Guest Lecturers

The 2018 Kasdon Lecturer

James Markert, MD, MPH

Title:  Professor and James Garber Galbraith Endowed Chair of Neurosurgery

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Neurosurgical Oncologist and innovator of viral therapies for brain tumors.

Other Guest Lecturers

Mark H. Bilsky, MD

Title:  Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs in Neurosurgery; William E. Snee Chair

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Pioneer of surgical and radiosurgical treatment of spinal metastatic disease.

Roger Stupp, MD

Title:  Chief of Neuro-oncology in the Department of Neurology

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

One of the world's most preeminent neuro-oncologists who has pioneered clinical trials that have significantly changed the treatment of milignant gliomas.

David L. Kasdon

This and all Lende meetings since 1988 are dedicated to the memory of "Deel", whose untimely passing shocked all of us who were privileged to know and love him. The void, which we feel, cannot be filled, for he was so much a part of the vitality of this unique yearly gathering. His ability to enjoy life, to make work seem like play, is truly the spirit embodied in the Lende meeting.

Past Kasdon Lecturers

1988 Vinko V. Dolenc, MD, PhD 1989 Bennett M. Stein, MD
1990 John M. Jacobs, MD 1992 Madjid Samii, MD
1993 Rudolf Fahlbusch, MD 1994 Robert F. Spetzler, MD
1996 Axel Perneczky, MD 1997 Nicholoas de Tribolet, MD
1998 Bernard George, MD 1999 M. Peter Heilbrun, MD
2000 L. Nelson Hopkins, MD 2001 Peter W. Carmel, MD
2002 James T. Rutka, MD, PhD 2003 Steven L. Gionnatta, MD
2004 David G. Piepgras, MD 2005 Edward H. Oldfield, MD
2006 Volker K.H. Sonntag, MD 2007 Roy A. Patchell, MD
2007 Michael P. Powell, MD 2008 Warren R. Selman, MD
2009 Manfred Westphal, MD 2010 Ronald I. Apfelbaum, MD
2011 Ronald I. Apfelbaum, MD 2012 Fredric Meyer, MD
2013 Christopher Shaffrey, MD 2014 Roberto C. Heros, MD
2015 Takanori Fukushima, MD, DMSc 2016 Kim J. Burchiel, MD
2017 Robert H. Rosenwasser, MD

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