David and Lya Neumann Symposium: Advances in Neurosurgery (Neurosurgery Symposium)

Presented by The Department of Neurological Surgery at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ

Target Audience
The Symposium’s target audience is primary care physicians, hospitalists, nurses and physician assistants

Learning Objectives

  • After the session, the participants will be able to:
  • Assess current spinal surgery treatment including minimally invasive options and review procedural instrumentation.
  • Examine the current methods for treatment of brain tumors including minimally invasive open surgery and radiosurgery using Cyber Knife.
  • Describe management of acute seizures and treatment options in the adult and pediatric population and current treatment options for surgical intervention in the pediatric population.
  • Identify the role of the nurse practitioner in the neurosurgical patient.
  • Illustrate the need for rapid evaluation and planning for care including implementation of nursing assessments and treatment plans appropriate for stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage in the acute care setting.
  • Evaluate indications for surgical treatment for Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders.
  • Compare the current paradigms for choice of treatment of metastatic spine tumors from minimally invasive to complex spine reconstructions.
  • Summarize the ICU management of patients with stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage.
  • Specify available surgical treatments of patients with trigeminal neuralgia.


8:00 – 9:00 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:05 am
Opening Remarks

Otakar R. Hubschmann, MD, FAANS, FACS
Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery
Program Director, Neurosurgical Residency Program
Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Jennifer A. O'Neill DNP, APN, NEA-BC
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Otakar R. Hubschmann, MD

9:05 – 9:35 am
Minimally Invasive Techniques in Spinal Surgery

David Poulad, MD, FAANS

9:35 – 10:00 am
Cancer Surgery of the Spine From Kyphoplasty to Complex Reconstructions

Joseph M. Koziol, MD, FAANS, FACS

10:00 – 10:25 am
Brain Tumor Surgery Using Neuronavigation

Otakar R. Hubschmann, MD, FAANS, FACS

10:25 – 10:40 am
Acute Seizure Management

Kristen Yoo, DO

10:40 – 10:50 am

10:50 – 11:15 am
New Paradigms in Seizure Surgery in Pediatric Population

Arno Fried, MD, FACS, FAANS

11:15 – 11:30 am
The Role of a Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner in a Tertiary Referral Center

Stephanie Caiella, MSN, RN, APN-BC

11:30 – 11:50 am
Neuro-Assessment and Treatment Pathways for Patient with Acute Stroke

Susan Quimby, MSN, RN, APN-BC

11:50 am – 12:20 pm
Current Endovascular Therapy for Aneurysms and Stroke

Ciro Randazzo, MD, MPH, FAANS

12:20 – 12:30 pm
Question and Answer Period

12:30 – 1:30 pm
(on your own)

Joseph M. Koziol. MD

1:30 – 1:50 pm
Neuro ICU Management of Patients with SAH and Stroke

Kristin Fless, MD, FCCP

1:50 – 2:20 pm
Applications of Deep Brain Stimulation Technologies for the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and other Movement Disorders

Isha Gupta, MD and
Adam Lipson, MD, FAANS, FACS

2:20 – 2:40 pm
Surgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia

Paul Gigante, MD

2:40 – 3:00 pm
Use of Cyber Knife in Neurosurgery

Brijal Desai, MD

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Station 1 Instrumentation for Lumbar Spine Surgery –ALIF, TLIF, XLIF Coflex
Proctor: Amy L. Coryea, CST (Certified SurgicaTechnologist)

Station 2 Instrumentation for Cervical Spine Surgery – lateral mass screws, interbody constructs: bone, cages and plates
Proctor: Amina Ali, RN

Station 3 Instrumentation for Thoracic Spine Surgery – pedicle screws, cages and kyphoplasty
Proctor: Katelyn Zubl, RN

Circulator: Marcio Concalves, RN, CNOR
OR Management Team: Alexa Miller, BSN, RN, CNOR; Taleen Jamgotchian, BSN, RN, CNOR; Nancy Martins, BA, RN, CNOR, Operating

CME Credit
Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center is accredited by the Continuing Medical Education Committee of the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosure Policy: It is the policy of the Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-sponsored educational activities. All those participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship. Presenters must also make a meaningful disclosure to the audience of their discussions of unlabeled or unapproved drugs or devices. This information will be available as part of the activity material.

Nursing credit

Accreditation refers to education only and does not apply to endorsement by NJSNA, MCS or ANCC of any commercial products or services. There is no commercial or noncommercial support provided for this CNE activity. All speakers and planners have nothing to disclose and agree that this activity will be free of bias. There will be no discussion of any off label use of a product or non-FDA approved information during this CNE activity.

Contact hours will be provided for nurses. Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 5.8 contact hours will be provided. Provider: #151-8/14-17.

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