Presentations at 2019 CNS San Francisco

CNS 2019 San Francisco

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

Introduction of Controversy: CTE
General Scientific Session I
5:03 – 5:07 p.m.
Speaker: Joseph C. Maroon

Controversies: Discussion and Outcomes
General Scientific Session I
5:43 – 5:47 p.m.
Speaker: Joseph C. Maroon

Monday, October 21

Neurotrauma Debates
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Directors/Moderators: Odette Harris, David O. Okonkwo

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

International Functional Neurosurgery
5:45 - 7:15 p.m.
Moderators: Jorge A. Gonzalez-Martinez, Makoto Taniguchi
Speakers: Masaki Iwasaki, Hui Ming Khoo, Takaomi Taira

Tuesday, October 22

Management of Pituitary Adenomas and Parasellar Pathology (T18)
Luncheon Seminar
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

Clinical Trials in Epilepsy Surgery (W27)
Luncheon Seminar
12:15 - 1:45 p.m.
Moderator: Aviva Abosch
Faculty: Jorge A. Gonzalez-Martinez, Robert E. Gross, Timothy H. Lucas

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 

Resident Posters

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

Causes of Hospital Readmissions within Seven Days from the Neurosurgical Service of a Quaternary Referral Hospital
Contributors: Enyinna NwachukuPeter Gerszten, Robert Friedlander, Audrey Paul

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 AgarwalNima AlanAlp OzpinarD. Kojo HamiltonDavid O. OkonkwoAdam Kanter 

The Utility of Routine Head CT for Surveillance Of Intracranial Hemorrhage In Patients Who Develop Post-Craniotomy Venous Thromboembolism
Contributors: David Fernandes Cabral