SNI Brain Anatomy Course with Neurosurgical Applications

Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21, 2015

View recordings of the 2015 presentations by clicking here.
Digital version of some of the PowerPoints are available with the accompanying videos.

Course Description

The 6th Annual Swedish Neuroscience Institute Brain Anatomy Course is specifically designed for talented mid-level and senior neurosurgical Residents as well as Fellows interested in improving their understanding of the interface between neuro-anatomy and surgical patient management.  The course focuses on cranial neurosurgery, including advanced anatomy, intraventricula approaches, and clinical management of patients.  We welcome a diverse faculty that includes Dr. Guilherme Ribas, an internationally renowned neurosurgeon from Brazil who teaches neuro-anatomy through 3-D presentations that are second to none.  In addition to faculty from the Swedish Neuroscience Institute, we are also pleased to feature Drs. Jon Willie and Francisco Ponce who will give didactic presentations and teach skull base approaches in the Seattle Science Foundation BioSkills laboratory.

There are other courses for training of neurosurgery residents and fellows, but they tend to be very basic in their scope.  This course will address many of the chronic deficiencies seen in neurosurgical training programs such as applied intra-operative neurophysiology, Epilepsy surgery, and deep brain stimulation.  In addition, we offer a breadth of supplementary didactic education as well as two unique features not available at all other courses.  We offer 3 dimensional anatomical lecture series presented in concert with operative techniques that are second to none, presented by a master in the field, Dr. Guilherme Ribas. We offer the residents and fellows the unique opportunity to practice techniques in the bioskills lab using all of the tools that would be at their disposal in the operating room. One of the particularly valuable aspects of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute course is the high level of expertise and access to cutting edge technology available within the Swedish program.

The course is limited to 24 participants


The registration fee for this conference is being supported by educational grants from industry. For out-of-town attendees, shared hotel rooms (room & tax only) at the Silver Cloud Hotel for two nights will be covered. In addition, the course will provide a $500 flight stipend for  residents to fly to/from Seattle. Travel to/from airport and meals outside of course functions, as well as the costs for uninvited guests and other miscellaneous expenses are not reimbursable and are the responsibility of the attendee.


Charles Cobbs, MD
Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Seattle, Washington

Johnny Delashaw, MD
Course Co-Chair
Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Seattle, Washington 
Ryder Gwinn, MD
Course Co-Chair
Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Seattle, Washington
Stephen Monteith, MD
Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Seattle, Washington 
Peter Nora, MD
Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Seattle, Washington
Francisco Ponce, MD
Barrow Neurosurgical Institute
Phoenix, Arizona 

Guilherme Caralhal Ribas, MD
Hospital Albert Einstein
Sao Paolo, Brazil

Marcio Sotero De Menezes, MD
Swedish Eplipsy Center
Seattle, Washington


Agenda and Faculty
• Downloadable Registration Form

 Register for the 2015 SNI Brain Anatomy Course

By submitting the registration below, I certify that I am beginning my fourth year Neurosurgical Residency/Fellowship on or before July 1, 2015, and that my program director has approved my registration for this course.

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