August 12 AANS/CNS Pre-Symposium Course


 AANS/ CNS NeuroTrauma and Critical Care Section Course

CME Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of VCU Health Continuing Medical Education and International Conference Services, Ltd.

VCU Health Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. VCU Health Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Proposed Program


Talk Title


Debates in Neurotrauma Treatment of Brain and Spina Cord Injury
07:30 AANS/ CNS Breakfast
 Neurotrauma History and Guidelines Updates  – Module 1 Moderator:
Eve C. Tsai
08:30 Brain Injury Guidelines History and Update David Onkonkwo
08:50 Spinal Cord Injury History Charles Tator
09:10 Spinal Cord Injury Trials and Guidelines Update Michael G. Fehlings
09:30 Pediatric Trauma History and Guidelines Update David Adelson
09:50 Questions
10:00 Coffee Break
Should ICP Monitoring be Continued? Moderator:
Alan Hoffer
10:30 Case Presentation – Patient with Bifrontal Confusions, No Signification Hemorrhagic Lesion Alan Hoffer
10:35 Pro Greg Hawryluk
10:45 Con Daniel Michael
10:55 Discussion and Verdict
Surgical Treatment of Elderly with Odontoid Fracture
11:00 Case Presentation Jamie Wilson
11:05 Pro Jefferson Wilson
11:15 Con James Harrop
11:25 Discussion and Verdict
Stem Cells for Clinical Neural Repair: Ready for Prime Time?
11:30 Case Presentation – Patient with Spinal Cord Injury and Cystic Cavity Stephanie de Vere
11:35 Pro Ann Parr
11:45 Con Eve C. Tsai
11:55 Discussion and Verdict
 12:00  Lunch
Cutting Edge Trauma Management of Brain and Spinal Injuries Moderator:
Tuan Bui
13:00 Military Management of Brain and Spinal Injuries  Christopher Neil
13:20 Intraspinal Monitoring and Dural Decompression for Spinal Cord Injury Marios Papadopoulous
13:40 Anticoagulation and Trauma Suzanne Tharin
14:00 Machine Learning to Improve Neurosurgery Uzma Samadani
14:20 Questions
14:40 Coffee Break
Chronic Subdural Hematoma and Steroids Moderator:
Fahad Alkherayf
15:00 Case Presentation Kevin Kwan
15:05 Pro Roxanne Todor
15:15 Con Jamie Ullman
15:25 Discussion and Verdict
Management of a Thoracolumbar Burst Fracture
15:30 Case Presentation – Patient with Burst Fracture, Neurologically Intact Mohammed Alswat
15:35 Nonsurgical Brian Kwon
15:45 Surgical Paul Arnold
15:55 Discussion and Verdict
Is Decompressive Craniotomy Beneficial?
16:00 Case Presentation Ziyad Makoshi
16:05 Pro Peter Hutchison
16:15 Con Shelly Timmons
16:25 Discussion and Verdict

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