Plenary Session I

Monday, April 27 | 9:30 am - 1:00 pm |

Moderator(s): Gerald A. Grant, MD, FAANS; Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, FAANS

9:33 am - 9:39 am

Historical Film: Title TBA

Historical Film

9:40 am - 9:43 am

NREF Update

Regis W. Haid Jr., MD, FAANS

9:51 am - 10:21 am

Louise Eisenhardt Lecture

Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson

Accomplished engineer, entrepreneur and educator, Kristina Johnson has led an influential career spanning academia, business and government. Ms. Johnson is the 13th chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY), the nation’s largest comprehensive higher education system. She previously served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Johns Hopkins University. She spent eight years as dean of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University and also served on the faculty of University of Colorado-Boulder from 1985-98, where she cofounded and directed the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Research Center.

An accomplished researcher, Ms. Johnson holds 118 U.S. and international patents and has published 149 referenced papers and proceedings. Prior to joining to her position at SUNY, she was cofounder and CEO of Cube Hydro Partners LLC, a clean-energy infrastructure company focused on building and operating hydropower plants in North America. She also cofounded a company responsible for 3-D effects in movies, such as Avatar, Gravity and hundreds of other films.

She previously served as Under Secretary of Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy in the Obama administration, managing a broad $10.5 billion energy and environment portfolio.

10:22 am - 10:32 am

200. Complications of femoral vs. radial access in neuroendovascular procedures with propensity adjustment

Joshua Catapano, MD

10:33 am - 10:34 am

Statistical Discussant

Michael Glantz, MD

10:35 am - 10:37 am


Robert H. Rosenwasser, MD, FAANS

10:38 am - 10:48 am

201. Exosomes Derived from Human Neural Stem Cell Improve Recovery in a Cynomolgus Monkey Model of Ischemic Stroke

Lukui Chen, MD, PhD (China)

10:52 am - 11:02 am

202. Early Detection of Medulloblastoma Relapse by Genomic Profiling of CSF-Derived Circulating Tumor DNA

Rahul Kumar

11:03 am - 11:05 am


Steven N. Kalkanis, MD, FAANS

11:06 am - 11:16 am

203. Engineering T Cell Receptors to Target H3.3G34 Mutant GlioblastomaEngineering T Cell Receptors to Target H3.3G34 Mutant Glioblastoma

Anthony C. Wang, MD

12:11 pm - 12:14 pm

AANS Cushing Award for Technical Excellence and Innovation in Neurosurgery

Allan H. Friedman, MD, FAANS

12:18 pm - 12:21 pm

Distinguished Service Award

Joseph S. Cheng, MD, MS, FAANS

Joseph S. Cheng, MD, MS, FAANS, is the Frank H. Mayfield professor and chair of the department of neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and director of the neurosurgery spine fellowship program. He completed his neurosurgical training at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2001, and stayed on for a post-residency fellowship in complex spinal surgery. During that time, he received a master’s degree in biomedical engineering at Marquette University with a special emphasis in spinal biomechanics and modeling.

Dr. Cheng’s research interests include healthcare policy, outcomes science, spinal biomechanics and modeling, spinal deformity and minimally invasive spinal techniques. He is a respected educator and has received a number of awards, including being named the 2011 ACS/AANS Health Policy Scholar. He is active in many organizations, including the American Medical Association, AO Foundation and the North American Spine Society. Dr. Cheng is currently a Councilor for the Cincinnati Academy of Medicine, CPT Advisor for the AANS and secretary for the Ohio Neurosurgical Society, along with being vice-chair of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies. He is the past chairperson for the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves.

12:26 pm - 12:56 pm

AANS Presidential Address

Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, FAANS

12:57 pm - 1:00 pm

Introduction to the Lunch and Learns

Gerald A. Grant, MD, FAANS