Third Annual David and Lya Neumann Symposium: Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery CME (SBMC)

TARGET AUDIENCE: primary care physicians, hospitalists, nurses and physician assistants

CME credit: AMA Credit Designation Statement: Saint Barnabas Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Nursing credit: 5.16 contact hours will be provided


After the session, the participants will be able to:

  • Assess new treatment options for cervical stenotic myelopathy.
  • Examine the current methods for treatment of skull base tumors including minimally invasive open surgery and radiosurgery.
  • Describe new developments in management of seizures.
  • Use of CyberKnife in neurosurgical patients.
  • Compare the current paradigms for choice of treatment of metastatic spine tumors from minimally invasive to complex spine reconstructions.
  • Describe the management of current treatment options for infantile hydrocephalus.
  • Describe the current management and treatment of stroke.
  • Evaluate indications for surgical treatment for Parkinson's disease and movement disorders.
  • Summarize the role of ICU team management of neurosurgical patients.


Moderator: Otakar R. Hubschmann, MD, FAANS, FACS

7:30 am – 8:45 am
Registration and Breakfast

8:45 am – 8:50 am
Opening Remarks
Otakar R. Hubschmann, MD, FAANS, FACS
Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery, Saint Barnabas Medical Center

8:50 am – 8:55 am
Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer, Saint Barnabas Medical Center

8:55 am – 9:00 am
Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FACS, FAANS
Professor and Chair Department of Neurosurgery, Rutgers University; Senior Vice President, RWJBarnabas Health

9:00 am – 9:20 am
Deep Brain Stimulation in Treatment of Epilepsy
Paul Gigante, MD
Neurosurgeon, Neurosurgeons of New Jersey, Columbia Neurosurgery Network

9:20 am – 9:40 am
Stroke Workflow 2019
Javicia Peterson-Cole, DNP, RN, APN, NP-C, SCRN
Program Director, The Stroke Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center

9:40 am – 10:00 am
Update on Mechanical Thrombectomy for Stroke
Ahsan Sattar, MD
Endovascular Neurointerventionalist, Neurosurgeons of NJ

10:00 am – 10:20 am
Treatment Selection in Infantile Hydrocephalus
Arno Fried, MD, FACS, FAANS
Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Saint Barnabas Medical Center

10:20 am – 10:40 am
Complex Reconstructive Spine Surgery for Tumors
Joseph M. Koziol, MD, FAANS, FACS
Vice Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery, Saint Barnabas Medical Center

10:40 am – 11:00 am
Laminar Arch Reconstruction for Cervical Stenotic Myelopathy
Otakar R. Hubschmann, MD, FAANS, FACS

11:00 am – 11:20 am

11:20 am – 11:40 am
Skull Base Meningiomas
Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FACS, FAANS

11:40 am – 12:00 pm
Pituitary Tumors
James K. Liu, MD, FACS, FAANS
Attending, Saint Barnabas Medical Center; Professor of Neurological Surgery, Director, Cerebrovascular/Skull Base & Pituitary Surgery and Co-Director, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey

12:00 pm – 12:20 pm
ICU Team Management of Neurosurgical Patients
Paul Yodice, MD, FCCP, FCCM
Chairman of Medicine and Director of Clinical Excellence and Effectiveness, Critical Care Medicine, Surgery and Neurological Sciences, Saint Barnabas Medical Center; Clinical Professor of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

12:20 pm – 12:40 pm
Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease
Adam Lipson, MD, FAANS, FACS
Neurosurgeon and Partner, IGEA Brain and Spine

12:40 pm –1:00 pm
CyberKnife in Neurosurgery
David Huang, MD, DABR
Radiation Oncologist, Saint Barnabas Medical Center; Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Radiation Oncology

1:00–1:15 pm
Panel Discussion

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Practical Sessions for Nurses
Station 1 Instrumentation for Lumbar Spine Surgery – ALIF, TLIF, XLIF Coflex
Station 2 Instrumentation for Cervical Spine Surgery – lateral mass screws, interbody constructs: bone, cages and plates
Station 3 Instrumentation for Thoracic Spine Surgery – pedicle screws, cages and kyphoplasty


Symposium Registration: the Symposium is free of charge, but online registration is required (you may also call 1.888.724.7123).

Hotel Registration: hotel rooms are available at Borgata Hotel and Spa, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. Use the Borgata's Direct Booking Link or contact the Borgata Hotel Reservations Department at 609-317-1000 and identify yourself as an attendee of the Third Annual David and Lya Neumann Symposium Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery with Group Code: GBSBM19 no later than March 26, 2019. Group rate for Thursday evening is $109.00.

Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa

1 Borgata Way

Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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