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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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