ISPN 2018, Tel Aviv - Scientific Timetable






​​Welcome and Introduction

Shlomi Constantini, Anthony Figaji


Neuro-Oncology Session

Chairs: Frederick Boop, Robert Keating


​New approaches in Medulloblastomas - setbacks and the way forward

Roger Packer, USA


​Update on Radiation Treatment in Ependymoma

Thomas Merchant, USA


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

Uri Tabori, Canada


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

Seung Ki Kim, South Korea


PF-002 Results of the combined treatment of childhood craniopharyngioma. A review of 210 cases

Sergey Kirillovich Gorelyshev, Russia


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

Ben Shofty, Israel


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

Sivan Gershanov, Israel


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, France


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, USA


PF-085 Suprasellar Germ Cell Tumors in Childhood

Tadanori Tomita, USA



Flash Presentations:

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

Conor Malluci, UK

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, China

FL-005 Medulloblastoma surgery: does molecular subgroup matter?

Andrea Carai, Italy

FL-006 Involvement of Tumor Suppressor p53 in Medulloblastoma Subtypes: Finding Therapeutic Targets

Meena Jhanwar Uniyal, USA

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

Thomas Beez, Germany

FL-009 Pediatric Posterior Fossa Incidentalomas: The Role of Individualized Judgment

Danil A. Kozyrev, Israel



​Coffee Break


Neuro-Oncology Session

Chairs:  Eveline Teresa Hidalgo, Tadanori Tomita, Derek Bruce


Pineal tumours - posterior interhemispheric approach

Richard Ellenbogen, USA


Clinical characterization and management of peripheral nerve sheath tumors in neurofibromatosis type 1

Brigitte Wideman​, USA


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

Carmine Mottolese, France


PF-008 Neuroendoscopic management for pineal tumors in pediatric patients

Sergio R Valenzuela, Chile


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

Joel S Katz, USA


PF-010 Predicting optic pathway glioma progression using magnetic resonance image analysis and machine learning

Jared M. Pisapia, USA


​ Discussion


​PF-012 Feasibility and Safety of Awake Brain Surgery in Children

Carmine Mottolese, France


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

Conor Mallucci, UK


​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, Germany


Flash Presentations:

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

Yongji Tian, China




​Parallel Session: Dysraphism / General

Chairs: Nobuhito Morota, Paul Steinbok, Ji Yeoun Lee


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

Nobuhito Morota, Japan


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

Jeff Blount, USA


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

Mari L Groves, USA


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

Ji Yeoun Lee, South Korea


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

Lalgudi Harischandra, India


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

Fozia Saeed, UK



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, India

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, India

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

Yusuf Izci, Turkey

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

Kyu Chang Wang, South Korea

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

Shighakolli Ramesh, India

FL-019 Postnatal Evaluation of Children After Open Fetal Surgery for Myelomingocele

Daniel Dante Cardeal, Brazil

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

Goichiro Tamura, Japan



Flash Presentation - ​General Neurosurgery 

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

Takayuki Inagaki, Japan

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

Kazuaki Shimoji, Japan

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

Hirokatsu Osawa, Japan

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

Ryo Ando, Japan



Coffee Break


Poster Session 1

 Moderators: Sergey Gorelyshev, Kazuaki Shimoji, Mari Groves, Atul Tyagi, Sergio Valenzuela, Eelco Hoving, Takayuki Inagaki, Suresh Magge, Samer Elbabaa, Erin Kiehna 


Invited Guest 

Chair: Shlomi Constantini

Start-Up Nation and the Future of Health

Saul Singer, Israel


Technology and Innovation Session

Chairs: Wan Tew Seow, George Jallo, Samer Elbabaa


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

Robert Keating, USA


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

Andrea Spyrantis, Germany


P-025​ Passive brain mapping of eloquent cortex using electrocorticographic signals

Hans Georg Eder, Austria


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

Gerwin Schalk, USA


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

Llewellyn Padayachy, South Africa


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

Saadi Ghatan, USA


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, Japan




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

Zvi Ram, Israel




​Women in Neurosurgery Session

Chairs: Zulma Tovar-Spinoza, Martina Messinj Jünger


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

Zulma Tovar-Spinoza, USA


Round Table Discussion - Women in Neurosurgery

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



William Harkness, UK


​Chiari Session

Chairs: Ash Singhal, Benedetta Pettorini

​08:55 - 09:03

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

Andrea Bartoli, Switzerland

​09:03 - 09:11

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

Sandip Chaterjee, India

​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, India

​09:19 - 09:27

​PF-040 Change of syrinx volume after suboccipital decompression in chiari malformation type 1

Junkyu Hwang, South Korea

​09:27 - 09:35

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

Harold Rekate, USA

​09:35 - 09:43

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

Robert Keating, USA


Flash Presentations:

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

Kayen Chan, UK

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

Mohit Agrawal, India

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

Yehuda Soleman, Switzerland

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

Friederike Knerlich Lukoschus, Germany

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

Marek Mandera, Poland

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

Neelan J Marianayagam, Israel


Round Table Discussion - Controversies in Chiari Malformation Management

Harold L Rekate, Robert Keating, Sandip Chatterjee, Giuseppe Cinalli


​Coffee Break


​Global Neurosurgery Session 

Chairs: William Harkness, Graham Fieggen


PF-043 Pediatric neurosurgical bellwether procedures for infrastructure capacity building in hospitals and healthcare systems worldwide

Michael C. Dewan, USA


PF-044​ Practice of Mobile Pediatric Neurosurgery: a cost-effective solution in Benin rural communities

Hugues Jean Thierry Gandaho, Benin


PF-045 Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy in Vietnam: Program Development and International Collaboration

Brandon G Rocque, USA


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

Andreas Leidinger, Spain


​Flash Presentations:

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

Patrick Dongosolo Kamalo, Malawi

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

Teddy Totimeh, Ghana

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

Maguette Mbaye, Senegal


Round Table Discussion - Opportunities for Neurosurgery Off The Beaten Track

Chairs: William Harkness, Graham Fieggen

Emmanuel Wegoye, Rick Hodes, Andreas Leidinger

​In Memoriam

Luis Schut (Derek Bruce), Donald Simpson (William Harkness), Sanjiv Bhatia (Sandip Chatterjee) , Jonathan Peter (Anthony Figaji)


Presidential Address


Introduction of 2017/2018 Presidential Address by Anthony Figaji


The 2017/2018 ISPN Presidential Address

Graham Fieggen, South Africa




​Infections Session

Chairs: Nelci Zanon, Sandip Chatterjee, Chandreshekar Deopujari


​Overview and Principles

Chandreshekar Deopujari, India


Fungal infections in pediatric neurosurgery

Adrian Caceres, Costa Rica


The role of prophylactic antibiotics in pediatric neurosurgery

Martina Messing-Jünger, Germany


Tuberculosis of the Spine

​Sandip Chatterjee, India


PF-047 Pediatric Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infections – A clinical audit of contributory risk factors

Ankit Sanjaykumar Shah​, India


​PF-048 Matrix metalloproteinases may act differently in paediatric and adult tuberculous meningitis

Yifan Joshua Li, South Africa


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

Adrian Caceres, Costa Rica


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

Carmine Mottolese, France


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

Ursula Rohlwink, South Africa


Flash Presentations:

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

Ruoping Chen, China



​Craniofacial Session

Chairs: Federico Di Rocco, Niina Salorkopi, Edward Ahn


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

Niina Salokorpi, Finland


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

Gianpiero Tamburrini, Italy


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

Suresh N Magge, USA




​Coffee Break


​Functional / Epilepsy Session 

Chairs: Nico Enslin, Michael Handler, John Gooden


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

​Philipe Coubes, France


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

Phillip Pearl, USA


New directions in epilepsy surgery: lessons from Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

Howard L. Weiner, USA


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

Jeremy T Moreau, Canada


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

Carolina Sandoval Garcia, USA


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

Benedetta Pettorini, UK


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, China



My Vision for the ISPN 2018/2019

Wolfgang Wagner, Germany


​ISPN 2019 Birmingham

Congress Host Guirish A. Solanki, UK




​Industry Sponsored Luncheon Symposium


Parallel Session: Epilepsy/Functional/Antenatal

Chairs: Michel Zerah, Guirish A. Solanki, Sandi Lam

​Platform Presentations - Epilepsy


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

Sandi Lam, USA


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

Mony Benifla, Israel


​Flash Presentations - Epilepsy 

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

Cameron Englman, Austria

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

Guirish A. Solanki, UK

FL-049 Trans-temporal approach for resection of hypothalamic hamartomas

Anthony Richard Walsh, UK

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

Daniel Nilsson, Sweden

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

Kalyani Karkare, USA

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

Catherine Jane Pringle, UK

FL-054 Surgical treatment of pediatric focal cortical dysplasia

Dong Seok Kim, South Korea



Flash Presentations - Functional

FL-055 Surgical treatment of eloquent brain area tumors

Mikle Talabaev, Belarus

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, USA

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

Sebastian Eibach, Germany

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

Victoria Tcherbbis Testa, Argentina

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, Austria

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, China

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

Jin Zhao, China

​Platform Presentations - Antenatal  


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

Alice Rolland, France


PF-063 Fetoscopic repair of myelomeningocele: Initial experience at a single center

Edward S Ahn, USA


PF-064 Developmental Outcome in fetuses diagnosed with Isolated Vermis abnormality

Liat Ben Sira, Israel


​Coffee Break


​Poster Session 2

Moderators: Chandreshekar Deopujari, Jeff Blount, Artur Henrique Da Cunha, Rob De Jong, Hakan Karabagli, Karl Kothbauer, Hamilton Matushita, Milind Sankhe, Sebastian Eibach


​Main Plenary Session - Featured Abstracts

Chairs: Carmine Mottolese, Seung-Ki Kim, Wolfgang Wagner


​PF-065 Exome Sequencing defines the molecular pathogenesis of Vein of Galen Malformation

Kristopher T. Kahle, USA


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

Richard Anderson, USA


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

Francesco Sala, Italy




President's Invited Guest Lecture


Introduction to President's Invited Guest

Graham Fieggen, South Africa


My career development

Dachling Pang, USA




​Neurotrauma Session

Chairs: Martina Messing-Jünger, Martin Schuhmann, Willy Serlo


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

Ash Singhal, Canada


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

Stephanie Gurevich, USA


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

Thembani Hina, South Africa


PF-078 ​Machine-Learning Predicts Clinically-Relevant Traumatic Brain Injury in Children

Andrew T. Hale, USA


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

Andrew Reisner, USA




Flash Presentations:

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

Jacob K Greenberg, USA

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

Semen Meshcheryakov, Russia

FL-098 Infrascanner_ in the diagnosis of intracranial lesions in children with traumatic brain injuries

Zhanna Borisovna Semenova, Russia

FL-099 Prognostic Models of Lethality in Children and Adolescents with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: a systematic review

Marcelo Liberato Coelho Mendes De Carvalho, Brazil

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

Pinar Ozisik, Turkey



Flash Presentations:

FL-101 Cranioplasties following craniectomies in children: a multicenter, retrospective cohort study

Peter A. Woerdeman, The Netherlands

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

Manoj Phalak, India

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

Michel Lonjon, France

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

Oren Tavor, Israel



Neuro-Oncology Session

Chairs: Todd Hankinson, Tai-Tong Wong


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

Eduardo Jucá, Brazil


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

Alok Mohan Uppar, India


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

Athanasius Chawira, UK


PF-083 Updated proteomic analysis of pediatric glioblastoma

Luca Massimi, Italy


PF-084 Second-look surgery for intracranial germ cell tumors

Hideki Ogiwara, Japan


Flash Presentations:

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

Spyros Sgouros, Greece

FL-116 Spinal cord tumors management in children: our experience in Lyon

Federico Di Rocco, France

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

Andriy Smolanka, Ukraine

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

Manas Panigrahi, India

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, Turkey

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

Marek Mandera, Poland

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, Brazil

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

Tai Tong Wong, Taiwan

FL-124  Surgical Approaches to Sellar and Parasellar Pediatric Tumors

Gokmen Kahilogullari, Turkey

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

Jiajia Wang, China

FL-126 Hyponatremia in children after brain tumor surgery

Nadia Mazerkina, Russia

FL127 Unusual behavior of rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor in children

Nazli Çakici Başak, Turkey


Coffee Break


Main Plenary Session - General Interest 

Chairs: Luca Massimi, Peter Ssenyonga


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

Jonathan Roth, Israel


PF-087 Stroke Following Elective Craniotomy in Children

David S Hersh, USA


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

Todd Hankinson, USA


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

Yury Kushel, Russia


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

Martin U Schuhmann, Germany


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

Erin N Kiehna, USA




Flash Presentations:

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

Jonathan Roth, Israel

FL-136 Pediatric Neurosurgery Malpractice Claims in German

Sebastian A Ahmadi, Germany

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

Giselle Coelho, Brazil

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

Raphael Guzman, Switzerland

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

Reshchikov Dmitry, Russia

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, Israel

FL-143 Factors Analysis for Delayed diagnosis in children with suprasellar germ cell tumor

Muh Lii Liang, Taiwan

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

Wei Liu, China

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, India

12:39-12:42 Discussion

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

Ian Mutchnick, USA

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

Valentina Baro, Italy

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

Manju Dhandapani, India

FL-149 Programmable versus non-programmable valves: which do better?

Mansoorali Hakim Sitabkhan, India

FL-151 Pediatric Encephalocoeles: An institutional experience

Rohan Prafulla Shah, India



​Handover Ceremony

Flag Hand-over to Birmingham


​Hall B


Early Riser: 

Chairs: Shlomi Constantini, Anthony Figaji

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

Annie A. Huang, Canada

07:25-07:50 Genetic testing in Neurofibromatosis: 2018 update for the paediatric Neurosurgeon

Shay-Ben Sachar, Israel

Parallel Session: Hydrocephalus

Chairs: Conor Malluci, Gordon McComb, Ulrich Thomale

PF-030 ​Treatment of Post-hemorrhagic Hydrocephalus (TROPHY) Registry Study – The Study Concept
Ulrich W. Thomale, Germany
PF-031​ Magnetic Resonance Elastography in Chronically Shunted Hydrocephalus
Andrew J Kobets, USA
PF-032​ A New Bioinspired Device for Non-Invasive Restitution of Flow in Obstructed CSF Shunts: Concept, Design, and FDA Approval
Joseph R Madsen, USA
PF-033  Infant external hydrocephalus: A cerebro-venous related disease
Susanne Regina Kerscher, Germany
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, USA
PF-035 Wound dehiscence after CSF shunt surgery: Options for surgical management
Wolfgang Wagner, Germany
Flash Presentations:

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

Abhaya Kulkarni, Canada

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

J. Gordon Mccomb, USA

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, Germany

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

Kristopher T Kahle, USA

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

Young Soo Park, Japan

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

Evgeny Kryukov, Russia

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

Kunal Prakash Raygor, USA

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

Subodh Raju, India

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, USA

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, Germany

FL-034 Transseptal implantation of a ventricular catheter in ventriculoperitoneal shunting in children

Semen Aleksandrovich Sotnikov, Russia

​Coffee Break


Poster Session 1

Moderators: Sergey Gorelyshev, Kazuaki Shimoji, Mari Groves, Atul Tyagi, Sergio Valenzuela, Eelco Hoving, Takayuki Inagaki, Suresh Magge, Samer Elbabaa, Erin Kiehna 




​Early Riser: 

Chair: KC Wang

Neuro-embryology Masterclass

Dachling Pang, USA




Early Riser: 

Chair: Nico Enslin

07:00-07:15 Deep Brain stimulation for treatment of dystonia –a pediatric neurologist perspective

Michael Rotstein, Israel                                

07:15-07:45 Movement disorders in children : lessons from GPi electrical neuromodulation

Philippe Coubes, France    


​Parallel Session: Endoscopy / Joint IFNE

Chairs: Llewellyn Padayachy, Spyros Sgouros, Wan Tew Seow


​Priorities for Neuroendoscopy Research

Giuseppe Cinalli, Italy


PF-068 Predict Validity of ETV success Score in 291 Children

Jose Aloysio Costa Val, Brazil


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, Kenya


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

Suresh K Sankhla, India



Flash Presentations:

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, Germany

FL-065 Endoscopic Management of Infants With Hydranencephaly

Peter Kato Ssenyonga, Uganda

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

Samuila Sanoussi, Nigeria

FL-067 Management of complex hydrocephalus

Everardo Escamilla Gutiérrez, Mexico

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

Xiao Bo, China


Flash Presentations:

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

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

Ramesh Teegala, India

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

Sivashanmugam Dhandapani, India

FL-073 Endonasal endoscopic excision of orbital lesions in pediatric population

Awadhesh Kumar Jaiswal, India

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

Shaun Rodgers, USA

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

Andreas Schaumann, Germany



Coffee Break


​Poster Session 2

Moderators: Chandreshekar Deopujari, Jeff Blount, Artur Henrique Da Cunha, Rob De Jong, Hakan Karabagli, Karl Kothbauer, Hamilton Matushita, Milind Sankhe, Sebastian Eibach




Parallel Session: Craniofacial

Chairs: Gianpiero Tamburrini, Chris Bonfield, Suresh Magge


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

Marika Furlanetto, Italy


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

Syril James, France


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

Chris D Glover, USA


PF-074 Abnormal Cranial Growth in Children with X-linked Hypophosphatemic rRckets

Federico Di Rocco, France




Flash Presentations:

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

Federico Di Rocco, France

FL-079 Craniosynostosis with coronal suture involvement: anterior plagiocephaly, brachycephaly and multiple sutures synostosis

Jorge W. J. Bizzi, Brazil

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


Flash Presentations:

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

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

Andres Nicolas Goycoolea, Chile

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

Pam Heutinck, UK

FL-085 Neurosurgeon Opinions Related to Surgery for Metopic Craniosynostosis

Cathy Cartwright, USA

FL-086 Trigonocephaly: surgical treatment in 51 cases

Leticia Zimerman Bizzi, Brazil



Flash Presentations:

FL-092 Anterior Plagiocephaly Surgery and 3D Printing Technology

Amanda Silles Borin, Brazil

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

Hamilton Matushita, Brazil

FL-094 Fixation of cranial vault distractors with resorbable pins

Leonid Satanin, Russia

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

Ning Wang, China



Coffee Break


Poster Session 2

Moderators: Chandreshekar Deopujari, Jeff Blount, Artur Henrique Da Cunha, Rob De Jong, Hakan Karabagli, Karl Kothbauer, Hamilton Matushita, Milind Sankhe, Sebastian Eibach


​Hall B


Spine Session

Chairs: Richard Anderson, Gerald Tuite


Priorities for Spine Research in Children

Richard Anderson, USA


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

Douglas Brockmeyer, USA


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

Olga M Pavlova, Russia


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

Suchanda Bhattacharjee, India


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

Matthieu Vinchon, France


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

Pankaj Kumar Singh, India


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

Laura Grazia Valentin, Italy




Flash Presentations:

FL-106 Congenital Scoliosis of the Pediatric Cervical Spine

Mari L Groves, USA

FL-108 Vertebral Artery variations In pediatric CVJ Anomalies And Its Surgical Implications

Saraj Kumar Singh, India

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

Maria Lucia Licci, Switzerland

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

Ran Harel, Israel

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

Ji Yeoun Lee, South Korea

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

Tsegazeab Laeke Teklemariam, Ethiopia



Vascular / Miscellaneous Session 

Chairs: Alistair Jenkins, Thomas Beez


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

Anna Sergeevna Brusyanskaya, Russia


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

Guirish A. Solanki, UK


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, Australi

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

Shelly I Shiran, Israel

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

Dennis R. Buis, The Netherlands

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

Rebecca Du, USA

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

Chun Peng Goh, Singapore

PP-146 The use of flow diverters in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms in children with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) 

Eveline Teresa Hidalgo,  USA                                                                                            PP-147 Microsurgical anastomosis a comparative analysis of techniques, operative time, vascular flow and risk of anastomotic leak 

Gyang Markus Bot, Nigeria





​Opening & Welcome

Shlomi Constantini, Israel


​Nursing Session - 1


The world of pediatric neurosurgery

Graham Fieggen, South Africa



​14:40-14:45 NS-001 Staff Stress in paediatric neurosurgery

Lindy May, UK

14:45-14:55 NS-002 Challenges of caring for neurosurgical paediatric patients at a tertiary hospital with basic training in nursing

Lydia Vero N Ssenyonga, Uganda

14:55-15:05 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

15:05-15:10 Questions

15:10-15:20 NS-004 Invasive Telemetry Monitoring and patients’ with behaviour problems and developmental delays. Exploring procedural risks and compliance within this patient cohort

Orla Hayes, UK

15:20-15:40 NS-005 Pre-empting potential risk factors associated with subdural empyema and tailoring nursing care to combat these

Jacinta Leonard, UK

15:40-15:50 NS-006 The necessity for unique training program to pediatric nurses for treating non-oncological terminally ill children

Leali Yongi Halfon, Israel

15:50-16:00 Questions


​Coffee Break


16:15-16:25 NS-007 Nursing Management of External ventricular drainage in children with hydrocephalus secondary to posterior fossa tumor

Amit Shiffer, Israel

16:25-16:35 NS-008 Pediatric endoscopic third ventriculostomy from a nursing perspective (initial single-center experience)

Victoria Danko, Ukraine

16:35-16:45 NS-009 Low Pressure Hydrocephalus in Children: Nursing Implications

Julie Miller, USA

16:45-16:55 NS-010 Nursing aspects of the IIHS study (International Infant Hydrocephalus Study)

Orna Friedman, Israel

16:55-17:00 Questions

17:00-17:10 NS-011 Neurosurgeon Opinions Related to Surgery for Metopic Craniosynostosis

Cathy Cartwright, USA

17:10-17:20 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

17:20-17:30 NS-013 Case Report and Review of Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Cervical Spine in an Adolescent

Julie Miller, USA

17:30-17:40 NS-014 Posterior Fossa Bony Defect of Unknown Etiology, Management and Correction

Kamilah A. Dowling


 Questions and Closing