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Texas Neurosurgery Residency Training Program All-State Conference (Day 1)

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3rd Annual Texas Neurosurgery Residency Training Programs
All State Conference
UT Health Science Center San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
January 22 – 23, 2010

You are invited to register for the 3rd Annual Texas Neurosurgery Residency Training Programs All-State Conference to be hosted by UT Health Science Center San Antonio.

Honored Guest Speakers:

Edward R. Laws, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Dr. Laws is the past president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies and the American College of Surgeons. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and an honored guest and speaker of organizations throughout the world. Dr. Laws received his MD from Johns Hopkins and completed his residency training in neurological surgery at Johns Hopkins.

Katie O. Orrico, JD
Director, Washington Office
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Washington, DC

Katie O. Orrico, JD, is the Director of the Washington Office of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), and has represented organized neurosurgery before the U.S. Congress and federal agencies since 1985. Katie received her law degree from the George Mason University School of Law.  In 1997, she was selected to become the Director of the AANS and CNS Washington Office, upon the establishment of a full-time office.  In addition to representing the AANS and CNS, Katie serves on the Executive Committee of the AANS Political Action Committee, Neurosurgery PAC, and is the Executive Director of Neurosurgeons to Preserve Health Care Access, the AANS and CNS non-profit advocacy organization.  She is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is a registered lobbyist with the U.S. Congress.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, January 22, 2010 - Hotel Valencia
6:00 – 7:00 PM Cocktail Reception in Hotel Lobby
7:00 – 8:00 PM Dinner in Verona Room
8:00 - 9:00 PM Riverboat Cruise
Saturday, January 23, 2010 - Hotel Valencia
6:45 – 7:30 AM Continental Breakfast in V Bar
7:30 - 7:40 AM Opening Remarks in Verona Room
David F. Jimenez, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor and Chairman
UT Health Science Center San Antonio 
7:40 – 9:50 AM
  • 7:40 - 8:00

  • 8:00 - 8:20

  • 8:20 - 8:40

  • 8:40 - 9:00

  • 9:00 - 9:20

  • 9:20 - 9:40

Resident Presentations
  • "Occipital Condyle Fractures: Epidemiology Classification and Treatment"
    Sabin Effendi, M.D.
    UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • "Ulnar Nerve Decompression"
    Bruce Ehni, M.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • "Potential Therapeutic Role of FTY720 in Spinal Cord Injury:
    Behavioral Response in the Rat Model"
    Shane Abdunnur, M.D.
    UT Health Science Center at Houston
  • "Fluorescence Angiography in the Surgical Treatment of Spinal AV Fistula"
    Chandran Krishna, M.D.
    Methodist Hospital at Houston
  • "Case Presentation"
    Bobbye Thompson, M.D.
    University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston
  • "Cerebral Injury and Temporal Changes in Expression Levels of
    Selective MicroRNAs"
    Mateo Ziu, M.D.
    UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
9:40 - 9:50 AM Break
  • 9:50 - 10:10

  • 10:10 - 10:30

  • 10:30 - 10:50

  • 10:30 - 12:00 PM
  • 10:50 - 11:10

  • 11:10 - 11:30

  • 11:30 - 11:50

  • 11:50 - 12:10 PM

  • 12:10 - 12:30

  • "The Evidence Behind the Surgical Treatment of Lumbar Stenosis"
    Joseph E. Beshay, M.D., Assistant Professor
    UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • "Multiple Craniotomies in the Management of Glioblastoma"
    Raymond Sawaya, M.D. Professor and Chair
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • "STN: Common Abnormality Across Diseases"
    Albert J. Fenoy, M.D., Chairman
    UT Health Science Center at Houston
  • Residency Coordinators Meeting in executive Board Room
  • "Spectrum, Incidence, and Severity of Acute Complications after Spinal
    Cord Injury: A Multicenter Prospective Study"
    Robert Grossman, M.D., Chairman
    The Methodist Hospital
  • "Contemporary Liquid Embolics - Applications in Hypervascular Tumors"
    Jonathan Zhang, M.D.
    The Methodist Hospital 
  • "Detection of DNA Damage Using Oligonucleotide Probes - A New Approach
    to CNS Disease"
    David Baskin, M.D.
    The Methodist Hospital
  • "Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations"
    Joel T. Patterson, M.D., Assistant Professor
    UT Medical Branch - Galveston
  • "A Propose Preoperative Grading Criteria for the Surgical Management of
    Hyperostosing Spheno-Orbital Meningiomas"
    John R. Floyd II, M.D., Assistant Professor
    UT Health Science Center San Antonio
12:30 – 1:15 PM Lunch in Valencia Room
1:15 – 3:00 PM
  • 1:15 - 1:45

  • 1:45 - 2:30

  • 2:30 - 3:15

Honored Guest Lectures
  • "Six Flags Over Texas: How Explorers, Padres, Colonists, and Outlaws
    Shaped Texas"
    J.D. Day, M.D.
    Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Academic Affairs
    UT Health Science Center San Antonio 
  • "Healthcare Reform Legislation: Magic Elixir or Bitter Pill?"
    Katie O. Orrico, J.D.
    Washington Office
    American Association of Neurological Surgeons/
    Congress of Neurological Surgeons 
  • "Frustration and Challenges of Glioma Management"
    Edward R. Laws, M.D.
    Director, Pituitary / Neuroendocrine Program
    Department of Neurosurgery
    Brigham & Women's Hospital 
3:15 PM Adjourn
3:15 - 3:45 PM Chairmen & Program Directors' Meeting in Executive Board Room

How to Register:

You may register for the 2010 Texas Neurosurgery Residency Training Programs All State Conference on-line by visiting:

There is no registration fee. However, all attendees will be required to register before December 31, 2009 deadline.

Hotel Accommodations:

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
150 East Houston Street
San Antonio TX  78205
Phone:  210-227-9700

$169.00 - Meeting Room Rate (Single/double occupancy)
$309-$429 - Regular Room Rate

In a city rich with history and charm, a new centerpiece of luxury and neoclassic style awaits. Hotel Valencia's tranquil location on the engaging Riverwalk enjoys a medley of cultures at its doorstep. Immerse yourself in dining, entertainment, and shopping offered along the vibrant banks of San Antonio's famed Riverwalk or visit nearby local attractions. Embrace the romance of the downtown architecture as you tour by horse-drawn carriage or river gondola. Captivated and transported to another time, you will always remember the Alamo city and never forget the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk experience.

The hotel is a 10 - 15 minute cab ride from the San Antonio International Airport.  The Hotel Valencia has parking facilities if you are driving.  Please make your reservations directly with the hotel by calling 210-227-9700.  For more information about the hotel’s amenities, please visit their website.

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