|Editor: Alan R. Cohen, MD||Spring 2009|
Program and Continuing Medical Education
The Pediatric Section started the year by presenting the first “webinar” for the CNS University of Neurosurgery.
The program in January was “Managing Arachnoid Cysts.” It was led by Mark Krieger, MD, with Richard C. E. Anderson, MD, presenting “Fenestration of Arachnoid Cysts” and Sean A. McNatt, MD, presenting “Shunting of Arachnoid Cysts.” The program was extremely well attended and well received, and we can look forward to our next webinar in September. Possible topics include: the Xaio procedure, controversies in early spine fusion and an update on the management of pediatric traumatic brain injury. The members' input into topics to present at the biannual webinars and for other programming would be greatly appreciated.
The topic for the Integrated Medical Learning (IML) program at the CNS meeting this coming fall will be on Chiari I. This symposium is being organized by Hugh Garton, MD. The Pediatric Section will present a symposium, “Excellence in Pediatric Neurosurgery: Avoiding Complications,” with Jeffrey Wisoff, MD, presenting on tumors, Arnold Menezes, MD, presenting on pediatric spine, Jim Drake, MD, presenting on the treatment of hydrocephalus: shunts and endoscopy, and Leland Albright, MD, presenting on spasticity and movement disorders.
Lastly, the Pediatric Section program during the upcoming AANS Annual Meeting in San Diego will be held on Tuesday, May 5, between 2:45 and 5:30 p.m. Both the Shulman and hydrocephalus awards will be presented, and John A. Jane Sr., MD, PhD, will deliver the Matson Lecture, followed by the presentation of abstracts.
We welcome all suggestions for topics and speakers for future meetings and presentations.
Sarah J. Gaskill, MD, FACS, FAAP, is chair of the Program and Continuing Medical Education Committee of the AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery