The International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN) seeks to promote the health of children throughout the world by encouraging the ethical transmission and exchange of neuroscientific information and techniques related to Pediatric Neurosurgery.
Four days’ symposium that discusses state-of-the-art craniofacial, orthognathic and facial trauma surgery to have a step forward broadening your knowledge and mastering the techniques in the up to date management of different craniomaxillofacial deformities. It is composed of interactive lectures, case presentations and panel discussions about congenital and acquired craniofacial deformities as well as orthognathic surgery and facial trauma.
As true for many rare conditions, treatment approaches for (Pierre-)Robin sequence (RS) vary considerably, as randomized controlled trials are difficult to perform. Evidence for different treatments, however, can also be based on cohort studies. This requires agreement on the relevant outcomes tested in such studies, i.e. the definition of a common data set to be used in future clinical studies on RS. The latter will be the main subject during the upcoming 3rd international RS meeting. Renowned speakers from around the world will present their latest data with a focus on a quantification of sleep-related upper airway obstruction and failure to thrive as the two most relevant early outcomes in RS. Also, is there mandibular catch-up growth in RS? What is the long-term outcome and quality-of-life after the various interventions used, and what do parents think?
Tübingen is an old medieval university town (the university was founded in 1492) located in Germany’s beautiful South-West, where weather conditions can already be quite pleasant in April (but wet and cold weather conditions are also possible). We are looking forward to welcoming you to Tübingen!