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  • NSF Volume 49, Issue 3 (SEPTEMBER 2020): Thoracolumbar anterior spine surgery

    Includes Credits

    3.5 CME | AANS Member: $49 | Non-member: $99

    Neurosurgical Focus covers a different topic in-depth each month. Enhanced by color images and video clips, each peer-reviewed issue constitutes a state-of-the-art “textbook chapter” in the field of neurosurgery. 

    While Neurosurgical Focus is open-access and has been free to the public since 1996, claiming CME credit is free only for AANS members. Each monthly issue offers 3 credits - earn up to 36 CME annually.

    Registration Fee

    AANS MembersFree
    Non-members$79

    CME Credit

    Earn up to 3 CME credits by participating.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

    • The participant will develop a better understanding of the indications and techniques in thoracolumbar anterior spine surgery.
    • The participant will develop a greater knowledge of complication management in thoracolumbar anterior spine surgery.
    • The participant will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches in thoracolumbar anterior spine surgery.
    • The participant will gain a greater appreciation of upcoming novel strategies in thoracolumbar anterior spine surgery.

    Disclosure Information

    The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information.  In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be relate to the content of their lecture.

    The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for education service elsewhere, or any other relationship to a commercial interest that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.

    It is the policy of the AANS that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial entities.  Further, should any such relationship be determined to be in possible conflict of interest as it relates to the individual’s proposed role in the CME activity, such conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation.

    All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience.

    Those who have reported they do not have any relationships with commercial interests:

    Michael Oh

    Ehsan Dowlati

    Aaron Clark

    Disclaimer

    The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the grant provider or the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

    Please Note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

    Accreditation Designation

    The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The AANS designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

    Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 09/01/2020 to 09/1/2023.

    Upon successful completion of the CME test, credit will automatically be reflected in your member record. Non-members must print a certificate and retain a copy for your CME records. 

    Copyright © 2020 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • SNAP General New to Neuro Bundle

    Includes Credits

    This course covers foundational knowledge and skills needed during the onboarding phase, particularly for advanced practitioners who are new to the neurosurgical specialty, as well as teaches and reinforces key concepts. AANS Member: $29 | Non-member: $59

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    This course covers foundational knowledge and skills needed during the onboarding phase, particularly for advanced practitioners who are new to the neurosurgical specialty, as well as teaches and reinforces key concepts.

    Pricing

    AANS Member$29.00
    Non-member$59.00

    Faculty

    Faculty

    • Elias B. Rizk, MD
    • Ibrahim Hussain, MD
    • Michael Wang, MD

    Planners

    • Alice Edwards, PA-C
    • Robin Saiki, ACNP
    • Scott Simon, MD
    • Michael Wang, MD

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    Hydrocephalus: Adult

    1. Identify signs and symptoms of hydrocephalus in children 
    2. Identify enlarged ventricles on CT  

    The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The AANS designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

    This activity was published in August 2020. Credit/Contact hours may be obtained until August 24, 2022.

    Criteria for Successful Completion

    • Watch online course material
    • Achieve passing score of 80% or higher on post-test
    • Completion/submission of evaluation form

    Disclosure Information

    As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the AANS must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support, the AANS is required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty and any other individual in a position to control content of this activity.

    Please find the relevant financial relationships disclosed below for all individuals in control of content. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.

    Name

    Relationship/Company

    Michael Wang, MD

    • Consultant – DePuy Spine, K2M, Spineology, Stryker
    • Stock Shareholder – ISD, Neuro Consulting, Medical Device Partners
    • Grants/Research Support – Quality Medical Publishing
    • Other Financial Support –Depuy Spine, Neuro Consulting, Quality Medical Publishing
    • Board Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances -  Vallum

    Planners, faculty and any other individuals in control of content not listed have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflict of interest to disclose for this activity.

    Disclaimer

    The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration for incorporation into practice. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

    Please note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

  • SNAP Comprehensive Onboarding Package

    This course covers foundational knowledge and skills needed during the onboarding phase, particularly for advanced practitioners who are new to the neurosurgical specialty, as well as teaches and reinforces key concepts. AANS Member: $729 | Non-member: $1,449

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    This course covers foundational knowledge and skills needed during the onboarding phase, particularly for advanced practitioners who are new to the neurosurgical specialty, as well as teaches and reinforces key concepts.

    Become an AANS Member and Save 50%

    AANS member APPs receive deeply discounted course registration fees, dozens of free online CME activities and more.

    Become an AANS member when you register for SNAP to get the discounted member rate ($145 annual membership fee plus $729 registration). Then, submit a member application within 45 days of registration to complete your membership enrollment.*

    Pricing

    AANS Member
    Members Save 50%
    $1,449 $729.00
    SNAP Package + AANS Membership
    Add 1 Year of AANS Membership ($145) and Register at the Member Rate
    $874.00
    Non-member$1,449.00

    Faculty

    Individuals in control of activity content

    Principal Faculty

    • Manish Aghi, MD, PhD
    • Erin Biernacki, PA-C
    • Nick Brandmeir, MD
    • Margaret Chapman, MD
    • Richard Chua, MD
    • Ephram Church, MD
    • Nader Dahdaleh, MD
    • Jaime LaViolette, ACNP
    • Natalie J Hall
    • John Heymann, MD
    • Meng Huang, MD
    • Liza Humes, PA-C
    • Ibrahim Hussain, MD
    • Pascal Jabbour, MD
    • Mike Johnson, PA-C
    • Josh Medow, MD
    • Michael L. Powe
    • John Ratliff, MD
    • Elias B. Rizk, MD
    • Atsu Saisho, PA-C
    • Thomas Scully, MD
    • Ryan Stauffer, PA-C
    • Luis Manuel Tumialán, MD
    • Christopher Zacko, MD

    Content Reviewers

    • Carolina G. Benjamin, MD
    • Vyacheslav Makler, DO

    Planners

    • Alice Edwards, PA-C
    • Robin Saiki, ACNP
    • Scott Simon, MD
    • Michael Wang, MD

    *$149 membership fee is non-refundable, and is forfeited if member application is not completed within 45 days of course registration. Only neurosurgical advanced practitioners (NPs and PAs) are eligible for this offering.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    1. List the rationale for different types of braces
    2. Recognize presentation of herniated thoracic disk
    3. List common tumors
    4. Explain the rationale and presentation of spinal emergency patients
    5. Recognize the mechanism, patient history, and physical exam finding of lumbar radiculopathy, lumbar stenosis, cervical radiculopathy, cervical stenosis, axial neck pain
    6. Diagnose stroke from exam and history
    7. Recognize signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure
    8. Review computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain
    9. Identify bones, disks, and nerves on a lumbar MRI and cervical MRI
    10. Identify signs and symptoms of hydrocephalus in children
    11. Identify anatomy and terminology as it relates to neurosurgical coding
    12. Identify strategies to align advanced practice providers (APPs) utilization and payment policy

    Accreditation

    The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The AANS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 27.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

    This activity was published in August 2020. Credit/Contact hours may be obtained until August 24, 2022.

    Criteria for Successful Completion

    • Watch online course material
    • Achieve passing score of 80% or higher on post-test
    • Completion/submission of evaluation form

    Disclosure Information

    As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the AANS must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support, the AANS is required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty and any other individual in a position to control content of this activity.

    Please find the relevant financial relationships disclosed below for all individuals in control of content. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.

    Name

    Relationship/Company

    Richard Chua, MD

    • Consultant - Medtronic Spine and Biologics
    • Board Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances - Arizona Neurosurgical Society
    • Grants/Research Support - Medtronic Spine and Biologics

    Nader Dahdaleh, MD

    • Consultant Fees - Amendia
    • Honorarium - Depuy Spine

    Pascal Jabbour, MD

    • Consultant - Medtronic, Microvention
    • Grants/Research Support - Medtronic, Cerenovus

    Josh Medow, MD

    • Grant/Research Support - The Hartwell Foundation, The Batterman Foundation, iVMD
    • Board Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances - Abbott Labs
    • Stock Shareholder - Abbott Labs

    John Ratliff, MD

    • Consultant Fees - Stryker Spine, Nuvasive, Medtronic
    • Grants/Research Support - OREF, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

    Thomas Scully, MD

    • Consultant Fees - Lifespan LLC, RTI
    • Stock Shareholder - Lifespan LLC, Langford Systems
    • Board Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances -  Langford Systems

    Luis Manuel Tumialán, MD

    • Consultant Fees - Medtronic, NuVasive
    • Honorarium - Globus

    Michael Wang, MD

    • Consultant – DePuy Spine, K2M, Spineology, Stryker Stock Shareholder – ISD, Neuro Consulting, Medical Device Partners
    • Grants/Research Support – Quality Medical Publishing Other Financial Support –Depuy Spine, Neuro Consulting, Quality Medical Publishing
    • Board Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances - Vallum

    Planners, faculty and any other individuals in control of content not listed have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflict of interest to disclose for this activity.

    Disclaimer

    The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration for incorporation into practice. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

    Please note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

  • SNAP Spine New to Neuro Bundle

    Includes Credits

    This course covers foundational knowledge and skills needed during the onboarding phase, particularly for advanced practitioners who are new to the neurosurgical specialty, as well as teaches and reinforces key concepts. AANS Member: $179 | Non-Member: $349

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    This course covers foundational knowledge and skills needed during the onboarding phase, particularly for advanced practitioners who are new to the neurosurgical specialty, as well as teaches and reinforces key concepts.

    Pricing

    AANS Member$179.00
    Non-member$349.00

    Faculty

    Faculty

    • Ibrahim Hussain, MD
    • Michael Wang, MD
    • Nader Dahdaleh, MD
    • Thomas Scully, MD
    • Jaime LaViolette, ACNP
    • Meng Huang, MD
    • Richard Chua, MD
    • Michael Wang, MD

    Planners

    • Alice Edwards, PA-C
    • Robin Saiki, ACNP
    • Scott Simon, MD
    • Michael Wang, MD

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    Introduction to spinal braces

    1. List the rationale for different types of braces
    2. Apply different types of halos

    Thoracic Spinal Disease

    1. Recognize presentation of herniated thoracic disk
    2. List common tumors

    Spinal Emergencies 

    1. Explain the rationale and presentation of spinal emergency patients (trauma,cauda equina, epidural abscess)
    2. Describe the rationale for surgical intervention

    Inpatient Post-op Care of Spinal patients 

    1. Identify presentation of spinal fluid leak
    2. Identify presentation of common post op complication

    How to Interpret Lumbar Imaging 

    1. Identify bones, disks, and nerves on a lumbar MRI
    2. Differentiate disk herniation, canal stenosis, ligament hypertropy, and spondylothisthesis on lumbar MRI

    Spine Clinic Pearls: Degenerative Lumbar Disease

    1. Recognize the mechanism, patient history, and physical exam finding of lumbar stenosis
    2. Create algorithm to discuss and direct treatment

    Degenerative Cervical Spine Conditions:  Cervical Radiculopathy versus Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy versus Axial Neck Pain

    1. Recognize the mechanism, patient history, and physical exam finding of cervical radiculopathy
    2. Create algorithm to discuss and direct treatment

    Accreditation

    The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The AANS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

    This activity was published in August 2020. Credit/Contact hours may be obtained until August 24, 2022.

    Criteria for Successful Completion

    • Watch online course material
    • Achieve passing score of 80% or higher on post-test
    • Completion/submission of evaluation form

    Disclosure Information

    As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the AANS must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support, the AANS is required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty and any other individual in a position to control content of this activity.

    Please find the relevant financial relationships disclosed below for all individuals in control of content. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.

    Name

    Relationship/Company

    Richard Chua, MD

    • Consultant - Medtronic Spine and Biologics Board Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances - Arizona Neurosurgical Society
    • Grants/Research Support - Medtronic Spine and Biologics

    Nader Dahdaleh, MD

    • Consultant Fees - Amendia
    • Honorarium - Depuy Spine

    Thomas Scully, MD

    • Consultant Fees - Lifespan LLC, RTI
    • Stock Shareholder - Lifespan LLC, Langford Systems
    • Board Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances - Langford Systems

    Michael Wang, MD

    • Consultant – DePuy Spine, K2M, Spineology, Stryker
    • Stock Shareholder – ISD, Neuro Consulting, Medical Device Partners
    • Grants/Research Support – Quality Medical Publishing
    • Other Financial Support –Depuy Spine, Neuro Consulting, Quality Medical Publishing
    • Board Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances - Vallum

    Planners, faculty and any other individuals in control of content not listed have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflict of interest to disclose for this activity.

    Disclaimer

    The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration for incorporation into practice. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

    Please note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

  • SNAP Functional New to Neuro Bundle

    Includes Credits

    This course covers foundational knowledge and skills needed during the onboarding phase, particularly for advanced practitioners who are new to the neurosurgical specialty, as well as teaches and reinforces key concepts. AANS Member: $119 | Non-member: $229

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    This course covers foundational knowledge and skills needed during the onboarding phase, particularly for advanced practitioners who are new to the neurosurgical specialty, as well as teaches and reinforces key concepts.

    Pricing

    AANS Member$119.00
    Non-member$229.00

    Faculty

    Faculty

    • Erin Biernacki, PA-C
    • Liza Humes, PA-C
    • Nick Brandmeir, MD

    Planners

    • Alice Edwards, PA-C
    • Robin Saiki, ACNP
    • Scott Simon, MD
    • Michael Wang, MD

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    Baclofen and pain pumps

    1. Describe work up and placement of pumps 
    2. Identify common insertion sites and how to access 

    Neurosurgery for movement disorders

    1. Differentiate which movement disorders can be treated with which DBS target.  
    2. Discuss where leads and battery go

    Trigeminal Neuralgia

    1. Describe mechanism of TGN 
    2. Discuss medical management of TGN 

    Surgical Treatment for Epilepsy

    1. Identify imaging of MTS and surgery options 
    2. Identify indications and placement of VNS 

    The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The AANS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

    This activity was published in August 2020. Credit/Contact hours may be obtained until August 24, 2022.

    Criteria for Successful Completion

    • Watch online course material
    • Achieve passing score of 80% or higher on post-test
    • Completion/submission of evaluation form

    Disclosure Information

    As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the AANS must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support, the AANS is required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty and any other individual in a position to control content of this activity.

    Please find the relevant financial relationships disclosed below for all individuals in control of content. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.

    Name

    Relationship/Company

    Michael Wang, MD

    • Consultant – DePuy Spine, K2M, Spineology, Stryker
    • Stock Shareholder – ISD, Neuro Consulting, Medical Device Partners
    • Grants/Research Support – Quality Medical Publishing
    • Other Financial Support –Depuy Spine, Neuro Consulting, Quality Medical Publishing
    • Board Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances -  Vallum

    Planners, faculty and any other individuals in control of content not listed have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflict of interest to disclose for this activity.

    Disclaimer

    The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration for incorporation into practice. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

    Please note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

  • SNAP Neuro-Oncology New to Neuro Bundle

    Includes Credits

    This online course covers foundational knowledge and skills needed during the onboarding phase, particularly for advanced practitioners who are new to the neurosurgical specialty, to teach and/or reinforce key concepts. AANS Member: $89 | Non-member: $179

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    This course covers foundational knowledge and skills needed during the onboarding phase, particularly for advanced practitioners who are new to the neurosurgical specialty, as well as teaches and reinforces key concepts.

    Pricing

    AANS Member$89.00
    Non-member$179.00

    Faculty

    Faculty

    • Robin Saiki, DNP, ACNP
    • Ibrahim Hussain, MD
    • Michael Wang, MD
    • Manish Aghi

    Planners

    • Alice Edwards, PA-C
    • Robin Saiki, ACNP
    • Scott Simon, MD
    • Michael Wang, MD

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    Management of Brain Mets

    1. Distinguish types of CA that metastasize to brain
    2. Identify mets on CT and MRI

    Management of primary CNS tumors

    1. Discuss progression of gliomas to GBMs
    2. Discuss glioma treatment algorhthm 

    Management of Pituitary Adenomas

    1. Discuss differential of Sellar lesion
    2. Explain applicable endocrine work-up

    The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The AANS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

    This activity was published in August 2020. Credit/Contact hours may be obtained until August 24, 2022.

    Criteria for Successful Completion

    • Watch online course material
    • Achieve passing score of 80% or higher on post-test
    • Completion/submission of evaluation form

    Disclosure Information

    As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the AANS must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support, the AANS is required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty and any other individual in a position to control content of this activity.

    Please find the relevant financial relationships disclosed below for all individuals in control of content. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.

    Name

    Relationship/Company

    Michael Wang, MD

    • Consultant – DePuy Spine, K2M, Spineology, Stryker
    • Stock Shareholder – ISD, Neuro Consulting, Medical Device Partners
    • Grants/Research Support – Quality Medical Publishing
    • Other Financial Support –Depuy Spine, Neuro Consulting, Quality Medical Publishing
    • Board Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances -  Vallum

    Planners, faculty and any other individuals in control of content not listed have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflict of interest to disclose for this activity.

    Disclaimer

    The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration for incorporation into practice. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

    Please note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

  • SNAP Neuroimaging New to Neuro Bundle

    Includes Credits

    This course covers foundational knowledge and skills needed during the onboarding phase, particularly for advanced practitioners who are new to the neurosurgical specialty, as well as teaches and reinforces key concepts. AANS Member: $199 | Non-member: $399

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    This course covers foundational knowledge and skills needed during the onboarding phase, particularly for advanced practitioners who are new to the neurosurgical specialty, as well as teaches and reinforces key concepts.

    Pricing

    AANS Member$199.00
    Non-member$399.00

    Faculty

    Faculty

    • Margaret Chapman, MD
    • Michael Wang, MD
    • John Heymann, MD
    • Ibrahim Hussain, MD

    Planners

    • Alice Edwards, PA-C
    • Robin Saiki, ACNP
    • Scott Simon, MD
    • Michael Wang, MD

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    How to Read Plane X-rays

    1. Identify normal spinal alignment on plane xray both static and flexing
    2. Recognize spondylothisthesis and pars fracture

    How to read a cervical MRI

    1. Identify bones, disk, cord, and nerves on cervical MRI
    2. Differentiate disk herniation, ligament hypertropy, and cord compression on a cervical MRI

    How to Interpret Lumbar Imaging

    1. Identify bones, disks, and nerves on a lumbar MRI
    2. Differentiate disk herniation, canal stenosis, ligament hypertropy, and spondylothisthesis on lumbar MRI

    Introduction to Neuroimaging: Spine

    1. Review the normal radiologic anatomy of the spine on radiograph, CT, and MRI
    2. Discuss the strengths and differences of each modality for common pathologies

    Introduction To Neuroimaging: Cranial

    1. Review computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain
    2. Discuss the strengths and differences of each modality for common pathologies

    Accreditation

    The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The AANS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

    This activity was published in August 2020. Credit/Contact hours may be obtained until August 24, 2022.

    Criteria for Successful Completion

    • Watch online course material
    • Achieve passing score of 80% or higher on post-test
    • Completion/submission of evaluation form

    Disclosure Information

    As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the AANS must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support, the AANS is required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty and any other individual in a position to control content of this activity.

    Please find the relevant financial relationships disclosed below for all individuals in control of content. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.

    Name

    Relationship/Company

    Michael Wang, MD

    • Consultant – DePuy Spine, K2M, Spineology, Stryker
    • Stock Shareholder – ISD, Neuro Consulting, Medical Device Partners
    • Grants/Research Support – Quality Medical Publishing
    • Other Financial Support –Depuy Spine, Neuro Consulting, Quality Medical Publishing
    • Board Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances - Vallum

    Planners, faculty and any other individuals in control of content not listed have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflict of interest to disclose for this activity.

    Disclaimer

    The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration for incorporation into practice. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

    Please note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

  • SNAP Trauma New to Neuro Bundle

    Includes Credits

    This course covers foundational knowledge and skills needed during the onboarding phase, particularly for advanced practitioners who are new to the neurosurgical specialty, as well as teaches and reinforces key concepts. AANS Member: $119 | Non-member: $229

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    This course covers foundational knowledge and skills needed during the onboarding phase, particularly for advanced practitioners who are new to the neurosurgical specialty, as well as teaches and reinforces key concepts.

    Pricing

    AANS Member$119.00
    Non-member$229.00

    Faculty

    Faculty

    • Mike Johnson, PA-C
    • Jennifer Kang, MD
    • Christopher Zacko, MD
    • Ibrahim Hussain, MD
    • Michael Wang, MD

    Planners

    • Alice Edwards, PA-C
    • Robin Saiki, ACNP
    • Scott Simon, MD
    • Michael Wang, MD

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    Non-Operative Head Trauma/Concussion

    1. Discuss mechanisms of injury
    2. Recognize imaging protocols and appearance on plain head CT

    Operative head trauma

    1. Identify radiologic appearance of EDH, SDH, and IPH
    2. Recognize operative indications for these types

    Cervical Spine Trauma

    1. Identify radiographic definitions of C1 and C2 injuries
    2. Recognize radiographic definitions of facet jumping and locking

    Thoraco-Lumbar Trauma

    1. Recognize radiographic classification of T-L injuries
    2. Discuss bracing options

    Accreditation

    The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The AANS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

    This activity was published in August 2020. Credit/Contact hours may be obtained until August 24, 2022.

    Criteria for Successful Completion

    • Watch online course material
    • Achieve passing score of 80% or higher on post-test
    • Completion/submission of evaluation form

    Disclosure Information

    As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the AANS must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support, the AANS is required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty and any other individual in a position to control content of this activity.

    Please find the relevant financial relationships disclosed below for all individuals in control of content. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.

    Name

    Relationship/Company

    Michael Wang, MD

    • Consultant – DePuy Spine, K2M, Spineology, Stryker
    • Stock Shareholder – ISD, Neuro Consulting, Medical Device Partners
    • Grants/Research Support – Quality Medical Publishing
    • Other Financial Support –Depuy Spine, Neuro Consulting, Quality Medical Publishing
    • Board Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances - Vallum

    Planners, faculty and any other individuals in control of content not listed have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflict of interest to disclose for this activity.

    Disclaimer

    The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration for incorporation into practice. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

    Please note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

  • NSF Volume 49, Issue 2 (August 2020): Lumbar spinal osteoporosis

    Includes Credits

    Each peer-reviewed issue of this online publication features a different topic in the field of neurosurgery. Earn up to 3 CME credits per issue. AANS Member: Free | Non-member: $79

    Neurosurgical Focus covers a different topic in-depth each month. Enhanced by color images and video clips, each peer-reviewed issue constitutes a state-of-the-art “textbook chapter” in the field of neurosurgery. 

    While Neurosurgical Focus is open-access and has been free to the public since 1996, claiming CME credit is free only for AANS members. Each monthly issue offers 3 credits - earn up to 36 CME annually.

    Registration Fee

    AANS MembersFree
    Non-members$79

    CME Credit

    Earn up to 3 CME credits by participating.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

    • The participant will develop a better understanding of the new treatments and their indications for lumbar spinal osteoporosis.
    • The participant will develop a greater knowledge of the pathophysiology behind lumbar spinal osteoporosis.
    • The participant will learn about the methodologies to prevent and treat the subsequent adverse effects of lumbar spinal osteoporosis as related to spinal surgery.
    • The participant will gain a greater appreciation of the future potential therapies in progress for management of lumbar spinal osteoporosis.

    Disclosure Information

    The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information.  In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be relate to the content of their lecture.

    The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for education service elsewhere, or any other relationship to a commercial interest that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.

    It is the policy of the AANS that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial entities.  Further, should any such relationship be determined to be in possible conflict of interest as it relates to the individual’s proposed role in the CME activity, such conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation.

    All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience.

    Those who have reported they do not have any relationships with commercial interests:

    • Zhuo Xi
      Kern Guppy
    • Mark Oppenlander

    Disclaimer

    The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the grant provider or the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

    Please Note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

    Accreditation Designation

    The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The AANS designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

    Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 08/01/2020 to 08/1/2023.

    Upon successful completion of the CME test, credit will automatically be reflected in your member record. Non-members must print a certificate and retain a copy for your CME records. 

    Copyright © 2020 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • SNAP Pediatric New to Neuro Bundle

    Includes Credits

    This course covers foundational knowledge and skills needed during the onboarding phase, particularly for advanced practitioners who are new to the neurosurgical specialty, as well as teaches and reinforces key concepts. AANS Member: $19 | Non-member: $39

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    This course covers foundational knowledge and skills needed during the onboarding phase, particularly for advanced practitioners who are new to the neurosurgical specialty, as well as teaches and reinforces key concepts.

    Pricing

    AANS Member$19.00
    Non-member$39.00

    Faculty

    Faculty

    • Elias B. Rizk, MD

    Planners

    • Alice Edwards, PA-C
    • Robin Saiki, ACNP
    • Scott Simon, MD
    • Michael Wang, MD

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    Hydrocephalus: Infants and Babies

    1. Identify signs and symptoms of hydrocephalus and infants and toddlers 
    2. Identify enlarged ventricles on ultrasound 

    Pediatric Tumors

    1. Recongize location and type of common peds tumors .  
    2. Identify imaging and lab work up of common pediatric tumors. 

    The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The AANS designates this enduring material for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

    This activity was published in August 2020. Credit/Contact hours may be obtained until August 24, 2022.

    Criteria for Successful Completion

    • Watch online course material
    • Achieve passing score of 80% or higher on post-test
    • Completion/submission of evaluation form

    Disclosure Information

    As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the AANS must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support, the AANS is required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty and any other individual in a position to control content of this activity.

    Please find the relevant financial relationships disclosed below for all individuals in control of content. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.

    Name

    Relationship/Company

    Michael Wang, MD

    • Consultant – DePuy Spine, K2M, Spineology, Stryker
    • Stock Shareholder – ISD, Neuro Consulting, Medical Device Partners
    • Grants/Research Support – Quality Medical Publishing
    • Other Financial Support –Depuy Spine, Neuro Consulting, Quality Medical Publishing
    • Board Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances -  Vallum

    Planners, faculty and any other individuals in control of content not listed have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflict of interest to disclose for this activity.

    Disclaimer

    The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration for incorporation into practice. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

    Please note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.