General Scientific Session I: Surgery at the Anatomical Edge
The Geometry Of Education: Patterns For Growth
Vincent C. Traynelis, M.D.
Surgical Approaches to the Craniocervical Junction for the Resection of Chordomas
Raj K. Shrivastava, M.D., Chandranath Sen, M.D., and Peter Costantino, M.D.
Exploring the Limits of Survivability: Rational Indications for Decompressive Craniectomy and Resection of Cerebral Contusions in Adults
Austin R. T. Colohan, M.D., Samer Ghostine, M.D., and Domenic Esposito, M.D.
Application of Endoscopy to Third Ventricular Tumors
Glial Reactivity After Damage: Implications for Scar Formation and Neuronal Recovery
Cecily E. Hamill, Anna Goldshmidt, Olivier Nicole, Robert J. Mckeon, Daniel J. Brat, and Stephen F. Traynelis
CNS Internet Tools and Neurosurgery
Joel D. MacDonald, M.D.
Craniocervical Developmental Anatomy and Its Implications
Arnold H. Menezes, M.D.
New Developments in the Surgical Management of Spinal Cord Compression Caused by Metastatic Tumor
Roy A. Patchell, M.D.
Intracranial atherosclerotic disease: Common, dangerous, and treatable
Ricardo A. Hanel, M.D., Elad I. Levy, M.D., Lee R. Guterman, Ph.D., M.D., L. Nelson Hopkins, M.D.
Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors: Molecular insights and Surgical Innovation
Andrew T. Parsa, M.D., Ph.D., John H. Chi, M.D., M.P.H., Frank L. Acosta, Jr., M.D., Christopher P. Ames, M.D., and Paul C. McCormick, M.D., M.P.H.
General Scientific Session II: Bridging the Gap: Bench to Bedside, Conception to Implementation
Accuray, Incorporated: A Neurosurgical Business Case Study
John R. Adler, Jr., M.D.
Human Embryonic Stem Cells: Hype or Hope?
Viviane S. Tabar, M.D.
Modeling and Preclinical Trials for Gliomas
Pituitary Adenomas and Craniopharyngiomas
Enrico de Divitiis, M.D., Felice Esposito, M.D., Luigi M. Cavallo, M.D., Ph.D., and Paolo Cappabianca, M.D.
Hydrocephalus: New Theories and New Shunts?
Marvin Bergsneider, M.D.
Neurostimulation for Epilepsy, Including a Pilot Study of Anterior Nucleus Stimulation
Nina M. Graves, Pharm.D. and Robert S. Fisher M.D., Ph.D.
Intrinsic Optical Signal Imaging of Normal and Abnormal Physiology in Animals and Humans—Seeing the Invisible
Minah Suh, Ph.D., Saadat Shariff, B.A., Sonya Bahar, Ph.D., Ashesh D. Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., and Theodore H. Schwartz, M.D.
Selective Ablation of Nociceptive Neurons for Elimination of Hyperalgesia and Neurogenic Inflammation
Gabriel C. Tender, M.D., Stuart Walbridge, B.S., Zoltan Olah, Ph.D., Laszlo Karai, M.D., Michael Iadarola, Ph.D., Edward H. Oldfield, M.D., and Russell R. Lonser, M.
Conception to Implication: Craniocervical Junction Database and Treatment Algorithm
Arnold H. Menezes, M.D.
Advances in Biomaterials that Led to the Artificial Disc
Jeremy C. Wang, M.D. and Regis W. Haid, Jr., M.D.
General Scientific Session III: Surgery at the Crossroads
Fractures of the Upper Thoracic Spine:Approaches and Surgical Management
Sean D Christie, M.D., John Song, M.D., and Richard G Fessler, M.D., Ph.D.
Neurosurgery at the Crossroads: Integrated Multidisciplinary Management of 449 Patients with Brain Arteriovenous Malformations
Rose Du, M.D., Ph.D., Michael W. McDermott, M.D., Christopher F. Dowd, M.D., William L. Young, M.D., and Michael T. Lawton, M.D.
Treatment of Spinal Vascular Malformations:
L. Fernando Gonzalez, M.D. and Robert F. Spetzler, MD
Surgery for Parkinson’s Disease: Integration of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Philip A. Starr M.D., Ph.D.
Biomechanical Considerations for Stabilization of the Craniovertebral Junction
Curtis A. Dickman, M.D., and Gregory P. Lekovic, M.D., Ph.D., J.D.
Neurosurgery In Africa
ABDESLAM EL KHAMLICHI, M.D.
Surgery at the Crossroads: Craniocervical Neoplasms
Arnold H. Menezes, M.D., Vincent C. Traynelis, M.D., Albert J. Fenoy, M.D., Bruce J. Gantz, M.D., Stephen F. Kralik, M.D., and Kathleen A. Donovan, A.R.N.P.
Emerging Indications in Stereotactic Radiosurgery: The First Application of Cellular Surgery
Douglas Kondziolka, M.D., M.Sc., F.R.C.S.C., L. Dade Lunsford, M.D., John C. Flickinger, M.D., and Ajay Niranjan, M.Ch.
Multimodality Treatment of Pituitary Adenomas
Nelson M. Oyesiku, M.D., Ph.D.
When it is Not Cervical Radiculopathy: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome—A Prospective Study on Diagnosis and Treatment
J. Paul Muizelaar, M.D., Ph.D., and Marike Zwienenberg-Lee, M.D.
Graft Substitutes for Use in Spinal Fusions
Gregory A. Helm, M.D., Ph.D.
General Scientific Session IV: A Lifetime of Experience, A Future of Possibilities
Contemporary Management of Anterior Circulation Aneurysms
Michiyasu Suzuki, M.D.
Spinal Dysraphism: Impact of Technique and Technology on Expectations
David G. McLone, M.D., Ph.D.
Functional Neurosurgery: Past, Present, and Future
A. L. Benabid, M.D., Ph.D., S. Chabardes, M.D., E. Seigneuret, M.D., P. Pollak, M.D., V. Fraix, M.D., P. Krack, M.D., J. F. LeBas, M.D., Ph.D., S. Grand, M.D., and B. Piallat, Ph.D.
Decompression, Arthrodesis, and Arthroplasty: Decision Making in the Surgical Treatment of Lumbar Disc Disease
Brian E. Snell, M.D. and Dennis J. Maiman, M.D., Ph.D.
Treatment of Hydrocephalus: Mere Survival is Not Enough
Marion L. Walker, M.D.
One Size Does Not Fit All: Choosing a Treatment Strategy for Trigeminal Neuralgia
Giovanni Broggi, M.D., Paolo Ferroli, M.D., Angelo Franzini, M.D., and Luciano Galosi, M.D.
Evolution of Management Strategies for Cerebral Gliomas: The Effects of Science and Technology
Mitchel S. Berger, M.D., and G. Evren Keles, M.D.
Lifetime Experiences and Where We are Going: Chiari I with Syringohydromyelia—Controversies and Development of Decision Trees
Arnold H. Menezes, M.D., Jeremy D.W. Greenlee, M.D., and Kathleen A. Donovan, A.R.N.P.
The Management of Traumatic Brain Injury: The Development of Guidelines and Their Influence
Raymond F. Sekula, M.D. and Jack E. Wilberger, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Innovative Internal Fixation for Cervical Spine Fractures
Eric M. Horn, M.D., Ph.D., Peter H. Maughan, M.D., L. Fernando Gonzalez, M.D., and Stephen M. Papadopoulos, M.D.
Not Your Father’s Lobotomy: Psychiatric Surgery Revisited
Brian Harris Kopell, M.D., Andre G Machado, M.D. Ph.D., Ali R. Rezai M.D
Surgical Management of Cervical Disc Disease: From No Fusion to Fusion and Back Again
Iman Feiz-Erfan, M.D., Jeffrey D. Klopfenstein, M.D., Nicholas C. Bambakidis, M.D., and Volker K. H. Sonntag, M.D.
Granulocyte Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor (GM-CSF) Prevents Apoptosis and Improves Functional Outcome in Experimental Spinal Cord Contusion Injury
Yoon Ha, M.D., Ph.D., Hyune Seon Park, M.D., Chong Woon Park, M.D., Seung Hwan Yoon, M.D., Ph.D., So Ra Park, M.D., Ph.D., Dong Keun Hyun, M.D., Ph.D., Eun Young Kim, M.D., Ph.D., and Hyung Chun Park M.D., Ph.D.
Resident And Young Investigator Awards
Synthes Award for Resident Research on Brain and Craniofacial Injury: Normoxic Ventilatory Resuscitation After Controlled Cortical Impact Reduces Peroxynitrite-Mediated Protein Nitration in the Hippocampus
Edward S. Ahn, M.D., Courtney L. Robertson, M.D., Viktoria Vereczki, M.D., Gloria E. Hoffman, Ph.D., and Gary Fiskum, Ph.D.
Healthcare Management 101
Jonathan A. Tuttle, M.D., William Hamilton, M.B.A., M.H.A., and Cargill H. Alleyne, Jr., M.D.
Acoustic Neuroma Surgical Cost and Outcome by Hospital Volume
Marc S. Schwartz, M.D., William H. Slattery, M.D., Mark Oppenheimer, M.S., and Laurel M. Fisher, Ph.D.
Nociceptive On- and Off-Cells in the Mesopontine Tegmentum
Jonathan Dennis Carlson, M.D.., Ph..D., Nathan Richard Selden, M.D., Ph.D., Kim James Burchiel, M.D., and Mary Magdalen Heinricher, Ph.D.
Simvastatin Attenuates Experimental Cerebral Vasospasm and Ameliorates Serum Markers of Neuronal and Endothelial Injury in Patients After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Dose-Response Effect Dependent on Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase
Matthew J. McGirt, M.D., Graeme F. Woodworth, B.S., Gustavo Pradilla, M.D., Federico Legnani, M.D., David Warner, M.D., Rafael Tamargo, M.D., Richard Clatterbuck, M.D., John R. Lynch, M.D., and Daniel T. Laskowitz, M.D.
Deep Brain Stimulation for Generalized Dystonia and Spasmodic Torticollis: An Examination of the Rate and Extent of Improvement
Richard G. Bittar, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., John Yianni, M.R.C.S., ShouYan Wang, Ph.D., Xuguang Liu, M.D., Ph.D., Dipankar Nandi, M.B.B.S., M.Chir., D.Phil., Carole Joint, R.G.N., Richard Scott, Ph.D., Peter G. Bain, M.D., Ralph Gregory, M.D., John Stein, D.Phil.
Bone Marrow-Derived Flk-1–Expressing CD34+ Cells Contribute To the Endothelium of Tumor Vessels in Mouse Brain
J. G. Santarelli, V. Udani, C. Y. Yung, S. Cheshier, A. Wagers, R. A. Brekken, I. Weissman, and V. Tse
Extent of Glioma Resection Using Low-field (0.2 T) versus High-field (1.5 T) Intraoperative MRI and Image-guided Frameless Neuronavigation
Marvin Bergsneider, M.D., Nouzhan Sehati, M.D., Pablo Villablanca, M.D., David L. McArthur, Ph.D., Donald P. Becker, M.D., and Linda M. Liau, M.D., Ph.D.