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

Overview

The From Cranial to Spine: An Overview of Neurosurgical Topics for the Advanced Practitioner course provides an overview of relevant neurosurgical topics through lectures and case studies. The diverse neurosurgeon and advanced practitioner faculty give attendees a unique learning experience. The New to Neuro and Advanced Imaging tracks as well as subspecialty breakout sessions offer the opportunity to customize the educational experience.

This popular course features:

  • Interactive, lectures, case studies
  • Neurosurgeon and advanced practitioner faculty
  • Network with peers and faculty

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, in a variety of neurosurgical conditions.
  • Discuss diagnostic tests and therapies that are ordered by neurosurgeons/advanced practitioners for a variety of conditions.
  • Review new research in neurosurgical practice and the implications for practice.
WORKSHOPS
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Track 1: New to Neuro Workshop
Designed for APPs with 1-3 years in neurosurgery setting
Track 2: Advanced Neuroimaging
Designed for APPs with more than 4 years in neurosurgery setting
NeuroAnatomy: Basic Surgical
Linda Littlejohns, MSN RN FAAN
8:00 – 10:30 am CT When, What and How to Order Neuroimaging – Spine
John Heymann, MD
Break 10:30 – 10:45 am CT Break
NeuroAnatomy: Basic Surgical Anatomy – CV
Linda Littlejohns, MSN RN FAAN
10:45 am – 12:30 pm CT When, What and How to Order Neuroimaging – CV
John Heymann, MD
Lunch Break 12:30 – 1:30 pm CT Lunch Break
Intro to Neuroradiology
John Heymann, MD
1:30 – 3:00 pm CT Spine Surgical Anatomy and Clinical Correlates to Common procedures:
Michael Wang, MD
Break 3:00 – 3:30 pm CT Break
Intro to Neuroimaging Cases
John Heymann, MD
3:30 – 4:30 pm CT CV Surgical Anatomy and Clinical Correlates to Common Procedures:
Rudy Rahme, MD
Q&A 4:30 – 5:00 pm CT Q&A
GENERAL SESSION
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Breakout 1: CEREBROVASCULAR Breakout 2: TRAUMA/ NEUROCRITICAL CARE
  • Pre-op workups
  • Common Techniques
  • Possible Complications
(2-hour session)
Mandy Binning, MD
Danielle Brown, PA-C
8:00 – 9:00 am CT Neuro Change Evaluation 101
Peter LeRoux, MD
Session continued from above 9:00 – 10:00 am CT Common Floor Calls
Michael Johnson, PA-C
Break 10:00 – 10:30 am CT Break
Stroke Alert: APP Workup of Acute Ischemic Stroke in the ER
Michael Johnson, PA-C
10:30 – 11:30 am CT Spinal Cord Injury
Steven Kirshblum, MD
Panel Discussion & Case Studies
As Above
11:30 – 12:30 pm CT Follow the Patient Panel Discussion
As Above
Lunch Break 12:30 – 1:30 pm CT Lunch Break
Breakout 3: PHARMACOLOGY Breakout 4: TUMOR
Pain Management
Natalie Gofman , PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
1:30 – 2:15 pm CT Types of Tumors
Treatment options
Prognosis
Nicole Shonka, MD
Implications for Steroid Use
Deb Sherman, PharmD
2:15 – 3:15 pm CT Palliative Care: when, Benefits, Family Discussion
Erica Smeltz, CRNP, ACHPN
Break 3:15 – 3:45 pm CT Break
Panel Discussion & Case Studies
As Above
3:45 – 4:30 pm CT Ask the Experts Case Discussion
As Above
Q&A 4:30 – 5:00 pm CT Q&A
GENERAL SESSION
Friday, June 25, 2021
Breakout 5: SPINE
8:15 – 9:15 am CT Spinal Excellence Center Criteria
Michael Wang, MD
9:15 – 10:15 am CT Conservative Measures to Treat Spine Patients
John Gillick, MD
10:15 – 10:45 am CT Break
10:45 – 11:30 am CT Emerging Spine Trends
Peter Lennarson, MD
11:30 – 12:30 pm CT Panel Discussion & Case Studies
As Above
12:30 – 1:30 pm CT Lunch Break
Breakout 5: SOCIOECONOMIC
1:30 – 2:15 pm CT E/M Coding Update
Cheerag Upadhyaya, MD, FAANS
2:15 – 3:00 pm CT Contract Negotiations
Ebonye Green
3:00 – 3:15 pm CT Break
3:15 – 3:45 pm CT Professionalism and Advancement
Cathy Rosenberg
3:45 – 4:45 pm CT Panel Discussion/Q&A
As Above
4:45 – 5:00 pm CT Final Remarks

May 4-6, 2021 - Virtual

Cancellation and Refund Policies

Requests for cancellation, substitution or transfer of course registration must be received in writing prior to April 6, 2021, in order to receive a full refund less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations, substitutions or transfers to another course will only be granted April 7-21, 2021, less a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations, substitution or transfers after April 21, 2021. Email written cancellation, substitution or transfer requests to epm@aans.org.

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.

Note: Videotaping, recording or photographing any portion of this course is strictly prohibited by the AANS.