Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Course

SFN 2016 Photo

OHSU has been at the forefront of resident and fellow education in the field of functional neurosurgery for a number of years. In 2016, the OHSU Brain Institute successfully launched the inaugural Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (SFN) course. This intensive didactics and hands-on training course was designed to provide trainees in the fields of neurosurgery and neurology with a greater knowledge base, as well as opportunities to network with fellow neurosurgeons and neurologists, national leaders in the sub-specialty, and industry supporters. Given the breadth and depth of practice and expertise at OHSU in the field of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, we are ideally suited to organize such a course. 

Over the past 6 years, we have been able to expand our curriculum, faculty roster, and number of available spots for learners and we look forward to continued expansion of this course. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have decided to hold the 2021 SFN course virtually in order to ensure the health and safety of our attendees, faculty, staff, and industry supporters. We have also decided to make this course more widely available in its virtual format. Registration for the 2021 SFN course is open to all interested participants, including junior and senior residents, fellows, and faculty.  

Course Goals and Objectives

SNF Lab Photo
  • Stimulate interest in this field of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery.
  • Provide focused, comprehensive knowledge to advanced neurosurgical and neurology trainees with a specific interest in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery.
  • Create a collaborative community of functional neurosurgeons and neurologists.
  • Offer hands-on opportunities and real-life application of materials learned. 
  • Allow opportunity for trainees to network with eminent leaders in the field.

Agenda

The 2021 Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery course will take place virtually on Thursday, April 1 - Friday, April 2, 2021. Click on the link below to view the most recent course agenda, as well as agendas from previous years' courses.

Please note that all of the times listed in the agenda are in Pacific Standard Time.

2021

Registration

Due to the fact that we will be hosting the course virtually this year, the OHSU Brain Institute is pleased to announce that we will be opening registration to all interested participants for the 2021 Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery course, including junior and senior residents, fellows, and faculty.

As always, we are committed to keeping this course available to participants at no cost. In order to register for this course, please sign up via the links below:

Register here for Day 1 | Epilepsy & Pain I 

Register here for Day 2 | Movement Disorders & Pain II

For more information about this course, please contact the Course Manager, Jackie Dingman via email at dingman@ohsu.edu or by phone at 503-953-5455.

SFN Lecture
SFN Tram Tour
SFN Speaker Panel

Course Chair

    • Ahmed M. Raslan, MD, FAANS
    • Neurological Surgery; Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Attending Neurosurgeon, Director of Epilepsy and Brain Mapping, and Director of Clinical Operations, and OHSU Neuroscience; Medical Director of Quality

Course Directors

Guest Faculty

Ahmed AbdelBar, M.D. | AIN SHAMS UNIVERSITY
Sharona Ben‐Haim, M.D. | UC SAN DIEGO HEALTH
Nathan Crone, M.D. | JOHNS HOPKINS
Shabbar Danish, M.D. | RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
Dawn Eliashiv, M.D. | UCLA MEDICAL CENTER
Steven Falowski, M.D. | ST. LUKE’S UNIVERSITY
Kelly Foote, M.D. | UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Walid Abdel Ghany, M.D., Ph.D. | AIN SHAMS UNIVERSITY
Jorge Gonzalez‐Martinez, M.D., Ph.D. |
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
Casey Halpern, M.D. | STANFORD
Christopher Honey, M.D., D.Phil. | UNIVERSITY OF BC
Zvi Israel, M.D. | HADASSAH MEDICAL CENTER
Michael Kinsman, M.D. | UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
Andrew Ko, M.D. | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Albert Lee, M.D. | INDIANA UNIVERSITY
Jonathan Miller, M.D. | CASE WESTERN RESERVE
Erika Petersen, M.D. | UAMS
Julie Pilitsis, M.D., Ph.D. | ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE
Jeffrey Raskin, M.D. | INDIANA UNIVERSITY
Joshua Rosenow, M.D. | NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Jason Schwalb, M.D. | HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM
Sameer Sheth, M.D., Ph.D. | BAYLOR
Konstantin Slavin, M.D. | UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
Ido Strauss, M.D., Ph.D. | TEL AVIV SOURASKY
Ashwin Viswanathan, M.D. | BAYLOR
Jon Willie, M.D., Ph.D. | EMORY UNIVERSITY
Zeiad Yousry, M.D., Ph.D. | AIN SHAMS UNIVERSITY

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Industry Support

This course would not be possible without the generous support of our industry partners. If you are interested in supporting this year’s SFN course, please contact the Course Manager via email at nsgeducation@ohsu.edu.