MONDAY AUGUST 30

STATE OF ART

07:00 – 08:30

VASCULAR I

7:00 – 7:15 Early Brain Injury and Delayed Cerebral Ischemia after SAH.  Physiopathology and Current Treatment

7:15 – 7:30 Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms (Natural History, Risk Factors for Rupture, Which Should I Treated, Management)

7:30 – 7:45 Endovascular Techniques for Aneurysm Therapy

7:45 – 8:00 Surgical Techniques for Aneurysm Therapy

8:00 – 8:15 Tricks and pitfalls in Aneurysm surgery

8:15 – 8:30 Common mistakes in vascular and endovascular neurosurgery

SKULL BASE I

(Pituitary Adenomas)

7:00 – 7:15 Classification Update

7:15 – 7:30 Non-Functional

7:30 – 7:45 Acromegaly

7:45 – 8:00 Cushing Disease

8:00 – 8:15 Giant Pituitary Tumors

8:15 – 8:30 Radiosurgery Update

ONCOLOGY I

(Low grade Gliomas LGG)

7:00 – 7:15 Radiomics and Imaging Pitfalls for LGG

7:15 – 7:30 Molecular Markers: How Useful They are to Define Prognosis and Treatment

7:30 – 7:45 Integrative Treatment for Low Grade Gliomas: When and How it Should be Treated?

7:45 – 8:00 Role of Surgery for LGG

8:00 – 8:15 Pitfalls in Insular LGG Surgery

8:15 – 8:30 Brainstem LGG: Discussion of Biopsy, Surgery and Treatment

SPINE I

7:00 – 7:15 Basilar Invagination

7:15 – 7:30 Surgical Management of Jeffersson’s Fractures

7:30 – 7:45 Primary Intradural Spinal Tumors: Surgical Management

7:45 – 8:00 Thoracic Disc Herniation: Endoscopic Management

8:00 – 8:15 Low Grade Spondylolisthesis: Surgical Management

8:15 – 8:30 Adjacent Segment Disease in the Lumbar Spine: Surgical Strategies

PERIPHERAL I

7:00 – 7:15 Why Neurosurgeons Should Perform Peripheral Nerve Surgery?

7:15 – 7:30 Nerve Tumors: Basics for Management

7:30 – 7:45 Nerve Sheath Tumors

7:45 – 8:00 Neural Tumors of The Sacrum

8:00 – 8:15 Desmoid Tumor: What Should We Do?

8:15 – 8:30 Update on Management Of Peripheral Nerve Tumors

EPILEPSY

7:00 – 7:15 Low Grade Tumours (LEATs Spectrum) with Drug Resistant Epilepsy: Epilepsy or Oncology Approach?

7:15 – 7:30 SEEG: Making Precision Better

7:30 – 7:45 Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Surgery: More Selective, Better Outcomes?

7:45 – 8:00 Is Insular Epilepsy Still a Challenge? Approaches, Morbidity and Outcomes.

8:00 – 8:15 Resection in Lesional Epilepsy on Eloquent Areas: Seizure Outcomes. When is Enough? Methods, How Far Can We Go?

8:15 – 8:30 Contemporary Role Corpus Callosotomy, Complete, Anterior, Posterior. Endoscopic?

NEXT MILLENIUM I

7:00 – 7:15 Robotic Neurosurgery

7:15 – 7:30 Hybrid Neurosurgery

7:30 – 7:45 Fetal Neurosurgery

7:45 – 8:00 Neuromodulation

8:00 – 8:15 Degradomics and Connectomics in Traumatic Brain Injury: From Fiction to Science

8:15 – 8:30 Discussion

CONTROVERSIES IN NEUROSURGERY

08:40 – 10:10

VASCULAR I

8:40 – 8:55 Large and Giant Aneurysms: Microsurgery as First Option

8:55 – 9:10 Large and Giant Aneurysms: Flow Diverter as First Option

9:10 – 9:25 Stent and Flow-Diverter for Acutely Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysms. When to use it?

9:25 – 9:40 Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Secondary to Blister-Like Aneurysms.  How to Treat it?

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

SKULL BASE I

8:40 – 9:10 Tuberculum Sellae Meningiomas. Transcranial vs Endoscopic

9:10 – 9:40 Orbit Tumors. Transcranial vs Endoscopic

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

ONCOLOGY I

(Spinal metastasis)

8:40 – 8:55 Surgery and New Tools in Spinal Metastasis

8:55 – 9:10 Spine Radiosurgery

9:10 – 9:25 Tokuhashi, Tomita, SINS, NOMS etc: Usefulness of Spinal Mets Scales and Index

9:25 – 9:40 Spinal Cord Compression in Emergency Room; What to Do

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

SPINE I

8:40 – 8:55 Lumbar Pedicular Screws, Robotic vs Navigation vs Hands Free Techniques: The Cost/Benefit

8:55 – 9:10 Massive Disc Herniation: Discectomy vs Instrumentation

9:10 – 9:25 Spondylothic Myelopathy: Anterior vs Posterior Approach

9:25 – 9:40 Cervical Disc Herniation: Total Disc Replacement vs ACDF

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

PERIPHERAL I

8.40 – 8:55 Transient Electronics to Enhance Nerve Regeneration

8:55 – 9:10 The Role of a Somatic to Autonomic Nerve Transfer in Restoring Micturition – From Basic Science to the Clinic

9:10 – 9:25 Hyper Selective Peripheral Neurectomy for Spasticity (a New Era)

9:25 – 9.40 Managing Complications Related to Peripheral Nerve Surgery

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

EPILEPSY

8:40 – 8:55 Non-Invasive vs Invasive Protocol for Surgical Treatment of Focal Epilepsies

8:55 – 9:10 Acute ECoG and Subdural Grids and Strips

9:10 – 9:25 ROSA/NEUROMATE Navigation and Frame-Stereotactic Registration

9:25 – 9:40 3-Dimensional Grid

9:40 -10:10 Discussion

PLENARY SESSION

10:40 – 12:20

VASCULAR I

10:40 – 11:00 Endovascular Techniques for Complex Aneurysms

SKULL BASE I

11:00 – 11:20 Recent Developments and Future of Skull Base Surgery

ONCOLOGY I

11:20 – 11:40 Resection of Gliomas in Eloquent Brain Areas: State of Art

SPINE I

11:40 – 12:00 Virtual Education in Brain and Spine for the Next Millenium

SPECIAL GUEST I   

12:00 – 12:20 To Define