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The NPA Hosts the Second Annual Registry Course in San Diego at AANS 2019

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.

Executive Director of the Washington University Department of Neurosurgery in St. Louis and president of the Neurosurgery Executives’ Resource Value & Education Society (NERVES) Mary Amann will be presenting at the course. Ms. Amann will be joined by CEO of Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates in Charlotte, NC and the Washington liaison for NERVES Mary S. Cloninger. They will discuss how to align structured quality programs to long-term and sustainable clinical and economic effectiveness and will explore the practical aspects of how quality and outcomes measurement helps to position neurosurgery in the evolving reimbursement marketplace. NERVES is the first national neurosurgery practice manager and administrator society in the United States and is the result of an initiative by the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (CSNS). NERVES was established with the purpose of helping neurosurgery practice managers and administrators network, combine resources to gather information and learn from colleagues about how to build stronger practices.

Mary Amann

Mary S. Cloninger

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 break-out sessions to explore each of these areas in greater detail. Current participants in NPA registry programs are eligible to receive a discounted registration rate. NERVES members are also eligible to receive special pricing. Registration is now open. Please contact the NPA office by email at or call 847.378.0547 for more information.

February 2019