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Plenary Session II

Tuesday, May 1 | 9:35 am - 1:00 pm |

Moderator(s): Frederick G. Barker II, MD, FAANS; Alex B. Valadka, MD, FAANS

9:35 am - 9:44 am

New Orleans Rising – Hurricane Katrina and its Aftermath – Presented by Dr. David Kline

Speaker: Historical Film

9:45 am - 9:47 am

Introduction of the Rhoton Family Lecture

Speaker: Alex B. Valadka, MD, FAANS

9:48 am - 10:18 am

Rhoton Family Lecture

Speaker: Daniel H. Pink, JD

Daniel H. Pink is one of the best-selling nonfiction authors of the last decade. He has published 5 books on work, business and behavior. Before venturing out on his own nearly 20 years ago, Pink worked in several positions in politics and government, including serving from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore.

Pink was host and co-executive producer of Crowd Control, a National Geographic Television series on behavioral science. He also appears frequently on NPR’s Hidden Brain, the PBS NewsHour and other TV and radio networks in the US and abroad. In 2015, London-based Thinkers50 named him as one of the top 10 business thinkers in the world. His TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time, with more than 19 million views.

10:19 am - 10:26 am

Complete 6-Month Primary Endpoint Results from the Prospective INSPIRE Study of the Investigational Neuro-Spinal Scaffold™ in Acute Thoracic Complete Spinal Cord Injury

Presenting Author: K. Stuart Lee, MD, FAANS

10:27 am - 10:29 am


Discussant: Sanjay Dhall, MD, FAANS

10:30 am - 10:37 am

INTREPID: A Prospective, Double Blinded, Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating Deep Brain Stimulation with a New Multiple Source, Constant Current Rechargeable System in Parkinson’s disease

Presenting Author: Robert E. Gross, MD, PhD, FAANS

10:38 am - 10:40 am


Discussant: Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, FAANS

10:41 am - 10:51 am

613. The Roles of Rhythm and Prediction in Speech Perception

Presenting Author: Nitin Tandon, MD, FAANS

10:52 am - 10:54 am


Discussant: Daniel Yoshor, MD, FAANS

10:55 am - 11:05 am

614. Change in policy allowing overlapping surgery decreases length of stay in an academic, safety-net hospital.

Presenting Author: Anthony M. DiGiorgio, DO, MHA

11:06 am - 11:07 am

Assessment of the Trial Design/Level of Evidence

Evidence Based Medicine Reviewer: Frederick G. Barker II, MD, FAANS

11:08 am - 11:10 am


Discussant: William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD, FAANS

11:11 am - 11:14 am

JNS Update

Speaker: James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS (Canada)

11:15 am - 11:17 am

Introduction of the International Lifetime Recognition Award

Speaker: Alex B. Valadka, MD, FAANS

11:18 am - 11:20 am

International Lifetime Recognition Award

Recipient: Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld,, MS, IFAANS (Australia)

11:21 am - 11:31 am

AANS Featured Speaker: International Lifetime Recognition Award Winner

Speaker: Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld,, MS, IFAANS (Australia)

11:32 am - 11:42 am

615. Evaluation of Durable Response Rate in the Post-Resection Setting and Association with Survival in Patients with Recurrent High Grade Glioma who Received Vocimagene Amiretroprepvec and 5-Fluorocytosine Treatment

Presenting Author: Bob S. Carter, MD, PhD, FAANS

11:43 am - 11:44 am

Assessment of the Trial Design/Level of Evidence

Evidence Based Medicine Reviewer: Frederick G. Barker II, MD, FAANS

11:45 am - 11:47 am


Discussant: James M. Markert Jr., MD, FAANS

11:48 am - 11:58 am

616. Modified Risk Prediction Model for the Open Treatment of Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms in Japan: UCAS-Treat result and model verification using UCAS II outcome

Presenting Author: Akio Morita, MD, PhD, IFAANS (Japan)

11:59 am - 12:00 pm

Assessment of the Trial Design/Level of Evidence

Evidence Based Medicine Reviewer: Frederick G. Barker II, MD, FAANS

12:01 pm - 12:03 pm


Discussant: Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD, FAANS

12:04 pm - 12:07 pm

CNS Update

Speaker: Ashwini D. Sharan, MD, FAANS

12:08 pm - 12:10 pm

Introduction of the Cushing Medalist

Speaker: Alex B. Valadka, MD, FAANS

12:11 pm - 12:15 pm

Cushing Medalist

Speaker: James R. Bean, MD, FAANS

12:16 pm - 12:17 pm

Introduction of the Cushing Orator

Speaker: James M. Ecklund, MD, FAANS

12:18 pm - 12:58 pm

Cushing Orator

Speaker: Gen. Stan McChrystal

General Stan McChrystal (retired) is the former Commander of the U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan, a best-selling author and co-founder of the McChrystal Group. A one-of-a-kind commander with a remarkable record of achievement, he is widely praised for creating a revolution in warfare that fused intelligence and operations.

McChrystal is also known for developing and implementing the counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and for creating a comprehensive counter-terrorism organization that revolutionized the way military agencies interact and operate. A four-star general and former Green Beret, he is also the former leader of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), which oversees the military’s most sensitive forces. He is the author of two best-selling leadership books, My Share of the Task: A Memoir and Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World. A dynamic speaker, McChrystal impresses audiences with field-tested leadership lessons, stressing a uniquely inclusive model that focuses on building teams capable of relentlessly pursuing results. Citing stories from his career, McChrystal reveals a four-star management strategy, concentrating on openness, teamwork and forward-thinking.

12:59 pm - 1:00 pm

Introduction of the Lunch and Learn Seminars

Speaker: Frederick G. Barker II, MD, FAANS