115 History, Contributions and Influence of Victor Horsley: A Graduate Seminar Focused on Readings Discussion and Attendee Full Participation

Monday, April 30
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Location: 392; Ernest N. Morial

Fee: $100
Advanced Practice Provider Fee: $100
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $65

Moderator(s): Mark C. Preul, MD

Panelist(s): James T. Goodrich, MD, PhD, FAANS; Michael Schulder, MD, FAANS; Chris A. Sloffer, MD, MBA, FAANS

Harvey Cushing called Sir Victor Horsley the father of modern neurosurgery. Horsley’s contributions put neurosurgery onto its path toward identification as a separate specialty. Uncommon at the time, Horsley was a scientifically-minded surgical pioneer. Horsley’s writings and contributions as well as what others wrote about him will be reviewed, discussed and assessed by the group to achieve an appreciation of his impact on neurosurgery.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the early history of neurological surgery in Great Britain and the context in which Sir Victor Horsley trained and moved away from general surgery to neurological surgery.
  • Recognize the scientific setting in which Sir Victor Horsley conducted surgical investigations and their clinical impact.
  • Review the literature which captured Horsely’s idea around his ideas of explicit identification of neurosurgery as a surgical specialty.
  • Recognize neurosurgery as a discreet profession.