King's Health Partners Academic Surgical Grand Round

The next event in the Surgical Ground Round schedule will be held on Thursday 25 July, 5:30pm - 6:30pm, and will focus on Neurosurgery.

The event will be held via MSTeams - REGISTER HERE via Ticket Tailor.

Session Chair: Mr Jonathan Shapey, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Neurosurgery, King'sJonathan Shapey College London, and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Jonathan Shapey is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at King’s College London, and an Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon with a specialist interest in pituitary and skull base neurosurgery at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Jonathan’s research is focused on the translational development of innovative healthcare engineering solutions for neurosurgery. His principal research interests include advanced intraoperative optical imaging technology and the application of artificial intelligence to guide patient management.

Topic speaker: Mr Aminul Ahmed, Consultant Neurosurgeon, King’s College Hospital NHSAminul Ahmed Foundation Trust.

Topic update: A gene therapy approach to treat Spinal Cord Injury.

Aminul Ahmed is a Senior Lecturer in Neurosurgery, and a Consultant Neurosurgeon based at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. His research includes investigating the use of advanced therapeutics for regeneration and repair following Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury. This includes endogenous and transplanted stem cells and the use of gene therapies, including viral vector delivered treatments, in TBI          and SCI.   

Bulkley-Barry-Cooper speaker: Dr James Guest , Professor of Neurological Surgery, Miller School of Medicine, Miami.James Guest

Bulkley-Barry-Cooper Surgical Professorial Lecture: Lessons from the past 30 years of spinal cord injury clinical trials.

The current focus of the Guest lab is on the transplantation of autologous glial cells to repair spinal cord injuries. We utilize several types of animal models with an emphasis on solving translational questions related to human clinical application. We also emphasize minimally-invasive surgical lesion-making and transplantation techniques. Sophisticated outcome assessment techniques are used to evaluate transplant effects in both the acute and chronic state of injury. These include kinematic assessment of hand function and gait, electrophysiologic study of conduction across lesion sites, and sensory testing. Other areas of research include studies of human post-mortem spinal cord tissue, intraoperative human spinal cord conduction studies, and research design for human clinical trials.

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25 July 2024
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25 July 2024
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