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Columbia Neurosurgeons Attend CNS Conference in New Orleans

Columbia Neurosurgeons at CNS
Columbia Neurosurgeons at annual CNS meeting

Many of our neurosurgeons are in New Orleans this week. They are there to take part in the annual conference for the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS).

The Columbia neurosurgeons are presenting research, moderating sessions, and speaking about the latest innovations in their field. They will also have some fun in “The Big Easy” listening to the jazz stylings of Columbia’s own Dr. Donald Quest on the trombone.

Musician, Herbie Hancock is one of this year’s guest speakers, along with former New York City mayor Rudy Guiliani and political commentator Juan Williams. The docket is also full of controversial topics in neurosurgery, the latest in scientific research, and insight into leadership and innovation in the field.

The theme of this year’s conference, held September 26-30, is “Mentorship: Service, Education, Progress.” The Congress of Neurological Surgeons is focused on advancing the practice of neurosurgery, and mentorship plays an important role. The meeting provides educational and career development opportunities, where physicians can share and learn from each other.

Our department neurosurgeons will pass the benefits of these interactions on by working closely with residents and medical students alike. See more about how Columbia’s strong mentorship atmosphere helps that happen in our previous post: The Future Begins In The Present: Building Strong Neurosurgeons.

The neurosurgeons attending from Columbia are already busy meeting with their colleagues and sharing their own experiences. Here is a list of our neurosurgeons speaking at the conference this year:

Dr. Jeffrey N. Bruce, of the Brain Tumor CenterGamma Knife Center, and Pituitary Tumor Center

Dr. Michael G. Kaiser of the Spine Center

Dr. Guy M. McKhann of the Brain Tumor Center and Epilepsy Center

Dr. Peter D. Angevine of the Spine Center

Dr. Sameer A. Sheth of the Epilepsy Center and Gamma Knife Center

Dr. Sean Lavine of the Cerebrovascular Center and the Endovascular Center

Dr. Christopher J. Winfree of the Gamma Knife Center and Peripheral Nerve Center

Dr. E. Sander Connolly of the Cerebrovascular Center and the Gamma Knife Center

In the coming weeks we will be posting more on each of their talks. You can also keep up with the conference on Twitter by following the hashtag#CNS2015.

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