November 26, 2013

Neurosurgeon L. Nelson Hopkins to speak at Vanderbilt Surgery and Engineering Symposium and Poster Session, Dec. 11

Neurosurgery innovator and pioneer, L. Nelson Hopkins, M.D., will present “Innovations in Vascular Care,” at the Second Annual Vanderbilt Surgery and Engineering Symposium and Poster Session on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 4-7 p.m. in 208 Light Hall.

The event is hosted by the Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering (ViSE) and the Department of Surgery Research Collaborative as a means to create synergy and facilitate the exchange of ideas between physicians, engineers and computer scientists to improve patient care.

The poster session and reception will follow in the north atrium of Light Hall. Poster abstract submissions will be will be accepted until Dec. 1. Registration to attend the event and submit abstracts is open at

Hopkins is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology at State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a pioneer in the catheter-based treatment of Neurovascular disease and stroke. He spearheaded the creation of the Toshiba Stroke & Vascular Research Center by bringing together physicists, chemists, aerospace engineers, neurosurgeons, cardiologists and radiologists to study the neurovascular circulation and develop innovative technologies and approaches for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of neurovascular diseases.

Hopkins conceived a new way to organize the multidisciplinary treatment of vascular disease and brought experts from around the world together to design the futuristic Gates Vascular Institute building and then recruited the necessary partners to bring the Jacobs Institute and Gates Vascular Institute to life. He serves as chair of the board and president of the GVI and CEO of the Jacobs Institute and its Center for Innovation in Medicine (CIM).

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