The Miami Neuroscience Center Team Presents at the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Meeting

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Our team at the Miami Neuroscience Center presented at one of the most important meetings in the world for Neurosurgery, the 15th Interim Meeting of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS), which took place in Rome on September 8-12, 2015.

The WFNS hosts a major meeting every two years, one of which is the World Congress and the other is the WFNS Interim Meeting.

image2After the success of the previous meetings of Porto de Galinhas, Brazil in 2011 and Nagoya, Japan in 2007, the 2015 Interim Meeting in Rome included an extensive scientific program and a stimulating social program, both of which were organized by the Italian Neurosurgical Society.

The meeting focused on the major breakthroughs and advances in Neurosurgery, from clinical practice to research, technology and innovation for a top-level scientific program, including many opportunities for young neurosurgeons through hands-on and educational courses.

Our team at the Miami Neuroscience Center at Larkin gave 3 presentations and had an abstract published.

At the “Head and Injury Critical Care” session of the WFNS meeting, Dr. Andres M. Alvarez-Pinzon presented “Outcomes and Experience with subdural peritoneal Shunts in the Management of subdural hematoma,” coauthored with Drs. Jose Valerio, Sammie Coy, Marcos Sanchez- Gonzalez, and Aizik Wolf.image4

At the “Neuro-oncology” session, Dr. Jose E. Valerio  presented “Gamma Knife radiosurgery and chemotherapy in the primary treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme: A prospective, observational study,” coauthored with Drs. Andres Alvarez-Pinzon, Sammie Coy, Jennifer Escalante, Nitiah Lopez-Lima, Aizik Wolf.

At the “Functional” session, Dr. Jose E. Valerio and Dr. Andres M. Alvarez-Pinzon presented “Percutaneous retrogasserian balloon compression for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia in Multiple Sclerosis,” authored in collaboration with Dr. Aizik Wolf, Dr. Sammie Coy, and Dr. Marcos Sanchez-Gonzalez.

We would like to congratulate our team at the Miami Neuroscience Center at Larkin for their success and efforts.


Dr. Andres Alvarez-Pinzon presents at the FNS Annual Meeting

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Dr. Andres Alvarez-Pinzon has presented at the Neuro-Oncology Session of the 2015 Annual Summer Meeting of the Florida Neurosurgical Society (FNS) that took place on August 14-16 at The Brackers Hotel of Palm Beach, Florida.

Dr. Alvarez-Pinzon’s presentation, “Is Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Effective for the Treatment of Primary CNS Lymphoma in AIDS?: A Retrospective, cohort study” was coauthored with Jose E. Valerio, MD, FAANS, Sammie Coy, PhD, Nitiah Lopez-Lima, ARNP, Jennifer Escalante, MSc, PA-C, Marcos Sanchez-Gonzalez, MD, PhD, and Aizik Wolf, MD.

The Florida Neurosurgical Society was established in 1958 to unite qualified neurosurgeons in the State of Florida into a representative organization to further the aims and ideals of Neurosurgery and of the medical profession.


Dr. José Valerio Presents at the XXIII Mexican Congress of Neurological Surgery

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Dr. Jose Valerio from the Miami Neurosciences Center at Larkin gave 4 presentations at the XXIII Mexican Congress of Neurological Surgery, “For Excellence In Neurological Surgery”, held at the port of Mazatlan last August 2-7, 2015.   575 Mexican and foreign neurosurgeons attended the conference.

Dr. Valerio’s presentations in this important event were:

  • Management of low grade tumors of the insula.
  • Management of malignant gliomas.
  • Neuronavigation in oncological neurosurgery.
  • Resection of tumors in eloquent areas.

Congratulations, Dr. Valerio, on these successful presentations!



Dr. Valerio Presents at teh AANS/CNS Section On Tumors 11th Biennial Satellite Symposium

Tumor Section LogoLast May, 2015, Dr. Jose Valerio, from the Miami Neuroscience Center at Larkin, spoke at the the 11th Biennial Satellite Symposium of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Section on Tumors, which took place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
For 2015, the meeting theme was Technological Developments in Neuro-oncology. Attendees had the opportunity to attend lectures, discussions and symposiums, all centered on cutting-edge technical innovation and management of tumors.
The AANS/CNS Section on Tumors organized a scientific program in which the most recent advances in tumor therapy were presented, including clinical updates, translational studies, and basic science neuro-oncology research.

Valerio i WashingtonA central part of the meeting was the peer-reviewed oral and poster presentations selected from the submitted abstracts. In this section, Jose Valerio, MD, FAANS presented the abstract titled “Efficacy of Gamma Knife radiosurgery in the treatment of primary central nervous system lymphoma in AIDS Patients,” written in collaboration with Aizik Wolf, MD, Sammie Coy, PhD, and Andres Alvarez-Pinzon, MD, MSC.

Gamma Knife Procedure Highlighted in Guatemala Medical Newspaper

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Vida Médica medical newspaper from Guatemala has published an article about the Gamma Knife procedure applied at the Miami Neuroscience Center in its May 2015 issue. The article highlights the vast success of the MNC in its 7,000 procedures since 1993 and the great advantages of this treatment.





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