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: 09:00-17:00 
Course Directors: Jeffrey H. Wisoff and Jonathan Roth

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Ventricular Anatomy

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Posterior fossa anatomy

Coffee Break
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​New Advances in the treatment of Pediatric Low-grade astro-glial tumors
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​The approach to pediatric ependymomas: what have we changed in the last 10 years

​Pediatric Chiari malformation: Myth and evidence
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Neurosurgical treatment of spasticity: SDR and baclofen pumps.

​Pediatric low-grade brainstem Tumors: Limitations and decision making

Jeffrey H. Wisoff, USA
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​When is Proton Beam justified in pediatric neurooncology
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​Pediatric hydrocephalus: what we have learned over the past 20 years
James Drake, Canada
Coffee Break
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Pediatric epilepsy surgery: When and how
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​The approach to Pineal tumors: what have we changed in the last 10 years
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​Pediatric craniopharyngiomas: a balanced view

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

Course Registration Details: 

Registration Fee: 120 USD
Please click here for registration. 

Intraoperative Neurophysiology in Pediatric Neurosurgery

“What a Pediatric Neurosurgeon should know”

Date: Sunday, October 7, 2018 
Time: 13:00 - 18:00 
Course Directors: Francesco Sala, Akiva Korn

1) Brain surgery 13:10-14:10

13:10-13:30 Essentials of supratentorial IONM (phase reversal, cortical vs TES MEPs, cortical/subcortical mapping), Muna Jubran 

13:30-13:45 Surgical applications: Tel-Aviv experience, Akiva Korn

13:45-14:00 Tips and tricks for the pediatric neurosurgeon, Francesco Sala

14:00-14:10 Discussion 

2) Posterior fossa surgery 14:10-15:00

14:10-14:30 Essentials of brainstem and cranial nerve IONM (free running EMG, corticobulbar MEPs, brainstem mapping), Akiva Korn  

14:30-14:50 Surgical applications: Tokyo experience, Nobuhito Morota

14:50-15:00 Discussion

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

3) Spinal cord surgery 15:30-16:30

15:30-15:50 Essentials of spinal cord IONM (MEPs, D-wave, dorsal column mapping, motor mapping, Vedran Deletis 

15:50-16:05 Surgical applications: New York/Lucerne experience,  Karl Kothbauer 

16:05-16:20 Kolkata experience, Sandip Chatterjee

16:20-16:30 Discussion

4) Cauda equina surgery 16:30-17:30

16:30-16:50 Intraoperative neurophysiology for Secondary Neurulation malformations (congenital lesions involving the conus)Dachling Pang  

17:05-17:20 IONM in SDR, Nico Enslin

17:20-17:30 Discussion

5) Global IONM in global Pediatric Neurosurgery

17:30-17:50 Global IONM in global Pediatric Neurosurgery: Which might be the ISPN perspective?, Francesco Sala

17:50-18:00 Discussion

Course Registration Details: 

Registration Fee: 100 USD
Please click here for registration.

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