(L to R)Dr. Robert Barish - Chancellor, Dr. Jeffrey Rosenfeld - Australia, Dr. Jose Albert Landeiro - Brazil, Dr. Torstein R. Meling - Norway, and Dr. Anil Nanda - Professor and Chairman
Noted neurosurgeons from three continents were at LSU Health Shreveport Wednesday to participate in the inaugural Woodard Symposium.
"This is the first international colloquium of its kind," said Anil Nanda, MD, FACS, Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at LSU Health Shreveport.
"We're honored and excited to host three such knowledgeable and accomplished neurosurgeons."
The speakers were Jose Alberto Landeiro, MD, PhD, Neurosurgery Chairman at Universidade Federal Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Torstein R. Meling, MD, PhD, Neurosurgery Head at The National Hospital, University of Oslo, Norway; and Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld, MD, MS, Surgery Head and Neurosurgery Director at Central Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
All three spoke about the innovative work they do in their own countries. In addition, the r neurosurgeons engaged in discussion with the faculty and students of the Department of Neurosurgery, reviewing several of the department's more notable or perplexing cases.
The Woodard Symposium was made possible by a generous endowment established by Mr. Scotty Woodard, whose wife Larene was a patient at LSU Health Shreveport.
After an operation successfully prevented an aneurysm from bursting in Mrs. Woodard's brain, the couple wanted to show their appreciation for the work done by the faculty, staff, and students at LSU Health Shreveport.
For more information regarding the Woodard Symposium or the Department of Neurosurgery at LSU Health Shreveport, please contact the department at 318.675.6404.