Friday, February 20, 2015
Dr. H. Edward Garrett, Sr. Auditorium
11:30 a.m. Registration and Lunch  
12:30 p.m. Welcome and Course Overview Dr. Karl Sillay
1:00 p.m. Imaging Considerations for Real Time MRI Guided Procedures Dr. Asim Choudhri
1:30 p.m. State of the Art and Limitations of Indirect Targeting

  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Ablation
Dr. Joseph Niemat
2:00 p.m. MRI-Guided Trajectories, Targeting and Systems

  • MRI Safety
  • The Principles Behind Stereotactic Localization
  • Stereotaxis in MRI-Guided, Frame-Based Approaches
  • Stereotaxis in MRI-Guided Skull-Mounted Frames and Mini-Frames
Dr. Andreas Melzer
2:30 p.m. Considerations in Direct Drug Delivery: Background, Devices and Procedures

  • Pre-Procedure Planning
  • Procedural Monitoring
  • Complication Avoidance
Dr. Raghu Raghavan
Dr. Manish Aghi
3:00 p.m. Considerations in MRI-Guided DBS: Background, Devices and Procedures Dr. Karl Sillay
Dr. Mark Richardson
3:30 p.m. Break  
4:00 p.m. Pre-Surgical Mapping and Functional Localization for Ablative Surgery Dr. Shalini Narayana
4:30 p.m. Considerations in MRI-Guided LASER Ablation: Background, Devices and Procedures Dr. Daniel Curry
5:00 p.m. MRI-Guided Surgical Interventions for Epilepsy: Indications and Outcomes Dr. Robert Gross
5:30 p.m. Innovation and Impact: Perspectives on the Future Dr. Robert Wharen
6:00 p.m. Adjourn  
7:00 p.m. Meet Shuttle outside of Hotel  
7:15 p.m. Dinner  
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Baptist Memphis Education Center – Seminar Rooms
7:00 a.m. Breakfast at Hampton Inn  
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Hands-On Session Overview  
9:00 a.m. Hands-On Session: Groups I and II

Attendees will be divided into two groups and then rotate.

12:00 p.m. Case Presentations
Lunch Provided
1:30 p.m. Lecture/Discussion: MRI-Guided Direct Drug Delivery for Brain Tumor (TOCA 511) Dr. Manish Aghi
2:00 p.m. Meeting Conclusion and Wrap-Up