On November 15–16, the 6th Meeting for Neuro Interventionalists and Complications (NICO 2018) took place in Barcelona, Spain.
Dr. Andrey Petrov, head of Neurosurgery Department 3 of the Almazov Centre, gave two presentations. The audience noted the high level and complexity of the presented clinical cases.
Such meetings have become regular get-together events for many endovascular neurosurgeons from around the world. The increased interest is due to the fact that in a professional setting the specialists can closely discuss the various clinical and technical complications that they face during or after neurointerventional procedures. First of all, they focused on the complications of treating cerebral aneurysms, ischemic stroke, high-flow fistulas and arteriovenous malformations, as well as the new treatment methods and techniques that improve the results. NICO 2019 is scheduled to be held in France.
On November 16–17, Live Interventional Neuroradiology, Neurology & Neurosurgery Course (LINNC Seminar 2018 — Asia Edition) took place in Singapore. The course directors are Professors Jacques Moret and Laurent Spelle (France).
The course presented more than 15 video records of endovascular neurosurgery procedures performed at the Bicêtre clinic in Paris. The course participants reviewed in detail every stage of procedures and discussed the possible options for various clinical situations.
Doctors Petr Sinitsyn, Vasily Bobinov and Arkady Ivanov, specialists of the Vascular Neurosurgery Department at the Almazov Centre, attended the course. The poster session featured the poster entitled “The case of one-stage embolization of intraventricular AVM and aneurism associated with its nidus using ONYX 18 and SQUID 12” by Arkady Ivanov and Andrey Petrov. The audience noted that the combination of embolizing compositions of different viscosities in the treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations is a promising tactic to increase the radical nature of treatment in this group of patients. More specialists from the Almazov Centre plan to attend the event and present more posters next year.