Connect Brain Vol. II

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Over the last 15 years the knowledge about the brain functional
organization experienced new energy and remarkable advancements,
as effect of technical and conceptual improvements
that lead us in the connectome era. The comprehension of this
intricate anatomo-functional maze and the application of the
new concepts about the connectome organization to the clinico-
surgical practice, are two crucial steps to tailor and improve
surgical and non-surgical treatments of brain diseases. In this
light, invasive and non-invasive brain mapping techniques are
complementary, and not alternative, tools to explore functional
organization and neural plasticity. As never before, the integration
between techniques and concepts coming from basic
and clinical neurosciences should be strictly integrated to improve,
reciprocally, competences and knowledges. Based on
the experience of the previous edition on 2015 we designed the
ConnectBrain Volume II, a theorico-practical course providing
an updated overview about tools and concepts coming from
neuroscientific research, and the most reliable mapping and
monitoring techniques used in brain surgery.
Aims of the theoretical session are to provide:
- a detailed and complete overview about the recent models of
organization of brain functions and the structural and functional
connectivity of the main networks;
- theoretical and practical principles for the clinical application
of neuroimaging (fMRI, resting-state fMRI, tractography), neuropsychological
(pre-operative assessment, intraoperative
tasks, follow-up) and neurophysiological (cortical and subcortical
mapping and monitoring) techniques;
- open discussions with different experts about use, experiences
and reliability of the main tools for brain anatomo-functional
mapping and monitoring during brain surgery.
Aims of the practical session are to provide the general principles
of:
- human white matter anatomy;
- tractography elaboration and tracking;
- non-invasive brain mapping with RS-fMRI.
We imagined an international opportunity for facing off clinical
practice and basic neurosciences, in order to improve our skills
in the exploration of the brain functional processing for medical
purposes. We hope you will share this belief and to meet you in
Trento in June 2019.
Franco Chioffi and Silvio Sarubbo
Division of Neurosurgery
Emergency Area
“Santa Chiara” Hospital
Azienda Provinciale per i Servizi Sanitari (APSS), Trento

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