April 27 – 28, 2018 – W Lakeshore Hotel, Chicago

Friday, 4/27/2018                         8am – 12pm
AANOS Annual Scientific Meeting – Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgery Part 1

The United States Section of ICS (ICSUS) is proud to continue its long standing relationship with the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons (the Academy). As such, the Academy has designated the ICSUS Annual Surgical Update as its Annual Scientific Meeting. Working closely with the members of the Academy to determine professional practice gaps and educational need, ICSUS planners representing these two major surgical specialties have developed two days of programming that will provide approximately 8 hours of specialty specific category 1 credit. Many of the presenters are from local Chicago Universities and Medical Schools. Participants in these sessions will receive valuable updates on the following topics from highly regarded national and international speakers.

Moderators: W. Craig Clark, MD; Mark Perlmutter, MD; and Sudhir Rao, MD

Contemporary Legal Update to the Definition of Brain Death
Craig Clark, MD, PhD, FICS, Chairman AANOS, Carrollton, MS

Management of Foramen Magnum Tumors
Shankar Gopinath, MD, FICS, Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Management of Low-Grade Gliomas and Insular Tumors
Jose Valerio, MD, MBA, Chair of Neurosurgery, Palmetto General Hospital; CEO Biscayne Plaza Surgical Center, Weston, FL

Management of Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia
Octavio Carranza Renteria, MD, University Professor, Vasco de Quiroga School of Medicina, Morelia, Mexico

Advances in the Surgical Management of Epilepsy
Kathleen Bandt, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Surgical Management of Infiltrative Gliomas: Resectability, Extent of Resection and Outcomes
Adam M. Sonabend, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Collaborating Care Between Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery in the Care of Mangled Extremity Injuries
Sonya Agnew, MD, Assistant Professor Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola Medicine, Chicago, IL

Building Bionics
Todd Kuiken, MD, PhD, Associate Dean for Hospital Academic Affairs, RIC Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, McCormick School of Engineering and Surgery, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL


4/27/2018     1:30pm – 3:30pm
A Surgeon’s Leadership Symposium 

This practice management symposium will include presentations from experts that will: describe common barriers faced by women physicians in obtaining leadership roles; identify strategies that women in medicine can use to advance as leaders; demonstrate how to apply techniques for positioning oneself as a physician leader; demonstrate how to pace yourself internally to reduce escalation of the physiologic response to stress and anxiety and mitigate the tendency to burn out; will explore the Stress Continuum which may occur as a result of helping others; Stress management self-care techniques will be presented, experienced and discussed; provide  information about service line management that aims to reduce costs and improve outcomes.

Moderator: Clara Raquel Epstein, MD

A Surgeon’s Leadership Symposium: The Drama of Trauma
Clara Raquel Epstein, MD, FICS, Neurosurgeon and CEO, The Epstein Neurosurgery Center, LLC, Boulder, CO

Strategic Crisis Response Care
Michael Henderson, B.S., International Critical Incident Foundation, American Association of Christian Counselors, Rocklin, CA

Managing Your Stress and Moving Beyond Burnout
Stephen Robinson, MA and Elizabeth Robinson, MA, Founders, EVENPULSE: The Science of Human Resilience, Boulder, CO

Hidden Figures: Making Female Physician Leaders Visible
Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP, Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean Scholarship & Discovery, Pritzker School of Medicine, Co-Director MERITS Medical Education Fellowship, GME Director of Clinical Learning Environment Innovation, Chicago, IL

Trends in Surgical Practice: Challenges and Opportunities
Sibu Saha, MD, MBA, FICS, Professor of Surgery and Bioengineering, Chief & Program Director, CT Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


Saturday, 4/28/2018                                      8am – 12pm
AANOS Annual Scientific Meeting – Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgery Part 2

See Part 1 for description. Presentations in this session will focus on the following topics…

Moderators: Maxime Coles, MD; Charles Xeller, MD; and Lucia Zamorano, MD

Management of Abdominal Cerebrospinal Pseudocyst in a Hostile Abdomen
Anand Tarpara, MD, General Surgery Resident, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, Lubbock, TX

Management of Cervical and Occipital-Cervical Fractures: Developing an Organized and Algorithmic Approach
W Craig Clark, MD, PhD, FICS, Chairman, AANOS, Carrollton, MS

Spondylectomy for En Bloc Resection of Tumors of the Mobile Spine – Indications and Technique
Jean-Paul Wolinsky, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Principles of Orthopedic War Surgery in the Humanitarian Setting – A Syrian Field Hospital Experience
Samer Attar, MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Clinical Trial of Regenerative Medicine Using Autologous Adipose Derived Stem Cell (ADSC) Cultured by Serum Free Medium
Hisakazu Yamagishi, MD, PhD, FICS, Professor, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan

Optimization of Lumbar Fusions and Sagittal Alignment with Expandable Cages
Lucia Zamorano, MD, FICS, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Birmingham, MI

Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of a Limping Child
Maxime Coles, MD, FICS, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Coffeyville, KS

Update on GEMINI for the Cure of SCI: Fusogens and Possible Spinal Cord Lavage
Raymond A. Dieter, Jr., MD, FICS, ICS World Past President, Surgeon, Research Service, Hines VA Hospital, Glenn Ellyn, IL

Use of PRP in Sports Medicine
Naga Suresh Cheppalli, MD, FICS, Orthopedic Surgeon, Florence, SC

Addiction Medicine – An Update on Evidence-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Thomas Murphy, MD, FICS, Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington, KY


To go to the ICS website and see the entire program that was presented click here.