Events in October 2018

New Generation Neuroendoscopy Clinical Observer Course

October 4 — October 5

Zurich, Switzerland

Spine in XXI Century October 4 — October 8

Nis, Serbia

CNS Annual Meeting October 6 — October 10

Chicago, IL, USA

13th EANO Meeting October 9 — October 14

Stockholm, Sweden

Surgical anatomy of the arm in relation to nerve injuries October 11 — October 12

Leiden, The Netherlands

5th LSORA Ultrasound in Pain Medicine Workshop October 12 — October 13

London, UK

10Th International Symposium on Navigated Brain Stimulation In Neurosurgery & Neuromodulation October 12 — October 13

Berlin, Germany

Al-Mefty’s Course – Microsurgery of Skull Base Tumors October 12 — October 14

Little Rock, AR, USA

AVM2018 – 4th World Congress October 14 — October 16

Montreal, Canada

EFIC Winter School on Cancer Pain October 16 — October 19

Liverpool, UK

27th National Neurosurgical Congress combined with the 9th Congress of the Society of the surgery of the spine and the spinal cord and the 12th Panarab neurosurgical society meeting in October 18 to 20, 2018.

AOSpine Advanced Seminar—Spinal trauma and spinal cord injury October 19 — October 20

Dublin, Ireland

AOSpine Advanced Seminar—Intraoperative neuro-monitoring in spinal surgery; Signal interpretation and actions October 19 — October 20

Turin, Italy

EANS2018 October 21 — October 25

Brussels, Belgium

Global Neuro Dissection Course—Neurotrauma October 25 — October 29

Vienna, Austria

4th European Congress of NeuroRehabilitation (ECNR) 2017 October 25 — October 28

Lausanne, Switzerland

The 5th WFNS Spine Committee Biennial Conference in conjunction with The 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of Indonesian Neurosurgical Society (INS), The 12th Asian Epilepsy Surgery Congress (AESC) and The 2nd International Fujita Bantane Interim Meeting of Neurosurgery

(25/10/2018 – 27/10/2018) / Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC), Bali, Indonesia

Interdisciplinary Forum Pediatric Neurosurgery (IFPN) 2018 October 26 — October 27

Sankt Augustin, Germany

Clinical neurology and neurosurgery October 2016

Gamma knife radiosurgery for brainstem cavernous malformations.
IDH mutation and MGMT promoter methylation are associated with the pseudoprogression and improved prognosis of glioblastoma multiforme patients who have undergone concurrent and adjuvant temozolomide-based chemoradiotherapy.
Management of postoperative pain after Lumbar surgery-pregabalin for one day and 14 days-a randomized, triple-blinded, placebo-controlled study.
Neck range of motion following cervical spinal fusion: A comparison of patient-centered and objective assessments.
Optimal perioperative management of antithrombotic agents in patients with chronic subdural hematoma.
Profile of autonomic dysfunctions in patients with primary brain tumor and possible autoimmunity.
Tibialis anterior muscle herniation with superficial peroneal nerve involvement: Ultrasound role for diagnosis and treatment.

ISPN 2016 – 26 OCTOBER, 2016


Hours Hall A Hall B
08:00 – 08:45 Plenary session 6: Neuro-oncology
Chair: Toshihiko Wakabayashi, Gianpiero Tamburrini,
Tai-Tong Wong
Molecular neuro-oncology,
Stefan Pfister (GERMANY)
Tumours in the first year of life,
Sergio Valenzuela (CHILE)
08:45 – 09:15 Special symposium 2: Hemispheral LGG
Chair: Takanori Onishi, Gianpiero Tamburrini, Tai-Tong Wong
LGG in infants: DIG and astrocytoma,
Gianpiero Tamburrini (ITALY)

LGG in children: DNT and ganglioglioma,
Tad Tomita (USA) Epilepy from low grade gliomas: Current practice and controversies,
James Rutka (CANADA)
09:15 – 10:35 Platform presentations 7: Contemporary Issues in Neurosurgical Education
Chair: Eiji Kohmura, Tad Tomita, Mohamed El Beltagy
PF-042 Intraoperative Neurophysiology in Pediatric Supratentorial Surgery: Experience with 59 cases.
Shlomi Constantini (ISRAEL)
PF-043 Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for infantile brain tumors in infants and young children.
Hideki Ogiwara (JAPAN)
PF-045 Transcallosal interforniceal approach to pineal region tumors in 704 children: operative technique and results.
Wei Liu (Beijing, CHINA)
PF-046 Dose-reduced radiotherapy with platinum-based chemotherapy has improved quality of life in the long-term survivors with germinoma.
Kazuhiko Sugiyama (JAPAN)
PF-047 Analysis about hypersensitivity of intracranial germinomas for low-dose radiation: relationship between volumetric changes and diagnostic radiation dose.

Naoki Kagawa (JAPAN)
PF-048 Vascularization of Optic Gliomas – Primitive Invertebrate-like Channels, Clinical and Therapeutic Implications.
David Houston Harter (USA)
PF-049 Surgical treatment of 88 optic pathway gliomas.
Eveline Teresa Hidalgo (USA)
PF-050 Childhood craniopharyngioma: results of a prospective study of risk-adapted strategies to spare hypothalamus structures.
Stephanie Puget (FRANCE)
PF-051 Quality of Life and Sexual Function in Adulthood Two Decades after Gross-Total Resection of Childhood Craniopharyngioma.
Jeffrey H. Wisoff (USA)
PF-052 Pediatric chordomas: results of a multicentric series of 38 children and proposal for a histopathological prognostic grading system and new therapeutic strategies.
Kevin Beccaria (FRANCE)
10:35 – 10:50 COFFEE BREAK
10:50 – 11:55 Platform presentations 8: Neuro-oncology
Chair: Naoya Hashimoto, Shlomi Constantini, Stephanie Puget
Specal Symposium 3: Neurosurgery Education
Chair: Yasuhiko Akiyama, Federico Di Rocco, Wan Tew Seow
PF-053 The NOPHO-European study on Cerebellar Mutism Syndrome.
Morten Wibroe (DENMARK)

Hard to give and hard to take – the role of feedback in learning

Wan Tew Seow (SINGAPORE)
Debra Nestel (AUSTRALIA)

PF-054 Survival in pediatric medulloblastoma: A population-based observational study to improve prognostication.
Aria Fallah (USA)
PF-055 Repositioning disulfiram as a radio-sensitizer against atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT)
Seung Ki Kim (SOUTH KOREA)
PF-056 Expression of FAT1 and prognosis of children with medulloblastoma.
Hao Li (CHINA)
PF-057 High survival rate in pediatric medulloblastoma with risk-adapted combined chemotherapy and reduced craniospinal radiotherapy.
Tomotsugu Ichikawa (JAPAN)
PF-058 Analysis of prognostic factors and survival in pediatric pineoblastomas: a population-based study using the SEER database.
Hasan Raza Syed (USA)
PF-059 Molecular classification of medulloblastoma in Japan.
Yonehiro Kanemura (JAPAN)
PF-060 Incomplete Tumor Resection and Second Surgery in pediatric patients with Ependymoma Treated within the HIT2000 Trial.
Gertrud Pascalies Kammler (GERMANY)
11:55 – 12:45 Plenary Session 7: Neuro-oncology
Chair: Ryo Nishikawa, Shlomi Constantini, Stephanie Puget
Education Symposium 2: Contemporary Issues in Neurosurgical Education
Molecular biology of CNS germ cell tumours,
Koichi Ichimura (JAPAN)
Barriers in surgical training in Africa
Graham Fieggen (South Africa)Under performing trainees: Recognising and managing
Debra Nestel (Australia)
The value of faculty development in surgical education
Wan Tew Seow (Singapore)
The role of mental rehearsal in preparing for surgery and as a training strategy
Tadanori Tomita (USA)
Delivering bad news in pediatric neurosurgery – Are the residents trained?
Federico Di Rocco (France)
iPS research in fetal CNS malformations,
Hideyuki Okano (JAPAN)
12:45 – 14:00 LUNCH LUNCH
13:00 – 14:00 Luncheon symposium 3
13:00 – 14:00 Luncheon symposium 4
14:00 – 15:00 Special Symposium 4: DIPG- Consensus and controversies
Chair: Kiyoshi Saito, Rick Abbott, Tony Figaji
Brainstem glioma: the biology,
Stefan Pfister (GERMANY)
Clash of the Titans
DIPG: biopsy is mandatory,
Stephanie Puget (FRANCE) vs Martina Messing-Junger (GERMANY)
14:35-14:45 – CANCELED
Controversy? What controversy?
Charles Teo (AUSTRALIA)
Discussion and consensus 2016
15:00 – 15:20 Platform Presentations 9: Neuro-oncology
Chair: Akira Gomi, Rick Abbott, Tony Figaji
PF-061 Role of Surgery in Pediatric Intrinsic Brain Stem Lesions, CCHE-57357 Experience.
Mohamed Ahmed El Beltagy (EGYPT)
PF-062 Robot-assisted multi-catheter chronic intermittent convection enhanced drug delivery for the treatment of paediatric diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG): surgical case series of 10 patients.
William GB Singleton (UK)
15:20 – 15:30 Special Session
Chair: Akira Gomi, Rick Abbott, Tony Figaji
Denver, Colorado: ISPN 2017,
Michael Handler (USA)
15:30 – 16:15 Break | Poster Session III
16:15 – 17:15 Flash sessions 6: Neuro-oncology
Chair: Hideki Ogiwara, Michael Handler, Ramiro Del Rio
Flash sessions 7: Neuro-oncology
Chair: Tadashi Miyagawa, Wolfgang Wagner, Jose Francisco Salomao
16:15 – 16:35
FL-077 Surgery of infantile brain tumors.
Tatsuya Nagashima (JAPAN)
FL-078 Management of pediatric brain tumors, strategies and long term outcome.
Abubakr Darrag Salim (SUDAN)
FL-079 Endoscopic treatment for third ventricular and paraventricular tumors except for germ cell tumors; analysis of the nationwide investigation.
Kenichi Nishiyama (JAPAN)
FL-081 The Surgical treatment of pineal region tumor in infants under three years.
Jie Ma (CHINA)

16:15 – 16:35
FL-092 Genomic Analysis of Pilomyxoid Astrocytoma.
Essam Al Shail (SAUDI ARABIA)
FL-093 Proliferative Index Variability by Location in Pediatric Pilocytic Astrocytomas.
Aaron Robison (USA)
FL-095 Pilomyxoid astrocytomas: A single center experience of 20 consecutive cases and review of the literature.
FL-096 Pilocytic cerebellar astrocytomas in children: Long-term outcome and quality of life.
Francesco Sala (ITALY) Discussion
16:35 – 16:55
FL-082 Cerebellopontine angle tumors in children.
Chunde Li (CHINA)
FL-083 Endonasal Endoscopic Approaches in 28 pediatric cases: Ankara University Series.
Gokmen Kahilogullari (TURKEY)
FL-084 Investigating a thickened pituitary stalk in children: Validating a prospective treatment paradigm.
Erin N. Kiehna (LUSA) FL-085 Isolated Gliomas of the Optic Nerve in Children; A Multi-Center Historical Cohort Study.
Shlomi Constantini (ISRAEL)
FL-086 The role of surgery in pediatric optic pathway gliomas: 156 cases results from one institute.
Yongji Tian (CHINA)
16:35 – 16:55
FL-097 Does tuberin delay the progression to SEGA?
Rakesh Kumar Mishra (BINDIA)
FL-099 The suitability of ADC-mapping to differentiate between recurrent tumor and radiation necrosis in malignant pediatric brain tumors.Sevgi Sarikaya Seiwert (GERMANY)FL-100 Secondary Glioblastoma in the patients with intracranial germ cell tumors treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Hideo Nakamura (JAPAN)
FL-101 Pediatric Infratentorial Ganglioglioma: results of a series of 35 children and literature review.
Stephanie Puget (FRANCE)FL-102 The changing world in pediatric brain tumors: impact of advanced molecular analysis on clinical management. 
Heidi Baechli (GERMANY)Discussion
16:55 – 17:15
FL-087 Pediatric adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma cyst fluid demonstrates a pro-inflammatory milieu.
Todd C. Hankinson (USA)
FL-088 Craniopharyngioma in children – a new classification of surgical relevance.
Venkataramana K Neelam (INDIA)
FL-089 Craniopharyngioma in Children: The experience of management in a cohort series in Taiwan.
Tai Tong Wong (TAIWAN)
FL-090 Transcranial surgery for recurrent craniopharyngiomas in children.
Reizo Shirane (JAPAN) FL-091 Vascular abnormalities after treatment for craniopharyngioma.
Michael H Handler (USA)
16:55 – 17:15
FL-103 Histological subtypes of medulloblastoma and its correlation with genetic abnormalities.
Jennifer S. Ronecker (USA) FL-104 The expression pattern of RBM5 in children with medulloblastoma.
Hao Li (CHINA) FL-105 Protoporphyrin IX Accumulation and Sensitivity to Photodynamic Therapy of Medulloblastoma Cells after Application of 5-Aminolaevulinic Acid.
Thomas Beez (GERMANY) FL-106 High dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell rescue for AT/RT of CNS: Report of 10 cases.
Hsin Hung Chen (TAIWAN)
17:15 – 18:00 Panel: Review of the day’s highlights
Chair: Koichi Ichimura, Anthony Figaji
Stefan Pfister, James Rutka, Koichi Ichimura, Anthony Figaji
18:00 – 19:00 ISPN Business Meeting
(all members)


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