Jannetta Symposium

Peter J. Jannetta Symposium

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Department of Neurological Surgery will host the inaugural Peter J. Jannetta Symposium, highlighting the history and future of innovations in the field of neurological surgery.

Dr. Peter Jannetta, long-time former chairman of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery, was a giant in the field of neurosurgery. He was internationally acclaimed for his development of microvascular decompression (MVD), an innovative procedure that moved blood vessels away from the trigeminal nerve, alleviating chronic pain and spasms in facial muscles. The procedure became commonly known as the ‘Jannetta Procedure’ and brought relief to thousands.

Dr. Jannetta passed away this past year. The Peter J. Jannetta Symposium will celebrate the memory of Dr. Jannetta by taking a look at today's innovations in the field and examining where these innovations will take us.

The presenting sponsor for the event is The Jannetta Society of The Jannetta Neuroscience Foundation.

CME Credit will be available.


Hotel Monaco
620 William Penn Place 
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 471-1170

Areas of Discussion

Skull Base Surgery
Microvascular Decompression
Vascular Surgery
Endovascular Surgery
Spine/Functional Surgery
Radiosurgery/Brain Tumors

Tentative Schedule

7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
Robert Friedlander, MD, MA

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Skull Base and Endoscopic Endonasal Neurosurgery
Laligam Sekhar, MD; Chandra Sen, MD; Paul Gardner, MDJuan C. Fernandez-Miranda, MD; Hae-Dong Jho, MD, PhD

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Microvascular Decompression
Rudolf Fahlbusch, MD; Raymond Sekula, MD; Stephen Haines, MD (Evidence Based MVD)

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Elad Levy, MD; Gregory Thompson, MD; Robert Friedlander, MD, MA; Anil Nanda, MD; Howard Yonas, MD

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch and Discussion of Impact of Neurosurgeons Outside of Operating Room
A. Leland Albright, MD; Alan Scarrow, MD, JD; Paul Nelson, MD; Joseph Maroon, MD

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Dan Resnick, MD; David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhDAdam Kanter, MD; R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhDElizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Radiosurgery/Brain Tumors
L. Dade Lunsford, MD; Bruce Pollock, MD; Ian Pollack, MDNduka Amankulor, MDJohnathan Engh, MD

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Robert Friedlander, MD, MA

5:00 p.m.
Symposium Adjournment
Cocktail Reception & Dinner

Host Hotel & Nearby Accommodations

Hotel Monaco
(Host Hotel)
620 William Penn Place 
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 471-1170

Omni William Penn
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 281-7100

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites
One Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
(412) 281-5800

Westin Convention Center
1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 281-3700

Registration/More Information

Diann Bruni
email: brunidm@upmc.edu