The young Bulgarian doctor Toni Kondov, an intern at the Clinic of Neurosurgery at University Hospital "St. Marina" - Varna and an Assistant Professor at the Medical University won a scholarship at the 45th Congress of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN), held from 8-12 October in Denver, Colorado, USA.
During the scientific congress Dr. Kondev presented two topics, including the award winning one "Intraoperative ultrasound imaging through the anterior fontanel for real-time guided insertion of the proximal catheter of ventriculoperitoneal shunts into the lateral ventricle of infants". The presentations were collaborative developments of an authors' team, consisting of: Prof. Dr. Y. Enchev, Dr. B. Iliev, Dr. T. Kondev, Assoc. Prof. Dr. T. Avramov, Dr. Pl. Trendafilov, Dr. E. Zaharieva, Dr. M. Moynov and Dr. St. Todorova. The award is an international recognition of MU - Varna and the Clinic of Neurosurgery at University Hospital "St. Marina", which is one of the leading treatment clinics in Bulgaria.
The International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN) was established in 1972, and it is aimed at promoting the exchange of scientific information and techniques related to children's health around the world. The Society also supports the educational activities of young doctors who take care of the neurosurgical health of children.