Global Neuro Newsletter


June 2018

Shelly Timmons: first female neurosurgeon president of AANS

Global Neuro’s Shelly Timmons, MD, PhD., FAANS, officially took office as 2018–2019 president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), during its annual scientific meeting in New Orleans (US). She is the first female neurosurgeon to hold this position and the second woman to serve as president.

Shelly Timmons

“I am humbled and honored to receive this appointment and plan to work diligently to further the profession of neurosurgery through the activities of our association”, she said upon her election. “I look forward to collaborating with the bright and talented individuals in our group on refining best neurosurgical practices, advancing neurosurgical research, and providing expert education globally.”
We are extremely proud to have Shelly Timmons among its founding members and wish her great success in her leadership role with the AANS.


First Global Neuro event in China: a great start

The first Global Neuro Symposium—Neurotrauma in Shenzhen, China drew 120 participants, and an interactive, live broadcast engaged another 1,200 participants over the course of the daylong event. It was held in parallel to the Chinese Head Trauma Forum, a major nationwide conference on traumatic brain injury (TBI) management.

The symposium was led by Jiyao Jiang (China), Guoyi Gao (China), and Randall Chesnut (USA) and carried out by international faculty from the United States and Belgium, as well as local faculty from across China.


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Course director Jiyao Jiang (China).

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Group picture of the 120 participants and the faculty.


Upcoming events

Global Neuro Essentials Course—Neurotrauma in Naples, Italy

Global Neuro will take the world stage for two events at the International Conference on Recent Advances in Neurotraumatology (ICRAN).

On June 18–19 the pre-congress Global Neuro Essentials Course—Neurotrauma, chaired by Maurizio Iacoangeli (IT) and Andres Rubiano (CO), will feature an international faculty of neurosurgical experts. Covering the current best strategies and considerations for managing neurotrauma patients, the course is based on competencies defined in Global Neuro’s curriculum.

This course is a unique opportunity to experience the Global Neuro Essentials Course. The special residents-only fee is €180 for residents registering by June 5. ICRAN participants get a 20% discount and EANS members a 10% discount. To learn more and to register, please visit:


On June 20, Global Neuro's Anthony Figaji (ZA) and Shelly Timmons (US) will chair a two-hour Meet & Talk intra-congress session on TBI.

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Pre-course focuses on state-of-the-art clinical management of brain and spine trauma

On August 11, for the 3rd Joint Symposium of the International and National Neurotrauma Societies and AANS/CNS Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care in Toronto, Canada, Global Neuro, the Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF), and AOSpine will join forces for a one-day Pre-NeuroTrauma2018 Brain and Spine Trauma Course. Chaired by Michael Fehlings (CA) and Geoffrey Manley (US), the course will cover a range of topics relevant to TBI and spinal cord injury (SCI) care. The effects of these debilitating conditions on patient quality of life are well known, and this course serves as a means to engage participants, enhance neurocritical knowledge and ensure that patients receive the best care possible.


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Our upcomping educational activities

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Global Neuro Seminar—Neurotrauma, June 16–17, Mokpo, Korea

Global Neuro Course—Neurotrauma, June 18–19, 2018, Naples, Italy

Pre-Neurotrauma 2018 Brain and Spine Trauma Course, Aug 11, 2018, Toronto, Canada

Global Neuro Course—Neurotrauma, Aug 15–16, 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Global Neuro Essentials Course—Neurotrauma, Sept 14–15, 2018, Quito, Ecuador (tbc)

Global Neuro Course—Skull Base, Oct 25–27, Vienna, Austria

Global Neuro Essentials Course—Neurotrauma Pre-XXXVIII CLAN, Nov 9–10, 2018, Sta Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

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