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Let's Talk Informatics: Evolution of Stereotactic Neurosurgery & Innovation in Nova Scotia

Guest Presenter:
Dr. Lutz Weise, Neurosurgeon
QEII Health Sciences Centre
Associate Professor, Dalhousie University

Dr. Lutz Weise will reflect on the history of stereotactic neurosurgery, the most precise form of neurosurgery, and how it has evolved over time with the introduction of innovative technologies such as Brainlab Elements®, an automated virtual surgical planning tool for deep brain stimulation that has been a game changer for specialists and patients in Nova Scotia.

Learn more: QEII Health Sciences Centre first location in Canada to use Brainlab Elements® automated virtual surgical planning tool for deep brain stimulation | Nova Scotia Health

About Dr. Weise

Following graduation from medical school in Berlin, Dr. Weise discovered his passion for stereotactic and functional neurosurgery during his residency in Lausanne, Switzerland. Following his return to Berlin, he joined Charité University Medicine where he had the opportunity to subspecialize in spine as well as in functional neurosurgery at one of the busiest Deep Brain Stimulation Centres in the country. This led to his appointment as Head of Functional and Spinal Neurosurgery at Geothe University in Frankfurt Germany, where he collaborated and led several research projects. At this time, Dr. Weise underwent formal education in teaching and research, which led to his appointment as an associate Professor at Dalhousie University in 2016 in Halifax.

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