LSU Health Shreveport Department of Neurosurgery Faculty and Residents were honored at the 44th LANS Annual Meeting
February 13, 2019 by neuro
The Louisiana Neurosurgical Society (LANS) hosted the 44th Annual Meeting Friday, January 18, 2019 and Saturday, January 19, 2019 at LSU Health New Orleans and the Ritz Carlton New Orleans. LANS was founded in 1973 and officially incorporated in 1975. The mission of LANS is to engage in a scientific and hands on neurosurgical symposium in a collaborative environment. It is the most comprehensive forum for academic and private practice neurosurgeons from throughout the state to come together and discuss recent occurrences in neurosurgery throughout the state.
The two-day event began on Friday afternoon with the 8th annual LANS hands-on course led by the headline keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Lawton, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, Chief of Neurovascular Surgery, President and CEO, Barrow Neurological Institute. Dr. Lawton, a leader in cerebrovascular neurosurgery, educated participants about cerebrovascular bypass techniques using a hands-on model.
Friday evening, the annual LANS welcome banquet took place at the Ritz Carlton New Orleans. The LSU Health Shreveport Department of Neurosurgery Chairman, Dr. Brian Willis, was recognized at the banquet and presented with this year’s LANS Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to neurosurgery in the state of Louisiana.
Saturday’s scientific session was one of the best attended sessions in recent history, highlighted by a very informative forum with several keynote speakers and scientific presentations from residents from all three neurosurgery training programs throughout the state of Louisiana (LSU Health Shreveport, LSU Health New Orleans and Tulane University).
Keynote speakers included Michael T. Lawton, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, Chief of Neurovascular Surgery, President and CEO, Barrow Neurological Institute; Joshua M. Rosenow, MD, Director of Functional Neurosurgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University in Chicago, current Chair of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies; and Bill Cassidy, MD, United State Senator for Louisiana and Mr. Warner Thomas, MBA, President and CEO, Ochsner Health System.
Bharat Guthikonda, Professor and Neurosurgeon at LSU Health Shreveport, currently serves as the President of the Louisiana Neurosurgical Society. “It has been a true privilege for me to serve as the President of the Louisiana Neurosurgical Society over the past 2 years. It is truly a great collection of practicing neurosurgeons and our trainees and affords us an annual forum for idea exchange, hands-on training, and influx of excellent visiting faculty in a collaborative and collegial environment. I have been very proud to have our department so heavily involved in this meeting over the past two years and to give our faculty and residents the opportunity to showcase all of the expertise available right here in Shreveport,” stated Dr. Guthikonda.
Presentations made by residents of the LSU Health Shreveport Department of Neurosurgery at the 44th Annual LANS Meeting include the following.
- Case Discussion: Series of Three Intracranial Rosai Dorfman patients and Academic promotion among female neurosurgeons: Qualified but Underrepresented by Danielle Terrell, MD, MPH, Postgraduate Year 1 Resident
- Traumatic Atlantoaxial Dislocation by Racheal Wolfson, MD, Postgraduate Year 3 Resident
- Major Cerebral Artery Injury during Skull Base Meningioma Resection: Critical Video Analysis of Institutional Experience and Systematic Review of Literature and Are Nationwide Inpatient Sample database studies for Cerebral Aneurysm Over-rated? Critical Analysis and Systematic Review by Jai Thakur, MD, Postgraduate Year 7 Resident
- Cerebral Revascularization for Moyamoya syndrome associated with Sickle Cell Disease: A systematic review of literature on the paradigm shift in treating neurological manifestations of Sickle Cell disease by Garrett Whipple, MD, Postgraduate Year 1 Resident
- Targeted stereotactic radiosurgery for AVM downgrading followed by microsurgical resection: a proposed treatment algorithm with case report and literature review by Elizabeth Wild, MD, MS, Postgraduate Year 6 Resident
- The Impact of the Reserve Military Neurosurgeon; Practice, Community, and Service by Devon LeFever, MD, Postgraduate Year 3 Resident
- Preliminary Observations of a Murine Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Model Using Kainic Acid by Matthew Hefner, MD, Postgraduate Year 5 Resident
- The utility of platelet function testing prior to Pipeline Embolization Device placement: A multicenter cohort study by Nimer Adeeb, MD, Postgraduate Year 2 Resident
- Does timing of flow diversion following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage matter? Early versus delayed flow diversion for ruptured aneurysms: Results from a systematic review and meta-analysis by Rimal Dossani, MD, Postgraduate Year 7 Resident
Each year, two awards are given for the best presentations given at the LANS meeting. This year, the LSU Health Shreveport Department of Neurosurgery is proud to announce that that both awards were given to residents from our department. Dr. Matt Hefner and Dr. Nimer Adeeb were recognized for their outstanding presentations.
This was once again a very successful LANS meeting and we are very proud of the roles that the members of our Department of Neurosurgery played in its success.