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Didactic Sessions Begin @ 8:00 am Level B Ballroom 1 | Cliff Lodge, Snowbird, UT


8:00 - 8:15 am
Jayson Nelson

Preoperative and Intraoperative Dynamic Susceptibility Contrast-Enhanced MRI in Resection of High-Grade Glioma. A Pilot Study.
Jayson Nelson, B.S., Salt Lake City, UT

Jayson Nelson, Tyler Richards, Karen Salzman, and Randy Jensen
8:15 - 8:20 am Discussion
8:20 - 8:35 am
Farshad Nassiri

Phase 1/2 trial of Oncolytic Virus and Pembro for Recurrent GBM.
Farshad Nassiri, M.D., Salt Lake City, UT

Farshad Nassiri
8:35 - 8:40 am Discussion
8:40 - 8:55 am
Jordan Roach

Epigenetic Profiling and CRISPR-Cas9 Dependency Screening Identify Vulnerabilities in H3 G34-mutant Diffuse Hemispheric Glioma.
Jordan T. Roach, M.D., Memphis, TN

Jordan T. Roach, Lawryn H. Kasper, Jared M. Andrews, Chen He, Brian J. Abraham, Frederick A. Boop, Paul D. Klimo, Julie Laffy, Masashi Nomura, Itay Tirosh, Mario L. Suva, and Suzanne J. Baker
8:55 - 9:00 am Discussion
9:00 - 9:15 am

Enhanced Recovery after Brain Tumor Surgery: Pilot Protocol Implementation in a Large Healthcare System.
Walavan Sivakumar, M.D., Los Angeles, CA

Walavan Sivakumar, Jian Guan, Jean-Philippe Langevin, Garni Barkhoudarian, Daniel F. Kelly, and Neil Martin
9:15 - 9:20 am Discussion
9:20 - 9:40 am 
Celina Crisman, MD, New York, NY

Socioeconomic Status and Survival in Operative Glioblastoma Multiforme Patients from a Medically Underserved Population.
Celina Crisman, M.D., New York, NY

Celina Crisman
9:40 - 9:45 am Discussion
9:45 - 10:05 am
Michael Taylor

Prevention is Better than Cure. How We can Use Microsurgery and Developmental Biology to Prevent Medulloblastoma.
Michael Taylor, M.D., Houston, TX

Michael Taylor
10:05 - 10:10 am Discussion
10:10 - 10:30 am
Dr. Ben Shofty

Responsive Neurostimulation of the Centromedian Nucleus of the Thalamic in Adult Epilepsy: Multi-Center Case Series.
Ben Shofty, M.D., Salt Lake City, UT

Ron Gadot, Ben Shofty, Nisha Giridharan, Himanshu Sharma, Garrett Banks, Jay Gavvala, Alicia Goldman, Shervin Rahimpour, and Sameer Sheth
10:30 - 10:35 am Discussion
10:35 - 10:55 am
Dr. Ben Shofty

Default Mode Network Spatio-Temporal Electrophysiological Signature and Causal Role in Creativity.
Ben Shofty, M.D., Salt Lake City, UT

E. Bartoli, E. Devara, H.Q. Dang, R. Rabinovich, R.K. Mathura, A. Anand, B.R. Pascuzzi, J. Adkinson, K.R. Bijanki, S.A. Sheth, and B. Shofty
10:55 - 11:00 am Discussion
11:00 am Adjourn




4:00 - 4:15 pm
Randy Jensen Neurosurgery Residency Program

Neurosurgery Update.
Randy Jensen, M.D., Ph.D., Salt Lake City, UT

Randy  Jensen
4:15 - 4:20 pm  Discussion
4:20 - 4:35 pm 
Jian Guan

Impact of Protocolized Management on Hemorrhagic Stroke Care.
Jian Guan, M.D., Los Angeles, CA

Jian Guan
4:35 - 4:40 pm  Discussion
4:40 - 4:55pm
Elena Kurudza

Morphological Investigation of the Posterior Atlanto-Occipital Membrane in Chiari Malformation Type I.
Elena Kurudza, M.D., Salt Lake City, UT

Elena Kurudza, Vijay Ravindra, Lorraina Robinson, Hailey Jensen, Evan Joyce, Allison Ludwick, Russell Telford, Osama Youssef, Justin Ryan, Robert Bollo, Rajiv Iyer, John Kestle, Samuel Cheshier, Daniel Ikeda, Qinwen Mao, and Douglas Brockmeyer
4:55 - 5:00 pm  Discussion
5:00 - 5:15 pm
Matt Findlay

Preoperative MRI obtained for surgical planning in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients scheduled to undergo Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) often reveals incidental radiological abnormalities (RAs).
Matt Findlay, B.S., Salt Lake City, UT

Matt Findlay, Sam Tenhoeve, Samantha Yost, Diwas Gautam, Justin Campbell, Shervin Rahimpour, David Botros, Allison Liang, Jumana Alshaikh, Panagiotis Kassavetis, Paolo Moretti, Lindsay Embree, and Ben Shofty
5:15 - 5:20 pm  Discussion
5:20 - 5:35 pm 
Rose Caston

The Suicide Disease: Biopsychosocial Aspects of Facial Pain and Postoperative Outcomes.
Rose Caston, Ph.D., Salt Lake City, UT

Rose Caston and Shervin Rahimpour
5:35 - 5:40 pm Discussion
5:40 - 6:20 pm 
Kevin T. Foley

Neurosurgical Entrepreneurship: Some Advice on Innovation, Industry Engagement and Intellectual Property.
Kevin T. Foley, M.D., Memphis, TN

Kevin Foley
6:20 - 6:30 pm  Discussion
6:30 pm  Adjourn


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Phone: 801-556-2539
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