Education & Meetings
Education and Meetings

CEREBRAL METASTATIC DISEASE*Online

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OVERVIEW
This presentation provides information on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and management options for patients with brain metastases. Only AANS members are eligible for CME.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Identify factors that impact survival in patients with metastatic brain tumors.
Recognize the role of radiotherapy in patients with metastatic brain tumors.
Describe the role of surgery in patients with metastatic brain tumors.
Define the growing role of radiosurgery in patients with metastatic brain tumors.

FACULTY INFORMATION
Jonas Sheehan, MD, FAANS
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania

PLANNING COMMITTEE
Akshal S. Patel, MD
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania

Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FAANS, FACS
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania

Douglas Chyatte, MD, FAANS
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Manketo, Minnesota

Jacques Morcos, MD, FACS, FAANS
Jackson Memorial Medical Center
Miami, Florida

Samantha Luebbering
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Rolling Meadows, Illinois

DISCLOSURE INFORMATION
The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information. In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be relate to the content of their lecture.
The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information. In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be relate to the content of their lecture.
The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for education service elsewhere, or any other relationship to a commercial interest that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.
It is the policy of the AANS that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial entities. Further, should any such relationship be determined to be in possible conflict of interest as it relates to the individual’s proposed role in the CME activity, such conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation.
All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience.

Speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) who have disclosed a relationship with commercial interests whose products may have a relevance to their presentation are listed below.

Planning Committee Disclosure Type of Relationship
Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FAANS, FACS Micromechatronics, Inc. Consultant, Stock Shareholder (Directly Purchased)
Piezo Resonance Innovations Consultant, Stock Shareholder (Directly Purchased)
Cortex, Inc Consultant, Stock Shareholder (Directly Purchased)
Chyna, LLC Consultant
NuHope, LLC Consultant
NeuroPoint Alliance Consultant
National Football League Consultant
Integra Foundation Grants/Research Support

Those who have reported they do not have any relationships with commercial interests:
Jonas Sheehan, MD, FAANS
Akshal S. Patel, MD
Douglas Chyatte, MD, FAANS
Jacques Morcos, MD, FACS, FAANS
Samantha Luebbering


DISCLAIMER
The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the grant provider or the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

Please Note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve

ACCREDITATION/DESIGNATION
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The AANS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AANS designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 0.5  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 09/20/2012 until 09/20/2015.

After completing the activity, AANS members will be able to take a CME test by logging onto MyAANS.org. Upon successful completion of the test, the CME will automatically be reflected in your record and you can print a certificate.

Time to complete this activity varies by learner. For this activity you may earn up to 0.5   AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Media utilized may include online print, audio and video formats. Recommended browser is FireFox 3.5 or IE 8.0 with Flash 10 installed.

PROVIDER CONTACT INFORMATION
Questions pertaining to this online activity may be directed to the Department of Education and Meetings, AANS, 5550 Meadowbrook Drive, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008, or phone: 1.888.566.2267 or email epm@aans.org.

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