22 - 26 July 2024 | Shanghai, China

General Overview

The ESAVS Asia Neurology program consists of 5 one-week modules. The course masters and instructors are Diplomates in Neurology (ECVN), Surgery (ECVS), Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI), and Pathology (ECVP) and internationally recognized specialists in their fields.

This course is dedicated to neurosurgical patients and neurosurgery. The course will be divided into lectures, that provide the participants with the necessary theoretical knowledge to understand and to perform high-quality neurosurgery. In addition, it is constructed as an interactive session that allows in-depth discussion. The practical part is divided into video-based case presentations and a neurosurgical wet lab. Participants must have previous experience in surgery and diagnostics to enrol for this course.


All modules will be held in China, in English language with consecutive translation in Chinese.


CPD Hours: 40

Tuition Fee: 2.000 - 3.550 EUR

Course Language: English with consecutive translation into Chinese

Full Program (Click to Open)
Day 1 Lectures: General and thoracal/lumbar approaches

8:15-9:00 Local welcome
9:00-10:45 Anatomy, physiology, neurological examination (Dr. Johannes Siedenburg)
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:45 Differential diagnosis in the neuropatient, spinal shock, myelomalacia,first aid for paraplegic and tetraplegic patients (Dr. Gabriele Gradner)
12:45-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:00 Thoracolumbal surgical techniques, videos/cases (Dr. Johannes Siedenburg)
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:30 Lumbar surgical peculiarities (Dr. Gabriele Gradner)
16:30-17:15 Instruments (Dr. Johannes Siedenburg)

Day 2 Practical exercises, thoracal, thoracolumbar and lumbar

9:00-9:15 Introduction goals of the day
9:15-10:00 Practical exercises with drill (eggs) and Kerrison Love
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-12:30 Hemilaminectomy and Minihemilaminectomy
12:30-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-15:00 Corpectomy and discectomy
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-17:00 Foraminotomy/dorsal laminectomy, Placement of urinary catheter

Day 3 Lectures: Cervical spine

9:00-9:15 Introduction, goals of the day
9:15-10:15 Approaches ventral slot (Dr. Johannes Siedenburg)
10:15-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:45 Dorsal approach (Dr. Gabriele Gradner)
11:45-12:30 Lateral approach (Dr. Gabriele Gradner)
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-14:30 Cases group work (Dr. Johannes Siedenburg)
14:30-15:15 Craniotomy, approaches (Dr. Gabriele Gradner)
15:15-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-17:00 Craniotomy, closure and aftercare (Dr. Gabriele Gradner)

Day 4 Wet lab: Cervical spine and head

9:00-9:15 Introduction, goals of the day
9:15-10:30 Ventral slot
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Cranial cervical approach
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:00 Dorsal cervical approach
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Craniotomy

Day 5 Wrap-up

9:00-9:15 Introduction, goals of the day
9:15-10:30 Implants, trauma patient (Dr. Johannes Siedenburg)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Negative imaging? Nerve biopsy, muscle biopsy, liquor (Dr. Gabriele Gradner)
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-14:00 Aftercare of the patients (urinary bladder, physiotherapy) (Dr. Johannes Siedenburg)

Course Masters

Dr. Gabriele Gradner


Vienna, Austria

Dr. Johannes Siedenburg




Dr. Chiara Köcher

Resident ECVS

Vienna, Austria

Course Location

Lectures (Days 1, 3 and 5): Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square- 2F Conference, No.123 Xizang South Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200021 China

Practicals (Days 2 and 4): Birkenfeld Pet Hospital Shanghai, No.1745 South Xi Zang Rd., Huangpu District, Shanghai


Registration and Fees

Discount tuition fee for Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, China, Pakistan, Lebanon and Vietnam: EURO 2.100,–

    Early registration: Euro 2.000,-

    (Deadline for FULL early registration payment: 21st April 2024)

Discount tuition fee for Macao, South Korea and Taiwan: EURO 2.760,–

    Early registration: Euro 2.660,-

    (Deadline for FULL early registration payment: 21st April 2024)

Tuition fee for Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Canada, USA and Japan: EURO 3.550,–

    Early registration: Euro 3.450,-

    (Deadline for FULL early registration payment: 21st April 2024)

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