Archive for October, 2009

The first academic meeting for the Society appeared to be an unqualified success, except perhaps for the weather. The facilities at Madden’s were nearly perfect for a meeting of this size with excellent conference facilities in proximity to the lodge and guest rooms.

The opening reception was collegial and the subsequent presentation and discussion with congressional candidate Maureen Reed, MD provided a preview of the subsequent national debate about healthcare reform.

(l-r)Drs. Bottini, Siddiq, Van Gompel and Chyatte

The subsequent academic program was well attended and provided an intimate small group setting for questions and discussion. Dr. Farhan Siddiq from the University of Minnesota received the Resident’s Award from the Society for his presentation, Comparison Between Primary Angioplasty and Stent Placement for Symptomatic Intracranial Athersclerotic Disease: Meta-analysis of Case Series. Dr. Jamie Van Gompel from Mayo Clinic was also recognized for his presentation, Cortical Ependymoma: An Unusual Epileptogenic Lesion.

Drs. Robert Spinner and Marshall Watson have volunteered to serve as members at large on the Society’s executive committee. Resident members Jeremy Fogelson, MD and Chris Janson, MD have also volunteered to serve as resident members at large. Dr. Giuseppe Lanzino has offered to serve as the Academic Meeting Coordinator for the 2010 meeting. That meeting has been tentatively planned for Friday-Sunday September 17-19, 2010 again at Madden’s Resort in Gull Lake, MN. The meeting has been moved forward three weeks to take advantage of better weather and utilize the resort facilities more fully over the weekend.


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Minnesota Neurosurgical Society Meeting Program, October 2-4, 2009   


Friday, October 2, 2009   

7:00-8:00 PM        Opening reception   

8:00-8:10PM        Anthony Bottini, MD: Welcome and introduction of keynote speaker   

8:10-9:00PM        Maureen Reed, MD: Keynote speaker   

Saturday, October 3, 2009   

Scientific Session I: Moderator-Douglas Chyatte, MD   

7:30-7:35 AM        Douglas Chyatte, MD: Welcoming remarks   

7:35-8:00 AM        Kendall H. Lee, M.D., Ph.D: Neurotransmitter modulation by deep brain stimulation as detected by WINCS   

8:00-8:30 AM        Jefferson T. Miley MD: ENDOVASCULAR MANAGEMENT OF   


8:30-9:00 AM        Giuseppe Lanzino, MD: Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms with the Pipeline Endovascular Device   

9:00-9:30 AM        Douglas Chyatte, MD: Measuring Patient Satisfaction   

9:30-10:00 AM    Stephen J. Haines, MD: Intraoperative MRI in Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery   

10:00-10:15        Break   

Scientific Session II: Moderator- Anthony Bottini, MD   

10:15-10:45 AM    Michael J. Link, MD: Facial reanimation procedures and the surgical treatment of Bell’s palsy   

10:45-11:15 AM    Mary Beth Dunn, MD: Neurosurgical management of tone and spacticity   

11:15- 12:00 AM    Anthony Bottini, MD: Presidential Address   

12:00-1:00 PM    Lunch   

Scientific Session III: Moderator- Douglas Chyatte, MD   

1:00-1:30 PM        Robert J. Spinner, MD: What’s new in brachial plexus surgery?   

1:30-2:00 PM        Dominic Cannella, MD: Comparative Effectiveness Research Or Can Mama Have A Craniotomy?   

2:00-2:25 PM        Jamie J. Van Gompel, MD: Cortical Ependymoma: an Unusual Epileptogenic Lesion.   

2:25-2:50 PM        Farhan Siddiq MD: Comparison between Primary Angioplasty and Stent Placement for Symptomatic Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease:
Meta-analysis of case series   

2:50-3:00PM        Anthony Bottini,MD: Resident’ Award   

3:00-3:15 PM        Break   

Scientific Session IV: Moderator- Anthony Bottini, MD   

3:15-3:45 PM         Matthew A. Hunt, MD: Costotransversectomy and corpectomy: the posterior approach to the front   

3:45-4:15 PM        David G. Piepgras, MD: Appropriate use of spinal instrumentation and fusion   

4:15-4:45 PM        Anthony Bottini, MD: Minimally invasive surgery for lumbar stenosis   

4:45-5:15 PM        Mahmoud Nagib, MD: The value of intraoperative MRI in neurosurgical practice   

Sunday, October 4, 2009   

Scientific Session V: Moderator-Anthony Bottini, MD   

8:30-9:00 AM        Matthew A. Hunt, MD: Blood Brain Barrier Disruption Chemotherapy for CNS Tumors   

9:00-9:30 AM        Drs. Haines and Hood: Surgery vs radiosurgery in the treatment of acoustic neuroma   

9:30-10:00 AM        Chris Janson MD: Evaluation of optimal shunt catheter placement and time-to-failure analysis   

10:00-11:00 AM    Business Session   


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