Women in Neurosurgery

WOMEN IN NEUROSURGERY

We are in the era of women empowerment and it is largely applicable to our neurosurgical field as well. In the past few decades, there are noticeable changes observed in the status of women neurosurgeons around the world with a considerable increase in their number. There is at least one woman practicing as a neurosurgeon in most of the underdeveloped countries. Many pioneering women neurosurgeons are successfully leading the neurosurgical societies as Presidents. There is also a drastic change in the lifestyle of the present generation of women neurosurgeons, having much better opportunities to balance between their personal and professional life. Time has come and it is inevitable to form the women supportive group to foster our professional and social growth. Under the guidance of Prof. Yoko Kato, Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons has formed a ‘Women In Neurosurgery’ Chapter to create a large supportive network for women neurosurgeons across the world. We aim to bring all women neurosurgeons under one roof and to generate discussions on the common issues they face so that possible solutions could be identified. I welcome you all to join hands and lift each other to reach the horizon.

ACNS WOMEN IN NEUROSURGERY (WIN) WEBINARS

3rd Feb. 2019: Anatomy of Skull base and Ventricles. This was our inauguration webinar and had skull base surgeons from Japan, India and Pakistan participating in it. There were decent numbers of participants during and then 100;s of viewers later. Its success boosted us to do the following next webinars.

18th Apr. 2019: Minimally Invasive Spine surgery This webinar had A-Z topics on minimally invasive spine, starting from Microdiskectomy and ending with MIS transforaminal interbody fusion. A dazzling array of world class spine surgeons around the world participated in this event which lasted for almost 3.5 hours and immense participation of neurosurgeons and trainees.

6th Oct. 2019: Complication Avoidance in Neurovascular surgery. We had renowned neurosurgeons like Dr. Anil Nanda, Dr. Roberto Herrara, Dr. Eka Julianta nd Shinchi Yoshimura participating in it. The entire program lasted about 3 hours with a robust discussion and Q&A session by the participants and faculty.

Yoko Kato
Founder
Japan

Dhivya Palanisamy
Chairperson
India

Sharon Casilda Theophilus
Vice Chairperson
Malaysia

Aneela Darba
Secretary
Pakistan

Soha A. Alomar
Treasurer
Saudi Arabia

Mojgan Hodaie
Canada

Abhidha Shah
Education Committee Chair
India

Wanru Duan
Education Committee Chair
China

Hira Burhan
Website Committee
Pakistan