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WSSFN 2021

WSSFN 2021
World Society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery
June 20~23, 2021
Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Korea
Neuromodulation:Shaping the Future

Faculty Session Speakers

Movement Disorder
  • Moderator Joachim Krauss Germany
  • Moderator Paresh Doshi India
  • Moderator Kostiantyn Kostiuk Ukaraine
  • Presenter Ben Jonker Australia
  • Presenter Juan Barcia Spain
Epilepsy
  • Moderator Jamie J. Van Gompel USA
  • Moderator Emad Eskandar USA
  • Moderator Andrey Sitnikov Russia
  • Presenter Kai Miller USA
  • Presenter Michael C. Park USA
AI & Technological Innovation
  • Moderator Bart Nuttin Belgium
  • Moderator Ryoong Huh Korea
  • Moderator Haruhiko Kishima Japan
  • Presenter Nader Pouratian USA
  • Presenter Mojgan Hodaie Canada
Radiosurgery & Focused Ultrasound
  • Moderator Jean Regis France
  • Moderator Kenji Sugiyama Japan
  • Moderator Emil Isagulyan Russia
  • Presenter Jungil Lee Korea
  • Presenter Josue Avecillas Chasin USA
Pain
  • Moderator Giovanni Broggi Italy
  • Moderator Christopher Honey USA
  • Moderator Jamil Rzaev Russia
  • Presenter Faisal Alotaibi Saudi Arabia
  • Presenter Claudio Pollo Switzerland
SCI Recovery: SCS for Spinal Cord Injury
  • Moderator Susan Harkema USA
  • Moderator Michael Schulder USA
  • Presenter Susan Harkema USA
  • Presenter Gregoire Courtine Switzerland
Neural Restoration
  • Moderator Shiro Horisawa Japan
  • Moderator Ahmed Alkhani Saudi Arabia
  • Moderator Henin Mora Benites Mexico
  • Presenter Joseph Neimat USA
  • Presenter Andre Machado USA
Debate Topic
  • Moderator Terry Coyne Australia
  • Moderator Sang Ryong Jeon Korea
  • Moderator Konstantin Slavin USA
  • Presenter Erich Fonoff Brazil
  • Presenter Clement Hamani Canada
Tumor
  • Moderator Mooseong Kim Korea
  • Moderator Andrey Sitnikov Russia
  • Moderator Jose Damian Carrillo Ruiz Mexico
  • Presenter Takashi Maruyama Japan
  • Presenter Muragaki Yoshihiro Japan
Joachim Krauss
Germany
Short Biography: Professor Joachim K. Krauss is Director and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Hannover Medical School, Germany, since 2005. He received his MD degree at the Medical Faculty of the University of Freiburg, Germany, for his experimental work in neuropharmacology of the basal ganglia. He trained in neurology, and later in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, and general neurosurgery with Professors Mundinger and Seeger in Freiburg. Thereafter, he moved to Houston, Texas, to collaborate with Drs Grossman and Jankovic. He went back to Europe to establish functional neurosurgery in Berne, Switzerland, and in Mannheim, Germany, where he served as Vice Chairman from 1999 to 2005. His clinical routine includes functional neurosurgery, complex spine, skull base, microvascular decompression, neurooncology and hydrocephalus.
Prof. Krauss has been President of the European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ESSFN) from 2010 to 2014, and of the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (WSSFN) from 2013 to 2017. He also served as President of the German Academy for Neurosurgery from 2018 to 2019. He is an active member of several international societies, committees and advisory boards. One of his missions is to bridge the gap between Neurosurgery and Neurology why he is also active in the Movement Disorders Society where he served as chair/ co-chair in several tasks forces and working groups: Neurosurgery; Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia; Neuromodulation for Gait and Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.
He has published more than 600 scientific manuscripts and book chapters, and he has edited four books in the field of functional neurosurgery. He introduced pallidal deep brain stimulation for cervical dystonia in 1997, and spinal cord stimulation for orthostatic tremor in 2002. He received several awards including the Oppenheim prize for his work in dystonia. In the past few years he put a particular focus on education and training. He is a member of the ESSFN training committee and chair of the WSSFN training committee.
Paresh Doshi
India
Short Biography: Director of Neurosurgery and Functional Neurosurgical program Jaslok Hospital
Group Advisor, Functional Neurosurgery, Apollo Group of Hospital, India
Positions:
President The Neuromodulation Society
Past President ISSFN
Board member: INS, WSSFN, AASSFN
Member: International task force for Psychiatric disorders Recipient of the first Medscape India award for excellence in neurosciences Recipient of Pharma Leaders Power Brand award-Excellence in Neurosciences, 2019. > 40 publications and >300 invited lectures
Kostiantyn Kostiuk
Ukaraine
Short Biography: Born in Kyiv, and educated at Ukrainian State Medical University (1988-1994)
Residency training program in neurosurgery 1994 – 1997 at Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute, Kyiv. Training included research fellowship at the Laboratory of experimental neurosurgerywhere he obtained his PhD in 1999. Dr. Kostiuk assumed his appointment in the Department of Functional Surgery in 1994, and has been on the surgical staff at the Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute since that time.
Fellowship, observership: Georg-August-University in Gottingen (1995), Gayar Bayar University Hospital in Manisa (1997), Hospital na Homolce, Prague, (2000), John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford University (2009), Toronto Western Hospital (2013), Foundation Rothschild Hospital, Paris (2015). Scientific Degree of Doctor of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, 2012 (thesis: “Differentiated neurosurgical treatment of epilepsy)”. In March 2011, Dr. Kostiuk was appointed to the position of the head of department of Functional Neurosurgery and Neuromodulation.
Vice-president of Ukrainian League Against Epilepsy, Member of the Executive Committee of ESSFN Practice interests: epilepsy surgery, stereotactic functional neurosurgery, neuromodulation, neurooncology, radiosurgery, psychosurgery.
Publiations: 218
Ben Jonker
Australia
Tentative Title:
Short Biography: Dr Jonker has a combined practice of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery and neurooncology.
His practice includes all aspects of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery (movement disorder surgery, trigeminal neuralgia surgery, cancer pain surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, epilepsy surgery) and brain and pituitary tumour surgery.
He is the principal neurosurgeon for the St Vincent’s General and Private Hospital Movement Disorder Unit.
He is a board member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia and a clinical senior lecturer at the University of Sydney.
With his neurology and neuroradiology collaborators he established the first MRI guided focused ultrasound treatment centre in Australia and has performed well over 100 MRgFUS thalamotomies.
Andrey Sitnikov
Russia
Short Biography: Dr. Sitnikov was born 26 of August, 1977 in Amursk area (Russia). Completed medical degree in 2001 at Far East Medical University (Khabarovsk, Russia) and subspecialized in neurosurgery at the Sklifosovsky Research Institute in Moscow. From January 2007 works at Federal Centre of Treatment and Rehabilitation of Ministry of Healthcare as a Chief of Neurosurgical Department. In 2009 he got an MD degree with research in microvascular decompression for surgical treatment of hemifacial spasm. In 2015 he registered the Association of Functional Neurosurgeons aiming the close collaborating with international Societies and colleagues. From 2017 the Russian Association of Functional Neurosurgeons recognized as an official branch of WSSFN in Russian Federation. In 2017 Dr. Sitnikov was elected as a Board Director and Continental vice-president of WSSFN during the WSSFN Congress in Berlin.
Michael C. Park
USA
Tentative Title: Advances in Neuromodulation for Treatment of Epilepsy
Short Biography: Dr. Sitnikov was born 26 of August, 1977 in Amursk area (Russia). Completed medical degree in 2001 at Far East Medical University (Khabarovsk, Russia) and subspecialized in neurosurgery at the Sklifosovsky Research Institute in Moscow. From January 2007 works at Federal Centre of Treatment and Rehabilitation of Ministry of Healthcare as a Chief of Neurosurgical Department. In 2009 he got an MD degree with research in microvascular decompression for surgical treatment of hemifacial spasm. In 2015 he registered the Association of Functional Neurosurgeons aiming the close collaborating with international Societies and colleagues. From 2017 the Russian Association of Functional Neurosurgeons recognized as an official branch of WSSFN in Russian Federation. In 2017 Dr. Sitnikov was elected as a Board Director and Continental vice-president of WSSFN during the WSSFN Congress in Berlin.
Nader Pouratian
USA
Tentative Title:
Short Biography: Nader Pouratian is Professor and Chair of Neurological Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. In his clinical practice, he uses advanced neurotechnologies to improve brain and spine function for neurological and psychiatric disease, including Parkinson’s, tremor, pain, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and blindness. His research aims to understand brain diseases and to develop targeted therapies. He take advantage of unparalleled opportunities presented by neurosurgery to study human brain function and design novel neurotechnologies. His work is supported by several NIH grants. Finally, he is passionate about training future leading neurosurgeon-scientists.
Kenji Sugiyama
Japan
Short Biography: He is an ex-professor of functional neurosurgery in Hamamatsu University. In 2020 He became the chairman of both Japanese society for Stereotactic and Functional neurosurgery and Japan Neuromodulation Society.
He is now a deputy hospital director and a chief neurosurgeon of Toyoda Eisei Hospital. In which he is doing Focused ultrasound therapy."
Jungil Lee
Korea
Tentative Title:
Short Biography: Given Name: Jung-Il
Family Name: Lee
Gender: Male
Present Post: Professor
Department of Neurosurgery, Samsung Medical Center Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine
Education
1982-86 College of Medicine, Seoul National University
1989-93 Neurosurgical Residency, Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul National University Hospital
1993-94 Neurosurgical Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul National University Hospital
Professional Career
1994- Faculty, Department of Neurosurgery, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul Korea
1997-1999 Research Fellow, Neurological Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland USA
2007- Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Sungkyunkwan University
School of Medicine, Seoul Korea
2009-2019 Director, Brain Tumor Center, Samsung Medical Center
2009-2010 President, Korean Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Society
2014.3-2015.3 President, Korean Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
2015.4-2017.3 President, Korean Society of Intraoperative Monitoring
2015-2020.9 Board member, Asian Australasian Society of Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery (AASSFN)
2016.3-2017.3 President, Korean Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society
2017.11- Board member, Asian Leksell Gamma Knife Society
2020.9 - President, Asian Australasian Society of Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery (AASSFN)
2021.4- Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine
Specialty
Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, Radiosurgery, Neurooncology
Josue Avecillas Chasin
USA
Tentative Title: The role of white matter tractography for lesioning in functional neurosurgery: the importance of white matter anatomy
Short Biography: Dr Avecillas-Chasin is assistant professor of the department of neurosurgery at the university of Nebraska medical center. He is a stereotactic and functional neurosurgeon with interest in basal ganglia and white matter anatomy. Currently, his research and clinical practice is mainly focused on personalized neuromodulation therapies using brain mapping techniques to prospectively target symptom-specific networks. Dr Avecillas-Chasin received his medical degree from the university of Guayaquil in Ecuador and his PhD at the universidad complutense de Madrid in Spain. He completed his neurosurgery residency training in Madrid-Spain at the Hospital Clinico San Carlos. After completing his residency training, he completed subspecialized training in neurosurgical oncology and radiosurgery at the Cleveland clinic, and stereotactic and functional neurosurgery at the Vancouver general hospital in Canada and Mount Sinai Health System in New York. Dr Avecillas-Chasin is involved in multiple national and international research collaborations and has received several grants and awards including the “young neurosurgeon award” by the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) in 2016 and the “Stereotactic and functional young neurosurgeon clinical award” by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) in 2021 for his work on personalized neuromodulation therapies. Dr Avecillas-Chasin has published over 40 peer-review publication including journal articles, book chapters, and other online resources such as the tractography atlas “Subcortical White Matter Pathways Avecillas 2019”. His most recent work on the human amygdala circuit was awarded and featured in the brain initiative contest “The art of the brain” by the national institute of health (NIH): https://www.braininitiative.org/achievements/the-art-of-the-brain-snapshots-from-the-2021-contest/#mapping.
Christopher Honey
USA
Short Biography: Dr. Honey is Professor and Head of the Division of Neurosurgery at the University of British Columbia. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Toronto and his doctoral degree from Oxford University as a Canadian Rhodes Scholar. He completed his Royal College training in neurosurgery in Vancouver in 1995 and became a diplomat of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons in 2000. He has completed an additional year of training at Harvard Medical School and is a Scholar in Surgical Leadership.
His research is focused on the treatment of movement disorders and pain. He headed the world’s first trial of DBS for spasmodic dysphonia and published the results in 2021. He was the first physician to recognize and successfully treat hemi-laryngopharyngeal spasm (HELPS syndrome) in 2014. He discovered and successfully treated the first person in the world with VANCOUVER syndrome in 2019. He has made fundamental changes to the understanding of human pain pathways.
In 2016, Dr. Honey was elected the President of the Canadian Neuromodulation Society (2016-2019). In 2018, Dr. Honey was elected President of the World Neurosurgical Federation for Cranial Nerve Disorders. This group studies conditions such as Trigemnial Neuralgia, Hemifacial Spasm, Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia and the newly described Hemi-Laryngopharyngeal Spasm (HELPS) and has a major interest in Microvascular Decompression (MVD) neurosurgery. Dr. Honey will host the 3rd World Congress of this Society in Vancouver in 2022.
Jamil Rzaev
Russia
Short Biography: • Student of Medical School, Chelyabinsk Municipal Medical Academy (September 1990 - June 1996);
• Nurse, Chelyabinsk Regional Clinical Hospital, Intensive Care Unit (October 1993 - May 1996);
• Junior resident, internship, Chelyabinsk Regional Clinical Hospital, Surgical Department (August 1996 - June 1997);
• Neurosurgeon-neurotraumatologist, Chelyabinsk Regional Clinical Hospital, neurosurgical Department (September 1997 - August 2000);
• Senior resident, Neurosurgical Polenov Institute and Multifield Hospital #2, Neurosurgical Department (September 2000-June 2002);
• Attendant doctor, City Multifield Hospital #2, Neurosurgical Department (July 2001- September 2005);
• Chief resident, St-Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, neurosurgical faculty (October 2002 -June 2005);
• Deputy Head Doctor, Autonomous Non-profit Organization «Medical Center «Twenty First Century» (September 2002 - September 2004);
• Deputy Director, Autonomous Non-profit Organization “International Neurogroup” (April 2002 - September 2004);
• Resident, City Multifield Hospital #2, Neurosurgical Department (July 2001 - September 2005);
• Neurosurgeon, Neurosurgical Department of Russian Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics named after prof. R.R. Vreden (September 2005 - May 2012);
• Physician-in-Chief, Neurosurgeon, the Federal Neurosurgical Center, Novosibirsk, Russia (May 2012 till present).
Faisal Alotaibi
Saudi Arabia
Tentative Title: Brief Biodata
Short Biography: Faisal Alotaibi is a professor of neurological surgery at King Faisal Specialist & Research Centre , Alfaisal University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He obtained his neurosurgical training in epilepsy surgery at the Western University in Canada and stereotactic neurosurgery at the London Health Sciences Centre in Canada and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. After which, he joined King Faisal Specialist & Research Centre in Riyadh and Alfaisal University.
Currently, Dr. Alotaibi is a founding board member of the International Epilepsy Surgery Society IESS and the president of Saudi epilepsy society. He joined the board director of the World Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery -WSSFN. He is an active member of several local and international societies, committees, and executive boards. He is the founding member and the former president of the Gulf League Against Epilepsy, GLAE. He is an editor and reviewer in local and international journals. He is involved in several local and regional task forces and committees to promote the field of epilepsy and Functional neurosurgery in Saudi Arabia and the region. His main research interests include clinical and basic studies on the treatment of and modulation of functional neurological disorders and other neuroscience research.
Claudio Pollo
Switzerland
Tentative Title: Toward probabilistic DBS planning and programming for pain and other brain disorders
Short Biography: Prof. Dr. med Claudio Pollo is deputy chief physician (Stv. Chefarzt) at the Neurosurgery Department of the University Hospital Bern and head of the stereotactic & functional and epilepsy neurosurgery.
During his training, he concentrated his clinical and research interests on stereotactic, functional and epilepsy neurosurgery under the mentorship of Prof JG Villemure at the Univserity Hospital Lausanne. He also spent one year research fellowship in functional neurosurgery in the department of Prof AL Benabid in Grenoble. In 2003, he obtained a master in biomedical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne.
The most part of his research projects sustained by peer reviewed national and international grants are focused with a special interest on DBS or EEG modelling as well as development of new technologies, in particular probabilistic imaging- and sensing-based DBS planning and programming using directional DBS systems, for modulating brain function in movement, pain and psychiatric disorders. His scientific work has been recognized by more than 100 peer reviewed international publications. He is co-founder of Aleva Neurotherapeutics, a swiss company dedicated on a new segmented DBS system, as well as actively involved in Epios, a swiss company focused on wireless EEG long term monitoring.
Gregoire Courtine
Switzerland
Tentative Title: Spinal cord gateways to regulate neurological functions
Short Biography: G. Courtine is Professor of Neurosciences at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), and Adjunct Professor in the neurosurgical department of the University Hospital Lausanne (CHUV) and Faculty of Medicine and Biology of the University of Lausanne (UNIL). Together with functional neurosurgeon Prof. Jocelyne Bloch, he founded and lead the Defitech Center for Interventional Neurotherapies, named .NeuroRestore. .NeuroRestore develops neurotherapies involving surgical interventions to improve recovery from neurological disorders. G. and Jocelyne also founded ONWARD Medical to scale up their neurotherapies to widely available clinical treatments. G. is Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of ONWARD Medical N.V., which is now traded on Euronext (ONWD).
Shiro Horisawa
Japan
Short Biography: Dr. Horisawa has authored numerous research papers and received various international and domestic academic awards. His main research interests include the application of deep brain stimulation and ablative procedures (radiofrequency, gamma knife, and focused ultrasound) using the Forel’s field (pallidothalamic tract) to involuntary movements, epilepsy, and psychiatric disorders and deep brain stimulation using the cerebellum for involuntary movements.
Andre Machado
USA
Tentative Title: Deep brain stimulation for post-stroke rehabilitation
Short Biography: Dr. Machado is the Chairman of the Neurological Institute and the Charles and Christine Carroll Family Endowed Chair in Functional Neurosurgery. Dr. Machado performs deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for patients with Parkinson’s disease, tremor, dystonia and obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as surgical procedures for patients with trigeminal neuralgia, intractable pain syndromes and spasticity.
Dr. Machado is a Professor of Neurosurgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and has Joint Appointments in the Departments of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering. He is the past Chairman for the Joint Pain Section of the CNS/AANS and Vice-President of the American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.
Dr. Machado is an Associate Chief of Staff at Cleveland Clinic and leads several enterprise-level projects with the Office of the Chief of Staff, including innovations in the model of care and a new program for professional career development.
Dr. Machado received his medical degree from the University of Sao Paulo in 1997. He completed his residency in the same institution in 2003 and obtained his Ph.D. in 2004. He came to the Cleveland Clinic in 2004, completed his fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery in 2006 and has been on the staff of the Cleveland Clinic since then.
Dr. Machado leads several deep brain stimulation and neuromodulation clinical trials as well as laboratory research. His research in deep brain stimulation for thalamic pain syndrome was awarded the National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator’s Award. His current research, funded the NIH BRAIN initiative is aimed at developing novel treatments to promote rehabilitation after stroke and traumatic brain injury.
Sang Ryong Jeon
Korea
Short Biography: Education and Training
1984 - 1988 College of Medicine, Seoul National Univ., Seoul Korea(M.D. degree)
1994 - 1996 Graduate School, Seoul National Univ., Seoul, Korea(M.S. in Medical Science)
1996 - 2001 Graduate School, Seoul National Univ., Seoul, Korea(Ph.D. in Medical Science)
1992- 1996 Residency in Neurosurgery, Seoul National Univerv. Hospital, Seoul, Korea
1996 - 1997 Clinical Fellowship in Neurosurgery, Seoul National Univerv. Hospital, Seoul, Korea
1997 - 1999 Clinical Fellowship in Neurological Surgery, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
2002 – 2003 Research Fellowship in Neurological Surgery, University of Southern California Hospital
Professional Experience
1999 – 2001 Instructor of Neurological Surgery, Asan Medical center, Univ. of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
2001 – 2006 Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Asan Medical center, Univ. of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
2006 – 2011 Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Asan Medical Center and Univ. of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
2011 - present Professor of Neurological Surgery, Asan Medical Center and Univ. of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Research Interests: Spine Disorder, Movement Disorder, Stem Cell Therapy
Present Position
2014 - present The member of Neurotrauma Committee of Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons
2016 - present Vice-President, Asia-Oceania Neurotrauma Society (AONTS)
2017.9 - present The member of council board of International Association of Neurorestoratology (IANR)
2019.11- present Board member of Neurotraumatology Committee of World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)
2021.9 - present President of Korean stereotactic and functional neurosurgery society
Konstantin Slavin
USA
Short Biography: Konstantin Slavin, MD, FAANS is Professor, Chief of Section and Fellowship Director for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
Dr. Slavin graduated from medical school in Baku, Azerbaijan in the Soviet Union and completed his neurosurgery residency in Moscow. He then completed his second neurosurgery residency at UIC and a fellowship in functional and stereotactic neurosurgery at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, OR.
Dr. Slavin is the Past President of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and current Vice-President of the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. He is also the President-Elect of the International Neuromodulation Society (INS) and past Secretary of the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS). For many years, he was an Executive Committee member of the Joint Section on Pain of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Dr. Slavin’s work is published in many books and peer-reviewed journals and is an associate editor or editorial board member for a number of publications, including Neuromodulation, Neurosurgery, Brain Sciences, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Acta Neurochirurgica and others; he is the current editor-in-chief of Progress in Neurological Surgery. His first book on Peripheral Nerve Stimulation was published in 2011; another book, co-edited with Sam Eljamel on Neurostimulation: Practice and Principles, came out in 2013; the third one, Stimulation of Peripheral Nervous System: The Neuromodulation Frontier was released in 2015. The most recent book on Neuromodulation for Facial Pain came out in 2021.
Erich Fonoff
Brazil
Tentative Title: Can Directional Stimulation improve results in DBS for Parkinson’s Disease? Evidences from Clinical Experience of 120 cases
Short Biography: His interest in neurosciences started early during first year of med school in University of São Paulo (USP) driving him into a 5-year-experience in the neurophysiology lab under the supervision Prof. Cesar Timo-Iaria (one of the founders of discipline neurophysiology/neurosciences in Brazil) when he was exposed to stereotaxic method and performed several chronic micro and LFP recording electrode implants in animal models to study brain oscillations in sleep and attention. Right after the medical degree in the same university (1998), started neurosurgery residency program at Hospital das Clinicas in USP under the supervision of Prof. Raul Marino Jr. (1999-2003), followed by a fellowship in Functional Neurosurgery (2004-2007) in the Division of Functional Neurosurgery in the same institution. Conducted the Ph.D. thesis with studies in the mechanism of motor cortex stimulation for pain in the Neurology Department at USP (2007) and won the Young Investigator Ward in the WSSFN Meeting in Rome in 2005. In 2009 he became Ph.D. supervisor (2009-Present) and became preceptor for functional neurosurgery fellowship and organized the first multidisciplinary DBS unity in Division of Functional Neurosurgery in the Institute of Psychiatry at USP having many fellows from different countries in Latin America. Conducted several experimental and clinical studies for different stereotactic, neuromodulation and DBS techniques for movement disorders and neuropsychiatric diseases. Founded the neuromodulation lab in Hospital Sírio-Libânes also in multidisciplinary context conducting studies in neuromodulation of pain and movement disorders. Received multiple research grants, published several scientific papers, book chapters and conferences in international meetings worldwide. Received the Full Professorship in Neurosurgery in 2012 studying the Effects of DBS in Motor & Non-Motor Symptoms of PD. In 2013, he progressed into the Position of Associate Professor of Neurosurgery in Neurology Dept at USP (2013-present). In 2014 became post-doc supervisor (2014 - present); presently is member of the board of directors in the WSSFN and LATAM and Brazilian Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (SLANFE/BSSFN).
Takashi Maruyama
Japan
Tentative Title: Functional evaluation of glioma surgery
Short Biography: 1992 graduate form Showa medical University in Tokyo, Japan
1992-1994 internship, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Dept. of Neurosurgery
1994-1997 Research fellow, Harvard Medical University, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Children Hospital, Brain Tumor Research Center
2000 Board of the Japan Neurosurgical Society
2009 Associate Professor at Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Dept of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor at Tokyo Women’s Medical University,Faculty of Advanced
Techno-Surgery (FATS), Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering & Science
2016 Director of Training office at Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Cancer Center
2020 Neurosurgery Clinical Expert of ZAP surgical System, Inc.
2021 Chief of brain tumor division, Utsunomiya symphony hospital
Muragaki Yoshihiro
Tentative Title: Smart operating theater for information-guided surgical resection of glioma
Short Biography: Professor of Faculty of Advanced Techno-Surgery (FATS) and Department of Neurosurgery, Vice-President of Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering and Science, Director of Medical AI Center, Tokyo Women's Medical University (TWMU).
Dr. Muragaki joined the Department of Neurosurgery at Tokyo Women's Medical University in 1986 after his graduation from Kobe University. After he became a board neurosurgeon, he went on to study for basic research at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania between 1992 and -95.
He is actively working as a staff of Neurosurgical Department of TWMU, and then he has held concurrent posts as Professor at FATS of TWMU since 2011. He has been a vice-director of Institute of Advanced Bio-Medical Engineering and a director of Medical AI Center of TWMU since 2019.
Dr. Muragaki has developed many medical devices including a smart operating theatre (SCOT), cutting-edge navigation, and novel therapy such as photodynamic therapy, and autologous tumor vaccine, and so on. He also conducts many clinical trials for malignant brain tumor and his team has highest volume of the patients with brain tumor.
Dr.Muragaki is a member of Japanese Neurosurgical Society, the Japan Society for Neuro-Oncolgy, Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, and an international member of American Association of Neurosurgical Surgeons. His publication articles, total number of citations, and H-index were 222, 3768, and 31, respectively.
He received several prizes following Sankei High-Tech Award (2004), Industry-Academia-Government, Minister of State for Science and Technology Prize (2010), Microsoft Innovation Award (2013), Chunichi Industrial Award (2015), and Japan Open Innovation Prize (2019).
SCOT:https://www.japan.go.jp/tomodachi/2019/spring-summer2019/cutting-edge_operating_theater.html

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