Hours October 8, 2017, Sunday
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

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
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
NS-003 Pain Control and Positioning in Children Following Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy Surgery, Janette Christine Coble
NS-004 A Comparison of Dressing Techniques for Pre-surgical Closure of Myelomeningocele in the Neonate, Cathy Cartwright
NS-005 Fetal in-utero Repair of Myelomeningocele: Postnatal Wound Management From a Nursing Perspective, Anne M Gildehaus
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
NS-008 Non Accidental Head Injury - how the nurse feels caring for these infants and the parents who may have harmed them, Lynne Fulton
NS-009 Clinical Implications of skull fracture in children with head trauma, Myoung Hee Ji
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
NS-011 Use of Advance 3D Imaging and 3-D Printing For Craniopagus Conjoined Twin Separations: Nursing Perspective, Esther Kho Uy
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
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
11:05 - 11:45
Epilepsy / SDR Session 
Chairs: Graham Fieggen, Brent O'Neill, Jeffrey Blount

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 
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 

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

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

Ventriculomegaly associated to congenital zika syndrome: does shunting improve clinical features? Eduardo Jucá (Brazil)
 Neural Tube Defect (NTD) & Hydrocephalus Surveillance: Scenario In Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tip Of The Iceberg, Tosaddek Hossain Siddiqui (Bangladesh)
Comparison of the position of ventricular catheter in freehand technique vs. ultrasound guided technique in infantile hydrocephalus, Lalgudi Srinivasan Harishchandra (India)
Endoscopic surgery for intraventricular arachnoid cysts in children: clinical presentation, radiological features,   management and outcomes over a twelve-year period, Matthew Anthony Kirkman (UK)
The management of asymptomatic "hydrocephalus" in infancy, Usiakimi Igbaseimokumo (USA)
Shunt-series x-rays in Paediatric Shunt Revision. How useful are they? James M W Robins (UK)
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

The value of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring in spinal dysraphisms surgery: Toward zero morbidity, Pasquale Gallo (UK)
 Role of electrophysiological monitoring in surgery for tethered cord, Suhas Udayakumaran  (India)
Congenital Spinal Deformity and Occult Spinal Dysraphism - Our Experience, Uday B Andar (India)
3D visualization of secondary neurulation and caudal cell mass in chick embryos, Sejin Choi (South Korea)
Myelomeningocele: long-term neurosurgical treatment and follow-up in 231 patients, Tatiana Protzenko (Brazil)
Could distal spinal cord transection be a definite solution for tethered cord syndrome patients? A preliminary report of 5 patients, Kuo Sen Han (Netherlands)
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
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
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
Round Table on Global Surgery

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


​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

Variation in Clinical Care of Severe TBI, Michael Bell (USA)    
Rules of the Game for Pediatric Concussions, Chris Giza (USA)
From Mechanism to medicine: new therapies on the horizon to prevent post-traumatic epilepsy, Amy Brooks-Kayal (USA)
Look and you will find: cEEG monitoring for early post-traumatic seizures, Chris Giza (USA)
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)
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 

Biology Driven Treatment and Re-Classification of Gliomas in the Era of Precision Medicine, Mark Kieran (USA)
 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)
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)
 Long Term Outcome of Tectal Plate Glioma Versus Idiopathic Aquaductal Stenosis Patients, Hamid Reza Niknejad (Belgium)
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

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)
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

Use of the intraoperative fluorescent diagnostics (5-ALA) in surgical treatment of pediatric patients with cerebral tumors, Aleksandr Kim (Russia)
 Input of Molecular Analysis in the Management of Pediatric Medulloblastoma: The Current Status in Taiwan, Tai Tong Wong (Taiwan)
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)

12:18 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)
Clinical Outcomes of Pineal Region Masses in Paediatric Patients: Single Institution Ten Years Retrospective Review, Shweta Kedia (India)
 Posterior fossa ependymomas in children. Our experience from 2000 to 2015, Pierre Aurelien Beuriat (France)
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)
Is there a weekend effect in paediatric neurosurgery? Emer Campbell (UK)
12:30-12:40 Discussion
12:40 - 13:00Handover Ceremony

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