SONS/AAP Webinar April 8th 6:30pm – 8:20pm

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) / Section on Neurological Surgery (SONS)
Discussion: We’re in this Together!
Wednesday April 8, 6:30-8:00pm ET

Description: During this SONS webinar, a diverse group of domestic and international presenters will
provide a COVID-19 update; discuss strategies specific to pediatric neurosurgery at their healthcare
facilities; and share lessons learned during this extraordinary time. COVID-19 has become the impetus for
change, in how we delivery healthcare, in how we educate house staff, and in how we communicate with
patients and colleagues. We hope to help pediatric neurosurgeons navigate, lead, and care for their
patients during these uncertain hours, days, weeks, and possibly even months, by providing practical
guidance, support and networking opportunities, and innovative ideas. In moments of crisis, what we do,
what we say, and how we carry ourselves will be remembered, and define us as a specialty.

Opening/Introductions
6:30 – 6:35pm
Andrew Jea, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP
Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Surgical Director of Quality and Patient Safety
Riley Hospital for Children
Chairman, AAP Section on Neurological Surgery

Virology 101: What a Pediatric Neurosurgeon Should Know about COVID-19
6:35 – 6:45pm
Elaine Cox, MD, FAAP
Chief Medical Officer
Riley Hospital for Children
Infectious Disease specialist

Response from Organized Neurosurgery
6:45 – 6:50pm
Shelly Timmons, MD
Former AANS President
Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery
Indiana University School of Medicine

The Washington State Experience
6:50 – 7:00pm
Jason Hauptman, MD, PhD, FAANS, FAAP
Pediatric neurosurgeon
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Founder, Physician/APP Facebook COVID support group

The New Jersey Experience
7:00 – 7:10pm
Cathy Mazzola, MD
Pediatric neurosurgeon
New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute

The Chicago Experience
7:10 – 7:20pm
Sandi Lam, MD, FAAP
Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Lurie Children’s Hospital
Member, SONS/AAP Executive Committee

The Canadian Experience
7:20 – 7:30pm
James Rutka, MD
Pediatric neurosurgeon
Hospital for Sick Children
Surgeon-In-Chief
University of Toronto
JNS Editor-in-Chief

The Italian Experience
7:40 – 7:50pm
Ernesto Coscarella, MD
Pediatric neurosurgeon

What the Stimulus Package Means to Pediatric Neurosurgery Practices?
7:50 – 8:00pm
Katie Orrico, Esq
AANS Washington Committee
Panel
Discussion

Q&A
8:00 – 8:20pm