Day 1 :
Houston Methodist Hospital, USA
Keynote: Active regulation of CSF flow with the subarachnoid basal cisterns as one of the key regulators: a novel concept and review of the literature
Time : 09:30-10:10
Gavin W Britz earned his MBBCh Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand School of Medicine, Republic of South Africa (1987). He completed a surgical internship in general surgery and fellowship in general surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore in 1993 and in 2002 he completed his residency in neurosurgery respectively. During his residency he attended St. Georges, University of London, UK (Medical School) and served as a Neurosurgical Registrar and Senior Registrar. After residency, he took a Cerebrovascular Fellowship in 2002 and an Interventional Neuroradiology Fellowship in 2003 at the University of Washington Medical School, Seattle. In 2003 he earned his MPH at the University of Washington, Seattle. He also obtained an MBA from George Washington University in 2015. He held faculty appointments at the University of Washington and Duke University before becoming a Member of Houston Methodist Research Institute in 2014
St Joseph Children’s Hospital Tampa, USA
Time : 10:30-11:10
Abilash Haridas completed his medical school and pursued his Postgraduate training in General Surgery at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York (USA). He switched career paths to Neurosurgery and spent a year at Harvard University. In 2006, he joined the prestigious Mount Sinai Hospital Neurosurgery Residency program in New York City, under the direction of Dr. Kalmon Post and Dr. Joshua Bederson. Following residency, he travelled to Chicago in 2011 for a Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship at Lurie Childrens Hospital of Northwestern University under the direction of Dr. Tadanori Tomita. In 2012 he completed an additional Cerebrovascular Fellowship at the University of Illinois in Chicago with Dr. Fady Charbel, specializing in complex cerebral bypass and aneurysm surgeries. He is currently the Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at St Joseph Children’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida (USA). He is a Pediatric Neurosurgeon specializing in cerebrovascular, skull base, endoscopic, and epilepsy surgery. In 2013, he joined the faculty at Wayne State University and Childrens Hospital of Michigan, bringing his rare expertise in pediatric cerebrovascular diseases. He is double fellowship trained in Pediatric and Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery. His interests are in all aspects of neurosurgery including Moyamoya, AVMs, aneurysms and skull base disorders. He has published in several leading journals and has lectured worldwide on a variety of topics in neurosurgery. His main clinical interest lies in translational neurosurgery and surgical technique improvement.