Technology in Action: Find Solutions for Your Practice in the Exhibit Hall

Gerald A. Grant, MD
Michele L. Hilgart

The 2017 CNS Annual Meeting focuses on the many forces transforming the practice of neurosurgery and the care of neurosurgical patients right now. Critical among these forces influencing our specialty is the evolution of neurosurgical technology. The Annual Meeting highlights many of these technological advances and breakthroughs throughout the scientific program, but there is no better place to get your hands on all the latest advances than the Exhibit Hall. With more than 160 companies in attendance, the Exhibit Hall is the most efficient way to find and compare devices and other technologies for your neurosurgical practice. This year, the Exhibit Hall also offers a number of opportunities to see how some of the leading subspecialty experts utilize that technology in their practice, as well as opportunities to try new devices out for yourself.

Live Surgery

One of the highlights of the CNS Exhibit Hall is our Live Surgery Theater, where surgeons at some of the top institutions in the U.S. will operate live via telemedicine, giving you a chance to observe and ask questions of the operating surgeon. Live Surgery presentations will be held during the GSS break Monday and Tuesday at 1:45–2:45 pm, and Wednesday at 9:45–10:45 am, on topics including endoscopic and endoscopic-assisted skull base surgery led by Dr. Paul Gardner and sponsored by Karl Storz, KLS Martin, and Stryker.

A full schedule of surgical approaches and technologies featured will be available in the onsite program book and mobile app this fall.

CNS Xperience Lounge, Powered by Surgical Theater

Immerse yourself in the best of the CNS Annual Meeting in the new CNS Xperience Lounge, powered by Surgical Theater. Get up close and personal with this year’s awardees, connect with your colleagues and mentors, get your hands on new technology featured throughout the meeting, and participate in immersive virtual reality case discussions.

Sponsored Lunches

Join some of CNS’s top corporate partners each day for complimentary lunch-and-learn sessions in the Exhibit Hall. Led by neurosurgeon faculty, these educational presentations cover important clinical topics, including:

• Legally Mine: The Keys to Locking Out Lawsuits and Reducing Taxes (US attendees only)

• Medtronic: Spinal Navigation and Robotics: The Current State of Technology and Its Impact on Workflow, Efficiencies, and Patient Outcomes Faculty: Dean Chou and Paul Holman

Educational Update Sessions

Grab a coffee and catch up on the latest developments in your subspecialty with these quick, 10-minute presentations by CNS’s valued corporate partners. From technology updates to pearls, these sessions held during daily beverage breaks offer practical information to take back to your practice.

Other Opportunities in the Hall

Hang out with the CNS

While you’re in the hall, be sure to stop by the CNS Booth (booth #811) to say hello and share your suggestions for how CNS can better help you meet the demands of your practice. The CNS booth will also feature demonstrations of our world class educational offerings and the latest issues of Neurosurgery, Operative Neurosurgery, and special editions.

Operative Neurosurgery: The Surgeons’ Armamentarium

Try out The Surgeons’ Armamentarium (TSA), an online compendium of the all the valuable knowledge, research, science, and techniques documented in NEUROSURGERY® Publications. For more details about TSA and other journal-specific activities during the Annual Meeting, continue reading on to the next article.

CNS Foundation

The CNS Foundation will also host its popular Silent Auction again this year during all exhibit hours. Drop in each day for your opportunity to win autographed sports and music memorabilia and more.

Digital Posters

Browse hundreds of abstracts in our Digital Poster Center, available during all Exhibit Hall hours. Digital Posters can be searched by author, topic, or keyword.

As you plan your schedule for Boston, we hope you will carve out a few hours to take advantage of the wealth of information and education available in the Exhibit Hall on the technologies that are critical to your practice today and in the future. Be sure to check out the Annual Meeting app before you leave for Boston for more details on product demonstrations and other opportunities to learn about and try these technologies.