Archive for September, 2013

Dear Society Members and Guests:

Please consider attending this year’s Minnesota Neurosurgical Society meeting.  In addition to an excellent scientific program with presentations on all different aspects of neurosurgery, some of the highlights of this year’s program include a socioeconomic session in the afternoon, an honored guest presentation by Dr. Robert Donley on “Personal Reflections on a Career in Neurosurgery,” and a special report on what the Affordable Care Act means for the neurosurgeon.

We will start our meeting on Friday, October 4, 7:00p – 10:00p for our opening reception with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.  We will recommence Saturday, October 5th, at 8:30a for our all-day event (program attached).  If you would like, please join us on Sunday, October 6th, for the morning business meeting.

I look forward to seeing you in Red Wing.


Giuseppe Lanzino

President of the Minnesota Neurosurgical Society

To reserve a room at the St. James Hotel call 651-388-2846 and refer to our promotion code of MNNS Meeting when making your reservation to receive the discounted rate.  Rooms cannot be reserved online and receive the meeting discount.

Registration forms were emailed by Dr. Lanzino on 8/22/2013. Registration is also available on-site. Registration fee is $200, payable by check at the meeting.


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Friday, October 4th, 2013 MNNS Program

7:00p – 10:00PM Opening reception with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.  St. James Hotel Historic Lobby

Saturday, October 5th, 2013 MNNS Program

Scientific Session I: Moderator-Dr. Douglas Chyatte

8:30 – 8:35 Dr. Giuseppe Lanzino: Welcoming Remarks

8:35 – 8:42 Dr. Anthony Burrows: Complications of Flow Diversion for Intracranial


8:42 – 8:49 Dr. Ross Puffer: Treatment of Cavernous Sinus Aneurysms with Flow Diversion:

Results in 44 patients

8:49 – 9:04 Dr. Daraspreet Kainth: Unsustainable Hospital Charges are incurred in the

Treatment of Medicare Beneficiaries admitted with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

9:04 – 9:19 Dr. Catherine Miller: Endovascular and Surgical Management of Dural Sinus


9:19 – 9:29 Erika Ross: Fornix Deep Brain Stimulation Induces Functional Activation in

Hippocampal Circuitry

9:29 – 9:39 Dr. Grant Mallory: Closed-loop control of dopamine release in a rodent model

of deep brain stimulation

9:39 – 9:45 Dominique Higgins: Microenvironmental Regulation of Glioblastoma Stem

Cells: A Novel Role for Semaphorin3A

9:45 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 10:45 Dr. Maya Babu: Affordable Care Act & the Neurosurgeon

Scientific Session II: Moderator-Dr. Matthew Hunt

10:45 – 10:57 Dr. Adel El-Nashar: Establishing a Neuroanatomy Lab: An answer to an existing


10:57 – 11:07 Dr. Mohammed Abdulaziz: Pattern of Failure in Surgically Resected

Myxopapillary Ependymoma

11:07 – 11:22 Dr. Rabia Qaiser: Associations between Pediatric Brain Tumors and


11:22 – 11:32 Dr. Dino Terzic: An Improved Method for Generating Oligodendrocyte

Progenitor Cells from Murine Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

11:32 – 11:42 Dr. Zoe Zhang: Canine Model for Aggressive Meningiomas and the Role of

Vaccine Immunotherapy

11:42 – 11:57 Dr. Jan Hachmann: Intraspinal Micro-stimulation (ISMS) for Restoration of

Motor Function following Spinal Cord Injury

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 Dr. Robert Donley: Personal Reflections and Reminiscences

Scientific Session III: Moderator-Dr. Giuseppe Lanzino

1:45 – 2:05 Dr. Jeremy Fogelson: Chin on Chest Deformities and Lessons Learned

2:05 – 2:25 Dr. Robert Spinner: Targeted MOC Review in Peripheral Nerve Surgery

2:25 – 2:40 Dr. Jamie Van Gompel: Anterior Inferior Petrosectomy: Integration of

Endoscopic Techniques for Petrous Apex Approaches

2:40 – 2:55 Dr. Douglas Chyatte: Intraoperative C-arm Fluoroscopy

2:55 – 3:10 Dr. Anthony Bottini: Contralateral Minimally Invasive Lumbar Surgery Techniques and Rationale.

3:10 – 3:25 Break

Socioeconomic Session: Moderator-Dr. Anthony Bottini

3:25 – 4:10 Katie Orrico: Washington Update

4:10 – 4:30 Dr. Fredric Meyer: ABNS Update, MOC, Resident Issues

4:30 – 4:50 Dr. Stephen Haines: Outcomes in Neurosurgery

4:50 – 5:15 Q&A with Discussion

6:30 – 7:00 Cocktails

7:00 – 9:00 Dinner and Piepgras Awards

Sunday, October 6th, 2013 MNNS Program

8:00-10:30 AM Annual Minnesota Neurosurgical Society business meeting.

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