Congreso AASSFN 2016: Sociedad de Neurocirugía Funcional y Extereotáxica

Congreso AASSFN 2016 – Australia


Durante los días 3, 4 y 5 de marzo del 2016 tendrá lugar en Cairns (Australia) la reunión anual de la Sociedad Mundial de Neurocirugía Funcional y Estereotáxica: AASSFN 2016.
Información completa sobre este congreso AASSFN 2106 se encuetra disponible en la web del congreso.

Programa preliminar


3 March (Thursday)

4 March

5 March






Welcome Addresses

  • Terry Coyne (Meeting President)
  • Bomin Sun (AASSFN President)
  • Joachim Krauss (WSSFN President)


  • Epilepsy surgery overview – Michael Murphy
  • Update on DBS for epilepsy – Kristian Bulluss

Special Lectures

  • Functional Neurosurgery in Asia Australasia – Jin Woo Chang (Korea)
  • Emerging Strategies in Functional Neurosurgery – Andres Lozano (Canada)
  • Utilising DBS to Learn About the Brain – Peter Silburn (Australia)




Coffee Break & Poster View

Coffee Break & Poster View

10:00- 12:00

Pre-meeting – Symposiums

Movement Disorders 1

  • Complication Avoidance in DBS surgery – Ray Cook (Australia)
  • PPN DBS in PD – Where are we at? – Wesley Thevathasan (Australia)


Movement Disorders 2

  • Update on surgical treatment of dystonia – Joachim Krauss







  • Neurosurgeons and Pain Management – Leigh Atkinson
  • Microvascular decompression – Mark Dexter
  • Update on Spinal Cord Stimulation – Jason Ray 
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation in Japan – Shinichi Goto



  • Overview of indications and techniques in psychosurgery – Bomin Sun (China)
  • Management of psycho-affective symptoms after STN DBS – Philip Mosley (Australia)


Recent Advances

  • DBS for Alzheimer’s Disease – Andres Lozano
  • Dopamine fluctuations measurement – Ken Kishida


Coffee Break & Poster View

Coffee Break & Poster View

Stereotactic Radiotherapy

Free papers 



Gala Dinner



Ponentes confirmados


Professor Joachim Krauss, Hannover, Germany (President World Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery)
Professor Andres Lozano, Toronto Canada
Professor Takaomi Taira, Tokyo, Japan (Past President, World Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery)
Professor Ken Kishida, Virginia, USA
Dr Norman Ma, Bristol, United Kingdom

Asia Australasia

Professor Bomin Sun, Shanghai, China (President, Asian Australasian Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery)
Professor Jin Woo Chang, Seoul Korea
Professor Peter Silburn, Brisbane, Australia (Director, Australia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation)
Dr Mark Dexter Sydney, Australia (President, Neurosurgical Society of Australia)
Professor Leigh Atkinson, Brisbane, Australia
Dr Shinichi Goto, Kumamoto, Japan
Dr Ray Cook, Sydney, Australia
Dr Michael Murphy, Melbourne, Australia
Professor David Walker, Brisbane Australia
Dr Kristian Bulliss, Melbourne Australia
Dr Ben Jonkers, Sydney Australia
Dr David Schlect, Brisbane Australia
Dr Wesley Thevasathan, Melbourne, Australia
Dr Terry Coyne, Brisbane, Australia
Dr Jaqueline McMaster, Sydney, Australia
Dr Jason Ray, Brisbane Australia


Objetivos de la ASSFN

The principal object of this Society shall be to form Asian and Australasian organization to foster the study and teaching of better treatment of persons afflicted with injuries, lesions, diseases and abnormalities of the brain. The purpose of this Society shall be as follows:

To foster the use of stereotactic and functional neurosurgical methods for the treatment of diseases of the nervous system.
To advance stereotactic and functional neurosurgery and related sciences, to improve patient care, to support meaningful basic and clinical research, to provide leadership in undergraduate and graduate education and continuing education, and to promote administrative facilities necessary to achieve these goals.

The society shall strive to achieve its objects in particular through:

Congresses and lectures as well as scientific publications.
Personal contact and close relationship among the members themselves and with physicians and paraclinical scientists in all specialised fields related to stereotactic and functional surgery of the nervous system.

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