Department Presentations at 2017 AANS

2017 AANS

Pittsburgh, March 2, 2017 -- University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery faculty and residents will be participating in numerous seminars, courses, presentations and lectures at the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, set for Los Angeles, April 22-26. The theme for this year's meeting is "A World of Innovation."

Thursday, April 20

Endonasal Endoscopic Approach to the CVJ: Indications and Technique
The Spetzler Symposium
Session II: Craniovertebral Junction (CVJ)
12:00 – 12:14 p.m.
Moderators: Hadley MH, Sonntag VKH
Presenter: Gardner PA

Saturday, April 22

001 Introduction to Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery for Residents
Practical Clinic
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Director: Mocco J
Assistant Directors: Binning MJ, Kellner CP, Veznedaroglu E
Faculty: Arthur AS, Colby GP, Davies JM, Griessenauer CJ, Gross B, Howington JU, Mack WJ, Mascitelli JR, Ogilvy CS, Oliver TA, Schirmer CM, Sigounas DG, Starke RM, Turner RD, Wolfe SC.

002 Current Treatments and Controversies in Traumatic Brain Injury
Practical Clinic
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Director: Timmons SD
Assistant Director: Okonkwo DO
Faculty: Gibbons KJ, Hawryluk GWJ, Jallo JI, Kitagawa R, Poon WS, Samadani U, Stippler M, Zacko JC.

Placement of Bridging Bone Allograft within the Atlantoaxial Joint: A Novel Adjunct Technique for Screw-Based C1-2 Arthrodesis
Poster Presentation
12:00 p.m.
Authors: Stone JG, Tempel ZJ, Okonkwo DOMonaco EA III

010 Spinal Alignment: What Every Surgeon Needs to Know
Practical Clinic
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Director: Haid RW Jr.
Assistant Director: Shaffrey CI
Faculty: Coric D, Kanter AS, Mummaneni PV, Park P, Potts EA, Smith JS, Uribe JS.

011 Comprehensive Interventional Facial Pain Management
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Practical Clinic
Director: Miller JP.
Assistant Director: Viswanathan A
Faculty: Burchiel KJ, Pollock BE, Rosenow JM, Sekula RF Jr.

012 (Rhoton Lecture Series) 3-D Anatomy and Approaches to the Supratentorial Area and Anterior Skull Base
Practical Clinic
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Directors: de Oliveira EP, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Sorenson JM
Faculty: Rubino P

014 Neurosurgical Care of Athletes — Concussion, Spine, Peripheral Nerve and Return-to-Play
Practical Clinic
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Director: Sills AK
Assistant Director: Oppenlander ME
Faculty: Ellenbogen RG, Maroon JC, Potapov AA, Spinner RJ.

015 Update on Spinal Radiosurgery
Practical Clinic
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Director: Gerszten PC
Assistant Director: Bilsky MH
Faculty: Angelov L, Chang SD, Sheehan JP, Weaver JA, Yao KC.

Sunday, April 23

019 You Are Never Too Old for Surgery: Spine Management in an Aging Population
Practical Clinic
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Director: Strayer AL
Assistant Director: Brooks NP
Faculty: Buehring B, Dirisio DJ, Hoh DJ, Krishnaney AA, Miele VJ, Petronis K, Prado L, Rajpal S, Schmoller S, Shin JH, Steinmetz MP, Tharin SA, Trost GR, Tsai EC.

021 (Rhoton Lecture Series) 3-D Anatomy and Approaches to the Posterior Fossa and Posterior Skull Base
Practical Clinic
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Directors: de Oliveira EP, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Sorenson JM
Faculty: Gardner PA, Rubino P

030 Update on Tumors for the General Neurosurgeon II: Skull Base, Pediatric and Spine Tumors
Practical Clinic
12:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Director: Link MJ
Assistant Director: Aghi MK
Faculty: Bhatia S, DeMonte F, Dunn IF, Gokaslan ZL, Pollack IF, Schwartz TH, Shin JH

031 Neurotrauma and Neurocritical Care for the Practicing Neurosurgeon: MOC Review and Update
Practical Clinic
12:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Director: Raksin PB
Assistant Director: Villanueva PA
Faculty: Ball PA, Hutchinson PJ, Medow JE, Michael DB, Okonkwo DO, Vespa P

Monday, April 24

102 Skating to Where the Puck Will Be: Strategies for Neurosurgery Practices and Programs to Compete in Health Care’s Future
Breakfast Seminar
7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Moderator: Kim DH
Panelists: Coric D, Friedlander RM, Ratliff JK, Swartz KR

107 Return-to-Play After Sports Injury I: Concussion
Breakfast Seminar
7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Moderator: Krieger MD
Panelists: Bailes JE, Gonda DD, Maroon JC, Proctor MR, Sills AK

119 Advanced Lateral Transpsoas MIS Techniques: Expanding LLIF Indications
Breakfast Seminar
7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Moderator: Kanter AS
Panelists: Chou D, Liu JC, O’Toole JE, Prusmack CJ, Uribe JS

Operative Nuances I: Handling Difficult Intraoperative Moments 3-D Video Presentation
Lunch & Learn Seminar
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Director: Cohen-Gadol AA
Faculty: Couldwell WT, Fernandez-Miranda JC

A Comparison of Digital Subtraction Angiography and CT Angiography for the Diagnosis of Penetrating Cerebrovascular Injury
Oral Presentation
Scientific Session VI: Neurotrauma
2:00 - 2:09 p.m.
Presenter: Ares WJ

A Novel Tool for Deformity Surgery Planning: Determining the Magnitude of Lordotic Correction Required to Achieve a Desired Sagittal Vertical Axis
Abstract Presentation
Scientific Session II: Spine
5:01 - 5:06 p.m.
Presenter: Goldschmidt E

Novel Techniques and Strategies to Treat Spine Disease in the Aging Population
Dinner Symposium
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Moderator: Mummaneni PV
Panelists: Chou D, Hoh DJ, Okonkwo DO, Park P, Wang MY

Wednesday, April 26

312 Management of Adult Scoliosis
Breakfast Seminar
7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Moderator: Smith JS
Panelists: Angevine PD, Koski TR, La Marca F, Okonkwo DO

Predictors of Mortality in Children with Concurrent Spina Bifida and Chiari II Malformation
Oral Presentation: Neurotrauma, Pediatrics, Stereotactic and Functional
12:28 - 12:31 p.m.
Presenters: McDowell M, Deibert C, Tempel Z, Zwagerman N, Bonfield C, Greene S


The Benefit of Radiosurgery for ARUBA-Eligible AVMs: A Practical Analysis Over an Appropriate Follow-Up Period
Authors: Tonetti DGross B, Atcheson K, Jankowitz BKano HMonaco EA III, Flickinger J, Niranjan ALunsford LD

Early Results of a Novel Stereotactic Dilatable Port System
Authors: Newman WCEngh J

Towards a Better Understanding of Cervical Sagittal Alignment: Utilizing a Novel Angle δ to Describe the Relationship between T1 Vertebral Body Slope, Cervical Lordosis, and Cervical Sagittal Alignment
Authors: Goldschmidt E

Risk factors and clinical impact of Perioperative Neurological Deficits following Thoracolumbar Arthrodesis: National Inpatient Sample analysis
Authors: Nwachuku EMehta A, Alan A, Zhou J, Kanter A, Hamilton D, Okonkwo D, Thirumala P