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AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves – Peripheral Nerves Section Session

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

Moderator(s): Holly S. Gilmer, MD, FAANS; Line Jacques, MD, FAANS; Mark Alexander Mahan, MD

2:00 pm - 2:02 pm

Introduction of the David G. Kline Lecture

Line Jacques, MD, FAANS

2:03 pm - 2:48 pm

David G. Kline Lecture: Nerves and the NOLA Connection

Eric L. Zager, MD, FAANS



Eric L. Zager, MD, FAANS, is the neurosurgical professor in academic excellence at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia. He received the Young Clinician Investigator Award from the AANS in 1991 and a Clinical Fellowship Award from the CNS to pursue additional training in peripheral nerve surgery at the University of Toronto and at Louisiana State University in New Orleans.

Dr. Zager’s research focuses on peripheral nerve repair and regeneration, as well as a variety of projects in cerebrovascular surgery. He has collaborated on research that includes evaluation of safety and efficacy of xenon-CT for cerebral blood flow monitoring in subarachnoid hemorrhage and trauma; evaluation of a noninvasive near-infrared spectroscopy device for detection of intracerebral hematomas; evaluation of brain oxygen tension monitoring in subarachnoid hemorrhage; and more.

2:49 pm - 2:58 pm

Point/Counterpoint Session: MR Neurography vs. Ultrasound for Peripheral Nerve Surgery - First Panelist

Aaron G. Filler, MD, PhD, FAANS

2:59 pm - 3:08 pm

Point/Counterpoint Session: MR Neurography vs. Ultrasound for Peripheral Nerve Surgery - Second Panelist

Hariharan Shankar, MD

3:09 pm - 3:29 pm

War-related Peripheral Nerve Injuries

Mark C. Preul, MD

3:37 pm - 4:00 pm

Beverage Break in the AANS Exhibit Hall and Learning Center

4:01 pm - 4:16 pm

Peripheral Nerve Interfaces for Amputees

Mark Alexander Mahan, MD

4:17 pm - 4:24 pm

Peripheral Nerve Surgery Education/Service Ratio

Robert J. Spinner, MD, FAANS

4:25 pm - 4:26 pm

Introduction of the 2016 Kline Research Awardee

Rajiv Midha, MD, MS, FAANS (Canada)

4:27 pm - 4:42 pm

Report from 2016 Kline Research Awardee: Neuroanatomical Analysis of Distal Surcharge End-to-Side Nerve Repair for In-continuity Nerve Injury in Rodents

Sudheesh Ramachandran, MD (Canada)

5:23 pm - 5:30 pm

Question and Answer Session