Education and Meetings

MOC Preparation and Neurosurgical Update:
Interactive Case-Based Review

Thank you to Course Director Thomas J. Leipzig, MD, FAANS, the many esteemed course faculty members, course participants and staff for making AANS' 2014 MOC Preparation and Neurosurgical Update, February 21-23, 2014 in Las Vegas, the most highly-attended in the course's history.

Please check back to this page for 2015 information as it becomes available – including important new changes to the course.

Course Description

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) presents an unmatched educational opportunity for neurosurgeons at all levels. In MOC Preparation and Neurosurgical Update: Interactive Case-Based Review, neurosurgeons test their knowledge of state-of-the-art clinical concepts covering the spectrum of practice. The fast-paced course curriculum offers participants tremendous value, providing a comprehensive review of the neurosurgical specialty and 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ in just one weekend.

Whether attendees are brushing up on their overall knowledge or preparing for an upcoming Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Cognitive Exam, MOC Preparation and Neurosurgical Update: Interactive Case-Based Review offers useful takeaways by way of self-assessment, personalized study, engaging sessions led by medical thought leaders and more than 100 cases that run the gamut of neurosurgical topics.

The interactive audience-response system (ARS) allows participants to submit their responses to clinical questions and view the most popular peer responses in real-time. At the conclusion of the review, participants receive a detailed digital summary of their responses to each clinical scenario, as well as the responses of their colleagues for comparison. This valuable resource identifies strengths and weaknesses, as well as areas that require further review prior to the MOC Cognitive Exam.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe current treatment concepts and management strategies for the broad spectrum of neurological surgery
  • Asses one's clinical knowledge in comparison to fellow neurosurgeons
  • Design a personalized study guide for the MOC Cognitive Exam
  • Discuss patient care updates from recent clinical trials

AANS gratefully acknowledges the following comapnies for their generous educational grants to support this course.

Registration Policy

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. All registrants will receive a letter of confirmation from the AANS within 14 days of receipt of their registration. Should you fail to receive a letter of confirmation prior to departure, please contact the AANS Department of Education and Meetings at 888.566.2267.

Do not make airline or hotel reservations until you receive a letter of confirmation. These courses sell out quickly.

Course Faculty
  • Course Director
    Thomas J. Leipzig, MD, FAANS
    Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Thomas J. Leipzig, MD, FAANS
  • Joseph S. Cheng, MD, MS, FAANS
  • Michael R. Chicoine, MD, FAANS
  • Herbert E. Fuchs, MD, PhD, FAANS
  • Frederick F. Lang. Jr., MD, FAANS
  • Peter B. Letarte, MD, FAANS, FACS
  • Allan D. Levi, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS
  • Adnan H. Siddiqui, MD, PhD, FAANS
  • Konstantin V. Slavin, MD, FAANS
  • Robert J. Spinner, MD, FAANS, FACS
Course Agenda

Presentations include: cerebral tumors, degenerative and neoplastic spine, peripheral nerve/brachial plexus, pain and functional, pediatrics, skull base and other cranial cases, subarachnoid hemorrhage, stroke, trauma/critical care, and spinal fractures.

Course agenda and/or faculty is subject to change. Please check back later for the 2015 detailed course agenda.


Hotel Accommodations

Please check back later for more information about hotel accommodations for the 2015 course.

The AANS is pleased to announce that American Airlines is the official airline carrier. A 5% discount off the lowest applicable fare will be offered when booking your meeting travel at Discounts apply on American Airlines, and American Eagle qualifying flights. To take advantage of this discount, type in 6924AK under Promotion Code when booking online.

CME Credit

The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AANS designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.