STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 14th International Leksell Gamma Knife(R) Society Meeting on May 18-22, over 500 participants including neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and other medical specialists using Leksell Gamma Knife for treatment of tumors and other brain disorders convened at the historic Chateau Frontenac Hotel in Quebec, Canada. During the meeting, 260 oral and poster presentations covered treatment of malignant and benign brain tumors, functional neurosurgery, imaging and biology as well as physics and technology. Wednesday, May 21, the prestigious Pioneers in Radiosurgery Award was presented to John Flickinger, M.D., Professor of Radiation Oncology and Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh for his early pioneering work on prediction of complications following Gamma Knife(R) surgery.
The Leksell Gamma Knife Society was established in 1989 to provide a forum for Gamma Knife users to share information, experiences, clinical techniques and advanced scientific research in their quest to non-invasively treat an expanding number of brain disorders. The meetings, which are held biannually, result in a large number of clinical publications, in recent years published as a supplement to Journal of Neurosurgery. The Society plays an important role in increasing the visibility and acceptance of Gamma Knife surgery in the worldwide medical community, among healthcare providers and among patients. The open sharing of results and experiences allows all Gamma Knife users to maintain leadership in the field of intracranial radiosurgery, based on the most recent clinical advancements.
The 14th meeting in Quebec is held with the theme, "Je me Souviens ...
" ("I Remember ... "), which is the motto of Quebec. The theme connects the
celebration of Quebec 400 year lo
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