7:30am - 8:30am
“Intra-cavitary approaches to adjuvant radiation in surgically resected brain tumors” Christopher P. Cifarelli MD, PhD, MMM, FAANS, FACS Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology Director, WVU Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Program
Christopher P. Cifarelli M.D., Ph.D., MMM, FAANS, FACS
7:30am - 8:30am
"Personal Finance for the Young Neurosurgeon" Christopher J. Winfree, M.D. Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City
Christopher J. Winfree, M.D.
7:30am - 8:30am Weill Cornell Medicine - Belfer Research Building
Kathryn Beal, M.D. Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology Weill Cornell Medicine
Kathryn Beal, M.D.
8:00am - 4:00pm Belfer Research Building
Registration now open for this new seminar, directed by Dr. Neel Mehta, Dr. Roger Hartl, and Dr. Norman Marcus. About the Seminar: In most spine centers, muscle pain and other soft tissue conditions are neither well understood nor part of the usual course of diagnosis and treatment. Soft tissue’s role in the etiology of spine-related pain remains poorly understood. The pathophysiology and clinical evaluation of soft tissue is lacking in the heuristic model, contributing to suboptimal outcomes. The goal of this conference is to explore basic science and clinical approaches in the field of muscle pain management and discuss potential areas for future research and improvement. View/print the agenda and faculty list The seminar will educate attendees about the various types of muscle pain, their causes, and associated co-morbidities. Diagnostic and treatment protocols will be discussed. The intended audience will be healthcare practitioners including Physicians, PA/NPs, house staff, physical therapists, acupuncturists, and chiropractors. The course involves basic science, pathophysiology, diagnostic modalities, treatment including medication, hands-on treatment, and interventional techniques. The latest in research and new surgical techniques will also be shared. Most importantly, we will conduct post-conference surveys to understand impressions and beliefs after the conference, as our hope is to increase awareness of soft tissue causes of pain both locally and globally.
The Interplay of Muscle and the Neuraxis in Spine Pain: Mechanisms, Treatment, Recovery, Prevention
12:00am - 12:00am Weill Greenberg Center - Selma Ruben Conference Center
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for this annual hands-on course for those interested in minimally invasive surgical approaches to the skull base. Directed by Dr. Theodore Schwartz, this course will cover endonasal, transorbital, and supraorbital techniques, combining mornings of lectures and discussion with afternoons in the cadaver lab.
Endonasal, Transorbital, and Supraorbital: Three Minimally Invasive Approaches to the Skull Base

Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery 525 East 68 Street, Box 99 New York, NY 10065 Phone: 866-426-7787