ISPN 2018 - Pre-Meeting Course

Meeting Courses

ISPN 2018 will include a pre-meeting program on Sunday, October 7, 2018 that will be wrapped up in two very interesting topics:

1. Updates in pediatric neurosurgery

2. Intraoperative Neurophysiology in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Please see their program below.

Updates in pediatric neurosurgery

Date: Sunday, October 7, 2018 
Time: 08:30 - 18:00 
Course Directors: Jeffrey H. Wisoff and Jonathan Roth

Ventricular Anatomy
Guilherme Carvalhal Ribas, Brazil

Posterior fossa anatomy
Eduardo Santamaria Carvalhal Ribas, Brazil

New Advances in the treatment of Pediatric Low-grade astro-glial tumors
Roger Packer, USA

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

The approach to pediatric ependymomas: what have we changed in the last 10 years
Frederick A. Boop, USA

Pediatric Chiari malformation: Myth and evidence
Giuseppe Cinalli, Italy

12:00-13:00 Lunch

Neurosurgical treatment of spasticity: SDR and baclofen pumps. Selection criteria and long-term follow up
Paul Steinbok, Canada

Pediatric brainstem tumors: Limitations and Decision making
Memet Ozek, Turkey

When is Proton Beam justified in pediatric neurooncology
Thomas Merchant, USA

Pediatric hydrocephalus: what we have learned over the past 20 years
Jim Drake, Canada

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

Pediatric epilepsy surgery: When and how
Howard Weiner, USA

The approach to Pineal tumors: what have we changed in the last 10 years
Richard G. Ellenbogen, USA

Pediatric craniopharyngiomas: a balanced view
Concezio Di Rocco, Italy

*Speakers and their topics might be a subject of change.

Intraoperative Neurophysiology in Pediatric Neurosurgery

“What a Pediatric Neurosurgeon should know”

Date: Sunday, October 7, 2018 
Time: 13:00 - 17:30 
Course Directors: Francesco Sala, Akiva Korn

1) Brain surgery 

a) Essentials of supratentorial IONM (phase reversal, cortical vs TES MEPs, cortical/subcortical mapping): A. Korn
b) Surgical applications: Tel-Aviv experience (J. Roth or S. Constantini); Toronto experience (J. Rutka) 

2) Posterior fossa surgery 
a) Essentials of brainstem and cranial nerve IONM (free running EMG, corticobulbar MEPs, brainstem mapping): I. Fernandez-Conejero 
b) Surgical applications: Tokyo experience (N. Morota)

3) Spinal cord surgery
a)  Essentials of spinal cord IONM (MEPs, D-wave, dorsal column mapping, motor mapping): V. Deletis 
b) Surgical applications: New York/Lucerne experience (K. Kothabuer) 

4) Cauda equina surgery 
a) Essentials of conus-cauda IONM (mapping of the cauda, bulbocavernosus reflex, mapping of pudendal afferents,…): D. Pang 
b) Surgical applications:  Groningen experience (H. Hoving); Kolkata experience (S. Chatterjee) 

5) Global IONM in global Pediatric Neurosurgery: Which might be the ISPN perspective? (F. Sala) 

*Speakers and their topics might be a subject of change.

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