Under the direction of Prof. Karl Schaller, the NeuroCentre coordinates the care pathway for people suffering from brain damage (neurovascular diseases, spinal injuries, head trauma) and supports clinical research.
Strengthening collaboration to optimize patient care
The NeuroCentre strengthens collaboration between the different divisions of the HUG involved in patient diagnoses and management of medical and surgical care.
This multidisciplinary collaboration involves:
This collaboration facilitates the optimization and follow-up of the therapeutic strategy for patients with cerebral damage at the HUG.
Coordination of clinical research
The NeuroCentre also supports the work of researchers. It promotes excellence in clinical research, enabling specific advances through innovative therapeutic solutions.
It establishes numerous partnerships to improve collaboration between the various research and medical teams. It promotes cooperation between the HUG and external partners such as the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the University of Geneva (Brain and Behaviour Laboratory, and the Department of Fundamental Neurosciences), Campus Biotech and the Swiss Foundation for Innovation and Training in Surgery (SFITS).
Centre for Virtual Medicine
Since June 2022, the NeuroCentre has hosted the Centre for Virtual Medicine, which focuses on the application of virtual medicine and related technologies to advance clinical research and improve patient care.
Over 150 million people worldwide are affected by neurological diseases every year.
The key missions of the NeuroCentre:
- To coordinate the care of patients suffering from brain damage
- To promote multidisciplinary collaboration between medical services to optimize care
- To support clinical research