The ISPN Education Committee established the ISPN Clash of the Titans webinar series to provide education in the field of pediatric neurosurgery in a time where no physical courses can be held.

Webinars were initially scheduled on the first and third Friday of the month, and the series continues in 2021 on a monthly basis. Each webinar covers a controversial topic with two titans in pediatric neurosurgery facing each other, one for and one against.

ISPN Clash of the Titans Episode XXI

The ISPN Clash of the Titans series will continue in to 2022 – Watch this space to find the information for the next session as it becomes available!



In case you missed one of the ISPN Clash of the Titans webinars, recordings are available below:

Clash of the Titans #1: In Pediatric Neurosurgery prenatal radiological investigations do not serve any use

Clash of the Titans #2: Fortification of cereals with folic acid is absolutely needed for the prevention of open neural tube defects

Clash of the Titans #3: Bony decompression alone is enough for symptomatic Chiari malformation with syrinx in a 10 years' old child

Clash of the Titans #4: ETV without CPC does not fulfil its purpose

Clash of the Titans #5: ICP monitoring is very useful in pediatric head injuries

Clash of the Titans #6: Post pandemic the idea of global neurosurgery is irrelevant

Clash of the Titans #7: Open surgery is preferred over endoscopic techniques in surgery for craniosynostosis

7. Webinar 4 September - Craniosynostosis

Clash of the Titans #8: Corpus callosotomy is a dying and underutilized procedure in pediatric epilepsy surgery

Clash of the Titans #9: Second look surgery is useful in pediatric brain tumours

Clash of the Titans #10: Women are at a disadvantage in pediatric neurosurgery

10. Webinar 16 October - Women in pediatric neurosurgery

Clash of the Titans #11: Foetal ventriculomegaly should be treated in utero

Clash of the Titans #12: In children with scoliosis & asymptomatic tethering, deformity correction may be done without untethering as a primary procedure

Clash of the Titans #13: Ventricular size has no relation to the outcome of hydrocephalus treatment

Clash of the Titans #14: Middle fossa arachnoid cysts without progressive symptoms are best left alone

14. Webinar 29 Jan - Middle fossa arachnoid cysts

Clash of the Titans #15: Total removal of craniopharyngiomas is the ideal treatment

15. Webinar 12 Feb - Total removal craniopharyngiomas

Clash of the titans #16: Selective dorsal rhizotomy and not intrathecal baclofen is the preferred treatment in intractable spasticity in children

16. Webinar 12 March - Intractable spasticity

Clash of the titans #17: A tribute to William Harkness - Earliest resective surgery is indicated for lesional temporal lobe epilepsy in children

17. Webinar 16 April - Tribute to William

Clash of the titans #18: Intraventricular lavage is the best treatment for intraventricular haemorrhage in newborns

18. Webinar 21 May - Intraventricular lavage

Clash of the titans #19: Propylactic surgery is indicated for split cord malformations

19. Webinar 22 October - Prophylactic surgery

Clash of the titans #20: Teaching pediatric neurosurgery (after pandemic times) will change dramatically forever

20. 21 January 2022 - Teaching pediatric neurosurgery