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Plenary Session III

Wednesday, May 2 | 9:35 am - 1:00 pm |

Gerald A. Grant, MD, FAANS; Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, FAANS

9:35 am - 9:44 am

The History of Louisiana Neurosurgery – Presented by Dr. Anil Nanda

Historical Film

9:45 am - 9:47 am

Introduction to the Kurze Lecture

Alex B. Valadka, MD, FAANS

9:48 am - 10:18 am

Theodore Kurze Lecture

Gary Green, MD

Gary Green, MD, is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine and is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and American College of Sports Medicine. He is currently a Clinical professor in the UCLA School of Medicine in the Division of Sports Medicine. He has been a team physician for intercollegiate athletics since 1986 and currently serves as a team physician for Pepperdine University. Dr. Green served as a member of the NCAA’s Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sport and chaired the NCAA Committee on Drug Testing and Drug Education for 5 years. He is on review boards for USADA for adverse analytical findings, as well as therapeutic use exemptions. He is actively investigating the area of athletes and drug abuse. He currently serves as medical director, research director and acts as consultant on anabolic steroids for Major League Baseball. He also maintains a clinical practice at the Pacific Palisades Medical Group

10:19 am - 10:29 am

724. Excavation and not Ulceration Best Describes the Process of Plaque Degradation

Hossein Mousavi, MD

10:30 am - 10:32 am


John A. Wilson, MD, FAANS

10:33 am - 10:43 am

725. Observation of Cortical Spreading Depolarizations after Chronic Subdural Hematoma Evacuation

Laila Malani Mohammad, MD

10:44 am - 10:46 am


Gregory W.J. Hawryluk, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FAANS (Canada)

10:47 am - 10:49 am

Introduction-Moderator to the Richard C. Schneider Lecture

Regis W. Haid Jr., MD, FAANS

10:50 am - 11:19 am

Richard C. Schneider Lecture - Panelist

Merwyn Bagan, MD, MPH, FAANS(L); Michael M. Haglund, MD, PhD, FAANS

Merwyn Bagan, MD, MPH, FAANS(L), is current board member and past-chairman of the Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery (FEINS). He served as president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) 1992-93. After retiring from active practice, Dr. Bagan obtained a MPH degree, concentrating in International Health. In 1995, he was invited to initiate the neurosurgical training of two general surgeons and establish a neurosurgical unit at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Among his many awards, the AANS honored Dr. Bagan with the 2000 Humanitarian Award in honor of his accomplishments and outstanding service to the development of neurosurgery and care of needy patients in Nepal.

10:50 am - 11:19 am

Richard C. Schneider Lecture - Panelist

Merwyn Bagan, MD, MPH, FAANS(L); Michael M. Haglund, MD, PhD, FAANS

Michael M. Haglund MD, PhD, FAANS, holds the endowed chair as the Distinguished Duke Surgery Professor of Neurosurgery and Professor of Neurobiology, Global Health, and Orthopedic Surgery at Duke University. Dr. Haglund’s academic interests focus on global health and the cortical organization of language and mapping eloquent cortical regions during awake brain surgery for intractable epilepsy. His clinical practice also specializes in the treatment of cervical spine disease and he has performed over 5,000 cervical spine procedures.

He has published over 100 peer reviewed publications, 21 book chapters and edited the volume in Neurosurgery Clinics on Functional Imaging. During the last two years his global neurosurgery group has published over 50 manuscripts. Dr. Haglund has received numerous awards for his teaching and humanitarian work.

11:20 am - 11:30 am

726. Initial Provider Type is Associated with Opiate Use in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Low Back Pain

Tej Azad, MD

11:31 am - 11:33 am


Kenneth A. Follett, MD, PhD, FAANS(L)

11:34 am - 11:44 am

727. Development of an Intraoperative Electrophysiological Monitoring Simulator for a Peripheral Nerve Schwannoma Model

Peter Yongsoo Joo

11:45 am - 11:47 am


Kimberly S. Harbaugh, MD, FAANS

11:48 am - 11:50 am

Introduction to the Humanitarian Award

Steven N. Kalkanis, MD, FAANS

11:51 am - 11:54 am

Humanitarian Award

Jack P. Rock, MD, FAANS

11:55 am - 11:58 am

Introductionto the Van Wagenen Lecture

Stephen J. Haines, MD, FAANS(L)

11:59 am - 12:19 pm

Van Wagenen Lecture: Jumpstarting Your Career in Neurosurgery

L. Dade Lunsford, MD, FAANS

L. Dade Lunsford, MD, FAANS, is the Lars Leksell Professor as well as distinguished professor at the department of neurological surgery of the University of Pittsburgh. He is also director of the Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) where he specializes in stereotactic surgery, radiosurgery and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Lunsford currently chairs the UPMC Health System Technology and Innovative Practice committee and co-chairs the UPMC Brain Mapping (MEG) Center. In 2016, he received the AANS Cushing Award for Technical Excellence and Innovation in Neurosurgery. He is the author or co-author of over 640 peer reviewed articles and 285 book chapters as well as the editor or co-editor of 13 books.

12:20 pm - 12:30 pm

728. American Views of Sir Victor Horsley in Cushing's Era

Kurt Lehner, MD

12:31 pm - 12:33 pm


James T. Goodrich, MD, PhD, FAANS

12:34 pm - 12:44 pm

729. Prospective Multicenter Study Comparing Surgical Outcomes of Microscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery and Fully Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery Techniques for Nonfunctioning Pituitary Adenomas (TRANSSPHER Study)

Andrew Scott Little, MD, FAANS

12:45 pm - 12:46 pm

Assessment of the Trial Design/Level of Evidence

Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD, FAANS

12:47 pm - 12:49 pm


Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FAANS

12:50 pm - 12:52 pm

Introduction of the Incoming AANS President

Alex B. Valadka, MD, FAANS

12:53 pm - 1:00 pm

2018/2019 AANS President

Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, FAANS