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AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section

Tuesday, May 1 | 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Moderator(s): Scott Douglas Simon, MD, FAANS; Stavropoula I. Tjoumakaris, MD, FAANS

2:00 pm - 2:05 pm

Introduction of the Donaghy Lecture

Gregory J. Zipfel, MD, FAANS

2:06 pm - 2:36 pm

Raymond M. Donaghy Lecture: The Art of Aneurysm Clipping: Uncertainty Versus Toxic Doubtlessness

Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FAANS



Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FAANS, is a professor and chairman of the department of neurosurgery at LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport. Prior to this, he served five years as the chief of neurosurgery. Dr. Nanda helped pass the Louisiana Youth Concussion Law, requiring all schools, clubs and other organizations that sponsor youth athletics to provide athletes and their parents with information about concussions and the potential long-term effects of playing after a head injury.

Dr. Nanda has published over 442 peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as two books, including “Principles of Posterior Fossa Surgery.” His efforts have been acknowledged on a local and national level. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Nanda served on the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) from 2013 to 2016 and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) from 2013-2017. He was awarded with the Distinguished Service Award from the Society of University Neurosurgeons in 2015.

2:37 pm - 2:42 pm

600. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Phosphorylates Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase at Ser1412 in the Dentate Gyrus of the Rat Brain

Kentaro Wada (Japan)

2:43 pm - 2:48 pm

601. Outcomes and management of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) in patients with ventricular assist devices (VAD)

Grace Yee Yan Lai, MD

Louise Eisenhardt Travel Scholarship

2:49 pm - 2:54 pm

602. Effect of Treatment Period on Outcomes after Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Arteriovenous Malformations: An International Multicenter Study

Jason P. Sheehan, MD, PhD, FAANS

2:55 pm - 3:00 pm

603. Reduction in Radiation and Contrast Dose Using Time-Resolved MRA prior to Angiography for Diagnosis of Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistulae

Alex M. Witek, MD

3:01 pm - 3:06 pm

604. Genome Wide Analysis of Penumbral Infarction in Ischemic Stroke

Robert Rudy

3:07 pm - 3:12 pm

605. Study of Thymosin alpha 1 and its effect in postoperative ICH patients

Rajendra Shrestha, MBBS PhD (Nepal)

AANS International Travel Scholarship

3:13 pm - 3:18 pm

606. Comparison of three-dimensional intraoperative digital subtraction angiography with intraoperative indocyanine green video angiography during intracranial aneurysm surgery

Javier Fandino, MD, IFAANS (Switzerland)

3:19 pm - 3:29 pm

Question and Answer Session

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Beverage Break in the AANS Exhibit Hall and Learning Center

4:01 pm - 4:18 pm

Point/Counterpoint Session: Asymptomatic Carotid Disease - First Panelist

Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FAANS

4:19 pm - 4:36 pm

Point/Counterpoint Session: Asymptomatic Carotid Disease - Second Panelist

Elad I. Levy, MD, FAANS, MBA

4:37 pm - 4:54 pm

Point/Counterpoint Session: Asymptomatic Carotid Disease - Third Panelist

Thomas G. Brott, MD

4:55 pm - 5:00 pm

Question and Answer Session

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Cerebrovascular Section Business Meeting