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10.6.2019
Message from Basil E. Grüter, participated as Petri Honkanen foundation award recipient to 19th Helsinki live demonstration course in microneurosurgery:
"Attending the 19th Helsinki live demonstration course in microneurosurgery was a truly positive experience in all aspects. Following the initial day of lectures, a variety of complex neurosurgical procedures such as aneurysm clippings, bypass surgeries or resection of complex, infiltrating tumours were performed live and discussed among operators and participants. Outstanding surgeons, a limited number of course attendees and the environment of the Helsinki University Hospital created a warm and friendly atmosphere. Furthermore, it was a great chance to present my own research to an international group of distinctive experts in the field. I can only encourage young neurosurgeons with an interest in vascular and skull base surgeries to apply to Petri Honkanen Foundation and to enroll in the live course. - Basil E. Grüter, MD Aarau, Switzerland"


28.3.2019
Course stipend awarded

Petri Honkanen foundation and Aesculap Academy jointly announce Petri Honkanen Young Neurosurgeon Course Award receiver is Dr. med. Basil E. Grüter Department of Neurosurgery, Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland.

The stipend covers the registration fee to The 19h Helsinki Live Demonstration Course in Operative Microneurosurgery and reasonable travel and accommodation expenses. We congratulate Basil.


5.3.2019
Helsinki 19th Course Award - search opened

Petri Honkanen Foundation and Aesculap Academy jointly announce Petri Honkanen Young Neurosurgeon Course and Travel Award that covers the registration fee to 2019 Helsinki Live Course (June 2-7, 2019) in Microneurosurgery and reasonable travel and accommodation expenses. Eligible applicants are neurosurgical residents or young neurosurgeons (less than 40 years) who conduct basic, translational or clinical research on intracranial aneurysms.

Petri Honkanen Foundation was established in 2013 to commemorate a young and talented neurosurgical resident and scientist and to continue his research. The purpose of the Foundation is to support research on the biology of cerebral aneurysm wall, their risk of4 rupture, and therapeutic means to treat them.

The award can be applied for by sending a free-form written application (maximum length 5 pages, including CV and list of publications), describing the pertinent recent results and future plans of the applicant's research, in PDF form to petrihonkasensaatio@gmail.com. Please put all documents into ONE pdf file. The application should be sent latest by March 25, 2019. The recipient of the award will be chosen by the board of the Foundation. The recipient will be informed personally and announced on the Foundation website (www.petrihonkanenfoundation.fi) by March 29, 2019. Petri Honkanen foundation reserves the right not give the award to anyone of the applicants if there is no suitable candidate fullfilling the criterias of the foundation.

More information: The 19th Helsinki live demonstration course in operative microneurosurgery (pdf)


30.3.2018
Course stipend awarded

Petri Honkanen foundation and Aesculap Academy jointly announce Petri Honkanen Young Neurosurgeon Course Award receiver is Dr. Giuseppe M Della Pepa,Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University of Rome,,'A.Gemelli' University Hospital, Rome -Italy.

The stipend covers the registration fee to The 18th Helsinki Live Demonstration Course in Operative Microneurosurgery and reasonable travel and accommodation expenses. We congratulate Giuseppe.


8.2.2018
Helsinki 18th Course Award - search opened

Petri Honkanen Foundation and Aesculap Academy jointly announce Petri Honkanen Young Neurosurgeon Travel Award that covers the registration fee to 2018 Helsinki Live Course (June 3-8, 2018) in Microneurosurgery and reasonable travel and accommodation expenses. Eligible applicants are neurosurgical residents or young neurosurgeons (less than 40 years) who conduct basic, translational or clinical research on intracranial aneurysms.

Petri Honkanen Foundation was established in 2013 to commemorate a young and talented neurosurgical resident and scientist and to continue his research. The purpose of the Foundation is to support research on the biology of cerebral aneurysm wall, their risk of rupture, and therapeutic means to treat them.

The award can be applied for by sending a free-form written application (maximum length 5 pages, including CV and list of publications), describing the pertinent recent results and future plans of the applicant's research, in PDF form to petrihonkasensaatio@gmail.com. Please put all documents into one pdf file. The application should be sent by March 23, 2018. The recipient of the award will be chosen by the board of the Foundation. The recipient will be informed personally and announced on the Foundation website (www.petrihonkanenfoundation.fi) by March 30, 2018. Petri Honkanen foundation reserves the right not give the award to anyone of the applicants if there is no suitable candidate fullfilling the criterias of the foundation.

More information: THE 18TH HELSINKI LIVE DEMONSTRATION COURSE IN OPERATIVE MICRONEUROSURGERY (pdf)


26.3.2017
Helsinki 17th Course Award. This year, 2017, the reviewers and the board of the Foundation were unfortunate to find out that none of the Applicants presented in time or with adequate experience and tract the intracranial aneurysm research, a seminal criteria by the Foundation


27.1.2017
Helsinki 17th Course Award - search opened

Petri Honkanen foundation and Aesculap Academy jointly announce Petri Honkanen Young Neurosurgeon Course Award that covers the registration fee to The 17th Helsinki Live Demonstration Course in Operative Microneurosurgery, June 4-9.6.2017 and reasonable travel and accommodation expenses. Eligible applicants are neurosurgical residents or young neurosurgeons (less that 40 years) who conduct basic, translational or clinical research on intracranial aneurysms.

Petri Honkanen Foundation was established in 2013 to commemorate a young and talented neurosurgical resident and scientist and to continue his research. The purpose of the Foundation is to support research on the biology of cerebral aneurysm wall, their risk of rupture, and therapeutic means to treat them.

The award can be applied for by sending a free-form written application, maximum length 6 pages, including CV and list of publications, describing the pertinent recent results and future plans of the applicant's research. Please pack all material in one PDF and send it to petrihonkasensaatio@gmail.com. The application should be sent by March 19th 2017. The recipient of the award will be chosen by the board of the Foundation. The recipient will be informed personally and announced on the Foundation website www.petrihonkanenfoundation.fi by March 26rd 2017.

More information: Neurosurgery_March issue 2017_B. BraunMedical Oy (pdf)


27.1.2016
Helsinki 16th Course Award now available. More information (pdf)


14.6.2015

The 15th Helsinki Live Demonstration Course in Operative Microneurosurgery was fantastic opportunity to meet neurosurgeons and residents from all over the world, and of course, see and learn from exceptional patient cases. Variety of different cases were discussed and operated during the week. Additionally, it was great opportunity to present and introduce my research work for world famous specialists. I can only recommend everybody to participate in this course if you are interested in neurosurgery.

- Janne Koskimäki M.D., Ph.D.