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Full Schedule

  • Friday, April 21, 2023
  • 7:00am – 4:30pm PST
    Speaker Ready Room
  • 7:00am – 7:30pm PST
    AANS Registration
  • 7:00am – 7:30pm PST
    Express Badge Pick-Up
  • 7:00am – 7:30pm PST
    Quiet/Prayer Room
  • 7:30am – 3:10pm PST
    (GS) Global Symposium

    Moderator: Jacques Morcos, MD, FRCS, FAANS – Dept of Neurosurgery, University of Miami


  • 7:30am – 5:30pm PST
    Child Care Services
  • 8:00am – 11:30am PST
    (PC2202) Practical Clinic: Problems and Solutions

    Course Director: Daniel Hoit, MD, MPH (he/him/his) – University of Tennessee Semmes Murphey clinical nic

    Course Director: Michael Y. Wang, MD – University of Miami

    Ticketed Event



  • 8:00am – 11:30am PST
    (PC2203) Practical Clinic: Technological Adjuncts for Malignant Brain Tumor Surgery

    Course Director: Daniel Orringer, MD – NYU Langone Health

    Course Director: Manish Aghi, MD, PhD – University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

    Faculty: Francesco DiMeco, MD (he/him/his) – Fondazione Istituto Neurologico C.Besta

    Faculty: Walter Stummer, MD – Department of Neurosurgery, University of Münster

    Faculty: Andrew E. Sloan, MD, FAACS, FACS (he/him/his) – Piedmont Health

    Faculty: Michael Vogelbaum, MD, PhD – Moffitt Cancer Center

    Faculty: Constantinos G. Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD, FAANS (he/him/his) – University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

    Ticketed Event


  • 8:00am – 11:30am PST
    (PC2204) Practical Clinic: Guide to Successful Research for Medical Students, Residents, and Young Neurosurgeons: The Dos and Don'ts

    Course Director: Aladine A. Elsamadicy, MD – Yale School of Medicine

    Faculty: James Rutka, MD, PhD – University of Toronto

    Faculty: Nitin Agarwal, MD (he/him/his) – University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

    Faculty: Isaac Yang, MD, FAANS, FACS (he/him/his) – UCLA

    Faculty: Peter Fecci, MD, PhD (he/him/his) – Duke University Medical Center

    Faculty: Jennifer M. Strahle, MD, FAANS (she/her/hers) – Washington University in St. Louis

    Faculty: John H. Shin, MD – Massachusetts General Hospital

    Faculty: Jacob Greenberg, MD, MSCI – Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Faculty: Daniel Sciubba, MD, MBA – Northwell Health, Hoftstra University

    Faculty: Laura Stone McGuire, MD – University of Illinois at Chicago

    Faculty: Samantha A. Geouge (she/her/hers) – Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group, AANS

    Faculty: Ricardo Komotar, MD – University of Miami

    The goal of the course would be to help guide medical students, Resident and Young Neurosurgeons to be involve, create and be successful in research at all these stages.

    Ticketed Event

    Career Development

  • 8:00am – 4:30pm PST
    (APP) Advanced Practitioners Plenary

    Moderator: Alice Edwards, PA-C, MHCM – Rutgers State of New Jersey/ RWJBarnabas Health

    Moderator: Danielle Brown, MSPAS, PA-C – CT Assist/Jefferson University Hospital

    APP Session

  • 8:00am – 4:30pm PST
    (APP) APP Plenary
  • 8:00am – 4:30pm PST
    (PC2201) Practical Clinic: Case-Based Management of Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Course Director: Ryan Kitagawa, MD – University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston

    Course Director: Jack Jallo, MD, PhD – Thomas Jefferson University

    Faculty: David Okonkwo, MD, PhD – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    Faculty: Zachary L. Hickman, MD (he/him/his) – NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst

    Faculty: Jonathan R. Jagid, MD – University of Miami

    Faculty: Randy Bell, MD – Avera Mckennan Hospital and University Health Center; University of South Dakota; Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

    Faculty: Anthony M. DiGiorgio, DO, MHA – University of California San Francisco

    Faculty: Laura B. Ngwenya, MD, PhD, FAANS – University of Cincinnati

    Faculty: James M. Wright, MD – Oregon Health & Science University

    Faculty: Vincent Wang, MD, PhD, FAANS – Dell Medical School

    Ticketed Event


  • 9:30am – 10:30am PST
    Morning Beverage Break
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm PST
    Practical Clinic Lunch
  • 12:00pm – 3:00pm PST
    (YNRF) Young Neurosurgeon Research Forum

    Moderator: Nicolas K. Khattar, MD – University of Louisville

    Moderator: Angela M. Richardson, MD, PhD (she/her/hers) – Indiana University School of Medicine

    Moderator: Lekhaj C. Daggubati, MD – University of Miami

    Moderator: Kevin T. Huang, MD (he/him/his) – Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School

    Career Development

  • 12:00pm – 5:00pm PST
    NREF Cushing Circle of Giving VIP Lounge
  • 1:00pm – 4:30pm PST
    (PC2205) Practical Clinic: Neurotrauma and Neurocritical Care for the Practicing Neurosurgeon

    Course Director: P. B. Raksin, MD – John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County (formerly Cook County Hospital)

    Faculty: Ryan Kitagawa, MD – University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston

    Faculty: Daniel Michael, MD, PhD – Oakland Univ. SOM / Michigan Head & Spine Institute

    Faculty: Perry Ball, MD – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

    Faculty: Andres M. Rubiano, MD, PhD – Universidad El Bosque

    Faculty: David Okonkwo, MD, PhD – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    Faculty: Seth Alan Hoffer, MD – University Hospitals of Cleveland

    Faculty: Peter J A Hutchinson, MD, FRCS – University of Cambridge

    This course offers a review and update of essential concepts in neurotrauma and neurocritical care for providers attending to patients with neurologic injury in the ICU setting. The course is designed with an emphasis on refreshing and advancing knowledge to meet Maintenance of Certification (MOC) goals, but those preparing for the ABNS Oral Board Exam or who desire a general overview of neurocritical care topics should find it informative as well. This course focuses on aspects of general critical care management including ventilator management, blood pressure considerations, fluid resuscitation, nosocomial infection, sedation and analgesia, hematologic issues and nutrition as they pertain to neurosurgical patients. Experts present clinical case vignettes, each linked to a series of questions designed to test the provider’s understanding of treatment concepts. Discussion and self-assessment will be enhanced through the use of an interactive audience response system (ARS), allowing participants to enter responses and view the range of peer answers in real-time.

    Ticketed Event


  • 1:00pm – 4:30pm PST
    (PC2206) Practical Clinic: 2023 Coding and CPT Update

    Course Director: Clemens M. Schirmer, MD, PhD, MBA – Geisinger

    Faculty: Scott Simon, MD, FAANS (he/him/his) – Penn State College of Medicine

    Faculty: Anand Veeravagu, MD (he/him/his) – Stanford Healthcare

    Faculty: John Ratliff, MD – Stanford University

    Faculty: Mark E. Oppenlander, MD – Barrow Brain and Spine

    Faculty: Atman Desai, MD, FACS – Stanford University

    Faculty: Cheerag Upadhyaya, MD, MBA, MSc (he/him/his) – University of North Carolina

    Faculty: Luis M. Tumialan, MD, FAANS – Barrow Brain and Spine

    Speaker: Teresa L. Romano, BSN, MBA CPC (she/her/hers) – Karen Zupko & Associates

    Ticketed Event


  • 1:00pm – 4:30pm PST
    (PC2207) Practical Clinic: Brain Mapping Techniques

    Course Director: Guy M. McKhann, MD (he/him/his) – Columbia University

    Course Director: Gerald Grant – Duke University

    Faculty: Lorenzo Bello – Università Degli Studi di Milano

    Faculty: Hugues Duffau, MD, PhD – Montpellier University Medical Center

    Faculty: Jorge Gonzalez-Martinez, MD, PhD – University of Pittsburgh

    Faculty: Richard W. Byrne, MD – Rush University Medical Center

    Faculty: Mitchel S. Berger, MD – UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery

    Faculty: Nader Sanai, MD – Barrow Neurological Institute

    This course teaches the essentials of brain mapping for tumors and epilepsy, with particular focus on technical nuances learned by experts over decades of experience.

    Ticketed Event

    Stereotactic and Functional

  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm PST
    Afternoon Beverage Break
  • 3:00pm – 4:30pm PST
    AANS/CSNS Young Neurosurgeons Reception
  • 3:15pm – 4:30pm PST
    208 Global Reception
  • 5:00pm – 7:10pm PST
    (OS) Opening Session


  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm PST
    AANS Exhibit Hall
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm PST
    Opening Reception