Archive for August, 2011

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special meeting rates at the St. James Hotel. To book a hotel room for this meeting, call the St. James Hotel at 800-252-1875. Identify yourself as a participant of the Minnesota State Neurosurgical Society when making your reservation.  Room rates do not include applicable city and state taxes.

This block of rooms will be released on August 19th and regular room rates may apply.


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Friday, September 16, 2011

7:00 – 10:00 PM          Opening Reception at the St. James Hotel, Redwing, MN


Saturday, September 17, 2011____________________________________________________________

   Scientific Session I:   Moderator-Anthony Bottini

7:30 – 7:35                  Chyatte, Douglas: Welcoming remarks

7:35 – 8:05                  Abosch, Avivia: Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is an Effective and Safe Treatment for Movement Disorders, Including Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor, and Dystonia.

8:05 – 8:35                  Reddy, Chandan: Working Toward a Human Brain-Machine Interface: Decoding Arm Kinematics from ECoG.

8:35 – 9:05                  Link, Michael: Hemifacial Spasm.

9:05 – 9:35                  Clarke, Michelle: Primary and Metastatic Tumors of the Spinal Column

9:35 – 10:05                Daniels, David: Design, Sy7nthesis and Evaluation of Novel STAT3 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Malignant Gliomas.

10:05 – 10:15                  Break

Scientific Session II:  Moderator-Giuseppe Lanzino

10:15 – 10:45               Chyatte, Douglas: Injection Therapy for Spinal Problems.

10:45 – 11:15               Beck, Jeff: EMG and Spinal Radiculopathy.

11:15 – 11:45              Bottini, Anthony: Reducing Complications and Costs in Decompressive Surgery for Spinal Stenosis.

11:45 – 1:00                Lunch

Scientific Session III: Moderator-Douglas Chyatte

1:00 – 1:30                  Siddiq, Farhan: Factors Associated with Early Treatment of Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysms in United States.

1:30 – 2:00                  Puffer, Ross: Fate of the Ophthalmic Artery (OA) after Flow-Division for Paraclinoid Aneurysms.

2:00 – 2:30                  Lanzino, Giuseppe: Pipeline Embolization of Complex Intracranial Aneurysms: Hype or Reality?

2:30 – 3:00                  Hassan, Ameer: Rate and Prognosis of Patients Failing Local Anesthesia and Requiring Emergent Intra-Procedural Intubation in Neuro-Endovascular Procedures.

3:00 – 3:10                  Break

Scientific Session IV:            Moderator-Giuseppe Lanzino  

3:10 – 3:40                  Vasquez, Ciro: A Case of Obstructive Hydrocephalus following Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s disease.

3:40 – 4:10                  Kainth, Daraspreet: Epidemiological and Clinical Features of Moyamoya Disease in the United States.

4:10 – 4:40                  Siddiq Farhan: Occurrence and Prognostic Significance of Pseudodissection Phenomenon Associated with Acute Distal Internal Carotid Artery Occlusion.

4:40 – 5:10                  Knight, Emily: fMRI BOLD Signal Changes by Nucleus Accumbens Deep Brain Stimulation in the Pig.

5:10 – 5:40                  Lee, Kendall: Neuromodulation Surgery for Pain and Psychiatric Indications.

   Reception and dinner                                                                       

   7:00-10:00 PM            Keynote speaker Dr. James Bean: Tides of Change: The Economic Evolution of Neurosurgical Practice.

Sunday September 18, 2011

Business Session

8:30 – 10:00

  1. Presentation of Resident’s award
  2. Secretary-treasurer report – Dr. Lanzino
  3. Secretary-Treasurer Election – Dr. Chyatte
  4. 2012 Meeting – Dr. Lanzino
  5. Other business

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