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)


ISPN 2016 – 25 OCTOBER, 2016

ISPN2016-44th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN).

October 23 — October 27

Kobe, Japan
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Hours Hall A Hall B
08:00 – 08:50 Platform presentations 6: Education | Trauma and Cerebrovascular
Chair : Michiyasu Suzuki, Saffet Mutluer, Llewellyn Padayachy
PF-035 Clinical decision rule to obtain CT scan for infants with minor head injury – Comparison with PECARN and application of quantification methods type II.
Tadashi Miyagawa (JAPAN)
PF-036 Resource Utilization in the Transfer of Pediatric Patients with Head Injuries.
Albert Gregory (USA)
PF-037 Therapeutic strategy for severe traumatic brain injury in children and indication of decompressive craniectomy –a single center experience
Takashi Araki (JAPAN)
PF-038 Pediatric spinal vascular malformation, considers of classification, diagnosis and treatment.
Gao Zeng (CHINA)
PF-039 Posterior cerebral artery stenosis and posterior revascularization surgery in pediatric patients with moyamoya disease.
Tomomi Kimiwada (JAPAN)
PF-040 Pediatric brain cavernous malformations and rebleeding: infratentorial vs. supratentorial clinical presentation and surgical treatment.
Miroslav Gjurašin (CROATIA)
08:50 – 10:15 Flash Session 4: Trauma and Cerebrovascular
Chair: Young-Soo Park, Young-Shin Ra, Jie Ma
Flash Session 5: Spine
Chair: Kazuaki Shimoji, Dachling Pang, Samer Elbabaa
08:50 – 09:10
FL-037 Intracranial Hemorrhage in Newborns (Excluding Intraventricular Hemorrhage in Premature Infants)
Ayumi Nakata (JAPAN)
FL-038 Correlation between retinal hemorrhages and acute subdural hematomas of infants.
Ishizaki Ryuji (JAPAN)
FL-039 Outcome Comparison Between Surgically Treated Chronic Subdural Hematoma And Subdural Effusion In Infants.
Liew Boon Seng (MALAYSIA)
FL-040 Burden of Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injuries: Single Centre Experience over 3 years.
Renu Saini (INDIA)
FL-041 Decompressive craniectomy for severe traumatic brain injury in children.
Kenichi Usami (FRANCE)
08:50 – 09:10
FL-057 Current trends and issues of the initial treatment for myelomeningocele in Japan −Analysis using the clinical data from Disease Procedure Combination system.
Mayu Takahashi (JAPAN)
FL-058 Surgical management of Myelomeningoceles series of 102 cases.
Loubna Rifi (MOROCCO)FL-059 Myelomeningocele – contemporary postnatal treatment and related outcome perspectives.
Martina Messing Juenger (GERMANY)
FL-060 Management of myelomeningocele in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Mthandeni Nkosinathi Mnguni (SOUTH AFRICA)
FL-061 Long-term follow up of 136 patients with myelomeningocele, predictors of good prognosis, post natal surgery.
Nelci Zanon (BRAZIL)
09:10 – 09:30
FL-042 Referral pattern and outcome in pediatric cervical spine trauma in a UK Pediatric Major Trauma Centre: a 2 year prospective case series study.
Vita Stagno (UK)
FL-043 Fractures of the skull base in children.
Mikle Talabaev (BELARUS)
FL-044 Neurotrauma Care Depends on An Effective Team Attributes: Evidence from a Discrete Choice Experiment.
Ash Singhal (CANADA)

FK-045 Outcome of AVM treatment in children.
Tristan Van Doormaal (THE NETHERLANDS)
FL-046 Multimodality Management of Pediatric Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM).
Yasser Ismail Orz (SAUDI ARABIA)
09:10 – 09:30
FL-062 Comparative Evaluation of Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in Children with Occult Spinal Dysraphism and Myelomeningocele under Follow-up for Tethered Spinal Cord.
Hüseyin Canaz (TURKEY)
FL-063 Towards a pathophysiological understanding of Lipomyelomeningocele: Clues from histological and molecular analysis of an institutional case series of symptomatic Lipomyelomeningocele.
Gesa Cohrs (GERMANY) FL-064 Recognition of Limited Dorsal Myeloschisis and Proper Management Yield Excellent Surgical Outcomes: Early Experience.
Inthira Khampalikit (THAILAND)

FL-065 Limited Dorsal Myeloschisis’ Association with Dermoid Elements and its Surgical Implication.
Sebastian Eibach (GERMANY/USA)
FL-066 Limited Dorsal Myeloschisis: our experience at Hopital Femme Mere Enfant of Lyon.
Federico Di Rocco (FRANCE)
09:30 -09:50
FL-047 Pediatric Intracranial Aneurysms: Characteristics, Presentation, Management and Outcome.
Yasser Ismail Orz (SAUDI ARABIA)
FL-048 Ruptured intracranial aneurysms in children: management and outcome.
Matthieu Vinchon (FRANCE) FL-049 Paediatric intracranial aneurysms: Transition of a unit into endovascular management.
Andile Lungani Mbatha (SOUTH AFRICA)
FL-050 Direct surgical treatment of pediatric intracranial pial arteriovenous fistula.
Young Soo Park (JAPAN)
FL-051 Intracranial arteriovenous malformations treated with Gamma Knife radiosurgery in children.
Ismail Demir (KOREA)
09:30 – 09:50
FL-067 Investigation in our cases of congenital dermal sinus with the combination of morphological and pathological features.
Yuzuru Tashiro (JAPAN)
FL-068 Minimally invasive surgical approach to filum lipoma.
Toshiaki Hayashi (JAPAN)FL-069 The Spectrum of Caudal Agenesis and Associated Malformations.
José Francisco M Salomão (BRAZIL)
FL-070 The spectrum of childhood angular kyphosis: a multidisciplinary approach.
Erwin M.J. Cornips (THE NETHERLANDS)
FL-071 Proatlas Segmentation Anomalies.
Natarajan Muthukumar (INDIA)
FL-052 Clinical manifestations of infantile moyamoya disease – A comparison with schoolage and pubertal moyamoya disease.
Seiichiro Eguchi (JAPAN)FL-054 Is temporal indirect revascularization enough for pediatric patients with moyamoya disease.
Meng-Fai Kuo (TAIWAN)FL-055 Utility of Time-Resolved Imaging of Contrast Kinetics (TRICKS) MRI in Evaluating Pediatric Direct and Indirect Bypass Surgery for Moyamoya Syndrome.
Abilash Haridas (USA)
FL-056 Evaluation of cerebral blood flow after indirect revascularization in pediatric patients of moyamoya disease using multiphase selective arterial spin labeling MRI.
Ai Muroi (JAPAN)
09:50 – 10:15
FL-072 Posterior fossa decompression in pediatric Chiari-1 malformation: choosing the best technique.
Anton E. Korshunov (RUSSIA)
FL-073 Soboccipital Decompression with Duraplasty for Chiari Malformation – experience with 106 consecutive pediatric patients.
Jeffrey H. Wisoff (USA)FL-074 Re-evaluation about the Indication of Foramen Magnum Decompression for Achondroplasia based on the Consensus Guidelines.
Mihoko Kato (JAPAN)
FL-075 Hypertrophy of the soft tissue at the retro-odontoid space in patients with Chiari malformation type I.
Yasuhiko Hayashi (JAPAN)
10:15 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK | Poster session II
11:00 – 12:05 Plenary Session 5: Invited speakers
Chair: Akira Matsumura, Chandrashekar Deopujari, Jack Walker
Enchanting Kobe – A stylish port city,
Eiko Kawagoe (JAPAN)
“So, what do you want to learn?” An educationalist perspective on teaching and learning in the operating theatre 
Debra Nestel (AUSTRALIA)
Raimondi Award
The eye as a window to the brain,
Llewellyn Padayachy (SOUTH AFRICA)
12:05 – 12:50 Presidential Oration
Chair: Chandrashekar Deopujari, Jack Walker
The Dawn of Neurosurgery in Pre-Conquest Mesoamerican Territories
Graciela Zuccaro (ARGENTINA)
Introduced by Sergio Velenzuela

ISPN 2016 – 24 OCTOBER, 2016

ISPN2016-44th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN).

October 23 — October 27

Kobe, Japan
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Hours Hall A Hall B
08:00 – 08:30 Opening Ceremony
08:30 – 09:00 Plenary session 1: Fetal diagnosis and management
Chair: Hajime Arai, Martina Messing-Jünger, Nelci Zanon
ISPN @ 44: historical reflection,
Tad Tomita (USA)
Prenatal diagnosis of CNS anomalies,
Ritsuko Pooh (JAPAN)
09:00 – 09:32 Platform presentations 1: Fetal diagnosis and management
Chair: Hiroaki Sakamoto, Martina Messing-Jünger, Nelci Zanon
PF-001 Zika Virus Fetal Encephalitis Outbreak: What Is the role of the Pediatric Neurosurgeon In the response strategy?
Carlos Eduardo Jucá (BRAZIL)
PF-002 First 50 Fetal In-Utero Microsurgical Myelomeningocele Repairs: Critical Comparison of Neurosurgical and Maternal Outcomes To The MOMS Trial.
Samer K Elbabaa (USA)
PF-003 Lessons learned after 180 fetal surgeries for myelomeningocele.
Sergio Cavalheiro (BRAZIL)
PF-004 First Year Neurologic Outcome After Fetal Surgery.
Huseyin Canaz (TURKEY)
09:32 – 10:00 Flash session 1: Fetal diagnosis and management
Chair: Yuzuru Tashiro, Martina Messing-Jünger, Nelci Zanon
FL-001 Fetal Closed Spinal Malformations – detection and outcome.
Liana Adani Beni (ISRAEL)
FL-002 Three-Dimensional Modeling of Fetal Myelomeningocele.
Michael H Handler (USA)
FL-003 A New Method for Evaluating Myelomeningocele Lesion Level in Fetuses.
Daisuke Sakamoto (JAPAN)

FL-004 Fetal ventriculomegaly: External validity of a fetal MRI-based model to predict the need for post-natal CSF diversion.
Jared M. Pisapia (USA)
FL-005 Prenatal closure of myelomeningoceles: does it reduce the need for VP shunts?
Paul A. Grabb (USA)
Discussion/ Ethics of Fetal Interventions
10:00 – 10:30 COFFEE BREAK
10:30 – 11:00 Plenary Session 2: Spine and Craniofacial
Chair: Jun Kurihara, Adrian Caceres, Francesco Sala
Nursing Symposium 1
Chair: Yumi Doi, Lindy May, Angela Forbes
Myelocystocele,KC Wang (KOREA), Dachling Pang (USA)
Advanced Practice Neurosurgical Nursing in the USA
Cathy Cartwright (USA)
11:00 – 12:20 Platform presentations 2: Spine and Craniofacial
Chair: Reizo Shirane, Adrian Caceres, Francesco Sala
NS-001 Articulating the paediatric neurosurgical nursing practice model of care at CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda: challenging current thought with emerging evidence
Angela Louise Leonard (SOUTH AFRICA)
PF-005 New classification of spinal lipomas based on embryonic stage.
Nobuhito Morota (JAPAN)
PF-006 Histopathology of the filum terminale in children with and without tethered cord syndrome with attention to the elastic tissue within the filum.
Paul Steinbok (CANADA)
NS-002 Gaining service users perspectives to develop the training and education of nurses on a neurosurgical ward
Nicola Wilson (UNITED KINGDOM)
PF-007 More than traction? New insights into the pathophysiology of “Tethered Cord Syndrome”.
Friederike Knerlich Lukoschus (GERMANY)
NS-003 A multi-disciplinary prenatal support team

Chika Teramoto (JAPAN)
PF-008 The management of craniocervical junction abnormalities in skeletal dysplasia: experience of a single institute.
Ryo Ando (JAPAN)
NS-004 Treatment of Intraventricular Hemorrhage and Post Hemorrhagic Hydrocephalus in Preterm Infants
Angela Forbes (USA)
PF-009 Bladder control in children with spinal dysraphism.
Gerald F Tuite (USA)
NS-005 Physical therapy for neonates with myelomeningocele

Takahito Iitsuka (JAPAN)
PF-010 Craniovertebral Instability: A Description Of a New Syndrome.
Harold Rekate (USA)
NS-006 Is there concordance between child and parent ratings of Health Related Quality of Life reports, in children with spinal dysraphism?
PF-011 Significance of increased initial pB-C2 distance on radiographic outcomes in Chiari Type 1 malformation.
Richard Aaron Robison (USA)
NS-007 Non-germinoma germ cell tumors (NGGCT) masquerading as seasonal allergies: subsequent NP management following oncologic diagnosis
Kamilah A Dowling (USA)
PF-012 Growth and Alignment Following Subaxial Cervical Spine Instrumentation and Fusion in Pediatric Patients: Preliminary Results From A Multi-Institutional Study of the Pediatric Craniocervical Society.
Richard Anderson (USA)
NS-008 Nursing of patient with aphasia after brain tumor surgery: how to care for the patient the way they used to live

Yuka Nouji (JAPAN)
PF-013 Safety and Efficacy of Posterior Hemivertebrectomy in Congenital scoliosis in Children.
Sandip Chatterjee (INDIA)
PF-014 Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring in brainstem and complex spinal surgery: optional or mandatory?
Guirish Solanki (UK)
12:20 – 12:50
Plenary Session 2 (continue): Spine and Craniofacial
Chair: Hiroaki Date, KC Wang, Zulma Tovar-Spinoza
Genetics of craniosynostosis,
Maximilian Muenke (USA)
NS-009 The Importance of Assessing for Papilledema in Children with Raised Intracranial Pressure.  (Case Study)

Michele Maree (SOUTH AFRICA)
NS-010 Managing complex hydrocephalus with the help of telemetric shunt reservoir pressure readings- Challenges and future strategies : A case study

John Preston (UNITED KINGDOM)12:20-12:28
NS-018 The Holistic Nursing care of a child with vein of galen aneursym

Francesca White (UNITED KINGDOM)
NS-019 Physical theraphy for a case of trisomy 18.

Tadashi Kosugi (JAPAN)
12:50 – 14:00 LUNCH LUNCH
13:00 – 14:00 
Luncheon symposium 1
13:00 – 14:00 
Luncheon symposium 2
14:00 – 14:15 Plenary Session 3: Craniofacial | Epilepsy & Functional
Chair: Toshiki Yoshimine, William Harkness, Farideh Nejat
Nursing Symposium 2
Chair: Atsuko Harada, Cathy Cartwright, Lydia Ssenyonga
The genetics of epilepsy: a practical guide for the neurosurgeon,
James Rutka (CANADA)
NS-011 Improved skin care procedure during distraction osteogenesis for craniosynostosis
Ayana Uegaki
14:15 – 15:20 Platform Presentations 3: Craniofacial | Epilepsy & Functional
Chair: Isao Date, William Harkness, Farideh Nejat
NS-011 Distraction for distraction
Yuko Hirano (JAPAN)
PF-015 Epilepsy Surgery in Pediatric Intractable Epilepsy with Destructive Encephalopathy.
Dong Seok Kim (KOREA)
PF-016 Callosotomy for drop events and Peri-Insular Hemispherotomy following neonatal strokes are highly effective single stage operations in Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery.
Jeffrey P. Blount (USA)
NS-012 Seeing double: craniopagus conjoined twins
Bindu Peter (USA)
PF-017 Epilepsy associated glioneuronal tumours in children: is it time for a more aggressive management strategy?
Martin Miles Tisdall (UK)
NS-013 Knowing a thing or “TWO” about proper positioning for conjoined craniopagus twins
Cecile Edwards (USA)
PF-018 Predicting successful antiepileptic drug withdrawal in children after epilepsy surgery.
NS-014 Systematic approach to improved acute postoperative management of patients following functional hemispherectomy
Herta Yu (CANADA)

PF-019 Initial experience with endoscopic ultrasonic aspirator in pure neuroendoscopic removal of intraventricular tumors. 

Giuseppe Cinalli (ITALY)

Preoperative complete cognitive evaluation in children operated on for single suture craniosynostoses: early recognition and rehabilitation of selective impaired functions contribute to an improvement of long term neurodevelopmental outcome. 
Daniela Chieffo (ITALY)
PF-021 Intraoperative administration of ε-aminocaproic acid is associated with reduced blood loss in children undergoing craniofacial reconstructive surgery: a retrospective analysis.
Robert Keating (USA)
NS-016 A case of successful functional posterior rhizotomy with multidisciplinary collaboration
Masato Yamashita (JAPAN)
NS-017 A review of the VNS device ASPIRE SR with auto stimulation function, versus standard VNS therapy

Kate Watts and Michelle Seymour (UNITED KINGDOM)
Discussion and close
PF-022 Neuroradiological management and surgical decision making for separation of craniopagus twins.
James Tait Goodrich (USA)
15:20 – 16:00 Break | Poster Session I
16:00 – 16:30 Special Symposium 1: Epilepsy & Functional: Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy
Chair: Nobuhito Morota, Paul Steinbok, Seung-Ki Kim
Platform Presentations 4: Craniofacial
Chair: Susumu Ito, John Kestle, Hamilton Matushita
PF-023 Outcomes of selective dorsal rhizotomy for children with spastic cerebral palsy using multi-level laminoplasty versus single-level laminectomy.
Sui To Wong (HONG KONG)
PF-032 Decompressive cranioplasty for mild metopic suture synostosis with clinical symptoms can improve function of the frontal lobe. –A prospective dual institutional analysis including a natural history period.
Kazuaki Shimoji (JAPAN)
PF-024 Long Term Impact of Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy On The Quality Of Life Of Ambulant Children With Diplegic Cerebral Palsy.
Marina Pitsika (UK)
PF-033 The surgical selection of distraction osteogenesis for craniosynostosis in our facility.
Hirokatsu Osawa (JAPAN)
PF-025 SDR in patients with severe spasticity with GMFCS 4-5: Results and Lessons learnt.
Liana Adani Beni (ISRAEL)
PF-034 Correction of Nasal Angulation in Children with Unilateral Coronal Synostosis.
Hamilton Matushita (BRAZIL)
PF-026 Selective dorsal rhizotomy for hereditary spastic paraparesis in children.
Julia Sharma (CANADA)
16:30 – 17:10 Platform Presentations 5: Epilepsy & Functional
Chair: Tatsuya Nagashima, Paul Steinbok, Seung-Ki Kim
Flash Session 2: Craniofacial
Chair: Shigeo Kyutoku, John Kestle, Hamilton Matushita
PF-027 Effects of focal brain cooling in patients with intractable epilepsy: changes in intraoperative electrocorticogram and neurotransmitter concentrations.
Sadahiro Nomura (JAPAN)
FL-017 Craniopagus surgery as an emergency.
Farideh Nejat (IRAN)
FL-018 Frequency and age distribution of accessory cranial sutures in the parietal and occipital bones.
Takumi Yamanaka (JAPAN)
FL-019 Craniosynostosis versus Early Fontanel Closure: Can Misconceptions Influence Referral and Surgery Timing?
Gabriela Oliveira (BRAZIL)
FL-021 Is the previous concept true that intracranial pressure is low in microcephalic children? – the results of the Camino cortical intracranial pressure monitoring in 24 microcephalic children with developmental delay.
Soo Han Yoon (KOREA)

PF-028 Altered regional homogeneity in epileptic patients with infantile spasm: a resting-state fMRI study.
Qian Chen (CHINA)
PF-029 The role of Intraoperative MRI in influencing the outcomes of Resective Epilepsy Surgery-An Initial experience.
Santosh Mohan Rao Kanangi (UK)
PF-030 Comparison in outcomes between corpus callosotomy and vagus nerve stimulation for medically refractory epilepsy in children.
Takamichi Yamamoto (JAPAN)
PF-031 Surgical Management of Hypothalamic Hamartomas with Epilepsy: A 5-year experience with 92 cases.
Chunde Li (CHINA)
FL-022 Does the addition of Barrel Staves improve results in Endoscopic Strip Craniectomy for Sagittal Craniosynostosis?
Suresh N. Magge (USA) FL-023 Management of sagittal craniosynostosis in Mansoura University Hospital: Assessment of two surgical techniques.
Hatem Ibrahim Badr (EGYPT)
FL-025 Risk for Chiari Malformation Type 1 in Sagittal Synostosis treated by an open technique.
Laura Valentini (ITALY)

FL-026 Outcome 25 years after surgery for scaphocephaly.
Niina Salokorpi (FINLAND)

17:10 – 18:00
Flash Session 3: Epilepsy & Functional
Chair: Shigeru Nishizawa, Martin Tisdall, Arto Imonen
FL-006 99mTc -HMPAO SPECT co-registered to MRI in children candidate for epilepsy surgery.
Morten Ziebell (DENMARK)
FL-007 Surgical Outcome and Neurocognitive Development after Surgery in Infantile Intractable Epilepsy Patients.
Ju Seong Kim (KOREA)

FL-008 Epilepsy surgery in children below five years —-An institutional experience. Milind Sankhe (INDIA)
FL-009 The features of pediatric epileptic surgery.
Haruhiko Kishima (JAPAN)

FL-011 Callosotomy in children – complications and perioperative blood loss.
Daniel T. Nilsson (SWEDEN)

FL-012 Long-term seizure remission and developmental gains after total corpus callosotomy in children with intractable epilepsy.
Masaki Iwasaki (JAPAN)

FL-013 Clinical outcome of total corpus callosotomy in a single epilepsy centre.
Hsin Hung Chen (TAIWAN)
FL-014 VNS revision surgery in children.
Erwin M. J. Cornips (THE NETHERLANDS)

FL-016 MRI Laser ablation for Cavernomas in Children: Initial experience in 6 cavernomas and technical notes.
Zulma Sarah Tovar Spinoza (USA)

17:10 – 17:30
FL-027 MCDO (Multi-directional cranial distraction osteogenesis) system for craniosynostosis.
Akira Gomi (JAPAN)
FL-028 Computer-assisted shape descriptors for skullmorphology in craniosynostosis.
Kyu Won Shim (KOREA) FL-029 Skull comparison using curvature maps: first step in the development of fully objective, automated surgical planning techniques.
Manon L Tolhuizan (THE NETHERLANDS)
FL-030 Radiation-free 3D head shape and volume evaluation after endoscopically assisted trignocephaly surgery.

FL-031 Results of craniosynostosis surgery. About 56 cases.
Oscar García Gonzàlez (MEXICO)
FL-032 Surgical Treatment of Non-Syndromic Craniosynostosis: The Rady Children’s Hospital Experience.
Cecilia L. Dalle Ore (USA)
FL-033 Geometric Correction of Non- Syndromic Craniosynostosis – Aesthetic outcome analysis.
Suhas Udayakumaran (INDIA) FL-034 Does early cosmetic evaluation predict the cosmetic outcome 20 years later in patients treated for craniosynostosis during early childhood.
Willy Serlo (FINLAND)

FL-035 Long-term results of frontal and bilateral cranial distraction osteogenesis for multi-suture craniosynostosis.
Susumo Ito (JAPAN)

FL-036 The long term outcome of the management of active hydrocephalus in children with complex craniosynostoses at diagnosis: is it always possible to avoid further constriction?
Gianpiero Tamburrini (ITALY)

18:00 – 18:30 Plenary Session 4: Leadership
Chair: Masao Matsutani, Graciela Zuccaro, Graham Fieggen
Leadership in Neurosurgery:
Lessons learned,
James T Rutka

World Neurosurgery October 2016

Accidental intrathecal injection of ionic contrast: case report and review of the literature.
Differences in type composition of symptom clusters as predictors of quality of life between patients with meningioma and glioma.
Magnetic Resonance-Guided Laser Ablation for the Treatment of Recurrent Dural Based Lesions: A Series of Five Cases.
Multisensory interplay within human auditory cortex: new evidence from intraoperative optical imaging of intrinsic signal.
Neuronavigated fiber dissection with pial preservation: a laboratory model to simulate opercular approaches to insular tumors.
Poor prognosis and challenging in treatment of optic nerve malignant gliomas: A literature review and case report series.
Rapid and Minimally-Traumatic Replacement of Stimulator Extension Cables: Technical Note on a Novel Use for Sternal Wire.
Rapid Recovery from Paraplegia in a Patient with Foix-Alajounine Syndrome.
Rathke cleft cyst with entirely ossified cyst wall and partially solid content in the cyst: a case report and literature review.
Ten-year survival of Ugandan infants after myelomeningocele closure.
Trepanation in Ancient China.
Utilization of a technique of percutaneous S2-alar-iliac fixation in immunocompromised patients with spondylodiscitis.