Eelco W. Hoving, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, working in the Department of Neurosurgery in the University Hospital of Utrecht and recently appointed Chief Clinical Director of the Neuro-oncology unit of our national hospital Princess Maxima Center for Pediatric Oncology in Utrecht in the Netherlands.
I have had the fortunate opportunity to work together with Dr. Louis Journee, one of the pioneers in IONM, for more than 20 years in the University Hospital of Groningen. Gea Drost has taken over the position of Louis Journee and she has become a prominent expert in the field of IONM. We have worked closely together developing IONM in patients with tethered cord syndrome and in children with tumors both in spinal cord and in the brain.
IONM has become an essential and established technique to improve our neurosurgical results.
For me it is a great honor and pleasure to participate in the Verona IONM course organized by my highly esteemed colleague and good friend Professor Fransesco Sala. Happy to share our experience with you.