2012 AANS Annual Report - page 15

2012 AANS ANNUAL REPORT
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“Gunning” For Top Honors
Over the past seven years, residents and fellows have been able
to test their mettle and skills against other residents and fellows
during the Neurosurgical Top Gun Competition. This program, which
is presented by the Young Neurosurgeons Committee, takes place
over three days during the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting. At this
year’s program in Miami, the event included stations for bone scalpel,
lumbar pedicle screw, ventriculostomy simulator and thoracic pedicle
screw. Supporters for the exciting 2012 contest were Aesculap, Inc.;
Codman; DePuy Synthes Spine; Immersive Touch; Medtronic; and the
University of Florida.
As a result of the generous assistance from these corporate
supporters, awards were presented to the Neurosurgical Top Gun
and his/her institution, along with the each of the individual station
winners. The following well-deserving award winners received
these honors:
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Overall Top Honors (the Neurosurgical Top Gun): Amer Khalil
Ahmad Khalil, MD (resident); Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland (to
graduate June 2014)
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Institutional Top Honors: Cleveland Clinic
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Top Honors for the Bone Scalpel Station: Anthony Chin-Hsiu Wang, MD
(resident); University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (to graduate June 2014)
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Top Honors for the Lumbar Pedicle Screw Station: Joffre Olaya,
MD (resident); Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, Calif. (to
graduate June 2013)
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Top Honors for the Ventrisculostomy Simulator Station: Sumeet
Vadera, MD (resident); Cleveland Clinic (to graduate June 2014)
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Top Honors for the Thoracic Pedicle Screw Station: Baher Labib
Hanna, MD (resident); Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
(to graduate June 2013)
Third Time Is Charming for iPod touch Technology
For the third consecutive year, attendees at the AANS Annual
Scientific Meeting were able to access all of the programs,
presentations, electronic posters and much more via iPod touch
technology. Users again were asked to download the app for their
devices in advance of the meeting, and many attendees utilized the
iPhone, iPod touch and iPad to access content during the program.
Attendees were able to get real-time updates on news items and
programs taking place during the Annual Scientific Meeting via the
News tab, use interactive maps to help them locate educational
sessions or exhibitors, and access the entire meeting’s program at
the tap of a screen.
iPod touch Initiative Supporters
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Baxter Healthcare
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Carl Zeiss Meditec
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Codman
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DePuy Synthes Spine
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Elekta
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Integra LifeSciences
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Leica Microsystems
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Mayfield Clinic
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Medtronic
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Pro Med Instruments
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