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The IIIrd Students Neurosurgical Academic Competition “SibNeuro”

14 April 2023

Dear colleagues!

Herewith we announce the opening of registration procedure for the medical students and also for interns of the 1st academic year to the IIIrd Students Neurosurgical Academic Competition.

Starting from 2021 we widen the program of the event. This year we organized a hands-on course that would be held on December 09, 2021. The number of participants is restricted – 10 students for hands-on course and 10 students as observers.

Competitive part will be held on December 10-11, 2021 and will consist of 2 parts: theory and practice.

Applications for competitive part (December 10-11, 2021) are accepted till November 28, 2021.

Registration for hands-on course is opened till November 30, 2021.

The program and registration form can be found on the website of the Association.

Dear colleagues!

We are happy to announce the launch of registration for the final-year students of medical universities and the Ist year residents for the III Students Neurosurgical Competition.

In 2021 we will widen the event program. This year we are going to organize a hands-on course in the framework of the Competition that will be held on December 09, 2021. The number of participants is limited: only 10 students will be allowed for participation in the practical part of the hands-on course and 10 students as audience.

Competitive part will be held during December 10-11, 2021 and will consist of 2 parts: theory and practice.


“Basic microsurgical skills in neurosurgery”

December 9, 2021

08:00-08:10 Opening remarks, welcome words (J.Rzaev.)

08:10-08:40 Lecture 1: Microsurgery, the role of practice in neurosurgeon’s training (A.Bervitskiy)

08:40-09:00 Practice №1: Instructions, microscope setting, working station preparation

09:00-09:10 Working stations’ assessment

09:10-10:00 Practice №2: loop sutures by 4/0, 6/0, 8/0 fibers on rubber gloves

10:00-10:10 Specimen control

10:10-10:30 Lecture №2: Vascular microanastomosis in neurosurgery. Types, indications for application, techniques (A.Bervitskiy)

10:30-10:50 Coffee-break

10:50-12:30 Practice №3: Instructions, end-to-end, end-to-side anastomosis insertion with 8/9/10/ 0 fibers on chicken legs
12:30-13:00 Specimen control

13:00-13:30 Lecture №3: The role of endoscopy in neurosurgery; endoscope configuration, endoscopic instruments (S.Kim)

13:30-14:00 Practice №4: Instructions, endoscope assembly and disassembly

14:00-14:45 Lunch

14:45-15:45 Practice №5: Instructions, endoscopic manipulations on training models

15:45-16:00 Specimen control

16:00-16:30 Lecture №4: Power equipment in neurosurgery, types, motor system configuration (O.Andrushkevich)

16:30-16:50 Lecture №5 + demonstration: motor system preparation, safety rules (O.Andrushkevich)

16:50-17:50 Practice №6: Instructions, working with motor system (bore, burr hole, craniotome)

17:50-18:00 Summing-up, closing remarks


Dates: December 10-11, 2021

The program of the Competition consists of 6 contests grouped into 3 stages.

December 10, 2021:

I stage. Qualification

1.    “Theory” contest

The students were offered to answer 100 theoretical questions in Russian and English. According to the results of theoretical contest top-20 participants passed into the 2nd round of qualification – “Microvascular anastomosis I”.

2.    “Microvascular anastomosis I”

Participants had to put anastomosis “end-to-side” type on chicken thighs models. According to the results of 2 contests top-10 participants were qualified for the II stage – “Practical part”.

December 11, 2021:

II stage. “Practical part”

All the scores gained in the qualification were annulled before the start of this stage.

1.    “Microvascular anastomosis II”

A clinical case was offered for the participants and to put a microvascular anastomosis on the chicken wings models with imitation of the depth on end-to-end, end-to-side or side-to-side types with explanations.

2.    “Craniotomy”

Participants had to deal with clinical case and to perform craniotomy on 3D skull model explaining their choice.
     3. “Transnasal surgery”

Participants were offered to perform pituitary adenoma removal using endoscopic instruments and devices (boiled egg model fixed in the area of sella fossa of a 3D skull model. According to the results of the 3 practical contests were qualified for the final stage.

III stage. Final

1.    “Microsurgical aneurysm clipping”

Participants were offered to perform pterional craniotomy, arachnoidal dissection and microsurgical aneurysm clipping on 3D skull model with brain and vessels imitation.

Summing up

All the participants will receive their Certificates.

The winners of each contest will receive diplomas.

The points gained by the participants of the II and the III stages will be summarized; the final rating will be formed according to these results. The winners of the I, II and III places will be awarded with prizes from “SibNeuro” and the partners of the event.