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2017 Aitken Memorial Lecture Series

The Aitken Memorial Lecture series was established in 1991 through an endowment from Drs. Ron and Elizabeth Aitken. It is held annualy in the fall by the Departments of Clinical Neurological Sciences and Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine. Traditionally, the invited speaker gives a presentation at both Anesthesia Grand Rounds and CNS Grand Rounds.

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The 2017 guest lecturer for the Aitken Memorial Lecture series is Dr. Kim Burchiel. Dr. Burchiel is past Chairman of the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pain, past-President of the American Board of Pain Medicine, past-President the Society of University Neurosurgeons, and past-President of the Western Neurosurgical Society.  He has been a Director and Vice-Chairman of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, he is Past-Secretary and President of the Society of Neurological Surgeons, and he was a member and former Chairman of the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Neurological Surgery.  He is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from both the Society of University Neurosurgeons, and the American Association of Neurological Surgery. 

Dr. Burchiel is Head of the Division of Functional Neurosurgery at OHSU, and also directs the Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery fellowship program.  His major clinical interests are in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders and other conditions, and the surgical treatment of pain, particularly trigeminal neuralgia.  His research interests include physiology of nociception and neuropathic pains, including trigeminal neuralgia, the neurosurgical treatment of movement disorders, epilepsy surgery, image-guided neurosurgery, and the application of DBS to the problem of obesity.  He has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, five textbooks including Surgical Management of Pain (1st and 2nd editions), Spinal Cord Injury Pain:  Assessment, Mechanisms, Management, and Microelectrode Recording in Movement Disorder Surgery.

Dates:

The 2017 Aitken Memorial Lecture will be given at CNS Grand Rounds.

Dr. Burchiel's lecture will look at “Trigeminal Neuralgia:  Current Concepts and Surgical Management”.
Date: Tuesday November 14th, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
Location: Univeristy Hospital, Auditorium A

Objectives:

This event is an accredited group learning activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The 2017 Aitken Memorial Lecture in Neuroanesthesia will be given at Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine Grand Rounds.

Dr. Burchiel's lecture will look at "A Case for Asleep DBS".
Date: Wednesday November 15th, 2017, 7:15 a.m.
Location: University Hospital, Auditorium B

Objectives:

This event is an accredited group learning activity (Category 1 credit – 1 hour) as defined by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Maintenance Certification Program