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Woodard Symposium 2017
Published Thursday, September 28, 2017
by Deann Jewell

LSUHSC Department of Neurosurgery Hosts International Symposium

World renowned neurosurgeons will travel from Israel, Canada,
and Australia to speak with faculty, staff and members of the medical
community in Shreveport-Bossier and the Ark-La-Tex.

Shreveport-Bossier, LA – University Neurosurgery will host the sixth annual Woodard Symposium Friday, October 6, 2017 at LSU Health Shreveport. Three international neurosurgeons will deliver lectures in Room 3-322, the third floor lecture hall, beginning at 9:45 a.m.

Dr. Michael Fehlings is the Medical Director of the Krembil Neuroscience Center and heads the Spinal Program at the Toronto Western Hospital. Dr. Fehlings is a Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, holds the Halbert Chair in Neural Repair and Regeneration, a Scientist at the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, and a McLaughlin Scholar in Molecular Medicine. Dr. Fehlings combines an active clinical practice in complex spinal surgery with leading a multi-disciplinary team of researchers that examine the application of stem cells, nanotechnology and tissue engineering for spinal cord repair and regeneration.





Dr. Yigal Shoshan is a neurosurgeon and Head of Neurosurgery at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. His areas of interest include genetics of brain tumors, patho-physiology of head injuries, and intra-operational navigation. He is consistently bringing new techniques and procedures to Hadassah Medical Center. Dr. Shoshan joined a team of doctors to employ the first deep brain stimulation treatments in Israel and testing new brain pacemakers to read real-time brain activity.





Dr. Kate Drummond is a neurosurgeon at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Associate Professor at The University of Melbourne and a Deputy Director of the Melbourne Brain Centre-Royal Melbourne Hospital. She is also Director of the Neuro-Oncology Tumor Stream at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. She has led the multidisciplinary brain tumor service with colleague, Professor Mark Rosenthal. She is involved with a number of community groups advocating for patients with brain tumors and their families.






Attendees will have the opportunity to obtain 3.25 CME credits and 3.2 contact hours for Nursing Credit at the free conference. Refreshments will be provided outside Room 3-322, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

There is no registration fee, however pre-registration is requested. Register online at www.lsuhsfoundation.org/cme.

For more information, please contact Deann Jewell, Coordinator of Information and Public Relations, at djewel@lsuhsc.edu or at 318-675-5392.

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