On September 15-17 the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Neurosurgery, the Association of Neurosurgeons of Uzbekistan, the Congress of Neurosurgeons of Asia and the International Society for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery held a conference of neurosurgeons of Central Asia "Great Silk Road" and the 7th Congress of the Society for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery in Tashkent. More than 300 participants from our republic and more than 10 foreign countries took part in the event. Representatives of faculty, clinical residents and members of the student scientific society "Young Neurosurgeons" of the Department of Neurosurgery of Samarkand State Medical University also took an active part in the Congress.
According to the program of the event more than 150 reports on the directions of neuroanatomy, vascular neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, spinal neurosurgery, pediatric neurosurgery, "Neuro nurse", "Competition of young scientists" were heard there. Professor of the Department of Neurosurgery of SamSMU, Dr. A.M.Mamadaliev chaired the plenary session of the Congress, as well as the section on neurosurgery. Head of the Department of Neurosurgery of SamSMU Associate Professor M.A.Aliev made a report "Possibilities of modern diagnostic methods and results of surgical treatment of Kimmerle anomaly". Also, theses of the department staff were published in the collection of scientific works.
Within the framework of the congress practical seminars "Endovascular neurosurgery and creation of vascular anastomoses", "Surgery of gliomas, pituitary tumors", "Open vascular surgery of the brain" were organised. SamSMU representatives also took an active part in these master classes.
Thus, scientific reports and speeches made at the forum on almost all directions of neurosurgery were characterized by scientific novelty, practical significance, diversity of innovations and geographical breadth of participants. The conference can be recognized as the next historical stage in the development of neurosurgery in Central Asia.