Last version updated March 2021

Sunday, March 13

PRE-CONGRESS COURSES

1. VASCULAR


7:00 – 7:05 Opening

ANEURYSM

7:05 – 7:20 Incidental Aneurysms: Update Management

7:20 – 7:40 Microsurgical Techniques for Basilar Aneurysms

7:40 – 8:00 Endovascular Techniques for Basilar Aneurysms

8:00 – 8:20 Microsurgical Techniques for Large and Giant Aneurysms

8:20 – 8:40 Endovascular Techniques for Large and Giant Aneurysms

8:40 – 9:00 Microsurgical Techniques for ACM Complex Aneurysms

9:00 – 9:20 Endovascular Techniques for ACM Complex Aneurysms

9:20 – 10:00 Brain Aneurysm Panel Discussion

9:20-9:40   Case Aneurysm Presentation
9:40-10:00 Case Aneurysm Presentation

10:00 – 10:30 COFFEE BREAK

AVM

10:30 – 10:50 Fundamental Treatment of Brain AVM

10:50 – 11:10 Microsurgical Excision of Cerebral AVMs

11:10 – 11:30 Endovascular Techniques for Treatment of Cerebral AVMs

11:30 – 11:50 Transvenous Embolization Techniques in Brain AVMs

11:50 – 12:10 Endovascular Techniques in Spinal AVMs

12:10 – 12:50 Brain AVM Panel Discussion

12:10 - 12:30 Case AVM Presentation
12:30 - 12:50 Case AVM Presentation

12:50 – 14:00   LUNCH

DAVF

14:00 – 14:20 Microsurgical Excision Cranial Dural AVF

14:20 – 14:40 Endovascular Techniques for Cranial Dural AVF

14:40 – 15:00 Microsurgical Excision Spinal Dural AVF

15:00 – 15:20 Endovascular Techniques for Spinal Dural AVF

15:20 – 16:00 AVF Panel Discussion

15:20 - 15:40 Case Spinal Dural AVF Presentation
15:40 - 16:00 Case Spinal Dural AVF Presentation

16:00 – 16:30 COFFEE BREAK

16:30 – 16:45 Carotid Endarterectomy and Carotid Stenting: How do I choose?

16:45 – 17:00 Carotid Endarterectomy in Acute Stroke Patients

17:00 – 17:15 Thrombectomy Techniques for Large Vessel Occlusion

17:15 – 17:30 Minimally Invasive Techniques for Evacuation of Intracerebral Clots

17:30 – 17:50 Carotid Panel Discussion

17:30 - 17:50 One Case Carotid Presentation

17:50 – 18:00 Final Remarks

2. SKULL BASE


3D & 2D Anatomy – Approaches – Surgery

07:50 – 08:00 Welcome and Introduction

08:00 – 08:15 Anatomy of the Sellar and Parasellar Region

08:15 – 08:30 Anatomy of the Nasal Cavity and Sphenoid Sinus

08:30 – 08:45 Surgery of Pituitary Adenomas

08:45 – 09:00 Endoscopic Extended Trans-Sphenoidal Approach

09:00 – 09:15 Surgery of Craniopharyngiomas

09:15 – 09:30 Anatomy of the Orbit

09:30 – 09:45 Endoscopic Approaches to the Orbit

09:45 – 10:00 Transcranial Approaches to the Orbit

10:00 – 10:30 COFFEE BREAK

10:30 – 10:45 Anatomy of Anterior Fossa

10:45 – 11:00 Surgery of Anterior Skull Base Tumors

11:00 – 11:15 Anatomy of Middle Fossa

11:15 – 11:30 Anatomy of Sylvian Fissure and Basal Cisterns

11:30 – 11:45 Pterional Approach

11:45 – 12:00 Extradural and Intradural Anterior Clinoidectomy

12:00 – 12:15 Posterior Clinoidectomy

12:15 – 12:30 Surgery of Tuberculum Sellae Meningiomas

12:30 – 12:45 Surgery of Paraclinoid Aneurysms

12:45 – 13:15 COFFEE BREAK

13:15 – 13:30 Anatomy of Cavernous Sinus

13:30 – 13:45 Orbito-zygomatic Approach

13:45 – 14:00 Endoscopic Approach to Cavernous Sinus

14:00 – 15:00 LUNCH

15:00 – 15:15 Anatomy of Cerebellopontine Angle

15:15 – 15:30 Retrosigmoid Approach

15:30 – 15:45 Surgery of Small Vestibular Schwannomas

15:45 – 16:00 Surgery of Giant Vestibular Schwannomas

16:00 – 16:15 Anatomy of Temporal Bone and Petroclival Region

16:15 – 16:30 Petrous Apex Approach

16:30 – 16:45 Petroclival Meningiomas: Posterior Transpetrosal Approach

16:45 – 17:15 COFFEE BREAK

17:15 – 17:30 Anatomy of Foramen Magnum and Craniocervical Junction

17:30 – 17:45 Far-Lateral Approach

17:45 – 18:00 Surgery of Foramen Magnum Meningiomas

18:00 – 18:15 Role of Endoscopic techniques for Chordomas

18:15 – 18:30 Hybrid micro-endo approaches to the CCJ

18:30 – 18:45: Closure and Certificates

3. ONCOLOGY


MORNING SECTION
8:00 - 13:00

WFNS NEURO-ONCOLOGY COMMITTEE

 7:50 – 8:00 Opening

8:00 – 8:20 The Impact of Molecular Tumor Signature for Neurosurgeons

8:20-8:40 Image Guided Brain Tumor Surgery

8:40-9:00 Neuromonitoring in Brain Tumor

9:00-9:20 Awake Mapping in Brain Tumor: Indications and Planning

9:20-9:40 State of Art Therapies for Glioma

9:40-10:00 Techniques to Improve Resection in Gliomas

10:00-10:30 COFFEE BREAK

10:30 – 10:50 Strategies for Brain Tumor Resection

10-50 – 11:10 Ways to Predict and Minimize Morbidity in Meningioma Surgery at Different Locations

11:10 - 11: 30 Meningiomas – Surgical Challenges and New Insights from Neuropathology

11:30 – 11:50 Transcranial vs Endoscopic Approaches to Anterior Skull Base Lesions

11:50 – 12:10 The MDT Approach to Brain Metastases

12:10 – 12:30 Complication Avoidance in Neurooncologic Surgery

12:30 – 12:50 Discussion

12:50 – 13:00 Closing

13:00 – 14:30 LUNCH

AFTERNOON SECTION
14:30 - 18:00

(Squad Fire SNOLA Sections)
4 Judges and 1 presenter for each squad fire section
Should invite 4 judges for each section

14:30 – 15:00 Is Awake Craniotomy for Insular Tumor Essential?

15:00 – 15:30 Is Maximal Safe Resection Stand of Care for Low Grade Gliomas?

15:30 – 16:00 Can We Treat Gliomas without Knowing MGMT and IDH Status?

16:00 - 16:30 COFFEE BREAK

16:30 – 17:00 Is Radiosurgery Superior than Surgery for < 3cm Brain Metastasis?

17:00 – 17:30 Radical Surgery is Gold Standard for HGG in Elderly

17:30 – 18:00 Is 5 ALA Superior than IMRI?

4. SPINE


WFNS SPINE COMMITTEE

Update on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

7:45-8:00 Opening, logistics

8:00-8:15 Anatomic Basis for Lumbar Endoscopy

8:15-8:30 Transforaminal Lumbar Endoscopy

8:30-8:45 Interlaminar Endoscopy and Tube Guided Surgery

8:45-9:00 Philosophy of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

9:00-9:30 Discussion

9:30-10:00 COFFEE BREAK

10:00-10:15 MIS Pedicle Screw Fixation

10:15-10:30 MIS Interbody Fusion

10:30-10:45 MIS Cervical Surgery

10:45-11:00 MIS for Spine Tumors

11:00-11:15 MIS Deformity Surgery

 11:15-11:30 Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

11:30-12:00 Discussion

12:00-13:00 LUNCH

Update on Cervical Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury

13:00-13:15 Odontoid Fractures

13:15-13:30 Atlas and Craniocervical Junction Fractures

13:30-13:45 Hangman Fractures

13:45-14:00 Subaxial Cervical Fractures

14:00-14:15 Cervical Fractures with Ankylosis

14:15-14:45 Discussion

14:45-15:15 COFFEE BREAK

15:15-15:30 Spinal Cord Injury: Epidemiology and Prevention

15:30-15:45 Spinal Cord Injury: Emergency Care and Clearance

15:45-16:00 Facet Dislocations and Closed or Open Reduction

16:00-16:15 Spinal Cord Injury: Medical Treatment

16:15-16:30 Spinal Cord Injury: Rehabilitation and Restoration

16:30-17:00 Discussion

17:00-17:15 Case Discussion (Upper Cervical Trauma)

17:15-17:30 Case Discussion (Lower Cervical Trauma)

5A. NEUROTRAUMA 


7:30 – 8:00 Introduction and Objectives

8:00 – 8:20 Global Neurotrauma MAP: Providers & Resources

8:20 – 8:40 Adult Prehospital Management of TBI: An Update

8:40 – 9:00 Adult Emergency Management of TBI: An Update

9:00 – 9:20  Adult ICU Management of TBI: An Update

9:20 – 9:40  Adult Surgical Management of TBI: An Update

9:40 – 10:00  COFFEE BREAK

10:00 - 10:20 Pediatric Neurotrauma: ICU Management

10:20 – 10:40 Pediatric Neurotrauma: Surgical Management

PANNEL: CASE PRESENTATION

10:40 – 10:55 Case 1 Presentation: Advanced Medical Management Neurotrauma

10:55 – 11:00 Case 1: Conclusion

11:00 – 11:15 Case 2 Presentation: Complicated Surgical Case Neurotrauma

11:15 – 11:20 Case 2: Conclusion

11:20 – 11:40 Stratified Protocols in TBI

11:40 – 12:00 Advanced Management Protocol in TBI

12:00 – 12:20 Final Remarks and Certification

12:20 – 14:30 LUNCH

5B. GLOBAL NEUROSURGERY


14:30 – 15:00 Introduction and Objectives

15:00 – 15:20 Global Neurosurgery and the NSOAP Agenda

15:20 – 15:40 The WHO LIASSON Committee Agenda in Global NSG

15:40 – 16:00 Global Neurotrauma Surgery: The NIHR Experience

16:00 – 16:20 Global Neurosurgical Education & Global NSG

16:20 – 16:40 Humanitarian AID and Global Neurosurgery

16:40 – 17:00 COFFEE BREAK

17:00 – 17:20 Ethical Framework and Challenges in Global NSG

17:20 – 17:40 Building Programs of Global NSG: A Life Call

PANNEL: CASE PRESENTATION

17:40 – 17:55 Case 1 Presentation: Collaborations LMIC-LMIC

17:55 – 18:00 Case 1: Conclusion

18:00 – 18:15 Case 2 Presentation: Collaborations HIC-LMIC

18:15 – 18:20 Case 2: Conclusion

18:20 – 18-30 Final Remarks and Certification 

6A. PEDIATRIC FIRST COURSE


HYDROCEPHALUS

WFNS Foundation Hydrocephalus Project

8:00-8:15 Hydrocephalus: Basic Concepts on CSF Dynamics and its Anomalies

8:15 – 8:30 How to Implant an Extra-Thecal CSF Shunt Device

8:30 – 8:45 Hydrocephalus: Mechanical Complications, Avoidance and Management

8:45 – 9:00 ETV in Tumors

9:00 – 9:15 Multiloculated Hydrocephalus

9:15 – 9:30 Neuroendoscopic Ventricular Lavage for Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus in Prematures

9:30 – 10:00 COFFEE BREAK

10:00 – 10:15 How to Implant and Maintain an External CSF Drainage

10:15 – 10:30 How to Perform an Endoscopic ETV

10:30 – 10:45 ETV Complications, Avoidance and Management

10:45 – 11:00 Discussion

11:00 – 13:00 Hands-On Session (Storz)

6B. PEDIATRIC SECOND COURSE


7:50 – 8:00 Opening

8:00-8:20 Diagnosis from Ultrasound to Magnetic Resonance of Spina Bifida

8:20-8:40 What Have we Learn after 10 Years of Prenatal Surgery. Toward a New Vision of Spinal Dysraphism

8:40-9:00 Open Fetal MMC Repair: Experience at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

9:00-9:20 Discussion

9:20-9:40 Patient Selection and Counseling for Fetal MMC Repair in Western Europe

9:40-10:00 Experience in Fetal Neurosurgery

10:00-10:20 ETV Outcomes in the Fetal In-Utero Spina Bifida Surgery Population

10:20-10:40 Discussion

10:40-11:10 COFFEE BREAK

11:10-11:30 The Colombian Experience in Open Fetal Surgery for MMC

11:30-11:50 Fetoscopic Patch Coverage of Experimental Myelomeningocele Using a Two-port Access in Fetal Sheep

11:50-12:10 Fetoscopic vs Open Repair for MMC: Systematic Review of the Past - How do We Proceed for the Future

12:10-12:30 Discussion

12:30-14:00 LUNCH

NEUROENDOSCOPIC SURGERY

14:00-14:20 Endoscopic Anatomy

14:20-14:40 Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy

14:40-15:00 Endoscope-Assisted Microsurgical Techniques in Pediatric Brain Tumor and Skull Base Surgery

15:00-15:20 Discussion

15:20-15:40 Endoscopic Management of Craniopharyngioma

15:40-16:00 Endonasal Endoscopic Technique in Skull Base Tumors

16:00-16:20 Endoscopic Management of Multiloculated Hydrocephalus

16:20-16:40 Discussion

16:40-17:00 COFFEE BREAK

17:00-17:20 Endoscopic or Tubular Resection of Ventricular Tumors

17:20-17:40 Neuroendoscopy and Neuronavigation

17:40-18:00 Complications Avoidance in Neuro-endoscopy

18:00-18:20 Discussion

18:20 – 18:30 Closing

7. PERIPHERAL NERVE


7:50 – 8:00 Opening

8:00 – 8:15 Experimental Nerve Repair Advances

8:15 – 8:30 Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction: Research and Clinical Aspects

8:30 – 8:45 Nerve Graft Avoidance and Repairing Nerves Under Tension

8:45 – 9:00 Stem Cells Transplantation in the Peripheral Nervous System

9:00 – 9:15 Facial Resuscitation Through the Masseter-Facial Transfer Technique

9:15 – 9:30 Discussion

9:30 – 10:00 COFFEE BREAK

10:00 – 10:15 DSN as an Additional Neurotizer for Better Elbow Stability and Elbow Flexion in Complete Brachial Plexus Palsy Patients

10:15 – 10:30 Not Usually Considered Factors that Affect the Outcome in Brachial Plexus Injuries

10:30 – 10:45 Nerve Transfers for Tetraplegia

10:45 – 11:00 Surgical Strategies for Upper Traumatic Palsy

11:00 – 11:15 Shoulder Stability in Brachial Plexus Injuries

11:15 – 11:30 Nerve Transfer in Lower Extremity

11:30 – 11:45 Brachial Plexus Injury in Children Outside the Neonatal Period

11:45 – 12:00 Peripheral Nerve Injury in Children: Evaluation and Management

12:00 – 12:30 Discussion

 12:30 – 14:00 LUNCH

14:00 – 14:15 Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: True or False

14:15 – 14:30 Results of Surgical Treatment for the Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Using the Subcutaneous Transposition and in Situ Decompression in a 20 Year Period (2001-2020) - More Than 1000 patients

14:30 – 14:45 Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release-What is at the End of Tunnel

14:45 – 15:00 Superior Cluneal Nerve Entrapment: Underestimated Cause of Low Back Pain?

 15:00 - 15:30 Discussion

15:30 – 16:00 COFFEE BREAK

16:00 – 16:15 Nerve Tumors

16:15 – 16:30 Intraneural Perineurioma: Diagnosis, Natural History, and Management

16:30 – 16:45 Technical Aspect for the Resection of Intrapelvic Sciatic PNST

16:45 – 17:00 TBA (Nerve Tumors)

17:00 – 17:15 Tumors of the Brachial Plexus

17:15 - 17:30 Treatment of Neuromas: Current Techniques

17:30 – 18:00 Discussion

18:00 – 18:10 Final Remarks

8. EPILEPSY


7:50 – 8:00 Opening

8:00 - 8:20 Extent of Resection: Should it Be Defined in Non-Lesional Epilepsies?

8:20 – 8:40 Lesional Extratemporal Epilepsies Near or in Eloquent Areas: Pre-resection Evaluation and Postoperative Seizure Outcomes

8:40 - 9:00 It's Not a Candidate for Resective Epilepsy Surgery, What Next? Overview Radiofrequency Thermocoagulation- SEEG Guided

9:00 – 9:20 Laser Ablation in Hypothalamic Hamartomas

9:20 - 9:40 Endoscopic Disconnection in Hypothalamic Hamartomas

9:40 – 10:00 Laser Ablation in Epilepsy Surgery

10:00 - 10:20 Discussion

10:20-10:50 COFFEE BREAK

10:50 - 11:10 Surgical anatomy for amygdalohippocampectomy

11:10 - 11:30 Prognostic Factors Determining Poor Postsurgical in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

11:30 - 11:50 Key Hole Epilepsy Surgery: Corticoamygdalohipocampectomy

11:50 - 12:10 Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT) on Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

12:10 - 12:30 Hippocampal Transection

12:30-12:50 Stereotactic Radiosurgery vs Anterior Temporal Lobectomy

12:50 – 13:10 Discussion

13:10 - 14:30 LUNCH

14:30 – 14:50 Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) And Responsive Neuromodulation

14:50 - 15:10 First, VNS vs DBS? Do We Have Evidence?

15:10- 15:30 Endoscopic - Assisted Epilepsy Surgery vs Open Approach

15:30 – 15:50 Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy in Children with Focal Cortical Dysplasia

15:50- 16:10 From Hemispherectomy to Hemispherotomy

16:10 – 16:30 Management of Epilepsy in Low Resources Environments: Role of Coming Approaches?

16:30 - 16:50 Discussion

16:50-17:00 Final Remarks   

9. WFNS NEUROANATOMY COURSE


8:00-13:00

Session I: White matter Anatomy for epilepsy and intrinsic tumors

8:00-8:12 White matter fiber & Disconnection techniques in epilepsy surgery.

8:12-8:24 White matter tracts & Tractography: importance in glioma surgery.

8:24-8:36 Anatomy of the insula & surgical implications

8:36-8:48  Anatomy-guided resection of brainstem Ponto-mesencephalic tumors

8:48-9:00 Telovelar Approach anatomy and indication.

9:00-9:20 Discussion

 9:20-9:40 COFFEE BREAK

Session II: Vascular Anatomy

9:40-9:52 Anatomical aspects of AVM surgery.

9:52-10:04 Unlocking the Optic Nerve and Carotid Artery for Vascular Surgery.

10:04-10:16 Paraclinoid Aneurysms.

10:16-10:28 Anatomical Variations of Anterior Communicating Artery.

10:28-10:40 Surgery for A-com. Aneurysms.

10:40-10:52 The Maxillary Artery Surgical Anatomy

10:52-11:10 Discussion

11:10-11:30 COFFEE BREAK 

Session III: Skull Base Anatomy & Endoscopy

11:30-11:42 MIN. Trans eyebrow approach anatomy& surgery

11:42-11:54 Endoscopy anatomy of the Nasal Cavity and Sphenoid Sinus.

11:54-12:06 Endoscopic Anatomy of Ventricular System & Management of its Lesions.

12:06-12-18 Radiological Anatomy for Ventriculoscopic Procedures.

12:18-12:30 Anatomy of Endoscopic Approach to the Pterygopalatine Fossa.

12:30-12:42 Anatomy for retromastoid Approach & variant.

12:42-13:00 Discussion

 10. ENDOSCOPY - VENTRICULES MODELS