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

09:00-09:30
Ventricular Anatomy
Guilherme Ribas, Brazil

09:30-10:00 
Posterior fossa anatomy
Eduardo Carvalhal Ribas, Brazil

10:00-10:30 
New Advances in the treatment of Pediatric Low-grade astro-glial tumors
Roger Packer, USA

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-11:30
The approach to pediatric ependymomas: what have we changed in the last 10 years
Frederick Boop, USA

11:30-12:00
Pediatric Chiari malformation: Myth and evidence
Giuseppe Cinalli, Italy

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:30
Neurosurgical treatment of spasticity: SDR and baclofen pumps. Selection criteria and long-term follow up
Paul Steinbok, Canada

13:30-14:00
Pediatric brainstem tumors: Limitations and Decision making
Memet Ozek, Turkey

14:00-14:30
When is Proton Beam justified in pediatric neurooncology
Thomas Merchant, USA

14:30-15:00
Pediatric hydrocephalus: what we have learned over the past 20 years
Jim Drake, Canada

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-16:00
Pediatric epilepsy surgery: When and how
Howard Weiner, USA

16:00-16:30
The approach to Pineal tumors: what have we changed in the last 10 years
Richard G. Ellenbogen, USA

16:30-17:00
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) 
Discussion

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)
Discussion 

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) 
Discussion 

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) 
Discussion 

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

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

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