H.E. Dr. Mohammed Saif Al Hosni, Ministry of Health's Undersecretary for Health Affairs inaugurated on Wednesday the International Neurosurgery Conference at the Crown Plaza, al Qurm.

The conference, organized by the Ministry of Health (MOH) represented by the department of Neurosurgery in Khoula hospital, in collaboration with the Oman Neurology Society, aimed at identifying the recent developments and updates in the field of neurology, and exchanging local and international expertise.

The opening included a speech delivered by Dr. Ali Al Mashani, Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon where he stressed that the Ministry of Health has attached a great interest to the neurosurgery services in the Sultanate, which is perceived in organizing such events. Dr. Al Mashani pointed out to the launching of a national program on involuntary movement disorders surgeries for patients with neuro and epilepsy if seen unresponsive to the medications prescribed.

Local and international speakers is covering for three consecutive days spectrum of topics related to functional Neurosurgery, Neuro trauma, and Pediatric Neurosurgery.

The conference's scientific sessions began today's morning with the participation of more than 100 neurosurgeons, physiotherapists, in addition to medical-assistant category in departments of neurology, Anesthesia, critical care, as well A&E from various public and private health insinuations in the Sultanate.

The first day of the conference included three sessions on Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in Movement Disorder, Epilepsy Surgery, and Neuromodulation in Chronic Pains and Spasticity. Working papers reviewed Management of Movement Disorders in Oman and the Advance Therapies in movement disorders focusing on Deep brain stimulation. Post-operative Outcome and Complications of DBS, the current status in Functional Neurosurgery, in addition to the challenges of DBS system in patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) were highlighted.

Moreover, session addressed Neuromodulation for Epilepsy as well the planning process for Epilepsy Surgery in Children.

The second day will elaborate on Neuro Trauma throughout three sessions in which they include case discussions and working papers. The scientific sessions will further review ploy trauma with TBI and brain protection, in addition to Elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) management and decompressive Surgery in TBI.

The sessions on last day will address Pediatric Neurosurgery focusing on brain tumors management in children.

Source: Ministry of Health-Sultanate of Oman