The Walter Grand

Neurosurgical Forum

Spring 2024 Conference

Ponte Vedra, April 25 - April 27, 2024


Key Note Speaker

Dr. Robert Fenstermaker

Chair of Neurosurgery, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Fenstermaker received his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University then completed an internship and residency in neurosurgery at Case Medical Center in Cleveland where he also served as an NIH post-doctoral fellow in biochemistry and pharmacology at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. He later served as an Assistant Professor on the neurosurgical faculty at Case Western Reserve. His neurosurgical mentors include Robert Ratcheson, Warren Selman, Robert Spetzler, Tim Mapstone, Robert White and Harold Rekate. Dr. Fenstermaker is currently a Professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. In addition, he is a co-founder and the Chief Medical Officer of MimiVax, LLC, a biotechnology company in Buffalo, New York devoted to cancer immunotherapy. Dr. Fenstermaker’s research career has focused on tumor immunology and immunotherapy for malignant gliomas.

2023 Sponsors

The Walter Grand Neurosurgery Forum would like to especially recognized our sponsors and thank them for their the support which helps make our conference possible each year. 

Your Support is So Very Much Appreciated!

The Dr. Walter Grand Neurosurgical Forum is grateful for all the generous contribution from our many donors, without whom, this annual conference would not be possible. 

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The Dr. Walter Grand Neurosurgical Forum, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Donations are deductible under IRS Section 170.


The Walter Grand Neurosurgery Forum is greatful to AHN for offering CME credit to this years attendees.

Accreditation and Designation Information:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint providership of Allegheny General Hospital and the Dr. Walter Grand Neurosurgical Forum. Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Allegheny General Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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The Dr. Grand Neurosurgical Forum is an informal meeting where Neurosurgeons are invited to discuss topics of their choice in a collegial atmosphere. The forum also focuses on gathering friends and family in Ponte Vedra during the spring of each year. So each morning, there are meetings that boast an asymmetric view of neurosurgery with a focus on topics not generally covered in the national meetings. Afternoons are open to spend with family and friends. Then there are social gatherings in the evenings during which the discussions can continue.