Saturday, February 3

7:30 a.m. – 7:50 a.m.


7:50 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Rishi R. Lall, MD

8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Spine Panel Discussion: Spine Surgery in the Aging Population (Case Based)
Kristopher A. Lyon, MD (Moderator) | Yevgeniy Freyvert, MD, Alexander E. Ropper, MD, & Michael J. McGinity, MD

8:40 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Developing a New Standard for Cerebrovascular Training: The Quadruple Threat
Elad I. Levy, MD

9:10 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Elad I. Levy, MD

9:20 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Evidence-based management of Brain Metastases Using Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT)
Sujit S. Prabhu, MD

9:40 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

Exhibitor Break

10:10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Brain Tumor Care in the Era of Targeted Therapies & Novel Imaging Techniques
Linda M. Liau, MD

10:40 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Linda M. Liau, MD

10:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Resident Presentation: Local Field Potentials in Awake, Robotic Deep Brain Stimulation
Sibi Rajendran, MD

11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Future of Neurological Surgery in Texas: What Changes Do We Expect in the Next 10 Years?
Gavin W. Britz, MD

11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Resident Presentation: Metabolomic Profiling of Human Brain Tumors
Jeffrey I. Traylor, MD

11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Welcome to Corpus Christi by Rep. Todd Hunter | TANS Business Lunch
Rep. Todd Hunter & Peter Kan, MD | Bayview Room (First Floor)

12:20 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Use of Enabling Technologies in the Management of Primary Spinal Column Tumors
Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD

12:50 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD

1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Resident Presentation: Transcarotid Artery Revascularization in Neurosurgery
Laura K. Reed, MD

1:10 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Resident Presentation: Machine Learning Brain Tumor Diagnostics Using In Vivo Optical Data: A Comparison With Conventional Fluorescence Guided Surgery
Preston D’Souza, MD

1:20 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Exhibitor Break

1:50 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Resident Presentation: Opportunities for Improving Care of Patients with Spinal Cord Injury
Duncan J. Trimble, MD

2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

Tumor Lecture/Panel: Brain Metastases – Updates on Neurosurgical Management
Akash J. Patel, MD (Moderator) | John R. Floyd, MD, & Matthew Z. Sun, MD

2:40 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Resident Presentation: Development of the Circle of Willis Score (COWS) to Help Guide Decision Making During Acute Tandem Occlusion Treatment
W. Chase Johnson, MD

2:50 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Resident Presentation: Optimizing Cell-Type Specificity of AAV Gene Therapy Vectors for the Human Brain
JP McGinnis, MD

3:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

Use of Biologics in Spine Surgery: When and Why Do You Use? On and off Label?
Nathan L. Pratt, MD (Moderator) | Alexander E. Ropper, MD, & Yevgeniy Freyvert, MD

3:40 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

CNS: What It Means for Texas Neurosurgeons
Nader Pouratian, MD

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks & Resident Presentation Award
Peter T. Kan, MD

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Wine Tasting
All Attendees & Guests Invited | Exhibit Hall

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