To celebrate the Day of Italian Research in the World, the Italian Cultural Institute in Sydney has organized a conference called ”A journey in the realms of neurosurgery and computational neurosciences” which will be held by Neurosurgeon Antonio Di Ieva, Doctor at Macquarie Neurosurgery and Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroanatomy at Macquarie University in Sydney.
The conference will take place on 14 April at the Italian Cultural Institute. The goal is to explain the application of artificial intelligence in the field of medicine, especially for neurosurgical diseases such as brain tumours, traumas and diseases of the spine, cerebrovascular malformations, and diseases of the nervous system. During his speech, Di Ieva will present a brief history of neurosurgery, from the very beginning to using computers and robots in the operating room, offering the point of view of a clinical neurosurgeon and scholar, pioneer in the use of fractal geometry and artificial intelligence in medicine and surgery. In fact, artificial intelligence may act as a powerful tool at the service of modern medicine. Its applications are increasing in every field, from diagnostics to surgery, from drug development to rehabilitation, and they are destined to grow. Moreover, using artificial intelligence in diagnostics is very important to detect the early signs of certain diseases and help doctors make more accurate diagnoses. At Macquarie University, Di Ieva has founded and manages the Computational NeuroSurgery (CNS) Lab, the first laboratory in the world where computational models, fractal geometry and artificial intelligence are used to improve differential diagnostics and the treatment of patients affected by neurosurgical diseases.