FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3

STATE OF ART

07:00 – 08:30

VASCULAR VI

7:00 – 7:15 Bypasses and Reconstruction in Aneurysms of Anterior Circulation

7:15 – 7:30 Bypasses and Reconstruction in Aneurysms of Posterior Circulation

7:30 – 7:45 Bypass Surgery in Chronic Cerebral Ischemia

7:45 – 8:00 Bypass Surgery In Cases With High Stroke Risk

8:00 – 8:15 Intracerebral hemorrhage: How to treat?

8:15 – 8:30 Revascularization for Moya Moya Disease

SKULL BASE IV

(Vestibular Schwannomas)

7:00 – 7:15 Diffusion Tensor Tractography Update

7:15 – 7:30 Hearing Preservation

7:30 – 7:45 Intracanalicular Tumors Management

7:45 – 8:00 Giant Tumors Management

8:00 – 8:15 NF2 Management

8:15 -8:30 Facial Nerve Reanimation Update

SKULL BASE V

(CCJ)

7:00 – 7:15 Endoscopic Approaches to the Craniovertebral Junction

7:15 – 7:30 Limits of the endoscopic approach to CCJ tumors

7:30 – 7:45 Endoscopic endonasal transclival removal of tumors of the clivus and anterior region of the posterior cranial fossa

7:45 – 8:00 Bone tumors at the CCJ (excluding chordomas). Surgical Approach.

8:00 – 8:15 Endoscopic endonasal approach in the management of skull base chordomas.

8:15 -8:30

Far Lateral Approach to the CCJ: technical nuances

SPINE IV

7:00 – 7:15 Biological Nucleoplasty in the DDD

7:15 – 7:30 The High Grade Lumbar Spondylolisthesis: Surgical Treatment

7:30 – 7:45 Metastatic Spinal Tumors: Surgical Management

7:45 – 8:00 Thoracolumbar Junction Fractures: Surgical Management

8:00 – 8:15 Adjacent Segment Disease in The Cervical Spine: Surgical Strategies

8:15 – 8:30 Occipital Condyle Fractures: Surgical Management

TRAUMA III

(State of the Art in Medical and Surgical Management of Neurotrauma)

7:00 – 7:15 Perspectives on Medical Therapies in Traumatic Brain Injury: What Really Works and Why?

7:15 – 7:30 Surgical Clinical Studies in Severe TBI: What We Have Learned and knowledge transferability

7:30 – 7:45 The Art of Bleeding Control with Hemostatic Agents in Neurotrauma: Myths and Facts

7:45 – 8:00 A Snapshot of Surgical Therapies in SCI: What really works and why?

8:00 – 8:15 Surgical Management of Traumatic Injuries in the Posterior Fossa

8:15 – 8:30 Hyperosmolar Therapies in Traumatic Brain Injury

FUNTIONAL III

(Pain)

7:00 – 7:15 DBS for Pain

7:15 – 7:30 Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Craniofacial Pain

7:30 – 7:45 Motor Cortex Stimulation (MCS) for Pain

7:45 – 8:00 Spinal Cord Stimulation for Pain

8:00 – 8:15 DBS-Nucleus Accumbens for Addiction

8:15 – 8:30 DBS and Ablative Surgery for Dystonia

SOCIOECONOMICS, ETHICS & GLOBAL NEUROSURGERY

7:00 – 7:15 Ethics in Neurosurgery: Decision Making in Challenging Scenarios

7:15 – 7:30 Who Programs Tackling Neurosurgical Gaps Around the World

7:30 – 7:45 Neurosurgery Education and Socioeconomic Issues: Application of Ethical Principles

7:45 – 8:00 Neurosurgical Practice in the Global Map: Differences Between Low and High Developed Regions

8:00 – 8:15 Ethics, Law and Neurosurgery: How We Integrate These Domains in our Daily Practice?

8:15 – 8:30 Perspectives of the WFNS-WHO Liasson Committee in the Development of Global Neurosurgery

CONTROVERSIES IN NEUROSURGERY

08:40 – 10:10

VASCULAR VI

8:40 – 8:55 Microneurosurgical Treatment of Complex Anterior Communicating Aneurysm as first option.

8:55 – 9:10 Endovascular Treatment of Complex Anterior Communicating Aneurysm as first option.

9:10 – 9:25 Intracranial Atherosclerosis. Indications of surgical therapy

9:25 – 9:40 Intracranial Atherosclerosis. Indications of endovascular therapy

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

SKULL BASE IV

8:40 – 9:10 Petrous Apex Tumors. Transcranial vs Endoscopic

9:10 – 9:40 Cavernous Sinus Tumors. Transcranial vs Endoscopic

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

SPINE IV

8:40 – 8:55 Lumbar Arthroplasty: Is it the Best Solution to Degenerative Disc Disease?

8:55 – 9:10 Proximal Junction Failure: How to Avoidance and Treatment

9:10 – 9:25 Unstable L5-S1 Low Grade Spondylolisthesis: ALIF vs TLIF

9:25 – 9:40 C1-C2 Rheumatoid Reductible Subluxation: Posterior Wiring vs Screws

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

SPINE V

8:40 – 8:55 Thoracic Traumatic Burst Fractures: Anterior Reconstruction vs Posterior Approach

8:55 – 9:10 Type 2 Odontoid Fractures: Conservative vs Surgical Treatment

9:10 – 9:25 Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury: Early vs Delayed Decompression

9:25 – 9:40 Lumbar Sinovial Cysts: Resection vs Resection and Fusion

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

TRAUMA III

(Stem Cells for Clinical Neural Repair: Myths and Facts)

8:40 – 8:55 A Snapshot of Actual Evidence for Stem Cells Therapies in severe TBI

8:55 – 9:10 Stem Cell Therapies in SCI: Does it works?

9:10 – 9:25 CNS Inflammation and Neurodegeneration: Trends for Medical Therapies

9:25 – 9:40 Surgical Neural Repair: What we have Learned from Peripheral Nerve Trauma

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

FUNCTIONAL III

(Refractory neuropathic pain after spinal cord and cauda equina injury)

8:40 – 8:55 DREZ Surgery

8:55 - 9:10 Spinal Cord Stimulation

9:10 – 9:25 Motor Cortex Stimulation

9:25 – 9:40 DBS

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

SOCIOECONOMICS, ETHICS & GLOBAL NEUROSURGERY

8:40 – 8:55 How to Build Neurosurgical Systems in Low Resources Environments: A Socioeconomical Challenge?

8:55 – 9:10 Management of Spinal Complex Cases in Low Resources Environments: An Ethical Dilemma?

9:10 – 9:25 Neurosurgical Education in the Context of Global Neurosurgery: The Role of Continental Societies in the Development of a Paradigm Shift.

9:25 – 9:40 Ethical and Socioeconomics Issues in Neuro Oncology: Applicability  of HIC Clinical Trials in LMICs

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

PLENARY SESSION

10:40 – 12:20

VASCULAR IV

10:40 – 11:00 Bypass Past, Present, Future

SKULL BASE IV

11:00 – 11:20 Glomus Jugulare Tumor Update

ONCOLOGY III

11:20 – 11:40 Is LITT the Best Tool in Neuro-Oncology in This Decade?

HYDROCEPHALUS

11:40 – 12:00 Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

SPECIAL GUEST V  

12:00 – 12:20 To Define