Spine Tumor Seminar

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In this half-day seminar, specialists from Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian Hospital and affiliates will share state-of-the-art treatment paradigms for patients with spinal tumors.  Emphasis will be placed on metastatic disease, but primary spinal cord and column tumors will also be discussed.  We will cover the surgical and non-surgical options, including leading-edge minimally invasive approaches.  Providers representing neurological surgery, neuro-oncology, medical and radiation oncology, neuroradiology, and pain anesthesia will be presenting their work.  Be sure not to miss this unique event.

Tentative Agenda:

9 am Welcome and Introductions: Ali Baaj, MD, and Philip E. Stieg, PhD, MD

9:15 am Minimally Invasive Options for Intradural Spinal Tumors: Roger Hartl, MD

9:30 am Minimally Invasive Options for Extradural Spinal Tumors: Athos Patsalides, MD, MPH

9:45 am Spinal Tumors: Devising an Institutional Protocol for Surgical and Non-Surgical Management? Ali Baaj, MD

10:00 am Advanced Imaging Techniques for Spinal Tumors: J. Levi Chazen, MD

Coffee Break

10:30 am: Management of Primary Spinal Cord Tumors: Rajiv S. Magge, MD

10:45 am Systemic and Intrathecal Treatment of Spinal Metastases: Ronald J. Scheff, MD

11:00 am Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Metastatic Spine Disease: NYP-Cornell Experience
Gabriella A. Wernicke, MD

11:15 am Radiotherapy for Metastatic Spine Disease: NYP-New York Methodist Experience
Hani Ashamalla, MD

11:30 am Cancer Risk Assessment and Precision-Based Therapeutics
David Fishman, MD

11:45 am Assessing patients with Multiple Myeloma to the Spine
Ruben Niesvizky, MD

12:00 pm Pain Management for Patients with Spinal Tumors
Shakil Ahmed, MBBS

12:15 pm Seminar ends