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NEUROSURGERY AT MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL - MQ CITY CAMPUS VENUE

Approved: QI&CPD

Category 2 (4 pts) : RACGP 2017-2019 Triennium: Activity Number 131441.

Dinner will be provided and served at 6.30pm.

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Join other Sydney GPs in an interactive educational session by leading Macquarie University Hospital Specialists. As well as learning about developments in their respective fields, you will have the opportunity to raise questions and discuss issues with these specialists.Registration commences at 6.15pm with drinks, followed by presentations by specialists. Dinner will be provided.The event will conclude around 9.15 pm.


Professor Marcus Stoodley - Introduction

Topic: Chiari malformation and syringomyelia

Professor Stoodley is head of neurosurgery at Macquarie University Hospital and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Professor Stoodley’s clinical subspecialty qualification is in neurovascular surgery. In addition to managing aneurysms and vascular malformations, he has become an Australian leader in cerebral bypass surgery, especially in the treatment of moyamoya disease and other occlusive disorders. In addition to his neurovascular expertise, Professor Stoodley is recognised internationally for clinical management of Chiari malformation, syringomyelia, and spinal cord tumours.

He graduated with honours from the University of Queensland Medical School. After completing neurosurgery training in Australia, he undertook further subspecialty training in vascular neurosurgery at Stanford University and the University of Chicago in the United States. Prior to joining Macquarie University, he worked at the Prince of Wales Hospital and the University of New South Wales.

In addition to his clinical interests, Professor Stoodley heads the neurosurgery research team at Macquarie University. This is one of the largest neurosurgery research groups in Australasia, with world-leading research efforts in syringomyelia and CSF physiology, and in the development of new treatments for brain AVMs. This work has attracted over $3 million in research funding, including support from Australia’s major medical research funding body the NHMRC and The Column of Hope, a US-based organisation dedicated to advancing the understanding and treatment of syringomyelia. He has produced more than 100 publications and has supervised over 15 research students. He has delivered over 70 invited lectures at national and international scientific meetings. In 2012, Professor Stoodley was awarded the John Mitchell Crouch Fellowship by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the premier surgical research award of the RACS.

Dr Andrew Davidson Topic: What’s new in the management of brain tumours?

Dr Davidson is a neurosurgeon at Macquarie University Hospital. His clinical interests include the multidisciplinary management of brain tumours, pituitary and skull base surgery (including minimally invasive and endoscopic surgery), and cerebrovascular surgery. He has been the Macquarie University Tumour Program Lead since its inception in 2012 and is Chair of the Neuro-oncology and Pituitary Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDT).

Dr Davidson consults at four locations within Sydney – at Macquarie University, Penrith, the Hills District (Bella Vista), and the CBD (Macquarie Street). He manages the entire range of neurosurgical conditions, including tumours of the brain & spine, vascular disorders of the brain & spine (aneurysms, AVMs, and cavernomas), trauma, hydrocephalus, and degenerative spine conditions.

Dr Davidson is a Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University. His academic interests include the functional assessment of brain tumour patients, and the development and delivery of a program of Evidence-Based Practice across the spectrum of medical training. Dr Davidson has a strong interest in medical and surgical education, and is an executive committee member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ (RACS) Academy of Surgical Educators. He regularly teaches on the RACS Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators course, as well as the Surgical Teachers Course.

Dr Davidson has published over 25 articles and book chapters, and his work has been widely cited in the scientific literature. He has presented at local, national, and international meetings, including the World Congress of Neurological Surgery and the European Skull Base Society. He teaches on anatomy and surgical approach workshops, particularly in the area of extended endoscopic skull base surgery.

Dr John Fuller Topic: Introduction to Gamma Knife

Dr Fuller graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1987. He undertook neurosurgical training in Sydney at the Prince of Wales, Sydney Children’s and Prince Alfred Hospitals obtaining his RACS Fellowship in Neurosurgery in 1996. Since obtaining his fellowship he has been practicing in Canberra managing all aspects of cerebral, spinal and peripheral nerve surgery.

A strong involvement with neurosurgical education has been maintained by his position on the RACS Board of Neurosurgery and the Board of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia for the past 15 years, serving as president from 2013 to 2014. He has been directly involved with neurosurgical training of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as a consultant and Clinical Director of Neurosurgery at The Canberra Hospital. Medical student teaching has been through the postgraduate medical schools the University of Sydney and subsequently the Australian National University.

Dr Fuller has joined Macquarie Neurosurgery to combine his subspeciality interest in surgical neuro-oncology with radiosurgery as Neurosurgical Director of the Gamma Knife Surgery Program. This is in addition to maintaining his expertise in complex spinal surgery, including spinal oncology.

He is a member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Associate Professor Antonio Di Ieva

Associate Professor Di Ieva received his Medical Degree in 2002 and specialisation in Neurosurgery in 2007. He was a consultant neurosurgeon in Milan from 2007 to 2009, mainly involved in the treatment of brain and pituitary
tumours, working closely with ENT and craniomaxillofacial surgeons, oncologists and radiation oncologists. Associate Professor Di Ieva completed a 3-year clinical & research fellowship in skull base surgery in 2014 at the St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, where he also gained further experience in the Gamma Knife radiosurgery and continued to perform emergency neurosurgery in one of the largest trauma centres of Ontario, Canada. He gained the fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in 2017.He joined Macquarie Neurosurgery as a Consultant Neurosurgeon in 2017 and Macquarie University as an Associate Professor in 2018

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