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  • Operative Techniques and Case-Based Discussion Sessions at the 2019 CNS Annual Meeting

    Authors: Brandon J. Fiedor, MA
    Brian V. Nahed, MD





    In an effort to deliver highly focused content that addresses the state of the art and future of neurosurgical subspecialties, the CNS is proud to present the “Operative Techniques and Case-Based Discussion Sessions” new for 2019!

    In addition to the specialty specific focus of afternoon sessions, this year, we have enhanced the interactive case-based discussion sessions to incorporate content highlighting operative technique. To complement this shift in session format we have introduced a new abstract type for 2019: “Operative Techniques” which highlights the technical aspects of neurosurgery focusing on rationale (particularly for new techniques), indications, application, and outcomes. Those submitting Operative Techniques abstracts are encouraged to include a surgical video that highlights relevant preoperative imaging, the most important technical aspects of the case, and a review of clinical and imaging outcome.

    Each session will begin with one or two speakers who will highlight the surgical technique with an operative video. Drawing on the vast multimedia resources of Operative Neurosurgery, many of these presentations will be given by authors of some of the most highly viewed Surgical Video articles published in the journal. Following this, select authors of accepted Operative Techniques abstracts will present their novel work. These presentations will be followed by case-based discussions by subspecialty experts on cases submitted by members and attendees. The Operative Techniques and Case-Based Discussion Sessions will be offered for each section and will be held on Monday, October 21 and Tuesday, October 22 from 4:15 – 5:45 pm. Please join us! 


    Subspecialty focused content and sessions available for each section. Presentations and Videos from Operative Neurosurgery authors.

    New for 2019, the Operative Techniques abstract! This new abstract category highlights the technical aspects of new and unique surgical management of neurological disease. Each abstract describes the indications and application of the technique and includes a case demonstrating how the technique differs from existing operative technique. Operative Technique abstracts will include relevant preoperative imaging, a narrated video illustrating the most important technical aspects of the case and a brief review of clinical and imaging outcome.

    Case-based discussions featuring member and attendee submitted cases!Submit your case for discussion at

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