42nd Annual Scientific Meeting

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

Due to the long standing relationship with the United States Section of ICS (ICSUS)  the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons (the Academy) has once again designated the ICSUS Annual Surgical Update as the Academy Annual Scientific Meeting. Working closely with members of the Academy’s Scientific Organizing Committee to determine professional practice gaps and educational need, ICSUS planners  are developing two days of programming that will provide approximately 8 hours of category 1 credit specifically related to our major surgical specialties. A total of 20 credits will be available for the entire meeting, including practice management and ethics sessions.

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Scientific Program as of January 8, 2018  

(Speakers listed in alphabetical order within each session. Exact session times not yet finalized.)


4/27/2018 (8am – Noon)                                             

AANOS Annual Scientific Meeting:
Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgery Part 1

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

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

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

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

Management of Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia
Mauro Segura, MD, PhD, Medical Director, Neurologica Segura, Department of Neurological Surgery, Hospital Angeles Morelia, Morelia, Mexico

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

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

4/27/2018 (1:30pm – 3:30pm)                             

A Surgeon’s Leadership Symposium:
The Drama of Trauma

Session introduction and moderated by:
Clara Raquel Epstein, MD, FICS, Neurosurgeon, CEO The Epstein Neurosurgery Center, LLC, Boulder, CO

Hidden Figures: Making Female Physician Leaders Visible
Vineet Arora, MD, Assoc. Prof. 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

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

Managing your Stress and Moving Beyond Burnout
Stephen Robinson, MA, Boulder, CO

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

4/28/2018 (8am – Noon)                                             

AANOS Annual Scientific Meeting:
Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgery Part 2

Principles of Orthopedic War Surgery in the Humanitarian Setting
Samer Attar, MD, Northwestern Univ., Chicago, IL

Hiding in Plain Sight: An Exploration of Options for Health Reform
W. Craig Clark, MD, PhD, FICS, Chairman, AANOS, Carrollton, MS

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

The Approach of a Limping Child
Maxime J.M. Coles, MD, FICS, Coffeyville, KS

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

A Rare Case of Pseudomonas Meningitis following Intrathecal Baclofen Pump Placement in a 28-year old Paraplegic Patient
Clementine Laetitia Soraya Koa Affana, MD, All Saints University School of Medicine, Roseau, Richmond, TX

Introduction of Intraoperative Imaging to Preserve Function in Complex Atlas-Hangman Fractures
Pankaj Singh, MCh, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Dynamization of External Fixator Is Single Stage Definitive Procedure for Open Fractures Both Bone Leg
Ajeet Singh, MS, DNB, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medical Sciences and Research, Sharda University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

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

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

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

Click here to see the entire 2018 scientific program in Chicago, including all ICS sessions that are available to Academy members.