Pablo Alvarez found out the ISIN Advanced Travel Grant was available in November. ‘’I felt motivated to write an application because I think that in my place of work there is a very huge frame to work with and make Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring grow. So I feel deeply encouraged to do all my best to practice IOM with the most advanced level, learning directly from the world experts in this topic. I plan take the grant during proximately 4 months (July – October), visiting the renown centers.’’ The hospitals that Pablo Alvarez wants to visit:
- University Medical Centre Groningen, Netherlands.
- University Hospital of Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain
- Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich, Germany
- Inselspital University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
‘’First of all, I expect to improve my monitoring skills in spine, supratentorial, CPA and base skull surgeries, getting experience and going through the important details which make the difference. Second, I would like to expand my knowledge to other kind of surgeries, such as vascular procedures-endarterectomies, probably deep brain stimulation, among others. At last, I would like to go a little bit further and learn not only about assistance, but also to be critic with current technics (which are always developing) and become capable, in a future, to develop by myself new technics and get involved into neuroscience research related to monitoring of supratentorial procedures. I want to share my gratitude to Inomed and the ISIN and my anxiety for starting the grant!’’