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The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) hosted a groundbreaking Innovation and Technology Symposium at its recent Annual Meeting in San Francisco. In a first-of-its-kind gathering, neurosurgeons, lead engineers, inventors, researchers, CEOs and venture capitalists gathered to discuss breakthrough technologies and devices in cerebrovascular/endovascular, spine and brain tumor procedures.
Key thought leaders presented dramatic new research and ideas in device technology, imaging, biomaterials, molecular diagnostics and regenerative medicine that are fueling the rapid advancement of neurosurgery. Devices and technologies discussed included:
"Such candid, open dialogue about these dramatic new developments in our field was truly a unique experience," said CNS Co-Course Director Steven N. Kalkanis, MD. "The innovation we saw at this session has the power to change lives by making neurosurgery safer and more effective than ever before."
Co-Course Director Brian L. Hoh, MD, added, "It was inspiring to see the collaboration between the business and medical communities, which will help bring these technologies to market more quickly, and will ultimately improve patient outcomes. This was a powerful and very encouraging glimpse into the future of neurosurgery."
The Innovation and Technology Symposium was presented in part through a generous partnership with Medtronic. Presenting companies also included Sequent Medical, Inc., Codman Neuro/DePuy Synthes, Elana bv, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., Exosome Diagnostics, Inc., Visualase, Inc., Monteris Medical, Inc., as well as numerous academics from leading neurosurgery programs around the United States.
Ali R. Rezai, MD, immediate Past President of the CNS, added, "This symposium was unlike anything we have ever seen at the CNS Annual Meeting. We were pleased and proud to host such a world-class, interactive dialogue among the foremost thought leaders in neurosurgery today. This type of exchange is an essential step towards changing the way medical care is delivered in the United States and, ultimately, throughout the world."
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