 14.50 – 15.20 Outlook: Therapeutic use – High intensity focused ultrasound and other advancements
Llewellyn Padayachy
15.20 – 15.40  Workshop evaluation and Farewell