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2013 CNS Annual Meeting

  1. 1. PRELIMINARY PROGRAM Advance Registration Deadline: September 19, 2013
  2. 2. PRESIDENT’SMESSAGE TABLE OF CONTENTS annual Meeting at-a-glance 2 Continuing Medical education 4 Honored guests 8 Featured speakers 11 annual Meeting leadership 16 Committees 18 scientific program innovation & technology symposia 20 saturday 24 sunday 28 Monday 34 tuesday 44 Wednesday 54 registration information 62 Hotel information 63 general information 66 exhibitors 68 Welcome to our colleagues from the chinese Neurosurgical Society, a branch of the chinese Medical Association – our international partner for the 2013 cNS Annual Meeting! The purpose of the 2013 Annual Meeting of the congress of Neurological Surgeons is to address neurosurgery’s practice gaps and underlying educational needs in multiple areas, including Spine, cerebrovascular, Pediatrics, Tumor, Trauma, Stereotactic and functional and Pain. The program reflects the diversity of these subspecialities as well as other general neurosurgery needs and interests. Who Should Attend Neurological surgeons, neurosurgery nurses, physician assistants, orthopedic surgeons, primary care physicians, gerontologists, radiologists, hospital administrators, oncologists, neurologists, pediatricians, physiatrists, and infectious disease specialists are welcome and encouraged to attend the 2013 cNS Annual Meeting. PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE On behalf of the congress of Neurological Surgeons Executive committee; the Scientific Program committee; and our 2013 cNS honored guests Dr. l. Nelson hopkins, Dr. Johannes Schramm, and Dr. Andrew kaye, i invite you to join us for this year’s cNS Annual Meeting in San francisco, california, October 19-23. Our theme for the meeting is the Evolution of Neurosurgery. focusing on exploring the past, present, and future of neurosurgery, our theme takes an in-depth look at how far we have come, where we are, and what is to come next. Our daily general Scientific Sessions have been restructured, delivering a more dynamic format that features an anatomy lesson, platform debates on controversial topics, and talks by authors of some of the top papers published in Neurosurgery® in the past year. We will also be recognizing the contributions and achievements of our three honored guests, in addition to enjoying presentations by our outstanding lineup of featured speakers. The cNS Annual Meeting provides a venue to reconnect and share knowledge with colleagues and friends from around the world, as well as explore opportunities to enhance your skill set, help your practice, and improve patient care. We anticipate that this year’s Annual Meeting will be one of the largest cNS gatherings in history as we host our colleagues from the chinese Neurosurgical Society, our 2013 international partner organization. With its new and evolved format, the 2013 cNS Annual Meeting will be unlike any other neurosurgical conference. This is one meeting you won’t want to miss! i invite you to join me in ‘The city by the bay’ for the Evolution of Neurosurgery. Registration is available online at www.cns.org – be sure to reserve your spot soon for this outstanding neurosurgical event. Sincerely, Ali r. rezai, MD cNS President some of the top papers published in Neurosurgery® in the past year. We will also be recognizing theNeurosurgery® in the past year. We will also be recognizing theNeurosurgery contributions and achievements of our three honored guests, in addition to enjoying presentations by our outstanding lineup of featured speakers. The cNS Annual Meeting provides a venue to reconnect and share knowledge with colleagues and friends from around the world, as well as explore opportunities to enhance your skill set, help your practice, and improve patient care. We anticipate that this year’s Annual Meeting will be one of the largest cNS gatherings in history as we host our colleagues from the chinese Neurosurgical Society, our 2013 international partner organization. With its new and evolved format, the 2013 cNS Annual Meeting will be unlike any other neurosurgical conference. This is one meeting you won’t want to miss! i invite you to join me in Evolution of Neurosurgery. Registration is available online at www.cns.org – be sure to reserve your spot soon for this outstanding neurosurgical event. Ali r. rezai, MD cNS President Ali r. rezai, MDAli r. rezai, MD 1Stay connected at http://m.cns.org
  3. 3. 2013AT-A-GLANCE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 8:00 aM–5:00 pM syM01: neurosurgery innovations syM02: traumatic Head injury 8:00 aM–4:00 pM full Day Practical courses (Pc01–Pc03) 8:00–11:30 aM Morning Practical courses (Pc04–Pc08) 12:30–4:00 pM Afternoon Practical courses (Pc09–Pc14) 5:30–8:00 pM Dinner Seminar 1: brain Metastases guidelines Dinner Seminar 2: Working with your hospital SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 7:00 aM–4:00 pM syM03: neuromodulation 2013: What every neurosurgeon needs to Know syM04: stroke 2014 8:00 aM–4:00 pM full Day Practical courses (Pc15–Pc16) 8:00–11:30 aM Morning Practical courses (Pc17–Pc23) 12:30–4:00 pM Afternoon Practical courses (Pc24–Pc28) 1:00–3:00 pM cNS resident SANS challenge Preliminary rounds 1:30–4:00 pM cNS Original Science Program–Multidisciplinary Oral Presentations i 4:30–6:30 pM general Scientific Session i 4:35–4:55 pM Dennis Spencer the evolution of Functional anatomy, the Face as paradigm 5:00–5:20 pM L. Nelson Hopkins, III Honored guest lecture: breaking Down the silos of Medicine: the Future of vascular neurosurgery 5:23–5:44 pM Charles Elachi special lecture: evolution of space Discovery 5:47–6:07 pM Allan I. Basbaum special lecture: evolving science of pain 6:10–6:30 pM Steven Johnson john thompson lecture: Where good ideas Come From 6:30–8:30 pM Cns opening reception san Francisco Marriott Marquis MONDAY, OCTOBER 21 7:00–11:30 aM general Scientific Session ii 9:00 aM–3:30 pM Exhibit hall Open 9:00–10:00 aM Exhibit hall break 10:03–10:23 aM Johannes Schramm Honored guest: epilepsy surgery and the evolution of Clinical and translational science 10:26–10:51 aM Ali R. Rezai presidential address 10:54–11:30 aM Itzhak Perlman 14th annual Walter e. Dandy orator 11:30 aM –12:30 pM Exhibit hall break and Demonstration Theater Presentations 12:30–2:00 pM luncheon Seminars (M01–M15) 2:00–3:30 pM Special course i: Neurosciences center and the Neurosurgeon: An Evolving Practice landscape consensus Session i: Management of cerebral gliomas: building consensus from controversy cNS Original Science Program–Oral Presentations i 3:30–5:00 pM cNS Original Science Program–cNS Neurosurgical forum Operative Neurosurgery i: Techniques to Advance Safety and Efficacy in Microneurosurgery 5:00–6:30 pM international reception 6:00–8:30 pM Dinner Seminar 3: beyond ‘Through the Tube’– When and When Not to use MiS Dinner Seminar 4: Evolution of the Endovascular revolution 2 www.cns.org
  4. 4. 2013AT-A-GLANCE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22 7:00–11:30 aM general Scientific Session iii 8:33 aM–8:47 pM Bai-nan Xu international lecture 9:00 aM–6:30 pM Exhibit hall Open 9:00–10:00 aM Exhibit hall break and Demonstration Theater Presentations 10:05–10:25 aM Andrew Kaye Honored guest: Continuing evolution: the biology and treatment of gliomas 10:30–10:50 aM Clay Marsh special lecture: From the blue Zones to the lab: secrets to living long and living Well 10:55–11:30 aM Frank Gehry Cns Michael l.j. apuzzo lecturer on Creativity and innovation 11:30 aM–12:30 pM Exhibit hall break and Demonstration Theater Presentations 12:30–2:00 pM luncheon Seminars (T16–T29) 2:00–3:30 pM Special course ii: Sagittal balance: improving Outcomes from Spine Surgery cNS Original Science Program–Oral Presentations ii Section Sessions 3:30–5:00 pM Operative Neurosurgery ii: intraoperative complication Avoidance and Management 5:00–6:30 pM cNS resident SANS challenge championship round in Exhibit hall Wine and cheese reception in Exhibit hall 6:00–8:30 pM Dinner Seminar 5: Placing Sports under the Microscope: head injury and cTE Dinner Seminar 6: The burden of Proof: quality improvement initiatives 6:30–7:30 pM resident recruitment Social WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23 7:00–11:30 aM general Scientific Session iv 7:07–7:27 aM Benjamin Warf special lecture: three steps Forward and two steps back: the echternach procession towards optimal Hydrocephalus 7:37–8:07 aM Elad I. Levy live! in the or – revascularization of the Carotid: Clinical equipoise 8:45–8:55 aM Yuichi Hirose president–the japanese Congress of neurological surgeons 9:00 aM–2:00 pM Exhibit hall Open 9:00–10:00 aM Exhibit hall break and Demonstration Theater Presentations 10:35–10:55 aM Liangfu Zhou international lecture 10:02–10:17 aM Susan Hockfield special lecture 11:30 aM –12:30 pM Exhibit hall break and Demonstration Theater Presentations 12:30–2:00 pM luncheon Seminars (W30–W45) 2:00–3:30 pM consensus Session ii: Acute cervical Spine and Spinal cord Trauma: The Medical Evidence and controversies of Top-flight care cNS Original Science Program–Multidisciplinary Oral Presentations ii Section Sessions ARE YOU CONNECTED TO THE CNS? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for the most up-to-date information and meeting updates! 3Stay connected at http://m.cns.org
  5. 5. CONTINUINGMEDICALEDUCATION EDUCATIONAL DESCRIPTIONS The cNS offers sessions in a variety of formats to enhance your educational experience. Each session is open to all who have paid the general medical registration fee with the exception of optional innovation Technology Symposia, Practical courses, luncheon Seminars and Dinner Seminars, which are available for an additional fee. Innovation Technology Symposia New for the 2013 cNS Annual Meeting! These four, full-day symposia will bring together a variety of key stakeholders to discuss how to help move the field of neurosurgery forward. Sessions will highlight advances through a combination of lectures and interactive technology sessions. Experts will establish the clinical and technological needs and present emerging technologies and opportunities. innovation Technology Symposia are offered on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20. Practical Courses Didactic and hands-on courses are presented by expert neurosurgical educators and demonstrate clinical techniques and applications via technology, models, simulation and lectures. hands-on Practical courses will provide participants an opportunity to improve surgical skills by applying and demonstrating learned techniques. Didactic Practical courses provide an opportunity to review case-based complex issues and discuss potential solutions. Practical courses are offered Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20. General Scientific Sessions Expand your horizons with special presentations, including a live surgery via telemedicine technology, and keynote lectures during the general Scientific Sessions. Many individuals have been selected based on their outstanding contributions to the field of neurosurgery. general Scientific Sessions are offered Sunday, October 20 through Wednesday, October 23. Section Sessions Join your peers for an afternoon of lectures devoted solely to the specific subspecialty of interest to you! Section Sessions are offered on Tuesday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 23. Special Courses Special courses offer lectures presented by several faculty on a specific topic that is pertinent to all neurosurgeons. Special courses are offered on Monday, October 21 and Tuesday, October 22. Luncheon Seminars and Dinner Seminars Experts present research, best scientific evidence, and associated outcomes demonstrating clinical techniques and applications via didactic lectures. The basics of translational development, clinical trials, guideline review and updated changes, and evaluation of clinical experience followed by examples of successful application are presented in various sessions with information you can apply in your daily practice and professional life. luncheon Seminars are offered Monday, October 21 through Wednesday, October 23. Dinner Seminars are offered on Saturday, October 19 and Monday and Tuesday, October 21 and 22. CNS Consensus Sessions with Audience Response Polling consensus Sessions provide an opportunity for expert presentations, discussion, and peer debate on various topics, treatments, guidelines, and solutions. A review of the best evidence-based literature is conducted and then an opportunity is provided to share your perspective on the optimal management of these disorders as a consensus is reached for the best application of surgical strategies in a variety of clinical scenarios. consensus Sessions are offered on Monday, October 21 and Wednesday, October 23. 3-D Operative Neurosurgery Sessions challenging neurosurgical cases will be reviewed and discussed by leaders in the field using 3-D high definition video. 3-D Operative Neurosurgery Sessions are offered on Monday, October 21 and Tuesday, October 22. Original Science Program get first exposure to unpublished science and ground-breaking research! The cNS Original Science Program includes scientific abstract presentations that offer the best clinical and basic neurosurgical science Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2013 Annual Meeting Objectives The congress of Neurological Surgeons exists to enhance health and improve lives worldwide through the advancement of education and scientific exchange in the field of neurosurgery. The cNS continuing Medical Education (cME) program provides participants with various learning formats to keep current in the field and to improve skills and enhance professional performance to provide the best possible care for their patients. The cNS cME program is designed, planned, and implemented to evaluate a comprehensive collection of activities within the specialty of neurosurgery. The cNS plans to yield results that not only contribute to lifelong learning, but, also demonstrate change and improvement in competence and performance. At the conclusion of the 2013 CNS Annual Meeting participants should be able to: 1. Alter their current practice patterns in accordance with the latest data. 2. compare techniques based on findings discussed during case presentations. 3. Apply and/or perform new techniques based on best practices and current procedures. 4. Practice evidence-based, informed neurosurgical medicine. 5. interpret newly found outcomes as a result of the scientific abstract presentations. 6. Demonstrate change in competence or performance. 4 www.cns.org
  6. 6. CONTINUINGMEDICALEDUCATION while allowing for audience questions and moderated discussions. Sunday, October 20: Multidisciplinary Session i Monday, October 21: Oral Presentations by subspecialty and the cNS Neurosurgical forum Tuesday, October 22: Oral Presentations by subspecialty Wednesday, October 23: Multidisciplinary Session ii Accreditation The congress of Neurological Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation council for continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CME Credit us physicians: The cNS designates this live activity for a maximum of 45.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. * A maximum of 21.5AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM may be earned for general sessions only. cME credit earned at the cNS Annual Meeting can be applied towards Part ii of Maintenance of certification. Mid-level practitioners: An application has been submitted to the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) for approval of 1.5 contact hours. The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses credentialing center’s cOA. for all other health professionals, please directly contact your state medical association, specialty society or state board for medical licensure. Please note: cME credit is not available for SyM01: Neurosurgery innovations. Additional CME Credits can be earned by attending the following: Practical Courses Attendees will receive a maximum of three-and-a-half (3.5) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for each Saturday half-day Practical course, a maximum of seven (7) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for each eligible Saturday full-day Practical courses, a maximum of three-and-a-half (3.5) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for Sunday half- day Practical courses, and a maximum of seven (7) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for each eligible full-day Sunday Practical course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Luncheon Seminars Attendees will receive a maximum of one-and-a-half (1.5) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for all eligible luncheon Seminars. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Dinner Seminars Attendees will receive a maximum of two (2) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for all eligible Dinner Seminars. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Posters Physicians may claim a maximum of five (5) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM directly from the AMA for preparing a poster presentation, which is also included in the published abstracts. Physicians may claim them on their AMA PrA certificate application or apply directly to the AMA for an AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM certificate. Physicians may claim AMA PRA Category 2 CreditsTM for viewing scientific posters. Physicians should self-claim credit on their AMA PrA certificate application form. Please visit the AMA web site for details at www.ama-assn.org. Claiming CME Credit cME credits can be claimed through the online cME system at www.cns.org. upon completion of this process your cME certificate will be sent to you via email at the email address you used at registration. The cME tracking system lets you create and print a cME certificate immediately following the cNS Annual Meeting either while you are still in San francisco or from the convenience of your home or office. log in using your last name and the email address with which you registered. you will need to enter the number of hours you are claiming for each session you attended including Practical courses, luncheon Seminars, Dinner Seminars, general Scientific Sessions, the Original Science Program, Special courses, Section Sessions and Operative Techniques with the Masters. Physicians should only claim credit for the learning activities at the Annual Meeting in which they actively participated. Disclosures The Accreditation council for continuing Medical Education Standards for commercial Support requires that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest. failure or refusal to disclose or the inability to satisfactorily resolve the identified conflict may result in the withdrawal of the invitation to participate in any of the cNS educational activities. The AccME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. it is also each speaker’s responsibility to include the fDA clearance status of any device or drug requiring fDA approval discussed or described in their presentation or to describe the lack of fDA clearance for any “off label” uses discussed. Speakers from the audience are also required, therefore, to indicate any relevant personal/professional relationships as they discuss a given topic. Disclosures will be published in the Scientific Program book that will be distributed at the Annual Meeting. handout materials are prepared and submitted for distribution by the presenters who are solely responsible for their content. FDA Statement Some drugs or medical devices demonstrated at the Annual Meeting have not been cleared by the fDA or have been cleared by the fDA for specific purposes only. The fDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the fDA clearance status of each drug or medical devices he or she wishes to use in clinical practice. The cNS policy provides that “off label” uses of a drug or medical device may be described at the Annual Meeting so long as the “off label” use of the drug or medical device is also specifically disclosed. Any drug or medical device is “off label” if the described use is not set forth on the products approval label. it is also each speaker’s responsibility to include the fDA clearance status of any device or drug requiring fDA approval discussed or described in their presentation or to describe the lack of fDA clearance for any “off label” uses discussed. Speakers from the audience are also required, therefore, to indicate any relevant personal/professional relationships as they discuss a given topic. 5Stay connected at http://m.cns.org
  7. 7. WHAT’SNEW2013 learn and engage in open dialogues on critical topics related to the rapidly advancing field of neurosurgery. hear neurosurgical experts and corporate viPs explore the future advancements in neurosurgery from new monitoring techniques and therapies in traumatic brain injury, to flow diversion in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms and much more! This dynamic learning experience offers a combination of lecture and interactive discussion and technology sessions. WED OCT 23 TUE OCT 22 MON OCT 21 SUN OCT 20 SAT OCT 19 (For details see pages 20-21) WED OCT 23 TUE OCT 22 MON OCT 21 SUN OCT 20 SAT OCT 19(For details see pages 22-23) Plan on attending each of the three dynamic keynote speakers talks throughout the Annual Meeting! Explore Where Good Ideas Come From with Steven Johnson on Sunday, October 20. hear itzhak Perlman on Monday, October 21, and gain new information about the musicians’ brain, the role of nerves, performance, concentration, practice and much more. finally, on Tuesday, October 22, plan on gaining insight from Pritzker Prize winning architect, frank gehry. Each of these speakers is sure to deliver an exciting and insightful presentation. hearAcquire valuable insights each day of the Scientific Program as experts debate on what truly is the best practice for some of the most challenging topics facing neurosurgeons today. WED OCT 23 TUE OCT 22 MON OCT 21 SUN OCT 20 SAT OCT 19 spinal Cord injury and steroids: reality, Data, guidelines – now What (page 35) WED OCT 23 TUE OCT 22 MON OCT 21 SUN OCT 20 SAT OCT 19 open vs. endoscopic – When to use Which? (page 45) WED OCT 23 TUE OCT 22 MON OCT 21 SUN OCT 20 SAT OCT 19 open vs. endovascular approach to aneurysms (page 55) tHe eXperts Debate at tHree Controversy sessions dyNamICKeynote speaKers innovation anD teCHnology syMposiaFour Steven Johnson JoHn tHoMpSon lECtUrEr itzhak perlman WaltEr E. DanDy orator Frank gehry CnS MiCHaEl l.J.apUzzo lECtUrEr on CrEatiVity anD innoVation WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR! 6 www.cns.org
  8. 8. WHAT’SNEW2013 guIdelINes ProvIde tHe latest inForMation ontHe use oF steroiDs During sCi eXPaNdyour HoriZons WitH our tHree HonoreD guests hear new perspectives on neurosurgery, lifelong learning, leadership and career development. gain new understandings that can help you advance your practice and your career. The Three honored guests will be presenting each day in the general Scientific Sessions and at the honored guest luncheon Seminars. an all NeWsans CHallenge come and enjoy the all new and enhanced SANS challenge. This year the challenge will be “Are you Smarter Than…?”you won’t want to miss this fun and engaging competition as residents go head to head (no pun intended) and test their knowledge. Audience participation is encouraged. ChINa cNS welcomes the chinese Neurosurgical Society as our official Annual Meeting Partner society. Please take this opportunity to network and share solutions to common challenges with our chinese partners as well as colleagues from across the globe. tHe Cns annual Meeting partner hear the evidence presented and debated on the recently published guidelines for the Management of Acute cervical Spine and Spinal cord injury at 7 different sessions. gain an in-depth understanding of the data and the guidelines and how it will affect your practice for managing acute cervical and spine and spinal cord injuries. TUE OCT 22 MON OCT 21 SUN OCT 20 SAT OCT 19 Controversy: spinal Cord injury and steroids: reality, Data, guidelines – now What? WED OCT 23 TUE OCT 22 MON OCT 21 SUN OCT 20 SAT OCT 19 guidelines for the Management of acute Cervical spine and spinal Cord injuries, luncheon seminar t21 WED OCT 23 TUE OCT 22 MON OCT 21 SUN OCT 20 SAT OCT 19 acute Cervical spine and spinal Cord trauma: the Medical evidence and Controversies of top-flight Care AR EYOU T HAN ...? ARRRARA EEEE R E R YYOOYOYYOY UUUOUO TT HAAHAH NNNNANAANA ...? SMARTER andrew Kaye, MD australia Johannes Schramm, MD germany l. nelson Hopkins, MD United States of america 7Stay connected at http://m.cns.org
  9. 9. HONOREDGUEST HonorED gUESt l. Nelson hopkins, md professor and Chairman of neurosurgery, professor of radiology, and Director of the toshiba Stroke research Center, University at buffalo, State University of new york After completing his undergraduate studies at rutgers university, Dr. hopkins earned a doctor of medicine degree cum laude from Albany Medical college. his post-graduate training included a surgical internship at case Western reserve, followed by neurology and neurosurgical training at the university at buffalo. Active in national neurosurgery, Dr. hopkins has served as a member of the board of Directors of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and of the Executive committee of the Stroke council of the American heart Association. he has served as Scientific and Annual Meeting chairman for both the AANS and congress of Neurological Surgeons and chairman of the Joint Section on cerebrovascular Surgery, and president of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery. Dr. hopkins is currently the principal investigator of several national clinical trials testing catheter-based technologies for the treatment of neurovascular diseases. he is the endovascular principal for the editorial board of Neurosurgery®, and the author of over 300 publications centered on the prevention and treatment of stroke. Dr. hopkins is an advocate of cross-specialty and multidisciplinary collaboration. he fostered the creation of the Toshiba Stroke research center, bringing together physicists, chemists, aerospace engineers, neurosurgeons, cardiologists, and radiologists to study the neurovascular circulation and develop innovative technologies and approaches for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neurovascular diseases. A proponent of the global approach to revascularization for the improvement of outcomes for patients with vascular disease, Dr. hopkins has served on the faculty of numerous symposiums nationally and internationally and each year hosts multidisciplinary seminars along with industry leaders focused on assessing and managing complications associated with minimally invasive catheter- based interventions. he and his wife, bonnie, live in buffalo, New york and have three children and eight grandchildren. looK for dr. hopkins during the following sessions! WED OCT 23 TUE OCT 22 MON OCT 21 SUN OCT 20 SAT OCT 19 5:00–5:20 pM HonorED gUESt lECtUrE Breaking Down the Silos of Medicine: The Future of Vascular Neurosurgery WED OCT 23 TUE OCT 22 MON OCT 21 SUN OCT 20 SAT OCT 19 10:38–11:08 aM Investing in Neurosurgery Innovations 12:30–2:00 pM Resident/Honored Guest Luncheon Complimentary to Resident Members! 8 www.cns.org
  10. 10. HonorED gUESt johannes schramm, md professor of neurosurgery University of bonn, bonn, germany, retired Chairman Department of neurosurgery Johannes Schramm, MD was born in a small village in East germany on March 24, 1946. The family fled to West germany in 1953. he studied medicine in heidelberg, berlin, and Manchester, u.k., wrote his dissertation and received his MD from the university of heidelberg in 1972. After internship in West berlin he did his residency at the university hospital of the free university in West-berlin. There he was introduced to microsurgery by Mario brock and initiated to first scientific work by Takanori fukushima who was a post-doctoral research fellow there. After post-graduate training he did his habilitation (equivalent to a Ph.D.) at the free university of berlin in 1981. in 1983 he became associate professor of neurosurgery and vice-chairman in rudolf fahlbusch’s Department of Neurosurgery at the university of Erlangen-Nürnberg. in 1989 he was appointed professor and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the university of bonn where he retired in March 2012. Dr. Schramm is the immediate past-president of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS), having been the president of the EANS from 2007- 2011. he is second vice-president of the World federation of Neurological Surgeons and currently a member of the Joint residency Advisory and Accreditation committee of the EANS and the uEMS Section of Neurosurgery. he served as co-chairman of the working group “Neurophysiology and Neuromonitoring” of the german Society of Neurosurgery, as chairman of the committee on Training and continuing Medical Education and was delegate of the german Society of Neurosurgery in the Examination committee and the Training committee of the EANS. he served as chairman of the research committee of the EANS, then as vice-president of the EANS. he was vice-president of the german Society of Neurosurgery, president of the german Academy of Neurosurgery. he was president of the german language “Working group on presurgical evaluation and epilepsy surgery”. he served as a member of the Scientific Advisory board of the german federal medical association and as deputy medical director of the university hospital in bonn and later served as a member of the supervisory board of the bonn university Medical center. Dr. Schramm is a member of the german Society of Neurosurgery, congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, german Academy of Neurosurgery, Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica. Dr. Schramm’s clinical interests range from glioma surgery to AvMs and epilepsy surgery, as well as spine. his research initially focused on experimental cord injury and evoked potentials. clinically on development and introduction of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring, later on gliomas, and surgery for drug-resistant epilepsy. looK for dr. schramm in the following sessions: TUE OCT 22 MON OCT 21 SUN OCT 20 SAT OCT 19 10:03–10:23 aM HonorED gUESt lECtUrE Epilepsy Surgery and the Evolution of Clinical and Translational Science 12:30–2:00 pM Resident/Honored Guest Luncheon Complimentary to Resident Members! HONOREDGUEST 9Stay connected at http://m.cns.org
  11. 11. HONOREDGUEST HonorED gUESt andrew Kaye, md Director of neurosurgery and Director of the Melbourne neuroscience Centre, the University of Melbourne,the royal Melbourne Hospital Andrew kaye, MD graduated from the university of Melbourne in 1973, and subsequently trained in Neurosurgery at the royal Melbourne hospital and the royal children’s hospital in Melbourne. he undertook further neurosurgery training in Oxford, london and at the cleveland clinic. On returning to Australia in 1983, he was appointed Neurosurgeon at the royal Melbourne hospital, and commenced research into neuro-oncology at the ludwig institute for cancer research. he was then appointed Professor of Neurosurgery at the university of Melbourne in 1992, and the James Stewart Professor of Surgery and head of the Department of Surgery at the university of Melbourne, royal Melbourne hospital in 1997. he is the head of the Department of Neurosurgery at the royal Melbourne hospital. for the past twelve years he has been the chairman of the board of Examiners for final year Medicine at the faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and health Sciences at the university of Melbourne. in 2010 he was appointed by the New Zealand government to chair the board of the New Zealand South island Neurosurgery Service. his main clinical and research interest involves neuro-oncology and cerebrovascular disease. in 1992 he was awarded the John Mitchell crouch fellowship by the royal Australasian college of Surgeons, and in 1997 was appointed the Sir Arthur Sims commonwealth Travelling Professor. in 2003, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons honored him with the ronald bittner Award for contributions to the treatment of brain tumors and in 2006 the Paul bucy Award for his contribution to neurosurgery education. in 2004 he presented the Sir John Eccles lecture at the Australian Neuroscience Society. in 2011 he was awarded the Medal of honour from the World federation of Neurosurgical Societies for “outstanding contribution to neurosurgery.” he was awarded the commonwealth of Australia centenary Medal in 2003 and Order of Australia in 2004. he is a Director of the hawthorn football club, Australian football league. he is the President of the Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons and a vice President of the World federation of Neurosurgical Societies. he is the foundation Editor-in-chief of the Journal of clinical Neuroscience. he has authored and co-authored over 200 journal articles and book chapters, as well as five books including being the co-author with Dr. Edward laws of “brain Tumours”, a text recognized as being the definitive work on the subject. looK for dr. Kaye during the following sessions: WED OCT 23 TUE OCT 22 MON OCT 21 SUN OCT 20 SAT OCT 19 8:00–11:30 aM PC20: Surgical Management of Tumors in Eloquent Regions WED OCT 23 TUE OCT 22 MON OCT 21 SUN OCT 20 SAT OCT 19 10:05–10:25 aM HonorED gUESt lECtUrE Continuing Evolution: The Biology and Treatment of Gliomas 12:30–2:00 pM Resident/Honored Guest Luncheon Complimentary to Resident Members! 10 www.cns.org
  12. 12. FEATUREDSPEAKERS FEatUrED SpEaKEr Charles elachi, Phd Director, Jet propulsion lab MON OCT 21 SUN OCT 20 SAT OCT 19Evolution of Space Discovery charles Elachi, PhD has been the Director of the Jet Propulsion laboratory since May 2001. in 1968, Dr. Elachi received his bSc in physics from the university of grenoble, france; the Dipl. ing. in 1968 in engineering from the Polytechnic institute, grenoble, france, and both a MSc (1969) and PhD (1971) degree in electrical sciences from the california institute of Technology. he also earned an MSc degree in 1983 in geology from the university of california, los Angeles, and an MbA in 1979 from the university of Southern california. Dr. Elachi joined JPl in 1970. Prior to becoming Director, Dr. Elachi was JPl’s Director for Space and Earth Science Programs beginning in 1982, where he was responsible for the development of numerous flight missions and instruments for Earth observation, planetary exploration and astrophysics. he has been a principal investigator on a number of NASA-sponsored studies and flight projects, including the Shuttle imaging radar series (Science Team leader), the Magellan imaging radar (Team Member), and the cassini Titan radar (Team leader). he is the author of over 230 publications in the fields of active microwave remote sensing and electromagnetic theory, and he holds several patents in those fields. FEatUrED SpEaKEr allan I. Basbaum, Phd, Frs professor and Chairman of the Department of anatomy at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) MON OCT 21 SUN OCT 20 SAT OCT 19Evolving Science of Pain Allan i. basbaum, PhD, frS is professor and chairman of the Department of Anatomy at the university of california, San francisco (ucSf), and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Physiology. he is also a member of the W. M. keck foundation center for integrative Neuroscience. Dr. basbaum’s interest in pain research began as an undergraduate at Mcgill university, in Montreal, where he worked with ronald Melzack. After receiving a PhD from the university of Pennsylvania, he did postdoctoral research at university college london, with Patrick Wall. he then moved to ucSf and was appointed to the faculty in 1977. Dr. basbaum’s research concerns the transmission and control of pain messages, and the molecular mechanisms that underlie the development of persistent pain after tissue or nerve injury. he has served on the council of the international Association for the Study of Pain (iASP), as its treasurer, and this January relinquished his position as as editor-in-chief of Pain, the journal of the iASP. Dr. basbaum has been a board member and program chair of the American Pain Society. he is a recipient of the f. W. l. kerr Memorial Award from the American Pain Society and the bristol-Myers Squibb Prize for Distinguished Pain research. Dr. basbaum was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, to the institute of Medicine and the british Academy of Medical Science. he is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the royal Society in the united kingdom. 11Stay connected at http://m.cns.org
  13. 13. FEATUREDSPEAKERS JoHn tHoMpSon lECtUrEr steven johnson best-Selling author WED OCT 23 TUE OCT 22 MON OCT 21 SUN OCT 20 SAT OCT 19Where Good Ideas Come From Steven Johnson is the leading light of today’s interdisciplinary, collaborative, open- minded approach to innovation. his writings have influenced everything from cutting-edge ideas in urban planning to the battle against 21st-century terrorism. he unites a deep understanding of scientific progress with a sharp sensitivity to contemporary online trends. Together, those traits give him an unmatched insight into how ideas emerge and spread and how they affect the world today. A practitioner as well as a theoretician, Steven has co-created three influential sites: the pioneering online magazine fEED, the Webby Award-winning community site, Plastic.com, and the hyperlocal media site outside.in, recently acquired by AOl. he is a contributing editor to Wired magazine and has written for The New york Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Nation, and many other periodicals. he’s appeared on many high-profile television programs, including The charlie rose Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and The Newshour with Jim lehrer. Steven blogs at stevenberlinjohnson.com. WaltEr E. DanDy orator Itzhak Perlman reigning Virtuoso of the Violin WED OCT 23 TUE OCT 22 MON OCT 21 SUN OCT 20 SAT OCT 19Walter E. Dandy Oration undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to the irrepressible joy of making music. A major presence in the performing arts on television, itzhak Perlman has been honored with four Emmy Awards. in March 2006, a worldwide audience in the hundreds of millions saw Mr. Perlman perform live on the 78th Annual Academy Awards telecast, as he performed a medley from the five film scores nominated in the category of best Original Score. One of Mr. Perlman’s proudest achievements is his collaboration with film score composer John Williams in Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award winning film Schindler’s list, in which he performed the violin solos. in february 2008, itzhak Perlman was honored with a grammy lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in the recording arts. his recordings regularly appear on the best-seller charts and have garnered fifteen grammy Awards. Numerous publications and institutions have paid tribute to itzhak Perlman for the unique place he occupies in the artistic and humanitarian fabric of our times. his presence on stage, on camera and in personal appearances of all kinds speaks eloquently on behalf of the disabled, and his devotion to their cause is an integral part of Mr. Perlman’s life. 12 www.cns.org
  14. 14. FEATUREDSPEAKERS CnS MiCHaEl l.J.apUzzo lECtUrEr on CrEatiVity anD innoVation Frank gehry pritzker prize-Winning architect WED OCT 23 TUE OCT 22 MON OCT 21 SUN OCT 20 SAT OCT 19Lecture on Creativity and Innovation raised in Toronto, canada, frank gehry moved with his family to los Angeles in 1947. Mr. gehry received his bachelor of Architecture degree from the university of Southern california in 1954, and he studied city Planning at the harvard university graduate School of Design. in subsequent years, Mr. gehry has built an architectural career that has spanned five decades and produced public and private buildings in America, Europe and Asia. his work has earned Mr. gehry several of the most significant awards in the architectural field, including the Arnold W. brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture, the Pritzker Prize, the Wolf Prize in Art (Architecture), the Praemium imperiale Award, the Dorothy and lillian gish Award, the National Medal of Arts, the friedrich kiesler Prize, the American institute of Architects gold Medal, and the royal institute of british Architects gold Medal. FEatUrED SpEaKEr Clay B. marsh, md professor and Senior associate Vp for Health Sciences, Chief innovation officer, oSU Wexner Medical Center,Vice Dean of innovation, College of Medicine, Executive Director of the iDea Studio WED OCT 23 TUE OCT 22 MON OCT 21 SUN OCT 20 SAT OCT 19 From the Blue Zones to the Lab: Secrets to Living Long and Living Well clay b. Marsh, MD, is Executive Director of the center for the new iDeA Studio (innovation, Design and Application) and the first chief innovation Officer at The Ohio State university Wexner Medical center. he is Professor of internal Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, critical care and Sleep Medicine, Department of internal Medicine and is board certified in Pulmonary and critical care Medicine. Dr. Marsh is cross-appointed in five basic science departments and graduate programs. he has mentored over 50 MD, MD/PhD and PhD doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and junior faculty. he has published over 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Marsh is a longitudinally Nih funded researcher and his laboratory focuses on understanding biology underlying human health and disease, particularly lung fibrosis and cancer applications. in the iDeA Studio, he and his team will focus on the discovery and delivery of solutions that will be implemented in the P4 (predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory) medicine program, which he also leads. borrowing from blue Zones of the world, where people live long and well, Dr. Marsh and colleagues are developing technologies and mobile applications that will navigate and provide solutions around the areas of exercise, food, resilience/ happiness, sleep and social connections to be deployed in communities. The goal is to transform the environment, or ecosystem, around communities to make the individuals living there naturally uptake these solutions to improve their lives. 13Stay connected at http://m.cns.org
  15. 15. FEATUREDSPEAKERS FEatUrED SpEaKEr susan hockfield, Phd president Emeriti Massachusetts institute of technology WED OCT 23 TUE OCT 22 MON OCT 21 SUN OCT 20 SAT OCT 19Special Lecture A noted neuroscientist whose research has focused on the development of the brain, Susan hockfield was the first life scientist to serve as President of the Massachusetts institute of Technology, where she holds a faculty appointment as Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of brain and cognitive Sciences. before assuming the presidency of MiT in 2004, she was Provost at yale university, where she had taught since 1985 and had also served as Dean of the graduate School of Arts and Sciences. A graduate of the university of rochester, Dr. hockfield received her PhD from the georgetown university School of Medicine, carrying out her dissertation research in neuroscience at the National institutes of health. An elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, she holds honorary degrees from brown university, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Tsinghua university (beijing), university of Edinburgh, university of Pierre and Marie curie (Paris) and the Watson School of biological Sciences at cold Spring harbor laboratory in New york. Additionally, she holds a jointly-awarded honorary degree from the New university of lisbon, the Technical university of lisbon and the university of Porto, Portugal. She serves as a director of the general Electric company and qualcomm incorporated, a trustee of the carnegie corporation of New york, and an overseer of the boston Symphony Orchestra. Dr. hockfield lives in cambridge with her husband, Thomas N. byrne, M.D. They have a grown daughter, Elizabeth. FEatUrED SpEaKEr Benjamin C. Warf, md associate professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Director of neonatal and Congenital anomalies neurosurgery at boston Children’s Hospital WED OCT 23 TUE OCT 22 MON OCT 21 SUN OCT 20 SAT OCT 19 Three Steps Forward and Two Steps Back: the Echternach Procession towards Optimal Hydrocephalus Treatment Dr. benjamin c. Warf graduated from harvard Medical School in 1984, completed his neurosurgery residency training at case Western reserve university, and was the first fellow in Pediatric Neurosurgery at boston children’s hospital. from 1992 to 2000, he was chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery and Director of Surgical Education at university of kentucky. from 2000 to 2006, he and his wife, cindy, and their six children lived in uganda, where they helped found the curE children’s hospital of uganda, a pediatric neurosurgery specialty hospital. While there, Dr. Warf characterized neonatal infection as the most common cause of infant hydrocephalus in the region, developed a novel technique for treating infant hydrocephalus that avoided shunt dependence in the majority, and developed a program to train and equip neurosurgeons from developing countries in this procedure. he is currently Associate Professor of Surgery at harvard Medical School, Director of Neonatal and congenital Anomalies Neurosurgery at boston children’s hospital, and Affiliate faculty with the harvard Medical School Department of global health and Social Medicine. he also serves as the Senior Medical Director of curE hydrocephalus and Director of research at curE children’s hospital of uganda. in 2007, Dr. Warf received the humanitarian Award from the AANS, and in 2012 he was named a MacArthur fellow. 14 www.cns.org
  16. 16. The CNS is pleased to welcome our 2013 International Partner – the Chinese Neurosurgical Society, a branch of the Chinese Medical Association! Dr. Jizong Zhao Dr. Liangfu Zhou Dr. Ying Mao Dr. Bia-nan Xu Dr. Dingbiao Zhou Dr. Yuanli Zhao Dr. Xiaolei Chen Dr. Jianning Zhang Congratulations to all of the 2013 Award Winners! Pinakin Rameshchandra Jethwa, MD Julius Goodman Resident Award Matthew J. McGirt, MD Sam Hassenbusch Young Neurosurgeon Award David Weintraub, MD Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Resident Award Hai Sun, MD, PhD CNS Resident Award Jin-song Wu, MD, PhD Journal of Neuro-Oncology Award Ranjith Babu, MS Stryker Neuro-Oncology Award Hideyuki Kano, MD, PhD Synthes Skull Base Surgery Award Russell R. Lonser, MD National Brain Tumor Society Mahaley Clinical Research Award Arman Jahangiri, BS Integra Foundation Award Aditya Vedantam, MD Synthes Award for Resident Research on Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Injury Yirui Sun, PhD Synthes Award for Resident Research on Brain and Craniofacial Injury Erlick A.C. Pereira, MD, PhD Ron R. Tasker Young Investigator Award Achal Patel, MD Synthes Cerebrovascular Award Robert M. Starke, MD, MSc Galbraith Award Peter Fecci, MD, PhD Preuss Award Matthew Frank Gary, MD Sherry Apple Resident Travel Scholarship (WINS) Stay connected at http://m.cns.org 15
  17. 17. ANNUALMEETINGLEADERSHIP CnS prESiDEnt ali r. rezai, md Ali r. rezai, MD is Associate Dean of Neuroscience, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanley and Joan ross chair in Neuromodulation, and the Director of the Neuroscience Program and the center for Neuromodulation at the Ohio State university. Dr. rezai majored in biology at uclA, earned his medical degree with honors from the university of Southern california, and received neurosurgical training at New york university under the direction of Joseph ransohoff and Patrick kelly. he completed his subspecialty training in functional neurosurgery at the university of Toronto, then joined the neurosurgical faculty at New york university Medical center. Subsequently, he moved to the cleveland clinic to become the director of functional neurosurgery and the center for Neurological restoration. in August 2009, Dr. rezai joined the neurosurgical faculty at the Ohio State university. Dr. rezai’s areas of expertise include functional neurosurgery, neuromodulation, and neurosurgical management of patients with movement disorders, chronic pain and neurobehavioral psychiatric disorders. his research focuses on mechanisms of neurostimulation and novel clinical applications. Dr. rezai has trained over 35 fellows in functional neurosurgery. Dr. rezai is the editor of two books and the author of over 140 peer-reviewed publications and more than 30 book chapters. he is on the Editorial board of Neurosurgery® and five other journals. he has been a principal or co-investigator on eight Nih grants and has delivered over 400 lectures internationally. he holds 30 issued uS patents. Dr. rezai has been actively involved in a variety of capacities with the congress of Neurological Surgeons, holding leadership positions which include Annual Meeting and Scientific Program chairman. he has served on the cNS Executive committee for the past eleven years. Dr. rezai is also the Past President of the American Society of Stereotactic and functional Neurosurgery (ASSfN), and the President of the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS). CnS prESiDEnt-ElECt daniel resnick, md, ms A native of Philadelphia and a persistent Eagles fan, Dr. resnick is a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton university and graduated as a member of AOA from the university of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. following an internship at Pennsylvania hospital he completed his residency training at the university of Pittsburgh under the tutelage of Drs. Jannetta, lunsford, and Marion. During residency he earned a master’s degree in neuroscience based on spinal cord injury research and did an “infolded fellowship” at the university of New Mexico with Dr. benzel. focusing his career in spinal surgery, Dan joined the faculty at the university of Wisconsin where he is now Professor, vice chairman, and Program Director. he has accrued numerous awards including the Dean’s teaching award for education of medical students. Dr. resnick has authored over 175 peer reviewed scientific papers, has contributed over 80 chapters, has edited five books, and authored 130 other publications. his academic interest currently is in the use of comparative effectiveness research to inform and improve spine care and he has, as a consequence, become an advocate for spine surgeons and spine patients. he is past chairman of the spine section, past chair of the Washington committee quality improvement Workgroup, and currently Director of research for the North American Spine Society. he joined the congress Executive committee in 2001 and has served in a variety of posts including vice president, treasurer, and chair of the education committee. Dr. resnick is immensely proud of his 5 children, leah (a senior at the university of Michigan), Sabrina (a sophomore at ithaca college), Eli and Talia (both freshmen at East high School in Madison), and Zev (working on his pre-nursery school studies). he and his wife rachel enjoy music, cycling, and traveling (preferably in pursuit of music and cycling!). 16 www.cns.org
  18. 18. annUal MEEting CHairMan alan m. scarrow, md, jd Alan M. Scarrow, MD, JD has been on the cNS Executive committee since 2005 as an Ex-Officio and Member-at-large. Dr. Scarrow is married to Meera and has 3 children: Evelyn 12, William 9, and harrison 6. in his free time, Dr. Scarrow enjoys spending time with his family on their organic farm. Dr. Scarrow is a neurosurgeon and President of the Mercy clinic Springfield Division in Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Scarrow currently serves as Secretary of the cNS. SCiEntiFiC prograM CHairMan ashwini d. sharan, md Ashwini D. Sharan, MD, is currently Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and the Department of Neurology at Jefferson Medical college and Thomas Jefferson university. his practice focuses on neurostimulation neurosurgery, surgery for epilepsy, and spinal neurosurgery. in 1995, he completed his bA-MD degree from boston university and uMDNJ - Newark, New Jersey in an accelerated medical program. he completed the majority of his training at Thomas Jefferson university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since then he has completed a fellowship in Spinal Neurosurgery and functional Neurosurgery both at the cleveland clinic foundation in cleveland, Ohio. At Thomas Jefferson university, Dr. Sharan provides unique expertise in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. his expertise additionally includes intrathecal pump implantation for spasticity, cortical and spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain disorders, and vagal nerve stimulation for epilepsy and depression. Additionally, at Thomas Jefferson university, he leads the Surgical Epilepsy program in which they treat with surgery approximately 100 patients per year achieving cures in a majority of their patients. he performs approximately 200 spinal operations for spinal trauma, spinal cord tumors, metastatic carcinoma, infections, and degenerative disorders. in addition to his clinical work, Dr. Sharan is a true academician. he has been awarded the William h. Sweet young investigator Award and the William buchhiet teacher of the year award. Dr. Sharan is a leading research in advance functional imaging of the brain for patients with epilepsy. in addition to these responsibilities, he is currently the Program director of the Jefferson Neurosurgery residency. he is vice President and serves on the board of director of the North American Neuromodulation Society and Past President of the American Association of South Asian Neurosurgeons. he has authored numerous publications and given countless invited talks. Dr. Sharan has been a faculty member for several review courses throughout the united States and internationally. he is presently the Scientific program chair for the 2012 NANS Annual Meeting and the 2013 cNS Annual Meeting. his topics of expertise included deep brain stimulation, neuromodulation for epilepsy, advanced stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, pain, and spinal neurosurgery – its aspects and treatment. ANNUALMEETINGLEADERSHIP 17Stay connected at http://m.cns.org
  19. 19. 2013ANNUALMEETINGCOMMITTEE Annual Meeting Chairman: Alan M. Scarrow, MD, JD Scientific Program Chairman: Ashwini D. Sharan, MD Vice Scientific Program Chairman: Elad I. Levy, MD, FACS, FAHA Guest Society and International Partner: Charles Y. Liu, MD, PhD Chinese Neurosurgical Society: Ying Mao, MD Liangfu Zhou Jizong Zhao Bainan Xu Dingbiao Zhou Yuanli Zhao Xiaolei Chen Jianning Zhang Consensus Sessions: Nicholas C. Bambakidis, MD James Bradley Elder, MD Roland A. Torres, MD, FACS Neurosurgical Forum: Brian L. Hoh, MD Edward R. Smith, MD Michael G. Kaplitt, MD, PhD John Y.K. Lee, MD SECTION REPRESENTATIVES Council of State Neurosurgical Societies: Deborah L. Benzil, MD, FACS Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery: Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves: Joseph S. Cheng, MD, MS Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care: Geoffrey T. Manley, MD, PhD Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery: Alan R. Cohen, MD Section on Pain: Christopher J. Winfree, MD Section on Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery: Konstantin V. Slavin, MD Section on Tumors: Frederick F. Lang, MD Information Technology Advisory Committee: Brain T. Ragel, MD Brian L. Hoh, MD Practical Courses: Steven N. Kalkanis, MD Brian T. Ragel, MD Peter Konrad, MD, PhD Alexander A. Khalessi, MD Luncheon Seminars: Bernard R. Bendok, MD, FACS Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD Michael Y. Wang, MD, FACS James K. Liu, MD Eric Sauvageau, MD Evening Sessions: Ashok R. Asthagiri, MD Roham Moftakhar, MD Erich O. Richter, MD Special Courses: Zoher Ghogowala, MD, FACS, Domagoj Coric, MD, Daniel M. Prevedello, MD J D. Mocco, MD Operative Neurosurgery: Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol, MD Aaron S. Dumont, MD Paul A. Gardner, MD Elad I. Levy, MD, FACS, FAHA Live Surgery Symposium: Elad I. Levy, MD, FACS, FAHA Resident SANS Challenge: Zachary N. Litvack, MD, MCR Stavropoula I. Tjoumakaris, MD Sergeant-at-Arms: William James Thoman, MD Peter Kan, MD, MPH, FRCSC Luis M. Tumialan, MD Simulation Committee: James S. Harrop, MD, FACS Pascal Jabbour, MD International Division Chair: Anil Nanda, MD, FACS CME/Education Chair: Ganesh Rao, MD Resident Liaison: Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD Allied Health Care CME Liaison: Andrea L. Strayer, ARNP 18 www.cns.org
  20. 20. DiSCOVer the latest advances and technology eXPerieNCe live demonstrations CONNeCT with your corporate contacts through pProduct and Technology Showcase pIn-booth Demonstrations pTuesday Afternoon Wine and Cheese Reception pDaily Beverage Breaks pDigital Poster Center pCNS Member Services Booth Engage and connect with hundreds of your exhibitor contacts in San Francisco at the 2013 CNS Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to learn more about the most cutting- edge products and services in the field of neurosurgery! DISCOVER CONNECT EXPERIENCE
  21. 21. 8:00AM– 5:00PM SYM01: Neurosurgery Innovations CME not offered for this course. $300 Medical Annual Meeting Attendee $550 MedicalNon-AnnualMeetingAttendee Non-Medical Non-Annual Meeting Attendee Course Directors: Brian L. Hoh, Steven N. Kalkanis Course Faculty: Gene H. Barnett, Bob S. Carter, E. Antonio Chiocca, Brad Clayton, Ralph G. Dacey, Jr., Adam Elesser, Richard G. Fessler, Kevin T. Foley, Douglas Garrabrant, Roger Hartl, Robert F. Heary, William F. Hoffman, James McCollough, Mark L. Rosenblum, Robert H. Rosenwasser, John E. Schellhorn, Erol Veznedaroglu, Felix von Coerper, Max Wallace, Tom Wilder Course Description: Engage in open dialogue about the future of cerebrovascular/ endovascular, spine, and brain tumor neurosurgery. Neuromedicine is among the most rapidly growing areas in surgery and medicine, and novel technologies in devices, imaging, biomaterials, molecular diagnostics, and regenerative medicine are leading this field forward. This all-day open forum will include faculty of key thought-leaders in neurosurgery, chief executive officers, and lead engineers, with expertise in the cutting-edge technologies of the future in cerebrovascular/endovascular, spine, and brain tumor neurosurgery. The open forum will enable participants, faculty, and panelists to engage in free dialogue for the purpose of collectively pushing the field forward. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to participate in this important event in the field of innovation and technology in neurosurgery. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Discuss areas of need for new technology in cerebrovascular/endovascular, spine, and brain tumor neurosurgery. Discuss innovative technologies in the pipeline in cerebrovascular/endovascular, spine and brain tumor neurosurgery. Opening Remarks Ashwini D. Sharan Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery Technology and Innovation The WEB Aneurysm Embolization System Tom Wilder Sequent Medical Discussion Tulleken Sutureless Laser Bypass Surgery Felix von Coerper ELANA Discussion Future Endovascular Devices and the ICH Endoscope Adam Elsesser Penumbra Open Discussion Forum Ralph G. Dacey, Jr., Robert H. Rosenwasser iMRI Technology for Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery Douglas Garrabrant Advanced OR Technologies Discussion Novel Endovascular Aneurysm Device Erol Veznedaroglu Capital Institute for Neurosciences Discussion Open Discussion Forum Break Spine Neurosurgery Technology and Innovation Biologics for Skeletoligamentous Regeneration Johnson Johnson Discussion Disruptive Biomaterials Globus Discussion Image Guidance-New Technologies on the Horizon Brad Clayton Medtronic Discussion Power Tools in Spinal Instrumentation for Preventing Occupational Injuries in Surgeons Stryker Discussion Intraoperative Molecular Navigation – Fluorescent Labeling for Peripheral Nerve Surgery Quygen T. Nguyen Discussion Open Discussion Forum Richard G. Fessler, Kevin T. Foley, Robert F. Heary, Roger Hartl Lunch SATURDAY,OCTOBER19 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIA 20 www.cns.org
  22. 22. Brain Tumor Technology and Innovation Precision Medicine and Molecular Genomics Max Wallace Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure Discussion Extracellular Vesicles (Exosomes) as Emerging Biomarkers for Disease James McCollough ExosomeDx Discussion Laser-Induced Interstitial Thermal Therapy for Brain Tumors: MRI-guided Laser Technology for Neurosurgery William H. Hoffman Visualase NeuroBlate Laser Thermal Therapy for Brain Tumors John Schellhorn MONTERIS Discussion Advances in Imaging and Neuronavigation David Simon, PhD MEDTRONIC Discussion Open Discussion Forum Gene H. Barnett, Bob S. Carter, Mark L. Rosenblum, E. Antonio Chiocca Cocktail Hour 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM SYM02: traumatic head injury $550 Medical Annual Meeting Attendee $750 Medical Non-Annual Meeting Attendee Course Directors: Raj K. Narayan, Jack Jallo Course Faculty: Julian E. Bailes Jr., Randall M. Chesnut, Jamshid Ghajar, Mathew Joseph, Geoffrey T. Manley, Andrew I. Maas, Andres M. Rubiano, Guy Rosenthal, Lori A. Shutter, Shelly D. Timmons, David W. Wright Course Description: This course presents current controversies relating to the surgical and non-surgical treatment of traumatic brain injury in adults. Newer monitoring techniques, as well as promising new therapies will be discussed. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Structure treatment plans around recent developments in this field. Discuss current management guidelines. Opening Remarks Hot Topics Clinical Trials – Past, Present and Future Neuromonitoring – When, Why and How? Geoffrey T. Manley Outcome Prediction – The Murky Crystal Ball Andrew I. Maas Concussion – Much Ado About Nothing? Julian E. Bailes Jr. Break and Hands-On with Exhibitors Controversies In Traumatic Brain Injury Monitoring Can Improve Outcomes in the Severe TBI Patient Yes: Geoffrey T. Manley No: Randall M. Chesnut Medications Can Improve Outcomes from TBI Yes: David Wright No: Guy Rosenthal Lunch MRI Can Improve Outcome Predictions in TBI Yes: Lori A. Shutter No: Shelly D. Timmons Guidelines Development Has Been Valuable in Improving Outcomes Yes: Jamshid Ghajar No: Break and Hands-On with Exhibitors TBI in Developing Countries Should be Managed Similarly to Developed Countries Yes: Andres M. Rubiano No: Mathew Joseph Repeated Concussions Result in CTE Yes: Julian E. Bailes Jr. No: Closing Remarks SATURDAY,OCTOBER19 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIA 21Stay connected at http://m.cns.org
  23. 23. 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM SYM03: Neuromodulation 2013: What Every Neurosurgeon Needs to Know $300 Medical Annual Meeting Attendee $550 Medical Non-Annual Meeting Attendee Course Directors: Michael G. Kaplitt, Parag G. Patil Course Faculty: Jin Woo Chang, Paul S. Larson, Robert M. Levy, Alon Y. Mogilner, Joseph Samir Neimat, Julie G. Pilitsis, Jean M. Regis, Konstantin V. Slavin, Donald M. Whiting Course Description: The evolution of neuromodulation is one of the fastest areas of growth in neurosurgery. This symposium provides a detailed view of the current state-of-the-art therapies to the most advanced research in the field. Focused upon practical knowledge and insights for community neurosurgeons and neurosurgeons in training, clinical applications and financial considerations are integrated into a comprehensive view of the neuromodulation field. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Describe current indications for neuromodulation therapies for pain, movement disorders, epilepsy and psychiatric conditions. Describe recent developments in neuromodulation technology. Describe clinical and financial considerations for the integration of neuromodulation therapies, including spinal stimulation, intrathecal drug delivery, and deep brain stimulation, into a busy community practice. Discuss future areas of neuromodulation therapy, including neural ablation, patient-responsive neuromodulation, optogenetics, gene therapies, and neuroprosthetics. What Every Neurosurgeon Needs to Know About Pain SCS for Back and Extremity Pain DRG and Root Stimulation for Pain Treating Nerve Injury Pain and CRPS Profitably Integrating SCS into Your Practice Break Neurosurgical Treatment of Cancer Pain Neurosurgical Treatment of Headache and Facial Pain Lunch What Every Neurosurgeon Needs to Know about Deep Brain Stimulation DBS for Parkinson’s Disease DBS for Tremor DBS for Dystonia Profitably Integrating DBS into Your Practice Break What Every Neurosurgeon Needs to Know about the Future DBS for Depression and OCD Back to the Future: Ablation in the 21st Century Responsive Neuromodulation and DBS for Epilepsy Neuroprosthetics and Optogenetics in Neurosurgery SUNDAY,OCTOBER20 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIA San Francisco Marriott Marquis San Francisco, CA Saturday, October 19, 2013 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM ANSPA will be holding its Fall Meeting in conjunction with the CNS Annual Meeting in San Francisco! ANSPA plans to offer a day of neurosurgical lectures from top experts in the field. Always an attendee favorite, this agenda will feature a panel discussion on current issues facing the Physician Assistant. Breakfast and lunch are included with the registration fee. Come to San Francisco to join your fellow PAs for a day of continuing education, networking and fun! New for 2013! There will be a Surgical Skills lab open to a limited number of registrants on Friday, October 18th. More details on this event and the meeting will be available at www.anspa.org. For more information, please contact: Erin McClure ANSPA CME Manager cme@anspa.org 22 www.cns.org
  24. 24. SUNDAY,OCTOBER20 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIA 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM SYM04: STroke 2014 $300 Medical Annual Meeting Attendee $550 Medical Non-Annual Meeting Attendee Course Directors: Peter Kan, Adnan H. Siddiqui Course Faculty: Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, Ali Alaraj, Ricardo A. Hanel, Brian L. Hoh, Pascal Jabbour, Michael T. Lawton, Elad I. Levy, Demetrius K. Lopes, Cameron G. McDougall, J D. Mocco, Jacques J. Morcos, Rafael A. Ortiz, Stephen R. Ramee, Andrew J. Ringer, Lucie Thibault, Aquilla S. Turk Course Description: This course provides a forum for attendees to obtain the latest information about EC-IC bypass, medical and interventional therapies, and optimal treatments of intracranial aneurysms, as well as discussing the best methods for patient selection and advance imaging for acute stroke intervention. Additionally, the critical care management of aneurysmal and subarachnoid hemorrhage and acute ischemic stroke will be covered. Learning Objectives: Upon the completion of this course, participants should be able to: Describe the medical therapy for stroke prevention and acute thrombolysis. Review recent literature regarding the use of endovascular therapy for acute stroke. Review recent literature on endovascular and surgical revascularization (stenting versus EC-IC bypass). Discuss the optimal treatment of intracranial aneursyms including recent literature on flow-diversion. Welcome Peter Kan, Adnan H. Siddiqui Medical Therapy for Stroke: What is the Evidence? Secondary Prevention Peter Kan Thrombolytic Therapy Rafael A. Ortiz Interventional Therapy for Stroke: What is the Evidence? Secondary Prevention: PFO Closure, Left Atrial Appendage Closure Stephen R. Ramee Endovascular Therapy: PROACT, MERCI, PENUMBRA Andrew J. Ringer Stentrievers: SWIFT, TREVO Elad I. Levy IMSIII, MR RESCUE, SYNTHESIS J D. Mocco Break Breakout Session Patient Selection and Advance Imaging for Acute Stroke Intervention MRI-Based Imaging CT-Based Imaging Aquilla S. Turk Breakout Session Break Critical Care Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke Point/Counterpoint – Management of Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease in the Post-SAMMRIS Era: Is There Still a Role for Stenting? Brian L. Hoh Lunch Break EC-IC Bypass:What is the Evidence? Sepideh Amin-Hanjani Breakout Session Break Optimal Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms Clipping for Intracranial Aneurysms Jacques J. Morcos Primary or Assisted Coiling of Intracranial Aneurysms Cameron G. McDougall Deconstructive Strategies in Intracranial Aneurysms Pascal Jabbour Bypass for Intracranial Aneurysms Michael T. Lawton Flow Diversion in the Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms:When Should We Use It? Indications and Results from Published Studies Ricardo A. Hanel Complications Demetrius K. Lopes Insight into Platelet Function Studies Lucie Thibault Break Breakout Session Critical Care Management of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Ali Alaraj Discussion 23Stay connected at http://m.cns.org
  25. 25. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM complimentary PC01: Workshop on Grant Writing and Career Development Practical Didactic Course Directors: Steven J. Korn, Russell R. Lonser Course Faculty: Aviva Abosch, Edward F. Chang, E. Antonio Chiocca, Emad N. Eskandar, Walter J. Koroshetz, Story C. Landis, Linda M. Liau, David D. Limbrick, Gary W. Mathern, Kareem A. Zaghloul, Gregory J. Zipfel Course Description: Balancing a research career and clinical neurosurgery is challenging. A key to success is to master the art of grant writing. This course is led by faculty who have successfully obtained funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at different stages of their careers and faculty that sit or have sat on NIH study sections that review grants. Participants are encouraged to bring their own grant-in-progress; time will be set aside for the faculty to review these grants and provide individual instruction. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Describe the methods for writing successful grants, for both the NIH and private foundations. Prepare their own grant applications based on tips and tricks that have helped the faculty write their own successful grants. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM $550 PC02: Brain Tumor Update Practical Didactic tumor Course Directors: Andrew T. Parsa, Jason P. Sheehan Course Faculty: Manish K. Aghi, Frederick G. Barker, John A. Boockvar, Franco DeMonte, Michael Lim, Russell R. Lonser, Mark E. Shaffrey, Michael E. Sughrue, Charles Teo, Philip V. Theodosopoulos, Isaac Yang Course Description: This course will include current research topics but emphasizes practical management issues. It will provide an up-to-date overview of current management strategies for major types of glial tumors including astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas and others. Treatment strategies for major types of benign and malignant brain tumors of non-glial origin will also be discussed. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Formulate treatment plans based on the state-of-the-art management of benign and malignant brain tumors including meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, skull base tumors, pediatric tumors and metastases. Incorporate current concepts in glioma management including surgical techniques, adjuvant treatments, tumor biology and clinical management decisions into their treatment plans. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM $1,600 PC03: Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (Cadaver Course) Practical hands-on Spine and Peripheral Nerves Course Directors: Richard G. Fessler, John C. Liu Course Faculty: Nader S. Dahdaleh, Kurt M. Eichholz, Langston T. Holly, Robert E. Isaacs, Bong-Soo Kim, John E. O’Toole, Alfred T. Ogden, Avelino Parajon, Mick J. Perez-Cruet, Faheem A. Sandhu, Zachary Adam Smith, Trent Lane Tredway, Jean-Marc Voyadzis Course Description: This course will focus on minimally invasive procedures for cervical and lumbar spine surgery. Techniques for decompression, fixation, and fusion will be discussed. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Incorporate various minimally invasive techniques into their approach for cervical and lumbar spine surgery. Identify the indications, results and potential complications for these procedures. 8:00 – 11:30 AM $25 PC04: So, You Want to be a Neurosurgeon? Medical Students/Residents Course Practical Didactic Course Directors: Aviva Abosch, Stavropoula I. Tjoumakaris Course Faculty: Frederick A Boop, Susan Chang, Daniel Robert Fassett, Neil A. Martin, Praveen V. Mummaneni, Daniel A. Lim, Nathan R. Selden Course Description: This is a novel practical course, intended for Medical Students, Residents and Fellows. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Provide an overview of US Neurosurgery Residency Programs, application process, and how to interview. Describe strategies for successful residency training, clinical training, guaranteeing a productive research experience and passing the written boards. Demystify fellowship training and sub- specialization through an overview of sub-specialties with neurosurgery and rationale for fellowship training. Provide a primer on neurosurgery careers – academic, private practice and hospital-based; statistics on employment type, negotiating a contact and avoiding burnout. Review basics of neuroradiology and neuro-anatomy, including spinal, cerebral and vascular anatomy, and neuroimaging fundamentals. Review neurosurgical emergencies (cauda equina, epidural/subdural/subarachnoid hemorrhage, TBI, SCI) and provide an overview of neurological examination for the Neurosurgeon. 8:00 – 11:30 AM $450 PC05: Neurosurgery Board Review Practical Didactic all Course Director: Allan D. Levi Course Faculty: James S. Harrop, Thomas J. Leipzig, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Robert J. Spinner Course Description: This course will provide an in-depth review of likely oral board questions and topics. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Discuss strategies for studying and mastering a wide range of typical exam-style questions. Plan a timeline for case collection, submission, studying and practice sessions. SATURDAY,OCTOBER19 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM PRACTICAL COURSES 24 www.cns.org
  26. 26. Focus on high-yield clinical scenarios very likely to appear on the exam. 8:00 – 11:30 AM $450 PC06: Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy and Radiculopathy: Treatment Approaches and Options Practical Didactic Spine and Peripheral Nerves Course Directors: Michael G. Kaiser, Regis W. Haid, Jr. Course Faculty: Kurt M. Eichholz, James S. Harrop, Langston T. Holly, John E. O’Toole Course Description: This course will present the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and current diagnostic modalities involved in the care of cervical degenerative disease. The indications, techniques and complications associated with the operative management of cervical degenerative disease, including correction of degenerative deformities, will be reviewed through lectures, case-presentations and hands-on practical exercises. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Identify the appropriate indications and recommend state-of-the-art techniques for surgical management of degenerative disease of the cervical spine. Establish steps to avoid common complications. 8:00 – 11:30 AM $450 PC07: Open Aneurysm Surgery: A 3-D Practical Course Practical Didactic Cerebrovascular Course Directors: Michael T. Lawton, Byron Gregory Thompson, Jr. Course Faculty: Fady T. Charbel, Ali F. Krisht, Jacques J. Morcos, Troy D. Payner, Howard A. Riina Course Description: This course will discuss optimal approaches for management of intracranial aneurysms. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Analyze case presentations of patients presenting with intracranial aneurysms to select the optimal (endovascular or microsurgical) approach. Interpret advanced preoperative imaging evaluation to maximize effectiveness of preoperative surgical planning. Plan for skull base approaches for anterior and posterior circulation aneurysm surgery in order to optimize exposure for complex aneurysms. Initiate adjunctive intraoperative imaging techniques to optimize obliteration of cerebral aneurysms with preservation of parent and branch vasculature. 8:00 – 11:30 AM $450 PC08: Neurosurgical Approaches to the Pain Patient: Patient Selection, Techniques, and Complication Avoidance Practical Didactic pain Course Directors: Julie G. Pilitsis, Joshua M. Rosenow Course Faculty: Steven M. Falowski, Krishna Kumar, Jonathan Miller, Sean J. Nagel, Parag G. Patil, William S. Rosenberg Course Description: This course will discuss pain management techniques. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Illustrate the physiology and operative techniques of recent advances in neurosurgical pain management. Determine the current role of ablative neurosurgical procedures for pain. Determine how to efficiently and effectively perform pain procedures in a busy neurosurgical practice. 12:30 – 4:00 PM $450 PC09: Using Evidence-Based Medicine to Manage Spinal Disorders Practical Didactic Spine and Peripheral Nerves Course Directors: Peter D. Angevine, John E. O’Toole Course Faculty: Mark H. Bilsky, Andrew T. Dailey, Daniel J. Hoh, Michael G. Kaiser Course Description: This course will discuss spinal tumors,degenerative cervical and lumbar disease, use of biological substances, and minimally invasive techniques. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Identify use of biological substances and minimally invasive techniques for spinal disorders. Incorporate the latest evidence into their management of spinal disorders. 12:30 – 4:00 PM $450 PC10: Trauma Update: Spinal Cord Injury Guidelines and Best Practices Practical Didactic Spine and Peripheral Nerves Course Directors: Michael G. Fehlings, James S. Harrop Course Faculty: Bizhan Aarabi, Steven Casha, Christopher I. Shaffrey, Mohammed F. Shamji Course Description: This course will discuss classification of spinal trauma and principles of management and treatment of spinal cord injury. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Incorporate the classification of spinal trauma, principles of management of spinal cord injury (SCI). Implement the appropriate use of steroids and the timing of surgery and the principles of managing cervical, thoracic and thoracolumbar spine injuries into treatment plans. 12:30 – 4:00 PM $450 PC11: Masters of Cranial Neuroendoscopy Practical Didactic pediatrics, tumor Course Directors: Alan R. Cohen, James M. Drake Course Faculty: Daniel J. Guillaume, John Anthony Jane, David F. Jimenez, David D. Limbrick, Charles Teo Course Description: This course will cover the management of pituitary adenomas, meningiomas, craniopharyngiomas, chordomas, hydrocephalus, intraventricular tumors and cysts and other skull base tumors. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: SATURDAY,OCTOBER19 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM PRACTICAL COURSES 25Stay connected at http://m.cns.org
  27. 27. Compose management practices for skull base tumors. Discuss the use of endoscopy for intracranial applications including endonasal and intraventricular approaches. 12:30 – 4:00 PM $450 PC12: Implementing Quality Improvement in Neurosurgery: Raising Quality, Lower Cost, and Maximizing Compensation Practical Didactic socioeconomic Course Directors: William A. Friedman, Stephen J. Haines, Neil A. Martin, Nader Pouratian Course Faculty: Dong H. Kim, Nancy McLaughlin Course Description: The course provides a comprehensive introduction to implementing quality improvement in a neurosurgical program or practice. While delivering quality care has always been an expectation, Medicare mandates and reimbursements, public reporting, and evidence-based practice guidelines now mandate that physicians and neurosurgeons actively engage in the process of delivering and improving quality care. The goals of developing a quality improvement program are to optimize patient care using an evidence-based approach and to minimize the cost of health care, thereby providing the best value to patients and payors. Participants will learn in this interactive practical course that implementing quality improvement in neurosurgery requires recognition of evidence-based best-practice guidelines, models for implementations, and continuous measurement to assess success and outcomes. In this course, participants will learn about the history of quality improvement and lessons learned from the aviation industry, which has made great strides in standardizing safety. Participants will also learn about complementary methods of clinical research and process improvement to improve patient outcome. The course will specifically explore the neurosurgical quality improvement landscape and areas for prioritization. Finally, participants will learn about how to increase value in neurosurgery, by cutting costs, decreasing waste and utilization, and improvement patient outcomes and satisfaction, and leveraging these improvements to augment physician compensation. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Explain how aviation industry quality improvements have been successfully applied in surgery Describe the concept of “just culture” Describe how to implement and sustain comprehensive value based quality improvement Explain how to track clinical quality improvement Apply concepts to cut costs, decrease utilization and thereby increase revenue and compensation Complimentary to 12:30 – 4:00 PM Program Directors PC13: RRC Next Accreditation System, Milestones, and the Neurosurgery Matrix Practical Didactic Course Directors: H. Hunt Batjer, Nathan R. Selden Course Faculty: Pamela L. Derstine Course Description: This course will be particularly useful for Residency Program Directors, Associate Program Directors, Program Coordinators, Department Chairs, and other faculty and educational leaders in academic neurosurgery centers. The course will cover the dynamic changes now occurring in the RRC Common Program Requirements and Neurosurgery Residency Program Requirements, the RRC Milestones Curriculum initiative, and the Neurosurgery Matrix Curriculum. Details of these new Neurosurgery residency curricular initiatives, due to roll out in all ACGME accredited programs in July 2013, will be reviewed by members of the Neurosurgery RRC, the ACGME, and the Society of Neurological Surgeons Committee on Resident Education (CoRE). Best practices and compliance with the latest resident duty hour regulations will also be covered. Time for questions and interactive discussion with panel members will be provided. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Identify the principal new requirements for ACGME accredited neurological surgery residencies. Describe the principal components of the ACGME Milestones teaching and assessment system. Identify curricular resources being provided by the Society of Neurological Surgeons Matrix Curriculum. Design strategies for programs at their institution to keep up with changing curricular requirements and best practices. 12:30 – 4:00 PM $450 PC14: 3-D Anatomy (Supratentorial) Practical Didactic cerebrovascular, Pediatrics, tumor Course Directors: Albert L. Rhoton, Jr. Course Description: This course will provide three-dimensional microsurgical instruction on the following topics: routes through the anterior and posterior cerebrum and temporal lobe; anatomy and approaches to the lateral and third ventricles and pineal region; anterior skull base and cavernous sinus; and transsphenoidal, transmaxillary and transoral approaches. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Plan the routes through the anterior and posterior cerebrum and temporal lobe. Identify the anatomy and approaches to the lateral and third ventricles and pineal region, the anterior skull base and cavernous sinus and transsphenoidal, transmaxillary and transoral approaches. SATURDAY,OCTOBER19 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM PRACTICAL COURSES 26 www.cns.org
  28. 28. SATURDAY,OCTOBER19 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM DINNER SEMINARS 5:30 – 8:00 PM $190 Dinner Seminar 2: Working with Your Hospital Moderator: Alex B. Valadka Faculty: James R. Bean, Deborah L. Benzil, Robert E. Harbaugh, Edie E. Zusman Learning Objectives: Upon the completion of this course, participants should be able to: Discuss the impact of proposed new physician payment structures on clinical practice. Describe challenges facing academic, private practice and hybrid neurosurgeons. Each Dinner Seminar includes a three- course plated dinner and wine service. Transportation will be provided. 6:00 – 6:05 PM Introduction Alex B. Valadka 6:05 - 6:25 PM The Value of a Neurosurgeon Edie E. Zusman 6:25 – 6:45 PM Neurosurgical Practice in a Large Multispecialty Group Deborah L. Benzil 6:45 – 7:05 PM Hospital Employment of Neurosurgeons: Rationale, Advantages, Disadvantages James R. Bean 7:05 – 7:25 PM Hospital Support for Academic Work Robert E. Harbaugh 7:25 – 8:00 PM Questions and Discussion Boulevard Surrounded by Pat Kuleto’s timeless Belle Epoque inspired design, Chef Oakes wonderful expression of American regional flavors with a French influenced style has made Boulevard a culinary landmark on San Francisco’s revived Embarcadero waterfront. Nancy Oaks, Chef and Co-Owner of Boulevard, was named best chef in California in 2010 by the James Beard Foundation. 5:30 – 8:00 PM $190 Dinner Seminar 1: Brain Metastases Guidelines Moderator: Steven N. Kalkanis Faculty: David W. Andrews, Timothy C. Ryken Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Describe changes in management strategies for brain metastasis. Integrate brain metastasis guidelines into clinical practice. Each Dinner Seminar includes a three- course plated dinner and wine service. Transportation will be provided. 6:00 – 6:15 PM Introduction Steven N. Kalkanis 6:15 – 6:35 PM Brain Mets Should Come Out! Timothy C. Ryken 6:35 – 6:45 PM Discussion 6:45 – 7:05 PM Brain Mets Should be Treated with Radiosurgery Only David W. Andrews 7:05 – 7:15 PM Discussion 7:15 – 7:35 PM Newer Treatments for Brain Mets Steven N. Kalkanis 7:35 – 7:45 PM Discussion 7:45 – 8:00 PM Wrap-up Farallon Located in San Francisco’s popular Union Square area, Farallon is a resemblance of a beautiful underwater fantasy that has proven to be the ideal setting for sophisticated “coastal cuisine” menu created by Chef Franz. 27Stay connected at http://m.cns.org
  29. 29. SUNDAY,OCTOBER20 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM PRACTICAL COURSES 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM $1,600 PC15: Endoscopic and Keyhole Approaches to Anterior Skull Base (Cadaver Course) Practical hands-on Tumor Course Directors: Zachary N. Litvack, Charles Teo Course Faculty: Garni Barkhoudarian, Sebastien Froelich, Jeremy D.W. Greenlee, Caroline Hayhurst, Nikolai J. Hopf, Daniel F. Kelly, Daniel M. Prevedello, Jonathan H. Sherman, Michael E. Sughrue Course Description: This course is designed for neurosurgeons interested in adding minimally invasive endoscopic techniques to their arsenal. The full- day clinic will provide a combination of didactic lectures, prosections and mentored hands-on practice in minimally invasive approaches to the Anterior Skull Base. Participants will have the opportunity to learn a number of approaches including the Supraciliary (“Eyebrow”) Craniotomy, Mini-Pterional Craniotomy with a focus on endoscopic visualization from faculty from around the world. Additionally, a significant portion of the course will cover expanded endoscopic endonasal approaches to the anterior cranial fossa. Panel discussions will review indications and outcomes, along with ‘tricks of the trade.’ A large portion of each block will be spent at the bench practicing the approaches with faculty mentorship. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Describe 3-D anatomy of the anterior skull base as it applies to keyhole surgery. Discuss indications for keyhole approaches, and avoid common miss- steps and complications. Demonstrate acquisition of new manual surgical skills in approach and dissection of the anterior cranial fossa for a number of pathologies. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Complimentary PC16: Simulation-Based Neurosurgical Training Practical hands-on Course Directors: James S. Harrop, Darlene A. Lobel Course Faculty: Bernard R. Bendok, Peter Campbell, Rohan Chitale, Aaron S. Dumont, James B. Elder, Aruna Ganju, George M. Ghobrial, Daniel J. Hoh, Pascal Jabbour, Thomas Kerwin, Elad I. Levy, J D. Mocco, Gregory J. Murad, Daniel M. Prevedello, Wilson Zachary Ray, Daniel Refai, Andrew J. Ringer, Clemens M. Schirmer, Nathan R. Selden, Warren R. Selman, Adnan H. Siddiqui, Harminder Singh, Erol Veznedaroglu Course Description: This course utilizes simulation-based training techniques to educate neurosurgical residents in skills necessary to manage patients with traumatic brain injury, spine trauma and deformity, cerebrovascular disorders, and skull-base tumors. The course incorporates both didactic and hands-on training using state-of-the-art simulators, including virtual reality-based and physical models. Participants can expect one-on-one training with faculty experts in the subspecialty modules. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Demonstrate proficiency using realistic simulators for craniotomy for trauma, placement of an external ventricular drain, cervical spine decompression and lumbar pedicle screw placement, repair of CSF leak, performance of cerebral angiogram, and performance of retrosigmoid craniotomy. Interpret indications for and basic concepts and techniques in management of traumatic brain injury, degenerative spine disease, cerebrovascular disease, and skull base tumors. A $250 registration fee is required to guarantee a seat in this course. Upon completion, the $250 registration fee will be refunded in its entirety. This course is for PGY3, PGY4 and PGY5 residents. 8:00 – 11:30 AM $450 PC17: 2013 CPT Coding Update Practical didactic socioeconomic Course Director: Alexander Mason, John K. Ratliff Course Faculty: Kim Pollock, Karin R. Swartz, Luis M. Tumialan Course Description: This course summarizes the anticipated CPT 2013 coding changes and also reviews the 2013 coding changes that affect neurosurgeons. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Apply new and revised CPT coding concepts to key neurosurgical and reporting services with CPT codes and modifiers in order to effectively protect surgical and evaluation/management reimbursement. Strategize how to avoid compliance issues with regard to new regulations. 8:00 – 11:30 AM $450 PC18: Practical Spine Biomechanics for Clinical Practice Practical didactic Spine and Peripheral Nerves Course Directors: Edward C. Benzel, Tyler R. Koski Course Faculty: Zoher Ghogawala, Langston T. Holly, John H. Shin Course Description: This course will present the physical principles and biomechanical foundations of spinal surgery and stabilization via a didactic and interactive case discussion format. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Integrate biomechanical principles and strategies into their surgical planning. Strategize to avoid and manage complications. 28 www.cns.org
  30. 30. SUNDAY,OCTOBER20 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM PRACTICAL COURSES 8:00 – 11:30 AM $450 PC19: 3-D Anatomy (Infratentorial) Practical didactic Course Director: Albert L. Rhoton, Jr. Course Description: This course will provide three-dimensional microsurgical instruction on the anatomy and approaches through the temporal bone; cerebellum and fourth ventricle; far lateral and transcondylar approaches; approaches to the cerebellopontine angle; and the anatomy and approaches to the jugular foramen. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Describe the anatomy of the temporal bone; cerebellum and fourth ventricle; far lateral and transcondylar approaches; approaches to the cerebellopontine angle; and the anatomy and approaches to the jugular foramen. Discuss the three-dimensional neurovascular relationships of each region. 8:00 – 11:30 AM $450 PC20: Surgical Management of Tumors in Eloquent Regions Practical Didactic tumor Course Directors: Andrew H. Kaye, Guy M. McKhann Course Faculty: Giuseppe Barbagallo, Edward F. Chang, Jorge A. Gonzalez-Martinez, Andrew Morokoff Course Description: This course will present surgical management of tumors within eloquent areas of the brain, including brain mapping, planning and avoidance of technical errors. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Identify the indications for surgical management of tumors within eloquent areas of the brain. Integrate current technologies for pre-operative and intra-operative brain mapping for tumors in eloquent cortex and fiber tracts into surgical planning by recognizing how they can enhance the safety of surgery, while considering their limitations. Strategize how to avoid common technical errors in brain mapping techniques. 8:00 – 11:30 AM $450 PC21: Building a Neurosciences Program Practical Didactic socioeconomic Course Director: Steven A. Toms Course Faculty: P. David Adelson, James M. Ecklund, Robert M. Friedlander, John Pracyk, Gary K. Steinberg Course Description: The development of a neurosciences program is a complex enterprise involving the initiation and maintenance of a multitude of institutional and departmental relationships. Although there are significant advantages in an integrated neurosciences program, significant coordination and entry barriers can impede the program growth. This course will describe steps in neuroscience program development, differentiation, and maturation in order to aid participants in launching and coordinating their own neuroscience programs. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Describe how a coordinated neuroscience program differs from a neurosurgery department or practice. Review the structures under which neuroscience programs can be formed. Discuss how neuroscience programs are necessary for hospital platforms and accountable care organizations. Assess mechanisms of neuroscience program governance. Analyze the methods by which neuroscience programs can differentiate your practice. Demonstrate the roles of research and quality metrics in developing a neuroscience program. 8:00 – 11:30 AM $450 PC22: Negotiation Tactics from the Experts – Getting the Best Deal (Hospital Negotiations) Practical Didactic socioeconomic Course Directors: Deborah L. Benzil, Alex B. Valadka Course Faculty: Daniel L. Barrow, Gary M. Bloomgarden, Troy D. Payner, James T. Rutka, Edie E. Zusman Course Description: This course will teach you the critical tools you need to effectively negotiate with your hospital administration. These strategies will also prove invaluable in many other negotiation environments. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Describe principles of negotiation. Identify specific methods of maximizing chances of achieving goals during a negotiation. 8:00 – 11:30 AM $450 PC23: How to Develop/ Participate in Clinical Trials Practical Didactic socioeconomic Course Directors: Mark E. Linskey, Andrew E. Sloan Course Faculty: Manish K. Aghi, David W. Andrews, Frederick George Barker, Susan Chang, Frederick F. Lang, Russell R. Lonser, Jeffrey J. Olson, Andrew T. Parsa Course Description: This course will look at how to develop and participate both device and drug trials, including a focus on multi-institution collaboration, IRB and consent process approval, interfacing with drug and/or device companies, for all subspecialties. 29Stay connected at http://m.cns.org

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