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Program at a Glance

Thema: Controversies in Pediatric Neurosurgery

  • Invited lecture: Neurofluid

  • AASPN 10th Anniversary Session
    1. AASPN in the global pediatric neurosurgery
    2. Memories of ISPN comrades for AASPN
    3. Mami Yamasaki memorial session: Woman pediatric neurosurgeons in Asia-Australasia
  • Symposium
    1. Neonatal intraventricular hemorrhage and hydrocephalus
    2. Infantile hydrocephalus
    3. Plagiocephaly: positional or syndromic?
    4. Intracranial cystic lesion
    5. Pediatric Chiari type 1: What is the best practice?
    6. Non-accidental head injury in children
    7. Tethered cord syndrome: When and how to operate?
    8. Pediatric hypertonia
    9. Ventriculo-peritoneal shunt
    10. Moyamoya disease: What is the best practice?
    11. Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring
  • Educational session: from basic to advanced management
    1. Neuroendoscopic tumor surgery
    2. Neurosurgical management of spina bifida
    3. Pediatric epilepsy
    4. Complex craniosynostosis
  • The Japanese Guideline of Pediatric Brain Tumors
    1. Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma
    2. Germ cell tumors
    3. Medulloblastoma
    4. Ependymoma
    5. Optic / hypothalamic glioma
  • Special session:
    Controversies in surgical management of pediatric brain tumors
    1. Craniopharyngioma
    2. Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma
    3. Incidentaloma (low grade glioma)
  • Special lecture 1 & 2

  • Lunch with experts / Meet experts
    1. Epilepsy management in Tuber Sclerosis Complex
    2. Intravascular surgery
    3. Surgery for pediatric deformative craniovertebral junction lesions
    4. Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring
  • General topics
    1. Antenatal diagnosis / treatment
    2. Craniovertebral junction lesion / surgery
    3. Dysraphism
    4. Craniosynostosis
    5. Arachnoid cyst and other congenital anomalies
    6. Epilepsy
    7. Functional
    8. Global pediatric neurosurgery
    9. Hydrocephalus
    10. Infection
    11. Innovation and technology
    12. Neurotrauma / Critical care
    13. Neuro-oncology
    14. Peripheral nerve
    15. Spine
    16. Vascular
    17. Others

(Abstracts are able to be submitted to symposiums and general topics)

Invited Guests (alphabetical order)

Edward S. Ahn
Mayo Clinic
Minnesota, USA
1.  Intrauterine repair of MMC: its evolution in the world and future in AASPN countries
2.  Endoscopic vs. open surgery: long-term outcomes in complex CS

Frederick Boop

Frederick Boop
St.Jude Chidren's Research Hosptal
Memphis, USA
1.  Introduction: past, present and future of ISPN
2.  Discussant "Ependymoma"
3.  Best practice in craniopharyngioma

Douglas Brockmeyer
University of Utah Medical Center / Primary Children’s Hospital
Salt Lake City, USA
1.  What is the best practice ? (Chiari 1)
2.  Complex deformative CVJ surgery in children

Giuseppe Cinalli
Santobono-Pausilipon Children’s Hospita
Naples, Italy
1.  Pathophysiology of external hydrocephalus and its management
2.  Intraventricular tumor
3.  Discussant "Optic / hypothalamic glioma"

Shlomi Constantini
Dana Children’s Hospital
Tel Aviv, Israel
1.  Best practice of infant ETV: does CPC work or no use?
3.  Best practice in craniopharyngioma

Federico Di Rocco
Hôpital femme Mère Enfant Lyon
Lyon, France
1.  Current surgical management of anterior and posterior plagiocephaly
2.  Non-accidental HI in children: update
3.  Management of associated tonsillar herniation in complex CS

Susan R Durham

Susan Durham
Children's Hospital Los Angeles / University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, USA
1.  Guideline of positional plagiocephaly
2.  Woman PedNSGY in NA: carrier development and the life

Eric M. Jackson
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, USA
1.  What is the best practice ? (Chiari 1)

George I. Jallo

George I. Jallo
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hosptal
St. Petersburg, USA
1.  Discussant "DIPG"
2.  Convection Enhanced Delivery in DIPG: does it the way to go?

Ganesalingam Narenthiran

Ganesalingam Narenthiran
Salford Royal Hospital, Greater Manchester, Alder Hey Hospital Liverpool
Manchester, UK
1.  Global networking in pediatric NSGY
2.  Machine learning, metaverse and AI in NSGY

Benedetta Pettorini

Benedetta Pettorini
Alder Hey Children's Hospital
Liverpool, UK
1.  Woman PedNSGY in Europe: carrier development and the life
2.  Rhizotomy vs. ITB: how to start spasticity unit

Francesco Sala
University of Verona
Verona, Italy
1.  Discussant "Medulloblastoma"
2.  Evolution of IONM in pediatric NSGY
3.  Brain surgery: motor, sensory and language mapping

Edward R. Smith
Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Boston, USA
1.  Novel topic of urinary biomakers in diagnosis of brain tumors
2.  Treatment strategy and surgical tactics of the pediatric AVM
3.  Urinary biomarker of moyamoya disease

Peter P. Sun
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
Oakland, USA
1.  Middle fossa arachnoid cyst: Surgery or observation
2.  Management of shhunt infection: intraventricular infusion of anti-biotics

Ulrich-W Thomale
Charité Universitaetsmedizin Berlin
Berlin, Germany
1.  The latest management of neonatal IVH in Europe
2.  Periventricular tumor
3.  Low grade glioma as a incidentaloma: Surgery or observation?

Howard L. Weiner

Howard L. Weiner
Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, USA
1.  TSC: Treatment strategy and surgical tactics
2.  Evolution of Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery over 25 years
3.  Epilepsy Surgery for Children: focus versus network