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Neurotrauma AIIMS 2018 Conference Schedule

Scientific Programme ANTC 2018

26th October 2018, Friday (Day 1)

0800-0900 Registration/Exhibition opens
CME Symposium 1


Decompressive craniectomy in Adults –   Consensus statements and tailored                                                               approaches
Chairpersons    :    Paul Manson, AK Mahapatra, Mathew Joseph
0900-0905 Welcome address : ANTC 2018 SS Kale, Org Chairman
0905-0910 Introduction to Global Neuro Paul Manson, USA

Chairman Global Neuro

0910-0930 Decompressive Craniectomy: Surgical indications in developed versus developing countries Randall Chesnut, USA
0930-0950 Decompressive Craniectomy – Impact and Outcomes Jamie Cooper, Australia
0950-1010 Consensus driven algorithms for  TBI management Randall Chesnut, USA
1010-1025 Craniofacial trauma in severe TBI [Upper face –skull fractures, and scalp replacement] : Tips and pearls Paul Manson, USA
1025-1040 Effect of atmospheric pressure on brain following decompressive craniectomy     especially in mountaineers and divers AK Purohit, Hyderabad
1040-1045                                                 Discussion
CME Symposium 2


                     Decompressive craniectomy in Children


       Chairpersons : Monica S Vavilala, AK Mahapatra, AK Srivastava, Rakesh Lodha
1045-1100 Decompressive Craniectomy in children less than 1year – Brazilian experience Artur da Cunha, Brazil
1100-1120: Key note lecture Implementation and outcomes of the PEGASUS program in severe pediatric traumatic brain injuries Monica S Vavilala, USA
1120-1135 ADAPT & Indian guidelines for children with severe traumatic brain injuries Deepak Gupta, Delhi
1135-1150 Mild-moderate TBI and outcomes Monica Vavilala, USA
1150-1205 Case based discussion : Child with raised ICP ( With structural lesion/ Without structural lesion) Presenter : Rajeev Sharma, Delhi

Clinical discussion : Monica S Vavilala,USA


CME Symposium 3         

Hypothermia in TBI : Current status and Results of Prophylactic

Hypothermia in Severe Head injuries


Chairpersons : Arvind Chaturvedi, Iype Cherian, Ajay Chaudhary

1205-1220 Eurotherm3235 and AIIMS experience with hypothermia in TBI Deepak Gupta, Delhi
1220-1240 : Key note lecture Polar RCT hypothermia trial final results Jamie Cooper, Australia

Principal investigator, POLAR RCT.

1240-1305 : Clash of Titans I


“Yes we work together but we differ in opinion!”

To do or not to do ICP monitoring in India


For ICP monitoring

Against ICP monitoring

Moderator : Mathew Joseph, Vellore



Monica S Vavilala,USA

Randall Chesnut,USA


1305-1330  : Clash of Titans II




“Yes we worked together but we differ in opinion!”

Cisternostomy in severe TBI with Acute Subdural hematomas


Make Cisternostomy routine practice :


Abandon Cisternostomy  please and continue with simple DC alone

Moderator : HS Bhatoe [Noida]




Iype Cherian[Nepal]



Mathew Joseph[Vellore]

1330-1400   Lunch


1400-1430             Inauguration ceremony  of 5th ANTC 2018

Chief Guest : Prof PN Tandon

Guest of honours : Director, AIIMS and Prof AKBanerji

Book release : Missile Injuries

1430-1500 Panel discussion on Decompressive craniectomy : Timing and Indications : Moderator : Mathew Joseph


Panelists : Randall Chesnut, Jamie Cooper,

Daljit Singh,VSundar


Oration Sir Graham Teasdale Oration Chairpersons: AKBanerji, Kameshwar

Prasad, Rajesh Malhotra, SS Kale

1500-1600 Message from Sir Graham Teasdale on 30 years of Glasgow coma scale




Oration topic:

“Unsolved problems of brain trauma”



Graham Teasdale, UK

(Via Skype)




Introduction to GrahamTesdale : Deepak


Introduction to Orator : Ashish Suri


Sir Graham Teasdale Oration

By  Prof PN Tandon



1600-1610 ICP monitoring after DC


Corrado Iaccarino, Italy
1610-1630 Decompressive Craniectomy for Refractory  post traumatic intracranial hypertension – Interpretation and implications for the International Rescue-ICP Randomised trial Peter Hutchison, UK[Skype]



Venue : First Floor JPNATC Foyer

Nukkad natak/Street Play : Head injury Prevention and awareness Sukhmanch Theatre

[Director : Shilpi Marwah)

CME Session 4 Decompressive Craniectomy in Non-traumatic scenarios and

Antimicrobial resistance issues in head injured

Chairpersons :Padma Srivastava, Purva Mathur, Vinay Goyal

1700-1715 Antimicrobial resistance

(AMR)and its implications in antibiotic policy in severe head injury undergoing DC

Purva Mathur, Delhi
1715-1730 Evidence Based  practice and guidelines for surgery in Stroke Padma Srivastava, Delhi
1730-1745 Clinical decision support and Data science in TBI Monica Vavilala, USA
1745-1800 DC in Cortical venous thrombosis S Dwarkanath, Bengaluru
1800-1815 Pros and Cons of DC in Ischemic stroke Maneet Gill, Delhi
1815-1830 :  Believe it or not Decompressive Laparotomy to treat refractory intracranial hypertension and multiple compartment syndrome Mathew Joseph, Vellore




1830-1845 Decompressive craniectomy in TBI: How big it should be to affect the outcome” Sandeep Mohindra, Chandigarh
1845-1900 Elderly TBI and coagulopathies in TBI : Management and updates Amol Raheja, Delhi
1900-1930 : Key note


ICRAN 2018 [International conference on Recent updates Neurotraumatology,Italy] & C3 Consensus guidelines on Cranioplasty after   Decompressive Craniectomy Corrado Iaccarino, Italy



DC in decerebrate posturing with structural lesion:Case discussions

Q/A : Wrap up for day


Presenter: Shweta Kedia,Delhi

Discussant : Randall Chesnut,USA



2000 – Onwards Grand Gala Dinner : Faculty Club Lawns, AIIMS Campus


27th October 2018, Saturday (Day 2)



0800-0900                        Award Paper Session (I) Neurosurgery

Chairpersons : AK Mahapatra, Mathew Joseph, Eric Schneider

Timing Topic Presenter
0800-0810 Expansion cranioplasty an alternative to decompression craniectomy in traumatic brain injury


Laxmikant Bhople


0810-0820 Outcome of surgery in acute traumatic brain injury in elderly patients




0820-0830 Outcome of TBI in octogenarian population


Sharat Garg


0830-0840 Evolution of post traumatic acute thin SDH into sub acute or chronic SDH- analysis of symptomatology, risk factor and outcomes


Agnetia Vinoth A


0840-0850 Long term outcome of cranioplasties in children


Vikrant Sharma
0850-0900 Very severe TBI (GCS 3-5) : Too much nihilism or optimism?


Raghu Samala
CMESession5: Special session of Magic M’s Monitoring the injured brain and heart before and after DC

Chairpersons : Manmohan Singh, MK Tewari, Monica S Vavilala

0900-0915: Magic M’s Neuroimaging in TBI- Pearls and Pitfalls Maria D Souza,Delhi
0915-0930 : Magic M’s TBI and cardiac dysfunction Monica S Vavilala,USA
0930-0945 : Magic M’s Multimodality monitoring in DC for TBI and Stroke Masoom Desai, USA
0945-1000 : Magic M’s Who and How one should monitor TBI cases Mathew Joseph,Vellore
1000-1015 : Magic M’s Post decompressive craniectomy  subdural hygroma/hydrocephalus: EVD/VP shunt/Early cranioplasty MK Tiwari, Chandigarh
1015-1030 Investigating the neurological effects of training associated blast exposure : Preliminary results Eric Schneider, USA
1030-1045 Cerebral microdialysis in TBI

: Research tool or Expensive

Tool for India and future vision

Deepak Gupta, Delhi
1045-1100 Measurement and data in head trauma research : Challenges in getting it right


Eric Schneider, USA
1100-1130 : Key note lecture Post apocalyptic TBI management: Targeted therapy based on multimodality monitoring Randall Chesnut, USA
1130-1145 Snacks, Poster and Exhibits


Moderators : Brig HS Bhatoe, Air Cmde MS Sridhar,SS Kale,

1145-1330 hrs Evacuation & Prehospital care


Ballistics and pathologic correlation


Neuroimaging in Craniospinal missile injuries


Anesthesia aspects & perioperative care of patients with cranial missile injuries


Operative management in missile injuries of the brain


Missile injuries to the spine & spinal cord


Retained intracranial shrapnel fragments: what to do?


Management of Missile injuries of the brachial plexus and peripheral nerves


Rehabilitation after craniospinal injuries in the Armed Forces


Gp Capt KK Yadav, Bangalore


Brig Maneet Gill, New Delhi




Col TJ Rappai, New Delhi



Maj Gen NS Lamba, New Delhi




Maj Gen Prakash Singh, New Delhi



Col SK Sengupta, Kolkata



Brig HS Bhatoe, Noida




Brig PS Bhandari, Nainital


Col Subir Dey, Lucknow

1330-1400                                                    Lunch
CME Session 7 : Decompressive Craniectomy in India : Regional Variations and implications

Chairpersons : Sarat P Chandra, RC Mishra,GD Satyarthee, Sachin Borkar

1400-1415 Teaching then and now: What has changed? Aditya Gupta, Delhi
1415-1430 Early Decompressive Craniectomy for TBI and long term follow up : Chennai experience V Sundar, President NTSI, Chennai
1430-1500 : Key note lecture Indian contribution to Neurotrauma and Neurotrauma development in India Ashok Kumar Mahapatra, Odisha
1500-1515 Single centre experience on Decompressive Craniectomy in TBI ( Agra) RC Mishra, Agra
1515-1530 Prehospital risk factors of poor discharge outcome: results of the Andhra Pradesh, India TBI project Monica S Vavilala, USA
1530-1545 Learning from 9398 traumatic brain injuries in India Nobhojit Roy, Bihar
1545-1600 Gunshot injuries of brain SN Madhariya, Raipur
1600-1615                                             Tea break
CME Session 8 International practices on Decompressive Craniectomy and ICP monitoring

Chairpersons : Suresh Sankhla, Corrado Iaccarino, Sashwat Mishra,

Hitesh Kumar

1615-1630 Retrospective multicenter study on a regional cohort of 526 decompressed patients in Italy


 Corrado Iaccarino, Italy





1630-1645pm Controversies in the management of chronic subdural hematoma Suresh Sankhla, Mumbai
1645-1700pm Ethical consideration of DC in a catholic and high-income country like Italy Corrado Iaccarino, Italy
1700-1715 pm Preoperative and postoperative       nursing care of patient              undergoing Decompressive    Craniectomy Karen Mc Quillan, Univ. of Maryland, USA
1715-1730 Pros and Cons of DC in

Haemorrhagic Stroke

Rahul Gupta, Delhi
1730- 1745: Talk from

Masters on Penetrating head


Penetrating brain injuries-

management guidelines and

case studies

Domenic Esposito, USA


CME 9 Special Symposium              : 1800 hrs onwards Innovations in  Neurosurgery

Chairpersons : Rajinder Kumar, RL Senger, Raj Kamal

Decoding the spine : Michael

Jackson’s Magical Mechanics

Nishant S Yagnick

Manjul Tripathy, Chandigarh

TBD Mazhar Hussain, Lucknow
Digital painting and medical

illustration technique made easy on I pad

RL Senger, Gwalior
Into thin air : A trekker’s

journey onto high altitudes!

Ajay Agarwal, Kolkata
Pocket size Mobile ventilators

: Costs and Efficacy

Deepak Agrawal, Delhi
Customised models for

preoperative planning and

anatomy : indigenous ways

Deepak Jha, Jodhpur
Cost effective usage of ICP

catheters in resource

constrained set ups

Ajay Bisht, Delhi
Making of Jeeva Jagriti for road traffic accident awareness Balaji Pai, Bengaluru






(Video Conf)


Preclinical models of Decompressive Craniectomy : Lessons from experimental TBI and other disease models

J Marc Simard, Univ Maryland, Baltimore, USA


Impaired cerebral energy metabolism following TBI Contributes to

Poor outcomes and Limtis Effectiveness of Decompressive Craniectomy

Gary M Fiskum, Univ of Maryland, Baltimore, USA




Case Discusssion

Q/A and Wrap up for day

Presenter : Attendees

Discussant : Jamie Cooper, Mathew Joseph

 Free Evening

28th October, Sunday: Miscellaneous Invited talks on Neurotrauma Updates

Session Distribution


Chairpersons: Ajay Agarwal,

BK Ojha, Artur da Cunha

0800-0900 Award Paper Session (II) :Allied Science
Topic Presenter
0800-0810 Role of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in assessment of mild traumatic brain injury


Chandratej Kadam
0810-0820 Profile of CD14+ Monocytic cytokines in polytrauma patients


Nidhi Bhardwaj
0820-0830 Role of regulatory T helper cells in outcome of polytrauma patients with head injury Surbhi Khurana
0830-0840 Prevelance of definite airway in patients with severe traumatic brain injury received at four urban public university hospitals in India:a cohort study


Kapil Dev Soni
0840-0850 Correlation of microalbuminuria with traumatic brain injury and its outcome- A longitudinal study at level 1 trauma centre Kangana Sengar
0850-0900 Study of platelet function in thrombocytopenic TBI patients, correlation with outcome and comparison with thrombocytopenic trauma patients without TBI Tapasyapreeti
CME Symposium


CME Symposium on Cranioplasty Rakesh Gupta,

Deepak Agarwal,

Deepak Jha

0900-0912 Early cranioplasty after DC Rakesh Gupta, Indore
0912-0924 Challenges after DC and advantantages of Cranioplasty AK Srivastava, Delhi


0924-0936 Different ways of Cranioplasty in Children Artur da Cunha, Brazil
0936-0948 Cranioplasty in Children : Why we fail often? Ashis Pathak, Chandigarh
0948-1000 Basics of 3D Printing technology and its applications Komal Prasad, Bengaluru
1000-1012 Dilemmas of Cranioplasty Ritesh Bhoot, Odisha
1012-1024 Complications of Cranioplasty Rajeev Sharma, New Delhi
1024-1030 Understanding pathology of Sinking flap syndrome and its implications Ashis Pathak, Chandigarh
1030-1042 Discussion
CME Symposium


 TBI related Prehospital , Socioeconomic issues  and Brain Death


  Chairpersons : Sanjeev Bhoi,Amit Gupta, Subodh Garg
1042-1057 Religious, Socioeconomic ethical issues of DC Ashis Pathak, Chandigarh
1057-1112 Prevention of Road traffic accidents in India: are

we doing enough?

Deepak Jha, Jodhpur
1112-1127 Gifting life after death Deepak Gupta, Delhi
1127-1142 Stem Cells in TBI Deepak Agarwal, Delhi
Debate 3 :


Chairpersons : Mathew Joseph, Iype Cherian Moderator : Vivek Tandon
Clash of

Titans :

Craniotomy or

Burr hole for EDH evacuations

For Burr hole evacuation for EDH of any size


Against : Burr hole for EDH

MS Chauhan, Indore



Ashis Pathak, Chandigarh


CME Symposium


Multidisciplinary care in TBI Chairpersons :

Kamran Farooque

Arul Selvi, Sanjeev Bhoi

1212-1224 Femur shaft fracture fixation in severe head-injured patients: when is the right time? “


Kapil Dev Soni, Delhi
1224-1236 RCTs in TBI : Recent updates Manoj Phalak, Delhi
1236-1248 Decompressive craniectomy only?

or add Cisternostomy? A comparative study

Amitabh Chanda,


1248-1300 Complication avoidance in DC Raj Kamal, Amritsar
1300-1312 PSH and Autonomic crises in TBI Vinay Goyal,Delhi
1312-1324 Blood transfusion in TBI patients in Neurotrauma ICU

: Yes or No : Guidelines and practice

Ashish Bindra, Delhi
1324-1336 Platelet Transfusions and its responses in neurotrauma patients ArulSelvi, Delhi
1336-1348 Management of post-concussion syndrome Ashima Nehra
1348-1430 hrs Lunch and Poster Awards
Poster Presenter
Very severe traumatic brain injury (GCS-3): Is there a Hope? Raghu Samala
Innovation in medicine Purusharth Kumar Sharma
Histopathological report of abnormal dural calcification in a trauma patient:

Diagnostic of Moriquio syndrome. An incidental finding

Saloni Gupta
The aftermath of severe head trauma: Case report of a complex cranio-orbital


CME symposium Spine Trauma Chairpersons:

Rajinder Kumar, Tarun Gupta,

Vivek Tandon






Spinal Trauma Symposium

Steroids in Spinal Injuries  : Current evidence and practice

Fusion or no fusion in dorsolumbar trauma

Minimally invasive Corpectomy in dorsolumbar trauma

Odontoid screw fixations : Simple but not so simple ones


SS Kale

Bipin Walia

Sudhir Dubey

Deepak Gupta

1530-1600hrs Cranioplasty in poor grade GOS patients

Missed pathologies in TBI

DC in GCS 3-4 : Yes or no ?

Recent surgical guidelines for Decompressive Craniectomy (DC) in Stroke

Vivek Tandon

Ravi Sharma

Raghu Samala

Gaurav Varshney

1600 hrs onwards Valedictory and Closing

Cadaveric Workshop on MISS and Surgery for Cerebral Palsy/Spasticity


28th October 2018 (Sunday)


0830 – 0845 Course introduction faculty and participant introduction
0845 – 0900 Pre test
Lectures (20 min each)
0900 – 0920 Prof. Sheffali Gulati Burden of cerebral palsy in India and various presentations
0920 – 0940 Dr. AK Purohit Surgical options for cerebral palsy and decision making.
0940 – 1000 Dr. Satish Chandra Gore Pain generators in spine –  assessment
1000 – 1030 Dr. Satish Chandra Gore Indications and technical considerations in transforming lumbar endoscopic dissectory
1030 – 1050 Prof Deepak Gupta,

Dr Rajeev Sharma

Percutaneous fixations
1050 – 1100 Tea Break
Demonstrations (60 min each)
1100 – 1200 Dr. Satish Chandra Gore Access to foramen and managing disc herniation and canal stenosis by MISS techniques – TLED
1200 – 1300 Prof SS Kale/ Rajinder

Kumar/ Deepak Gupta

Percutaneous fixations
1300 – 1400 Dr AK Purohit Surgical techniques in cerebral palsy

Nursing Session


28th October 2018 (Sunday)



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