031 Latest Breakthroughs for Meningiomas: Surgery vs. Radiosurgery

Sunday, April 26
7:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: 252AB; BCEC

Fee: $450
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $65

Director(s): Michael W. McDermott, MD, FAANS

Assistant Director(s): Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol, MD, MSc, MBA, FAANS

Faculty: William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD, FAANS; Ian F. Dunn, MD, FAANS; Paul A. Gardner, MD, FAANS; James K. Liu, MD, FAANS; Bruce E. Pollock, MD, FAANS; Philip V. Theodosopoulos, MD, FAANS; Javier Villanueva-Meyer, MD ; A. Samy Youssef, MD, PhD, FAANS; Gelareh Zadeh, MD, PhD, FAANS (Canada)

This course provides participants with an update on all facets of meningioma treatment, from imaging, pathology and surgery to radiotherapy and radiosurgery. Surgical techniques are summarized by experts discussing selected meningioma locations followed by outcomes, complications and additional treatments. At the end of the session, three case examples are presented for the group to select the most appropriate treatment in an anonymous written test format. Presentations and questionnaire results are made available to participants after the meeting.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss clinical relevance of updates in meningioma pathology.
  • Discuss new MRI imaging techniques that may assist with pre-operative planning.
  • Discuss several nuances of surgical techniques and results for selected meningioma locations.
  • Discuss methods and results for radiotherapy and radiosurgery for meningiomas.