44th Annual Scientific Meeting

June 25-26, 2021  –  InterContinental Airport Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Due to the long standing relationship with the United States Section of the International College of Surgeons (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 a minimum of 8 hours of category 1 credit specifically related to our major surgical specialties. A total of approximately 20 credits will be available for the entire meeting, including practice management and ethics sessions.

Reservations at the InterContinental Airport Hotel can be made by calling 888-424-6835 and mentioning group code Z33. To reserve your room through the InterContinental website,  you may also Click here.

Registration is now available through the ICS website. Visit www.ficsonline.org/asu21 to register and learn more about the entire program. To download a PDF copy of the ICS Registration Brochure, click here

Currently the following Sessions are planned for the Academy…

Friday                              6/25/2021   8am-12pm

Surgical Therapies for Glioblastoma
Clark Chen, MD, Minneapolis, MN
Chair, Dept. of Neurosurgery – University of Minnesota

Novel Direct Oral Anticoagulants: A Review of Specific and Nonspecific Means of Reversal
Craig Clark, MD, PhD, Carrollton, MS
Neurosurgeon, AANOS Past Chair of the Board

New Trends in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, 2021
Mark N. Perlmutter, MD, Rocky Mount, NC
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Carolinas Regional Orthopedics

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) and Acute Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: Is There a Need for Surgical Intervention?
Gazanfar Rahmathulla, MBBS (MD), Jacksonville, FL
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Medical Director of Neurosurgery Trauma, University of

Wide Awake Hand Surgery in 2021
Robert Van Demark, Jr., MD, Sioux Falls, SD
Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery/Section Head University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Shawn Vuong, MD, Sioux Falls, SD
Neurosurgeon, Sanford Health

Use of MIS Expandable Interbody Cages to Optimize TLIF Outcomes and Segmental Corrections
Lucia Zamorano, MD, Birmingham, MI
Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

 Saturday         6/26/2021       8am-12pm

Laboratory Surgical Training Utilizing the Human Anatomy Under Life-Like Conditions
Emad Aboud, MD, Sherwood, AR
Clinical Instructor Creighton University School of Medicine, Surgery Department; Director, Micro-Neurosurgery Lab, Arkansas Neuroscience Institute, Little Rock

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery and Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy for the Treatment of AIDS-Related Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
Andres Alvarez Pinzon, MD, PhD, MHA, San Mateo, CA
Sr. Research Program Manager, University California, San Francisco Fellow, Vascular Neurosurgery and Skull Base Lan, UCSF Consultant Director, Health Sciences Research, Miami Neurosciences Center at Larkin

Integrating Pain Related Interventional Procedures in a Spine Practice
Amit Bhandarkar, MD, Herrin, IL
Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, St. Mary’s Hospital Centralia

Know your Plastic (Orthopedics)
Naga Suresh Cheppalli, MD, Albuequrque, NM
Asst. Professor of UNM, Albuequrque; Staff Orthopedic Surgeon  VA Hospital

Primary Optic Nerve Sheath Meningiomas
Craig Clark, MD, PhD, Carrollton, MS
Neurosurgeon, AANOS Past Chair of the Board

Management of Soft Tissue Edema in the Lower Extremity using Circumferential Negative Pressure Wound
Therapy: A Case Report
Anthony N. Dardano, Jr., MD, Boca Raton, FL
Associate Professor of Surgery, Florida Atlantic University, Chief of Plastic Surgery Trauma, Delray Medical

Cerebellar Arteriovenous Malformations: Treatment Strategy
Muhammad Janjua, MD, Poplar Grove, IL
Clinical Instructor Neurosurgery, University of Illinois Chicago

Update On Aging Knees
Robert Mathews, MD, Millersville, PA
Penn Surgery Institute, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

Update on Current Utilization of Nutraceuticals
Marc Stevens, MD, State Road, SC
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Treatment of Tarlov Cysts
William C. Welch, MD, Philadelphia, PA
Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery, Penn Medicine; Chair, Department of Neurosurgery at Pennsylvania Hospital

Check back often as additional presentations are added.