What is Hydrocephalus?
(HI'DRO-SEF' A -LUS)
An excess accumulation of fluid in the brain that can only be treated with brain surgery. There is no cure.
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6:30 PM Cocktails
7:30 PM Comedy Show
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Attire: Cocktail Casual
Attendees must be 21 and over.
1735 Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90028
The Novo is located in the center of the entertainment capital of the world: the L.A. LIVE complex.
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GET READY FOR CONAN & FRIENDS
Prepare to be In Stitches
Conan Christopher O'Brien was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, and he started his path in comedy when he served twice as the president of The Harvard Lampoon. Conan went on to become a writer and producer on several television shows, including "Saturday Night Live" and "The Simpsons," until 1993, when NBC tapped him to take over as host of "Late Night." Since then, Conan has hosted two Emmy Awards, the MTV Movie Awards, conducted two separate multi-city live comedy tours in 2010 and 2018, been the subject of a documentary titled "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop," and performed at the White House Correspondents' Dinner for two Presidents. He's won 3 Emmy Awards and six Writer's Guild Awards for comedy writing, the People's Choice Award for "Favorite Television Host," and is currently helming the show "CONAN," now in its 9th season on TBS. His popular CONAN: Without Borders series has visited 9 countries including Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, Qatar, Korea, Italy, Berlin, Armenia and Japan. In 2015, Conan became the longest-working current late-night talk show host in the U.S., celebrating 25 years in 2018.
With special guests:
J. Gordon McComb, MD
Division of Neurosurgery,
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Honoring Dr. J. Gordon McComb,
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
J. Gordon McComb, MD, is a pioneer in the field of hydrocephalus. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Chemical Engineering and then went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Miami in 1965. He did one year of his pediatric residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) before going on active duty with the US Air Force, where he spent two years in a Vietnamese hospital attending to pediatric and adult civilian patients, many of whom were casualties of the war. When he returned, he did his neurosurgical residency at Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. He then traveled to University College of London, London, England for a fellowship in the Department of Physiology, working with Hugh Davson, a noted physiologist, investigating the pathophysiology of hydrocephalus, a research and clinical interest he has maintained throughout his career. Following the fellowship, he returned to CHLA, where he has remained for his career, currently serving as Chief Emeritus of the Division of Neurosurgery and Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Southern California/Keck School of Medicine. He was instrumental in advocating for the creation of the field of pediatric neurosurgery as an officially recognized sub-specialty of neurosurgery in the early 1980s.
Right now, over 1 million Americans are living with hydrocephalus. There is no cure. There is no way to prevent the condition or its development.
The only treatment options patients have to manage hydrocephalus is brain surgery. Our national #NOMOREBS campaign aims to raise awareness and help improve the lives of every person living with hydrocephalus. We hope you will join us in our efforts to fund research into alternative treatments, means of prevention, and, ultimately, a cure. Brain surgery should not be our only treatment option.