Inauguration of the Neurosurgery Research and Training Center of the Hospital Universitario la Samaritana
With the presence of the Colombian Minister of Health, Alejandro Gaviria, and influential scientific personalities of the country, the inauguration of the Neurosurgery Research and Training Center (CIEN) was carried out, based at the Hospital Universitario la Samaritana. Minister Gaviria expressed his admiration for the quality of the research projects conducted at CIEN. CIEN is the first stage of an ambitious plan that contemplates the creation of a simulated operating room, equipped with real anatomical specimens that allow the development of knowledge in the different subspecialties of neurosurgery.
From left to right it is observed: Dr. Ana Lucía Restrepo Escobar, Secretary of Health of the Department of Cundinamarca; Dr. Javier Fernando Mancera García, Manager of the Hospital Universitario de la Samaritana; Dr. Alejandro Gaviria Uribe, Minister of Health of Colombia; Dr. Jesús María Neissa, Founder of the Neurosurgery Department of the Hospital Universitario de la Samaritana; Dr. William Mauricio Riveros Castillo, Neurosurgeon in Chief of the Neurosurgery department at the Hospital Universitario de la Samaritana.