SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

​NURSING SYMPOSIUM - HALL A: ASPEN HALL

Hours October 8, 2017, Sunday
09:55-10:00Welcome
10:00-10:50Nursing Symposium - morning session 1
Chairs: Lindy May, Cathy Cartwright

10:00-10:30 Nursing - The Keystone of good Paediatric Neurosurgical Practice, William Harkness

10:30-10:40 
Approval of Nursing and Allied Health Professional Committee and Election of Chairperson 
Chaired by: ISPN President William Harkness

10:40-10:50 NS-001 The Evolution of Advanced Practice Providers in Pediatric Neurosurgery: A Clinical Review, Heather Eckman
10:50-11:10DISCUSSION & BREAK
11:10-12:20Nursing Symposium - morning session 2
Chairs: Lindy May, Cathy Cartwright

11:10-11:20 NS-002 The management of children with Achondroplasia- the neurosurgical perspective,Lindy May
11:20-11:30 
NS-003 Pain Control and Positioning in Children Following Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy Surgery, Janette Christine Coble
11:30-11:40 
NS-004 A Comparison of Dressing Techniques for Pre-surgical Closure of Myelomeningocele in the Neonate, Cathy Cartwright
11:40-11:50 
NS-005 Fetal in-utero Repair of Myelomeningocele: Postnatal Wound Management From a Nursing Perspective, Anne M Gildehaus
11:50-12:00 
NS-006 Setting up and delivering an acute, non-general anaesthetic, nurse led, Botulinum Toxin Therapy service within paediatric neurosciences, Jenny Sacree
12:00-12:10 Discussion
12:10-13:10LUNCH BREAK
13:10-15:00Nursing Symposium - afternoon session 1
Chairs: Chairs Jenny Sacree, Patti Batchelor

13:10-13:20 NS-007 Congenital Hypotonia: Neurosurgical Management, Case Report, Kamilah Dowling
13:20-13:30 
NS-008 Non Accidental Head Injury - how the nurse feels caring for these infants and the parents who may have harmed them, Lynne Fulton
13:30-13:40 
NS-009 Clinical Implications of skull fracture in children with head trauma, Myoung Hee Ji
13:40-13:50 
NS-010 How decreasing maternal separation prior to surgery affects physiological stability in infants and small children. A randomised control trial, Lydia Vero Nabuduwa Ssenyonga
13:50-14:00 Discussion
14:00-14:10 
NS-011 Use of Advance 3D Imaging and 3-D Printing For Craniopagus Conjoined Twin Separations: Nursing Perspective, Esther Kho Uy
14:10-14:20 
NS-012 A questionnaire to understand the support needs of the child with a craniopharyngioma and their carers. Is there a difference between those receiving adjuvant therapy and those who are not? A Nurses input, Nicole Taylor
14:20-14:30
NS-014 Evaluation of the family/ carer experience following paediatric epilepsy surgery in relation to post-operative complications,length of hospital stay and discharge planning, Nicola J Barnes
14:30-14:40 NS-015 
Collaboratively managing pediatric neurosurgery who are concurrent oncology patients, Mandy Breedt
14:40-15:00 Discussion & Closing


​Meeting Scientific Programme - DAY 1

HoursHall A: AspenHall B: Mt. Sopris
08:00 - 08:20Welcome and Orientation
 
08:20 - 09:00Epilepsy Session
Chairs: William Harkness, Zulma Tovar-Spinoza, Masakio Nonaka

08:20-08:40 Advanced imaging for perirolandic resections, Francesco Cardinale (Italy)
08:40-09:00 The implications of neurogenetics for epilepsy surgery, Kristen Park (USA)
 
09:00 - 10:20
Platform Presentations: Epilepsy
Chairs: William Harkness, Zulma Tovar-Spinoza, Masakio Nonaka

09:00-09:08 PF-001 
Multilobar and hemispheric disconnective epilepsy surgery: A single center experience in 67 pediatric patients, Christian Dorfer (Austria)
09:08-09:16 PF-003 Intrinsic Thalamocortical Connectivity is Associated with Seizure Response to Chronic Vagus Nerve Stimulation in Children with Intractable Epilepsy, Iahn Cajigas (Canada)
09:16-09:24 PF-004 
Accuracy of robot assisted StereoEEG electrode placement in children, Julia Sharma (UK)
09:24-09:32 Discussion
09:32-09:40 PF-005 Thirty Years of Hemispherectomies: The Miami Experience, Travis Tierney (USA)
09:40-09:48 PF-006 How durable are drop attack outcomes after corpus callosotomy in children? David Graham (Australia)
09:48-09:56 PF-007 Failures in epilepsy surgery: analysis of 45 patients in a monoinstitutional series, Flavio Giordano (Italy)
09:56-10:04 PF-008 Outcomes of Hemispherotomy in Paediatric Epilepsy Surgery, Margaux Anna Heggli (Switzerland)
10:04-10:12 PF-009 Hemispherectomy for catastrophic epilepsy in the young, Joanna Elizabeth Gernsback (USA)
10:12-10:20 Discussion
 
10:20 - 10:40
Special Session
Chair: William Harkness

In Memoriam talk about the late Prof Yamasaki
by Masahiro Nonaka (Japan)
 
10:40 - 11:05
COFFEE BREAK
11:05 - 11:45
Epilepsy / SDR Session 
Chairs: Graham Fieggen, Brent O'Neill, Jeffrey Blount

11:05-11:25 
Epilepsy - Temporal lobe anatomy, Maximillian Nunez 
11:25-11:45 New ways forward in management of childhood epilepsy, Helen Cross (UK)
 
11:45 - 12:50
Platform Presentations: Epilepsy / SDR
Chairs: Graham Fieggen, Brent O'Neill, Jeffrey Blount
 
11:45-11:53 PF-010 
Disconnection vs excision? A ten year review of hypothalamic hamartomas, Ribhav Pasricha (India)
11:53-12:01 PF-011 
Strengths and pitfalls of disconnective procedures in epilepsy surgery, Carlo Efisio Marras (Italy)
12:01-12:09 PF-012 
The Use of Magnetic Resonance Guided Laser Thermal Ablation in Children with Intractable Epilepsy due to Tuberousclerosis Complex: single or multi-staged minimally invasive option, Zulma Sarah Tovar Spinoza (USA)
12:09-12:21 Flash presentations
FL-001 Surgical resection of Hypothalamic Hamartoma using intraoperative MRI, Libby Van Tonder (UK)
FL-002 Update of Surgical outcome in Infantile intractable Epilepsy, Dong Seok Kim (South Korea)
FL-003 Pediatric Tumoral Epilepsy Surgery in a single medical center, Hsin Hung Chen (Taiwan)
12:21-12:25 Discussion
12:25-12:33 PF-014 Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy Surgery in Leeds - clinical experience and quality of outcomes, John Robert Goodden (UK)
12:33-12:41 PF-015 Intrathecal Baclofen Test Dose: Predictive Role in Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy, Benedetta Pettorini (UK)
12:41-12:50 Discussion
 
12:50 - 14:00LUNCH

13:00 - 14:00 Industry Luncheon Symposium 
LUNCH
14:00 - 15:15
Parallel Session: Craniofacial
Chairs: Gianpiero Tamburrini, Nelci Zanon, Suresh Magge

14:00-14:08 PF-016 
Long-term results of minimal invasive biparietal cranioplasty for the management of sagittal craniosynostosis, Burcu Göker (Turkey)
14:08-14:16 PF-017 
Chiari malformation management in bilambdoid and sagittal synostosis, Giovanna Paternoster (France)
14:16-14:24 PF-018 
Reducing Post-Operative Craniofacial Infection Rates; The Alder Hey Surgical Site Infection Bundle, Christopher Parks (UK)
14:24-14:32 PF-019
 Surgical treatment for craniosynostosis: 20 years of experience in 310 cases, Jorge W J Bizzi (Brazil)
14:32-14:40 PF-020 
The metopic-sagittal craniosynostosis -Report of 35 operative cases, Takeyoshi Shimoji (Japan)
14:40-14:45 Discussion
14:45-15:09 Flash Presentation
FL-004 Variant of front-orbital advancement before hypertelorism correction, Syril James (France)
FL-005 Examining the Need for Routine Intensive Care Admission after Surgical Repair of Single Suture or Nonsyndromic Craniosynostosis, Christopher M Bonfield (USA)
FL-006 Evolution of the transfusion rates in the surgical correction of trigonocephaly, Federico Di Rocco (France)
FL-007 Cranioplasty With Autologous Bone Graft in Children, Hamilton Matushita (Brazil)
FL-008 A novel minimally-invasive procedure for the correction of sagittal craniosynostosis that does not require endoscopy or post-operative helmet use: technique and results, Todd Maugans (USA)
FL-009 Sagittal Craniectomy with Biparietal Morcellation for Scaphocephaly: 3D Photography Analysis of Results, C Corbett Wilkinson (USA)
FL-010 Computer-assisted quantification of the skull deformity for craniosynostosis from 3D head CT images using morphological descriptor and hierarchical classification, Kyu Won Shim (South Korea)
FL-011 Biparietal Meander Expansion Technique: A Surgical Option for the Treatment of Sagittal Synostosis at an Age >1 year, Young Sill Kang (Germany)
15:09-15:15 Discussion
Parallel Session: Vascular
Chairs: Llewellyn Padayachy, Jie Ma, Dong-Seok Kim 

14:00-14:08
PF-021 Polymorphisms in CD40 are associated with Moyamoya disease in children, Hao Li (China)
14:08-14:16 PF-022 
The Neurosurgeon’s Role in Managing Vein of Galen Malformation: Experience from 118 Cases, Alex Smedley (UK)
14:16-14:24 PF-023 
Postoperative increase patterns of cerebral blood flow in the patients with bilateral cerebrovascular moyamoya disease, Sadahiro Nomura (Japan)
14:24-14:32 PF-024
 Dose reduction with digital subtraction angiography for neuroangiography in pediatric population, Sanjit Shah (USA)
14:32-14:40 PF-025
 Transcallosal-transseptal interforniceal approach for total resection of superior midbrain and medial thalamus cavernous malformations in children: surgical management and literature review, Wei Liu (China)
14:40-14:45 Discussion 
14:45-14:53 PF-026 Management of Pediatric Posterior Circulation Aneurysms - 12 years single instituition experience, Mayank Garg (India)
14:53-15:01 PF-027 Internal Maxillary Bypass for Complex Pediatric Aneurysms, Long Wang (China)
15:01-15:10 Flash Presentations 
FL-013 Integrative management of pediatric cerebral AVMs, Ali S Haider (Canada)
FL-014 Arteriovenous malformation treatment outcomes in the UK North West Paediatric Neurosurgery Network, Libby Van Tonder (UK)
15:10-15:15 Discussion
15:15 - 16:15
COFFEE BREAK

Poster Session 1

Moderators: John Gooden, Erik Edstrom, Helio Rubens Machado, Catherine McClung-Smith, Wan Tew Seow, Graham Fieggen
16:15 - 17:00CLASH OF THE TITANS: 
High Tech or Low Tech for CSF Shunts: Does it make a real difference?
Chairs: Jack Walker, Martina Messing-Junger 

Debaters: Conor Malluci, Mariane Juhler, John Kestle, Harold Rekate
 
 
17:00 - 17:55
Platform Presentations: Hydrocephalus
Chairs: Martina Messing-Junger, Graciela Zuccharo, Ulrich Thomale

17:00-17:08 PF-028 
Choroid plexus clears macromolecules from the ventricles in experimental hydrocephalus, Satish Krishnamurthy (USA)
17:08-17:16 PF-029 
Evolution of the Choroid Plexus as a Portal to Homeostasis, Alexandra R Kunz (USA)
17:16-17:24 PF-030
 A randomized trial of endoscopic third ventriculostomy with choroid plexus cauterization (ETV/CPC) compared to ventriculoperitoneal shunt for the treatment of post-infectious hydrocephalus in Ugandan infants, Benjamin C Warf (USA)
17:24-17:32 PF-031 CSF-shunting and ETV in 400 pediatric patients. Shifts in understanding, diagnostics, case-mix, surgical management during half a century, Anne Henriette Paulsen (Norway)
17:32-17:40 PF-032 
Endoscopic management of paediatric complex hydrocephalus, Mohamed Mohsen Amen (Egypt)
17:40-17:48 PF-094 Instrumenting long and fusing short in young children undergoing occipital-cervical-thoracic stabilization: Technical note and case series, Richard Anderson (USA)
17:48-17:55 Discussion
 
17:55 - 18:20
Flash Presentations: Hydrocephalus
Chair: Sergio Velenzuela, Sanjiv Bhatia, Benedetta Petorrini

FL-015 
Ventriculomegaly associated to congenital zika syndrome: does shunting improve clinical features? Eduardo Jucá (Brazil)
FL-016
 Neural Tube Defect (NTD) & Hydrocephalus Surveillance: Scenario In Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tip Of The Iceberg, Tosaddek Hossain Siddiqui (Bangladesh)
FL-017 
Comparison of the position of ventricular catheter in freehand technique vs. ultrasound guided technique in infantile hydrocephalus, Lalgudi Srinivasan Harishchandra (India)
FL-018 
Endoscopic surgery for intraventricular arachnoid cysts in children: clinical presentation, radiological features,   management and outcomes over a twelve-year period, Matthew Anthony Kirkman (UK)
FL-019 
The management of asymptomatic "hydrocephalus" in infancy, Usiakimi Igbaseimokumo (USA)
FL-020 
Shunt-series x-rays in Paediatric Shunt Revision. How useful are they? James M W Robins (UK)
FL-021 
The Alder Hey experience of Meithke valves for de novo ventriculoperitoneal shunts in the pediatric population, Libby Van Tonder (UK)
FL-075 Extracranial outflow of particles solved in cerebrospinal fluid, Takuya Akai (Japan)
18:20-18:25 Discussion
18:25 - 18:40
Wrap up of the day 
Rick Boop, Rick Abbott


​Meeting Scientific Programme - DAY 2

HoursHall A: AspenHall B: Mt. Sopris
​07:15 - 07:50
​Early Riser: How I View It and How I Do It                             
Brainstem Anatomy - a 2D Journey, Maximiliano nuÑez

08:00 - 08:40
Anesthesia and the brain
Chairs: Richard Anderson, Dominic Thompson, Samer Elbabaa 

08:00-08:20 Anesthesia and the developing brain: Is there a cause for concern? Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic
08:20-08:40 Anesthesia and human neurodevelopment: many questions with incomplete answers, David Polaner (USA)
 
08:40 - 10:05
Platform Presentations: Dysraphism
Chairs: Richard Anderson, Dominic Thompson, Samer Elbabaa 

08:40-08:50 PF-034 Practice Preferences and Guideline development for neurosurgical management of pediatric myelomeningocele, Jeffrey P Blount (USA)
08:50-08:58 PF-035 Long term cognitive outcome of infants with myelomeningocele and hydrocephalus primarily treated with an ETV, Gianpiero Tamburrini (Italy)
08:58-09:06 PF-036 
Untethering of Spinal Cord Prior to Spinal Deformity Correction Procedures in Pediatric Patients with Myelomeningocele, Emily Shields (USA)
09:06-09:14 PF-037 How much do plastic surgeons add to the closure of myelomeningoceles? Rhian Lucy Bevan (UK)
09:14-09:22 PF-038 Stridor presenting at birth in neonates with   myelomeningocele: Results of an international multicenter study, Eylem Ocal (USA)
09:22-09:28 Discussion
09:28-09:36 PF-039 Intradural spine surgery does not carry an increased risk of shunt revision compared to extradural spine surgery in pediatric myelomeningocele patients, Elizabeth N Kuhn (USA)
09:36-09:44 PF-040 Are all lipomas equal? A study of 'dorsal type' lipomas, Dominic Thompson (UK)
09:44-09:52 PF-041 Surgical treatment of tethered cord secondary to filum and conus lipomas in children and adults: Is there an argument to support prophylactic surgery? Francesco Sala (Italy)
09:52-10:00 PF-042 Management alternatives for massive occipital encephalocele, A study of 5 patients, Andres Goycoolea (Chile)
10:00-10:05 Discussion
 
10:05 - 10:40Flash Presentations: Dysraphism
Chairs: Todd Hankinson, Kemel Ghotme, Walid Abdel Ghany

FL-023 
The value of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring in spinal dysraphisms surgery: Toward zero morbidity, Pasquale Gallo (UK)
FL-024
 Role of electrophysiological monitoring in surgery for tethered cord, Suhas Udayakumaran  (India)
FL-025 
Congenital Spinal Deformity and Occult Spinal Dysraphism - Our Experience, Uday B Andar (India)
FL-026 
3D visualization of secondary neurulation and caudal cell mass in chick embryos, Sejin Choi (South Korea)
FL-027 
Myelomeningocele: long-term neurosurgical treatment and follow-up in 231 patients, Tatiana Protzenko (Brazil)
FL-028 
Could distal spinal cord transection be a definite solution for tethered cord syndrome patients? A preliminary report of 5 patients, Kuo Sen Han (Netherlands)
FL-029 
Closed dysraphisms of the cervical and thoracic spine, José Francisco M. Salomão (Brazil)
FL-030 What determines good neurological outcome of patients of Tethered cord syndrome? Analysis of factors affecting outcome, Chetan Tukaram Rathod (India)
FL-031 Lipid profile of lumbosacral lipomas: developing a biomarker, Victoria Jones (UK)
10:32-10:40 Discussion
 
10:40 - 11:10
COFFEE BREAK
11.10-11.25
Special Session: Raimondi Award Winner

Unjoined primary and secondary neural tubes: junctional neural tube defect, a new form of spinal dysraphism caused by disturbance of junctional neurulation, Sebastian Eibach
 
11.25-12.00
Presidential Oration

2017 - Annus Mirabilis.
A global view of neurosurgery for children, William Harkness (UK)

Introduced by James Goodrich
 
12:00- 12:40
Platform Presentation: Special Session on Global Surgery
Chairs: William Harkness, Adrian Caceres
 
12:00-12:10 PF-043 
Global Neurosurgery for Children; results of an internationally circulated questionnaire to assess resources and the will to collaborate, Michael C. Dewan (USA)
12:10-12:18 PF-044 Challenges in the management of paediatric brain tumors in resource-limited settings: the case of craniopharyngioma in Malawi, Patrick Dongosolo Kamalo (Malawi)
12:18-12:26 PF-045 Overview of pediatric neurosurgery in Nepal, Maya Bhattachan (Nepal)
12:26-12:34 PF-046 After training as a Paediatric Neurosurgeon what next: My challenge after overseas training, Gyang Markus Bot (Nigeria)
12:34-12:40 Discussion
 
12:40-13:15
Round Table on Global Surgery

William Harkness, Ezio Di Rocco, Tony Figaji, Michel Zerah

 
 
FREE AFTERNOON

​Meeting Scientific Programme - DAY 3

HoursHall A: AspenHall B: Mt. Sopris
​07:15 - 07:50

Early Riser: How I View It and How I Do It

My approach to the cranio-cervical junction, Sandip Chatterjee
08:00 - 09:20Neurotrauma Session
Chairs: Francisco Salamao, Wan Tew Seow, John Gooden

08:00-08:15 
Variation in Clinical Care of Severe TBI, Michael Bell (USA)    
08:15-08:30 
Rules of the Game for Pediatric Concussions, Chris Giza (USA)
08:30-08:45 
From Mechanism to medicine: new therapies on the horizon to prevent post-traumatic epilepsy, Amy Brooks-Kayal (USA)
08:45-09:00 
Look and you will find: cEEG monitoring for early post-traumatic seizures, Chris Giza (USA)
09:00-09:15 
Findings from an international multicenter study of pediatric TBI - ADAPT, Michael Bell (USA)
09:15-09:20 Discussion
 
09:20 - 10:30
Platform Presentations: Neurotrauma
Chairs: Martin Schumann, Ash Singhal, Martin Tisdall

09:20-09:28 PF-047 Trauma Infant Neurological Score (TINS) is superior to Children’s GCS in evaluating head injured infants younger than 24 months, Liana Adani Beni (Israel)
09:28-09:36 PF-048 
Examining cerebral metabolism using microdialysis in children with severe traumatic brain injury, Johannes Marthinus Enslin (South Africa)
09:36-09:44 PF-049 
Predicting Outcomes in Children with Traumatic Brain Injury: Utilizing An Artificial Neural Network, Andrew T. Hale (USA)
09:44-09:52 PF-050 
Can artificial intelligence predict the necessity of CT scan for infants with minor head injury? Tadashi Miyagawa (Japan)
09:52-10:00 PF-051 
Proteomics and inflammatory mediators in cerebral extracellular fluid from brain microdialysis in severe paediatric traumatic brain injury, Ursula Rohlwink (South Africa)
10:00-10:08 PF-052 
The true value of ICP monitoring in pediatric brain insults is not measuring ICP …but optimizing CPP, Martin Ulrich Schuhmann (Germany)
10:0810:16 PF-054 
Optic nerve sheath diameter and intracranial pressure in children, Susanne Regina Kerscher (Germany)
10:16-10:30 Discussion
 
10:30 - 10:45Flash Presentations: Neurotrauma
Chairs: Martin Schumann, Ash Singhal, Martin Tisdall 

FL-032 Prediction of cerebral morphine concentration in paediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) with the rat physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model, Ursula Rohlwink (South Africa)
FL-034 Traumatic brain injury in the pediatric population following sports accidents with or without helmet use in Hamburg, Germany, Krajewski Kara (Germany)
FL-035 
Epidemiology and outcome of Postoperative Neurosurgical Pediatric Patients, Barbara Albuquerque Morais (Brazil)
FL-036 Eleven years of surgical management of pediatric spine trauma in Lyon, Frederico di Rocco (France)
10:42-10:45 Discussion
 
10:45 - 11:10COFFEE BREAK
11:10 - 11:50Neuro-Oncology Session
Chairs: Marianne Juhler, Tad Tomita, Gordon McComb 

11:10-11:30 
Biology Driven Treatment and Re-Classification of Gliomas in the Era of Precision Medicine, Mark Kieran (USA)
11:30-11:50
 Immunotherapy for Pediatric Brain Tumors: Challenges and Opportunities, Terry Fry (USA)
 
11:50 - 12:14Platform Presentations: Neuro-Oncology
Chairs: Marianne Juhler, Tad Tomita, Gordon McComb
 
11:50-11:58  PF-055 
Cerebellar Mutism after Posterior Fossa Tumor Resection in Children: A Multi-center International Retrospective Study to Determine Possible Modifiable Factors, Bryan Renne (Canada)
11:58-12:06  PF-056 
Awake craniotomy in children, Ibrahim Jalloh (Canada)
12:06-12:14  PF-057 
Overexpression of Cyclin D1 enhances DNA Repair in Pediatric Ependymomas, Muh Lii Liang (Taiwan)
 
12:14-12:45Flash Presentations: Neuro-Oncology
Chairs: Wirginia Maixner, Mohamed El Beltagy, Rick Abbott


FL-037 The Association of Hospital Case Volume on the Outcomes of Pediatric Patients Undergoing Posterior Fossa Tumor Resection, Annie Isabelle Drapeau (USA)
FL-038 Ultrasound-induced opening of the blood-brain barrier improves drug delivery to the brain in animal models – The Sonocloud project, Kévin Beccaria (France)
FL-039 
Chemotherapy Administration Directly into the Fourth Ventricle in Children with Recurrent Malignant Fourth Ventricular Brain Tumors: Results of Two Pilot Clinical Trials, David I Sandberg (USA)
FL-040
 Long Term Outcome of Tectal Plate Glioma Versus Idiopathic Aquaductal Stenosis Patients, Hamid Reza Niknejad (Belgium)
FL-041 
Involvement of Tumor Suppressor p53 Protein in Medulloblastoma Subtypes: Finding Therapeutic Targets, Anubhav G Amin (USA)
FL-042 Different Strategies in management of Childhood Craniopharyngiomas - Experience of 114 case, Mohamed Ahmed El Beltagy (Egypt)
FL-043 Pharmacological inhibition of methyltransferase EZH2 in {in vitro} and {in vivo} models of medulloblastoma, Katherine E Kunigelis (USA)
FL-044 Proteomic characterization of the solid component of craniopharyngioma, Luca Massimi (Italy)
12:38-12:45 Discussion
 
12:45-12:55Special Session: ISPN 2018
Chair: Tony Figaji

Introducing ISPN 2018: Tel Aviv, Shlomi Constantini (Israel)
 
12:55 - 14:00LUNCH
LUNCH

14:00 - 15:00Platform Parallel Presentations: Hydrocephalus
Chairs: Liana Beni-Adani, Ulrich Thomale, Corbett Wilkinson

14:00-14:08 PF-058 
Shunt dependent hydrocephalus after fenestration of arachnoid cysts in children, Ulrich W Thomale (Germany)
14:08-14:16 PF-059 
Computerized Shunt-Infusion-Study (SIS): A quick, radiation free, minimal invasive way for quantitated assessment of hydrocephalus shunt function, Martin Ulrich Schuhmann (Germany)
14:16-14:24 PF-060 
Endoscopic management of multiloculated hydrocephalus: Use of a novel ultrasound-based intra-operative guidance technique, Llewellyn Padayachy (South Africa)
14:24-14:32 PF-061
 Neuroendoscopic Lavage for the Treatment of Postinfectious Hydrocephalus, Ulrich W Thomale (Germany)
14:32-14:40 PF-062
 Evaluation of secondary ETV, Chandrashekhar E Deopujari (India)
14:40-14:48 PF-063 
Overdrainage-Related Ventricular Tissue is a Significant Cause of Proximal Shunt Obstruction, Bermans J Iskandar (USA)
14:48-14:56  PF-064 Comparison of MRI CSF Flow Imaging Methods, J. Gordon McComb (USA)
14:56-15:00 Discussion
Platform Parallel Presentations: Chiari/ Other
Chairs: Dominic Thompson, Eylem Öcal, Takayuki Inagaki

14:00-14:08 PF-065 
Syndromic craniosynostosis and late appearing syringomyelia, Syril James (France)
14:08-14:16 PF-066 
Why does Chiari surgery fail? Jochem Spoor (Netherlands)
14:16-14:24 PF-067 
International Survey on the Management of Chiari I Malformation and Syringomyelia: Evolving Worldwide Opinions, Ash Singhal (Canada)
14:24-14:32 PF-068
 Syringo-Subarachnoid Shunt for the Treatment of Persistent Syringomyelia following Chiari Decompression: Surgical results, Shlomi Constantini (Israel)
14:32-14:40 PF-069
 Intradural pathology and pathophysiology associated with Chiari I malformation with and without syringomyelia, Brian James Dlouhy (USA)
14:40-14:48 PF-070 
Degree of Pulsatile Tonsils May Predict Patient Outcome After Foramen Magnum Decompression, T Desmond Desmond Sanusi (UK)
14:48-14:56 PF-071 Differences between symptom presentation for the pediatric and adult Chiari patient: Is it a different disease or a reflection of time, Keating Robert (USA)
14:56-15:00 Discussion
15:24 - 15:45Flash Parallel Presentations: Hydrocephalus 
Chairs: Bermans Iskandar, Jie Ma

FL-045 Natural history of paediatric cranial arachnoid cysts, Alex Smedley (UK)
FL-046 Elevated Intracranial Pressure: Modeling Pressure-Induced Cellular Injury ex vivo, Ramin Eskandari (USA)
FL-047 The significance of secondary craniosynostosis in morbidity of shunted children, Sergei Kim (Russia)
FL-049 Reduction of shunt infections after application of a shunt protocol, Daniel T Nilsson (Sweden)
FL-050 Long term outcome of hydrocephalus with myelomeningocele, Masahiro Nonaka (Japan)
FL-051 It’s not always the shunt to blame: sterile peritoneal malabsorption of cerebrospinal fluid in children, Thomas Beez (Germany)
FL-052 Reliability of cerebrospinal fluid turbulence and choroid plexus visualization on fast-sequence MRI in pediatric hydrocephalus, Casey Madura (USA)
15:21-15:30 Discussion
Parallel Presentations: Chiari/ Other 
Chairs: Roberto Jaimovich, Hamilton Matushita, Tai Tong Wong

15:00-15:08 PF-072 Impact of Microneurosurgical Neural Placode Tubularization on Reducing Spinal Cord Tethering and Incidence of Inclusion Cyst Following 60 Fetal In-Utero Myelomeningocele Repairs, Samer K Elbabaa (USA)
15:08-15:16 PF-073 Syringobulbia in the pediatric population with Chiari I abnormality, Brian J. Dlouhy (USA)
15:16-15:25 Discussion
15:24-15:30 Flash presentations
FL-053 Ventriculomegaly diagnosed in fetal period: outcome and incidence of post natal hydrocephalus. A series of 278 cases, Olivier Klein (France)
FL-055 Improvement Of Quality Of Care Of Spina Bifida Patients Through Prenatal Neurosurgical Consulting, Reem Elwy (USA)
15:30 - 16:30COFFEE BREAK

Poster Session 2
Moderators: Shlomi Constantini, Llewellyn Padayachy, Chris Parks, Sandip Chatterjee, Richard Walsh, Nico Enslin
16:30 - 17:15Special Session: Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Chairs: Adrian Caceres, Chandreshekar Deopujari

Round Table Discussion: Graciela Zuccharo, Robert Keating, Wan Tew Seow, Sergio Cavalheiro
 
17:15 - 17:45President's Honoured Guest Lecture

Pediatric neurosurgery: Dealing with giants, raconteurs, rogues and miscreants, James Goodrich (USA)
Introduced by William Harkness
 
17:45 - 18:00Wrap up session

Wolfgang Wagner, John Kestle
 
18:00 - 19:00ISPN Business Meeting 

(all ISPN society members)


​Meeting Scientific Programme - DAY 4

HoursHall A​: Aspen​Hall B: Mt. Sopris
07:00 - 08:00Old-New ISPN Executive Board Meeting

*ISPN Society Room
**Members of ISPN Executive Board
 
​07:15 - 07:50
Early Riser: How I View It and How I Do It

Laser intersitial thermal therapy - Applications, results and future in pediatric neurosurgery, Zulma Tovar-Spinoza 
08:00 - 08:15The international infant hydrocephalus study: neurodevelopment outcome of shunts versus ETV
Chairs: Eveline Theresa Hidalgo, Luca Massimi

Shlomi Constantini (Israel)
 
08:15-10:00
Platform Presentations: Neuro-oncology
Chairs: Eveline Theresa Hidalgo, Luca Massimi

08:15-08:23 PF-074 
Surgical outcomes and prognostic factors of pediatric medulla gliomas, Changcun Pan (China)
08:23-08:31 PF-075 
Quality of life in massive opticohypothalamic glioma. An analysis of an experience in 73 cases treated over 18 years, Dattatraya Prakash Muzumdar (India)
08:31-08:39 PF-076 
Diagnostic Value of Stereotactic Biopsy for Intrinsic Brainstem Tumors in Children, Young Shin Ra (South Korea)
08:39-08:47 PF-077 A scoring system of brainstem glioma based on Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Yuliang Wu (China)
08:47-08:55 PF-078 Ultra low-dose radiation enhances immune-modulated in vitro pediatric medulloblastoma cell death, Fraser Henderson (USA)
08:55-09:03 PF-079 Single Fraction Low-Dose Radiation Modulates Oncogenes and HLA Class I/II Molecules in Pediatric Human Medulloblastoma Cells, Fraser Henderson (USA)
09:03-09:05 Discussion
09:05-09:20 PF-080 Surgical Challenges Of Auditory Brainstem Implantation In Infants And Children With Cochlear Nerve Deficiency: Experience With 116 Patients, Vittorio Colletti (Italy)
09:20-09:28 PF-081 Generating in vivo somatic mouse mosaics with locus-specific, stably-integrated transgenic elements, Joshua J Breunig (USA)
09:28-09:36 PF-082 Assessment of the risk factors impacting functional outcomes and spinal deformity for pediatric spinal cord tumors, Chelsea Lam (USA)
09:36-09:44 PF-083 Biopsy of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas: An Assessment of Safety Profile and Considerations of Tumor Heterogeneity, Neena Ishwari Marupudi (USA)
09:44-09:52 PF-084 Outcomes following Endoscopic Endonasal Resection of Sellar and Suprasellar lesions in Pediatric Patients, Shaun D Rodgers (USA)
09:52-10:00 Discussion
 
10:00 - 10:20Flash Presentations: Neuro-oncology
Chairs: Chidambram Balasubramaniam, Thomas Beez

FL-056 
Use of the intraoperative fluorescent diagnostics (5-ALA) in surgical treatment of pediatric patients with cerebral tumors, Aleksandr Kim (Russia)
FL-057
 Input of Molecular Analysis in the Management of Pediatric Medulloblastoma: The Current Status in Taiwan, Tai Tong Wong (Taiwan)
FL-059 
The rationale and design of a registry for pediatric patients with CNS lesions treated with robotic radiosurgery, Laura Nanna Lohkamp (Germany)
FL-060 Supratentorial Parenchymal Ependymomas in Children: Experience with 66 Patients at a Single Institute, Chunde Li (China)
10:12-10:20 Discussion
 
10:20 - 10:50COFFEE BREAK
10:50 - 12:18
Platform Parallel Presentations: Neuro-Oncology
Chairs: Erin Kienha, Nico Enslin, Peter Ssenyonga
 
10:50-11:00 Invited talk: The evolution of interferon as in the treatment of cystic craniopharyngioma, Sergio Cavalheiro
11:00-11:08 PF-085 
Pituitary Adenomas in the Pediatric Population: A Single-Center Series, Kara Krajewski (Germany)
11:08-11:16 PF-086 
Pre-Radiation Chemotherapy Improves Survival in Pediatric Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas, Pierre Aurélien Beuriat (France)
11:16-11:24 PF-087 
Surgical management of vestibular schwannomas in NF 2 should aim at growth control and hearing preservation not tumor removal, Martin Ulrich Schuhmann (Germany)
11:24-11:32 PF-088 
The role of surgery in pediatric optic pathway gliomas: 156 cases results from one institute, Yuhan Liu (China)
11:32-11:40 Discussion
11:40-11:48 PF-089 
Medulloblastoma – A single institution’s longitudinal perspective on survival and functional morbidity, Matthew Anthony Kirkman (UK)
11:48-11:54 PF-090 
The treatment of pediatric focal brainstem gliomas: with 42 cases follow-ups, Tao Sun (China)
11:54-12:04 PF-091 Molecular Analyses Demonstrate an Immunosuppressive Phenotype in the Cyst and Solid Tumor Compartments of Pediatric Adamantinomatous Craniopharyngioma, Todd C. Hankinson (USA)
12:04-12:12 PF-093 11C-MET PET/CT for preoperative grading and prognostic value in brainstem glioma patients, Hai Yu (China)
12:12-12:18 Discussion

Platform Parallel Presentations: Spine, Vascular
Chairs: Kemel Ghotme, Young Shin Ra 
 
10:50-11:05 Chiari I - Is it an outdated diagnosis? Dominic Thompson 
11:05-11:13 PF-095 Management of pediatric cervical kyphosis-experience of 24 cases, Sandip Chatterjee (India)
11:13-11:21 PF-097 Comparison of clinical and angiographic outcomes after encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis in patients with the genetic variant RNF213, Sang Dae Kim (South Korea)

11:21-11:34 Discussion

11:34-11:42 PF-100 Development of a rapid complement-based diagnostic test for shunt infection and meningitis, James M Johnston (USA)

11:42-11:50 PF-101 Management of paediatric cervical spine pathology using posted screws – A useful alternative to conventional cervical fusion instrumentation, Chris Parks (UK)

11:50-11:58 PF-103 The individuality of intracranial arachnoid cysts in children – a single institute analysis, Martina Messing Jünger (Germany)
11:58-12:06 PF-104 Spinal Stenotic Compression In Young Achondroplasia Children - First Report Of Treatment With Augmentation Laminoplasty, Naomi Slator (UK)

12:06-
12:18 Discussion
12:18 - 12:40
Flash Parallel Presentations: Neuro-oncology
Chairs: Erin Kienha, Nico Enslin, Peter Ssenyonga

FL-062 Clinical features, management and outcomes of pediatric central nervous system tumors disseminated and nondisseminated at presentation: a fourteen-year experience, Matthew Anthony Kirkman (UK)
FL-063 
Clinical Outcomes of Pineal Region Masses in Paediatric Patients: Single Institution Ten Years Retrospective Review, Shweta Kedia (India)
FL-064
 Posterior fossa ependymomas in children. Our experience from 2000 to 2015, Pierre Aurelien Beuriat (France)
FL-065 
Evaluation of Viruses and Toxoplasma Gondii in Etiology of Glioblastoma Multiforme, Abdulkerim Gokoglu (Turkey)
FL-067 Treatment outcome of intracranial non-germinomatous germ cell tumors in children, Ai Muroi (Japan)
12:32-12:40 Discussion
Flash Parallel Presentations: Miscellaneous
Chairs: Kemel Ghotme, Young Shin Ra

FL-069 Investigating the immune response in paediatric brain infections: transcriptomic analysis in tuberculous meningitis, Ursula K Rohlwink (South Africa)
FL-071 Scalp lumps: experiences in a single institution and effective differential diagnosis, Eun Jung Koh (South Korea)
FL-073 
Is there a weekend effect in paediatric neurosurgery? Emer Campbell (UK)
12:30-12:40 Discussion
12:40 - 13:00Handover Ceremony

Flag Hand-Over to Tel Aviv  
 
 END OF ISPN 2017 ANNUAL MEETING

OUTLINE OF THE MEETING PROGRAM


October 7, 2017​October 8, 2017October 9, 2017October 10, 2017October 11, 2017October 12, 2017

​Saturday

Sunday​

​Monday

​Tuesday

​Wednesday

​Thursday


Full Day​
Epilepsy Symposium
Committee Meetings

​Half Day
Epilepsy Symposium

​Opening Ceremony

​Half Day
Scientific Program
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Full Day
Scientific Program

​​Half Day
Scientific Program
Nursing Symposium
​​Full Day
Scientific Program
​Free Afternoon
(Optional)
​​Meeting Closing
​Welcome CocktailDinner (Optional)