Novosibirsk, st. Nemirovicha-Danchenko, 132/1

The IVth Competition on Neurosurgery

14 April 2023

The IVth Student Competition on neurosurgery will be held at the premises of the Federal Neurosurgical Center (Novosibirsk) in December, 2022. Senior year students of medical universities and the Ist year residents are invited for participation.

Similar to 2021, a hands-on course “Basic skills in neurosurgery” will be held in the framework of the Competition. The course is intended for 29 students: 10 students for participation in the practical part and 10 attendees. Competitive part will be held on December 16-17 and will consist of 2 parts: theoretical and practical.


Registration for participation in the practical part in the framework of the Competition is closed.

To apply for participation in the Competition, please fill in the registration form. The deadline is November 28, 2022.

We will be happy to see you in Novosibirsk!

Hands-on course program

“Basic microsurgical skills in neurosurgery”

Novosibirsk, December 15, 2022

Faculties of the course: Sergey A.Kim, Anatoliy V.Bervitskiy,

Oleg M.Andrushkevich

08:30-08:40 Opening remarks, opening speech (Jamil Rzaev)

08:40-09:00 Practical activity №1: instructions, microscope preset, site preparation

09:00-09:10 Workplaces check

09:10-10:00 Practical activity №2: loop suture 4/0, 6/0, 8/0 on rubber gloves

10:00-10:10 Specimen check

10:10-10:30 Lecture №1: Vascular anastomosis in neurosurgery. Types, application indications, stitching up techniques (A.Bervitskiy)

10:30-10:50 Rest-pause

10:50-12:30 Practical activity №3: instructions, end-to-end, end-to-side anastomosis with 8/9/10/ 0 sutures on chicken legs

12:30-13:00 Specimen check

13:00-13:30 Lecture №2: The role of endoscopy in neurosurgery, endoscope configuration, endoscopic devices (S.Kim)

13:30-14:00 Practical activity №4: instructions, mantling and dismantling of endoscope

14:00-14:45 Lunch

14:45-15:45 Practical activity №5: instructions, endoscopic manipulations on a training model

15:45-16:00 Specimen check

16:00-16:30 Lecture №3: power equipment in neurosurgery, their types, configuration of motor system (O.Andrushkevich)

16:30-16:50 Lecture №4 + demonstration: motor system checking up, safety regulations (O.Andrushkevich)

16:50-17:50 Practical activity №6: instructions, working with motor system (bore, burr holes, craniotome)

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