ISPN 2018, Tel Aviv - Scientific Timetable


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​​Welcome and Introduction


Neuro-Oncology Session


​New approaches in Medulloblastomas - setbacks and the way forward, Roger Packer


​Update on Radiation Treatment in Ependymoma, Thomas Merchant


Low grade glioma in children and young adult. Molecular therapies lead the way, Uri Tabori


PF-001 Genomic Analyses Revealed Secondary Glioblastoma after Radiotherapy in a Subset of Recurrent Medulloblastomas, Seung Ki Kim


PF-002 Results of the combined treatment of childhood craniopharyngioma. A review of 210 cases, Sergey Kirillovich Gorelyshev


PF-003 Neurofibromin deficiency alters brain-wide intrinsic functional organization of the developing brain, Ben Shofty


PF-004 MicroRNA–mRNA expression profiles can differentiate medulloblastoma subgroup 3 and 4, Sivan Gershanov


PF-005 Safety of ultrasound-induced blood-brain barrier opening in pediatric patients with refractory sus-tentorial malignant brain tumors before chemotherapy administration – The SONOKID clinical trial, Kevin Beccaria


PF-006 Phase 1 Study using the IDO-inhibitor indoximod in combination with radiation and chemotherapy for children with progressive brain tumors (NCT02502708), Ian M Heger


PF-085 Suprasellar Germ Cell Tumors in Childhood, Tadanori Tomita



Flash Presentations:

FL-001 10 year surgical outcomes of paediatric brain tumour surgery in Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Conor Malluci

FL-002 Clinical Features of 1027 Tumors of Central Nervous System in Children: Single Institutional Report from Shanghai Xinhua Hospital, the Founding Member of CNOG , Jie Ma

FL-005 Medulloblastoma surgery: does molecular subgroup matter?, Andrea Carai

FL-006 Involvement of Tumor Suppressor p53 in Medulloblastoma Subtypes: Finding Therapeutic Targets, Meena Jhanwar Uniyal

FL-008 Functional connectivity of the cerebellum – A systematic review, Thomas Beez

FL-009 Pediatric Posterior Fossa Incidentalomas: The Role of Individualized Judgment, Danil A. Kozyrev



​Coffee Break


Neuro-Oncology Session


Pineal tumours - posterior interhemispheric approach, Richard Ellenbogen


Clinical characterization and management of peripheral nerve sheath tumors in neurofibromatosis type 1, Brigitte Wideman​


PF-007  Pineal tumors in children: the French Register and the Lyon experience, Carmine Mottolese


PF-008 Neuroendoscopic management for pineal tumors in pediatric patients, Sergio R Valenzuela


PF-009 Optic pathway gliomas and their volumetric response to chemotherapy: threshold for improvement vs. treatment failure, Joel S Katz 


PF-010 Predicting optic pathway glioma progression using magnetic resonance image analysis and machine learning, Jared M. Pisapia


​ Discussion


​PF-012 Feasibility and Safety of Awake Brain Surgery in Children, Laura Nanna Lohkamp


PF-013 The benefit of Surveillance Imaging for Paediatric Cerebellar Low Grade Glioma, Conor Mallucci 


​PF-014  Management of NF2-associated vestibular schwannomas in children and young adults: influence of surgery on tumor volume and growth rate, Martin U Schuhmann


Flash Presentations:

FL-010 ​Retrospective analysis of the clinical characteristics, therapeutic aspects, and prognosis factors of 18 cases of childhood pineoblastoma, Yongji Tian




​Industry Sponsored Luncheon Symposium


​Parallel Session: Dysraphism / General


PF-015  Surgery for spinal lipomas based on a new classification system, Nobuhito Morota


PF-016 Prospective survey of folate supplementation in pediatric spina bifida clinic supports the need for universal fortification, Jeff Blount


PF-017 Posterior Vertebral Column Subtraction Osteotomy for the Treatment of Tethered Cord Syndrome: A prospective Outcome Study, Mari L Groves


PF-018​ Neurosphere formation potential resides not in the caudal cell mass, but in the secondary neural tube, Ji Yeoun Lee


PF-021 Experience and Novel techniques in Management of 25 cases of Neuroenteric Cysts, Lalgudi Harischandra


PF-022 Transition from subtotal to near total/radical resection of spinal cord lipoma - Is it safe?, Fozia Saeed



Flash Presentations:

FL-014 Correlating intraoperative monitoring data in surgery for a tethered cord with long term outcome: How close can we get?, Suhas Udayakumaran

FL-015 Is Limited Dorsal Myeloschisis truly a benign form of Spinal Dysraphism as postulated??? A series of 15 cases at a Tertiary Level Hospital, Shashank Ravindra Ramdurg

FL-016 Expression of GST-sigma in Fetal and Pediatric Tethered Cord Filum Terminale Samples: A Comparative Study, Yusuf Izci

FL-017 Congenital dermal sinus and limited dorsal myeloschisis: “spectrum disorders” of incomplete dysjunction between cutaneous and neural ectoderms, Kyu Chang Wang

FL-018 Assessment of clinical, radiological, urological profile and their outcome after surgery in children with spinal dysraphism - a prospective study, Shighakolli Ramesh

FL-019 Postnatal Evaluation of Children After Open Fetal Surgery for Myelomingocele, Daniel Dante Cardeal

FL-020 Urodynamic studies are useful for identifying neurogenic bladder in children with sacrococcygeal dimples, Goichiro Tamura



Flash Presentation - ​General Neurosurgery 

FL-087 Familial incidence and associated symptoms in non syndromic craniosynostosis in Japan, Takayuki Inagaki

FL-090 Predictors for improvement of neuropsychological examination after decompressive cranioplasty in patients with mild metopic suture synostosis associated with developmental delay, Kazuaki Shimoji

FL-091 The surgical indication of distraction osteogenesis for craniosynostosis in our facility, Hirokatsu Osawa   

FL-107 A study on the management of the pediatric syringomyelia associated with craniocervical junction diseases, Ryo Ando



Coffee Break


Poster Session 1


Invited Guest 

Start-Up Nation and the Future of Health

Saul Singer


Technology and Innovation Session


PF-023 ​The evolution of intraoperative MRI, from low field to high field: It’s not your grandmother’s MRI anymore, Robert Keating


PF-024 ​Comparing Robot guided surgery versus classic frame-based Stereotaxy for biopsy of intracranial lesions, Andrea Spyrantis


P-025​ Passive brain mapping of eloquent cortex using electrocorticographic signals, Hans Georg Eder


PF-026​ Passive Functional Mapping of Receptive Language Areas Using Electrocorticographic Signals, Gerwin Schalk


PF-027 ​Non-invasive assessment of ICP, ultrasound, optic nerve sheath, novel techniques, Llewellyn Padayachy


​PF-028 Responsive Neurostimulation In Children: Technique and Outcomes, Saadi Ghatan


PF-029 ​The utility of a novel surgical microscope laser light source and its application with integrated dual-image videoangiography (DIVA) for pediatric cerebrovascular surgery, Jun Sakuma




Tumor Treating fields (TTF) – The new therapeutic modality for brain tumors and systemic cancer, ​Zvi Ram




​Women in Neurosurgery Session


​P-036 Career satisfaction and advancement in Pediatric Neurosurgery: an ongoing female disparity?, Zulma Tovar-Spinoza


Round Table Discussion - Women in Neurosurgery

Zulma Tovar-Spinoza, Nelci Zanon, Martina Messing-Junger, Niina Salokorpi, Benedetta Pettorini



William Harkness


​Chiari Session

​08:55 - 09:03

PF-037 Hydrocephalus following foramen magnum decompression for Chiari I malformation: multinational experience of a rare phenomenon, Andrea Bartoli

​09:03 - 09:11

PF-038​  Atlantoaxial subluxations with Chiari malformations-a dangerous association: experience of 15 pediatric cases, Sandip Chaterjee

​09:11 - 09:19

PF-039 Chiari I Malformation in children. When we decided to not operate and surgical strategy in a pediatric series, Paola Peretta

​09:19 - 09:27

​PF-040 Syrinx resolution after posterior fossa decompression with tonsillectomy in Chiari malformation Type I: Outcome comparative study, Junkyu Hwang

​09:27 - 09:35

PF-041 Symptomatic Improvement of Dysautonomia and Pain in Patients with Craniovertebral Instability via Occipital Cervical Fusion, Harold Rekate

​09:35 - 09:43

PF-042 Does less tonsillar manipulation lead to fewer Chiari failures: Review of changing practice paradigms, Robert Keating


Flash Presentations:

FL-035 Can the posterior fossa volume be a predictor of surgical success in Chiari I?, Kayen Chan

FL-036 Complex Pediatric Chiari Malformation – Is Fixation Necessary?, Mohit Agrawal

FL-037 Treatment Failure of Syringomyelia Associated with Chiari I Malformation Following Foramen Magnum Decompression: How Should We Proceed?, Jehuda Soleman

FL-038 Bony decompression for Chiari malformation type 1/1.5—an institutional case series, Friederike Knerlich Lukoschus

FL-039 Results of the surgical treatment in children with Chiari type 1 malformation, Marek Mandera

FL-040 Conservative management for pediatric patients with chiari 1 malformation: A retrospective study, Neelan J Marianayagam


Round Table Discussion - Chiari

Harold L Rekate, Robert Keating, Sandip Chatterjee


​Coffee Break


​Global Neurosurgery Session 


PF-043 Pediatric neurosurgical bellwether procedures for infrastructure capacity building in hospitals and healthcare systems worldwide, Michael C. Dewan


PF-044​ Practice of Mobile Pediatric Neurosurgery: a cost-effective solution in Benin rural communities, Hugues Jean Thierry Gandaho


PF-045 Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy in Vietnam: Program Development and International Collaboration, Brandon G Rocque


PF-046  The NED Institute Paradigm: a model for sustainable Global Neurosurgical Care and Education in low-income countries, Andreas Leidinger


​Flash Presentations:

FL-041 The Scope of Paediatric Neurosurgery Practice in Malawi – a One Year Review, Patrick Dongosolo Kamalo

FL-042 The neuroendoscope for intracranial operations, a cost effective alternative in the resource-challenged environment, Teddy Totimeh

FL-043 Late diagnosis of childhood brain tumours at the Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya, Nimrod Juniahs Mwangombe

FL-044 Pediatric Neurosurgery at the neurosurgery department of the Fann teaching Hospital of Fann: Review of 10 years of activities, Maguette Mbaye


Round Table Discussion - Opportunities for Neurosurgery Off The Beaten Track

Emmanuel Wegoye, Rick Hodes, Andreas Leidinger….

​In Memoriam


Presidential Address


Introduction of 2017/2018 Presidential Address


​Graham Fieggen




​Infections Session


​Overview and Principles, Chandreshekar Deopujari


Fungal infections in pediatric neurosurgery, Adrian Caceres


​Martina Messing-Junger


Tuberculosis of the Spine, ​Sandip Chatterjee


PF-047 Pediatric Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infections – A clinical audit of contributory risk factors, Ankit Sanjaykumar Shah​


​PF-048 Matrix metalloproteinases may act differently in paediatric and adult tuberculous meningitis, Yifan Joshua Li


PF-049 Trends and decisions in management of shunt infection and criteria for shunt reinsertion: A global ISPN survey, Adrian Caceres


​PF-050 Intracranial empyema in children. Burr hole technique or craniotomy ? Review of management in 19 cases, Carmine Mottolese


PF-051​ Ventricular CSF is a valuable proxy to study brain tissue processes, Ursula Rohlwink


Flash Presentations:

FL-045 Plasmon-enhanced spectroscopic quantification of cerebrospinal fluid lactate and glucose for diagnosis and treatment monitoring, Ruoping Chen



​Craniofacial Session


PF-052 Radiation-free 3D head shape and volume evaluation after endoscopically assisted strip craniectomy followed by helmet therapy for scaphocephaly, Guido De Jong


​PF-053 Surgical treatment of sagittal craniosynostosis: a neurocognitive, imaging and genetic study, Gianpiero Tamburrini


PF-054 Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Strip Craniectomy For Craniosynostosis: Outcome data of 100 consecutive cases, Suresh N Magge




​Coffee Break


​Functional / Epilepsy Session 


Surgical treatment of Movement disorders in children :  a 20-years experience​Philipe Coubes


Seizures, Semantics, and Semiology: A New Lexicon for an Ancient Disease, Phillip Pearl


New directions in epilepsy surgery: lessons from Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, Howard L. Weiner


PF-055 Imaging the temporal spread of seizures for surgical planning with ictal magnetoencephalography in children with drug-resistant epilepsy, Jeremy T Moreau


PF-056  Long term outcomes of Magnetic Resonance (MR)-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (MRgLITT) in pediatric epilepsy surgery, Carolina Sandoval Garcia


​PF-058  Role of selective dorsal rhizotomy in patients with GMFCS IV, Benedetta Pettorini


PF-059 Efficacy of new protocol guided single-level laminectomy selective dorsal rhizotomy followed by intensive rehabilitation for children with spastic cerebral palsy, Qijia Zhan



My Vision for the ISPN 2018/2019, Wolfgang Wagner


​ISPN 2019

Guirish Solanki




​Industry Sponsored Luncheon Symposium


Parallel Session: Epilepsy/Functional/Antenatal

​Platform Presentations - Epilepsy


PF-060 ​Endoscopic hemispherotomy technique in pediatric epilepsy surgery: preliminary experience in clinical implementation, Sandi Lam


PF-061 ​The clinical characteristics of posttraumatic epilepsy following moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury in children, Mony Benifla


​Flash Presentations - Epilepsy 

FL-047 The utility of intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging in epilepsy surgery: a literature review and meta-analysis, Cameron Englman

FL-048 Surgical Management of Long-term Epilepsy Associated Tumours: A 20 year review, Guirish A. Solanki

FL-049 Trans-temporal approach for resection of hypothalamic hamartomas, Anthony Richard Walsh

FL-050 Surgical treatment of patients with hypothalamic hamartoma and intractable epilepsy – short- and long-term outcome, Daniel Nilsson

FL-051 Role of stereo EEG (SEEG) in identifying epileptogenic zone/networks for surgical planning in pediatric patients with refractory epilepsy, Kalyani Karkare

FL-052 Paediatric epilepsy surgery: a five year review of outcomes at a single surgeon centre, Catherine Jane Pringle

FL-054 Surgical treatment of pediatric focal cortical dysplasia, Dong Seok Kim



Flash Presentations - Functional

FL-055 Surgical treatment of eloquent brain area tumors, Mikle Talabaev

FL-056 Concurrent Strayer procedure and peripheral neurectomy to the soleus muscle for spasticity – preliminary results with pre- and post- procedure gait analysis, Bruce A Kaufman

FL-057 Safety and Efficacy of Continuous Intrathecal Baclofen in Children under 4 Years of Age, Sebastian Eibach

FL-058 Neurosurgical management of spastic diplegia in pediatric patients with HIV Encephalopathy. Experience at Garrahan's Hospital, Victoria Tcherbbis Testa

FL-059 Deep brain stimulation of the subcallosal cingulate for treatment of intractable anorexia nervosa in a patient with extremely low body mass index - experience an short-term follow up: Case report, Klaus Novak

FL-060 Operation of MDT for Spasticity in Huashan Hospital and Application of SL-SDR with 32 channels EMG monitoring in cerebral palsy patients, Haishi Zhang

FL-061 Analyzing the common motion pattern and formulating rehabilitation program after SDR operation for children with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy, Jin Zhao

​Platform Presentations - Antenatal  


PF-062 ​Fetal intracranial tumors: what to do? A challenge from diagnosis to treatment, Alice Rolland


PF-063 Fetoscopic repair of myelomeningocele: Initial experience at a single center, Edward S Ahn


PF-064 Developmental Outcome in fetuses diagnosed with Isolated Vermis abnormality, Liat Ben Sira


​Coffee Break


​Poster Session 2


​Main Plenary Session - Featured Abstracts


​PF-065 Exome Sequencing defines the molecular pathogenesis of Vein of Galen Malformation, Kristopher T. Kahle


PF-066 ​Is Prophylactic Untethering Necessary in Myelomeningocele Patients Undergoing Scoliosis Surgery?, Richard Anderson


​PF-067 Predicting motor outcome following intramedullary spinal cord tumor surgery: The role of D-wave monitoring in children, Francesco Sala




President's Invited Guest Lecture


Introduction to President's Invited Guest

Graham Fieggen


My career development

Dachlin Pang




​Neurotrauma Session


PF-075 A Program to Prevent Abusive Infant Head Trauma - Eight Year Outcome Results in a Prospective Population Based Study, Ash Singhal


PF-076 ​Bicycle helmets in the setting of TBI and neurosurgical intervention, Stephanie Gurevich


PF-077 ​Examining thresholds for treating clinical parameters against a measure of brain metabolism in severe traumatic brain injury, Thembani Hina


PF-078 ​Machine-Learning Predicts Clinically-Relevant Traumatic Brain Injury in Children, Andrew T. Hale


PF-079 ​Osteopontin is a Promising Candidate Blood Biomarker for Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in Children, Andrew Reisner




Flash Presentations:

FL-096 North American Survey on the Post-Neuroimaging Management of Children with Mild Head Injuries, Jacob K Greenberg

FL-097 Outcomes of severe TBI in children, the possibility of prognosis and monitoring, Semen Meshcheryakov

FL-098 Infrascanner_ in the diagnosis of intracranial lesions in children with traumatic brain injuries, Zhanna Borisovna Semenova

FL-099 Prognostic Models of Lethality in Children and Adolescents with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: a systematic review, Marcelo Liberato Coelho Mendes De Carvalho

FL-100 New entity of skull lesions due to birth trauma: Kanat (wing) fractures, Pinar Ozisik



Flash Presentations:

FL-101 Cranioplasties following craniectomies in children: a multicenter, retrospective cohort study, Peter A. Woerdeman

FL-103 Post-traumatic hydrocephalus in pediatric patients: Presentation, management and outcome — An apex trauma centre experience, Manoj Phalak

FL-104 Decompressive craniectomy in children with severe traumatic brain injury: a multicentric retrospective study and literature review, Michel Lonjon

FL-105 The importance of the skull impact site in children with minor mechanism head injury, Oren Tavor



Neuro-Oncology Session


PF-080 WNT pathway hyperactivation: pathogenetic and prognostic influence on craniopharyngiomas progression, Eduardo Jucá


PF-081 ​H3K27M, IDH1 and ATRX expression in pediatric GBM(pGBM) and their clinical and prognostic significance, Alok Mohan Uppar


PF-082 ​Comparative natural history and management of paediatric and adult tectal plate gliomas; not always an indolent disease, Athanasius Chawira


PF-083 Updated proteomic analysis of pediatric glioblastoma, Luca Massimi


PF-084 Second-look surgery for intracranial germ cell tumors, Hideki Ogiwara


Flash Presentations:

FL-115 Cerebellar low-grade gliomas in children and adolescents: a single institution experience, Spyros Sgouros

FL-116 Spinal cord tumors management in children: our experience in Lyon, Federico Di Rocco

FL-117 Surgical Treatment of Pediatric Brainstem Glial Tumors: A Single-Centre Ten Year Experience, Andriy Smolanka

FL-152 Management of Vein of Galen Aneurysmal Malformation - An Institutional Experience, Leve Joseph Devarajan Sebastian

FL-119 Role of DTI images in making the surgical corridors in brainstem safer, Manas Panigrahi

FL-120 Intracranial tumors in infants under 1 year of age: a long-term follow-up study of a large clinical series from a single center, Sahin Hanalioglu

FL-121 Surgical treatment of intracranial tumors in infants under 12 months of age, Marek Mandera

FL-122 Intraoperative magnetic resonance in pediatric neurosurgery – initial experience of the use of this technology in a public Hospital in Brazil, Fernanda Gonçalves De Andrade

FL-123 Surgical management of CNS germ cell tumors in children: Experience in a cohort series in Taiwan, Tai Tong Wong

FL-124  Surgical Approaches to Sellar and Parasellar Pediatric Tumors, Gokmen Kahilogullari 

FL-125 Neurosurgical treatment of infant brain tumors: Single Institutional Experience in China, Jiajia Wang

FL-126 Hyponatremia in children after brain tumor surgery, Nadia Mazerkina

FL127 Unusual behavior of rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor in children, Nazli Çakici Başak


Coffee Break


Main Plenary Session - General Interest


PF-086 Subcortical mapping using an electrified CUSA in pediatric supratentorial surgery, Jonathan Roth


PF-087 Stroke Following Elective Craniotomy in Children, David S Hersh


FL-134 Inter-rater reliability of a method for determining the pre-operative hypothalamic involvement of pediatric craniopharyngioma, Todd Hankinson


PF-089 Role of repeat surgery in management of pediatric low-grade intramedullary gliomas, Yury Kushel


PF-090 Natural growth behavior of NF2-associated vestibular schwannomas during childhood and young adulthood, Martin U Schuhmann


PF-091 Minimally Invasive Resection of Subcortical Pediatric Brain Tumors and Vascular Malformations using a Novel Navigable Tubular Retractor System, Erin N Kiehna




Flash Presentations:

FL-135 Incidental brain tumors in children: An international neurosurgical, oncological survey, Jonathan Roth

FL-136 Pediatric Neurosurgery Malpractice Claims in Germany, Sebastian A Ahmadi

FL-137 Multimaterial 3D Printing Preoperative Planning for Frontoethmoidal Meningoencephalocele Surgery, Giselle Coelho

FL-138 3D-Virtual Reality for resident education in pediatric neurosurgery, Raphael Guzman

FL-139 Surgical treatment of cervicomedullar compression in children with achondroplasia, Reshchikov Dmitry

12:21-12:24 Discussion

FL-140 Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring in posterior fossa surgery, Franco Randi

FL-141 Do Post-operative CSF Diversion Procedures Cause Preventable Delay in Adjuvant Treatment of Posterior Fossa Medulloblastoma and Ependymoma? Single Center Retrospective Study, Ido Ben Zvi

FL-143 Factors Analysis for Delayed diagnosis in children with suprasellar germ cell tumor, Muh Lii Liang

FL-144 Anterior transcallosal approach for microsurgical ventriculostomy and removal of pineal region tumor: experience with 19 patients, Wei Liu

FL-145 Craniopharyngiomas: Evaluating the wide fronto temporal basal craniotomy to achieve radical excision. A Personal series of 144 cases from 1998 to 2018, Aadil Shaukat Chagla

12:39-12:42 Discussion

FL-146 Protocol-driven prevention of perioperative hypothermia in the pediatric neurosurgical population, Ian Mutchnick

FL-147 Emerging mathematical skills and the role of cerebellum in children treated for pilocytic astrocytoma, Valentina Baro

FL-148 Factors affecting quality of life (QOL) among children who underwent ventriculo-peritoneal shunt, Manju Dhandapani

FL-149 Programmable versus non-programmable valves: which do better?, Mansoorali Hakim Sitabkhan

FL-151 Pediatric Encephalocoeles: An institutional experience, Rohan Prafulla Shah



​Handover Ceremony

Flag Hand-over to Birmingham


​Hall B


Early Riser: 

07:00-07:25 Changing the natural history of lethal, rare embryonal cancers, Annie Huang

07:25-07:50 Genetic testing in Neurofibromatosis: 2018 update for the paediatric Neurosurgeon, Shay-Ben Sachar



Opening & Welcome

Shlomi Constantini, Israel


Nursing Session - 1


​The world of pediatric neurosurgery,
Graham Fieggen, Republic of South Africa




NS-001 Staff Stress in paediatric neurosurgery, Lindy May, United Kingdom


NS-002 Challenges of caring for neurosurgical paediatric patients at a tertiary hospital with basic training in nursing, Lydia Vero N Ssenyonga, Uganda


​NS-003 Nursing aspects of emergent and elective humanitarian pediatric neurosurgical care provided to Syrian refugees in Israel. Galilee Medical Center experience, Yehuda Suissa, Israel




NS-004 Invasive Telemetry Monitoring and patients’ with behaviour problems and developmental delays. Exploring procedural risks and compliance within this patient cohort, Orla Hayes, United Kingdom


NS-005 Pre-empting potential risk factors associated with subdural empyema and tailoring nursing care to combat these, Jacinta Leonard, United Kingdom


NS-006 The necessity for unique training program to pediatric nurses for treating non-oncological terminally ill children, Leali Yongi Halfon,Israel




​Coffee Break


Nursing Session - 2


NS-007 Nursing Management of External ventricular drainage in children with hydrocephalus secondary to posterior fossa tumor, Amit Shiffer, Israel


NS-008 Pediatric endoscopic third ventriculostomy from a nursing perspective (initial single-center experience), Victoria Danko, Ukraine


NS-009 Low Pressure Hydrocephalus in Children: Nursing Implications, Julie Miller, USA


​NS-010 Nursing aspects of the IIHS study (International Infant Hydrocephalus Study), Orna Friedman, Israel




NS-011 Neurosurgeon Opinions Related to Surgery for Metopic Craniosynostosis, Cathy Cartwright, USA


​NS-012 Case study: Nursing implication of Craniotomy for elevation of split thickness calvarian bone graft to repair a posterior fossa defect, Esther K Uy, USA


NS-013 Case Report and Review of Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Cervical Spine in an Adolescent, Julie Miller, USA


​NS-014 Posterior Fossa Bony Defect of Unknown Etiology, Management and Correction, Kamilah A. Dowling


​Questions and Closing


Parallel Session: Hydrocephalus​


PF-030 ​Treatment of Post-hemorrhagic Hydrocephalus (TROPHY) Registry Study – The Study Concept, Ulrich W. Thomale


PF-031​ Magnetic Resonance Elastography in Chronically Shunted Hydrocephalus, Andrew J Kobets


PF-032​ A New Bioinspired Device for Non-Invasive Restitution of Flow in Obstructed CSF Shunts: Concept, Design, and FDA Approval, Joseph R Madsen


PF-033  Infant external hydrocephalus: A cerebro-venous related disease, Susanne Regina Kerscher


PF-034 Inadvertent Cerebral Spinal Fluid Shunt Valve Reprogramming: Prevalence and Correlation with Signs, Symptoms, Radiographic Changes, and Exposure to Magnetic Fields, Carrie J Young


PF-035 Wound dehiscence after CSF shunt surgery: Options for surgical management, Wolfgang Wagner


Flash Presentations:

FL-022 Laparoscopic revision of ventriculoperitoneal shunts in pediatric patients may result in fewer subsequent peritoneal revisions, Abhaya Kulkarni

FL-023 Measuring Maximum Head Circumference within the Picture Archiving and Communication System. A Fully Automatic Approach, J. Gordon Mccomb

FL-024 Non-invasive assessment of intracranial pressure (ICP) and ventricular size using combined ultrasound determination of Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter (ONSD) and Third Ventricle Diameter (TVD) in children, Susanne Regina Kerscher

FL-025 Modulation of choroid plexus immuno-secretory function to restore cerebrospinal fluid homeostasis in post-infectious hydrocephalus, Kristopher T Kahle

FL-026 - Health state and daily living level in patients treated with ETV for shunt removal, Kenichi Nishiyama

FL-027 Efficacy and Safety of Ventricular Lavage Therapy for Post Intraventricular Hemorrhagic Hydrocephalus in Low Birth Weight Infants, Young Soo Park

FL-029 Personalisation of treatment syndrome of hydrocephalus at prematurely born with intraventricular haemorrhage (22 years' experience), Evgeny Kryukov

FL-030 Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection rates using a standard surgical technique including intraventricular vancomycin: The Children’s Hospital Oakland experience, Kunal Prakash Raygor

FL-031 Clinical profiles of trapped ventricles and their management strategy: A review of 31 cases, Subodh Raju

FL-032 A Twelve Year Experience Treating Cranial Deformity after CSF Shunting in Cases of Extreme Neonatal Hydrocephalic Macrocranium with a Novel Early Postnatal Cranial Vault Reduction and Fixation Operation, Gerald F. Tuite

FL-033 Ventriculoperitoneal shunt valve pressure adjustments in hydrocephalic infants below the age of six months according to head circumferences and transfontanelle ultrasonography measurements, Adriano Augusto Cattani

FL-034 Transseptal implantation of a ventricular catheter in ventriculoperitoneal shunting in children, Semen Aleksandrovich Sotnikov




​Early Riser: 

Neuro-embryology Masterclass ,Dachlin Pang 




Early Riser: Movement Disorders

Movement disorders in children : lessons from GPi electrical neuromodulation, Philippe Coubes     


​Parallel Session: Endoscopy / Joint IFNE


​Priorities for Neuroendoscopy Research, Giuseppe Cinalli


PF-068 Predict Validity of ETV success Score in 291 Children, Jose Aloysio Costa Val


PF-069 Assessment of Short term Efficacy of Endoscopic third ventriculostomy combined with Choroid Plexus cauterization in the Management of Pediatric Hydrocephalus in Kenya, Emmanuel Wegoye


PF-070 Endoscopic endonasal approach for suprasellar craniopharyngioma: Factors influencing tumor resection and outcome, Suresh K Sankhla



Flash Presentations:

FL-062 Perspectives on repeat ETV: a survey study, Eelco Hoving

FL-064 Endoscopic Ventricular Irrigation for the Treatment of Neonatal Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus with high grade Germinal Matrix intraventricular hemorrhage: A Single Center Study, Young Sill Kang

FL-065 Endoscopic Management of Infants With Hydranencephaly, Peter Kato Ssenyonga

FL-066 Endoscopic Management of Hydrocephalus And Intracranial Cyst. A prospective study of 82 patients, Samuila Sanoussi

FL-067 Management of complex hydrocephalus, Everardo Escamilla Gutiérrez

FL-068 Treatment strategies of asymptomatic Type II and III sylvian arachnoid cysts in pediatric patients, Xiao Bo 


Flash Presentations:

 Using a borescope as a method of training in neuroendoscopy in low income countries, Gyang Markus Bot

FL-071 Development of a cost effective biodegradable Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy (ETV) training model, Ramesh Teegala

FL-072 Third Ventricular Mass Lesions in Children: Role of Endonasal & Transventricular Endoscopy, Sivashanmugam Dhandapani

FL-073 Endonasal endoscopic excision of orbital lesions in pediatric population, Awadhesh Kumar Jaiswal

FL-074 Outcomes Following Endoscopic Endonasal Resection of Sellar and Suprasellar Lesions and Associated Use of Endonasal Flaps in Pediatric Patients, Shaun Rodgers

FL-075 Hydrocephalus prevalence and its perioperative treatment in pediatric brain tumor patients – a 6 years retrospective single center survey, Andreas Schaumann Discussion


Coffee Break


​Poster Session 2




Parallel Session: Craniofacial


PF-071 ​Non-syndromic craniosynostosis patients operated between 1978 and 2000. How do they do as adults?, Niina Salokorpi


PF-072​ Defining critical ages for orbital shape changes after frontofacial advancement in Crouzon syndrome, Syril James


PF-073 ​Perioperative Outcomes and Management in Midface Advancement Surgery: A Multicenter Observational Descriptive Study from the Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group, Chris D Glover


PF-074 Abnormal Cranial Growth in Children with X-linked Hypophosphatemic rRckets, Federico Di Rocco




Flash Presentations:

FL-077 Cranial shape comparison for objective open craniosynostosis surgery planning, Guido De Jong

FL-078 What is the real prevalence of positional plagiocephaly in children and adolescents?, Federico Di Rocco

FL-079 Craniosynostosis with coronal suture involvement: anterior plagiocephaly, brachycephaly and multiple sutures synostosis, Jorge W. J. Bizzi

FL-080 Treatment And Results In Anterior Plagiocephaly: The Respective Role Of Surgery And Genetic Pattern On Outcome, Marika Furlanetto

FL-081 Caregiver stress in children with craniosynostosis: A systematic literature review, Christopher Bonfield


Flash Presentations:

FL-082 A population-based numerical model for performance prediction in spring cranioplasty, Alessandro Borghi

FL-083 Management options in non-syndromic sagittal craniosynostosis. how to choose? Our experience based on 104 patients using different techniques, Andres Nicolas Goycoolea

FL-084 A statistical shape modelling framework to assess morphological outcomes in spring assisted cranioplasty, Pam Heutinck

FL-085 Neurosurgeon Opinions Related to Surgery for Metopic Craniosynostosis, Cathy Cartwright

FL-086 Trigonocephaly: surgical treatment in 51 cases, Leticia Zimerman Bizzi



Flash Presentations:

FL-092 Anterior Plagiocephaly Surgery and 3D Printing Technology, Amanda Silles Borin

FL-093 Metopic synostosis: pre and post-operative evaluation of craniofacial deformities, Hamilton Matushita

FL-094 Fixation of cranial vault distractors with resorbable pins, Leonid Satanin

FL-095 Cranioplasty for Macrocrania: Guided by Computer aided design & three dimensional printing technique, Ning Wang



Coffee Break


Poster Session 2


​Hall B


Spine Session


Priorities for Spine Research in Children, Richard Anderson


PF-092 Biomechanical Finite Element Analysis of the Developing Craniocervical Junction, Douglas Brockmeyer


PF-093 Clinico-radiological features of congenital anomaly-related atlantoaxial dislocation and modified classification system, Olga M Pavlova


PF-094 Does occipital fixation help in Craniovertebral junction anomaly?, Suchanda Bhattacharjee


PF-095 Correction of severe craniocervical dislocation in children by posterior approach and fusion, Matthieu Vinchon


PF-096 Surgical management of symptomatic paediatric vertebral haemangiomas presenting with myelopathy with long term follow up, Pankaj Kumar Singh


PF-101 The price we pay: urological and neurological consequences of the early de-tethering cord procedures in infants, Laura Grazia Valentin




Flash Presentations:

FL-106 Congenital Scoliosis of the Pediatric Cervical Spine, Mari L Groves

FL-108 Vertebral Artery variations In pediatric CVJ Anomalies And Its Surgical Implications, Saraj Kumar Singh

FL-109 Complex Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopedic Spinal Procedures in Pediatric Patients: a Case based Study, Maria Lucia Licci

FL-110 Spinal Radiosurgery (SRS) for Pediatric spinal tumors, Ran Harel

FL-111 Limited Dorsal Myeloschisis: reconsideration of its embryological origin, Ji Yeoun Lee

FL-113 Magnitude of risk factors that determine independence and intelligence at birth in neonates with meningomyelocele, Tsegazeab Laeke Teklemariam



Vascular Session


PF-097 ​Comparative Study of multimodal treatment outcome of brain AVMs in children and adults, Anna Sergeevna Brusyanskaya



PF-099 Cranial Pial Arterio Venous Fistulae in Children - A Series of 19 cases, Leve Joseph Devarajan Sebastian


PF-100​ Paediatric developmental venous anomalies (DVAs): a 10-year review, Guirish Solanki




Flash Presentations:

FL-128 Stress response and communication in surgeons undergoing training in endoscopic management of major vessel hemorrhage: a mixed methods study, Cindy Molloy

FL-129 Increased prevalence of developmental venous anomalies (DVAs) in neurofibromatosis type 1 patients, Shelly I Shiran

FL-130 Intracranial Aneurysms in Children under One Year of Age: an Update, Dennis R. Buis

FL-131 Neurovascular findings in Loeys-Dietz Syndrome: evaluation of cerebrovascular screening guidelines, Rebecca Du

FL-133 Perioperative Risk of Revascularization Surgery for Pediatric Moyamoya – A local case series and literature review, Chun Peng Goh