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Weekend Update: Neurosurgery

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) presents an unmatched educational opportunity for neurosurgeons at all levels. In Weekend Update: Neurosurgery, neurosurgeons test their knowledge of state-of-the-art clinical concepts covering the spectrum of practice. This fast-paced course curriculum offers participants tremendous value, providing a comprehensive review and 26.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ in just one weekend.

Whether attendees are reviewing concepts in neurological surgery that are not a frequent part of their current practice, updating their overall knowledge to the most current, evidence-based practices, or fulfilling the ABNS MOC Part II requirement for self-assessment, the AANS Weekend Update course offers useful takeaways by way of self-assessment and personalized study with more than 100 cases that run the gamut of neurosurgical topics.

The course is divided into two distinct aspects: an online portion you can review at your leisure consisting of 9.75 CME credits augmented by a live course that will reinforce concepts with associated cases and offers 16.5 CME credits. The online pre-course material provides an excellent opportunity to refresh your knowledge of various aspects of neurological surgery not present in your daily practice with the ability to do so at your own pace. The online portion is further enhanced by the live high-paced, focused, case-based interactive weekend session. The use of an 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 personalized digital summary of responses to each clinical scenario. This valuable resource identifies areas of strength as well as areas that may require additional focus of study.

This course is designed for neurosurgeons interested in clinical updates and self-assessment and for those looking to have a weekend update on neurological surgery.

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

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

Registration Fee prior to Oct. 29, 2017
Member: $995 Non-member: $1,095 Military: $795

Registration Fee after Oct. 29, 2017
Member: $1,095 Non-member: $1,195 Military: $895


Michael R. Chicoine, MD, FAANS
Herbert E. Fuchs, MD, PhD, FAANS
Thomas J. Leipzig, MD, FAANS
Allan D. Levi, MD, PhD, FAANS
Charles J. Prestigiacomo, MD, FAANS
Allen K. Sills, MD, FAANS
Konstantin V. Slavin, MD, FAANS
Robert Spinner, MD, FAANS

Convenient online self-study to be completed prior to the course.

Review of the following:
Trauma Studies/Guidelines • Cerebrovascular Studies
Skull Base/Tumor Studies • Spine Studies and Principles
Brain Tumor Studies • Pediatric Studies • General
Peripheral Nerve/Brachial Plexus

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

5:45–6:45 p.m.
6:45–8:30 p.m.
Review of Neurosurgical Studies and Interactive Case Presentations
(Presentations include Trauma/Critical Care and Pediatrics)

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017

6:30–7:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
7 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Review of Neurosurgical Studies and Interactive Case Presentations
(Presentations include Skull Base and Other Lesions, Spine, Sterotactic
and Functional and Brain Tumor.)
Lunch Panel Discussions (Topics include Trauma, Skull Base, Stereotactic
and Functional, Spine.)
Small Group Case-based Discussion (One-on-one interactive session with faculty
to discuss specific questions regarding cases presented throughout the day.)

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017

6:30–7:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
7 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Review of Neurosurgical Studies and Interactive Case Presentations
(Presentations include Peripheral Nerve and Spine.)
Lunch Panel Discussions (Topics include Spine, Brain Tumor and

*Course agenda is subject to change. Breakfast, lunch and breaks are provided Saturday and Sunday. Break will also be provided on Friday evening. Videotaping, recording or photographing any portion of this course is strictly prohibited by the AANS.

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

This activity has two components: an enduring material (online self-study completed on your own time) and a live activity (held in Houston Dec. 1-3, 2017). Physicians who complete both parts can earn a maximum of 26.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

The AANS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AANS designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Completion of Weekend Update: Neurosurgery fulfills the ABNS MOC Part II requirement for self-assessment.

Dec. 1-3, 2017
Hilton Americas- Houston
1600 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010
Room Rate: $220 per night
Reservation deadline: Nov. 7, 2017

Hotel Accommodations

Registrants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Please identify the AANS course you will be attending when making your hotel reservations. While a sufficient number of rooms have been set aside at the hotel for course registrants, there are occasions when the room block sells out prior to the cut-off date. Please make your hotel reservations as early as possible. Reservations made after the course registration deadline will be accepted on a space-available basis and may not qualify for discounted rates.

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.

Cancellation Policy

For cancelling your registration, please refer to the registration confirmation that outlines the cancellation policy for all events.

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