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Alfaisal Neurological Surgery Bootcamp – Simulation Based Course

The Alfaisal Neurological Surgery Bootcamp was a one-day course held at King Faisal Specialist Hospital (KFSH) Simulation Center on Saturday, 26th of August 2023. Supervised by Dr. Naif AlOtaibi (consultant neurosurgeon at King Fahad Medical City) This course was designed for senior medical students, sub-interns, junior neurological surgery residents and anyone interested in the field of neurosurgery (for online sessions) to provide a hybrid and integrative learning experience for aspiring neurosurgeons. It included online and in-person theoretical sessions by national and internationally renowned speakers along with hands-on workstations for various neurosurgical interventions, including:

  1. Basics of suturing
  2. Craniotomy + Pterional Approach
  3. Anatomical exploration
  4. Virtual Reality
  5. Microsuturing and Vascular Anastomosis
  6. Aneurysm clipping
  7. Brain Tumor resection utilizing fluorescence
  8. EVD insertion

This course has been successful with the support of special guests, Dr. Mahmoud Alyamany (Head of Health section at NEOM), Dr. Mohammed Alomran (Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto), and Dr. Naif H. Alotaibi (Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology) in addition to the following national and international faculty members: National Faculty:

  1. Prof. Faisal AlOtaibi (King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center)
  2. Dr. Abullah Alobaid (King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh Cluster 2)
  3. Dr. Naif Alotaibi (King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh Cluster 2)
  4. Dr. Abdulelah Alluhaybi (King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh Cluster 2)
  5. Dr. Ibrahim Almulhim (King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh Cluster 2)

International Faculty:

  1. Prof. Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Indiana University)
  2. Prof. Bernard Bendok (Mayo Clinic)
  3. Prof. Mohammad Bydon (Mayo Clinic)
  4. Dr. Maria Peris Celda (Mayo Clinic)
  5. Dr. Osaama Khan (Northwestern University)
  6. Dr. Victor Volovici (Erasmus University Roterdam)

Alfaisal Neurological Surgery Bootcamp – Simulation Based Course was organized by Dr. Hana Hallak, Payam Seydo, Maeen AlDamouni, Tariq Saleh, Noor AlEman, and Sadeem Albulaihid; and sponsored by King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center,  UpSurgeOn, Medtronic, Stryker, and Gulf Medical.

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