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

Thank you for attending the 2019 Advanced Practice Provider Neurosurgical Overview course.

Mark your calendars for September 2-5, 2020 to join us in Boston for the 2020 Advanced Practice Provider Neurosurgical Overview course. Hotel and Registration will be made available in late 2019. Continue to check back for updates.

August 28-31, 2019 | Orlando, Fla.

Sold Out: The 2019 Advanced Practice Provider Neurosurgical Overview course is currently at capacity. For questions or to be added to the wait list, please email epm@aans.org.

The purpose of this course is to provide physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and other advanced practice providers with an overview of a wide variety of neurosurgical topics through lectures and case studies. This course features a diverse range of neurosurgeon, NP and PA faculty to give attendees a unique learning experience.

New this year, the course offers different tracks and/or breakout sessions, allowing NPs and PAs to tailor their own educational experience.

The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The AANS designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been submitted 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.

Attending the From Cranial to Spine: An Overview of Neurosurgical Topics for the Advanced Practice Provider course is a smart investment for your employer. As organizations are limiting travel and continuing education budgets, it is helpful to provide justification for attending educational programming. This toolkit offers resources to help you do that

AANS Member Non-Member
General Session $550.00 $650.00
Neuroimaging Workshop $250.00 $350.00
Essential Neurosurgical Skills PC $200.00 $300.00
Wednesday, August 28
Neuroimaging Workshop
Track 1: New to Neuro Workshop
Designed for APP with 1-3 years in neurosurgery setting
Track 2: Advanced Neuroimaging
Designed for APP with more than 4 years in neurosurgery setting
Breakfast 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
NeuroAnatomy: Cranial
Linda Littlejohns, RN, MSN
8:00 – 10:30 a.m. Cranial: Neuroanatomy & Imaging (CINE Flow MRI, Spectroscopy
Benjamin Liu, MD
Break 10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
NeuroAnatomy: Spine
Linda Littlejohns, RN, MSN
10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Thoracic & Lumbar: Neuroanatomy & Imaging
Margaret Chapmann, MD
Lunch 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Intro to Neuroimaging
John Heymann, MD
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Cervical Spine: Neuroanatomy & Imaging
Benjamin Liu, MD
Break 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Break
Intro to Neuroimaging Cases
John Heymann, MD
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Vascular: Neuroanatomy & Imaging (CT Myelography)
Margaret Chapmann, MD
Q&A 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Q&A
Thursday, August 29
General Session
Breakout 1: TRAUMA Breakout 2: TUMOR
Breakfast 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
Recognizing & Treating Surgical Emergencies
Peter David LeRoux, MD, FAANS, FACS
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Overview and Treatment of Common Types of Tumor
Shabbar Danish, MD, FAANS
Managing Emergencies: From Floor to ICU
Vyacheslav Makler, DO
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Types of Radiation Options & Decision-making when choosing: Cyberknife, Targeted, Whole brain, etc.
Joseph Weiner, MD
Break 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Break
C Spine Clearance and Imaging Considerations
Peter David LeRoux, MD, FAANS, FACS
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Update on Available Clinical Trials on Difficult to Treat Tumor Conditions
Shabbar Danish, MD, FAANS
Panel Discussion & Case Studies
As Above
11: 30 - 12:30p.m. Panel Discussion & Case Studies
As Above
Lunch 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Breakout 1: PHARMACOLOGY Breakout 2: OR INSTRUMENTATION
Antiepileptics: First, Second, Third Line Agents & The Most Common Side-effects
Natalie Gofman, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Basic Setup & Positioning: Lumbar Laminectomy vs. Cervical
Richard Chua, MD, FAANS, FACS
Anticoagulation Reversal: New Agents for DOACs
Daniel Abazia, PharmD, BCPS, CPE
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Basic Setup & Positioning: Craniotomy/ectomy
Danielle Brown, PA-C
Break 3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Break
Panel Discussion & Case Studies
As Above
3:45 – 4:30 p.m. OR Basic Approaches
Scott Simon, MD, FAANS
Q&A 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Showing Room/Equipment Tables
Friday, August 30
General Session
SPINE
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Welcome & Introduction
8:15 – 9:15 a.m. How to Recognize a Surgical Emergency: When to Jump Straight to Surgery?
Richard Chua, MD, FAANS, FACS
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Decompression/Fusion Overview
Michael Wang MD, FAANS
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Non-operative Management Techniques
Richard Chua, MD, FAANS, FACS
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion and Case Studies
As Above
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
CEREBROVASCULAR
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Acute Stroke Management in ED: Exam/Imaging/Treatment Options
Karen Greenberg, DO, FACOEP, FAAEM
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Carotid Stenosis Management (Medical vs CAS vs CEA)
Kenneth Liebman, MD, FAANS
3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Panel Discussion and Case Studies
As Above
4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Q&A
Saturday, August 31
Essential Neurosurgical Skills PC
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m.-12 p.m. Essential Neurosurgical Skills Practical Clinic
Danielle Brown, PA-C; Richard Chua, MD, FAANS, FACS; Karen Greenberg, DO, FACOEP, FAAEM; Michael Johnson, PA-C; Kenneth Liebman, MD, FAANS; Scott Simon, MD, FAANS; Michael Wang, MD, FAANS

*Agenda and Faculty subject to change.

John Kevin Ratliff, MD, FAANS
AANS Coding Program Co-director
Stanford University
Stanford, Calif.

Luis Manuel Tumialan, MD, FAANS
AANS Coding Program Co-director
Barrow Neurological Institute
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Joseph S. Cheng, MD, MS, FAANS
AANS Coding Program
Director Emeritus
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati

Peter D. Angevine, MD, MPH, FAANS
Columbia University Medical Center
New York

Atman Desai, MD, MA
Stanford University
Stanford, Calif.

Robert R. Johnson II, MD, FAANS
Michigan Head and Spine Institute
Southfield, Mich.

Alexander M. Mason, MD, FAANS
University of Colorado
Denver

Scott A. Meyer, MD, FAANS
Atlantic Neurosurgical Specialists
Morristown, N.J.

Mark Oppenlander, MD, FAANS
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich.

John G. Piper, MD, FAANS
Iowa Clinic
Department of Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery
Des Moines, Iowa

Kim Pollock, RN, MBA, CPC
KarenZupko & Associates, Inc.
Chicago

Teri Romano, RN, MBA, CPC
KarenZupko & Associates, Inc.
Chicago

Clemens M. Schirmer, MD, PhD, FAANS, FAHA
Geisinger Wyoming Valley
Neurosurgery
Wilkes Barre, Pa.

Karin R. Swartz, MD, FAANS
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee

Sherry Taylor, MD, PhD, FAANS
Bay State Health
Fairfield, Calif.

Khoi Duc Than, MD
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Ore.

Faculty subject to change

Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
4012 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837
Hotel Room Rate: $159.00 (discounted resort fee $20.00 per night)
Reservations: Click here
Hotel Reservation Deadline: July 30, 2019

General Session Cancellation Policy

Requests for cancellation or substitution of course registration must be received in writing prior to 7/29/2019 in order to receive a full refund less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations will only be granted between 7/29/2019 and 8/12/2019 less a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations or substitutions after 8/12/2019. Send or fax written cancellation or substitution requests to: AANS, Division of Education and Meetings, 5550 Meadowbrook Drive, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-3852; Fax: (847) 378-0681; Email: epm@aans.org. All requests must be received in writing.

Neuroimaging Workshops Cancellation Policy

Requests for cancellation or substitution of course registration must be received in writing prior to 7/29/2019 in order to receive a full refund less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations will only be granted between 7/29/2019 and 8/12/2019 less a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations or substitutions after 8/12/2019. Send or fax written cancellation or substitution requests to: AANS, Division of Education and Meetings, 5550 Meadowbrook Drive, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-3852; Fax: (847) 378-0681; Email: epm@aans.org. All requests must be received in writing.

Essential Neurosurgical Skills Practical Clinic Cancellation Policy*

Requests for cancellation or substitution of course registration must be received in writing prior to 7/29/2019 in order to receive a full refund less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations will only be granted between 7/29/2019 and 8/12/2019 less a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations or substitutions after 8/12/2019. Send or fax written cancellation or substitution requests to: AANS, Division of Education and Meetings, 5550 Meadowbrook Drive, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-3852; Fax: (847) 378-0681; Email: epm@aans.org. All requests must be received in writing.

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.

*This 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.

NO SHOWS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR TRANSFERS OR REFUNDS.

For additional information, contact the Education and Meetings Department at 888-566-AANS or visit www.aans.org for further details.

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