Dear Collegaues, dear Friends,
- Last Updated on Thursday, 16 March 2017 01:06
- Published on Thursday, 16 March 2017 01:05
I would like to invite you for a mission concerning neurosurgical work.
As you know, a lot of African countries are in a very difficult situation in the field of health care. The neurosurgical network is especially underdeveloped. The aim of our neurosurgical mission would be to help the improvement of this area of medicine.
Between 26 of December 2016 and 8 January 2017 I visited eight Nigerian Christian Hospitals in three states of Nigeria, including Enugu, Anambra, and Ebony, to assess the facilities.
There are private hospital networks which are available only for rich people due to the high fees they charge for their services. Consequently, only 1% of the population can use these health institutions. Besides, there is a network of governmental hospitals where the patients also have to pay for any treatment, so these hospitals are available only for the upper-middle class. It means that maximum 15% of the population has access to proper treatment. Practically for 80-85% of the population private and governmental medical care is absolutely unavailable. As a third option there is a network of hospitals run by the Christian Church.
These hospitals serve the under middle-class patients for a minimum fee and provide free treatment for the poor especially in severe cases.
Generally, governmental and Christian hospitals are not equipped with CTs, microscopes, C arms and there are no neurosurgical units.
Finally I managed to locate the St. Charles Borromeo Cath. Hospital in Onitsha City (with population of 2 million in Anambra State) which hospital has a Toshiba CT. They received the equipment 2 years ago.
In this hospital we would like to open a neurosurgical unit with the strong support of the Archbishop and the Directory of the hospital. In this state only one neurosurgeon works in a governmental hospital.
In the framework of the mission the plan is to provide continuous presence of one neurosurgeon in monthly turns. I am convinced we can ask for a two- week leave from our hospitals and add 2 weeks of our paid holiday to be able to provide the one-month mission in Nigeria,
The fee of the flight to Nigeria (Lagos) (costs about 700EU) would be financed by sponsors or foundations or privately and other sources. Our local transportation, accommodation and food etc. would be paid by the Archbishop and the Church.
The aim of our mission is not only to provide relatively acceptable neurosurgical treatment but to train three local doctors who could continue neurosurgical work after our mission will have been completed, in this region. In my opinion the mission would last 3 or for 4 years.
We are looking forward to your applications. If you are interested, please send me an email and I will provide more information and we can work out the details.
The name of the mission: Neurosurgical Mission under Blessed Holy Mary Medjugorje (We got the call in Medjugorje with Fr.Francis Chiawa who is a Nigerian priest)
Motto: "We are a drop in the ocean, but the ocean consists of drops.” To do something good for Jesus” (Mother Teresa)
András Csókay M.D.Ph.D. Chief of Neurosurgical Department
Hungarian Defence Forces Military Hospital, Budapest,Hungary
Viata si realizarile Profesorului Alexandru Vlad Ciurea – izvor nesecat de invataminte
- Last Updated on Thursday, 19 January 2017 17:34
- Published on Thursday, 19 January 2017 17:23
Altfel spus, o recenzie sub forma unei interesante și plăcute călătorii printre călătoriile de o viață așezate de Alexandru Vlad Ciurea în centrul gândirii, la care adăugăm completarea nu numai a gândirii sale și a interogatorului ci și a gândirii numeroșilor cititori.
Mă număr printre puținii care îl cunosc pe profesor de mai bine de o jumătate de secol, mai precis, în urmă cu 51 de ani, într-o situație nefericită pentru bunul meu prieten – Primul Vicepreședinte al CR Brașov a accidentat o fetiță care a fost salvată de la moarte în urma operației pe creier efectuată de către autorul cărții pe care o recenzez. Relațiile au continuat, am reușit să-l cunosc și să mă împrietenesc cu tatăl său, cu care, amândoi veterani de război, ne-am depănat gândurile de pe front, precum și cele cu privire la familii și cu accent la copii. M-am întâlnit cu profesorul Ciurea la numeroase acțiuni științifice naționale și internaționale, l-am vizitat mai ales la clinica universitară ”Bagdasar-Arseni”, când după operații de opt-zece ore, abia își mai trăgea sufletul, se odihnea câteva minute, după care refăcut intra în discuții de mare valoare științifică și uneori de politică socială.
Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 16:39
- Published on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 17:18
2nd Regional DBS meeting Deep brain stimulation: New Horizons in Neurology and Psychiatry
- Last Updated on Thursday, 19 January 2017 17:22
- Published on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 16:45
It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 2ndRegional DBS meeting “Deep brain stimulation: New Horizons in Neurology and Psychiatry” in Zagreb, Croatia, May 4-6, 2017. Deep brain stimulation has developed during the past 30 years as a remarkable treatment option for several brain disorders. DBS has also evolved significantly during the past decade at University Hospital Dubrava Zagreb (Croatia) as the Referral Centre of the Croatian Ministry of Health for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. This meeting will provide a state-of-the art coverage of current DBS practice and future directions in this region of Europe and in the world. The various topics will be covered by an international faculty of distinguished invited lecturers from London, Shanghai Grenoble, Ljubljana, Belgrade, Yale, Stockholm, Split, Rijeka and Zagreb. We hope this meeting will be of interest and we look forward to welcoming you in Zagreb.
Darko Chudy and Vladimira Vuletic
Lansare de carte "Calatorii in centrul gandirii" de Alexandru Vlad Ciurea
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 16:39
- Published on Friday, 16 December 2016 12:54
Vă invităm sâmbătă, 17 decembrie 2016, la ora 12.00, la lansarea volumului "Călătorii în centrul gândirii" de Alexandru Vlad Ciurea. Prezintă: Dr. Richard Constantinescu, iatroistoriograf, Prof, dr. Ion Poeată, neurochirurg, Prof. dr. Doru Tompea, Președinte al UPA și autorul.
Lansarea are loc în incinta librăriei Tafrali din cadrul Universității Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Iași.
8th Congress of the Croatian Neurosurgical Society and Joint Meeting with the Italian Society of Neurosurgery
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 16:51
- Published on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 16:33
Dear colleagues, dear friends,
On behalf of the Boards of the Croatian Neurosurgical Society and the Italian Society of Neurosurgery, as well as the Organizing Committee, we have the pleasure of inviting you to the 8th Congress of the Croatian Neurosurgical Society and Joint Meeting with the Italian Society of Neurosurgery, to be held between May 18th – 20th 2017, in Split, Croatia.
The Congress of the Croatian Neurosurgical Society, the most important neurosurgical event in Croatia, will once again bring together prominent Croatian and European neurosurgeons, as well as distinguished guests and speakers from all over the world aiming to share scientific knowledge and good clinical practices through lectures, discussions and e-posters. The 8th Congress of the Croatian Neurosurgical Society is jointly organized with the Italian Society of Neurosurgery with the scope of further strengthening the cordial and friendly relations among our Societies and individual neurosurgeons, and also contribute to the development of scientific partnerships between our countries.
The scientific program of our Joint meeting includes invited plenary lectures, oral presentations, thematic sessions called Meet the Experts and for the first time in the history of the Croatian Neurosurgical Society’s congresses, a pre-congress event, organized under the auspices of the University of Zagreb, School of Medicine.
We are proud and delighted to host the 8th Congress of the Croatian Neurosurgical Society and Joint Meeting with the Italian Society of Neurosurgery in the city of Split, the largest city of the beautiful region of Dalmatia. Split is ideal for assembling the neurosurgical communities of Croatia and Italy due to its cultural, geographic, transportation, and accommodation features. Its historical background and cultural heritage, as well as natural beauties of its surroundings will remind us once more that the Adriatic Sea is not a division, but a bond among our countries.
We invite you to take an active part in the scientific program of this remarkable Congress, but also to fully enjoy the social activities that we have in preparation for you.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Split.
Prof. Miroslav Vukić
President of the Croatian Neurosurgical Society
Prof. Michelangelo Gangemi
President of Italian Society of Neurosurgery