• Building Consensus from Controversy

    Author: Nicholas C. Bambakidis

    Continuing the popular Consensus Sessions featured in previous CNS Annual Meetings, this year’s series includes a slate of topics and speakers designed to highlight and build consensus on two areas of controversy: cervical arthroplasty and management of unruptured intracranial aneurysms. Both sessions follow the same successful format of past Consensus Sessions, with an expert moderator and panel of speakers plus interactive elements designed to test the knowledge level of the audience and measure learning.

    Our spinal Consensus Session focuses on the controversial topic of cervical arthroplasty. Dr. Vince Traynelis will moderate a dynamic session examining the latest data on outcomes of cervical arthroplasty in comparison to the gold standard of cervical arthrodesis. We expect that a review of the literature and the socioeconomic impact of each treatment type will result in a lively discussion and attempt at consensus.

    The second Consensus Session follows the soon-to-be published guidelines for management of unruptured intracranial aneurysms. Moderated by Dr. B. Greg Thompson, this topic discussion will provide a review of the data on indications for treatment and a comparative review of clipping and endovascular coiling. The panel of speakers includes prominent authors of the aforementioned guidelines review.

    Please join us at the CNS Annual Meeting in New Orleans for two interactive debates on these important topics, and become an active audience participant in the engaging and effective Consensus Session format.

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