• 2016 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting Convenes September 24–28 in San Diego, California

    • Sep 20, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    September 2016

    Media Contact:

    Antonia Callas    847.805.4493  acallas@cns.org

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill, September 21, 2015 —The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) holds its 2016 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, September 24–28. The meeting theme Advance, Adapt, Achieve affirms neurosurgery’s ability to succeed by advancing innovative ideas through research, adapting treatments through knowledge, and ultimately, achieving breakthrough in patient care. The five-day event attracts upwards of 4,000 visitors who attend to learn the latest state-of-the-art breakthroughs in neurosurgical science and technology

    The CNS welcomes its international partners the Society of Neurosurgeons of South Africa (SNSA) in association with the Continental Association of African Neurosurgical Societies (CAANS), and is also pleased to partner with the California Association of Neurological Surgeons (CANS). The CNS Honored Guest and neurosurgical giant is Edward H. Oldfield, MD, who delivers three presentations throughout the meeting on topics such as Cushing’s disease, pathogenesis of Chiari I, and spinal dural arteriovenous Fistulas.

    Four General Scientific Sessions run Sunday through Wednesday with faculty presenting the latest updates on the surgical management of cerebral aneurysms, changes in the treatment and understanding of GBM (Glioblastomas), and the rapid transformation in healthcare and what it means for patient care safety, among other topics.

    A stellar line-up of featured speakers will address various facets of the theme, including the 2016 Walter E. Dandy Orator and the co-founder of Apple Computer Inc., Steve Wozniak; Oakland A’s VP of Baseball Billy Beane; bestselling authors Daniel James Brown and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger; Sterling Professor of Law Akhil Reed Amar, and the commander of US Naval Air Forces, Vice Admiral Mike Shoemaker.

    The versatility of Operative Neurosurgery: The Surgeon’s Armamentarium, a new digital content delivery system will be demonstrated in two sessions: an endoscopic endonasal resection of nonsecretory pituitary macroenoma surgery is video-streamed live from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and a live neurovascular surgery demo with a state-of-the-art vascular replication system from Surgical Theater. Popular controversies sessions return, and important updates in clinical guidelines are discussed by the authors of the guidelines.

    Oral abstract presentations are delivered during the subspecialty section sessions Monday and Tuesday afternoons, with award-winners in all subspecialties presenting the latest in new science. New Rapid-exchange Oral Presentations deliver the latest science in two-minute bites on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon, and a late-breaking abstracts session occurs Wednesday morning.

    The CNS Annual Meeting brings more than 160 leading medical device and pharmaceutical companies to San Diego. The Exhibit Hall is open Monday through Wednesday and features hands-on demonstrations with industry trailblazers, afternoon educational update sessions, and a series of industry-sponsored lunch symposia that highlight emerging technologies and procedures.

    The CNS is the only neurosurgical society to present live surgery via telemedicine technology daily in the Exhibit Hall, with surgeries being broadcast from the University at Buffalo Neurosurgery, New York, and Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, California, Monday through Wednesday, 9:15–9:45 am.

    Daily luncheon seminars cover 43 different topics including prevention and management, emerging opportunities, interactive case-based discussions, diagnosis and management strategies, and recent advances and techniques.

    Four dinner seminars at San Diego’s best restaurants address the following topics: cervical spondylotic myelopathy, new CPT codes, ICD-10, MIPS, and bundling, management of meningiomas, and concussion: diagnosis, management, and outcomes.

    For more information about the 2016 CNS Annual Meeting or to register, visit cns.org/2016. Keep up with the Annual Meeting @CNS_Update, #CNS2016, or follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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