ISPN 2016 – 26 OCTOBER, 2016


Hours Hall A Hall B
08:00 – 08:45 Plenary session 6: Neuro-oncology
Chair: Toshihiko Wakabayashi, Gianpiero Tamburrini,
Tai-Tong Wong
Molecular neuro-oncology,
Stefan Pfister (GERMANY)
Tumours in the first year of life,
Sergio Valenzuela (CHILE)
08:45 – 09:15 Special symposium 2: Hemispheral LGG
Chair: Takanori Onishi, Gianpiero Tamburrini, Tai-Tong Wong
LGG in infants: DIG and astrocytoma,
Gianpiero Tamburrini (ITALY)

LGG in children: DNT and ganglioglioma,
Tad Tomita (USA) Epilepy from low grade gliomas: Current practice and controversies,
James Rutka (CANADA)
09:15 – 10:35 Platform presentations 7: Contemporary Issues in Neurosurgical Education
Chair: Eiji Kohmura, Tad Tomita, Mohamed El Beltagy



PF-042 Intraoperative Neurophysiology in Pediatric Supratentorial Surgery: Experience with 59 cases.
Shlomi Constantini (ISRAEL)
PF-043 Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for infantile brain tumors in infants and young children.
Hideki Ogiwara (JAPAN)
PF-045 Transcallosal interforniceal approach to pineal region tumors in 704 children: operative technique and results.
Wei Liu (Beijing, CHINA)
PF-046 Dose-reduced radiotherapy with platinum-based chemotherapy has improved quality of life in the long-term survivors with germinoma.
Kazuhiko Sugiyama (JAPAN)
PF-047 Analysis about hypersensitivity of intracranial germinomas for low-dose radiation: relationship between volumetric changes and diagnostic radiation dose.

Naoki Kagawa (JAPAN)
PF-048 Vascularization of Optic Gliomas – Primitive Invertebrate-like Channels, Clinical and Therapeutic Implications.
David Houston Harter (USA)
PF-049 Surgical treatment of 88 optic pathway gliomas.
Eveline Teresa Hidalgo (USA)
PF-050 Childhood craniopharyngioma: results of a prospective study of risk-adapted strategies to spare hypothalamus structures.
Stephanie Puget (FRANCE)
PF-051 Quality of Life and Sexual Function in Adulthood Two Decades after Gross-Total Resection of Childhood Craniopharyngioma.
Jeffrey H. Wisoff (USA)
PF-052 Pediatric chordomas: results of a multicentric series of 38 children and proposal for a histopathological prognostic grading system and new therapeutic strategies.
Kevin Beccaria (FRANCE)
10:35 – 10:50 COFFEE BREAK
10:50 – 11:55 Platform presentations 8: Neuro-oncology
Chair: Naoya Hashimoto, Shlomi Constantini, Stephanie Puget
Specal Symposium 3: Neurosurgery Education
Chair: Yasuhiko Akiyama, Federico Di Rocco, Wan Tew Seow
PF-053 The NOPHO-European study on Cerebellar Mutism Syndrome.
Morten Wibroe (DENMARK)

Hard to give and hard to take – the role of feedback in learning

Wan Tew Seow (SINGAPORE)
Debra Nestel (AUSTRALIA)

PF-054 Survival in pediatric medulloblastoma: A population-based observational study to improve prognostication.
Aria Fallah (USA)
PF-055 Repositioning disulfiram as a radio-sensitizer against atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT)
Seung Ki Kim (SOUTH KOREA)
PF-056 Expression of FAT1 and prognosis of children with medulloblastoma.
Hao Li (CHINA)
PF-057 High survival rate in pediatric medulloblastoma with risk-adapted combined chemotherapy and reduced craniospinal radiotherapy.
Tomotsugu Ichikawa (JAPAN)
PF-058 Analysis of prognostic factors and survival in pediatric pineoblastomas: a population-based study using the SEER database.
Hasan Raza Syed (USA)
PF-059 Molecular classification of medulloblastoma in Japan.
Yonehiro Kanemura (JAPAN)
PF-060 Incomplete Tumor Resection and Second Surgery in pediatric patients with Ependymoma Treated within the HIT2000 Trial.
Gertrud Pascalies Kammler (GERMANY)
11:55 – 12:45 Plenary Session 7: Neuro-oncology
Chair: Ryo Nishikawa, Shlomi Constantini, Stephanie Puget
Education Symposium 2: Contemporary Issues in Neurosurgical Education
Molecular biology of CNS germ cell tumours,
Koichi Ichimura (JAPAN)
Barriers in surgical training in Africa
Graham Fieggen (South Africa)Under performing trainees: Recognising and managing
Debra Nestel (Australia)
The value of faculty development in surgical education
Wan Tew Seow (Singapore)
The role of mental rehearsal in preparing for surgery and as a training strategy
Tadanori Tomita (USA)
Delivering bad news in pediatric neurosurgery – Are the residents trained?
Federico Di Rocco (France)
iPS research in fetal CNS malformations,
Hideyuki Okano (JAPAN)
12:45 – 14:00 LUNCH LUNCH
13:00 – 14:00 Luncheon symposium 3


13:00 – 14:00 Luncheon symposium 4


14:00 – 15:00 Special Symposium 4: DIPG- Consensus and controversies
Chair: Kiyoshi Saito, Rick Abbott, Tony Figaji
Brainstem glioma: the biology,
Stefan Pfister (GERMANY)
Clash of the Titans
DIPG: biopsy is mandatory,
Stephanie Puget (FRANCE) vs Martina Messing-Junger (GERMANY)
14:35-14:45 – CANCELED
Controversy? What controversy?
Charles Teo (AUSTRALIA)
Discussion and consensus 2016
15:00 – 15:20 Platform Presentations 9: Neuro-oncology
Chair: Akira Gomi, Rick Abbott, Tony Figaji
PF-061 Role of Surgery in Pediatric Intrinsic Brain Stem Lesions, CCHE-57357 Experience.
Mohamed Ahmed El Beltagy (EGYPT)
PF-062 Robot-assisted multi-catheter chronic intermittent convection enhanced drug delivery for the treatment of paediatric diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG): surgical case series of 10 patients.
William GB Singleton (UK)
15:20 – 15:30 Special Session
Chair: Akira Gomi, Rick Abbott, Tony Figaji
Denver, Colorado: ISPN 2017,
Michael Handler (USA)
15:30 – 16:15 Break | Poster Session III
16:15 – 17:15 Flash sessions 6: Neuro-oncology
Chair: Hideki Ogiwara, Michael Handler, Ramiro Del Rio
Flash sessions 7: Neuro-oncology
Chair: Tadashi Miyagawa, Wolfgang Wagner, Jose Francisco Salomao
16:15 – 16:35
FL-077 Surgery of infantile brain tumors.
Tatsuya Nagashima (JAPAN)
FL-078 Management of pediatric brain tumors, strategies and long term outcome.
Abubakr Darrag Salim (SUDAN)
FL-079 Endoscopic treatment for third ventricular and paraventricular tumors except for germ cell tumors; analysis of the nationwide investigation.
Kenichi Nishiyama (JAPAN)
FL-081 The Surgical treatment of pineal region tumor in infants under three years.
Jie Ma (CHINA)

16:15 – 16:35
FL-092 Genomic Analysis of Pilomyxoid Astrocytoma.
Essam Al Shail (SAUDI ARABIA)
FL-093 Proliferative Index Variability by Location in Pediatric Pilocytic Astrocytomas.
Aaron Robison (USA)
FL-095 Pilomyxoid astrocytomas: A single center experience of 20 consecutive cases and review of the literature.
FL-096 Pilocytic cerebellar astrocytomas in children: Long-term outcome and quality of life.
Francesco Sala (ITALY) Discussion
16:35 – 16:55
FL-082 Cerebellopontine angle tumors in children.
Chunde Li (CHINA)
FL-083 Endonasal Endoscopic Approaches in 28 pediatric cases: Ankara University Series.
Gokmen Kahilogullari (TURKEY)
FL-084 Investigating a thickened pituitary stalk in children: Validating a prospective treatment paradigm.
Erin N. Kiehna (LUSA) FL-085 Isolated Gliomas of the Optic Nerve in Children; A Multi-Center Historical Cohort Study.
Shlomi Constantini (ISRAEL)
FL-086 The role of surgery in pediatric optic pathway gliomas: 156 cases results from one institute.
Yongji Tian (CHINA)
16:35 – 16:55
FL-097 Does tuberin delay the progression to SEGA?
Rakesh Kumar Mishra (BINDIA)
FL-099 The suitability of ADC-mapping to differentiate between recurrent tumor and radiation necrosis in malignant pediatric brain tumors.Sevgi Sarikaya Seiwert (GERMANY)FL-100 Secondary Glioblastoma in the patients with intracranial germ cell tumors treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Hideo Nakamura (JAPAN)
FL-101 Pediatric Infratentorial Ganglioglioma: results of a series of 35 children and literature review.
Stephanie Puget (FRANCE)FL-102 The changing world in pediatric brain tumors: impact of advanced molecular analysis on clinical management. 
Heidi Baechli (GERMANY)Discussion
16:55 – 17:15
FL-087 Pediatric adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma cyst fluid demonstrates a pro-inflammatory milieu.
Todd C. Hankinson (USA)
FL-088 Craniopharyngioma in children – a new classification of surgical relevance.
Venkataramana K Neelam (INDIA)
FL-089 Craniopharyngioma in Children: The experience of management in a cohort series in Taiwan.
Tai Tong Wong (TAIWAN)
FL-090 Transcranial surgery for recurrent craniopharyngiomas in children.
Reizo Shirane (JAPAN) FL-091 Vascular abnormalities after treatment for craniopharyngioma.
Michael H Handler (USA)
16:55 – 17:15
FL-103 Histological subtypes of medulloblastoma and its correlation with genetic abnormalities.
Jennifer S. Ronecker (USA) FL-104 The expression pattern of RBM5 in children with medulloblastoma.
Hao Li (CHINA) FL-105 Protoporphyrin IX Accumulation and Sensitivity to Photodynamic Therapy of Medulloblastoma Cells after Application of 5-Aminolaevulinic Acid.
Thomas Beez (GERMANY) FL-106 High dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell rescue for AT/RT of CNS: Report of 10 cases.
Hsin Hung Chen (TAIWAN)
17:15 – 18:00 Panel: Review of the day’s highlights
Chair: Koichi Ichimura, Anthony Figaji
Stefan Pfister, James Rutka, Koichi Ichimura, Anthony Figaji
18:00 – 19:00 ISPN Business Meeting
(all members)


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