Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli (Ret.)
Gen. Chiarelli began his presentation by noting that, given his audience, it
probably was not a good time to get a head injury anywhere but Chicago,
at least during the AANS’s Annual Scientific Meeting. He spoke of the
challenges of developing a concussion protocol when the Center for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) has 42 definitions for the term. He begged
the audience to engage in data collection, sharing and curation, all of which
he believes will provide the framework for a successful and impactful
concussion screening tool.
Richard C. Schneider Lecture
Alim L. Benabid, MD, PhD, IFAANS
Dr. Benabid presented “Functional Neurosurgery: Electrons, Photons,
Exoskeletons.” He began his lecture reminding the audience that doctors
treat symptoms and are only occasionally able to treat the disease.
Parkinson’s disease is an emblematic example of this. Benabid then
shared how he developed and evolved his ground-breaking treatment of
Rhoton Family Lecture
Jose Francisco Salgado, PhD
Salgado’s work – photography – lives in what he calls the intersection
of science and art. His art plays with capturing and translating things
that naturally happen either too slowly or too quickly for the human eye
to capture. He ended his presentation by sharing one of his movies and
reminding the audience that his work demonstrates that science and art are
not mutually exclusive.
Van Wagenen Lecture
Col. Geoffrey Ling, MD, PhD (Ret.)
Col. Ling spoke passionately about how he believes that problems can best
be solved. His approach is to work at solving very specific, well-defined
problems, one at a time. When the parameters are well-defined, solutions
are most efficiently and quickly achieved by a managed-milestone driven
team that has been properly funded for success.
84TH AANS ANNUAL