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Pitt Hosts International Brain, Skull Base and Spine Surgery Congress

PITTSBURGH, April 23, 2010 – The 4th World Congress for Endoscopic Surgery of the Brain, Skull Base and Spine will be held in Pittsburgh, April 28 to 30, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The congress is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Neurological Surgery, and Department of Otolaryngology and the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences.

The event―presenting the latest in scientific work relating to endoscopic surgery―will feature an international faculty of experts in neurosurgery and otolaryngology, covering a wide variety of intracranial and spinal topics.

Honored guests for this year’s event include Alan R. Cohen, M.D., surgeon-in-chief and chief of pediatric neurological surgery at Case Western Reserve University; Richard G. Fessler, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurosurgery at Northwestern University; and Albert L. Rhoton, Jr., M.D., Keene Family Professor at the University of Florida.

The inaugural congress was first held in Pittsburgh in the fall of 2005. Paris was the venue in 2007 and Sao Paulo in 2008.

For more information, visit www.skullbasecongress.com.

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