Scientific Program

DAY 1 - Thursday, 16th November 2017
TimeSession DetailsFaculty
08:00-08:30Registration
08:30-08:40Opening Remarks
Session 1: Neuro-Oncology
Chairperson: Prof. Imad Kanaan & Prof. Mubashir Mahmoood Qureshi
08:40-09:20Management of Complex Meningiomas Dr. Imad Kanaan
09:20-09:40Awake Craniotomy for Brain Tumors Near Eloquent Cortex.Dr. Faisal Al Sayer
09:40-10:00Approach to Brain Tumors in ElderlyProf. Abdulrahman Al-Anazi
10:00-10:20Hybrid Approach in Brain Tumor Surgery.Dr. Imad Kanaan
10:20-10:40Colloid Cyst - Endoscopic Versus Microscopic ApproachDr. Ahmed Adnan
10:40-11:10Morning Coffee Break
11:10-11:20Endoscopic Choroid Fissure / Massa Intermedia Splitting Approach to the PinealMs. Charlotte Burford
11:20-11:30Dual Synchronized Craniotomies for Brain Tumors: Technical Note and Modified Approach, A Report of Two CasesDr. Faris Yaghmoor
11:30-11:40Endoscopic Monoportal Resection of a Third Ventricular
Pilocytic Astrocytoma with Pilomyxoid Features in an 86-Year
Old Patient
Dr. Nida Kalyal
11:40-11:50Pituitary Tumors: A Retrospective Analysis of Outcome Following
Neuro-navigation Guided Trans-Nasal, Trans-Sphenoidal Microscopic
Excision of Pituitary Tumors Between 2009 and 2017
Dr. Munthir Al-Zabin
11:50-12:00Endo Nasal Transphenoidal Approach for Skull Base LesionsProf. Bagathsingh Karuppanan
12:00-12:10Surgery Without Fixed RetractorsDr. Soufiane Ramdani
12:10-12:20Endoscopic Resection of a Choroid Plexus Cyst Causing
Obstructive Hydrocephalus
Dr. Nida Kalyal
12:20-13:00Official Opening Ceremony
12:20-12:50Industry Symposium
13:00- 14:00Lunch Break
Session 2: Pediatric Neuro- Surgery
Chairperson: Prof. Andre Grotenhuis & Dr. Abdulrahman Al Anazi
14:00-14:40Paediatric Neurosurgery: A Rapidly Changing FieldProf. Andre Grotenhuis
14:40-15:00Surgical Modification of Chiari MalformationDr. Ali Mahad Al Maashani
15:00-15:20Challenges in Skull Base Tumors in ChildrenProf. Andre Grotenhuis
15:20-15:40Dandy Walker Syndrome- Do We Understand? A New Concept for
Understanding and Management
Prof. Ahmed Ammar
15:40-16:00Tumors Below Two Years OldDr. Mohamed El Beltagy
16:00-16:30Afternoon Coffee Break
16:30-16:405-Aminolevulinic Acid in Paediatric Central Nervous System
Tumours: The UK’s Largest Case Series
Ms. Charlotte Burford
16:40-16:50Torticollis and Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Due to a Posterior
Fossa Arachnoid Cyst: Case Report and Literature Review
Mr. John Hanrahan
16:50-17:00Endoscopic Monoportal Resection of a Giant Colloid Cyst in
a Child
Dr. Nida Kalyal
17:00-17:10Factors Predicting the Need for Cerebrospinal Fluid Diversion
Following Posterior Fossa Tumor Surgery in Children
Dr. Gopalakrishnan Chittur Viswanathan
17:10-17:20Complications Following Posterior Fossa Tumour Surgery in
Children: Experience from a Tertiary Care Neurosurgical
Facility in a Developing Country
Dr. Zia Ur Rehman
17:20-17:30Endoscopic Management of a Thalamic Tumour Causing Obstructive
Hydrocephalus in a Child
Ms. Angela Khanna
17:30-17:40Is the ETV Necessary in Children Suffering From Hydrocephalus
Due to Posterior Fossa Tumor?
Dr. Hassan Kadri
17:40-17:50Correlation of Child's Aggressive Behavior and Television Exposure: A CrossDr. Muslem Albesher
17:50-18:20Case Discussion
DAY 2 - Friday, 17th November 2017
TimeSession DetailsFaculty
07:30 - 08:00Registration
Session 3: Vascular Neuro-Surgery
Chairperson: Dr. Daniel Walsh & Dr. Ali Mahad Al Maashani
08:00-08:40Refining Patient Selection for Brain AVM TreatmentProf. Daniel Walsh
08:40-09:00Combined endovascular and microsurgical management of complex cerebrovascular lesionDr. Vikas Gupta
09:00-09:20Adjuncts to the Microsurgical Treatment of Spinal Vascular
Malformations
Prof. Daniel Walsh
09:20 -09:40Significance of EC-IC Bypass in the Management Of Moyamoya
Disease and Complex Cerebral Aneurysms
Dr. Miki Fujimura
09:40-09:50Comparison of the Spetzler-Martin Grading and Lawton-Young
Supplemental Grading of Brain AVM as a Prognostic Tool in a
Consecutive UK Surgical Series
Mr. Ahilan Kailaya-Vasan
09:50-10:00Blood blister-like aneurysms: Where does surgery stand in
the era of complex endovascular treatments?
Dr. Gwenllian Evans
10:00-10:20Morning Coffee Break
Session 4: Neuro-Trauma
Chairperson: Prof. Franco Servadei & Dr. Amro Al Habib
10:20-11:00Surgery for Traumatic Brain Injury : Where Are We Now?Prof. Franco Servadei
11:00-11:10Comparison of Subdural and Subgaleal Closed Drainage Systems
For The Treatment Of Chronic Subdural Hematomas
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
11:10-11:20Contusion Index: An important tool for the management of
traumatic intracerebral contusions.
Dr. Adnan Khaliq
11:20-11:30Split Decompressive Craniotomy as an Alternative to
Craniectomy in the Treatment of Raised Intracranial Pressure:
A Case Series
Dr. Bassel Zebian
11:30-12:00Other Spinal Cord Injuries : Contraversial Issues Prof. Franco Servadei
10:20-11:30Parallel Session - Workshop by Brainlab
Modern Management of Benign Skull Base Tumors & Multiple Brain Metastasis, Decision-making with Treatment Response Assessment Maps, and Spine SRS based on the International Spine Radiosurgery Consortium guidelines
Speaker: Mr. Bernard Kandalaft
12:00-14:00Prayers & Lunch Break
14:00-14:30Industry Syposium : Spine Navigated Surgery with Airo Intra-op Mobile CT
by Brainlab
Dr. Nacer Mansouri
Session 5: Functional Neuro-Surgery
Chairperson: Dr. Faisal T. Sayer & Prof. Faisal Al Otaibi
14:30-14:55Hemispherotomy and Disconnective Procedures for EpilepsyDr. Faisal Al Otaibi
14:55-15:15Surgical Management of Eloquent Area Tumors: Functional Mapping.Dr. Faisal T. Sayer
15:15 -15:35Non-Surgical Management of Chronic Painful Syndromes- Role
of Neuromodulation: Preliminary Experience in a Sub-Saharan
Centre
Prof. Mubashir Mahmood Qureshi
15:35-16:00Afternoon Coffee Break
16:00-16:10Short term pain control after diagnostic medial nerve branch block for facet joint painDr. Mohamed Ibrahim
16:10-16:20Deep Brain Stimulation in Young Children: Technical Challenges
and Long Term Assessment of Lead Location
Dr . Meshari Alhuthyel
16:20 - 16:30Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in a patient with a basilar
artery aneurysm – case report and literature review
Mr. Ali Shah
16:30 - 16:40The Role of Neuromodulation in Treatment of Chronic Pain
Syndromes
Prof. Mubashir Mahmood Qureshi
16:40 - 16:50Pharmacoresistant Epilepsy Outcome After Cerebral Cavernous
Malformations Interventional Therapy
Dr. Fatimh Alsaffar
16:50 - 17:30Case presentation/discussion

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DAY 3 - Saturday, 18th November 2017
TimeSession DetailsFaculty
Session 6: Spine and Peripheral Nerves
Chairperson: Dr. Haroon Choudhri, Dr. Khaled Al Ali, & Dr. Najmedden Attabib
08:20-09:00Management of "Inoperable" Tumors of the SpineDr. Haroon Choudhri
09:00-09:20Surgery for Delayed Upper Cervical Spine Subluxation in Kids: |
Early Experience and Literature Review
Dr. Amro Al Habib
09:20-09:40Radiographic Measurements of Lumbar Spinal Canal Size and
Body/Canal Ratio in Normal Adult Saudis
Dr. Abulrahman Al-Anazi
09:40-10:00Deep Gluteal Syndrome: Sciatic Pain Not Related with Lumbar
Spine Pathology
Dr. Debora Garozzo
10:00-10:20Traumatic Cauda Equine InjuryDr. Najmedden Attabib
10:20-10:40Peripheral Nerve Surgery for NeurosurgeonProf. Ashok Pillai
10:40-11:00Morning Coffee Break
11:00-11:40 Clinical Workshop: Spine and Peripheral Nerve Cases: To Operate or Not to Operate Dr. Khaled Al Ali
11:40-11:50Posterolateral Thoracotomy: Outcome of Anterior Spinal
Decompression and Fixation for Dorsal Spinal Tuberculosis
Dr. Mumtaz Ali
11:50-12:00Comparison the Accuracy of Lumbar Pedicle Screw Insertion Using
Intraoperative Computed Tomography Guided Navigation System and
Conventional Fluoroscopy Method: A Prospective Clinical Study
Prof. Saleh Baeesa
12:00-12:10Preparations for Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery:
When Not To Operate?
Prof. Haroon Choudhri
12:10-12:20Anterior Approaches to the Thoracolumbar SpineDr. Ali Baaj
12:20-12:30Oblique Lateral Interbody Fusion (OLIF) for Lumbar Degenerative
Disease: Surgical Techniques and Complications
Dr. Jinping Liu
12:30 - 12:40Cervical Spondylosis-Surgical Strategy.Dr. Zbiggy Brodzinsky
12:40 - 12:50Post-Laminectomy Seroma : The Known UnknownDr. Kassis Sebouh
12:50-13:00Upright Dynamic MRI: For Better Understanding of Spine DiseasesDr. Heba Ali
13:00-14:00Lunch Break
Session 7: Research and Education
Chairperson: Prof. Ahmed Ammar, Prof. Franco Servadei, Prof. Andre Grotenhuis, Prof. Mubashir Mahmood Qureshi & Dr. Mohamed Al-Olama
14:00-14:40The Modern Principles of Postgraduate Education in Neurosurgery-
What Do We Want From Our Trainees
Prof. Ahmed Ammar
14:40-15:00Developing Neurosurgical Training and Collaborative Research in
a Resource Challenged Region: The Experience in -Sub-Saharan Africa
Prof. Mubashir Mahmood Qureshi
15:00-15:20The Impact Of Ideas- Research Is The Bridge To The Future!Prof. Ahmed Ammar
15:20 - 15:40New Forms of Education for Young Neurosurgeons Prof. Franco Servadei
15:40 - 16:00Dubai BoardDr. Mohamed Al-Olama
16:00-16:10Integrated Neurosurgical Education SystemDr. Deema Sehli
16:10-16:20Best Abstracts Awards and Closing Remarks

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