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Dear colleagues and friends,

We have the great pleasure of inviting you to participate in the national conference with
international participation „Modern trends in neurosurgery”. The conference will take place
within the 37th edition of the Balkan Medical Week from June 7 to 10, 2023 under the auspices of
the Ministry of Health and the „Nicolae Testemițanu” State University of Medicine and Pharmacy
from the Republic of Moldova.

The Balkan Medical Congress (37th edition) is dedicated to Balkan medicine in the post-
COVID 19 period and unites specialists from various fields: urology, surgery, neurosurgery,
otorhinolaryngology, cardiology, rheumatology, gastrology, hepatology, hematology, dermatology
and others.

The neurosurgery section comes with a 2-day program of plenary lectures performed by
international and national speakers. The conference will be organized by the Diomid Gherman
Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery in collaboration with the Association of Neurosurgeons
from the Republic of Moldova and the Nicolae Testemițanu State University of Medicine and
Pharmacy.

The conference aims to provide a high-quality educational event for a national and regional
audience with up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge of the outstanding advances in the
development of modern neurosurgery.

We cordially invite you to join us in this important scientific event!
Watch the webpage for updated event schedule and location!

Prof. Dr. Grigore Zapuhlîh
President of the Association of Neurosurgeons from the Republic of Moldova

ORGANIZER:

  • The Balkan Medical Union
  •  Nicolae Testemiţanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • Diomid Gherman The Institute of Neurology and Neurocurgery
  • World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies
  • World Academy of Neurological Surgery

LIST OF INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS

Chairman Section of Neurosurgery Congress of Balkanic Medical Association – GRIGORE ZAPUHLÎH

Co-chairman Section of Neurosurgery Congress of Balkanic Medical Association:

Conf. Dr. LUCIAN EVA – Romania

Co-chairman Section of Neurosurgery Congress of Balkanic Medical Association:

Professor MARCEL IVANOV – United Kingdom

Co-chairman Section of Neurosurgery Congress of Balkanic Medical Association:

Professor VOLODIMIR SMOLANKA – Ukraine

Keynote speakers:

PROFESSOR ATILLA YILMAZ – Turkey

Professor UGUR SELEK – Turkey

Professor OLCAY CIZMELI – Turkey

Dr. NICOLAE DOBRIN – Romania

Professor  OLIVIER KLEIN – France

Professor MARC ANTOINE LABEYRIE – France

Dr. DIANA CONCESCU – France

Professor LUCIANO BRIGANTE – Italy

Dr. med. TOM HOFSTETTER – Switzerland

Dr. TETSUYA GOTO – Japan 

Local speakers:

  • Prof. Mihail Gavriliuc
  • Dr. Octavian Misic
  • Dr.  Tatiana Arion
  • Dr. Ion Preguza
  • Dr. Valerii Mtcovschi
  • Dr. Olesea Odainic

ORGANIZERS:

1. Balkan Medical Union
2. Nicolae Testemitanu University of Medicine and Pharmacy
3. Diomid Gherman Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery
4. World Federation of Neurosurgery Societies
5. World Academy of Neurological Surgery

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

President: prof. Dr. Grigore Zapuhlîh (Moldova)
Co – President: Conf. Dr. Lucian Eva (Romania)
Co – President: prof. Marcel Ivanov (Great Britain)
Co – President: prof. Volodimir Smolanka (Ukraine)
International members:
Prof. Atilla Yilmaz (Turkey)
Assoc. prof., Dr., Tudor Ciuhodaru (Romania),
Prof. Ugur Selek (Turkey)
Prof. Olcay Cizmeli (Turkey)
Dr. Nicolae Dobrin (Romania)
Prof. Marc Antoine Laberye (France)
Prof. Luciano Brigante, (Italy, Saudi Arabia)
Dr. med Tom Hofstetter (Switzerland)
Dr. Tetsuya Goto (Japan)
Prof. Olivier Klein (France)
Prof. Damien Haton – Pietrin (USA)
Prof. Farkhad Manapov (Germany)
Dr. Diana Concescu (Moldova, France)

National members:

Prof. Mihai Gavriliuc
Conf. Vasile Galearschi
Prof. Valerii Matcovschi
Prof. Aurel Bodiu

Prof. Valeriu Timirgaz
Conf. Valeriu Parpauț
Dr. Iurie Melentiev
Dr. Anghel Alexandru
Dr. Oxana Gheceva
Dr. Calin Roibu
Prof. Anatol Litovcenco
Dr. Arion Marian
Dr. Oxana Grosu
Dr. Nicu Rîbac
Dr. Eugeniu Mindrigan
Conf. Simion Marga

PROGRAMME

NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION

“MODERN TRENDS IN NEUROSURGERY”

8 JUNE, 2023

9.00 – 11.00 OPENNING OF THE CONGRESS
11.30 – 12.00 Registration of participants + COFFEE BREAK

12.00 – 15.00 SESSION I

Moderators: Prof. univ., Dr. Gr. Zapuhlîh (Moldova), Prof. univ., dr. Volodimir Smolanka (Ukraine),

prof. Tetsuya Goto (Japan)

12.00 – 12.30 Development of Moldavan neurosurgery 1958 – 2023 – prof. Gr. Zapuhlîh (Moldova)
12.30 – 13.00 Advances in functional neurosurgery – prof. Attila Yilmaz (Turkey)
13.00 – 13.30 Intra-operative electrophysiological monitoring in neurosurgery – prof. Tetsuya Goto
(Japan)
13.30 – 14.00 Surgery of temporal lobe epilepsy – prof. Volodimir Smolanka (Ukraine)
14.00 – 14.30 Stereotactic neurosurgery in Moldova – Dr. Valeriu Matcovschi (Moldova)
14.30 – 15.00 Session closure (15 min Q&A) + LUNCH BREAK

15.00 – 18.30 SESSION II

Moderators: Assoc. prof., Dr., Tudor Ciuhodaru (Romania), Prof. Attila Yilmaz (Turkey), Prof.

Olivier Klein (France)

14.55 – 15.00 Welcome – Assoc. prof., Dr. Tudor Ciuhodaru, member of the European Parliament
15.00 – 15.30 Radiation therapy of tumors and brain metastases – prof. Ugur Selek (Turkey)
15.30 – 16.00 Fetal surgery for myelomenongocele – prof. Olivier Klein (France)

16.00 – 16.30 Brainstem tumors – prof. Volodimir Smolanka (Ukraine)
16.30 – 17.00 Role of Navigation in the modern management of spinal tumors – prof. Marcel Ivanov (UK)
17.00 – 17.30 Minimally invasive spinal surgery – prof. Luciano Brigante (Italy)
17.30 – 18.00 Surgery of neurodegenerative vertebral pathology – prof. Tom Hofstetter (Switzerland)
18.00 – 18.30 Surgery for lumbosacral lipomas – prof. Olivier Klein (France)
18.30 – 18.45 Session closure (15 min Q&A) + SOCIAL EVENT
9 JUNE, 2023

8.30 – 9.00 Registration of participants

9.00 – 14.00 SESSION III

Moderators: Prof. Dr. Marcel Ivanov (UK), Prof. Dr. Marc- Antoine Labeyrie (France), Prof. Dr. M.

Olcay Cizmeli (Turkey)

9.00 – 9.30 Endovascular aneurysm treatment – prof. M. Olcay Cizmeli (Turkey)
9.30 – 10.00 Endovascular management of dissecting aneurysm – prof. Marc- Antoine Labeyrie
(France)
10.00 – 10.30 Modern management of vascular medullary pathology – prof. Marcel Ivanov (UK)
10.30 – 10.45 COFFEE BREAK
10.45 – 11.15 Cerebral venous stenting – prof. Marc- Antoine Labeyrie (France)
11.15 – 11.45 Brain revascularization for Moya – Moya – prof. Olivier Klein (France)
11.45 – 12.45 Neuromodulation: theory and innovative techniques – Prof. Damien Haton Pietrin (USA)
12.45 – 13.15 Pain neuromodulation – prof. Attila Yilmaz (Turkey)
13.15 – 13.45 Gamma Knife in modern neurosurgery – prof. Lucian Eva (Romania)
13.45 – 14.10 Modern radiotherapy of intracranial tumors with ExacTrac – Prof. Farkhad Manapov
(Germany).
14.10 – 14.30 LIVE from BRAINLAB (Munich, Germany)

14.30 – 15.00 Session closure (15 min Q&A) + LUNCH BREAK
15.00 – 18.00 IV SESSION

Moderators: Prof. Mihail Gavriliuc (Moldova), Prof. univ., dr. Lucian Eva (Romania), Dr. Octavian

Misic (Moldova)

15.00 – 15.30 Recanalization in stroke – prof. Marc- Antoine Labeyrie (France)
15.30 – 16.00 Ischemic medullary vascular diseases – prof. Mihail Gavriliuc (Moldova)
16.00 – 16.30 Multidisciplinary approach in cerebrovascular diseases: The experience of the Nicolae
Oblu Emergency Clinical Hospital – Nicolae Dobrin, Lucian Eva, Răzvan Buga, Alexandru Chiriac,
Cosmin Apetrei (Romania).
16.30 – 16.50 Institutional Management of Stroke: INN experience – Dr. Octavian Misic, Odainic Olesea
(Moldova)
16.50 – 17.15 Application of Neuroperfusion in stroke – Dr. Pleșcan Tatiana (Moldova)
17.15 – 17.35 Modern treatment of AVM – Dr. Ion Preguza (Moldova)
17.35 – 17.45 Industry symposium
17.45 – 18.00 CLOSURE OF THE CONFERENCE + SOCIAL EVENT

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