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Neurosurgery Congress South Africa International Faculty – Neurosurgery Congress South Africa

Faculty

INTERNATIONAL FACULTY

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    Professor Hiroyoshi Akutsu - Japan
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Tsukuba Hospital

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    Professor Hiroyoshi Akutsu - Japan
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Tsukuba Hospital

    Dr Akutsu is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Tsukuba. He completed his medical degree and residency training in Tsukubu, after which he completed clinical fellowships, first in Germany then in Tsukubu. He was awarded his PhD in 2009. He is well published and has special interests in skull base surgery, including endoscopic endonasal approaches, and glioma.
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    Professor Hidehiro Hirabayashi - Japan
    Nara Medical Center, National Hospital Organization

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    Professor Hidehiro Hirabayashi - Japan
    Nara Medical Center, National Hospital Organization

    Professor Hirabayashi trained at Nara Medical University where he was subsequently appointed as a neurosurgeon, professor, and Director of the National Hospital Organization. He trained as a researcher in stereotactic surgery in Umea (Sweden) under Marwan Haiz, where he also obtained his PhD. He is a member of several Japanese societies including the Neurosurgical Society, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Neuromodulation, Stroke, and Neurotraumatology Societies. He is an expert in Functional Neurosurgery and has published widely on laboratory and clinical aspects of this field.
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    A/Professor Tetsuyoshi Horiuchi - Japan
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Shinshu University

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    A/Professor Tetsuyoshi Horiuchi - Japan
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Shinshu University

    Dr Horiuchi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Shinshu University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in Shinshu, following which he was a Fellow in Physiology. He was also a Research Associate in the Department of Neurosurgery at Washington University in St. Louis. He has a special interest in cerebrovascular surgery.
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    Professor Kyousuke Kamada - Japan
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Asahikawa Medical University

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    Professor Kyousuke Kamada - Japan
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Asahikawa Medical University

    Dr Kamada is the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Asahikawa Medical University in Hokkaido, Japan. He completed his Ph.D. on relaxation times of metabolites in MR spectroscopy. His professional career includes research periods at the Hokkaido University, the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany), Georgetown University (USA) and The University of Tokyo for neuroscience and biomedical engineering. His current research topics include functional brain mapping and brain-computer interfaces. Dr. Kamada is an expert on high-gamma mapping procedures to make functional brain maps in real-time. He records cortico-cortical evoked potentials to identify normal and abnormal networks for brain surgery and evaluates motor, language-related functions, and epilepsy networks at the bedside in the monitoring unit or for awake craniotomy in the operating room. By using multiple-electrophysiological techniques, he established his original surgical technique for neurosurgery.
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    Professor Kaoru Kurisu - Japan
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Hiroshima University Hospital

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    Professor Kaoru Kurisu - Japan
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Hiroshima University Hospital

    Dr Kurisu completed his undergraduate degree at the Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine. After his residency of neurosurgery, he completed his Ph.D. He became an instructor of Department of Neurosurgery in 1987, Assistant Professor in 1991, Associated Professor in 1994 and Professor and Chairman of Department of Neurosurgery HUH in 1995. His clinical and basic research fields are brain tumor biology and surgery, skull base surgery, image diagnosis of the central nervous system (CNS), regeneration of CNS, the magnetic activity of CNS, and more. From 2009 to 2013, he was a senior delegate of JNS to WFNS and from 2013 to 2017 chairman of neurosurgery technology committee of WFNS. Recently he started a new approach to harvest neural stem cells from mesenchymal stem cells originated from skull bone dust under the microgravity environment using Gravite. He also established an information integrated packaged operating theatre (smart cyber operating theatre, SCOT) as the first installation in the world in HUH in 2016, which he is expanding also to bone tumors in orthopedics.
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    Professor Yasushi Matsumoto - Japan
    Department of Neuroendovascular Therapy, Kohnan Hospital

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    Professor Yasushi Matsumoto - Japan
    Department of Neuroendovascular Therapy, Kohnan Hospital

    Dr Matsumoto is Director of the Department of Neuroendovascular Therapy, Kohnan Hospital in Sendai, Japan. He completed his undergraduate degree and residency training at Shinshu University School of Medicine. He was appointed to the staff at Kohnan Hospital in 2003 and has been Director of Neuro-endo vascular Therapy there since 2008. He functions in various societies, including the Japanese Society of Neuroendovascular Therapy (President), the Japanese Society of Neurosurgery, the World Federation of Interventional Therapeutic Neuroradiology, Asian-Australasian Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology, the Cardiovascular Stroke Society of Japan (Executive member), the Japan Stroke Society, and the Japanese Society of Endovascular Intervention (Executive member). He is on the editorial boards of several journals and his main clinical interest is in endovascular neurosurgery.
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    Professor Akio Morita - Japan
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Nippon Medical School

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    Professor Akio Morita - Japan
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Nippon Medical School

    Dr Morita graduated at the University of Tokyo, School of Medicine and trained in neurosurgery under Professors. Keiji Sano, Kintomo Takakura, Takanori Fukushima, Tomio Sasaki and Takaaki Kirino. After his training he became a clinical fellow and later resident fellow of the department of Neurological Surgery at the Mayo Clinic. He studied multi-subspecialty neurosurgical fields and completed residency at Mayo Clinic in 1996, after which he became an assistant professor at the George Washington University, DC under Prof. Laligam N. Sekhar. In 1998, he returned to University of Tokyo and became an Assistant Professor and later Associate Professor there in 2002. He specialised in Cranial Base Surgery and Vascular Surgery and performed more than 5000 surgeries in his career. In research, he studied robotic medical engineering and clinical studies of vascular pathologies including the Japanese cohort study of unruptured cerebral aneurysms (UCAS Japan). His extensive publication list include papers in the New England Journal of Medicine and Lancet Neurology, with a Total Impact Factor of over 600. He currently serves as one the board members of the Japan Neurosurgical Society and Assistant Secretary of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies.
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    Professor Akitake Mukasa - Japan
    Department of Neurosurgery, Kumamoto University

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    Professor Akitake Mukasa - Japan
    Department of Neurosurgery, Kumamoto University

    Dr Musaka is a Professor of Neurosurgery at Kumamoto University. He completed his undergraduate training and PhD at Tokyo University. He has held appointments at the Fuji Brain Institute, Showa General Hospital, the Genome Science Division at the University of Tokyo, the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in San Diego and the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Tokyo. He has special interests in Neuro-Oncology (especially in the treatment of malignant brain tumors, molecular genetics & biology of brain tumors, molecular targeted therapy and individualised therapy), image-guided surgery and awake surgery. He has published widely, with a special focus on molecular aspects of neuro-oncology.
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    A/Professor Kazuaki Shimoji - Japan
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Juntendo University Hospital

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    A/Professor Kazuaki Shimoji - Japan
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Juntendo University Hospital

    Kazuaki Shimoji is Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Juntendo University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan, from which he graduated in 1996.  He is a board-certified member by the Japan Neurosurgical Society, the Japan Stroke Society, and the Japan Society for Neuroendoscopy.  Professor Shimoji is a member of several Japanese societies, including the Japan Neurosurgical Society, the Japan Congress of Neurosurgical Surgeons and the Japan Society for Neuroendoscopy.  He was a member of the Japan Neurosurgical Society simultaneous translation team and of the peer review committee of Currently Practical Neurosurgery.  Professor Shimoji is a council member of the Japan Society for Medical English Education and the Japan Society for Paediatric Neurosurgery.
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    A/Professor Toshihiro Takami - Japan
    Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka City University

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    A/Professor Toshihiro Takami - Japan
    Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka City University

    Dr Takami is the Chief of Neurospine at Osaka City University Hospital and an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine. He completed his MD and PhD at the Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine. He was a Visiting Scholar at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, University of Miami School of Medicine. His clinical practice and research interests include complex spine instrumentation, the surgical treatment of spinal cord tumors, spinal vascular disease, degenerative disc disease, OPLL, syringomyelia and spinal trauma.
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IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Submission Opens: January 2018

Abstract Submission Deadline: 28 May 2018

Preferential booking rates for accommodation close: 31 May 2018

Notification to Authors:
6 June 2018

Extended Online Registration closes: 22 July 2018

CONTACT DETAILS

Email Address: claudette@eoafrica.co.za

Telephone: +27 (0)11 325 0020

Fax: +27 (0)11 325 0028

Postal Address:
PO Box 782243
Sandton, Johannesburg, 2146
South Africa