Last version updated March 2021

TUESDAY, MARCH 15

STATE OF ART
07:00 – 08:30

VASCULAR II


7:00 – 7:15 Keyhole Approaches for Aneurysm Surgery

7:15 – 7:30 Endoscopic Approaches to Intracranial Aneurysms

7:30 – 7:45 The Supraorbital Endoscope Assisted Approach for Aneurysms

7:45 – 8:00 Bypass Techniques for Giant Aneurysms

8:00 – 8:15 Management of Intracranial Large and Giant Aneurysms. Surgery or Endovascular Treatment

8:15 – 8:30 Woven Endobridge (WEB) as Primary Treatment for Intracranial Aneurysms

 

SPINE II 


7:00 – 7:15 Instability, Updating the Concept: Clinical Focus for Neurosurgeons

7:15 – 7:30 C1-C2 Instability in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Surgical Management

7:30 – 7:45 Management of degenerative cervical myelopathy

7:45 – 8:00 Severe Adult Scoliosis and Surgical Methods of Correction

8:00 – 8:15 Lumbar Far Lateral Disc Herniation: Surgical Treatment

8:15 – 8:30 Sacroiliitis: Pain Management and Surgical Treatment

 

ONCOLOGY II
(High grade Gliomas)


7:00 – 7:15 What Images Does the Surgeon Need for HGG?

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

7:30 – 7:45 HGG: Is Maximal Safe Resection Still Important for Prognosis?

7:45 – 8:00 Is 5 ALA Essential for HGG Resection?

8:00 – 8:15 Oligodendrogliomas Management

8:15 – 8:30 HGG: Is Tumor Treating Fields (TTF) New Standard of Care Treatment?

 

TRAUMA I
(Advanced Diagnosis in Neurotrauma)


7:00 – 7:15 Clinical Biomarkers in Traumatic Brain Injury: from Cell Injury to Recovery Pathways

7:15 – 7:30 Clinical Biomarkers in Spinal Cord Injury: Injury, Regeneration and Plasticity

7:30 – 7:45 Advanced Multimodal Imaging in TBI: from Acute Phase to Rehabilitation

7:45 – 8:00 Advanced Multimodal Monitoring in Neurotrauma: Integrating Engineer with Medical Sciences

8:00 – 8:15 Oxygen Monitoring in Traumatic Brain Injury

8:15 – 8:30 Non-Invasive Intracranial Pressure Monitoring

 

PEDIATRIC II


7:00 – 7:15 Pineal Tumors

7:15 – 7:30 Pediatric Gliomas

7:30 – 7:45 State of Art of Medulloblastoma

7:45 – 8:00 Posterior Fossa Ependymoma

8:00 – 8:15 Understanding Congenital Craniovertebral Anomalies

8:15 – 8:30 Craniopharyngioma in Pediatric Age Group

 

NEXT MILLENNIUM II


7:00 – 7:15 Image Guided Surgery and Computer Based Modelling and Simulation

7:15 – 7:30 Molecular Neurooncology in Neurosurgery

7:30 – 7:45 Treatment of Pituitary Tumors into the Future

7:45 – 8:00 Endovascular Neurosurgery into the Future

8:00 – 8:15 Role of Cerebral Revascularization into the Future

8:15 – 8:30 Discussion

 

EPILEPSY


7:00 – 7:15 Surgical Anatomy of the Insula

7:15 – 7:30 Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Surgery: More Selective, Better Outcomes?

7:30 – 7:45 Is Insular Epilepsy Still a Challenge? Approaches, Morbidity and Outcomes

7:45 – 8:00 Resection in Lesional Epilepsy on Eloquent Areas: Seizure Outcomes.  When is Enough? Methods, How Far Can We Go?

8:00 – 8:15 Contemporary Role Corpus Callosotomy for Epilepsy: Complete, Anterior, Posterior. Endoscopic?

8:15 - 8:30 Intractable multifocal epilepsy

  

EDUCATIONAL FORUM


7:00 - 7:05 Opening: President WFNS Congres 2021, Enrique Osorio

7:05 – 7:15 WFNS Education Committee Chairman

7:15 – 7:25 WFNS Global Neurosurgery Comimittee Chairman

 National Societies/ Regional Societies 11

 7:25 -7:35 - Neurosurgical Society of East and Central Africa

7:35 - 7:45 - Egyptian Society of Neurological Surgeons

7:45 - 7:55 - Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons

7:55 - 8:05 - Japan Neurosurgical Society     

8:05 - 8:15 - Chinese Neurosurgical Society

8:15 - 8:25 - Europe- Southeast Neurosurgical Society (SeENS)

8:25 - 8:35 - Mediterranean Association of Neurol Surgeons (MANS)

8:35 - 8:45 - South Cone Society of Neurological Surgeons

8:45 - 8:55 - As of Central American Societies of Neur (ASOCAN)

Continental Societies 5

8:55 - 9:10 - Association of African Neurosurgical Societies(CAANS)

9:10 - 9:25 - Asian-Australasian Society of Neurol Surgeons (AASNS)

9:25 - 9:40 - European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)

9:40 - 9:55 - American Association of Neurol Surgeons (AANS)

9:55 - 10:10 - Latin American Federation of Neur  Societies (FLANC)

10:10 - 10:40 COFFEE BREAK

10:40 - 11:05 Debates

11:05 - 11:20 Conclusions / Closing remarks

11:20 - 11:30 Closing: President Elect WFN

 

CONTROVERSIES IN NEUROSURGERY
08:40 – 10:10

 

VASCULAR II


8:40 – 8:55 Paraclinoid Aneurysms: Endovascular Techniques as First Option

8:55 – 9:10 Paraclinoid Aneurysms: Surgical Techniques as First Option

9:10 – 9:25 Complex MCA Aneurysms: Endovascular Techniques as First Option

9:25 – 9:40 Complex MCA Aneurysms: Surgical Techniques as First Option

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

 

SPINE II


8:40 – 8:55 Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Decompression vs Decompression and Fusion

8:55 – 9:10 Malignant Sacral Tumors: Surgery vs Rt + Chemotherapy

9:10 – 9:25 Anterolateral approach to L4L5 and L5S1: Lateral or Anterior position, when and how ?

9:25 – 9:40 Intradural Extramedullary Spinal Tumors: Open vs MIS Approach

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

  

WFNS SPINE COMMITTEE I


Management of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

8:40 – 8:55 Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Natural Course and Epidemiology

8:55 – 9:10 Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Value of Radiology and Electrophysiological Tests

9:10 – 9:25 Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Conservative or Surgical Treatment

9:25 – 9:40 Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Evidence for Type of Surgeries

9:40 – 9:55 Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Outcome Measures and Clinical Variables Affecting outcomes

9:55-10:10 Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Radiological Variables Affecting Outcomes

 

ONCOLOGY II


8:40 – 8:55 Oncolytic viruses and stem cells to treat glioblastoma. How Effective ?

8:55 – 9:10 Intraventricular tumors. How operate?

9:10 – 9:25 Giant Meningiomas Pre-Operative Embolization: Useful?

9:25 – 9:40 Apoplexy Pituitary. When Operate ?

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

  

TRAUMA I
(Applicability and Impact of Guidelines and Protocols in Neurotrauma)


8:40 – 8:55 Living Guidelines in the Management of TBI and the Evolution of the Evidence

8:55 – 9:10 Stratified Protocols in Severe TBI: From Theory to Outcome Changes

9:10 – 9:25 Guidelines in Spinal Cord Injury: What is Missing and What is New

9:25 – 9:40 Protocols of Care in Spinal Cord Injury: From Translational Science to Clinical Practice

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion

 

PEDIATRIC II


8:40 – 8:55 Craniopharyngioma Surgical Treatment

8:55 – 9:10 Craniopharyngioma Complementary Treatment

9:10 – 9:25 Brainstem/DPIG Biopsy Pros

9:25 – 9:40 Brainstem/DPIG Biopsy Cons

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 in Epilepsy

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

9:25 – 9:40 3-Dimensional Grid: SEEG Approach

9:40 -10:10 Discussion

 

EDUCATIONAL FORUM


 

PLENARY SESSION
16:30 – 18:10

 

VASCULAR II


 16:30 – 16:50 Surgical Techniques for Complex Aneurysms

 

SPINE II


16:50 – 17:10 Minimally Invasive-Maximally Efficient in Spine Surgery

 

SKULL BASE II


17:10-17:30 Surgical Treatment of Vestibular Schwanomas: from the Pioneers to the Next Generation

 

FUNCTIONAL


17:30 – 17:50 Future Developments in Functional Neurosurgery

 

 SPECIAL GUEST II


 17:50 – 18:10 To Be Defined