University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery faculty and residents participated in a number of seminars, courses, presentations and lectures at the 2019 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting held October 19-23 in San Francisco, California. The theme for this year’s meeting was "The Age of Reason for Neurosurgery."
Saturday, October 19
Spine Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury (SYM1)
8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Directors/Moderators: Sanjay S. Dhall, Michael G. Fehlings, James S. Harrop, Eve C. Tsai
Faculty: Paul M. Arnold, Mohamad Bydon, D. Kojo Hamilton, Gregory W.J. Hawryluk, Zachary L Hickman, Daniel J. Hoh, Paul K. Kim, Allan D. Levi, Daniel C. Lu, David O. Okonkwo, Kristine O'Phelan, Ann M. Parr, Patrick R. Pritchard, Richard B. Rodgers, Martina Stippler, Jefferson R. Wilson
Advanced Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery—Operative Nuances, Indications, and Complication Avoidance (SYM5A)
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Directors/Moderators: Adam S. Kanter, Praveen V. Mummaneni
Faculty: Aaron J. Clark, Kevin T. Foley, Roger Hartl, Langston T. Holly, John Pollina, Khoi D. Than, Juan S. Uribe
Sunday, October 20
Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity for the Non-deformity Spine Surgeon (SYM13B)
8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Directors/Moderators: Dean Chou, Christopher I. Shaffrey
Faculty: Ian G. Dorward, Kai-Ming G. Fu, D. Kojo Hamilton, Paul Park, Justin S. Smith, Lee A. Tan
3-D Surgical Neuroanatomy (SYM14B)
12:45 - 4:15 p.m.
Directors/Moderators: Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda
Faculty: Mustafa K. Baskaya, Vladimir Benes, Spiros L. Blackburn, Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol, Paul A. Gardner, Jeffrey M. Sorenson, Necmettin Tanriover, Ugur Ture
Monday, October 21
sEEG Implant Strategies: Operative Neurosurgery Video
Operative Techniques and Case-Based Discussions: Epilepsy Surgery
4:26 – 4:35 p.m.
Directors/Moderators: Joseph S. Neimat
Speaker: Jorge A. Gonzalez-Martinez
Tuesday, October 22
Management of Pituitary Adenomas and Parasellar Pathology (T18)
12:15 - 1:45 p.m.
Directors/Moderators: Daniel F. Kelly, Pamela S. Jones
Faculty: Garni Barkhoudarian, Lola B. Chambless, Paul A. Gardner, Anand V. Germanwala, Nelson M. Oyesiku, Dimitris G. Placantonakis, Daniel M. Prevedello, Gabriel Zada
Wednesday, October 23
Advanced Endoscopic and Exoscopic Neurosurgery
1:45 - 4:45 p.m.
Course Directors: William T. Curry, Brian V. Nahed
Faculty: John A. Boockvar, Charles L. Branch Jr., Christopher J. Farrell, Paul A. Gardner, Constantinos G. Hadjipanayis, John Y.K. Lee, Peter Nakaji, Shaan M. Raza, Gabriel Zada
Rescue Craniectomy Followed by Cranioplasty for the Management of Recurrent Subdual Hematoma in the Elderly
Contributors: Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, Abdullah M. Abunimer, Rachel Pruitt, Timothy G. White, Jamie S. Ullman, David J. Chalif
The Utility of High-Definition 2-Dimensional Stereotactic Exoscope In Neurosurgical Procedures: A Single-Center Experience
Contributors: Abdullah M. Abunimer, Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, Timothy G. White, Jung Park, Michael Schulder
Spatial Convergence of Distant Cortical Regions During Folding Explains Why Arteries do not Cross the Sylvian fissure
Contributors: Ezequiel Goldschmidt, Robert Friedlander
Incidence of Adjacent Segment Surgery Following Stand-alone Lateral Lumbar Fusion: A Four Year Retrospective Analysis
Contributors: Gautam Nayar, W Lutfi, Nitin Agarwal, Nima Alan, Alp Ozpinar, D. Kojo Hamilton, David O. Okonkwo, Adam Kanter
The Utility of Routine Head CT for Surveillance Of Intracranial Hemorrhage In Patients Who Develop Post-Craniotomy Venous Thromboembolism
Contributors: David Fernandes Cabral