Mount Sinai Health System

Second Annual Fluorescence-Guided Surgery Brain Tumor Symposium

Registered neurosurgeons will hear experts from both the US and Europe discuss fluorescence-guided surgery (FGS). They will also have the opportunity to become certified for FGS upon completion of the symposium. The goal is to equip our healthcare providers with the tools they need to provide optimum healthcare to their patients.

Topics that will be covered include the current state of FGS for brain tumors; 5-ALA FGS for high- and low-grade tumors; microscope and handheld FGS of brain tumors; 5-ALA for other CNS tumors and sterotactic biopsies; the use of FGS and intraoperative MRI; use of fluorescein for brain tumor FGS; tozuleristide FGS of pediatric brain tumors; antibody-labeled fluorophores for GBM resection; 5-ALA photodynamic therapy for GBM; and a panel discussion on how surgeons can use FGS in their practice.

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  • Define the use of fluorescence-guided surgery (FGS) for gliomas to practicing neurosurgeons.
  • Discuss the use of FGS for different tumor types.
  • Discuss the use of FGS in combination with other intraoperative visualization technologies.

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:00am to 5:00pm

Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine - 1470 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10029, Bonnie M. Davis, MD and Kenneth L. Davis, MD Auditorium

Event Type

Academic, CME


Faculty, Health Care Professionals


The Mount Sinai Hospital, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Continuing Medical Education (CME)




cancer, symposium, cme, continuing education, neurosurgery, brain, continuing medical education, oncology, brain cancer, oncological sciences, brain tumor, fluorescence-guided surgery, fgs, neurosurgical oncology






Course Director

Constantinos G. Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD
Site Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Union Square
Professor of Neurosurgery & Neurosurgical Oncology
Director, Neurosurgical Oncology
Director, Nanotechnology Brain Tumor Laboratory
Mount Sinai Health System

Guest Faculty

Jeffrey Bruce, MD
Vice-Chairman of Academic Affairs
Deptartment of Neurosurgery
Co-Director, Brain Tumor Center
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gerald Grant, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery 
Division Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Stanford University Medical Center

Shawn Hervey-Jumper, MD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

Steven Kalkanis, MD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
Medical Director, Henry Ford Cancer Institute
Mark L. Rosenblum Endowed Chair in Neurosurgery
Co-Director, Neuroscience Institute
Henry Ford Health System

Amy Lee, MD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Seattle Children’s Hospital
University of Washington School of Medicine

John Y.K. Lee, MD
Associate Professor
Deptartments of Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology
University of Pennsylvania

Nicolas Reyns, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurosurgery
University of Lille Sciences and Technology
Lille, France

David Roberts, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology
Geisel School of Medicine
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Nader Sanai, MD
Najafi Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director, Division of Neurosurgical Oncology
Director, Ivy Brain Tumor Center
Barrow Neurological Institute

Walter Stummer, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Munster
Munster, Germany

Georg Widhalm, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor 
Department of Neurosurgery
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria