Neurosurgical Nursing Professional Development Scholarship Committee 17th Annual Conference
The Neurosurgical Nurses Professional Development Scholarship Committee (NNPDSC) delivers professional development, and ongoing learning opportunities for nurses working in neurosurgery through administration of a scholarship fund, networking and educational events.
This event is aimed at healthcare professionals working in neurosurgery, with an interest in ongoing learning and professional development
The conference this year will be our first virtual conference since the inception of the NNPDSC. We will continue to provide a supportive forum for clinicians to network virtually, share and exchange knowledge, expertise and experience to improve health outcomes for our neurosurgical patients. The presentations will explore the diverse specialty of neurosurgery and we thank our presenters for sharing their knowledge and expertise to enrich our professional practice and personal growth.
We acknowledge the traditional owners of this land that we meet on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and any Elders who are meeting with us today.
Dr. Nazih Assaad, Neurosurgeon, Royal North Shore Hospital
Advances in INR/Clot Retrieval
Dr. Alice Ma, Interventional Neuro Radiologist, Royal North Shore Hospital and Westmead Hospitals
Panel discussion: The experiences and challenges for neurosurgical nurses during COVID 19.
Rochelle Firth, Joanne McLoughlin, Jane Raftesath, Kylie Whittam
Interpreting Radiology in Traumatic Head Injury
Dr. Richard Shaw, Neurosurgical Registrar, Liverpool Hospital
Operative Management of Pituitary Tumours
Dr.Raj Manoharan, Neurosurgical Fellow, Royal North Shore Hospital
Lunch (30 mins)
Pain Management in the neurosurgical patient
Pain Management Team, Prince of Wales Hospital
The “awake” craniotomy
Dr James Laban, Neurosurgeon, Royal North Shore Hospital
Paediatric Craniofacial Syndromes
Dr. Adam Fowler, Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon, Westmead Children’s Hospital
Stealth Navigation Technology in Neurosurgery
Toby Leago, Territory Manager Neurosurgery and Navigation Medtronic Australasia
Evaluation / Close
Via zoom platform
Details will be sent following registration
Manager, Surgical Services Taskforce