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Neurosurgical Nursing Professional Development Scholarship Committee 17th Annual Conference


4 June 2021, 8:00am to 4:00pm


Neurosurgical Nursing Professional Development Scholarship Committee 17th Annual Conference 2021-06-04T08:00 2021-06-04T16:00 Australia/Sydney Teleconference Join meeting at

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.


08.00 am 

Welcome address

Chairperson NNPDSC

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.

08:15 am

Arteriovenous Malformations

Dr. Nazih Assaad, Neurosurgeon, Royal North Shore Hospital

09.00 am

Advances in INR/Clot Retrieval

Dr. Alice Ma, Interventional Neuro Radiologist, Royal North Shore Hospital and Westmead Hospitals

09.45 am

Panel discussion: The experiences and challenges for neurosurgical nurses during COVID 19.

Rochelle Firth, Joanne McLoughlin, Jane Raftesath, Kylie Whittam

10.45 am

Morning tea

11.00 am

Interpreting Radiology in Traumatic Head Injury

Dr. Richard Shaw, Neurosurgical Registrar, Liverpool Hospital

11.45 am

Operative Management of Pituitary Tumours

Dr.Raj Manoharan, Neurosurgical Fellow, Royal North Shore Hospital

12.30 pm

Lunch (30 mins)

13.00 pm

Pain Management in the neurosurgical patient

Pain Management Team, Prince of Wales Hospital

13.45 pm

The “awake” craniotomy

Dr James Laban, Neurosurgeon, Royal North Shore Hospital

14.30 pm

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

16.00 pm

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Event Contact

Sally Cordell