Integra Foundation Awards Grant to Support Pediatric Neurosurgery Resident Education

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PLAINSBORO, N.J., Dec. 2, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Integra Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Integra LifeSciences Corporation (Nasdaq:IART), announced today that it has awarded a $12,000 grant to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Joint Section for Pediatric Neurosurgery, in support of the section’s annual meeting, which is taking place at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts, December 1-4, 2009. The grant will assist 25 pediatric neurosurgery residents in attending the event.

“We’re very pleased that our grant makes it possible for residents to attend this important meeting and get exposure to some of the newest research and information in their field,” said Gianna Sabella, Executive Director, Integra Foundation.

This year’s annual meeting will include scientific presentations and posters covering the latest on pediatric neurosurgical topics from North America and around the world, point/counterpoint forums on controversial topics, The Raimondi Lecture – Professor Charles Stiles, PhD discussing the groundbreaking science of tumors and transcription factors, and a half day Neurofibromatosis Symposium, which will feature topics including Genetics/Diagnosis, Radiology, Spine and Neurosurgical Management, and New Therapies for Tumors in NF1.

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