Presentations at 2022 AANS Philadelphia


AANS 2022 Philadelphia

University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery faculty and residents will be participating in a number of sessions at the 2022 American Association of Neurological Surgeons annual meeting scheduled for April 29 through May 2 in Philadelphia. The theme of this year's meeting is "The Culture of Neurosurgery." For a complete list of all speakers and locations, please visit the AANS meeting website.

Friday, April 29

Practical Clinic 202 Case-Based Management of Traumatic Brain Injury
Neurotrauma, Pediatrics, Hands-On
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Faculty: David Okonkwo, MD, PhD

Practical Clinic 206 Brain Mapping and Awake Mapping Techniques
Pediatrics, Stereotactic and Functional, Tumor, Hands-On
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Faculty: Jorge A. González-Martínez, MD, PhD

Introduction to the Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research Lecture
Opening Session
5:27 – 5:29 p.m.
Speaker: David Okonkwo, MD, PhD

Introduction of Featured Speaker Jerome Bettis
Opening Session
5:56 – 5:58 p.m.
Speaker: Joseph Maroon, MD

Saturday, April 30

3D Session - Operative Nuances I: Difficult Cases: What Have We Learned?
Cerebrovascular, Tumor
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. 
Faculty: Paul A. Gardner, MD

Management of Spinal Cord Injury in a NFL Athlete
APP Advancements in Neurotrauma Care
2:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Speaker: Joseph Maroon, MD

Spinal Cord Injury Patient That Got Better - Interview with former NFL Player Ryan Shazier
Patient Perspective: Scientifc Spine Session II
4:26 – 4:46 p.m.
Session Panelist: David Okonkwo, MD, PhD

Skull Base Panel Discussion: Controversies in Craniopharyngioma Management
5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Session Moderator: Georgios Zenonos, MD
Case Discussion Panelist: Paul A. Gardner, MD

Serving Knowledge Series 305 Wine and Spine:  Challenging Spine Surgical Cases:  Interactive Session focused on what went well, wrong and what I learned.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Evening Course Director: Adam Kanter, MD

Sunday, May 1

A Survivors Guide for Personal and Professional “Lifequakes“!
Sonntag Lecture
2:04 – 2:29 p.m.
Invited Lecturer: Joseph Maroon, MD

L4/5 Spondy: How I Treat It, and Why
Technique Session
4:25 – 4:34 p.m.
Session Speaker: Adam Kanter, MD

Meningiomas: The Clash on Suprasellar Meningioma Treatment and Case Panel Discussion
4:40 – 5:30 p.m.
Session Moderator: Georgios A. Zenonos, MD

Monday, May 2

Reaching Into the Cavernous Sinus
Section II: What’s on the Horizon, Tumor
10:20 - 10:32 a.m.
Speaker: Paul A. Gardner, MD

Transcriptomic Landscape of Diffuse Infiltrating Gliomas Identifies Immune Subgroups in IDH Wildtype and Mutant Patients
Tumor Rapid Fire Session
10:35 – 10:39 a.m.
Speaker: Xiaoran Zhang, MD

Radiogenomics and Radiomics of Skull Base Chordoma: Machine Learning-based Classification of Genetic Signatures and Clinical Outcomes by Multiparametric MRI
Tumor Rapid Fire Session
11:00 – 11:04 a.m.
Presenting Author: Zachary Gersey, MD

Anterior/Lateral Surgery
Spine Session V: Debate/Discussion: Procedure Selection - Why Exactly do I Use
2:30 – 2:34 p.m.
Speaker: Adam Kanter, MD

PSO and VCR Correction and Closure Techniques
Spine Session III: Practical Questions and Solutions in Cervical Deformity
2:55 – 3:14 p.m.
Speaker: David Okonkwo, MD, PhD

Endoscopic Endonasal Resection of Rathke’s Cleft Cysts: A Single Institution Analysis of 113 Consecutive Patients
Mizuho Minimally Invasive Brain Tumor Surgery Award
3:58 – 4:06 p.m.
Presenting Author: Hanna Algattas, MD