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Professor Dr Amir Samii

Professor Dr Amir Samii is Vice President and Deputy Medical Director of the International Neuroscience Institute-Hannover, Head of the “Intraoperative Mapping and Visualization of the Human Brain” Program of the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology-Magdeburg and Professor of Neurosurgery at Hannover Medical School. Prof. Amir Samii published more than 150 peer revued scientific paper and has editorial functions in numerous journals. He has worked on the surgical integration and scientific evaluation of neuronavigation and intraoperative visualization for more than 20 years.

Professor Dr Antonio A. F. De Salles

Professor De Salles has dedicated his life to Minimally-Invasive Neurosurgery with focus on minimal disturbance of patient's life daily flow. His Edit books and Novels focus on this very goal of the medicine to heal and promote quality of life.

Professor Dr Abdessamad El Ouahabi

Professor and Chairman.Neurosurgical department .Hopital des Specialites .Ibn Sina University Medical Center.Rabat
Director of Research and Residency Training Program in Neurosurgery.
Faculty of Medecine and Pharmacy,Mohamed V University,Rabat
Past President of The Morrocan Society of Neurosurgery
2nd WFNS Vice President for CAANS(2013-2017)

Professor Dr Abdul Hafid Bajamal

2017 President of Indonesian Neurosurgery Society
2017 President of ASEAN Neurosurgery Society.

Professor Dr Ahmed Ammar

Professor and consultant Neurosurgeon. Educator and researcher, special interest in Hydrocephalus research, medical ethics and reconstruction of modern postgraduate training curriculums and programs

Professor Dr Albert Sufianov

Chief physician and Medical director of Federal Centre of Neurosurgery (Tyumen, Russia); Head of Academic department of neurosurgery of First Moscow State Medical University. Practicing neurosurgeon – surgical performance rate 800 surgeries per year Active member of WANS, A member of ACNS Executive Committee A member Neuroendoscopy Committee of the WFNS, A member of Executive Board of the Association of Neurosurgeons of Russia Chief Council of Regional Public Organization “Association of Neurosurgeons of the Tyumen Region” Editorial Board member of Arquivos Brasileiros de Neurocirurgia (Brazillian Neurusrgery) Fields of interest: minimally invasive neurosurgery, pediatric neurosurgery and neuroendoscopy.

Dr Alistair Jenkins

After training in Glasgow, Manchester and Liverpool, Alistair Jenkins took up a consultant post in Newcastle 28 years ago. He has a wide practice, including skull base, vascular, paediatric and functional neurosurgery, and is very excited to visit Malaysia for the first time.

Professor Dr Amr El Shawarbi

Prof, Of Neurosurgery, Head Of the Neurosurgery Department in Tawam Hospital / Johns Hopkins. In AL Ain In the UAE Medical director of the Neuroscience Service Line In SEHA (governing body of the public health system in Abu Dhabi Emirates. Past position was a consultant Neurosurgery In the International Neuroscience Institute Hannover Germany. Second Vice President of the W.F.N.S (at Large). Special Interest in Spine surgery, MIS, Neuromodulation, and Skull base surgery.

Professor Dr Aliasgar V Moiyadi

Professor and Chief, Neurosurgery, Officer in charge, Surgical oncology, ACTREC. Tata Memorial Centre He completed his neurosurgical training from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, a premier neuroscience training institute in India. He is Professor and presently heads the neurosurgery services at Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), Mumbai, India.

Professor Dr Anthony Graham Fieggen

Graham Fieggen MSc MD FCS(SA) is the Helen and Morris Mauerberger Professor and Head of the Division of Neurosurgery at the University of Cape Town, where he is Chair of the Department of Surgery and Founding Director of the UCT Neuroscience Institute. He practises as a paediatric neurosurgeon at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and is honoured to serve as 46th President of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN), as well as WFNS Second Vice President for Africa.

Professor Emeritus Dr Armando J. Basso

Professor Dr Armando Basso is the President of the Argentine Neurosurgical Association, President of the Latin American Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, President of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (1993-1997), and now Honorary President of the WFNS.

Professor Dr Ari George Chacko

Dr Ari Chacko is Professor of Neurosurgery at the Christian Medical College Vellore, India. His interests are endoscopic anterior skull base surgery including pituitary and craniopharyngioma surgery, vestibular schwannomas and intramedullary spinal cord tumors.

Professor Dr Akio Morita

AKIO Morita, MD, PhD : Professor and chairman of department of neurological surgery, at Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan. In 1998, returned to University of Tokyo and became an Assistant Professor and later Associate Professor there in 2002. Since 2013, he is in the current position. He specialized in Cranial Base Surgery and Vascular Surgery and performed more than 5,000 surgeries in his life.

Dr Albert Sii Hieng Wong

Dr Albert Sii Hieng Wong is the Head of the Neurosurgery Department at the Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. After he got his FRACS Neurosurgery in 1999 from Australia, he returned to work at the Sarawak General Hospital from 2000. Initially he was alone as a single Neurosurgeon for 4 years. He has also done a spine fellowship at the Toronto Western Hospital Canada. I believe Neurosurgeons have much to offer to the community as we are usually the end carers for severe head injury and malignant brain tumour patients. We have to perform emergency cases 24/7. In addition we have to innovate in times of needs especially when working in a developing country. Today the Department here has 6 Neurosurgeons. Each of us has a special interest in a specific subspecialty. Hence my motto is never give up even if sometimes we have to put the carts before the horses. This also push us to innovate and be inventive.

Associate Professor Dato’ Dr Abdul Rahman Izaini Ghani

Currently working as a Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon and Lecturer at Dept. of Neurosciences, Hospital Univ Science Malaysia. Main area of interest primarily in functional neurorusurgery and sellar/ pituitary pathology. Also actively involved in national neurosurgical training program in the country.

Dr Benedict Marius Selladurai

Dr Benedict Selladurai is a consultant Neurosurgeon. Formerly, Professor of Neurosurgery, National University of Malaysia. He has experience in epilepsy surgery for 22 years. He is the Author of book “Initial Management of head injury” – received award from British Medical Association. Member of teaching faculties of Asian-Australasian Pediatric Neurosurgery and Neurotrauma programmes.

Professor Dr Basant K. Misra

President Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons 2nd Vice President, World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, President, International Conference of Cerebrovascular Surgery. President, World Federation of Skull Base Societies, Head, Dept. of Neurosurgery and Gammaknife Radiosurgery P. D. Hinduja National Hospital and MRC, Mumbai, India

Professor Dr Dharmendra Ganesan

He is a Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon as well as the Head of Neurosurgery Services at UMMC. He is a MBBS graduate of the UM. After obtaining the FRCS (Edinburgh) and (Ireland) in 2001, as well as completing his Masters in Surgery at UM in 2002, he began his neurosurgical training in the at UMMC and went on to complete his clinical training in Adddenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK. He passed the intercollegiate exam in UK and obtained an FRCS in Neurosurgery in June 2006. He continued to sub-specialize in Complex Spine, pursuing a fellowship at Addenbrookes in Cambridge and completing the Cleveland Spine Review course.

Professor Dr Christopher M. Loftus

Professor Dr Christopher Loftus served 13 years as a faculty member at the University of Iowa, followed by appointments as Chair of Neurosurgery at the University of Oklahoma, Chair of Neurosurgery at Temple University, and Chair of Neurosurgery at Loyola University in Chicago. In 2017 he returned to Temple as Professor of Neurosurgery and maintains a clinical practice there.

Professor Dr Christian Raftopoulos

Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery in University Hospital St-Luc of Université Catholique de Louvain in Brussels Belgium

Professor Dr Christian Matula

Dr. Christian Matula serves as Professor of Neurosurgery at the Neurosurgical Department, Medical University of Vienna, Austria. He represents as the director of Skull Base Division and Head of the Neurotrauma. From an international perspective he is currently holding the position of a Vice President and Member of the Foundation Board of Global Neuro, an independent foundation aiming to improve quality of life for patients suffering from neurosurgical disorders. He is also holding the position of a member of the Educational Committee of the World Federation of Neurological Surgery (WFNS) and is also actively involved in the European Association of Neurological Surgeons (EANS).

Dr Deva Sanjeeva Jeyaretna

Dr Sanjeeva Jeyaretna is the lead neurosurgeon for the Oxford University Hospitals Skull Base Surgery Unit. His practice encompasses 360° open and endoscopic complex skull base surgery. He has a strong commitment to training and is the Training Programme Director in Neurosurgery at Oxford University Hospitals. He is also of the Course Director of the international Oxford Skull Base Course. Having completed his research degree at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, he continues his translational research interests in the molecular biology of brain tumours at Oxford University. He was born in Kuala Lumpur and is excited to return for this symposium.

Associate Professor Dr Duong Dai Ha

Associate Professor in Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam. His specific interest is TBI ( trauma brain injury ) and spine cord injury. He has about 15 years experiences in this specific field. His neurosurgery unit have 15 neurosurgeons and is one of the big neurosurgical centers in Northern Vietnam.

Dr Donald Liew Ngian San

I'm Consultant Neurosurgeon in Sarawak General Hospital. Main interests are neuro-oncology, SRS, and endoscopic skull base surgery. Obtained my FRACS (Neurosurgery) in 2005.

Dr Eusebio Lorenzo Debuque

President, National neurosurgery society of the Philippines – The Academy of Filipino Neurosurgeons, Inc. and immediate past Chairman of the Department of Neuroscience of Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Manila, Philippines.

Professor Dr Eka Julianta Wahjoepramono

Dean of Pelita Harapan Medical School.
Professor and Chairman Department of Neurosurgery Siloam Hospitals.
Founder of Indonesia Brain Foundation.
Education and Committee WFNS

Professor Dr Edgardo Spagnuolo

Prof and Chairman of Neurosurgical Department Maciel Hospital Montevideo, Uruguay 2 Vice President of WFNS Active member of WANS Past President of FLANC Past President of Uruguayan Society of Neurosurgery Past President of Vascular Chapter of FLANC

Associate Professor Dr Enrique Osorio Fonseca

Associate Professor Universidad El Bosque President of the XVII World Congress of Neurosurgery, WFNS Bogotá 2021 Past Chairman of the Spine Committee - World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies WFNS Past President of Colombian Neurosurgical Association ACNCX

Professor Dr Franco Servadei

President, World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) 2017 - 2021 Neurosurgeon at Humanitas University Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Padua and Parma, Italy Honorary Professor of Neurosurgery Burdenko Institute, Moskow Honorary Professor of Neurosurgery, Universita’ Italiana di Buenos Aires

Professor Dr Francesco Tomasello

Francesco Tomasello is Honorary President of the WFNS and is mainly involved in skull base surgery and neuro-oncology. He was recipient of WFNS Medal of Honor and EANS Lifetime Achievement Award.

Associate Professor Dr Guoyi Gao

Guoyi Gao, neurosurgeon from Renji Hospital, Shanghai JIaotong university school of medicine. Vice chairman of neurosurgery department, director of Neurotrauma division, member of WFNS neurotrauma committee.

Dr Gail L. Rosseau

Dr. Gail Rosseau attended medical school and residency at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She completed clerkships in London, Glasgow, Paris, and Sydney, as well as a cranial base surgery fellowship in Pittsburgh. She has held multiple leadership positions in national and international organized neurosurgery.

Professor Dr Haroon Fiaz Choudhri

Dr. Choudhri is a Board-Certified, Fellowship trained Neurosurgeon who received his medical training in NYC. He has been in practice for 16 years as a Professor of Neurosurgery at Augusta University. He was also Chief of the Section of Adult Neurosurgery and Director of the Neurosurgery Spine Service & Fellowship in Complex Spinal Surgery at Augusta University.

Professor Dr Henry W. S. Schroeder

Henry W. S. Schroeder, M. D., Ph.D. is professor and chairman at the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Medicine in Greifswald, Germany. He was the Chairman of the Neuroendoscopy committee of the WFNS from 2014 -2017. He is also current President Elect for Executive Board of the International Federation of Neuroendoscopy.

Professor Dr Hiroyuki Kinouchi

Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Yamanashi, Chairman, WFNS Education and Training Committee President Elect, International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism.

Professor Dr Iv Vycheth

Current President, Cambodia Society of Neurosurgeons(CSNS).
Chief, Department of Neurosurgery, Preah kossamak hospital.

Dr Iype Cherian

Director, Nobel Institute of Neurosciences, Nobel Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Biratnagar. Counselor General ACNS and In charge, ACNS educational courses. Member, WFNS anatomy committee. Started Cisternostomy. Interests - Vascular and Skull base.

Professor Dato' Dr Jafri Malin Abdullah

Professor Dato' Dr Jafri Malin Abdullah is currently Professor of Neurosciences and the Director of P3Neuro; The Center for Neuroscience Services and Research, University Sains Malaysia. He was awarded the prestigious Young National Malaysian Scientist Award in 1999 and Top Research Scientist Award, Academy Science Malaysia in 2013 both by the Prime Minister of that period.

Associate Professor Dr Jie Tang

Jie Tang, MD, is associate professor and Consultant of neurosurgery of Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, China. His great interests focused on minimal invasive surgical management of brain lesions, particularly in skull base and brain stem lesions. He is co-authors of tens of peer reviewed papers and the Member of Youth Committee of Chinese Neurosurgical Society and Vice Chair of English Education and Training Committee of Chinese Association of Neurological Surgeons. He is Council Member of Asian-Oceanian Congress of Skull Base Societies and international member of Congress of Neurosurgical Surgeons (United States).

Associate Professor Dato’ Dr Jegan Thanabalan

Dr. Jegan Thanabalan is an Associate Professor and a Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon at the National University of Malaysia. His area of interest is in Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Neuroendoscopy, Functional neurosurgery and Epilepsy.

Professor Dr Jong Hee Chang

Dr. Jong Hee Chang is Professor and Director of the Brain Tumor Center of Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. He is interested in clinical and translational glioma research and brain mapping, awake surgery, and image-guided brain tumor surgery.

Professor Dr Junichi Mizuno

Dr. Junichi Mizuno is one of the leaders in spinal surgery in Japan. He is interested in minimally invasive spinal surgery by using microscopic and endoscopic techniques. His most popular Basket cervical laminoplasty is his original technique.

Professor Dr Kaoru Kurisu

Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Hiroshima University Hospital.
Vice-Executive and Director, Translational Research Center, Hiroshima University
Member, Board of Directors, Japan Neurosurgical Society (JNS)
Vice-President, Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons (AASNS).

Associate Professor Dr Kamal Azrin Abdullah @ Kalai Arasu Muthusamy

I am a Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon at the University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur. I underwent subspecialty training in Functional Neurosurgery and Movement Disorders under Professor Tipu Aziz (a world authority in the field of Functional Neurosurgery and Deep Brain Stimulation) at Functional Neurosurgery group, Oxford University.

Professor Emeritus Dr Keki Edulji Turel

Dr Keki E. Turel, Prof. Emeritus, Neurosurgery, Bombay Hospital, India is one of the earliest pioneers of microneurosurgery in India. His keeness to educate has forged him to conduct courses and workshops in over 60 countries. Though his interest in neurosurgery is not restricted to any subspeciality, his latest focus has been to arouse international interest in discussing complications (prevention & management) on public forums/conferences, bringing this unique educational initiative to neurosurgeons around the world, especially those in their formative & middle years of neurosurgical practice. Finally, apart from his academic achievements, Dr Turel is also an acclaimed photographer, film-maker, stage actor, sportsman, musician and priest of the Zoroastrian faith.

Professor Dr Kentaro Mori

Professor Dr Kentaro Mori's specialty fields are skull base surgery and keyhole surgery to treat cerebral aneurysms and skull base tumors.

Professor Dr Ioan Stefan Florian

Prof. Ioan Stefan Florian, MD, PhD is head of department of Neurosurgery at the “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania, senior neurosurgeon and head of department of Neurosurgery at the Cluj County Emergency Hospital, Cluj-Napoca. He is also President of the Romanian Society of Neurosurgery and Corresponding Member of the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences. Internationally, he is President of EMN (Euroacademia Multidisciplinaria Neurotraumatologica) and Second Vice President at large – East Europe of WFNS. As a senior neurosurgeon, up to now, he performed over 15,000 surgeries, with no less than 750 surgeries per year in the last decade. His main areas of interest are aimed at the cerebrovascular pathology, neuro-oncology and paediatric neurosurgery.

Professor Dr Ling Feng

Chief Professor of neurosurgery in Xuanwu Hospital CMU. President of 4th WFNS Symposium Lijiang, China 2012. President of WFNS Congress Beijing 2019.

Dr Lee Foo Chiang

Private practice Consultant Neurosurgeon. Career in Neurosurgery spans 4 decades since 1978. Special interests in Micro Neurosurgery, Cerebrovascular surgery and Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.

Professor Dr Lukas Rasulic

Prof. Dr Lukas Rasulic, Neurosurgeon, Professor of School of Medicine, University of Belgrade and Head of the Department of peripheral nerve surgery, functional neurosurgery and pain management surgery, Clinic for Neurosurgery, Clinical Centre of Serbia.

Professor Dr Miroslav Vukic

Full Professor of Neurosurgery Medical School University of Zagreb Croatia
President of the Croatian Neurosurgical Society, 2nd Vice President of WFNS
Member of the Training committee of EANS
Fellow of Congress of Neurological Surgeons
PhD in CSF research

Dr M. Balamurugan

Dr. M.Balamurugan has performed over 15,000 neurosurgical procedures including craniotomy, laminectomy, spinal stabilisation & stereotactic procedures (biopsies, implanting deep brain stimulation electrodes and radiosurgeries), CV jtn anamoly correction, clipping of aneurysm, excision of AVM, VP shunts.

Associate Professor Dato' Dr Mohamed Saufi Awang

Associate Prof Dr Mohamed Saufi Awang is a Lecturer and Consultant Neurosurgeon at Kulliyyah of Medicine, IIUM since 2010. He has been appointed as Deputy Director (Clinical) at IIUM Medical Centre in 2016. Has great interest in spine surgery.

Professor Dr Marcos Masini

Professor and Master of Science - São Paulo State University
Former President, Brazilian Society and Academy of Neurosurgeons
Honorary President, Latin American Federation of Neurosurgical
Professor and Head Department of Neurosurgery, FAMEPLAC, Brasília DF – Brazil
Secretary of the WFNS - World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies - 2017-2019.

Professor Dr Mitchel S. Berger

Berthold and Belle N. Guggenhime Professor. Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery. School of Medicine. Director, Brain Tumor Research Center. University of California, San Francisco.

Professor Dr Michihiro Kohno

Professor Dr Michihiro Kohno has been performing surgery for cerebellopontine angle (CPA) tumors about 150 cases including 100 vestibular scwannomas (VS) per year, and his surgical experience is 1600 CPA tumors including 1200 VS.

Professor Dr Michiyasu Suzuki

Chair, Mass Casualties Committee WFNS, President, 75th Japan Neurosurgical Meeting, President, 43rd Japan Stroke Meeting, President, The Japan Society of Neurotraumatology, Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Yamaguchi University

Assistant Professor Dr Mikhail F. Chernov

Dr. Mikhail Chernov is assistant professor of the Faculty of Advanced Techno-Surgery of the Tokyo Women’s Medical University. He is authors of more than 140 scientific publications. He is a Board member of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS), co-chair of its Education Committee, and member of WFNS Radiosurgery Committee.

Dr Mubashir Mahmood Qureshi

Dr Mubashir Mahmood Qureshi, is a Consultant Neurosurgeon, working in Nairobi Kenya. He is the Section Head of Neurosurgery at the Aga Khan University hospital, Nairobi, and President of CAANS since July 2018

Assistant Professor Dr Marco Riva

Dr. Marco is currently appointed as Assistant Professor at the Università degli Studi di Milano and as neurosurgeon at the Humanitas Research Hospital, both in Italy. He has been involved in clinical and research programs mainly dedicated to neurooncology and translational medicine, with particular interests for advanced imaging, stimulation mapping techniques, intra-operative imaging and mechatronics in medicine.

Professor Dr Mehmet Zileli

Dr Mehmet Zileli is the Professor of Neurosurgery in Izmir, Turkey. His main interest is spine surgery and currently Chairman of the Spine Committee of the WFNS.

Professor Dr Madjid Samii

President of the International Neuroscience Institute (INI) in Germany, China and Iran.

Dr Manas Kumar Panigrahi

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Ex- Professor,NIMS Minister Road, Hyderabad

Professor Dr Miguel A. Arraez

Miguel A. Arraez. Professor and Chairman. Carlos Haya Hospital at Malaga University (Spain). Chairman, WFNS Foundation. Secretary, World Academy go Neurological Surgery. Interest in Skull Base Surgery, Pituitary, Neuro-oncology, Brainstem surgery

Professor Dr Najia El Abbadi

Head of the department of neurosurgery, Cheikh Zaid International University Hospital
Chairman of the department of surgery, Abulcasis international university of Health sciences
Director of the Stereotactic Brain Surgery University Diploma, Mohammed V University - Rabat
Assistant Treasurer - WFNS
President Elect of The Panarab Association of Neurosurgical Societies
Treasurer of the Continental Association of African neurosurgical Societies
Middle East Spine Society Board Member
Past President of the Mediterranean Association of Neurological Surgeons
Past resident of the Moroccan Society of Neurosurgery
Chairman of WFNS WIN Committee 2013-2017.

Professor Dr Naoyuki Nakao

Chairman of Department of Neurological Surgery, Wakayama Medical University. President of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Congress for Brain Tumor Surgery in 2018, and the 27th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Neuroendoscopy in 2020.

Professor Dr Nelson M. Oyesiku

Al Lerner Chair in Neurosurgery. Professor of Neurological Surgery. Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology). Vice-Chairman, Neurosurgery Residency Program Director. Department of Neurological Surgery, Emory University. School of Medicine, 2004-present.

Professor Dr Nobuhiro Mikuni

Neurosurgeon who is interested in brain function

Professor Dr Ossama Al-Mefty

He was the Chairman of Neurosurgery at the University of Arkansas from 1993- 2009. Professor Dr. Al-Mefty is currently the Director of the Skull Base Surgery Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. Dr. Al-Mefty's area of interest and expertise is skull base surgery, pioneering, and contributing to this field through numerous publications. His scientific contributions are reflected in over 500 publications that include authoring or editing nine books and over 236 peer reviewed journal articles.

Professor Dr Philippe Cornu

Chairman of the Department of Neuro-Sensory Surgeries
Pitié Salpêtrière University Hospital Paris – France
Past President of the French Neurosurgical Society
Member of the Brain and Spinal Cord Research Institute (Paris)
Chairman of the WFNS Functional Committee
Fields of Interest: Neurofunctional, Neuro-oncology, Skull Base Surgery.

Professor Dr P. R. Rajkumar

Head of the Department of Neurosurgery and Medical
Director of PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research And Hospitals, Coimbatore, India.

Datuk Dr Pulivendhan Sellamuthu

Dr Pulivendhan Sellamuthu is a prominent neurosurgeon in Malaysia and the founder of the Department of Neuro & Spine Surgery, Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Sabah. He is also the head of Sabah state for neurosurgical services. He is an expert in general neurosurgery with keen interests in the field of spine, vascular and endoscopic neurosurgery..

Professor Dr Robert Delfini

Professor Roberto Delfini holds the Chair of Neurosurgery at Rome “Sapienza” University Hospital . He is currently Chairman of the WFNS Nominating Committee . He was President of the Italian Society of Neurosurgery for many years.

Dr Rully Hanafi Dahlan

Neurosurgeon - Spine Surgeon, Head of Neurospine, Peripheral and Pain Division. Department of Neurosurgery, Lecturer - Medical Faculty of Padjadjaran University, Head of "Spine Research Laboratory”, Head Director of “RFS Spine Care”, Chief of the Clinic of “Klinik Utama An-Nur”, CEO of Sarana Annur Group Company, Bandung. West Java. Indonesia

Dr Regunath Kandasamy

Regunath is a Consultant Neurosurgeon & Senior Faculty of the Department of Neurosciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He is a graduate of the University of Malaya and went on to obtain a Master of Surgery (Neurosurgery) from USM and a Fellowship in Pituitary & Hypothalamic Surgery from Japan. His interests are in Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery as well as Spine Surgery. He is the co-coordinator of the national neurosurgical training programme in USM as well as the coordinator for neurosurgery board examinations in Malaysia. He is active in many national and regional neurosurgical societies and has many publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr Russell J Andrews

Russell J Andrews has had a long-standing interest in both neurophysiology and international neurosurgery. He is advisor to NASA Ames Nanotechnology and Smart Systems Centers, and Editor of the WFNS Newsletter

Dr Ramez Wadie Kirollos

Dr Ramez Kirollos previously was a consultant neurosurgeon at Addenbrooke’s Cambridge University Hospital, UK and moved to the National Neuroscience Institute in Singapore in June 2018.

Dr Sharon Casilda Theophilus

Dr.Sharon Casilda Theophilus is a Consultant Neurosurgeon in Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru. Interestingly she happens to be the first woman neurosurgeon to practice as a Neurosurgeon in Malaysia. She is also a Sessional Lecturer for Monash Malaysia Medical University since 2009 and visiting lecturer at Medical Faculty University of Newcastle Malaysia since 2012. She actively trains residents in neurosurgery in her hospital and in workshops organized by various education committees.

Professor Dr Shozo Yamada

Professor Dr Shozo Yamada has mainly devoted himself to treat and research pituitary tumors. He has operated more than 4000 patients with pituitary or parasellar lesions and still operated approximately 350 cases per year. He is also very interested in pituitary research and has written many papers in corporation with many endocrinologists and pathologists.

Dr Saiful Azli Mat Nayan

Dr Saiful Azli have been a neurosurgeon for more than 10 years. Currenty working in a heavy loaded and highly equipted Hospital SG Buloh in Selangor, Malaysia. He had special interest in epilepsy surgery and movement disorder surgery. Had been one of the pioneer in epilepsy surgery in ministry of health malaysia since 2012. The aim of the presentation today is to share some important tips of AMTL that would be useful to new neurosurgeon in the field of epilepsy surgery.

Professor Dr Sri Maliawan

First neurosurgeon in Bali and Nusa Tenggara for 10 years, performing general neurosurgery practises for more than 15 years, pioneer of endoscopic brain surgery in Indonesia (ETV). Recent position interest in Spine. Founder of Bali Medical Journal

Dr Suresh Jayabalan

Dr Suresh Jayabalan is Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon and Clinical Audit Lead at Kovai Medical centre Hospital, Coimbatore. He has completed his Neurosurgical training at Madras Medical College and Neuro vascular training at Salford Royal NHS Hospital, Manchester. He has Fellowship in Neurosurgery from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. His special interest in Micro neurosurgical Management of Aneurysms, AVMs and Trigeminal Neurolgia. Pioneered in Minimally invasive surgery for Brain tumours using Yellow Fluorescence 560 and Neuronavigation.

Professor Dr Souad Bakhti

Professor in Neurosurgery. Medical School Algiers University 1
Head of Neurosurgery Department EHS Ali Ait Idir Algiers
Fields of interests: pediatric neuro-oncology, CNS malformations, orbital tumors, spine, Chronic subdural hematomas.

Associate Professor Dr Sith Sathornsumetee

Associate Professor and Director, Neuro-Oncology Program, Department of Medicine (Neurology), Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. Chair of the Thai Brain Tumor Society.

Professor Dr Syed Ather Enam

Dr. Enam is a US Board certified Neurosurgeon and is Professor of Neurosurgery and Chair, Department of Surgery at the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan. He has been awarded several accolades and honors for his work both in USA and in Pakistan, including Sitara-e-Imtiaz, one of the highest honor given to a civilian in Pakistan. Dr. Enam has a strong background in basic science research with a PhD in Neuroscience from Northwestern University, USA. He is a life member of Sigma Xi, a scientific research honor society, as well as founding president of Pakistan Society of Basic and Applied Neuroscience. He is actively involved in many clinical and basic science research projects and has authored more than 100 manuscripts and articles.

Professor Dr Toshiyuki Takahashi

Dr. Toshiyuki Takahashi served as the council member and is certified as an instructor of Neurospinal Society of Japan. His special interests in this field are surgical treatment of aging and osteoporotic spine including instrumented surgery.

Professor Dr Takaomi Taira

Dr Taira perform more than 150 stereotactic and functional operations per year, with great interest in various types of dystonia and other movement disorders. His new insights in this field have opened many facets in this field.

Dr Takashi Shuto

Neurosurgeon performing both direct surgery and stereotactic radiotherapy with experience of over 10,000 cases using gamma knife and Novalis STX. Chief of neurosurgical service of Yokohama Rosai Hospital.

Professor Dr William T. Couldwell

Professor Dr William T. Couldwell was assistant professor of neurological surgery at the University of Southern California from 1991 to 1995, and became professor and chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at New York Medical College, as well as program director of neurosurgical residency in 1997. He is professor and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah, as position he assumed in 2001.

Professor Dr Yoko Kato

Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Head of Fujita Banbuntane Stroke Center
Executive Board Member of WFNS Foundation
Chair, WFNS International Initiative Coordinate committee
President, Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Executive board member of The Japan Neurosurgical Society.

Professor Dr Yong-Kwang Tu

Past President, World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies. Professor Emeritus, Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine and Hospitals, National Taiwan University. Chair Professor, Taipei Medical University. President, Taipei Neuroscience Institute, Taipei, Taiwan.

Professor Dr Yoshitaka Narita

I do all activities including surgery, chemotherapy and basic research for glioma patients and conduct many clinical trials for gliomas in Japan as a surgical neuro-oncologist.

Professor Dr Zamzuri Idris

Prof Dr Zamzuri Idris had graduated from University of Wales College of Medicine Cardiff UK (1994), then pursued his postgraduate career in Neurosurgery locally at USM (2005). In 2007, he completed his fellowship programme in Gent Belgium under Prof J. Caemert for Neuroendoscopy and Prof D. Van Roost for Functional Neurosurgery. He is the Head of Neuroscience Department. His major interests are in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery (Neuroendoscopy), Precision Radiation Therapy, Brain Trauma, Epilepsy, Brain Mapping and Brain Stimulation. He published papers locally and internationally and wrote 8 chapters in the international books.

Professor Dr Zhang Hongqi

Born on Jan 29th, 1970. Graduated from Beijing Medical University and Pekin Union Medical College. Professor and Chairman of the Neurosurgery Department, Xuanwu Hospital. The clinical and basic research focuses on the interventional and surgical therapy for brain and spinal cord vascular diseases. Chairman of Chinese Federation of Interventional clinical Neurosciences (CFITN). Member-at–Large in World Federation of Interventional Neuroradiology (WFITN). Executive member of the Asian-Australian Society of Interventional Neuroradiology (AAFITN).