Last version updated March 2021

THURSDAY, MARCH 17

STATE OF ART
07:00 – 08:30

 

VASCULAR IV


7:00 – 7:15 Update on Endovascular Management of Stroke

7:15 – 7:30 EC–IC Bypass for Acute Cerebral Ischemia

7:30 – 7:45 Carotid Endarterectomy Update: Main Indications, Technical Details, Complications

7:45 – 8:00 Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting Update: Main Indications, Technical Details, Complications

8:00 – 8:15 Endovascular Treatment of Spinal AVMs: Current Concepts and Future Directions

8:15 – 8:30 Surgical Treatment of Spinal Dural AV Fistulas: Current Concepts and Future Directions

 

VASCULAR V


 7:00 – 7:15 Classification and Natural History of DAVFs: The Significance of Cortical Reflux and Venous Ectasia

7:15 – 7:30 Indications of Surgical Treatment for Brain DAVF: Surgical Techniques

7:30 – 7:45 Endovascular Techniques for Treatment of Direct and Indirect Carotid Cavernous Fistulae

7:45 – 8:00 Endovascular Management of DAVFs of the Transverse and Sigmoid Sinuses

8:00 – 8:15 Brainstem Cavernoma Surgery with the Support of Pre- and Postoperative Diffusion Tensor Imaging

8:15 – 8:30 Surgical Approaches for Brainstem Cavernous Angiomas

 

SPINE III


7:00 – 7:15 Surgical Management of Hangman's Fractures

7:15 – 7:30 Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Anterior Decompression Techniques

7:30 – 7:45 Sacral Fractures: Surgical Management

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

8:00 – 8:15 Lumbar Recurrent Disc Herniation: Surgical Strategies Reduce the Possibility

8:15 – 8:30 Sacral Tumors: Surgical Management

 

ONCOLOGY IV


7:00 – 7:15 Keyhole Supraorbital Approach for Tumor Resection

7:15 – 7:30 Endoscope-Assisted Microsurgery for Intra-axial Lesions

7:30 – 7:45 Surgical Treatment of Intraventricular Tumors

7:45 – 8:00 Suprasellar Meningiomas: Surgical Approach

8:00 – 8:15 Parasagittal Meningiomas: Surgical Approach

8:15 – 8:30 Clinical and Molecular Predictors of Recurrence for Meningiomas

 

SKULL BASE III
(Meningiomas: Posterior Fossa)


7:00 – 7:15 Brain stem tumors access through skull base (posterior fossa) approaches

7:15 – 7:30 CPA Menigiomas

7:30 – 7:45 Petroclival Meningiomas

7:45 – 8:00 Jugular Foramen Meningiomas

8:00 – 8:15 Foramen Magnum Meningiomas

8:15 – 8:30 Tentorial Posterior Fossa Meningioma

 

TRAUMA III
(Update in Worldwide Usual Procedures)


7:00 – 7:15 Past, Present and Future of the Management of Epidural Hematomas

7:15 – 7:30 Update in the Management of Chronic Subdural Hematomas

7:30 – 7:45 Brain Contusions: Trends in Actual Management

7:45 – 8:00 Acute Subdural Hematomas: Past and Future Management

8:00 – 8:15 Actual Trends in the Management of Penetrating Brain Injury

8:15 – 8:30 Depressed Skull Fractures: Evidence Based Management

  

PEDIATRIC III


7:00 – 7:15 Arachnoid Cysts: When to Operate

7:15 – 7:30 What is the Role of Surgery in Chiasmal/Hypothalamic Gliomas Treatment?

7:30 – 7:45   Treatment for Moyamoya Disease in Young Children

7:45 – 8:00 Treatment of Hypothalamic Hamartomas: from Endo/Microsurgery to Laser Ablation

8:00 – 8:15 Pediatric Cerebral Aneurysms

8:15 – 8:30 Pediatric Functional Disorders

 

PERIPHERAL II


7:00 – 7:15 Nerve Injury and Pain

7:15- 7:30 Treatment and Supportive Effect of Laser Photobiomodulation in Peripheral Nerve Injuries

7:30 – 7:45 Traumatic Brachial Plexus - Where to Begin

7:45 – 8:00 Surgical Treatment of Brachial Plexus Injuries

8:00 – 8:15 Traumatic Lower Brachial Plexopathy – Nerve Transfer for Functional Hand Recovery

8:15 – 8:30 Pain Syndromes after Peripheral Nerve Decompression

 

FUNCTIONAL III


7:00 – 7:15 Motor Cortex Stimulation (Refractory Neuropathic Pain after Spinal Cord and Cauda Equina Injury)

7:15 – 7:30 DBS-Nucleus Accumbens for Addiction

7:30 – 7:45 Spinal Cord Stimulation (Refractory Neuropathic Pain after Spinal Cord and Cauda Equina Injury)

7:45 – 8:00 Surgical Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia

8:00-8:15 Surgical Treatment of Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia

8:15 – 8:30 Surgical Treatment of Hemifacial Spasm

  

CONTROVERSIES IN NEUROSURGERY
08:40 – 10:10

 

VASCULAR IV


8:40 – 8:55 What is the Optimal Time to Treat a Ruptured AVM?

8:55 – 9:10 Grade 3 Spetzler-Martin Cortical AVM:  What is the First Line Approach?

9:10 – 9:25 AVM in Eloquent Areas: What is the Best Option of Treatment?

9:25 – 9:40 Deep AVM: What is the Best Option of treatment?

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

 

VASCULAR V


8:40 – 8:55 Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms < 5mm.  When to Treat?

8:55 – 9:10 Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis: When to Treat?

9:10 – 9:25 Asymptomatic Patients with Moyamoya Disease: When to Treat?

9:25 – 9:40 Asymptomatic Cavernoma: When to Treat?

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

 

SPINE IV


8:40 – 8:55 Unilateral Cervical Facet Dislocation: Anterior vs Posterior Approach

8:55 – 9:10 Thoracic Disc Herniation: Microscopic vs Endoscopic Approach

9:10 – 9:25 Chiari Type I Malformation: Bone Decompression vs Bone Decompression+ Duroplasty + Amygdalopexis+ Syringotomy

9:25 – 9:40 Adult Scoliosis: Selective Decompression vs. Balance Correction

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

 

ONCOLOGY IV


8:40 – 8:55 Neuronavigation in Neuro-Oncology: Is it Essential?

8:55 – 9:10 Intra-Operative Ultrasound for Gliomas: Is it Still Useful?

9:10 – 9:25 5 ALA vs Intraoperative MRI: What is the Best Tool to Define Residual Tumor During Surgery?

9:25 – 9:40 Spinal Cord Tumors: Is Intra-Operative Monitoring Essential?

9:40 -10:10 Discussion

 

SKULL BASE III


8:40 – 8:55 Vestibular Schwannomas: Microsurgery vs Radiosurgery

8:55 – 9:10 Vestibular Schwannomas: Microsurgery vs Radiosurgery

9:10 – 9:25 Petroclival Meningiomas: Retrosigmoid Approach vs Presigmoid Approach

9:25 – 9:40 Petroclival Meningiomas: Retrosigmoid Approach vs Presigmoid Approach

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

 

TRAUMA III
(Management of Complex Injuries)


8:40 – 8:55 Skullbase technique in trauma- Cisternostomy

8:55 – 9:10 Craniofacial Penetrating Injuries

9:10 – 9:25 Posterior Fossa Hematomas in Children

9:25 – 9:40 Advanced Monitoring after Cranial Decompression

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

 

PEDIATRIC III


8:40 – 8:55 Open Fetal Surgery of Myelomeningocele

8:55 – 9:10 Open Fetal Surgery with Neuroendoscopy

9:10 – 9:25 Spinal Lipoma: When to Operate?

9:25 – 9:40 The Sequence Dysplasia Caudal Regression

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

 

PERIPHERAL II


8:40- 8:55 Advance Imaging in Peripheral Nerve Surgery

8:55 – 9:10 Imaging Possibilities of The Peripheral Nerves Using Advanced Magnetic Resonance Techniques (MR Neurography, DTI, MR Tractography)

9:10 – 9:25 Neuroprosthetics and Neural Interface Technology

9:25 – 9:40 Use of Thoracoscopy to Obtain a Long Graft of the Phrenic Nerve

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

  

PLENARY SESSION
16:30 – 18:10

 

VASCULAR III


 16:30 – 16:50 Venous Endovascular Approach in the Treatment of Brain AVMs

 

TRAUMA


16:50 – 17:10 The Evolution of Neurotrauma Management in the Era of Precision Medicine

 

SKULL BASE IV


17:10 – 17:30 Petroclival Meningioma Update

 

PEDIATRIC


17:30 – 17:50 Childhood-Onset Craniopharyngioma: State of the Art


SPECIAL GUEST IV


 17:50 – 18:10 To Be Defined