Impact of Pandemic COVID-19 on International Cooperation in Neurosurgery

  The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on all aspects of our lives, including scientific and clinical activities in the field of neurosurgery. The impact of the pandemic on international cooperation in the field has been significant, introducing both challenges and new opportunities. Below are some of them.

   Challenges for International Cooperation

  The COVID-19 pandemic has placed restrictions on many forms of traditional international cooperation. Large conferences, workshops and other meetings have been canceled, delayed or moved online. Exchange programs and internships for neurosurgeons have been temporarily suspended or severely curtailed. It has been difficult to perform research due to restrictions on physical distance, laboratory closures and restrictions on patient access.

   New Opportunities for International Collaboration

  Despite the challenges, the COVID-19 pandemic has also opened up new opportunities for international collaboration in neurosurgery. Online meetings and webinars have provided a platform to continue international collaboration, despite travel constraints. The pandemic has also accelerated the integration of digital technologies in the field of neurosurgery, including telemedicine and remote consultations.

   The Role of International Cooperation in the Response to COVID-19

  International cooperation has also been key in the response to the pandemic. In the field of neurosurgery, medical professionals from around the world shared their experiences and best practices in the fight against COVID-19. Joint research and publications that discussed the impact of the pandemic on neurosurgical care were part of the global response to this unprecedented crisis.


  The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on international cooperation in neurosurgery. Despite the challenges, the pandemic also accelerated the adoption of new forms of collaboration, such as online meetings and telemedicine. International collaboration has been crucial in the response to the pandemic, and its role will continue to be important as the world continues to grapple with its impact and aftermath.