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It’s Fall: CNS Is in the Air

It’s autumn again, and that means something special to neurosurgeons: the annual meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS).

This October, CNS is meeting in Boston, where neurosurgeons from around the world will gather to celebrate innovation, continue their lifelong education and get the latest information from world-class experts.

As always, several members of the Columbia Neurosurgery team have been invited to share their expertise. Highlights include:

Department Chair Dr. Robert Solomon is on the faculty for a new type of course called a case-based discussion section. Course attendees were invited over the summer to submit tricky aneurysm cases for consideration. At CNS, Dr. Solomon and the other faculty will lead a collaborative discussion about the cases, including the risks and benefits of various options for management and surgery.

Dr. Peter Angevine is also moderating a course in this new format, on adult spinal deformity and degenerative spine disease. Dr. Angevine is no stranger to sharing his extensive knowledge on this subject at national neurosurgical gatherings, including last year at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Michael Kaiser will be as busy as ever at this CNS, bringing his expertise on the spine directly to other spine specialists. Just as he did last year, Dr. Kaiser will direct a course about the cervical spine, or spine in the neck. While last year’s course was exclusively about degenerative spinal changes in the neck, this year he will cover traumatic neck injury as well. Dr. Kaiser will also discuss the lower end of the spine in a course about the proper times to perform surgery in the lower back.

Stay tuned for more news about our neurosurgeons’ activities at CNS 2017: Dr. E. Sander Connolly on the best treatment for brain bleeds, Dr. Christopher Winfree on treating chronic pain, Dr. Jeffrey Bruce on advances in brain tumor treatment, Dr. Sean Lavine on preventing surgical complications and Dr. Sameer Sheth on the latest applications for deep brain stimulation.

Learn more about the neurosurgeons presenting at CNS 2017:
Dr. Robert Solomon, Department Chair
Dr. Peter Angevine
Dr. Jeffrey Bruce
Dr. E. Sander Connolly
Dr. Michael Kaiser
Dr. Sean Lavine
Dr. Sameer Sheth
Dr. Christopher Winfree

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