Advanced Practice Providers Plenary Session

Sunday, April 29
7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Moderator(s): Marianne E. Langlois, MS, PA-C; Cristina Matthews, MSN, FNP-BC

7:30 am - 7:44 am

Welcome: Presidential Greeting

Alex B. Valadka, MD, FAANS

7:45 am - 8:35 am


Eric Ryan Butler, PA-C

8:36 am - 9:16 am

Pain and Narcotic Addiction in Neurosurgery

Ellen L. Air, MD, PhD, FAANS

9:17 am - 9:32 am

Beverage Break

9:33 am - 10:31 am

Peripheral Nerve Disease – Making Sense Out of Neurological Testing

Thomas J. Wilson, MD

10:32 am - 11:30 am

Neurosurgery in the Geriatric Patient

Senthilkumar Radhakrishnan

11:31 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch Break

12:31 pm - 1:21 pm

The Advanced Practitioner in the Neuro ICU – Expanding the Role

Robert Blessing, MSN, BSN

1:22 pm - 2:07 pm

Hydrocephalus Update - It's Always the Shunt!

Christi DeLemos, RN, NP

2:08 pm - 2:28 pm

Beverage Break

2:29 pm - 2:59 pm

Non-accident Head Injury in Children

Izabela Tarasiewicz, MD, FAANS

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Endocrinology in Neurosurgery

Diane M. Donegan, MD, MSC

3:31 pm - 3:40 pm

400. Interdisciplinary care model Decreases Use of Critical Care Services After corrective Surgery for Adult Degenerative Scoliosis

Owoicho Adogwa, MD, MPH

3:41 pm - 3:50 pm

401. Nursing Efforts in Spine and Peripheral Nerve Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Pathway Implementation and Outcomes

Kristin Rupich, MSN

3:51 pm - 4:00 pm

521. An Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery-Geriatric Co-Care Model Reduces Time to Initiation of Post-operative Oral Narcotic Pain Regiment in Elderly Patients Undergoing Deformity Correction Surgery

Owoicho Adogwa, MD, MPH; Owoicho Adogwa, MD, MPH

4:01 pm - 4:10 pm

403. Low Dose Steroid Use (Medrol Dose Pack) after Lumbar Laminectomy and/or Discectomy Surgery to Decrease Post-Operative Pain and Narcotic Use.

Brendan McShane

4:11 pm - 4:20 pm

404. Pathway for Omitting ICU Level of Care Following Craniotomy for Resection of Supra-tentorial Brain Tumors

Jennifer Viner, NP

4:21 pm - 4:30 pm

405. Glioblastoma Readmission Risk Score: Estimating 30 Day Readmission Risk after Glioblastoma Resection

Arka N. Mallela, MD, MS