Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Surgeons James Evans and Marc Rosen Perform a Video-streamed Live Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery for the CNS Annual Meeting in San Diego


September 20, 2016

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill, September 19, 2016 —The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) holds its 2016 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, September 24–28. The meeting theme Advance, Adapt, Achieve affirms neurosurgery’s ability to succeed by advancing innovative ideas through research, adapting treatments through knowledge, and ultimately, achieving breakthrough in patient care.

The CNS Annual Meeting assembles world-class faculty and notable speakers to educate and unite the specialty on a global scale. The five-day neurosurgical event attracts upwards of 3,000 attendees who attend to learn the latest state-of-the-art breakthroughs in neurosurgical science and technology.

CNS is pleased to welcome faculty from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The physicians participating in the CNS Annual Meeting are James J. Evans, MD, professor and co-director, Jefferson Minimally Invasive Cranial Base Surgery Center, and Marc Rosen, MD, professor and co-director, Jefferson Minimally Invasive Cranial Base Surgery Center.

Drs. Evans and Rosen are performing an endoscopic endonasal resection of nonsecretory pituitary macroenoma surgery during Operative Neurosurgery Session 2, which takes place on Tuesday, September 27, from 2:15–3:15 pm. The surgery is video-streamed live from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia to the San Diego Convention Center, where it will be seen by thousands of meeting attendees.

“This is a unique opportunity to share with national and international surgeons the minimally invasive endonasal techniques that we developed at Jefferson,” said Dr. Evans. “Our hope is that this educational effort will benefit patients worldwide.”

The endoscopic endonasal surgery takes place in the Exhibit Hall Live Surgery Theater and is moderated by Paul A. Gardner, MD, Gerald A. Grant, MD, and Gabriel Zada, MD. The surgery is for resection of a large pituitary adenoma and will cover the endonasal endoscopic surgical approach, tumor resection, reconstruction techniques, and methods to maximize efficiency of the neurosurgery and otolaryngology team during concurrent surgery. Particular emphasis will be placed on techniques for the preservation of normal sinonasal strutures and function, while achieving maximal tumor resection.

Dr. Rosen states: “We look forward to demonstrating our techniques for minimally invasive cranial base surgery, which is not only minimally invasive but also minimally destructive. At Jefferson, we combine safe minimally invasive removal of brain tumors with preservation of sinonasal anatomy and function.”

The Operative Neurosurgery Sessions highlight the recent expansion of Operative Neurosurgery: The Surgeon’s Armamentarium (ONS-SA), a digital content delivery system that delivers essential operative content from its repository to your fingertips in real time. The versatility and depth of ONS-SA will be demonstrated in two live surgery sessions at the CNS Annual Meeting on Monday, September 26, and Tuesday, September 27.

Operative Neurosurgery is a quarterly CNS publication that features technical material on operative procedures, anatomy, instrumentation, devices, and technology. The tagged and searchable 3D endoscopic pituitary video content from Operative Neurosurgery was highly cited and will be used to review the surgical techniques used to preserve normal sinonasal structures and function.

The 2016 CNS Annual Meeting takes place at the San Diego Convention Center, Saturday, September 24, through Wednesday, September 28. The meeting annually attracts thousands of neurosurgeons, advanced practice providers, professionals, and advocates from around the world.

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About the Congress of Neurological Surgeons

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is the largest neurosurgical society in the world and the global leader in neurosurgical education, serving to promote health by advancing neurosurgery worldwide through innovation and excellence in education. With more than 8,000 members worldwide, the CNS provides global leadership in neurosurgery by inspiring and facilitating scientific discovery and its translation into clinical practice. The Congress of Neurological Surgeons maintains the vitality of the profession through volunteer efforts of its members and the development of leadership in service to the public, to colleagues in other disciplines, and to neurosurgeons throughout the world in all stages of their professional lives. For more information, visit

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