2018 Industry Supported Sessions

 

 

These sessions are an opportunity for registered delegates to attend specific topics of interest and are developed by the CNSF and Industry. A light lunch will be served.

Pre-registration is required for each activity through the Congress registration process.

Sunday, June 24, 2018    12:30 pm – 2:00 pm     Lunch ‘n Learn

Thinking ahead: New Treatment Options for Migraine Prevention

This program is an accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation for 1.5 credits.

This program was co-developed by the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation and H3C Communications and Roche Canada and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.

Course Co-Chairs:  Suzanne Christie, Richard Leckey

Course Description: This session will discuss the burden of migraine for patients and the healthcare system, current treatments and challenges and unmet needs that exist. A review of the pathophysiology will follow to set the stage for an introduction to a new class of migraine therapy, calcitonin gene-related protein (CGRP) antagonists. To inform on this new class of therapy, we will review its mechanism of action and provide an overview of data in both episodic and chronic migraine across various outcomes including headache response and quality of life. This program will include interactive questions throughout the presentation as well as an open Q&A discussion at the end.

 

Sunday, June 24, 2018    12:30 pm – 2:00 pm     Lunch ‘n Learn

Innovative Approaches to Surgical Resection Utilizing Modern Ultrasonic Tissue Ablation; A Case Series Discussion

This program was developed by the CNSF and Integra and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.  It is an unaccredited learning activity and not eligible for MOC credits.

Course Chairs:  Gerry Grant

Course Description: Dr. Gerry Grant, will present the latest technologies in ultrasonic tissue ablation and how the adoption of advanced technologies has allowed him to optimize tissue resection in his practice. Attendees of this seminar will be educated on pathology prevalence and burden of disease, diagnosis, and available treatments with a focus on utilization of advance ultrasonic tissue ablation in novel surgical procedures.  A review of cases will also be presented and discussed.

 

Monday, June 25, 2018    12:15 pm – 1:45 pm     Lunch ‘n Learn

The Spectrum of MS from Pediatric Data to SPMS

This program was developed by the CNSF and Novartis Canada and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.  It is an unaccredited learning activity and not eligible for MOC credits.

Course Co-Chairs:  Mark Freedman, Daniela Pohl

Course Description: Pediatric multiple sclerosis and Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS) represent two particular MS subgroups with unique diagnostic challenges and many unanswered questions. Due to the narrow window of environmental exposures and clinical disease expression, they represent important groups to discuss to gain a better understanding of MS pathogenesis and optimal disease management in routine clinic practice.

 

Monday, June 25, 2018    12:15 pm – 1:45 pm     Lunch ‘n Learn

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)

This program was developed by the CNSF and Eisai and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.  It is an unaccredited learning activity and not eligible for MOC credits.

Course Chair:  Seyed Mirsattari

Course Description:  People living with epilepsy, who continue to experience seizures, are at greater risk of suffering serious complications. Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy Patients (SUDEP) is the most common cause of death attributed to uncontrolled seizures. Neurologists play a critical role in identifying and managing patients with associated risk factors for SUDEP. During this Lunch n Learn, you will be exposed to some of the latest SUDEP related science and practice guidelines.

 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm   Lunch ‘n Learn

Innovations in OR Technology

This program was developed by the CNSF and Medtronic and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance. It is an unaccredited learning activity and not eligible for MOC credits.

Course Chair:  David Clarke

Course Description:   This Lunch & Learn session will focus on new and emerging OR technologies that are – or soon will be – relevant to the practice of most neurosurgical groups. The focus of the session will be on technologies that will have a significant impact on current practice patterns. Specific topics to be addressed include a new cranial robot, the Stealth Autoguide, laser ablation, as well as novel applications to spine and cranial surgery in the new O-arm.