ISIN Advanced Travel Grant


Kindly supported by inomed Medizintechnik GmbH


As announced during our congress in Seoul, ISIN was ready to offer its brand-new „ISIN advanced travel grant“ of €10.000 to international applicants. ISIN would like to thank the company inomed Medizintechnik GmbH for its support.

This program is not intended to be a fellowship; it does not provide a full IONM-training. It is rather supposed to help experienced monitoring personnel learn the „tricks of the trade“ in specialized centers all over the world, reflecting the high level of ISIN IONM expertise and its international character.

Thus, the IONM-experience offered is not necessarily limited to a single center. Applicants can make their individual pick from a list of IONM-centers associated with and approved by ISIN. Some of these centers may offer the whole range of IONM, and some may offer unusual expertise in specialized aspects of IONM. Applicants are supposed to stay at least for one month with each of the centers on their individual list; overall time scale of the experience with this travel grant is intended to be 3-6 months.

Applicants were asked to provide a letter of recommendation, letter of intent and a preffered travel plan. Based on these application letters and travel plans the ISIN Board selected three Travel Grant winners.

At this moment it is no longer possible to apply for a travel grant. If a new travel grant becomes available, we will share it on this page.

Currently, the list of centers providing training in this program includes, but is not limited to:

 University Hospital of Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain

  • Person in charge of IONM: Isabel Fernandez-Conejero, MD
  • Email to:
  • Focus: IONM in intracranial vascular, braintumor and CPA surgery                                                                                                                                                                            

 Mount Sinai West Hospital, New York, USA

  • Person in charge of IONM: Sedat Ulkatan, MD
  • Email to:
  • Focus: Laryngeal adductor  reflex  -Thyroid  surgery monitoring, all type of  Spine  surgery and required  monitoring, carotid  endarterectomy monitoring  

 Inselspital University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland

  • Person in charge of IONM: Kathleen Seidel, MD
  • Email to:
  • Focus: IONM and mapping in braintumor, brainstem and spinal cord surgery

 Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

  • Person in charge of IONM: Xabi Urriza, MD
  • Email to:
  • Focus: IONM in neurosurgical and orthopedic procedures including scoliosis

 Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, USA

  • Person in charge of IONM: Jay Shils, PhD
  • Email to:
  • Focus: IONM in complex spine instrumentations, posterior fossa surgery and endovascular procedures                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 University of California, San Francisco, USA

  • Person in charge of IONM: Lanjun Guo, MD, MSc, DABNM, FASNM
  • Email to: 
  • Focus: Surgical neuromonitoring service including for: brain tumor surgery (motor/language mapping and monitoring), brain vascular surgery, skull base surgery, spinal tumor surgery, spinal reconstruction surgery for spinal deformity      

 University Medical Centre Groningen, Netherlands

  • Person in charge of IONM: Gea Drost, MD, PhD
  • Email to:
  • Focus: IONM in neurosurgery, scoliosis, and carotic endarteriectomy

 Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, South  Korea

  • Person in charge of IONM: Kyung-Seok Park, MD, PhD
  • Email to:                                                                                                                                                            

 Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany

  • Person in charge of IONM: Julian Prell, MD
  • Email to:
  • Focus: IONM in CPA, brainstem and braintumor surgery

 University of Verona, Italy

  • Person in charge of IONM: Francesco Sala, MD
  • Email to:
  • Focus: IONM in braintumor, spinal cord and CPA surgery

 Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich, Germany

 Medical University of Vienna, Austria

  • Person in charge of IONM: Klaus Novak, MD
  • Email to:
  • Focus: IOM in surgery on braintumors, spinal cord, pediatric neurosurgery and movement disorders