SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

Day 1

THEORETICAL PART I

September 5th, 2019

PART 1

BASIC PRINCIPLES OF DIAGNOSIS IN PERIPHERAL NERVE INJURIES

Discussion shooters: Belzberg, Kretschmer

07:30

Breakfast


07:45

Opening Remarks | Mariano Socolovsky, Argentina


07:50

Teaching Perspectives in Peripheral Nerve Surgery-the WFNS Courses | Lukas Rasulic


08:05

Welcome Address | Marcelo Melo, Argentina


08:10

Welcome Address | Armando Basso, Argentina


08:20

Use Of MRI In Nerve Surgery: Trauma & Compressions | Daniela Binaghi, Argentina


08:35

Neurosonography In Nerve Trauma | Barousse, Rafael, Argentina


08:50

What should a Peripheral Nerve Surgeon know about Neurophysiology? | Ricardo Reisin, Argentina


09:05

discussion


09:35

Coffee Break

PART 2

BASIC KNOWLEDGE IN NERVE TRAUMA

Discussion propellers: Siqueira, Ferraresi

10:00

Applied Nerve Anatomy | Eduardo Pro, Argentina


10:15

Surgical Timing: When Should We Operate? | Gonzalo Bonilla, Argentina


10:30

Surgical Techniques: Neurolysis | Wilson Faglioni (Brazil)


10:45

Nerve Suture (Stitches, Grafts, Glue) | Miguel Domínguez, Spain


11:00

Nerve Transfers | Jorge Clifton, México


11:15

Termino-Lateral Neurorraphy: Myth or Reality? | Leandro Flores, Brazil


11:30

DISCUSSION

PART 3

SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN TRAUMATIC INJURIES

Discussion stimulators: Socolovsky, Rasulic

12:00

Surgical Primary Treatment of Facial Nerve Palsy | Stefano Ferraresi, Italy


12:15

Surgical Secondary Treatment of Facial Nerve Palsy | Cristian Schauvinhold, Argentina


12:30

Surgical Treatment of Accessory Nerve Palsy | Stefano Ferraresi, Italy


12:45

Other cranial nerves that should be reinnervated: 5th and 10th!!! (Why not?) | Mariano Socolovsky, Argentina


13:00

Distal Sensory Nerve Transfers | Diego Garat, Argentina


13:15

Nerve Transfers or Tendon Transfers in the Upper Limb: is the answer in the literature? | Martin Gonzalez; Violeta Levy, Argentina


13:30

DISCUSSION


13:45

LUNCH

PART 4

PERIPHERAL NERVE TUMORS

Discussion Forwarders: Guedes, Jacques

14:15

Use of MRI in nerve surgery: tumors | Claudia Cejas, Argentina


14:30

Management of benign tumors associated -or not- to Neurofibromatosis | Allan Belzberg, USA


14:45

Indications for surgery and extent of surgical resection in non-malignant versus malignant tumors | Line Jacques, USA


15:00

The role of biopsy in PN tumors  | Fernando Guedes, Brazil


15:15

Discussion

PART 5

NERVE COMPRESSIONS OF THE UPPER LIMBS

Discussion boosters: Kretschmer, Rasulic

15:45

Carpal tunnel syndrome: indications and surgical technique | Eric Zager, USA


16:00

Surgical treatment of ulnar nerve compression at the elbow: Indications and techniques | Pablo Zancolli, Argentina


16:15

Controversy between open and endoscopical decompression of carpal tunnel: is the answer in the literature? | Javier Robla, Spain


16:30

Controversy between open and endoscopical decompression of carpal and ulnar tunnel: is the answer in the literature? | Christian Heinen, Germany


16:45

Thoracic outlet syndrome | Mario Siqueira, Brazil


17:00

Discussion


17:30

Coffee break

PART 6

NERVE COMPRESSIONS OF THE LOWER LIMBS

Discussion Pushers: Ferraresi, Siqueira

17:45

Peroneal nerve compression: to transfer or to decompress? | Gilda di Masi, Argentina


18:00

Morton´s Neuroma | Pablo Sotelano, Argentina


18:15

Tarsal Tunnel | Carlos Rodríguez Aceves, México


18:30

Meralgia Parestética | Fernando Martínez, Uruguay


18:45

Discussion


19:00

Wine Tour & Social Dinner: Faculty + Participants

Day 2

THEORETICAL PART II

September 6th, 2019

PART 7

BRACHIAL PLEXUS SURGERY

Discussion responsibles: Ferraresi, Clifton

09:00

Clinical Exam in Brachial Plexus, Upper Limbs and Lower Limbs in an Alive Neurosurgery or Orthopedics Resident! (depending on the hunting of the day) | Thomas Kretschmer, with spontaneous participation of the rest of the faculty


09:30

Clinical types of brachial plexus injuries (BPI) | Wilson Zack Ray, USA


09:45

Indications and timing for surgery in BPI: When should we operate? | Marc Mahan, USA


10:00

Surgical strategy in partial injuries | Jorge Clifton, Mexico


10:15

Surgical strategy in complete injuries | Mario Siqueira, Brazil


10:30

Discussion


11:00

Coffee break


11:15

Secondary Procedures for the Shoulder | Gustavo Nizzo Miguens, Argentina


11:30

Secondary Procedures for the Elbow | Jorge Boretto, Argentina


11:45

Secondary Procedures for t he Hand | Eduardo Zancolli, Argentina


12:00

Discussion


12:15

When and why should we perform surgical treatment in babies with neonatal BPI injuries? | Lynda Yang, USA


12:30

How should we perform surgical treatment in babies with neonatal BPI injuries? | Sebastian Valbuena, Argentina


12:45

Discussion

PART 8

SURGERY FOR TETRAPLEGICS: IMPROVING THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE

Discussion enhancers: Wilson, Mohhammadreza

13:00

How the Nerve Surgeon Can Change a Quadriplegic Patient into a Paraplegic one? | Emamhadi Mohhammadreza, Iran


13:15

The New Nerve Transfers or the Old Well-Tendon Transfers in Tetraplegia: is the in the Literature? | Zack Ray Wilson, USA


13:30

Discussion


13:45

Lunch


14:30

PART XIX: CLINICAL ANS SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF NEUROPATHIC PAIN | Discussion facilitators: Guedes, Heinen


14:45

Clinical types of pain and differential diagnosis after nerve injuries | Allan Belzberg, USA


15:00

Pharmacological Treatment | Ana Lovaglio, Argentina


15:15

Surgical Management Strategies for Pain | Allan Belzberg, USA


15:30

Discussion

PART 9

CLINICAL ANS SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF NEUROPATHIC PAIN

Discussion facilitators: Guedes, Heinen

14:30

Clinical types of pain and differential diagnosis after nerve injuries | Allan Belzberg, USA


14:45

Pharmacological Treatment | Ana Lovaglio, Argentina


15:00

Surgical Management Strategies for Pain | Allan Belzberg (USA)


15:15

Discussion

PART 10

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR SPASTICITY

Discussion finalizers: Rasulic, di Masi

15:30

Hyper-Selective Peripheral Neurectomy for Spasticity | Emamhadi Mohhammadreza, Iran


15:45

Dorsal Ryzotomy in Spasticity: Indications and Results of a Very Big Series | Alberto Yañez, Argentina


16:00

Closing Remarks


16:05

Coffee break


16:20

Social Event: Colon Theater visit & Closure Dinner afterwards

Day 3

PRACTICAL PART
CADAVERIC DISSECTIONS
5 CADAVERS PLANNED

September 7th, 2019

VENUE

ANATOMY INSTITUTE

Medicine Faculty
University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine
Paraguay 2350 1st Floor
(50 mts from the Theoretical Part)