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Plenary Session II

Tuesday, May 1 | 9:35 am - 1:00 pm

Moderator(s): Frederick G. Barker II, MD, FAANS; Alex B. Valadka, MD, FAANS

9:35 am - 9:44 am

New Orleans Rising – Hurricane Katrina and its Aftermath – Presented by Dr. David Kline

Historical Film

9:48 am - 10:18 am

Rhoton Family Lecture

Daniel H. Pink, JD



Daniel H. Pink is one of the best-selling nonfiction authors of the last decade. He has published 5 books on work, business and behavior. Before venturing out on his own nearly 20 years ago, Pink worked in several positions in politics and government, including serving from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore.

Pink was host and co-executive producer of Crowd Control, a National Geographic Television series on behavioral science. He also appears frequently on NPR’s Hidden Brain, the PBS NewsHour and other TV and radio networks in the US and abroad. In 2015, London-based Thinkers50 named him as one of the top 10 business thinkers in the world. His TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time, with more than 19 million views.

10:41 am - 10:51 am

The Roles of Rhythm and Prediction in Speech Perception

Kiefer Forseth

10:55 am - 11:05 am

Change in policy allowing overlapping surgery decreases length of stay in an academic, safety-net hospital.

Anthony DiGiorgio, DO

Robert Florin Award

11:13 am - 11:16 am

JNS Update

James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS (Canada)

11:32 am - 11:42 am

Evaluation of Durable Response Rate in the Post-Resection Setting and Association with Survival in Patients with Recurrent High Grade Glioma who Received Vocimagene Amiretroprepvec and 5-Fluorocytosine Treatment

Bob S. Carter, MD, PhD, FAANS

Journal of Neuro-Oncology Award

11:48 am - 11:58 am

Modified Risk Prediction Model for the Open Treatment of Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms in Japan: UCAS-Treat result and model verification using UCAS II outcome

Akio Morita, MD, PhD, IFAANS (Japan)

12:18 pm - 12:58 pm

Cushing Orator

Gen. Stanley McChrystal



General Stan McChrystal (retired) is the former Commander of the U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan, a best-selling author and co-founder of the McChrystal Group. A one-of-a-kind commander with a remarkable record of achievement, he is widely praised for creating a revolution in warfare that fused intelligence and operations.

McChrystal is also known for developing and implementing the counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and for creating a comprehensive counter-terrorism organization that revolutionized the way military agencies interact and operate. A four-star general and former Green Beret, he is also the former leader of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), which oversees the military’s most sensitive forces. He is the author of two best-selling leadership books, My Share of the Task: A Memoir and Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World. A dynamic speaker, McChrystal impresses audiences with field-tested leadership lessons, stressing a uniquely inclusive model that focuses on building teams capable of relentlessly pursuing results. Citing stories from his career, McChrystal reveals a four-star management strategy, concentrating on openness, teamwork and forward-thinking.