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Neuro-Oncology & Radiosurgery Symposium : Paving the Way for Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in Malaysia

International and local experts shared their perspectives during the event

On 21st May 2022 , Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur in collaboration with the Neurosurgical Association of Malaysia organized the Inaugural Neuro-Oncology & Radiosurgery Symposium . This symposium was held over three days in two venues ; The AICB Centre of Excellence and the Gamma Knife Centre in Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur . A total of 350 participants ranging from neurosurgeons , oncologists , general practitioners , radiation physicists , and postgraduate residents attended the event .

The symposium was officiated by �ato ’ �r Asmayani �inti �halib , �eputy �irector��eneral of Health of Malaysia . Ms Hoo Ling Lee , CEO of Gleneagles Hospital �uala Lumpur , and �ato ’ �r �antha �asalingam , President of the Neurosurgical Association of Malaysia also graced this event with their presence . The faculty consisted of many eminent international speakers including Prof Jean Regis , Prof Roberto Martinez Alvare� , �rof �engt �arlsson , �rof �heerendra �rasad , Prof Yeo Tseng Tsai , and Prof Zachary A Seymour . Local experts in Gamma Knife radiosurgery who also shared their perspectives include �ato ’ �r Jagdeep Singh �anra , �r �egunath �andasamy , and �rof �ato ’ �r �uad Ismail .
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur organized this symposium to create awareness of the potential and benefits of �amma �nife radiosurgery in treating brain cancers and a spectrum of other neurological conditions . This symposium also emphasizes the fundamentals of radiosurgery for the benefit of young neurosurgeons and residents alike . Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur embracing its status as a pioneer private medical centre in neuro-oncology and radiosurgery has taken on the responsibility to educate the medical community by organi�ing this international symposium . This is the first event of its kind by a private medical centre in Malaysia .
The first two days focused on lectures by international and local e�perts in the field . �n the third day , participants were invited to Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur where they observed three live Gamma Knife procedures performed by our resident neurosurgeons and oncologist . They were also able to experience the Gamma Knife preplanning demo system , which was provided by our sponsors Abex and Brainlab .
Based on the Malaysian National Cancer Registry Report ( 2007 – 2016 ), there are 4333 new cases of brain tumours and the numbers are on the rise . Gamma Knife can be used to treat multiple brain metastases safely and its potential for treating various neurological conditions including functional disorders constantly expanding . Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur paved the way in the field of neuro�oncology by being the first private hospital to own the revolutionary Stereotactic radiosurgery machine known as Gamma Knife and has up to date treated 602 brain cancer patients noninvasively : the youngest patient being 8 years old and the oldest being 90 . This achievement would not have been possible without the highly qualified and dedicated team of neurosurgeons , oncologists , nurses , and radiation physicists working together to ensure accurate and optimal treatment is given to each patient .
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The Inaugural Neuro-Oncology & Radiosurgery Symposium
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