Scientific Programme
1 - 3 Nov 2017
Pre-Congress Workshops
31 Oct 2017
Post-Congress Workshops
4 Nov 2017

Early Bird Registration Closed
Online Registration Closes 15 Oct
Abstract Submissions Now Closed

Opening Welcome & Registration 31 Oct
Gala Dinner 2 Nov

Century City Conference Centre and Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa


The IFNE Congress 2017 Committee thanks all faculty and delegates for their support and contributions to the success of the 2017 meeting.  Consented presentations are available for your interest below. Click on the author name and presentation title to download.

Benjamin Wharf – Saving Lives and growing brains

Chandrashekhar Deopujari – Limits of intraventricular endoscopic tumour surgery:  When to operate?

James T Goodrich – Neuroendoscopy:  Past, Present and Future

John Chui – Posterolateral Endoscopic Thoracic Microdiscectomy (PTD)

Abhaya Kulkarni – ETV & CPC

Caroline Hayhurst – Reconstruction of Skullbase defects

Eugene Yu – Imaging of Skull Base Tumors

Hermant Bhartiya – Disastrous Complications

Wen-Yu Cheng – Extracapsular Dissection Technique for Pituitary Adenomas Through an Endonasal Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Approach – Experiences and the Lesson We Learned in TCVGH

Sergey Abeshaus – Spontaneous resolution of a iatrogenic metastasis of colloid cyst –  A case report

Paul Chumas – Arachnoid cyst management strategies

Marina Pitsika – Changes In Arachnoid Cyst Volume Following Successful Endoscopic Fenestration In Symptomatic Children

Marina Pitsika – Benefits of Routine Insertion of Ventricular Access Device (VAD) During Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy in the Paediatric Population

Samir Matloob – Potential and limitations to 3rd ventricular endoscopy: Tailoring the approach

Kiyohiko Sakata – Endoscopic endonasal “cross-court” approach for small tuberculum sellar meningioma juxta optic canal: Surgical technique and outcome of visual function

Samuel Hall – A comparison of surgical treatments for cranial arachnoid cysts: a single centre experience

Samuel Hall – Evaluation of the use of stents to augment endoscopic fenestration of cranial arachnoid cysts

Ribhav Pasricha – Transphenoidal endoscopy for pituitary adenomas and its associated learning curve

Ubong Ekpene – Transnasoseptosphenoidal surgeries in Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana: a 12-year experience with microscopic and endoscopic approaches

Piero A Oppido – Pure ventricular neuroendoscopic approach to the third ventricle cystic craniopharyngiomas

Prashanth Maharaj – Endoscopic Endonasal Repair of Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

Ulrich Thomale – Neuroendoscopic lavage

Wesley Alaba – Lumbar spine endoscopy

M Shahzad Shamim – Neurosurgery Research with Resource Restraints

Benedetta Pettorini – Intraventricular Endoscopic Stents in Neonates

Roy Thomas Daniel – Endoscopic endonasal approach to sellar tumours

Shrinivas M. Rohidas – Destandau’s technique: Endoscopic cervical spine approaches

Shrinivas M. Rohidas – Destandau’s technique: Bilateral canal decompression with unilateral approach

Xiaobiao Zhang – Endoscopic supracerebellar infratentorial approach scita for resection tumours in pineal and the posterior 3rd ventricular region

Wolfgang Wagner –  Endoscopic aqueducto-plasty/stenting

Waleed A. Azab – Endoscopic treatment of adult  idiopathic obstruction of the foramen of Monro

Hisayuki Murai – Endoscopic evacuation of hematoma

Liliana C. Goumnerova – Endoscopy for pineal tumors

Abhaya V. Kulkarni – International Infant Hydrocephalus Study (IIHS):  Five-year results of a prospective, multicenter comparison of ETV and shunt for infant hydrocephalus 

Stefan Linsler – Supraorbital keyhole approach or endoscopic endonasal approach in case of tuberculum sellae meningioma: which surgical route should be favoured?

Sebastian Senger – Management of intraoperative hemorrhage in intraventricular neuroendoscopy

Charles Raybaud – Paediatric hydrocephalus proceeding beyond Dandy and Blackfan

Charles Raybaud – Advanced Imaging in Paediatric Hydrocephalus

Hans Ludwig – New Insights in to Hydrocephalus by Real Time MRI

Roger Smith – Combined multidisciplinary approach to management of painful metastatic disease

Samer K. Elbabaa – 9th World Congress of Neuroendoscopy

Dhaval Shukla – Transcortical Transventricular Endoscopic Approach and Ommaya Reservoir Placement for Cystic Craniopharyngioma

Awadhesh Kumar Jaiswal – Endonasal endoscopic approach for orbital lesions

Dattaraj Sawarkar – Endoscopic management of fourth ventricle neurocysticercosis: Case series of four cases and description of technique

Suresh Sankhla – Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery for Residual/Recurrent Pituitary Macroadenoma

Samuel R. Browd – Innovation and Future Advancements: Neuroendoscopy 2030?

Satish K Verma – Endoscopic Keyhole Clipping Of Anterior Circulation Aneurysms

Sebastian Eibach – Endoscopic Laser-Assisted Suprasellar Arachnoid Cyst Resection

Vinodh Vayara Perumall – Endoscopic assisted neurosurgery in Sabah, Malaysia: How have we progressed?

Flavio Giordano – Endoscopic treatment of Hypothalamic Hamartoma as treatment for gelastic seizures

Bagath Singh Karuppanan – Endo Nasal Trans Sphenoidal Approach:  Skull Base Lesions

Marika Furlanetto – A case of obstructive tetraventricular hydrocephalus successfully freed from shunt by endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) with aid of continuous ICP monitoring

More presentations coming soon



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