The scientific program of this congress which is organized by Neurosurgical Society of Iran and Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS) will cover all aspects of neurosurgery with an emphasis on neurovascular, spine and skull base fields, Chair-Scientific Committee of NSIIM told in an exclusive interview with ISNA.
Dr. Samira Zabihyan said that Researchers from several countries including USA, Italy, Austria, Ireland Germany and France would attend the Congress, Stating that about 300 attendees from all over Iran and abroad are participating in the conference
She said that NSIIM provides an opportunity to share our knowledge with our colleagues and world- renowned neurosurgeons.
“Dr. Robert Spetzler, the director of Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's and one of the world's most renowned neurosurgeons is among the keynote speakers of this congress. Barrow Neurological Institute is one of the top 10 neuroscience institute in the North America.” She noted.
“Some of the other speakers are from neighborhood countries such as turkey, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan”.
She continued, Mashhad, has one the biggest neurovascular department in the world. We provide both neurovascular surgery and endovascular surgery in our department so we decided to hold this congress in the city.
Mashhad is an ideal venue for holding congress in Iran with many hotels, garden restaurants and sightseeing attractions.
“All abstracts will be printed in supplement of Iranian journal of NS, the official journal of neurosurgical society of Iran (NSI)” she added.
Furthermore, we have four pre and post congress workshops about neurovascular surgery endoscopic disc surgery and neuroimaging.
The deadline for submission of Abstracts was Jul, 31th, 2016. We have accepted 150 abstracts which 40 of them has been accepted for oral presentation and the rest of them has appointed for poster presentation.