Spinal Cord Monitoring Symposium Announcement

WiseY wisey at aol.com
Thu Mar 30 21:59:57 EST 1995


Sixth International Symposium on Spinal Cord Monitoring 
1995 Meeting, May 26-27, New York Hilton Hotel

     The Sixth International Symposium on Spinal Cord Monitoring
will be held May 26-27, 1995 at the New York Hilton Hotel in New
York City in the United States.  The symposium was established as
a forum for discussion of the problems of intraoperative monitoring
and the clinical study of the physiology of the spinal cord.  With
the inaugural symposium in 1981 in Tokyo, Japan, it became
recognized as the most significant international arena for the
debate of critical issues in this field.  Previous symposia have
been held in Europe (Erlangen 1984, London 1992), North America
(Annapolis, Maryland 1987), and Asia (Tokyo 1981, Niigata 1989). 
The proceedings of each symposium have been published in book form.
     Significant progress has been made in the field of spinal cord
monitoring, especially of the motor pathways, since the last
international symposium was held in London in 1992.  The 1995
symposium will cover a variety of topics of interest to
neurophysiologists, neuroanesthesiologists, neurologists,
neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and physiatrists, as well as
neuroscientists working with spinal cord trauma.  
     The Symposium will offer a unique opportunity to exchange
information and express opinions on the clinical neurophysiology of
the spinal cord, with emphasis on the intraoperative preservation
of motor and sensory system long tracts of the spinal cord.

Organizing Committee:    
Vedran Deletis, MD, PhD; Herman Turndorf, MD; Keith J. Ruskin, MD;
Wise Young, MD, PhD; Gordon Engler, MD; Milan R. Dimitrijevic, MD,
Dr Sci;  John Halter, PhD; Rick Abbott, MD; Fred Epstein, MD; Marc
Nuwer, MD, PhD; Richard Brown, PhD; Tod Sloan, MD; Wesley Frazier,
MD.
 
                           T O P I C S

1.   The role of motor evoked potentials in the prevention of 
     intraoperative motor deficit.
2.   Monitoring of the functional integrity of the spinal cord with 
     somatosensory evoked potentials.
3.   Monitoring of the functional integrity of the spinal cord with
     motor evoked potentials.
4.   Neurophysiology and neuroanatomy of the spinal cord.
5.   Spinal cord spasticity.
6.   Anesthesia requirements for the neurophysiological monitoring
     of the spinal cord.
7.   Animal models of spinal cord injury.
8.   Monitoring and mapping of the cervical roots, conus, and cauda
     equina.
9.   Safety matters during the monitoring of evoked potentials.

                      Symposium Activities

Symposium activities will include plenary sessions with invited
speakers, poster and oral presentations of research, workshops
(breakfast sessions), round table discussions, and demonstrations
of new equipment and techniques.  

 
                        Invited speakers:

Vahe Amassian, MD.  Department of Physiology, State University of
New York, New York.

Rick Abbott, MD.  Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Pediatric
Neurosurgery, New York University Medical Center, New York.  

Roger Cracco, MD.  Department of Neurology, Downstate Medical
Center, New York.

Vedran Deletis, MD, PhD. Department of Anesthesiology, New York
University Medical Center, New York.

Fred Epstein, MD.  Department of Neurosurgery, Division of
Pediatric Neurosurgery, New York University Medical Center, New
York.

David Ingram, MD.  Royal London Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

Steve J. Jones, PhD.  Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, The
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, United Kingdom.

Yoichi Katayama, MD.  Department of Neurological Surgery, Nihon
University School of Medicine, Japan. 

Marc Nuwer, MD, PhD.  Department of Clinical Neurophysiology,  UCLA
Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Johannes Schramm, MD.  Neurochirurgische Universitatsklinik
Bonn, Germany.

Koki Shimoji, MD.  Department of Anesthesiology, Niigata       
University School of Medicine, Japan.

Tod Sloan, MD.  Department of Anesthesiology, University of Texas,
San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Tetsuya Tamaki, MD, PhD.  Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
Wakayama Medical College, Wakayama, Japan.

Wise Young, MD, PhD.  Department of Neurosurgery, New York
University Medical Center, New York.

David Vodusek, MD.  University Clinical Institute of Clinical
Neurophysiology, Ljubljana, Slovenia.


Accommodations  

New York Hilton and Towers
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Telephone: 212-586-7000
Fax: 212-261-5902

A block of rooms has been reserved at the New York Hilton Hotel and
Towers.  Reservations must be made prior to April 26, 1995 to
receive the Symposium rate.  A major credit card (Visa, MasterCard,
American Express, Discover, etc.) is necessary to guarantee room
reservations.  Reservations may be made by calling the New York
Hilton Reservations Desk at (212) 596-7000 or by faxing the Hotel
Reservation Form below to (212) 261-5902.  When making your
reservations, please state that you are attending the Sixth
International Symposium on Spinal Cord Monitoring in order to
receive the reduced rates.   The following rates do not include
local and state taxes (currently 14.25% plus $2.00 per day
occupancy tax).

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SIXTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SPINAL CORD MONITORING
New York Hilton Hotel Fax Reservation Form

Name ____________________________________________
Institution _____________________________________
Telephone (day) ______________ (eve)_____________
Fax number ______________________________________
Credit Card Type ________________________________
Cardholder's Name _______________________________
Account Number __________________________________
Expiration Date _______________

Please reserve (circle one):
Single:             $150
Double:             $170
Triple:             $195
Quad:               $220
additional person   +$25
Towers:
Single:             $189
Double:             $209
Dates of Stay _________________
Fax this completed form to the New York Hilton at (212) 261-5902. 
Registration
Completed registration forms can be mailed or faxed.  The
registration fee is $350 if paid before April 1, 1995, and $400
after April 1, 1995.  For students, residents, and technologists,
the registration fee is $150.  Registration fees may accompany the
registration form or be paid on-site at the Symposium. 
Registration forms should be completed and sent early regardless of
the time of fee payment, but if paying the reduced early fee
(before March 1), payment must accompany the registration form. 
Registration fees must be paid by certified or personal check, only
in U.S. currency, payable to International Symposium on Spinal Cord
Monitoring, or can be charged to Visa, MasterCard, or Diner's Club
credit cards.  

Registration by mail:  Registration forms and checks for
registration fee payment should be mailed to:

International Symposium on Spinal Cord Monitoring
Department of Anesthesiology
NYU Medical Center
560 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016

NOTE:  The above address for registration is different from that
for abstract submissions.  DO NOT SEND ABSTRACT FORMS TO THIS
ADDRESS.  

Registration by fax:  Registration fee payment can be made by
credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Diner's Club).  Fax completed
registration forms to 212-263-7254.  If you experience difficulty
faxing, call 212-263-5833. 

Registration by e-mail:  Send registration information to
vdeletis at mcan00.med.nyu.edu    
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SIXTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SPINAL CORD MONITORING
Registration Form

Name ____________________________________________
Title ___________________________________________
Institution _____________________________________
Address _________________________________________
Telephone (day)________ (evening)________________
fax_________________ e-mail______________________

Fees:
Before April 1, 1995.................$350
After April 1, 1995..................$400
Residents, Students, Technologists...$150

Amount of Payment ________________
Form of payment (check one):
___ Check enclosed (payable to International Symposium on Spinal
     Cord Monitoring)  
___ VISA         ___ MasterCard       ___ Diner's Club
Account Number _____________________  Expiration Date ________
Cardholder's name (please print) _____________________________
Signature ____________________________________________________

Information can be obtained by calling Dr. Vedran Deletis at (212)
263-5074.  



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