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From Cranial to Spine:​ An Overview of Neurosurgical Topics for the Advanced Practitioner

The purpose of this virtual course is to provide nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs) and other advanced practitioners (APPs) an overview of a wide variety of neurosurgical topics through lectures and case studies. Featuring a diverse range of neurosurgeon and APP faculty, this course gives attendees a unique learning opportunity that includes different tracks and/or breakout sessions that allow APPs to customize their own educational experience.

2020 Virtual Course Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss emerging technologies as well as diagnosis and treatment paradigms for spine, cerebrovascular and trauma, including pharmacology, for a variety of neurosurgical conditions.
  • Discuss diagnostic tests and therapies ordered by neurosurgeons and APPs for a variety of conditions.
  • Review new research and the implications for practice.

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

We anticipate offering Nursing Contact Hours and will be submitting an application to the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

2020 Course Date/Location
Virtual Course - September 2-5
AANS Member
(Early Registration)
(Early Registration)
AANS Member Non-Member
Full Course Bundle*
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$525.00 $675.00 $625.00 $775.00
General Session
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$300.00 $350.00 $400.00 $450.00
Neuroimaging Workshop
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$150.00 $200.00 $250.00 $300.00
Essential Neurosurgical Skills PC
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$150.00 $200.00 $250.00 $350.00

*The Full Course Bundle includes the General Session, Neuroimaging Workshop and Essential Neurosurgical Skills PC

Wednesday, September 2
Neuroimaging Workshop
Track 1: New to Neuro Workshop Track 2: Advanced Neuro Workshop
Thursday, September 3
General Session
Breakout 1: Neurosurgical Impersonators, diseases/conditions to rule out Breakout 2: Pediatrics
Breakout 3: Pharmacology Breakout 4: Functional
Friday, September 4
General Session
Breakout 5: Trauma
Breakout 6: Neurocritical Care
Saturday, September 5
Essential Neurosurgical Skills PC
Essential Neurosurgical Skills PC

Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Hotel Room Rate: $209.00 (State and local taxes (currently 14.95%) are not included)
Reservations: Click here
Hotel Reservation Deadline: August 4, 2020

Cancellation and Refund Policies

Requests for cancellation, substitution or transfer of course registration must be received in writing prior to August 5, 2020, in order to receive a full refund less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations, substitutions or transfers to another course will only be granted between August 5 and August 21, 2020, less a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations, substitutions or transfers after August 24, 2020. Email or fax written cancellation, substitution, or transfer requests to: or fax: 847.378.0608.

The AANS reserves the right to cancel a course. Registrants will be notified by telephone and a formal letter of cancellation will follow in the mail. In the event of course cancellation, registration fees are refundable. However, airline and hotel penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

*Practical clinic will be supported by educational grants and in-kind support.  The skills offered are subject to change. Attendees who are registered for the practical clinic will be notified of the final agenda prior to the course.


For additional information, contact the Education Department at 888-566-AANS or visit for further details.

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