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Saturday, April 28

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Neurosurgeon-scientist Career Development Course

Fee: $350
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $65

Director(s): Gregory J. Zipfel, MD, FAANS

Faculty: Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD, FAANS; Bob S. Carter, MD, PhD, FAANS; E. Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD, FAANS; Stephen J. Korn, PhD; David Delmar Limbrick Jr., MD, PhD, FAANS; Jeffrey G. Ojemann, MD, FAANS

This course is a collaboration of the AANS and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). It targets junior faculty who are pursuing a career as a neurosurgeon-scientist and have recently applied for or are in the process of submitting a K-level career development award. The didactic portion of the course will provide an overview and insight into the career development funding mechanisms available through the NINDS and lessons learned from recent K-level awardees. The small group portion of the course will partner established neurosurgeon investigators with attendees to provide individual critiques and advice for attendee K-level award applications and long-term career plans.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the career development grant mechanisms available through the NINDS.
  • Decipher a summary statement so as to improve a resubmission of their K-level award application.
  • Implement the recommendations from their personalized feedback on their upcoming K-level award application.