Archive for October, 2016

Agenda for the Meeting

Scientific Session I:  Intracranial Trauma

9:10 am –10:00 am

Moderator:  Matthew Hunt, M.D.

9:10 – 9:20 am  Meghan Murphy, MD – “Multiple Concussions in Young Athletes: Identifying Patients at Risk for Repeat Injury”

9:20 – 9:30 am Manish Sharma, MD – “Analysis of a 100% Survival Rate After Decompressive Lobectomy For Traumatic Brain Injury At A Level 3 Trauma Center”

9:30 – 9:40 am Abdullah Bin Zahid, M.D. and Molly Hubbard, M.D. – “Optimal Bedside Drain Placement for Subdural Hematoma Evacuation”

9:40 – 9:50 am Abdullah Bin Zahid, M.D. – “Eye Tracking a Biomarker for Concussion in the Pediatric Population”

9:50 – 10:00 am Amanda Porter – “Health Care Disparities in Traumatic Brain Injury: The Effect of Insurance on Severity of Presentation.”

10:00 am – 10:40 am Distinguished Lecturer

Joseph Cheng, MD, Yale

10:40 am – 10:50 am  Break

10:40 am – 10:50 am

Scientific Session II:  Skull Base/Tumor 

10:50 am – 11:30 am

Moderator:  Michelle J. Clarke, M.D.

10:50 – 11:00 am Jennifer Grauberger– “Is Patient Age Associated with Perioperative Outcomes Following Surgical Resection of Benign Cranial Nerve Neoplasms?”

11:00 – 11:10 am Amanda Porter – “Increased Body Mass Index as a Risk Factor for Morbidity in Benign Cranial Nerve Tumor Resection”

11:10 – 11:20 am Christopher Graffeo, M.D – “Microsurgery for Recurrent Vestibular Schwannoma After Previous Gross Total Resection: Case Series and Systematic Review”

11:20 – 11:30 am Christopher Graffeo, M.D. – “Preoperative Diagnosis of Vagal and Sympathetic Cervical Schwannomas Based on Radiographic Findings”

Scientific Session III:  Vascular

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Moderator:  Andrew Grande, M.D.

11:30 – 11:40 am Joshua Lim, M.D. – “Cerebral Vasospasm of Undetermined Significance in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Treatments and Outcomes.”

11:40 – 11:50 am Panos Kerezoudis, M.D. – “Predictors of 30-Day Perioperative Morbidity and Mortality of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysm Surgery”

11:50 – 12:00 pm Mohammed Alvi, M.D. – “Coma and Stroke Following Surgical Treatment of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysm: An ACS-NSQIP Study”

12:00 pm – 1:20 pm  Lunch  James J. Hill South Room


Scientific Session IV:  ICP & EVD  

1:20 pm – 2:00 pm

Moderator: Stephen Haines, M.D.  Summit Room

1:20 – 1:30 pm Molly Hubbard, M.D. – “Elevated Intracranial Pressure Causes Reversible Eye Tracking Changes Detected While Viewing Film Clip”

1:30 – 1:40 pm Coridon Quinn, M.D. “Stay on Target: External Ventricular Drain Accuracy Grading Scale”

1:40 – 1:50 pm David Darrow, M.D. – “Creation of the National EVD Consortium for Infection”

2:00 – 2:20 pm U of M Update    Steven Haines, M.D., University of Minnesota

2:20 – 2:40 pm  Mayo Clinic Update  Robert Spinner, M.D., Mayo Clinic

2:40-3:00  Sunshine Act  Cati Miller, M.D.,

Council of State Neurosurgical Societies Socioeconomic Fellow

3:00 pm – 3:20 pm  Break


Scientific Session V:  General

3:20 pm – 4:20 pm

Moderator:  Ann Parr, M.D., PhD

3:20 – 3:30 pm Panos  Kerezoudis, M.D.  – “30 Day Postoperative Morbidity and Mortality After Temporal Lobectomy for Intractable Epilepsy”

3:30 – 3:40 pm Molly Hubbard, M.D. – “Naturally Occurring Canine Glioma as a Model for Novel Therapeutics”

3:40 – 3:50 pm Catherine Miller – “The Effects of Obesity on Neurosurgery: Are Changes Needed? “

3:50 – 4:00 pm         William Gibson, M.D. –  “Investigating the Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation on Functional and Effective Connectivity in Humans Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging.”

4:00 – 4:10 pm         Bryan Ladd, M.D. – Feasibility of Telementoring for Micro Neurosurgical Procedures Utilizing a Microscope, a Proof-of-Concept Study

Evening Reception, Dinner and Piepgras Awards

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Pazzaluna Restaurant  360 St. Peter St., St. Paul


Sunday, October 9, 2016

MNNS Business Meeting

9:00 am – 10:00 am

St. Paul Hotel Restaurant

*For meeting participants, please go to here to complete your Attendance Verification Form and Evaluation Form. There will also be an informational email sent out after the meeting with this link. Once this survey is completed, participants’ CME Certificate will be emailed within one month after the completion of the meeting.


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