2013 AANS Annual Report - page 28

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2013
AANS ANNUAL REPORT
In addition to the AANS International Lifetime Recognition Award, other AANS International Awards included:
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Best International Abstract Award: This honor is awarded to the author of the
highest-ranking international abstract submitted to the AANS Annual Scientific
Meeting. In 2013 this honor went to David Roytowski from Cape Town, South Africa,
for his abstract titled
Intracranial Pressure Monitoring as an Early Predictor of Third
Ventriculostomy Outcome
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International Travel Scholarship: This scholarship provides $1,500 to support
the attendance of a neurosurgeon from a developing country to the AANS Annual
Scientific Meeting. The 2013 recipient was Jun Zhong, MD, PhD, from Shanghai,
China, for his abstract titled
The Role of Autonomic Nervous System in the
Mechanism of Hemifacial Spasm
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The AANS also creates fellowship opportunities for neurosurgeons in under-served countries to travel to
North America for educational experiences. The 2013 recipients of the AANS International Visiting Surgeon
Fellowships were:
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Vladyslav Buryk, MD, from Kiev, Ukraine. Dr. Buryk visited Stanford University
Medical Center in Stanford, Calif., under the observation of John R. Adler Jr., MD,
FAANS. Dr. Buryk gained experience in the radiosurgery treatment of central nervous
system diseases (tumors, AVMs and epilepsy). He will share knowledge from his
experience through his work with the Ukrainian Neurosurgeons Society, and in his
positon as associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the National
Medical Academy of Post-graduate Academy (Kiev, Ukraine).
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Juan Bosco Gonzalez Torres, MD, from Masaya, Nicaragua. Dr. Torres visited
Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston under the observation of David
I. Sandberg, MD, FAANS. His main interest is pediatric neurosurgery, with special
emphasis on brain tumors, hydrocephalus, defects of neural tube closure and epilepsy.
The AANS also offers a fellowship supporting a post-neurosurgical resident travelling overseas for scientific
enrichment, prior to beginning an academic career in neurological surgery. The William P. Van Wagenen
Fellowship was designed to give freedom in scientific development without the restrictive limitations usually
imposed by many research grants and fellowships. Read more about the Van Wagenen Fellowship on page 36 of
this Annual Report.
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