Plenary Session III

Wednesday, April 29 | 9:30 am - 1:00 pm |

Moderator(s): Adam S. Arthur, MD, MPH, FAANS; John A. Wilson, MD, FAANS

9:35 am - 9:44 am

Historical Film: Title TBA

Historical Film

10:19 am - 10:28 am

526. The Incidence Of Post Traumatic Epilepsy After TBI: A TRACK-TBI Study

John Fredrick Burke, MD

10:32 am - 10:41 am

527. Intrathecal Opioid Pump for Treatment of Abdominal Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis: Retrospective Case Control

Andrew S. Koivuniemi, MD

10:42 am - 10:44 am


Julie G. Pilitsis, MD, PhD, FAANS

10:48 am - 11:18 am

Richard C. Schneider Lecture

Mitchel S. Berger, MD, FAANS

Mitchel S. Berger MD, FAANS, is the Berthold and Belle N. Guggenhime professor and chair of the department of neurological surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He also serves as director of UCSF’s Brain Tumor Center.

Dr. Berger is a pioneer of intraoperative brain mapping. His work has enabled surgeons to perform more extensive resection of tumors with less chance of producing sensorimotor or language deficit. Dr. Berger is a leader of translational research and is the principal investigator of the UCSF Brain Tumor Research Center’s Specialized Program of Research Excellence in neuro-oncology, funded by the National Cancer Institute. In addition to speech and motor mapping, his specific research interests lie in identifying molecular markers related to the progression and prognosis of glial tumor; correlating tissue biomarkers with novel imaging characteristics from physiologic and metabolic imaging; and developing in vivo gene editing for brain tumor treatment using CRISPR technology.

11:19 am - 11:28 am

528. The Crippled Brain That Prolonged The Civil War: General Joseph Hooker's Traumatic Brain Injury At Chancellorsville

Matthew Thomas Helton, MD

11:29 am - 11:38 am

529. Different Principles Govern Multiple Scales of Brain Folding

Arka N. Mallela, MD, MS

11:39 am - 11:40 am

Statistical Discussant

Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FAANS

11:41 am - 11:43 am


P. Ellen Grant, MD

11:47 am - 11:50 am

Humanitarian Award

Laverne Ray Lovell, MD, FAANS

LaVerne Lovell MD, FAANS
Dr. Lovell is an Illinois native who enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1969 and was admitted to the U. S. Naval Academy in 1971. He graduated with a degree in aerospace engineering and entered nuclear submarine service for seven years. In 1982, he was admitted to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. Following graduation, he completed neurosurgery residency at Bethesda Naval Hospital. Dr. Lovell served as chief of neurosurgery from 1993 to 2000 at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Va. Upon retirement from the Navy, he joined Kellett, Brophy and Lovell Neurosurgical Clinic in Memphis, Tenn. In 2014, he joined the Semmes-Murphey Clinic. Dr. Lovell married Margaret Anne Weik in July 1975 and has three children and 10 grandchildren.

Jean Regis, MD, is professor of neurosurgery at Aix Marseille University in Marseille, France, as well as a practicing neurosurgeon at Timone University Hospital, where he currently serves as head the stereotactic, functional neurosurgery and radiosurgery department. He is also Honorary professor of neurosurgery at Tokyo Women Medical University (TWMU).

Dr. Regis’s research is focused on radiosurgery for epilepsy in experimental models and cerebral cortex gyration modeling. His clinical research is dedicated to advanced imaging applied to surgery of the cortex and the functional applications of radiosurgery, especially its application to epilepsy and movement disorders. He has co-authored over 500 peer-reviewed articles and is a reviewer for several international journals. Dr. Regis is also active in organized neurosurgery, serving in such positions as president of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society and vice president of the European Association of Neurological Societies.

12:16 pm - 12:25 pm

530. Large-Scale, Projection-Specific Functional Representations Of Cognitive Decisions

Xiaonan (Richard) Sun, MD, PhD

12:26 pm - 12:27 pm

Statistical Discussant

Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FAANS

12:31 pm - 12:40 pm

531. Predicting Determinants of Variation in Episode-of-care Bundled Payments for Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery

Zachary Adam Medress, MD

12:44 pm - 12:47 pm

Introduction of the Incoming AANS President

Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, FAANS

12:48 pm - 1:00 pm

2020/2021 AANS President

John A. Wilson, MD, FAANS