Journal Club

Upcoming JNSPG Journal Club Events

May 2022 - Neurocutaneous Disorders

Date & Time: May 26, 9:00–10:00 a.m. ET (USA)

Neurosurgical Atlas attendee link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jP4pxL45Q_20zT02bKpILw

Featuring presentations on selected papers published in this issue by Ms. Audrey Grossen, Dr. Pranay Soni, and Dr. Nicole Frank. Moderated by Dr. Caitlin Hoffman. With Drs. William Couldwell (Editor-in-Chief) and Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Associate Editor).


April 2022 - Big Data and New Technologies in Neurosurgical Decision-Making

Featuring presentations on selected papers published in this issue by Drs Cormac Maher, Gerald Grant, and Ondřej Bradáč. Moderated by Dr. Michael Wang. With William Couldwell (Editor-in-Chief) and Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Associate Editor).


April 2022 - Petroclival Meningiomas

Featuring presentations on selected papers published in this issue by Drs Christina Jackson, Stephen Magill, Jacques Morcos, and Michael Link. Moderated by Nicholas Bambakidis. With William Couldwell (Editor-in-Chief) and Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Associate Editor).


March 2022 - Update on Cerebrovasospasm

Featuring presentations on selected papers published in this issue by Drs Ian Anderson, Chloé Louise Gelder, Christopher Graffeo, Panagiotis Mastorakos, and Edgar Nathal. Moderated by E. Sander Connolly. With William Couldwell (Editor-in-Chief) and Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Associate Editor).


January 2022 - Intraoperative visualization

Featuring presentations on selected papers published in this issue by Drs. Michael Sughrue, Saman Shabani, Laura Salgado-Lopez, and Walter Jean. Moderated by Constantinos Hadjipanayis. With William Couldwell (Editor-in-Chief) and Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Associate Editor).


January 2022 - Robotics in Neurosurgery

Featuring presentations on selected papers published in this issue by Drs. Sheeraz Qureshi, Xiaolei Chen, Suhas Udayakumaran and Pramod Subash, and Pascal Jabbour. Moderated by Dr. Bowen Jiang. With William Couldwell (Editor-in-Chief) and Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Associate Editor).


December 2021 - Anesthetic and Monitoring Techniques in Awake Spinal Surgery

Featuring presentations on selected papers published in this issue by Drs. Nitin Agarwal, Kingsley Abode-Iyamah, and Roberto Perez-Roman. Moderated by Dr. Brenton Pennicooke. With William Couldwell (Editor-in-Chief) and Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Associate Editor).


November 2021 - Innovations in Neurosurgical Quality and Safety

Featuring presentations on selected papers published in this issue by Drs. Chencheng Zhang, Thara Tunthanathip, and Michael Silva. Co-moderated by Drs. William Couldwell (Editor-in-Chief) and Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Associate Editor).


October 2021 - Ankylosing Spondylitis

Featuring presentations on selected papers published in this issue by Drs. Sandro Krieg, Basem Ishak, Anthony DiGiorgio, and Scott Zuckerman and Jacob Goldberg. Moderated by Dr. Doniel Drazin, with Drs. William Couldwell (Editor-in-Chief) and Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Associate Editor).


October 2021 - Vestibular schwannoma surgery

Featuring presentations on selected papers published in this issue by Drs. Omar Pathmanaban, Giuseppe Cinalli, Sebastian Giovannini and Andres Cervio, and Karl Roessler. Moderated by Dr. Michael Link, with Drs. William Couldwell (Editor-in-Chief) and Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Associate Editor).


August 2021 - Virtual and Augmented Reality

Featuring presentations on selected articles published in this issue by Drs. Sabino Luzzi, Simon Skyrman and Adrian Elmi-Terander, Camilo Molina, and Xiaolei Chen. Moderated by Dr. Walter Jean, with Drs. William Couldwell (Editor-in-Chief) and Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Associate Editor).


July 2021 - Neurosurgical management of stroke, organization of stroke management, and AI applications

Featuring presentations on selected papers published in this issue by Drs. Giuseppe Umana, Valerio Da Ros, Bradley Gross, Adnan Siddiqui, and Sunil Sheth. Moderated by Dr. Elad Levy, with Drs. William Couldwell (Editor-in-Chief) and Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Associate Editor).


July 2021 - Pineal region tumors

Featuring presentations on selected videos published in this issue by Drs. Brandon Liebelt, Mitesh Shah, Alessia Imperato, and James Liu. Moderated by Dr. Frederick Boop, with Drs. William Couldwell (Editor-in-Chief) and Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Associate Editor).


 

June 2021 - Biologics and spinal fusion

Featuring presentations on selected papers published in this issue by Drs. Jean-Pierre Mobasser, Abdullah Feroze, and Alec Gibson. Moderated by Dr. Allan Levi, with Drs. William Couldwell (Editor-in-Chief) and Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Associate Editor).


 

May 2021 - Treatment of spinal cord and spinal axial tumors

Featuring presentations on selected papers published in this issue by Drs. Allan Levi, Daniel Sciubba, John Shin, and Maziyar Kalani. Moderated by Dr. Mark Bilsky, with Drs. William Couldwell (Editor-in-Chief) and Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Associate Editor).


 

April 2021 - Craniosynostosis

In this conversation, Dr. Amanda Gosman (UC San Diego) and Dr. Mark Proctor (Boston Children’s) discuss Dr. Gosman and colleagues' video, "Rotation flap distraction osteogenesis for unicoronal synostosis” published in the April 2021 issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Video. Moderated by Dr. Cormac Maher (University of Michigan). With Drs. Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Associate Editor, Neurosurgical Focus: Video) and William Couldwell (EIC, Neurosurgical Focus).


 

April 2021 - Controversies in the Management of Single-Suture Craniosynostosis

In this conversation, Dr. Thomas Imahiyerobo (Columbia University) and Dr. Richard Hayward (Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK) discuss Dr. Imahiyerobo and colleagues' article, "Impact of Health Disparities on Treatment for Single Suture Craniosynostosis in an Era of Multi-Modal Care” published in the April 2021 issue of Neurosurgical Focus. Co-moderated by Dr. Karin Muraszko (University of Michigan) and Prof. Concezio Di Rocco (International Neuroscience Institute, Hannover Germany). With Drs. Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Associate Editor, Neurosurgical Focus) and William Couldwell (EIC, Neurosurgical Focus).


 

March 2021 JNSPG Journal Club — International women leaders in neurosurgery: past and present

In this conversation, Dr. Caitlin Hoffman (Weill-Cornell) and Dr. Shelly Timmons (Indiana University) discuss Dr. Hoffman and colleagues' paper, "Increases in female academic productivity and female mentorship highlight sustained progress in previously identified neurosurgical gender disparities” published in the March 2021 issue of Neurosurgical Focus. Co-moderated by Drs. Katharine Drummond (Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia), Mary Murphy (National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK), and Erica Bisson (University of Utah). With Drs. Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Associate Editor, Neurosurgical Focus) and William Couldwell (EIC, Neurosurgical Focus).


 

February 2021 JNSPG Journal Club — Gene and viral therapy for GBM

In this conversation, Drs. Nidal Omar and Melissa Chambers (University of Alabama at Birmingham) and Dr. E. Antonio Chiocca (Brigham and Women’s Hospital) discuss Drs. Omar, Chambers, and colleagues' paper, "Safety and interim survival data after intracranial administration of M032, a genetically engineered oncolytic HSV-1 expressing IL-12, in pet dogs with sporadic gliomas” published in the February 2021 issue of Neurosurgical Focus. Moderated by Dr. Gelareh Zadeh (University of Toronto). With Drs. Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Associate Editor, Neurosurgical Focus) and William Couldwell (EIC, Neurosurgical Focus).


 

January 2021 JNSPG Journal Club — Posterior fossa arteriovenous malformations

In this conversation, Dr. Ehsan Dowlati (Georgetown University) and Mustafa Baskaya (University of Wisconsin) discuss Dr. Dowlati and colleagues’ paper, "Microsurgical resection of previously embolized recurrent cerebellopontine angle AVM” published in the January 2021 issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Video. Co-moderated by Drs. Adam Arthur (Semmes-Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute) and Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Associate Editor, Neurosurgical Focus), with Dr. William Couldwell (EIC, Neurosurgical Focus).


 

January 2021 JNSPG Journal Club — Operative imaging and visualization

In this conversation, Prof. Marlies Wagner (University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany) and Dr. Walter Stummer (University of Muenster, Germany) discuss Prof. Wagner and colleagues’ paper, "Neurotoxicity of subarachnoid GBCA accumulation: a potential complication of intraoperative MRI?” published in the January 2021 issue of Neurosurgical Focus. Co-moderated by Drs. Linda Liau (UCLA) and Peter Nakaji (Banner Health, Phoenix, Arizona). With Drs. Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Associate Editor, Neurosurgical Focus) and William Couldwell (EIC, Neurosurgical Focus).


 

December 2020 — Preparedness and guidelines for neurosurgical practice during pandemic

In this conversation, Drs. Ashish Suri (All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India) and Franco Servadei (Humanitas University and Research Hospital, Milano, Italy) discuss Dr. Suri and colleagues’ paper, "Preparedness and guidelines for neurosurgery in COVID-19 era: Indian perspective from a tertiary care referral hospital,” published in the December 2020 issue of Neurosurgical Focus. Moderated by Dr. Miguel Arraez (University of Malaga. Spain), with Drs. William Couldwell and Aaron Cohen-Gadol (EIC and Associate Editor, Neurosurgical Focus).


 

November 2020 — Medicolegal Issues in Neurosurgery

In this conversation, Drs. Eric Sankey (Duke University Medical Center) and Regis Haid (Atlanta Brain and Spine Care) discuss Dr. Sankey and colleagues’ paper, "The medical legal impact of misplaced pedicle and lateral mass screws on spine surgery in the United States,” published in the November 2020 issue of Neurosurgical Focus. Co-moderated by Drs. Catherine Mazzola (New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute) and Richard Wohns (University of Washington) with Drs. William Couldwell and Aaron Cohen-Gadol (EIC and Associate Editor, Neurosurgical Focus).


 

October 2020 — Cranial Surgery in Geriatric Patients

In this conversation, Drs. Hanna Israelsson (Umeå University Hospital) and Mark Hamilton (University of Calgary) will discuss Dr. Israelsson and colleagues’ paper, "Risk factors, comorbidities, quality of life, and complications after surgery in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus: review of the INPH-CRasH study" published in the October 2020 issue of Neurosurgical Focus. Moderated by Dr. Eric Schmidt (University Hôpital of Toulouse) with Drs. William Couldwell and Aaron Cohen-Gadol (EIC and Associate Editor, Neurosurgical Focus).


 

September 2020 — Thoracolumbar Anterior Spine Surgery

In this conversation, Drs. Mark Oppenlander (University of Michigan) and Dean Chou (University of California San Francisco) will discuss Dr. Oppenlander and colleagues’ paper, "The feasibility of computer-assisted 3D navigated multiple-level lateral lumbar interbody fusion in combination with posterior instrumentation for adult spinal deformity" published in the September 2020 issue of Neurosurgical Focus. Co-moderated by Drs. Christopher Shaffrey (Duke University) and Paul Park (University of Michigan) with Drs. William Couldwell and Aaron Cohen-Gadol (EIC and Associate Editor, Neurosurgical Focus).


 

August 2020 — Lumbar Spinal Osteoporosis

Drs. Dean Chou (University of California San Francisco) and Paul Anderson (University of Wisconsin) discuss Dr. Chou and colleagues’ paper, "The association between lower Hounsfield units of the upper instrumented vertebra and proximal junctional kyphosis in adult spinal deformity surgery with a minimum 2-year follow-up” published in the August 2020 issue of Neurosurgical Focus. Moderated by Dr. Timothy Witham (Johns Hopkins) and Drs. William Couldwell and Aaron Cohen-Gadol (EIC and Associate Editor, Neurosurgical Focus).


 

July 2020 — Brain-Machine Interface

In this conversation, Drs. Chencheng Zhang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) and G. Rees Cosgrove (Harvard Medical School) will discuss Dr. Zhang and colleagues’ paper, "Habenula deep brain stimulation for intractable schizophrenia: a pilot study” published in the July 2020 issue of Neurosurgical Focus. Moderated by Dr. Kendall Lee (Mayo Clinic) and Drs. William Couldwell and Aaron Cohen-Gadol (EIC and Associate Editor, Neurosurgical Focus).