#ISPN2024

 

View the ISPN 2024 Preliminary Scientific Program in pdf here.

 

08:30 - 08:45Welcome and Introduction
08:45 - 10:48Session on Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LiTT)
08:45 - 09:00Invited lecture:
Daniel J. Curry
09:00 - 09:15Invited lecture: MRgLITT in the management of brain tumors on children. Indications, technique and preliminary results in 23 cases
Giuseppe Cinalli
09:15 - 09:23PF-001 MRI guided laser interstitial thermal therapy for epilepsy in the paediatric population: efficacy and safety from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children experience, Martin M Tisdall, UK
09:23 - 09:31PF-002 Real-time Changes in Large-scale Thalamic Circuitry Following Laser Ablation of Hypothalamic Hamartomas, Karim Mithani, Canada
09:31 - 09:39PF-003 Laser ablation in drug resistant insular epilepsy – complications and seizure outcome, Daniel Nilsson, Sweden
09:39 - 09:54Invited lecture: Evolution of surgical techniques in paediatric epilepsy
Wirginia Maixner
09:54 - 10:02PF-004 Thalamic neuromodulation in pediatric patients with refractory epilepsy, Saadi Ghatan, US
10:02 - 10:10PF-005 Are fast ripples (250 – 500 Hz) biomarkers of pathological tissue in pediatric focal epilepsy? Roy William Roland Dudley, Canada
10:10 - 10:18PF-006 Intraoperative electrocorticography in epilepsy surgery: initial results in a resource-limited hospital, Thang Nam Le, Vietnam
10:18 - 11:06Flash Session
10:18 - 10:21FL-001 The utility of multicentre epilepsy lesion detection algorithm in identifying epileptic activity and predicting seizure freedom in MRI lesion-negative children, Aimee Goel, UK
10:21 - 10:24FL-002 Pre-surgery and post-surgery characterization of pediatric patients undergoing temporal lobe surgical treatment for refractory epilepsy at an epilepsy center in Bogotá-Colombia, Juliana Paola Mendoza Mantilla, Colombia
10:24 - 10:27FL-003 Corticothalamic structural connectivity signatures in children with focal epilepsy, Rory J Piper, UK
10:27 - 10:30FL-004 Spectrum of FCD in surgically treated epilepsy patients, Suchanda Bhattacharjee, India
10:30 - 10:34Discussion
10:34 - 10:37FL-005 Mobility outcome following functional hemispherotomy for intractable epilepsy, Lauren Baldwin, UK
10:37 - 10:40FL-006 Clinical results of anatomical hemispherectomy as surgical treatment for Rasmussen’s Encephalitis, Zita Elizabeth Salazar Ramirez, Mexico
10:40 - 10:43FL-007 Vertical or horizontal hemispherotomy for pediatric hemispheric drug-resistant hemispheric epilepsy: Does one outwit the other?-A technical comparison, George Chandy Vilanilam, India
10:43 - 10:46FL-008 An anterior quadrant disconnection, as a subtotal modification of a periinsular hemipsherotomy was effective in seizure control for pediatric intractable frontoparietal epilepsy associated with early ischemic stroke or hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, Goichiro Tamura, Japan
10:46 - 10:50Discussion
10:50 - 10:53FL-009 Stereo-EEG for epileptogenic focus localization in Schizencephaly: A Single-center experience in four patients, Hsin Hung Chen, Taiwan
10:53 - 10:56FL-010 Low-intensity focused ultrasound to disrupt epileptogenesis: A proof-of-concept preclinical study, Whitney Erin Parker, US
10:56 - 10:59FL-011 Stereotactic radiofrequency anterior capsulotomy for paediatric Tourette syndrome, Kostiantyn Kostiuk, Ukraine
10:59 - 11:02FL-012 Seizure and educational attainment in children undergoing hippocampus-sparing temporal lobectomy (HSTL), Yan Ting Woo, UK
11:02 - 11:06Discussion
11:06 - 11:35COFFEE BREAK
11:35 - 12:38Session on Cranio Cervical Junction
11:35 - 11:50Invited Lecture:
Dominic Thompson
11:50 - 11:58PF-007 Foramen magnum stenosis in achondroplasia: a dynamic but not necessarily insidious process. A twenty-year cohort study, Richard Moon,UK
11:58 - 12:06PF-008 Range of motion after occipitocervical and C1-2 posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion in children, Richard Anderson, US
12:06 - 12:14PF-009 Temporal changes in tonsillar herniation and associated syringomyelia in so-called benign pediatric Chiari type I malformation, Hiroaki Sakamoto, Japan
12:14 - 12:22PF-010 Pediatric cervical stenosis and instability: Exploring pathogenesis, treatment efficacy, and prospects ahead in 100 cases, Olga M Sergeenko, Russia
12:22 - 12:30PF-011 Management of craniovertebral junctional anomalies in children less than 8 years age, Chandan Mohanty, India
12:30 - 12:38PF-012 Variations of the atlas vertebra amongst children undergoing craniovertebral fixation, Anita Ahmadi Birjandi, Iran
12:38 - 13:10Flash Session
12:38 - 12:41FL-013 Pattern & outcome of cranio-cervical and cervical spine injuries associated with head injuries in children: 30-year institutional review, Guirish A Solanki, UK
12:41 - 12:44FL-014 Intraoperative neuromonitoring in Chiari I malformation surgery over the pediatric population: A systematic review and meta analysis, Silvio De Oliveira Porto Junior, Brazil
12:44 - 12:47FL-015 Atlantoaxial rotatory fixation in children – a systematic review of contemporary management, Thomas Beez, Germany
12:47 - 12:50FL-016 Calvarial bone graft for craniovertebral junction fixation in children, Vitor Yamaki, UK
12:50 - 12:54Discussion
12:54 - 12:57FL-017 A review of foramen magnum decompression for headache in the Irish paediatric population, Emily O'Brien, Ireland
12:57 - 13:00FL-018 Endoscopic foramen magnum decompression for Chiari malformation type I, Tomoru Miwa, Japan
13:00 - 13:06FL-020 Posterior angulation of dens in operated and non-operated Chiari cohort and implications, Fardad T. Afshari, UK
13:06 - 13:10Discussion
13:10 - 14:25LUNCH
13:20 - 14:05Industry Luncheon Symposium
14:05 - 14:20Education Award
14:25 - 15:25Session on Technology and Innovation
14:25 - 15:25Invited lecture: Developing optical and electromagnetic technologies for open, minimally invasive, and endovascular neurosurgical treatments
Victor Yang
14:40 - 14:45Discussion
14:45 - 14:53PF-013 Automated artificial intelligence evaluation of upper extremity function using single view smartphone video, Kevin Sun, Canada
14:53 - 15:01PF-014 Development of visual analytics tool to track adverse events, develop quality metrics and improve outcomes in pediatric neurosurgery, George Jallo, US
15:01 - 15:09PF-015 Burr hole approach for tumor resection - Endoscopic ultrasonic aspirator use in a bi-center experience, Ulrich Wilhelm Thomale, Germany
15:09 - 15:17PF-016 Novel Raman spectroscopy fiber optics system enables real-time intraoperative focal cortical dysplasia detection, Alice Le Moël, Canada
15:17 - 15:25PF-017 Tubular single-port endoscopic assisted surgery for fetal myelomeningocele repair, Sergio Cavalheiro, Brazil
15:25 - 15:49Flash Session
15:25 - 15:28FL-021 A service evaluation on the use of chest-sited intraventricular access devices for the infusion of cerliponase alfa in Batten disease at a single tertiary UK paediatric centre, Jack Read, UK
15:28 - 15:31FL-022 Development and validation techniques for machine learning outcome prediction in post-operative paediatric brain tumours; a step towards personalised medicine? Catherine Pringle, UK
15:31 - 15:34FL-023 Exoscope efficacy and feasibility in pediatric spinal neurosurgery: A single-institution cohort case series, Noah Lee Ahmad Nawabi, US
15:34 - 15:37Discussion
15:37 - 15:40FL-024 Revolutionizing pediatric neurosurgical planning with high-resolution mixed reality: Beyond the conventional in craniopagus twins separation, Ali Rezaei Haddad, UK
15:40 - 15:43FL-025 Medical education and technology: Brain surgery training with avatars, Giselle Coelho, Brazil
15:43 - 15:46FL-026 Evaluation of the use of a non-invasive MR technique (Time-STAMP) for clinical management of abnormal cerebral spinal fluid circulation in a pediatric population, Peter Chiarelli, US
15:46 - 15:49Discussion
15:49 - 16:49

COFFEE BREAK

Poster Session 1

16:50 - 17:53Session on Dysraphism
16:50 - 17:05Invited lecture:
Sandip Chatterje
17:05 - 17:13PF-018 Long-term outcomes after fetal Spina Bifida closure, Charlotte C. Kik, Netherlands
17:13 - 17:21PF-019 Folic acid consumption among Hispanic women of reproductive age in the US: A systematic review, Nicole Villalba, US
17:21 - 17:29PF-020 Urodynamic based early tethered cord release can preserve lower urinary tract function and avoid augmentation cystoplasty in patients with myelomeningocele, Tomomi Kimiwada, Japan
17:29 - 17:37PF-021 Global variability in fetal Spina Bifida surgery: A survey of neurosurgical strategies, Charlotte C Kik, Netherlands
17:37 - 17:45PF-022 Fetoscopic Prenatal spina bifida repair: How we developed this approach and how currently we do, Jose Luis Peiro, US
17:45 - 17:53PF-023 The incidence of third-trimester motor function decline in postnatal repair myelomeningocele patients, William Ernest Whitehead, US
17:53 - 18:09Flash Session
17:53 - 17:56FL-027 Factors affecting retethering following surgery for spinal cord lipomas, Shibu Vasudevan Pillai, India
17:56 - 17:59FL-028 Addressing the treatment challenges of children with spinal dysraphism in Ghana: An urgent call for action, Moses Donkor, Ghana
17:59 - 18:02FL-029 Retethering risk in pediatric spinal lipoma of the conus medullaris, Toshiaki Hayashi, Japan
18:02 - 18:05FL-030 Comparison of outcomes of early and late surgical interventions in Lipomeningomyelocele (LMMC) and Lipomeningocele (LMC), Shahzeb Ahmad, Pakistan
18:05 - 18:09Discussion

Education Award: Wan Tew to present winner
09:15 NURSING SYMPOSIUM
Detailed program to be announce mid July.
07:45 - 08:30 
08:30- 09:10Session Title hydrocephalus
08:30 - 08:45Invited lecture: Outcomes in paediatric hydrocephalus
Kristian Aquilina
08:45 - 09:00Invited lecture: Use of ultrasound diagnostics in managing pediatric diseases with potentially raised intracranial pressure
Martin Schumann
09:00 - 09:10Discussion
09:10 - 09:58Session on Hydrocephalus
09:10 - 09:18PF-024 De novo variants truncating the LIM domain of LDB1 cause a novel human neurodevelopmental disorder featuring cerebral ventriculomegaly, Neel H Mehta, US
09:18 - 09:26PF-025 Hydrocephalus treatment ETV/CPC vs VPS outcome in Al-Basheer Hospital, NeuroKids project- Jordan, Anas Said, US
09:26 - 09:34PF-026 Does machine learning improve prediction accuracy of the endoscopic third ventriculostomy success score? A contemporary hydrocephalus clinical research network cohort study, Armaan K Malhotra, Canada
09:34 - 09:42PF-027 A multi-center study of non-invasive wireless assessment of CSF shunt function in hydrocephalus patients, Sandi K. Lam, US
09:42 - 09:50PF-028 Exploring mechanisms driving ventricular catheter obstruction in patients with pediatric hydrocephalus: Insights from a multicenter shunt biobank study, Prashant Hariharan, US
09:50 - 09:58PF-029 Impact of the BASICS trial (The British Antibiotic or Silver Impregnated Catheters for ventriculoperitoneal Shunts) on ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery in the UK: a clinical and health economic analysis, Conor Mallucci, UK
09:58- 10:58Flash Session
09:58 - 10:01FL-031 Correlation of ventricular anatomical variants in hydrocephalus patients after myelomeningocele repair during ETV and CPC procedures using FIESTA-C/CISS MRI, Mohamed Badran, Egypt
10:01 - 10:04FL-032 ETV v/s Ventriculoperitoneal shunt for management of tubercular meningitis with hydrocephalus in pediatric population: A Randomised control study, Monica Narayanaswamy, India
10:04 - 10:07FL-033 Treatment of hydrocephalus following fetal repair of myelomeningocele: comparing endoscopic third ventriculostomy with choroid plexus cauterization (ETV/CPC) to ventricular shunting (VPS), Joseline Haizel Cobbina, US
10:07 - 10:10Discussion
10:10 - 10:13FL-034 Evaluating a standardised algorithm for the management of posthaemorrhagic hydrocephalus in preterm infants, Saniya Mediratta, UK
10:13 - 10:16FL-035 Comparative efficacy of ventriculosubgaleal shunt rersus rentricular reservoir in achieving shunt independence for infants with post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus by six months, Lucinda Chiu, US
10:16 - 10:19FL-036 Short-term outcomes of endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization in children with hydrocephalus at Arusha Lutheran Medical Center in Northern Tanzania: A retrospective study, Kerry Alexandra Vaughan, Tanzania
10:19 - 10:22FL-037 Comparison of third ventriculostomy alone versus with cauterization of the choroid plexus in infants: Preliminary results, Artur Henrique Galvao Bruno Da Cunha, Brazil
10:22 - 10:26Discussion
10:26 - 10:29FL-038 Surgical management of hydrocephalus in open myelomeningocele, Benjamin Hall, UK
10:29 - 10:32FL-039 Jugular foramen stenosis in infants with external hydrocephalus, Giuseppe Cinalli, Italy
10:32 - 10:35FL-040 Why do ventricles dilate? A thermodynamic perspective, Michael Egnor, US
10:35 - 10:38FL-041 Using optic nerve sheath diameter over ventricular size to assess hydrocephalus in pediatric patients with pineal region tumors, Ash Singhal, Canada
10:38 - 10:42Discussion
10:42 - 10:45FL-042 Change in Optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) and Optic Disc Elevation (ODE) in predicting shunt failure in the Emergency department (ED) (CHOOSE study), Adrienne L Davis, Canada
10:45 - 10:48FL-043 Endoscopic management of pediatric complex hydrocephalus – A procedure survival analysis and clinico-radiological outcome study using Ventricular volumetry, Kevin Jude Sudevan, India
10:48 - 10:51FL-044 Elevated systemic venous pressures as a common pathology in prepubertal pediatric idiopathic intracranial hypertension, Marianne Juhler, Denmark
10:51 - 10:54FL-045 Radiologic signs in endoscopic third ventriculocisternostomy in non-communicating pediatric hydrocephalus, Ulrich Wilhelm Thomale, Germany
10:54 - 10:58Discussion
11:00 - 11:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:30 - 12:16Session on Trauma
11:30 - 11:45Invited lecture: Paediatric head injury – changing trends
Ajay Sinha
11:45 - 12:00Invited lecture:
Anthony Figaji
12:00 - 12:08PF-030 Paediatric head injury – How it is different from adult head injury, Chhitij Srivastava, India
12:08- 12:16PF-031 Addressing pediatric severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Ghana: A comprehensive analysis, Samuel Kwasi Dwomoh, Ghana
12:16 - 12:32 Flash Session
12:16 - 12:19FL-046 Improving hospital resource utilization through an advanced practice provider-led pediatric head injury outpatient clinic, Stefanie Hartman, US
12:19 - 12:22FL-047 Neurotrauma and post-traumatic seizures in pediatric patients at an urban level 2 trauma center: A retrospective study, Eric Alexander Grin, US
12:22 - 12:25FL-048 Complexity of skull fractures in children: Characteristic features, clinical assessment and imaging, Alkim Demirci, Bulgaria
12:25 - 12:28FL-049 To what degree does prophylactic anti-seizure medication improve outcomes in children following a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? Soham Bandyopadhyay, UK
12:28 - 12:32Discussion
12:32 - 13:07Presidential Address
12:32 - 12:37Introduction to Presidential Address
12:37 - 13:07Presidential Address
Shlomi Constantini
13:07 - 14:20

LUNCH

13:35 - 14:15Industry Luncheon Symposium
14:20 - 14:35Presentations awards
14:35 - 14:50Cultural Lecture
14:35 - 14:50Devin Singh
14:50 - 15:38Session on Functional
14:50 - 14:58PF-032 Quantitative analysis and clustering of sensory nerves by triggered EMG data during single-level SDR in spastic cerebral palsy with different levels of motor function, Wenbin Jiang, China
14:58 - 15:06PF-033 Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy – Quality of life and spasticity outcomes at 5-year follow-up – the Leeds experience, John Goodden, UK
15:06 - 15:14PF-034 Effect of selective dorsal rhizotomy on bladder dysfunction in children with spastic cerebral palsy: Correlation with intraoperative neurophysiology monitoring, Wenbin Jiang, China
15:14 - 15:22PF-035 The application of neurosurgical treatments for pediatric chronic pain, Sunny Abdelmageed, US
15:22 - 15:30PF-036 Robot-assisted implantation of bilateral GPi DBS electrodes in children with dystonia: experience of planning software integration with bespoke surgical tooling, Moumin Awadelkarim K Mohamed, UK
15:30 - 15:38PF-037 Are intrathecal baclofen test doses needed prior to intrathecal pump implantation? Experience of a tertiary multidisciplinary paediatric complex movement disorder clinic, Jack Wildman, UK
15:38 - 16:02Flash Session
15:38 - 15:41FL-050 Multimodal neurosurgical therapy for cases of severe refractory hypertonia: a case series, Sunny Abdelmageed, US
15:41 - 15:44FL-051 The (missing) impact of Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) on Cerebral Palsy (CP) treatment -concepts, Maria Abel, Germany
15:44 - 15:47FL-052 SDR for genetic diseases, can be effective, Syril James, France
15:47 - 15:50Discussion
15:50 - 15:53FL-053 Woof Woof! What lessons can paediatric epilepsy surgeons learn from helping set up a canine VNS programme? Michael Rust Carter, UK
15:53 - 15:56FL-054 Evaluation of the effect of vagal nerve stimulation with the SenTiva M1000 device on seizure frequency in paediatric patients, Milan Makwana, UK
15:56 - 15:59FL-055 Characteristics of pediatric drug resistant epilepsy responders and nonresponders to vagus nerve stimulation: a retrospective cohort study, James Mossner, US
15:59 - 16:02Discussion
16:02 - 17:02

COFFEE BREAK

Poster Session 2

17:02 - 18:06Top Abstracts Session
17:02 - 17:10PF-038 Post-operative ocular motility disorders in children with posterior fossa tumours: 24 years’ GOSH experience, Nishchit Hegde, UK
17:10 - 17:18Discussant: Conor Mallucci
17:18 - 17:26PF-039 Bridging pediatric epilepsy surgery with basic science: From SEEG to intracellular recordings, Adriano Cattani, Canada
17:26 - 17:34 Discussant: Suchanda Bhattacharjee
17:34 - 17:42PF-040 Embolization vs stereotactic radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformations in children. A comparative trial between two large referral centers, Noa Schwartz, Israel
17:42 - 17:50Discussant: Edward Smith
17:50 - 17:58PF-041 Functional benefit following Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy in ambulant diplegic cerebral palsy shows continued growth in functional improvement at 2 years, George Richard Hudson, UK
17:58 - 18:06Discussant: Benedetta Pettorini
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08:30- 10:04Session on Oncology
08:30 - 08:45Invited lecture:
James Rutka
08:45 - 09:00Invited lecture:
Uri Tabori
09:00 -09:08PF-042 From vein to brain: enhancing trafficking of CAR T-cells to diffuse midline glioma, Louise F Steele Saukila, UK
09:08 - 09:16PF-043 Intraoperative ultra-fast deep-learned CNS tumor classification and its impact on pediatric neurosurgical decision making, Mariska Sie, Netherlands
09:16 - 09:24PF-044 External validation of predictive models for postoperative hydrocephalus in pediatric patients with posterior fossa tumors, Hendrik-Jan Mijderwijk, Germany
09:24 - 09:32PF-045 Subsequent primary neoplasms in survivors after initial radiotherapy in SMARCB1/INI1-deficient atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors (AT/RT) and SMARCB1/INI1-retained AT/RT-like tumors in brain and spine, Tai Tong Wong, Taiwan
09:32 - 09:40PF-046 Revisiting the application of intraoperative MRI in maximizing complete resection in pediatric LGG, Sofie Dietvorst, UK
09:40 - 09:48PF-047 Neurosurgical outcomes for pediatric medulloblastoma in 8 Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Ronnie E Baticulon, Philippines
09:48 - 09:56PF-048 Long-term outcomes of paediatric craniopharyngiomas: multi-centre comparative study, Vitor Nagai Yamaki, UK
09:56 - 10:04PF-049 International rare brain tumor program: Paving the pathway to cure rare brain tumors, Adriana Fonseca, US
10:04- 10:32Flash Session
10:04 - 10:07FL-056 Navigated intraoperative ultrasound in pediatric brain tumors, Kevin Klein Gunnewiek, Netherlands
10:07 - 10:10FL-057 Radioresistant cell surface molecules in paediatric diffuse midline glioma brainstem tumours: a preclinical in vitro study, Sharon Yin Yee Low, Singapore
10:10 - 10:13FL-058 Use of intraoperative MRI (iMRI) in pediatric low grade glioma (pLGG) surgery in the era of high quality intraoperative ultrasound (iUS), Martin Ulrich Schuhmann, Germany
10:13 - 10:16Discussion
10:16 - 10:19FL-059 Evaluation of neurosurgical robot-assisted precision navigation biopsy surgery for pediatric brainstem tumors based on multimodal image fusion and analysis of pathological findings, Wu Qiang Che, China
10:19 - 10:22FL-060 The comparative outcomes in effectiveness of transcallosal interhemispheric over transcortical approach for pediatric intraventricular tumors, Hanna Salauyeva, Belarus
10:22 - 10:25FL-061 The changes in attitude to paediatric tumour sampling for diagnostic and research purposes from 2014 to 2024, Yazan El Adwan, UK
10:25 - 10:28FL-062 Sonodynamic therapy using MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) for pediatric patients with DIPG: a single-center experience with 43 treatments, Gregory Keating, US
10:28 - 10:32Discussion
10:32 - 11:05 COFFEE BREAK
11:05 - 12:09Flash session 2
11:05 - 11:08FL-063 From clinical to imaging: The application of machine learning in the differential diagnosis of Pineal Region Germinoma, Ningrong Ye, China
11:08 - 11:11FL-064 Role of Bevacizumab in Giant progressive Vestibular Schwannomas in NF2 patients following gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Deepak Agrawal, India
11:11 - 11:14FL-065 Aggressive surgical resection for children craniopharyngioma based on prerequisite for hypothalamic preservation: a series of 782 pediatric patients, Shi Xiang Xiangen, China
11:14 - 11:17FL-066 Radical resection of large and giant craniopharyngiomas in children may decrease need for adjuvant radiotherapy, Jillian H Plonsker, US
11:17 - 11:21Discussion
11:21 - 11:24FL-067 Identification and validation of the ferroptosis related hub genes by unsupervised machine learning in medulloblastoma, Qijia Zhan, China
11:24 - 11:27FL-068 Hypnosis and pediatric awake neurosurgery, Pierre Aurélien Beuriat, France
11:27 - 11:30FL-069 A comparative analysis of prognostic factors in thalamic and brainstem H3 K27M–altered diffuse midline gliomas from a tertiary health care center, Aprajita Chaturvedi, India
11:30 - 11:33FL-070 Children with optic pathway gliomas transitioning to adult care – an institutional experience, Franzisca Loebel, UK
11:33 - 11:37Discussion
11:37 - 11:40FL-071 Radiation-induced meningiomas have an aggressive clinical course: the genetic signature is limited to NF2 alterations, and the epigenetic signature is H3K27me3 loss, Seung Ki Kim, South Korea
11:40 - 11:43FL-072 Characterization of the pattern of leptomeningeal metastasis in childhood medulloblastoma, Daniel P Sexton, US
11:43 - 11:46FL-073 Incidence of postoperative paediatric cerebellar mutism syndrome over a 17-year period with an emphasis on the surgical technique – The Alder Hey experience, Natasha Aziz, UK
11:46 - 11:49FL-074 Copy number variation in Sonic Hedgehog (SHH)-Medulloblastoma: inhibitors of HDAC and PI3K as potential therapeutic options, Meena Jhanwar-Uniyal, US
11:49 - 11:53Discussion
11:53 - 11:56FL-075 Should post-operative stereotactic radiosurgery be the standard of care in craniopharyngioma patients? Deepak Agrawal, India
11:56 - 11:59FL-076 Simultaneous single-trajectory endoscopic biopsy and third ventriculostomy in pediatric pineal region tumors: A systematic review and single arm meta-analysis, Silvio De Oliveira Porto Junior, Brazil
11:59 - 12:02FL-077 Cushing’s disease in children – Challenges and outcomes over 15 years in a single centre, Kristian Aquilina, UK
12:02 - 12:05FL-078 The learning curve for intra-operative MRI in a single centre, Chloé Louise Gelder, UK
12:05 - 12:09Discussion
12:09 - 13:05Session on Basic Research and Trials
12:09 - 12:24Invited Lecture:
Michael Taylor
12:24 - 12:32PF-060 TROPHY registry study – Surgical results from 6 months follow-up data, Ulrich Wilhelm Thomale, Germany
12:32 - 12:40PF-061 Site-targeted complement inhibition modifies recruitment and activation of microglia in a neonatal murine model of Germinal Matrix Hemorrhage, Devin Hatchell, US
12:40 - 12:48PF-062 Brain-derived immune cells are important role players in neuroinflammation, Ursula Rohlwink, South Africa
12:48 - 12:56PF-063 Genome-wide and transcriptome-wide association study of neural tube defects implicates primary defects in neurogenesis, Jeffrey Blount, US
 Flash
12:56 - 12:59FL-098 Unveiling therapeutic potentials: Targeting heat shock protein 90 suppresses medulloblastoma cell proliferation and overcomes chemoresistance in medulloblastoma cancer stem cells, Chien Kai Wang, Taiwan
12:59 - 13:02FL-099 Feedback loops in medulloblastoma: The role of Ezh2 and Cyclin D1 in tumor dynamics, Ahmad Chahin, Canada
13:02 - 13:05FL-100 Nanoparticle-laden hydrogel bioink for targeted therapy in pediatric cranial defects, Wanda Lattanzi, Italy
13:05 - 13:08Discussion
13:08 - 13:11FL-101 Montanide ISA51 administration results in immunogenic cytokine release regardless of peptide vaccine administration, Eric Thompson, US
13:11 - 13:14FL-102 Multimodal proteomic analysis of adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma reveals a complex interplay of collagen and inflammatory mediators that may contribute to normal tissue damage, Todd C. Hankinson, US
13:14 - 13:17FL-103 The Human Neuron Project. Optimisation of access to living neural tissue resected as part of a paediatric epilepsy surgery programme, Michael Rust Carter, UK
13:17 - 13:20Discussion
13:20 - 14:35

LUNCH

13:35 - 14:35Industry Luncheon Symposium: Anniversary Celebration
14:35 - 14:45Invited lecture: Our journal: History and perspectives
14:45 - 15:00Academic Awards
15:00 - 15:35 President's Invited Guest
15:00 - 15:05Introduction to President's Invited Guest
15:05 - 15:35President's Invited Guest Lecture
15:35 - 15:45ISPN 2025 Meeting
15:35 - 15:45ISPN 2025 France
15:45 - 16:45

COFFEE BREAK

Poster Session 3


16:45 - 17:33Session on Global Neurosurgery
16:45 - 16:53PF-064 A single centre retrospective ten years of experience: The trends of pediatric neurosurgery cases from 2013 to 2022, Sheila Sumargo, Indonesia
16:53 - 17:01PF-065 Geospatial analysis of access to emergency pediatric neurosurgery care in an underdeveloped country: The case of Peru, Milagros Niquen Jimenez, Peru
17:01 - 17:09PF-066 Virtual telementorship to instruct Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy technique in a Resident Cadaver Lab at Philippine General Hospital, Stephen Dann del Rosario, Philippines
17:09 - 17:17PF-067 Gemini Untwined – a Global Health Service for Craniopagus Twins, Noor Ul Owase Jeelani, UK
17:17 - 17:25PF-068 Sub-Saharan African experience of neurosurgical-oncologic care: challenges and barriers encountered at 7 cancer treatment centers, Joseline Haizel Cobbina, US
17:25 - 17:33PF-069 The awareness of prenatal folic acid intake among mothers with hydrocephalic children at a Tertiary Institution in Lake Zone Region, Mwanza, Tanzania, Christopher Bonfield, US
17:33 - 17:49Flash Session
17:33 - 17:36FL-104 Pediatric neurosurgical outcomes: a retrospective cohort analysis of early outcomes at Bugando Medical Centre, Tanzania, Cyrus Elahi, US
17:36 - 17:39FL-105 The landscape of obstacles to care for Pediatric Central Nervous System Tumors in Ghana – A qualitative analysis of health worker perspectives, Lakshmi Suryateja Gangavarapu, US
17:39 - 17:42FL-106 Global pediatric epilepsy surgery: a national collaborative referral network in Uganda, Sandi Lam, US
17:42 - 17:46FL-107 Intracranial trauma in Brazil, what do we know? An ecological study and geospatial analysis, Nelci Zanon Collange, Brazil
17:46 - 17:49Discussion
17:49 - 18:49Business Meeting
(all ISPN society members)
20:00 - 23:0050TH ANNUAL SOCIETY NETWORKING DINNER
Farewell to ISPN 2024 Toronto & Poncho Ceremony
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10:04 10:44Session on Craniofacial
10:04 - 10:12PF-050 Dominant inactivating variants in GNAS Gene: a novel cause of craniosynostosis in humans, Wang Gang, China
10:12 - 10:20PF-051 Comparative outcomes of posterior vault expansion techniques in craniosynostosis: A retrospective analysis of static, springs classic vector, and springs vertical vector methods, Amparo Saenz, UK
10:20 - 10:28PF-052 Secondary premature fusion of additional sutures after surgery for sagittal craniosynostosis, Megan V Ryan, US
10:28 - 10:36PF-053 Intraoperative intracranial pressure changes in children with craniosynostosis undergoing endoscopic-assisted strip craniectomy, Vincent Aquino, US
10:36 - 10:44PF-054 Outcomes of surgery for non-syndromic craniosynostosis in older children with delayed presentation– our experience, Vishakha Karpe, India
10:32 - 11:05COFFEE BREAK
11:05 - 11:45Session on Craniofacial
11:05 - 11:13PF-055 Brain volume analysis in patients with FGRF-related craniosynostoses, Giovanna Paternoster, France
11:13 - 11:21 
11:21 - 11:29PF-057 Endoscopic surgery for craniosynostosis: A Bibliometric Analysis of Primary Studies, Silvio De Oliveira Porto Junior, Brazil
11:29 - 11:37PF-058 Endoscopic surgery for craniosynostosis: A Systematic Review and Single-Arm Meta Analysis, Silvio De Oliveira Porto Junior, Brazil
11:37- 11:45PF-059 Analysis of delay in treatment in a cohort of craniosynostosis at a tertiary care centre: A surrogate marker for delay of treatment in paediatric neurosurgery, Anuraag Gattu, India
11:45 - 13:00Flash Session
11:45 - 11:48FL-079 Endoscopic treatment of isolated lambdoid craniosynostosis and the ongoing improvement in craniofacial deformity over time, Vincent Aquino, US
11:48 - 11:51FL-080 Diagonal compensatory enlargement of venous sinuses in non-syndromic craniosynostosis: A study of intracranial venous drainage patterns, Vich Yindeedej, Thailand
11:51 - 11:54FL-081 Long-term results of minimally invasive strip craniectomy without helmet therapy for scaphocephaly – a single-centre experience, Katharina Lutz, Switzerland
11:54 - 11:57Discussion
11:57 - 12:00FL-082 Application of virtual planning and 3D printing guide in surgical management of craniosynostosis, Kuan Lin Wu, Taiwan
12:00 - 12:03FL-083 Management of craniosynostosis patients: Insights from Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs), Federico Di Rocco, France
12:03 - 12:06FL-084 Open versus endoscopic surgery for the management of patients with non-syndromic craniosynostosis: an analysis of treatment and costs of related outcomes, Javier Cuellar Hernandez, Mexico
12:06 - 12:09Discussion
12:09 - 12:12FL-085 Early endoscopic strip craniectomy for treatment of bilateral coronal synostosis in children with apert syndrome, Emma Hartman, US
12:12 - 12:15FL-086 Changes in cerebral blood flow following cranial vault remodeling in craniosynostosis, Giuseppe Cinalli, Italy
12:15 - 12:18FL-087 H craniectomy 12-years review in isolated sagittal craniosynostosis: evidence of improvement in reintervention rate and Esthetique results, Giovanna Paternoster, France
12:18 - 12:21Discussion
12:21 - 12:24FL-088 Long-term morphological outcomes of surgical treatment for sagittal synostosis in infants younger than six months, Hamilton Matushita, Brazil
12:24 - 12:27FL-089 Long-term follow-up in 415 operated cases with single suture scaphocephaly, Sofie Dietvorst, UK
12:27 - 12:30FL-090 Papilloedema: a highly specific predictor of raised intracranial pressure in a complex neurosurgical paediatric cohort, Azam Ali Baig, UK
12:30 - 12:33Discussion
12:33 - 12:36FL-091 Utilization of intraoperative ultrasound in endoscopic sagittal suture synostosis repair to optimize incision planning, Ash Singhal, Canada
12:36 - 12:39FL-092 A comparison of the percent of cerebrospinal fluid volume in patients with craniosynostosis before and after surgery using Voxel Based Morphometry, Hirokazu Nakatogawa, Japan
12:39 - 12:42FL-093 Functional Posterior Calvarial Vault Distraction protocol – Maximising functional benefits with PCVD in syndromic craniosynostoses, Suhas Udayakumaran, India
12:42 - 12:45FL-094 Chaos to flow: Categorisation, nomenclature to problem mapping- Proposing a unified interdisciplinary language in craniosynostoses, Suhas Udayakumaran, India
12:45 - 12:48Discussion
12:48 - 12:51FL-095 Ultra early endoscopic synostectomy in craniosynostosis, Aaron Mohanty, US
12:51 - 12:54FL-096 Craniosynostosis in Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Kwadwo Darko, Ghana
12:54 - 12:57FL-097 Positional plagiocephaly: Orthotic treatment results based on anthropometric analysis, Maria Belen Vega, Argentina
12:57 - 13:00Discussion
13:20 - 14:35LUNCH
15:45 - 16:45

COFFEE BREAK

Poster Session 3


16:45 - 17:25Session on Vascular
16:45 - 16:53PF-070 Multidisciplinary treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations in pediatric patients at National Taiwan University Hospital, Sheng Che Chou, Taiwan
16:53 - 17:01PF-071 Characteristics and treatment of intracranial aneurysms in children, Gao Zeng, China
17:01 - 17:09PF-072 Management of paediatric arteriovenous malformations: Is SRS worth the wait, Richard J Edwards, UK
17:09 - 17:17PF-073 Pediatric infectious aneurysms: individual patient pooled analysis on presentation, management and outcomes, Andrew Reisner, US
17:17 - 17:25PF-074 Pediatric cerebral aneurysm: Over 15 years’ experience at the National Neuroscience Institution, Nora Alsedrani, Saudi Arabia
17:25 - 17:49Flash Session
17:25 - 17:28FL-108 Transitions to adulthood and adult care in the management of pediatric arteriovenous malformations, Carla Richetta, US
17:28 - 17:31FL-109 Mechanical Thrombectomy in patients < 5 years of age, Andrew L Garton, US
17:31 - 17:34FL-110 Social and economic impacts of pediatric neurovascular surgery: A qualitative study of parent experiences, Rya Muller, US
17:34 - 17:37Discussion
17:37 - 17:40FL-111 Indirect revascularization for management of vascular steal phenomenon in brain arteriovenous malformations, Vitor Nagai Yamaki, UK
17:40 - 17:43FL-112 Pediatric Basilar Aneurysm: Surgical decision-making and technical nuances for optimal management – A case report, Nadiah Ahmad Fuad, Malaysia
17:43 - 17:46FL-113 The economic and family impact of pediatric neurovascular surgery, Sunny Abdelmageed, US
17:46 - 17:49Discussion
20:00 - 23:0050TH ANNUAL SOCIETY NETWORKING DINNER
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