Scientific Program

DAY 1 - Thursday, 16th November 2017
TimeSession DetailsFaculty
07:30 - 08:00Registration
08:00-08:10Opening Remarks
Session 1: Neuro-Oncology
Chairperson: Prof. Imad Kanaan
08:10-08:50To be ConfirmedDr. Imad Kanaan
08:50-09:10Awake craniotomy for brain tumors near eloquent cortex.Dr. Faisal Al Sayer
09:10-09:30Approach to brain tumors in elderlyProf. Abdulrahman Al-Anizi
09:30-09:50To be ConfirmedDr. Imad Kanaan
09:50-10:10Coffee Break
10:10-11:20Oral Abstract Presentations
11:20-12:00Official Opening Ceremony
12:00-12:30Industry Symposium
12:30-13:30Lunch Break
Session 2: Pediatric Neuro- Surgery
Chairperson: Prof. Andre Grotenhuis
13:30-14:10Pediatric Neurosurgery: a rapidly changing fieldProf. Andre Grotenhuis
14:10-14:30Surgical Modification of Chiari MalformationDr Ali Al Mashani
14:30-14:50Challenges in skull base tumors in childrenProf. Andre Grotenhuis
14:50-15:10Dandy Walker Syndrome- Do we understand?
A new concept for understanding and management
Prof. Ahmed Ammar
15:10-15:30Oral Abstract Presentations
15:30-16:00Coffee Break
16:00-17:00Oral Abstract Presentations
17:00 - 17:30Case Presentation/Discussion

*subject to change

DAY 2 - Friday, 17th November 2017
TimeSession DetailsFaculty
07:30 - 08:00Registration
Session 3: Vascular Neuro-Surgery
Chairperson: Dr. Daniel Walsh
08:00-08:40Refining Patient Selection for Brain AVM TreatmentProf. Daniel Walsh
08:40-09:00Brain AVM's embolization and simultaneous microsurgical excision
Dr. Vikas Gupta
09:00-09:20Adjuncts to the Microsurgical Treatment of Spinal Vascular MalformationsProf. Daniel Walsh
09:20 -09:40Significance of EC-IC Bypass in the Management Of Moyamoya Disease and Complex Cerebral AneurysmsDr. Miki Fujimura
09:40-10:00Oral Abstract Presentations
10:00-10:20Coffee Break
Session 4: Neuro-Trauma
Chairperson: Prof. Franco Servadei
10:20-11:00Surgery for Traumatic Brain Injury : Where Are We Now?Prof. Franco Servadei
11:00-11:30Oral Abstract Presentations
11:30-12:00Other Spinal Cord Injuries : Contraversial Issues Prof. Franco Servadei
12:00-14:00Prayers & Lunch Break
14:00-14:30Industry Symposium by Brainlab
Spine Navigated Surgery with Airo Intra-op Mobile CT
Dr. Nacer Mansouri
Session 5: Functional Neuro-Surgery
Chairperson: Dr. Faisal Al Sayer & Prof.Mubashir Mahmoood
14:30-14:55Hemispherotomy and Disconnective Procedures for EpilepsyDr. Faisal Al Otaibi
14:55-14:15Surgical Management of Eloquent Area Tumors: Functional Mapping.Dr. Faisal Al Sayer
14:15 -15:35Non-Surgical Management of Chronic Painful Syndromes- Role of Neuromodulation: Preliminary Experience in a Sub-Saharan CentreProf. Mubashir Mahmood Qureshi
15:35-16:00Coffee Break
16:00-16:50Oral Abstract Presentations
16:50 - 17:30Case Presentation/Discussion

*subject to change

DAY 3 - Saturday, 18th November 2017
TimeSession DetailsFaculty
07:30-08:00Registration
Session 6: Spine and Peripheral Nerves
Chairperson: Dr. Haroon Choudhri & Dr. Khaled Al Ali
08:00-08:40Keynote Lecture: Management of "Inoperable" Tumors of the SpineDr. Haroon Choudhri
08:40-09:00Surgery for Delayed Upper Cervical Spine Subluxation in Kids:
Early Experience and Literature Review
Dr. Amro Al Habib
09:00-09:20Radiographic Measurements of Lumbar Spinal Canal Size and Body/Canal Ratio in Normal Adult SaudisProf. Abdulrahman Al-Anazi
09:20-09:40Deep gluteal syndrome: sciatic pain not related with lumbar spine pathologyDr Debora Garozzo
09:40-10:00Traumatic Cauda Equine InjuryDr. Najmedden Attabib
10:00-10:20Peripheral Nerve Surgery for NeurosurgeonProf. Ashok Pillai
10:20-10:40Coffee Break
10:40-11:20Clinical Workshop: Spine and Peripheral Nerve Cases:
To Operate or Not to Operate
Dr. Khaled Al Ali
11:20-12:30Oral Abstract Presentations
12:30-13:00Industry Symposium
13:00-14:00Lunch Break
Session 7: Research and Education
Chairperson: Prof. Ahmed Ammar
14:00-14:40Keynote Lecture: The 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
15:20-15:50Oral Abstract Presentations
15:50-16:00Best Abstracts Award Presentation and Closing Remarks

*subject to change