Abstracts

2015 CNS ABSTRACT AWARD WINNERS

The CNS would like to congratulate the abstract award winners in the Original Science Program at the 2015 CNS Annual Meeting. These awards are granted to acknowledge the achievements of residents, fellows, and attending neurosurgeons in various categories.

Achal Singh Achrol, MD

National Brain Tumor Society Mahaley Clinical Research Award

Michael Bohl, MD

Julius Goodman Resident Award

Prashant Chittiboina, MD, MPH

American Brain Tumor Association Young Investigator Award

Christopher Salvatore Graffeo, MD, FACS

Depuy Synthes Award for Resident Research on Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Injury

Kyle Gregory Halvorson, MD
Columbia Softball Charity Award

John S. Kuo, MD, PhD, FACS

Preuss Award

Jared M. Pisapia, MD, MTR

Integra Foundation Award

Isaac Jonathan Pomeraniec, BSc

Stryker Neuro-Oncology Award

Sophia Shakur, MD

Sherry Apple Resident Travel Scholarship

Mohammed F. Shamji, MD, PhD

Ronald R. Tasker Award

Ashish Sonig, MD, MS, MCh neurosurgery

Galbraith Award

Joerg-Christian Tonn, MD

BrainLab Community Neurosurgery Award

Raul A. Vasquez-Castellanos, MD

Sam Hassenbusch Young Neurosurgeon Award

Doris D. Wang, MD, PhD

Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Resident Award

Helen S. Wei, MD

Synthes Cerebrovascular Award

Hasan Zaidi, BS, MD

Synthes Skull Base Surgery Award

Pascal O. Zinn, MD

Journal of Neuro-Oncology Award

Scott L. Zuckerman, MD, FACS

Depuy Synthes Award for Resident Research on Brain and Craniofacial Injury

Competition for Residency Programs

The 2015 CNS Annual Meeting Committee has introduced a residency program abstract competition. Awards and recognition will be granted to the three residency programs with the highest number of accepted abstracts at the CNS Annual Meeting this September. The residency program that earns first place in the competition will receive a book stipend, and the top three programs will also be recognized in the Congress Quarterly magazine. Abstract submissions are due March 18.

Original Science Program

We are committed to facilitating the exchange of the best clinical and basic neurosurgical science through our Original Science Program.

The Original Science Program comprises three distinct formats:

  • Oral Presentations
  • Neurosurgical Forum
  • Digital Posters

Regardless of presentation format, all original science abstracts are made available as online digital posters and archived after the meeting.

All Abstracts may qualify for various Joint Section awards. The best abstracts will also appear in a special section of Clinical Neurosurgery. Authors whose abstracts are selected for Clinical Neurosurgery will be asked to prepare an expanded version of their work.

Oral Presentations

Oral Presentations are either six or nine minute platform talks of the highest-ranked abstracts from each neurosurgical subspecialty.

  • Choice Abstracts: Spanning the Spectrum of Neurosurgery: 6 minute presentations
  • Section Session Oral Presentations:  9 minute presentations
Oral Presentation Preparation Guidelines
 
Your Oral Presentation consists of two components – an oral presentation during the CNS Original Science Program and archival online display in the CNS Digital Poster Center.  
 
Step 1: Create Your Digital Poster at 2015.cns.org
After submitting your acknowledgement, you may begin creating your digital poster by clicking on the “Construct Digital Poster” link. Please download the Digital Poster Submission Instructions.
 
Digital Poster Deadline: July 31, 2015
 
Step 2:  Preparing Your Oral Presentation
As a CME provider, the ACCME requires presenting authors to submit PowerPoint presentations for review. Submit your presentation by August 14, 2015; instructions will be sent to you for submitting your presentation. 
Neurosurgical Forum

Neurosurgical Forums are informal sessions during which authors make dynamic oral presentations to small groups in an interdisciplinary session. During this 90-minute session, authors present their research to the section president, senior leadership and interested meeting attendees.

Neurosurgical Forum presentations are supported by illustrated posters created from your submission and posted by the CNS. There is no time limit as attendees circulate throughout the Forum during the entire 90 minute session. A Digital Poster must be created for all Neurosurgical Forum abstracts.

Neurosurgical Forum Preparation Guidelines

The Neurosurgical Forum is part of the CNS Original Science Program that will take place during the following times:

  • International Neurosurgical Forum:  Monday, September 28 from 4:30 – 5:45 pm. 
  • Neurosurgical Forum:  Tuesday, September 29 from 4:30 – 5:45 pm

The Neurosurgical Forum is for selected abstracts only, and is unlike the general Digital Poster Session.  Abstracts presented in the Neurosurgical Forum are in the format of an interactive, poster presentation during the session indicated above.  As such, you are asked to stand in front of your poster and engage and interact with interested meeting attendees and senior leadership about your poster. A formal slide presentation and talk does not need to be prepared. The CNS will print and display your poster on the poster board in the Forum for you.  Your poster will be printed from your completed Digital Poster.   

Your abstract has been automatically uploaded to the online Digital Poster Center where you have the opportunity to enhance it with additional text, images and video. 

Step 1: Create Your Digital Poster at 2015.cns.org
After submitting your acknowledgement, you may begin creating your digital poster by clicking on the “Construct Digital Poster” link. Please download the Digital Poster Submission Instructions.

Digital Poster Deadline: July 31, 2015

Step 2:  Attending the Neurosurgical Forum Session
Once your Digital Poster has been finalized, the CNS will print your Digital Poster and display it in the CNS Neurosurgical Forum arena. Please be available promptly at 4:30 pm on day assigned to your Forum to discuss your abstract with attendees. 

Digital Posters

All abstracts accepted for inclusion in the Original Science Program are displayed continuously throughout the meeting as a Digital Poster. These are available for review on multiple screens in the convention center. Following the annual meeting, posters will be available on our website.

Meeting participants have the opportunity to review and print copies of any poster at their convenience throughout the meeting.

Once your original abstract is converted to a Digital Poster, it is available for your enhancement.

Digital Poster Preparation Guidelines

Step 1: Create Your Digital Poster at 2015.cns.org
After submitting your acknowledgement, you may begin creating your digital poster by clicking on the “Construct Digital Poster” link. Please download the Digital Poster Submission Instructions.

Digital Poster Deadline: July 31, 2015

Step 2:  Attending the 2015 CNS Annual Meeting
At least one of the abstract authors must register and attend the CNS Annual Meeting in order for your digital poster to be displayed.