Education & Meetings
Education and Meetings

Sub-Specialty Online Courses




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General

WHAT EVERY NEUROSURGICAL RESIDENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THEIR FIRST JOB
Jonathan A Grossberg, MD
Faiz U Ahmad, MD
Fresh neurosurgical graduates and fellows are usually very well trained on how to take excellent care of the patients, but often are not well versed with the job hunting aspects- finding the right job, negotiating the contract and starting a new practice. This webinar addresses these topics, as well as tips and pearls about the interview process and how to start off the practice on the right foot. It is aimed at graduates going in to all neurosurgical subspecialties. Only AANS members are eligible for CME. The AANS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

HOSPITAL EMPLOYMENT FOR NEUROSURGEONS
James R. Bean, MD, FAANS
Patricia S. Hofstra, JD
Troy M. Tippett, MD, FAANS, FACS
Alex B. Valadka, MD, FAANS, FACS
Andrea Winslow, BS
Working as a neurosurgeon for a hospital – is it in your best interest, and how does it work? This seminar will discuss this employment model within the context of today’s health-care climate. Topics include what neurosurgeons can expect when directly employed by a hospital, as well as a discussion about contracts. Only AANS members are eligible for CME. The AANS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

This educational activity has been developed in collaboration with the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF).

SOCIOECONOMIC SESSION: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT ENHANCEMENTS
  • Point/Counterpoint Session





  • Spine

    SPINE DEFORMITY MANAGEMENT
    Khoi Than, MD
    Adult spinal deformity is an increasingly recognized cause of back pain. A thorough understanding of the types of spinal deformity and the measurements needed to understand the amount of correction that should be accomplished is essential for today’s neurosurgeon. This course will address the types of spinal deformity, the spino-pelvic parameters that should be calculated for every deformity patient, the osteotomies that can be performed to achieve deformity correction, and the evaluation of deformity patients. Only AANS members are eligible for CME. The AANS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

    COMBINING RADIOSURGERY WITH OPEN SURGERY IN THE SETTING OF SPINAL CORD COMPRESSION
    Jason Weaver, MD, FAANS
    This course will discuss the role of conventional radiation, radiosurgery, and surgery in the treatment of metastatic spinal column tumors.



    Trauma

    CERVICAL SPINE CLEARANCE IN THE OBTUNDED PATIENT
    Jonathon Cooke, MD
    Joshua Medow, MD, MS, FAANS
    Christopher Zacko, MD, FAANS
    This course will present updated clinical guidelines and literature applicable to the obtunded c-spine patient. Faculty will discuss imaging techniques, diagnostic algorithms, and financial liability issues. Only AANS members are eligible for CME. The AANS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. (1.0 Trauma subspecialty credits).

    PENETRATING BRAIN & SPINE INJURY
    Jonathon Cooke, MD
    Joshua Medow, MD, MS, FAANS
    Christopher Zacko, MD, FAANS
    This course will review penetrating brain injury classification and terminology. Faculty will discuss clinical research as well as medical and surgical treatment options. Only AANS members are eligible for CME. The AANS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. (0.75 Trauma subspecialty credits).

    ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME: CASE STUDY
    Joshua Medow, MD, MS, FAANS
    Christopher Zacko, MD
    This course will describe the pathophysiology and imaging techniques used to identify ARDS. Faculty will review a case study outlining patient clinical history and progression. The CME term for this activity is expired.



    COAGULOPATHY REVERSAL APPROACHES & DVT PROTOCOLS FOR TRAUMA PATIENTS
    Joshua Medow, MD, MS, FAANS
    Christopher Zacko, MD
    An online course that will address anticoagulation approaches and recent updates to DVT prevention guidelines. Faculty will discuss coagulopathy reversal cases and a pharmacologic prophylaxis quality improvement initiative. CME term has expired for this activity.

    HYPERTONIC SODIUM SOLUTIONS: PERTINENCE TO HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
    Joshua Medow, MD, MS, FAANS
    Christopher Zacko, MD
    This course will describe the physiology and clinical applications of hypertonic sodium solutions. Faculty will discuss clinical studies as well as the advantages and disadvantages of hypertonic sodium solutions. CME term for this activity is expired.



    PROVIDING VALUE IN NEUROCRITICAL CARE
    Joshua Medow, MD, MS, FAANS
    Christopher Zacko, MD
    This course will provide an overview of multiple quality improvement initiatives and the impact on neurocritical care. It will focus on medical aspects of neurocritical care. CME has expired for this activity.



    Tumor

    THE GENETICS & MOLECULAR COMPONENTS OF GLIOMA GROWTH
    Shawn Hervey-Jumper, MD
    The management of both low and high-grade gliomas is increasingly made based on more than histopathology. A more complete understanding of tumor genetics and molecular biology permits one to offer individualized treatments and determine prognosis in greater detail. This course will address the histological classification of gliomas as well as the significance of common molecular and genetic mutations. Only AANS members are eligible for CME. The AANS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

    USE OF PROPHYLACTIC ANTI-EPILEPTIC DRUGS
    Aditya S. Pandey, MD, FAANS
    Seizures can be an important presenting symptom of many neurological diseases and have the potential to worsen clinical outcome. While the use of anti-epileptic medication leads to prevention of future seizures, the negative impact on neuro-cognition are well documented. This course evaluates the necessity of anti-epileptic drug (AED) use for seizure prophylaxis in patients presenting with neurosurgical diseases. Current guidelines pertaining to seizure prophylaxis are also reviewed. Only AANS members are eligible for CME. The AANS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

    AANS OPERATIVE GRAND ROUNDS: SURGERY FOR ANTERIOR SKULL BASE MENINGIOMA: PEARLS & PITFALLS
    Faculty: Aaron Cohen-Gadol, MD, MSc
    Discussants: William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD and Jon H. Robertson, MD
    This activity will review surgical nuances necessary for surgical management of anterior skull base meningiomas. Patient positioning, craniotomy, tumor exposure, and safe tumor removal will be shown in detail. Special attention will be paid to discuss methods to improve patient outcomes and minimize complications. The CME term for this activity has expired.



    CEREBRAL METASTATIC DISEASE
    Jonas Sheehan, MD, FAANS
    This presentation provides information on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and management options for patients with brain metastases. The CME term has expired..



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