1. All lectures presented during the 2 days of the scientific program will be available to view live online from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. German time on Saturday, June 17th and Sunday, June 18th 2017.

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Saturday, 17th of June 2017







8:00    Welcome Address

Samii, A
Fahlbusch, R
Samii, M

Opening Session


Chair: Choux M, Samii M

09:00 Rabischong, P The importance of anatomy in the neurosurgical practice
09:15 Freund, H-J Improving cortical dysfunctions – a new perspective for restorative neurosurgery
09:30 Konovalov, A Surgical treatment of brainstem tumors
09:45 Basso, A Management of pituitary adenomas, past, present, future

10:00 Break

Kurt Schürmann – Hall

Session 1: Global Neurosurgery  & Special Topics

Chair: Kalangu K, Kanno T, Reulen J

10:30 Cheatham, M Professor Madjid Samii, and the golden years of neurosurgical innovation
10:45 Özgen, T Effect of experience and quality control in neurosurgery
11:00 Perrin, R The raccoon eye unmasked
11:15 Kanno, T Socio-medical supports for Asian developing countries as a neurosurgeon
11:30 Molina-Martinez, M Capitalism and development of neurosurgery
11:45 Qureshi, M Achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs): the role of humanitarian neurosurgery
12:00 Ohaegbulam, S Novel approaches to neurosurgery challenges in Africa
12:15 Mahmud, RM Africa rising: the story of CAANS

12:30 Lunch Break

Session 4: Cerebrovascular

Chair: Feng L, Gilsbach J, Martin N

13:30 Tu, H-K Long term results of high flow bypass for cerebral revascularization
13:45 Dehdashti, A Cerebral revascularization (for aneurysm and ischemia)
14:00 Brito da Silva, H Cerebral revascularization for aneurysms in the flow-diverter era
14:15 Kato, Y Advancement of aneurysm treatment
14:30 Sekhar, L Basilar Tip Aneurysms; Current Role for Microsurgery
14:45 Charbel, F New advances in the management of vertebrobasilar disease
15:00 Morcos, J The future of cerebrovascular surgery; it is not what it used to be
15:15 Baltsavias, G Cranial dural AV-shunts: best surgical candidate according to classification systems

15:30 Break

Session 7: Cerebrovascular

Chair: Kato Y, Nanda A, Tu Y-K

16:00 Niemeyer, P Management of complex aneurysms
16:15 Rotim, K Microsurgical/endovascular combined treatment of intracranial vascular lesions
16:30 Spagnuolo, E Surgery of complex and giant aneurysms
16:45 Richling, B Aneurysm therapy and times of change
17:00 Varsos, V Endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms with flow diverters
17:15 Kiwit, J Biofluid dynamics of intracranial aneurysms
17:30 Gusmao, S Human placenta aneurysm model for training in vascular microsurgery
17:45 Hattingen, J The impact of flow diverters on the therapy of intracranial aneurysm

 10:00 Break

Peter Jannetta – Hall

Session 2: Sella Region

Chair: Arraez M, Fahlbusch R, Loyo-Varella M

10:30 El Khamlichi A Long term surgical results in craniopharyngiomas
10:45 Kaye, A Craniopharygioma – shifting paradigm
11:00 Cappabianca, P Endoscopic endonasal surgery
11:15 Knosp, E Pituitary  surgery with respect to the cavernous sinus
11:30 Loyo-Varela, M Pituitary tumors, a review of 3019 patients personally operated in 41 years
11:45 Kanaan, I Challenges in management of pituitary tumors
12:00 Hadani, M Surgical results of Cushing disease
12:15 Carvalho, G Endoscopic surgery of sella lesions

12:30 Lunch Break

Session 5: Pain

Chair: Broggi G, Dan NG, Matthies C

13:30 Gonzales-Portillo, M Percutaneous balloon compression of the trigeminal ganglion for trigeminal neuralgia: review of critical technical details and outcome
13:45 Dan, NG 30 year review of trigeminal neuralgia surgery
14:00 Turel, K Microvascular decompression in trigeminal neuralgia
14:15 Elouahabi, A Management of trigeminal neuralgia percutaneous procedures or microsurgery? What to choose?
14:30 Osorio, E Microvascular decompression in familial trigeminal neuralgia
14:45 Yampolsky, CG Motor cortex stimulation for central and neuropathic pain : lessons and management
15:00 Mirzayan, J Functional microsurgery

 15:30 Break

Session 8: Vestibular Schwannoma & Hearing Restoration

Chair: Kaye A, Tatagiba M, Turel K

16:00 Mamytov, M Result of acustic neuroma surgery in Kyrgystan
16:15 Urculo, E Old to new concepts, ideas and solutions in vestibular schwannoma microsurgery by Samii´s technique
16:30 Bao, Y The capsule of vestibular schwannoma and Samii’s technique
16:45 Roser, F On the shoulder of giants: improvement in vestibular schwannoma surgery over the last two decades
17:00 Boublata, L Vestibular schwannoma surgery by the retrosigmoid approach with intraoperative facial nerve monitoring: 215 cases
17:15 Roche, PH Contemporary management of large vestibular schwannomas
17:30 Rosahl, S Brainstem auditory evoked potentials and the neurosurgeon – dual near-field conflict
17:45 Behr, R Guidelines in ABI surgery – experience in 100+ cases

 10:00 Break

Hanno Millesi – Hall

Session 3: Vizualization & Technology Trends

Chair: Ammirati M, Kohmura E, Nabavi A

10:30 Lanfermann, H Promotion of advanced neuroimaging
10:45 Wrede K Potential of ultrahigh field MRI: a neurosurgeon’s perspective
11:00 Martin, N Virtual and augmented reality for neurosurgery
11:15 Broggi, G Fluorescein assisted oncological and vascular neurosurgery
11:30 Umansky, F Future trends in neurosurgery
11:45 Ammirati, M Ethics of innovations in neurosurgery
12:00 Kohmura, E High-tech and low-tech  in neurosurgery
12:15 Holl, K Virtual cerebral aneurysm clipping with real time haptic force feedback in neurosurgical education

12:30 Lunch Break

Session 6: Epilepsy

Chair: Mohammadi B, Sandalcioglu E, Ture U

13:30 Raftopoulos, C Neurosurgery impact in the treatment of refractory epilepsy
13:45 Chandra, S Endoscopic disconnective surgery for drug resistant epilepsy- a new concept towards minimally invasive epilepsy surgery
14:00 Paglioli, E Epilepsy surgery: selective posterior callosotomy for drop attacks
14:15 Zhao, GG Stereo-EEG guided thermocoagulation in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy surgery: protocol, technique and early observation
14:30 Ture, U The paramedian supra cerebellara-transtentorial selective amygdalo-hippocampectomy
14:45 El Shawarby, A Vagal nerve stimulation for intractable epilepsy
15:00  Galanda, M  Improvements in arousal, motor control and behavior with deep cerebellar stimulation after severe brain injury
15:15  Rosseau, G  Report on the Works Health Assembly: May, 2017

15:50 Break

Session 9: Global Neurosurgery & Special Topics

Chair: Ciurea A, El Khamlichi A, Konovalov A

16:00 Ciurea, AV A fascinating study about the resemblances of the anatomy and pathology of central nervous system in human and dolphin
16:15 Dechambenoit, G The paradigm of multidisciplinarity in neurosciences
16:30 Zverina, E Influence of Madjid Samii on the level of neurosurgery in Central European countries
16:45 Akshulakov, S The national center for neurosurgery Astana, Kazakhstan
17:00 El Azhari, A Surgical management of medulloblastoma
17:15 Sanoussi, S Surgical management of brain tumors in developing countries
17:30 Yrysov, K Current tactics of multiple cerebral aneurysm surgery in Kyrgyzstan
17:45 Enchev, Y Neurosurgery – safety first


Sunday, 18th of June 2017








Kurt Schürmann – Hall

Session 10: Skull Base

Chair: Grotenhuis A, Morcos J, Ramina R

08:00 El Fiki, M Comprehensive management strategy for endoscopic clivus chordoma , Alexandria experience
08:15 Al-Mefty, O Surgical treatment of chordomas
08:30 Froelich, S Combined strategies for complex skull base chordomas and chondrosarcomas
08:45 Jung, H-W Paradigm change of surgical management of petroclival meningiomas
09:00 Nanda A Skull base meningiomas: Quo Vadis
09:15 Tatagiba, M Surgical Management of 1.000 vestibular schwannomas in the era of radiosurgery
09:30 Landeiro, JA Skull base tumors: Moving towards new approaches foramen magnum meningiomas: choosing the best approach
09:45 Debus, J Innovation in the radio-therapy of skull base tumors

10:00 Break

Session 13: Skull Base

Chair: Al Mefty O,  Delfini R, Sekhar L

10:30 Benes, V Supracerebellar-infratentorial approach – alternative to retrosigmoid approach
10:45 Elhuseiny Khalil, HM Skull base surgery past-present-future
11:00 Kotb, A Surgical experience with frontolateral in the treatment of anterior cranial fossa and suprasellar lesions
11:15 Selviaridis The supraorbital keyhole approach in the management of tumors of the anterior cranial fossa
11:30 Delitala, A Supraorbital approach to anterior cranial lesions
11:45 Steno, J Tuberculum sella meningiomas. Nuances of operative techniques and the outcome.
12:00 Matula, C All in and around the orbit
12:15 Bakhti, S Transcranial and lateral approach for intraorbital lesions
12:30 Del Valle, RR The role of gamma knife radiosurgery in skull base tumors

12:45 Lunch Break

Session 16: Functional Neurosurgery

Chair: Lozano A, Sturm V, Voges J

13:30 Lozano, AM Advances in functional neurosurgery: from Alzheimer´s to focused ultrasound
13:45 Voges, J Deep brain stimulation – What’s coming now?
14:00 Matthies, C Functional stimulation in the central nervous system – evolution and personal experience
14:15 Bothe, HW Surgery of treatment-resisting unipolar major depression – a novel approach concerning targets and technique
14:30 Gharabaghi, A Novel technologies for the restoration of the motor function
14:45 Nikkhah, G Journeys to the center of the brain: a personal perspective
15:00 Stieglitz, L Stereotaxy and space travel – two things that require accuracy
15:15 Acar, F Neuromodulation in minimally conscious state or nerve stimulation in Parkinson´s disease, where are we?

15:30 Break

Session 19: Special Topics

Chair: Buchfelder M, Charbel F, Krauss J

16:00 Mehdorn, M Ethics in neurosurgical research
16:15 Mathiesen, T The difference between scientific proof and evidence
16:30 Unterberg, A Outcome and quality of life following removal of lesions within the pineal region
16:45 Grotenhuis, A The anatomical substrate of cerebellar mutism
17:00 Krauss, J Development of functional neurosurgery: what will be the future?
17:15 Vajkozy, P New strategies for prevention of cerebral vasospasm
17:30 Misra, B Microsurgery of complex intracranial aneurysms
17:45 Lumenta C Intracranial aneurysm surgery: New Technologies or technological changes

Peter Jannetta – Hall

Session 11: Spinal Tumors & Vascular Lesions

Chair: Brotchi J, Misra B,  Turel K

08:00 Smrcka, M Problems with indication of operation of intramedullary lesions
08:15 Sajko, T Intradural spinal tumors: surgical considerations and institutional experience
08:30 Konovalov, N Surgical treatment of spinal cord tumors in adults
08:45 Bahramin, E Filum terminal mixopapillary ependymoma versus ependymoma of the conus medullaris
09:00 Robertson, S Minimally invasive treatment of spinal metastases
09:15 Brotchi, J My life experience on spinal cord hemangioblastomas. How I did it
09:30 Zhang, H-Q Cure the spinal cord AVM/F with hybrid surgery
09:45 Caglar, S Surgical management of spinal AVMs

10:00 Break

Session 14: Meningiomas

Chair: Pamir N, Tomasello F, Walter G

10:30 von Deimling New classification of meningiomas
10:45 Florian, S The role of basal cisterns in the development of skull base meningiomas
11:00 Nakamura, M Surgical treatment of skull base meningiomas – current concepts
11:15 Bundschuh, O Surgical and radiological treatment of meningiomas with the cavernous sinus
11:30 Tomasello, F The current management of  parasagittal meningiomas
11:45 Antunes, A The importance of the Simpson grade in the recurrence rate of parasagittal meningiomas
12:00 Bettag, M Contralateral interhemispheric transfalcine approach to deep seated parafalcine meningiomas
12:15 Pamir, MC Surgical treatment of tentorial meningiomas
12:30 Sidi Said, A Irradiation risk in neurosurgery: what about collaboration with AIEA & WHO?

12:45 Lunch Break

Session 17: Brainstem

Chair: Bertalanffy H, Hongo K, Sidi Said A

13:30 Hartmann, C Molecular alterations in brainstem gliomas
13:45 Arraez, M Surgical approaches to pontomesencephalic tumors
14:00 Hussein, S Microsurgery of intrinsic tumors of the brainstem
14:15 Choux, M Brainstem Tumors in children classification and management
14:30 Wong TT Management of medulloblastoma in children in molecular era: the current status in Taiwan.
14:45 Hongo, K Surgery for the brainstem cavernous malformation
15:00 Ramina, R Brainstem cavernomas: surgical techniques and long-term results
15:15 Benes, V Supracerebellar-infratentorial approach – alternative to retrosigmoid approach

15:30 Break

Session 20: Brain Tumor

Chair: Black PB, Schackert G, Stummer W

16:00 Meyer, B Surgery of highly eloquent gliomas
16:15 Tonn, JC Molecular imaging for brain tumor surgery
16:30 Unsgard, G The concept of operating brain tumors with navigated instruments in updated intraoperative 3D ultrasound volumes method and results
16:45 Solaroglu, I Fluorescein-sodium-guided surgery
17:00 Stummer, W Intra-operative fluorescence-imaging: a new paradigm in neurosurgery
17:15 Schackert, G Intraoperative visualization of functional brain areas: what progress have we made during the last years?
17:30 Jokovic, M Our results of treatment 118 patients with supratentorial LGG
17:45 Rotta, JM Low-grade tumors – what makes the difference

Hanno Millesi – Hall

Session 12: Trauma & Peripheral Nerves

Chair: Ghodsi S, Servadei F, von Wild K

08:00 Grothe, C Molecular and cellular key concepts in peripheral nerve regeneration
08:15 Haastert-Talini, K Biomaterials approaches towards peripheral nerve grafts: from molecule to product
08:30 Rasulic, L Brachial plexus surgery: lessons learned within 25 years practice
08:45 van Ouwerkerk, P Change of cortical motor representation after late nerve transfer in obstetric brachial plexus lesion
09:00 v. Wild, K Morphological evidence for spinal neurons plasticity and motor nerve regeneration induced by peripheral nerve grafting to the spinal cord in rats
09:15 Emamhadi, MR Nerve transfer  for the restoration of hand function  in tetraplegia  after spinal cord injury
09:30 Servadei, F Guidelines for TBI – what is the future?
09:45 Azevedo-Filho, H Decompressive craniectomy for severe traumatic brain injury: its role after the rescue ICP

10:00 Break

Session 15: Spine

Chair: Konovalov N, Lanksch W, Osorio E

10:30 Sasani, M Anatomical assessment of variations in Kambin’s Triangle – a surgical and cadaver study
10:45 Weigand, H Radiological diagnostic of lumbar pain
11:00 Harms, J Treatment option in AIS (Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis)
11:15 Oskouian, R Lateral spine surgery & lumbar plexus
11:30 Kotb, MM Twenty years experience in endoscopic lumbar disc surgery
11:45 Pedachenko, E Minimally invasive spine neurosurgery
12:00 Perilla-Cepeda, T New vision of the degenerative disc disease and treatment with biological nucleoplasty (growth factor agents)
12:15 Masini, M Microsurgical treatment of lumbar spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis
12:30 El Azm, M Complication of spinal instrumentation

12:45 Lunchbreak

Session 18: Special Topics

Chair: Di Rocco C, El Hakim A, Oi S

13:30 Gleeson, M The facial value of Skull Base Surgery
13:45 Lenarz, T Hearing restoration with auditory implant – state of the art and future perspectives
14:00 Godano, U Endoscopic and keyhole endoscope assisted transcranial microsurgery: where are we?
14:15 Winkler, A Surgery in and around the third ventricle – new micro neuroanatomical landmarks and perspectives
14:30 Oi, S Historical trend of hydrocephalus research at INI and new neurosurgical technique with the world-finest neuroendoscope
14:45 Ezzat, S Benign increased intracranial pressure
15:00 Elhakim, A Pitfall complications and problems of secondary hydrocephalus due to posterior fossa lesions, 40 years experience
15:15 Schumann, M Is individualized medicine in pediatric neurosurgery the rule or the exception?

15:30 Break

Session 21: Spine

Chair: Masini M, Schaller K, Yampolski C

16:00 Lafuente, J Craniocervical junction instability
16:15 Camins, MB Approaches to the cervical spine: determinate factors in selecting the anterior vs. posterior approach
16:30 Burgos, R Cervical spondylotic myelopathy: management strategies and surgical complications in 100 consecutive cases
16:45 Rohde, V Alternative dorsal approach to the cervical spine for myelopathy or spinal meningioma
17:00 Zink, PM The cervical spine: 25 years of development
17:15 Radek, A Spare fractures of the severe thoracic spine dislocations. The own experiences with treatment and literature reviews
17:30 El Abbadi, N Applications of percutaneous vertebroplasty and balloon kyphoplasty in spine surgery
17:45 Deinsberger, W Spinal infections

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