2008

The 5th Annual Symposium

The Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield, Colorado, November 15, 2008

The main objectives of the 5th annual symposium:

  • To describe a number of new treatments and innovative technologies that are available for management of spinal and cranial disorders
  • To discuss the progress that has been made in neurological surgery and its current role in the treatment of spine and cranial disorders
  • To identify the importance of a comprehensive approach to the management of spine and cranial disorders
  • To create a forum for discussion of the issues specific to everyday practice

One of the most memorable presentations was given by the 2008 distinguished visiting professor John Sampson, MD from Duke University. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of neurosurgery, especially in the area of immunotherapy for brain tumors. His recent research involves attempts to stimulate an immune system assault on tumor cell with injections of a variant of epidermal growth factor receptor protein. Attendants of the symposium were able to hear first hand about Dr. Sampson’s work on a tumor-specific vaccine for malignant gliomas.

The symposium also touched on current concepts in cerebrovascular surgery, new surgical solutions for aging spine, modern treatment of meningioma, and psychosurgery for anxiety and depression.

Click this link for symposium brochure