2nd Rhoton Society Meeting and
8th International Symposium on Microneurosurgical Anatomy

Aug 4 - Aug 8
Tue - Sat

5-Day Event including 3D Surgical Neuroanatomy, 3D Operative Videos & Technical Nuances in Skull Base, Cerebrovascular & Complex Brain Tumor Surgery


Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall
291 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

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Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall

291 Campus Drive
Stanford CA, 94305
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In celebration and honor of world-renowned neurosurgeon Albert Rhoton Jr., MD, FAANS,  the Stanford Department of Neurosurgery is hosting a unique educational and professional meeting, including:

Brain and Skull Base Surgery Hands-On Course (August 4-6, 2020)
- Sulci, Gyri, Fiber Tracts
- Cisterns & Ventricles
- Arteries & Veins
- Complex Brain Approaches
- Open Skull Base Surgery
- Endoscopic Endonasal Approaches

Microsurgical Anatomy 3D Symposium (August 7-8, 2020)
- Limbic/Paralimbic Gliomas
- Aneurysms & Revascularization Techniques
- Skull Base Meningiomas
- Pituitary Tumors & Craniopharyngiomas
- Chordomas & Chondrosarcomas


Scientifc Committee:

Jacques Marcos, MD, FRCS, FAANS
Professor, Clinical Neurological Surgery
University of Miami Health System

Ugur Ture, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery
Yeditepe University Hospitals, Turkey

Atur Goel, MD

Xiaoguang Tong, MD

Toshio Matsushima, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurosurgery

Shigeaki Kobayashi, MD, PhD

Hiroshi Abe, MD, PhD
Fukuoka University, Japan

Carolina Martins, MD, PhD

Hung Tzu Wen, MD

Pablo Rubino, MD

Jeffrey M. Sorenson, MD
Neurosurgeon and Medical Director of Gamma Knife Center
Semmes Murphy Clinic - Memphis, Tennesse

Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, MD, FACS
Professor of Neurosurgery, and by Courtesy, of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Co-Director, Stanford Skull Base Surgery Program

Program: Pre-Meeting Course

Brain: Cisterns & Ventricles

8:00 AM Welcome and Introduction 
Dr. Fernandez-Miranda
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM Sylvian Fissure and Basal Cisterns
 - 3D Surgical Anatomy
 - Case Illustrations
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Insula and Medial Temporal Lobe
 - 3D Surgical Anatomy
 - Case Illustrations
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM Transition to Laboratory
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Hands-on Dissection
 - Fronto-temporal craniotomy with interfascial temporalis muscle dissection
 - Sylvian fissure dissection, basal cisterns exploration, lamina terminalis opening
 - Transylvian and transopercular approaches to insular region
 - Trasylvian amigdalo-hippocampectomy vs antero-medial temporal lobectomy
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Transition to Lecture Hall
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch and Lecture: Surgical Anatomy and Approaches to the Third Ventricle
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Pineal Region
 - 3D Surgical Anatomy
 - Case Illustrations
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Fourth Ventricle
 - 3D Surgical Anatomy
 - Case Illustrations
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Transition to Laboratory
2:15 PM - 5:30 PM Hands-on Dissection
 - Frontal parasagittal craniotomy and interhemispheric transcallosal approach to the third ventricle
 - Suboccipital craniotomy, supracerebellar midline and paramedian approaches to pineal region and posterior midbrain, trastentorial approach to ambient cistern and medial temporal lobe
 - Telo-velar approach to the fourth ventricle, foramen of Luchska, and brainstem

Program: Symposium

Complex Brain and Cerebrovascular Surgery

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Welcome and Introduction 
Dr. Fernandez-Miranda
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM TBD
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Presidential Address: The Rhoton Society
Dr. Kobayashi
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Complex Brain Surgery

9:00-10:00 3D Surgical Anatomy

-9:00-9:15  Association Fiber Tracts
-9:15-9:30  Insular Region & Medial Temporal lobe
-9:30-9:45  Thalamus and Ventricles
-9:45-10:00 Brainstem: tracts, nuclei, and entry zones

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:00 3D Technical Nuances for Complex Brain Tumor Surgery

-10:30-10:45 Hemispheric tumors in highly functional areas
-10:45-11:00 Insular gliomas
-11:00-11:15 Medial temporal lobe gliomas
-11:15-11:30 Thalamic tumors
-11:30-11:45 Intraventricular lesions
-11:45-12:00 Brainstem lesions

11:30-12:00 Special Lecture: EVANDRO DE OLIVEIRA Lecture

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch & Workshop with Industry: The Art of Crafting Microsurgical Instruments
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM Cerebrovascular Surgery

1:00-2:00 3D Surgical Anatomy

-1:00-1:15 Paraclinoidal Region
-1:15-1:30 Anterior Circulation
-1:30-1:45 Posterior Circulation
-1:45-2:00 Cerebral revascularization

2:00-3:00 3D Technical Nuances for Complex Aneurysm Surgery

3:00-3:30 Coffee Break

3:30-5:30 3D Technical Nuances for AVMs and Cerebral Revascularization

5:00-5:30 Special Lecture: KAMIYAMA Lecture

7:00 PM Dinner Event