40th Annual Scientific Meeting

Final program
The management and best treatment options for Neurological and Orthopaedic disease are constantly changing. Participants in these sessions of 40th Annual Scientific Meeting will learn about a variety of Neurological, Orthopaedic and Spine related management and treatment options. Upon conclusion of the sessions the learner will have a better understanding of how to address diseases and conditions like degenerative disc disease, stroke, osteoarthritis and various types of carcinoma. In addition, the learner will be able to better determine whether treatment options presented are appropriate and when they should be used or recommended.

Friday, June 17, 2016

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

40th Annual Scientific Meeting

(Session 1)

Speakers are listed in the planned presentation order. All information is subject to change.

Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques for the Management of Spinal Metastases
W. Craig Clark, MD, PhD, FICS

Interim Chair American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons
Attending Neurosurgeon Greenwood-Leflore Hospital
Greenwood, MS

Anterior Approaches to the Spine
Fernando G. Diaz, MD, FICS

Neurosurgeon, Michigan Head & Spine Institute
Professor and Chairman Department of Neurological Surgery at Oakland University School of Medicine and William Beaumont Hospitals
Southfield, MI

Human Stem Cell Based Intervertebral Disc Regeneration
Mick Perez-Creut, MD, Msc

Neurosurgeon, Michigan Head & Spine Institute
Chief Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Beaumont Hospitals
Vice -Chairman, Director and Professor of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Spine Program at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Bloomfield, MI

Use of Expandable Cages in PLIF and Endoscopic ILIF
Lucia Zamorano, MD, FICS

Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Birmingham, MI

Update on Spine Coding:  Nuances of Minimally Invasive Spine Coding
Robert Johnson, MD

Neurosurgeon, Michigan Head & Spine Institute
Chief, Neurological Surgery, Sinai-Grace Hospital
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery,  Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

Updates in the Current Management of Stroke
Richard Fessler, MD

Chairman Department of Surgery, St. John Hospital & Medical Centers
Medical Director, Ascension of Michigan Telemedicine Oversight Committee
Detroit, MI

Treatment of Large Acoustic Neuromas
Michael LaRouere, MD

President, Michigan Ear Institute
Director of Neurosciences, Providence Hospital and Medical Center
Clinical Associate Professor, Wayne State University
Clinical Professor, Michigan State University
Clinical Professor, Oakland University, William Beaumont School of Medicine
Farmington Hills, MI

Current and Future Innovations for Brain Tumors
Steven Kalkanis, MD

Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Henry Ford Health System Medical
Director, Henry Ford Cancer Center
Detroit, MI

Keynote Presentation
The Michigan Spine Surgery Improvement Collaborative
Muwaffak Abdulhak, MD, FRCS(C)
Co-Director, Henry Ford Health System Department of Neurosurgery
Detroit, MI

Saturday, June 18, 2016    

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

40th Annual Scientific Meeting

(Session 2)
Does Cervical Fusion with 0 Profile Cage System (LDR) Decrease Rate of Adjacent Level Disease?
Lucia Zamorano, MD, FICS

Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Birmingham, MI

Novel MIS Approaches to the Lumbar Spine
Gerald Schell, MD

Neurosurgeon, Schell Spinal
Saginaw, MI

Robotic Spinal Surgery in the Ambulatory Setting
Louis Radden, DO

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Spine Specialists of Michigan
Bingham Farms, MI

Stent-Retriever Endovascular Treatment of Ischemic Stroke
W. Craig Clark, MD, PhD, FICS

Interim Chair American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons
Attending Neurosurgeon Greenwood-Leflore Hospital
Greenwood, MS

What Is New In Gliomas Surgery?
Shawn Hervey-Jumper, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery at the University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Minimally Invasive Outpatient Treatment of Degenerative Spine Pathology
Miguel Lis-Planells, MD

Neurosurgeon, The Bonati Spine Institute
Land O’Lakes, FL

Using A Spinal Fixator to Treat Fractures of the Thoracolumbar
S. M. Rezaian, MD, PhD, FICS

Emeritus Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tehran University
Director California Orthopaedic Medical Clinic
Beverly Hills, CA

Posterior Interosseous Nerve Palsy: Case Report and Review of Radial Nerve Palsy
Sudhir B. Rao, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Big Rapids Orthopaedics PC and Premier Hand Center
Big Rapids, MI

The Latest Clinical Surgical Total Knee Replacement Advancements in Painful Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Robert S. Mathews, MD, PhD, FICS

Medical Director, First Team Institute, LLC
Millersville, PA

Enterobacter Cloacae Sepsis with Multiple Brain Abscesses
Francis Gregory Samonte, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurophysiology, De Lasalle University (Philippines)
San Diego, CA

Morbidity and Mortality in Adults Undergoing Resection of Supratentorial Meningioma
Ahmed J. Awad, MD 
(Scholarship – Grand Prize Winner)
Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System
New York, NY

Primary CNS Lymphoma: Analysis of Treatment by Gamma- Knife Radiosurgery and Chemotherapy in a Prospective, Observational Study  (Scholarship – Honorable Mention)
Andres M. Alvarez-Pinzon, MD, MSc
Clinical Research Fellow, Neurological Surgery Department, Miami Neuroscience Center, Larkin Community Hospital
Plantation, FL

Additional sessions held jointly with ICS and available for Academy members are as follows:

Friday, June 17, 2016       

1:30 PM to 2:15 PM                   

Dr. Arno Roscher Endowed Lecture 
In this special lecture recent advances in stem cell and regeneration medicine will be discussed with a focus on the prospects for effective regenerative therapies for heart failure and myocardial infarction.  Participants will increase their awareness and improve their knowledge of advances in regenerative therapies for heart failure and myocardial infarction.

Regenerating the Broken Heart: Hope or Hype?
Jonathan A. Epstein, MD

Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer, William Wikoff Smith Professor of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA


2:15 PM to 3:30 PM                     Practice Management 
The profession of surgery requires more knowledge than just how to function in the operating room and perform the surgical procedure at hand. If you are in private practice and even if you are not, the business aspect of surgery is always changing.  All doctors and especially surgeons are faced with issues such as contracts, employee matters, and complicated tax concerns; the result, an ever increasing amount of stress. Participants in this session, focused on non-surgical topics that can have an impact on patient care if not addressed correctly, will learn about how to effectively address assorted business management and tax related topics as well as how to deal with stress to prevent burnout and stress-driven diseases.

The Business of Surgery
Sibu P. Saha, MD, MBA, FICS

Past President, United States Section of the International College of Surgeons
Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

The Disturbingly High Cost of Your Career in Surgery:
The Business of Medicine in 2016 from the Perspective of a Tax Attorney, Business Owner, and Doctor Advocate
Victoria J. Powell, JD, LLC

Partner, Powell Heymann LLC
Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, June 18, 2016   

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM  

ICS Specialty Presentations – Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 
This session offers a review of various aspects of trauma related surgical issues including: Rupture Due to Blunt Trauma, Damage Control Surgery and Iatrogenic Brachial Plexus Injury. In addition, a historical retrospective will be provided by a renowned leader in the field. Participants in this course will increase their knowledge of the topics presented to provide improved patient care and also learn about important developments that have changed the specialty over the years.

Left Atrial Appendage Rupture Due to Blunt Trauma
Hassan Ahmed, MD, FICS (Jr.)

Surgery Resident, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, TX

Acute Visceral Vascular Emergencies
Karl-Heinz Dietl, MD

Professor of Surgery, Klinikum Weiden, Germany

Iatrogenic Brachial Plexus Injury Secondary to Inappropriate Positioning Among Adults
Rana Latif, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine Anesthesiology and Neuroscience Critical Care University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Milestones in Trauma Surgery
Charles E. Lucas, MD

Professor of Surgery, Wayne State University
Detroit, MI


3:30 PM to 4:30 PM                              Annual Ethics Forum 
Vaccination of health care professionals has recently grabbed the attention of public health officials and much of the public. However, many health care workers resist vaccination. Nationwide, fewer than half receive vaccines each year for the more common seasonal flu. To achieve high r vaccination rates, a more aggressive approach is needed than simply informing health care workers and hoping they will receive vaccines on their own. Attendees will hear from an infectious disease expert about the pros and cons surrounding this highly debated topic and will be given an opportunity to discuss their views and provide personal examples of their experience in this interactive session. Upon completion of this session learners will have a better understanding of the issues surrounding this controversial topic.

Vaccinations for Healthcare Professionals
Vilma Drelichman, MD

Section Chief of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Providence Hospital
Southfield, MI
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM                            Global Surgery 
A founding principle of ICS is to participate in humanitarian activities and attempt to provide surgical care to those in areas where it is not readily available. Historically, surgery has not been considered a health priority due to the inaccurate perception that high cost interventions benefit only a limited proportion of the population. Surgical care for approximately 2 billion people around the world is under-prioritized and underfunded. Recently the WHO’s World Health Assembly Executive Board passed a resolution that seeks to strengthen emergency and essential surgical care around the world. This session will include presentations from members of the ICS who will provide firsthand accounts of what is needed and how it can be provided. In addition, an update will be presented pertaining to WHO activities addressing this global health crisis. Participants will learn what has been done and what they can do to improve patient care for all citizens of the world.

ICS World President’s Lecture
Global Surgery and the WHO/Adapted Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC)
Prof. Yik-Hong Ho, FICS

World President, International College of Surgeons
Professor and Head of Surgery, College of Medicine & Dentistry, James Cook University
Townsville, Australia

Surgical Mission Surprises – Honduras 2015
Domingo T. Alvear, MD, FICS

Founder, World Surgical Foundation
Pediatric Surgeon, Pinnacle Health System
Harrisburg, PA

Report on CEIF Project to Nigeria
Maqsood M. Elahi, MD, FICS

Founder, Cardiac Eye International Foundation
Irving, TX

Report on the WHO GEEISC Program
Demetrius E.M. Litwin, MD, FICS

Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Chair, Department of Surgery, UMass Memorial Healthcare
Worcester, MA