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Registration is Open for the NPA 2019 Registry Course in San Diego

Registration is open for the second annual registry course being held in conjunction with the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting on Sunday, April 14, 2019, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center. NPA initiatives, such as the Quality Outcomes Database (QOD) spine and neurovascular registries, the Registry for the Advancement of Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease (RAD-PD) and the Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) registry will be used to demonstrate the benefits of participation. Neurosurgeons, quality managers, clinical personnel and data coordinators are encouraged to attend.

Course faculty include Robert Harbaugh, MD, FAANS; Anthony Asher, MD, FAANS; Mohamad Bydon, MD, FAANS; Kevin Cockroft, MD, FAANS; Kevin Foley, MD, FAANS; Regis Haid, MD, FAANS; John Knightly, MD, FAANS; James McInerney, MD, FAANS; Praveen Mummaneni, MD, FAANS; Ralph Reeder, MD, FAANS; Jason Sheehan, MD, PhD, FAANS; and Brad Zacharia, MD, FAANS.

Sean Rundell, PT, DPT, PhD, assistant professor in the department of rehabilitation medicine at the University of Washington, will also be presenting. Dr. Rundell is a physical therapist and epidemiologist who is currently serving as a research fellow at Vanderbilt University. With a focus on patient-centered care, Dr. Rundell will share methods to improve data collection and analysis, stakeholder engagement and quality of baseline and follow-up data.

The morning segment of the full-day course will focus on the varied uses of registry data for patient care, quality improvement, clinical research, education and revenue enhancement. The afternoon segment includes breakout sessions to explore each of these areas in greater detail. Current participants in the NPA’s registry programs are eligible to receive a discounted registration rate. Members of the Neurosurgery Executives Resource Value & Education Society (NERVES) also are eligible to receive special pricing for the full-day course. Registration is now open. Contact the NPA office by email at or call 847.378.0547 for more information.

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