Last version updated March 2021

MONDAY, MARCH 14

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

 

SPINE I


7:00 – 7:15 Basilar Invagination

 7:15 – 7:30 Surgical Management of Jefferson’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

 

ONCOLOGY I
(Low grade Gliomas LGG)


7:00 – 7:15 Anatomy Guided Microneurosurgery for the Removal of Lobar Low Grade Gliomas

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

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

 

SKULL BASE I
(Pituitary Adenomas)


7:00 – 7:15 Pituitary Adenomas: Classification Update

7:15 – 7:30 Non-Functional Pituitary Adenomas

7:30 – 7:45 Acromegaly

7:45 – 8:00 Cushing Disease

8:00 – 8:15 Giant Pituitary Tumors

8:15 – 8:30 Pituitary Adenomas: Radiosurgery Update

 

PEDIATRIC I


7:00 – 7:15 Management of Syndromic Craniosynostosis in Infants

7:15 – 7:30 Management of Non-Syndromic Craniosynostosis in Infants

7:30 – 7:45 Endoscopy Assisted Craniosynostosis Surgery Followed by Helmet Therapy

7:45 – 8:00 Current Concepts of Pediatric Hydrocephalus

8:00 – 8:15 Management of Pediatric Complex Hydrocephalus

8:15 – 8:30 Pediatric Shunt Infections - Update

 

FUNCTIONAL I
(DBS for Epilepsy)


7:00 – 7:15 Anterior Nucleus of the Thalamus Stimulation for Epilepsy

7:15 - 7:30 Hippocampal Stimulation for Epilepsy

7:30 – 7:45 Centromedian - Parafascicular Stimulation (CM-Pf STIM) for Epilepsy

7:45 – 8:00 Closed Loop Stimulation for Epilepsy

8:00 – 8:15 DBS of Hypothalamus for Feeding Disorders

8:15 – 8:30 DBS of Hypothalamus for Aggressive Behavior 

 

NEXT MILLENNIUM 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

 

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

 

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

 

SPINE I


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

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

9:10 – 9:25 Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Anterior vs Posterior Approach

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

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion


ONCOLOGY I
(Spinal metastasis)


8:40 – 8:55 Tokuhashi, Tomita, SINS, NOMS etc.: Usefulness of Spinal Mets Scales and Index

8:55 – 9:10 Spine Radiosurgery for Spinal Metastasis

9:10 – 9:25 Surgery and New Tools in Spinal Metastasis

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

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion


SKULL BASE I


8:40 – 8:55 Tuberculum Sellae Meningiomas: Transcranial vs Endoscopic

8:55 – 9:10 Tuberculum Sellae Meningiomas: Transcranial vs Endoscopic

9:10 – 9:25 Orbit Tumors: Transcranial vs Endoscopic

9:25 – 9:40 Orbit Tumors: Transcranial vs Endoscopic

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion


PEDIATRIC I


8:40 – 8:55 Complex/Multiloculated Hydrocephalus: Pathophysiology and Clinical Guideline

8:55 – 9:10 Surgery for Chiari Type I Malformation in Children.

9:10 – 9:25 Craniosynostosis: Endoscopy vs Open Surgery

9:25 – 9:40 Telescoping in Craniosynostosis

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

 

FUNCTIONAL I
(Gait and Postural Instability in Parkinson Disease)


8:40 – 8:55 DBS - Pedunculopontine Nucleus for Gait and Postural Instability in Parkinson Disease

8:55 – 9:10 Globus Pallidus (GPi) vs Subthalamic Nucleus (STN) DBS for Gait and Postural Instability in Parkinson Disease

9:10 – 9:25 Directional Electrodos and DBS for Gait and Postural Instability in Parkinson Disease

9:25 – 9:40 Spinal Cord Stimulation for Gait and Postural Instability in Parkinson Disease

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

 

VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY IN NEUROSURGERY


8:40 – 8:45        Introduction

8:45 – 9:00        Virtual and Augmented Reality and the neurosurgical patient

9:00 – 9:15        Virtual and Augmented Reality application in spine surgery

9:15 – 9:30        Virtual and Augmented Reality application in cerebrovascular surgery

9:30 – 9:45        Virtual and Augmented Reality application in neuro-oncological surgery

9:45 – 10:00     Global Neurosurgery applications and the Future

10:00 – 10:10   Discussion

 

 

PLENARY SESSION
10:40 – 12:20

 

VASCULAR I


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

 

SPINE I


11:00 – 11:20 Virtual Education in Brain and Spine for the Next Millennium

 

ONCOLOGY I


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


SKULL BASE I


11:40 – 12:00 Recent Developments in Skull Base Surgery


SPECIAL GUEST I


12:00 – 12:20 To Be Defined