Dr. Guy McKhann, Florence Irving Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and member of the Brain Tumor Center, Epilepsy Center & Movement Disorders Center, participated in the 81st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) in New Orleans recently.
Dr. McKhann was Co-Director of a Practical Clinic on Brain Mapping And Awake Mapping Techniques. This course gave an in-depth review of techniques and technologies used to identify crucial areas of the brain during brain surgery (for tumors and epilepsy) to allow for the safest and best outcome.
Dr. McKhann was Moderator at a Breakfast Seminar on Contemporary Management For Adult Hydrocephalus. This seminar covered current management and controversies in the evaluation and treatment of adult (normal pressure) hydrocephalus .
Dr. McKhann was also co-author of two papers presented at the meeting:
One was titled, African-Americans with Parkinson’s Disease Receive Disproportionately Fewer Deep Brain Stimulators (DBS) Regardless of Access to Neurological Surgeons, and was co-authored by Columbia neurosurgery resident Robert McGovern, MD;
The other was titled, Resting State Functional Connectivity Analysis Can Distinguish Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) from Parkinson’s Disease (PD), and was co-authored by Columbia neurosurgery residents Robert McGovern, MD and Chuck Mikell, MD.
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