Last version updated March 2021

FRIDAY, MARCH 18

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 Cerebral Ischemia

7:45 – 8:00 Bypass Surgery for complex intracranial and skull base tumors

8:00 – 8:15 Intracerebral Hemorrhage: How to Treat?

8:15 – 8:30 Revascularization for Moyamoya Disease

 

SPINE IV


7:00 – 7:15 Metastatic Spinal Tumors: Surgical Management

7:15 – 7:30 Biological Nucleoplasty for Degenerative Disc Disease

7:30 – 7:45 Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Posterior Decompression Techniques

7:45 – 8:00 Adjacent Segment Disease in The Cervical Spine: Surgical Strategies

8:00 – 8:15 Thoracolumbar Junction Fractures: Surgical Management

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

 

SKULL BASE IV
(Vestibular Schwannomas)


7:00 – 7:15 Diffusion Tensor Tractography Update (Vestibular Schwannomas)

7:15 – 7:30 Hearing Preservation (Vestibular Schwannomas)

7:30 – 7:45 Intracanalicular Tumors Management (Vestibular Schwannomas)

7:45 – 8:00 Giant Tumors Management (Vestibular Schwannomas)

8:00 – 8:15 NF2 Management (Vestibular Schwannomas)

8:15 -8:30 Facial Nerve Reanimation Update (Vestibular Schwannomas)

 

SKULL BASE V
(CCJ)


7:00 – 7:15 Endoscopic Approaches to the Craniocervical 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

 

TRAUMA IV
(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 Surgical Management of Traumatic Injuries in the Posterior Fossa

8:00 – 8:15 Hyperosmolar Therapies in Traumatic Brain Injury

8:15 – 8:30 A Snapshot of Surgical Therapies in SCI: What Really Works and Why?

 

FUNCTIONAL IV
(Trigeminal Neuralgia)


7:00 – 7:15 Relation of Cranial Nerves (V,VII,VIII,IX,X) to brain vessels

7:15 – 7:30 Percutaneous Trayectory to Reach out the Trigeminal Neve through the Foramen Oval. Anatomical structures to be avoid.

7:30 – 7:45 Classical Trigeminal Neuralgias: from Imaging to Surgery

7:45 – 8:00 Trigeminal Neuralgia: MVD vs Radiosurgery

 9:40-9:55 The efficacy and safety of Internal Neurolysis for trigeminal neuralgia without neurovascular compression

9:55-10:10 Familial Trigeminal Neuralgia

NEXT MILENIUM III


7:00-7:15 Ethics in the Neurosurgery Practice in the Future-Values Based Medicine

7:15 – 7:30 Prediction of Aneurysm Rupture

7:30 – 7:45 Treatment of AVM in the future

7:45 – 8:00 Laser in Cranial Neurosurgery

7:30 – 7:45 Laser in MIS

8:00 – 8:15 Immunotherapy for Gliomas

8:15 – 8:30 Artificial Intelligence in Neurosurgery

 

GLOBAL NEUROSURGERY


07:00 – 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

 

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 Synovial Cysts: Resection vs Resection and Fusion

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

 

SKULL BASE IV


 8:40 – 8:55 Petrous Apex Tumors: Transcranial vs Endoscopic

8:55 – 9:10 Petrous Apex Tumors: Transcranial vs Endoscopic

9:10 – 9:25 Cavernous Sinus Tumors: Transcranial vs Endoscopic

9:25 – 9:40 Craniophyargioma: Transcranial vs Endoscopic.

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

 

TRAUMA IV
(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 Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Craniofacial Pain

8:55 – 9:10 Motor Cortex Stimulation (MCS) for Pain

9:10 – 9:25  Spinal Cord Stimulation for Pain

9:25 – 9:40 DBS (Refractory Neuropathic Pain after Spinal Cord and Cauda Equina Injury)

9:40-9:55 DREZ Surgery (Refractory Neuropathic Pain after Spinal Cord and Cauda Equina Injury)

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

 

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


12:00 – 12:20 Bypass Past, Present, Future

 

ONCOLOGY III


12:20 – 12:40 Is LITT the Best Tool in Neuro-Oncology in This Decade?

 

SKULL BASE V


12:40 – 13:00 Glomus Jugulare Tumor Update

 

HYDROCEPHALUS


13:00 – 13:20 Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

 

SPECIAL GUEST V


13:20 – 13:40 To Be Defined