Presentation Theatre Schedule

AANS Neuro Hub Presentation Theater

Be sure to visit the presentation theater in the AANS Neuro Hub (booth #1127) to take in some industry presentations, hear late-breaking abstracts, meet with AANS leaders and hear some of the latest that the AANS has to offer.

(Non-CME Presentations)


Friday, April 29

6:30-7:30 PM

AANS Leadership Meet and Greet


6:30-7:00 PM

AANS Leadership Meet and Greet

James Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS, Foundation (NREF)

Editor in Chief, Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group


7:00 – 7:30 PM

AANS Leadership Meet and Greet

Ricardo Komotar, MD, FAANS

AANS/CNS Executive Board of Joint Section on Tumors


7:30 – 8:30 PM

AANS Leadership Meet and Greet

Griffith Harsh, MD, FAANS

William P. Van Wagenen Lecturer


Saturday, April 30

10:20-10:45 AM

Clinical Evidence in Spine: Lumbar Fusion Featuring Trinity ELITE & Bone Growth Therapies

Speaker: Joshua Wind, MD

Presented by: OrthoFix


12:15 – 12:45 pm

American Spine Registry Overview and Dashboard Updates

Presenter: Dr. John “Jack” Knightly, MD, FAANS

ASR EC Member and NPA Chair

Learn about the American Spine Registry (ASR), a collaboration between the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Learn about the latest updates and capabilities of the registry dashboards as a tool for participants to continue driving improvements to the care they deliver to their patients.


12:30 – 1:30 pm

AANS Leadership Meet and Greet

Richard Byrne, MD, FAANS

AANS Scientific Program Chair


2:30 – 3:30 pm

Late-breaking Abstracts

Daksh Chauhan, Medical Student

Real-Time Operative Radiation Exposure Levels for Spine Surgeons


Andre Monteiro

Triple Therapy versus Dual Antiplatelet Therapy for Dolichoectatic Vertebrobasilar Fusiform Aneurysms Treated with Flow-Diverters: The Last Frontier?


Pious Patel, MD, Resident

A Novel MGMT Germline SNP Mutation Associated with Astrocytoma


Natasha Ironside, MD

Benjamin Uy, MD

Bispecific Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cells against IL-13Rα2 and TGF-β for the Treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme


Jonathan Dullea, Medical Student

ARID1A Mutation Associated with Recurrence and Shorter Progression-free Survival in Atypical Meningiomas


Elias Elias, MD, MPH, MSC

Outcomes of Operative Treatment for Adult Spinal Deformity: A Prospective, Multicenter Assessment with Minimum 3-Year Follow-up


Mira Salih

Outcome of Chronic Subdural Hematoma Management in Patients on Long-Term Antiplatelet Therapy: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis


Vikram Vasan, Medical Student

NF2 Mutation is Associated with Differential Response to Adjuvant Radiation Therapy in Grade 2 and Grade 3 Recurrent Meningiomas


3:45 - 4:15 PM

Industry Presentation

Simplifying Surgery: Augmented Reality in Complex procedures.

Case Studies featuring Augmedics xvision

Speaker: Theresa Williams, MD

Presented by: Augmedics


Sunday, May 1

9:00 – 9:30 am

NVQI-QOD Registry

Learn about the most comprehensive registry covering Acute Ischemic Stroke, Cerebral Aneurysms, and Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations run in collaboration between the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS).


10:00 – 10:30 am

The SRS Registry and the Brainlab Technology Platform

Learn about the capabilities of the platform to deliver improvements in patient care and its use for the NeuroPoint Alliance SRS Registry.

Introduction: Dr. McInerney, MD, FAANS, SRS Board Member and NPA Board Member

Presenter: Joel Fuchs, Brainlab


1:30 – 2:00 pm

AANS Leadership Meet and Greet

Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, FAANS

AANS Diversity Committee Chair


2:30 – 3:30 pm

Late-breaking Abstracts

Suvi Jauhiainen

Proteomics Analysis on Human Cerebral Cavernous Malformations Reveals Novel Biomarkers for the Disease Pathology


Disep Ojukwu, MD, MBA, MPH

Conversion to a Hybrid DBS System to Enable Multi-Contact Fractionation Can Be Therapeutic


Varun Taruvai, Medical Student

Assessing Postoperative Recovery of Neurosurgical Patients Using Smartphone Accelerometers


Matthew Muir, Medical Student

Comparison of Preoperative Functional Imaging Modalities Combined with Tractography for Prediction of Eloquence


Benjamin Strickland, MD

John Wainwright

Are Guidelines Enough and What is Most Effective? The Effect of Depression, Frailty, and Preventable Complications on Outcomes of Lumbar Fusion