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  • September 2021: Translational research advances in the evaluation and management of moyamoya disease Volume 51, issue 3

    Includes Credits

    3 CME | 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 diagnosis and treatment of Moyamoya disease.
    • The participant will develop a greater knowledge of translational research advances in management of Moyamoya disease.
    • The participant will learn about the potential future evaluation methodologies for Moyamoya disease.
    • The participant will gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the indications of therapies for Moyamoya disease. 

    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:

    Dr. Hai Sun 

    Dr. Bhanu Jayanand Sudhir

    Dr. Leonel Ampie

    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 09/01/2021 to 09/1/2024.

    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 © 2021 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • 2021 Work From Home Harvey Lego® Figure

    AANS Member: $25 | Non-member: $50

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    Commemorate an unforgettable year with the 2021 Work From Home Harvey Lego® Figure. Each figure comes with a display stand, hat, and ZOOM™ screen and is compatible with other Lego® sets and pieces.

    Limit of 2 per customer. 

    Shipping to the USA only. Please allow two weeks for processing.

    PRICING

    AANS Member: $25 | Non-member: $50

  • NSF: August 2021: Virtual and augmented reality Volume 51, issue 2

    Includes Credits

    3 CME | 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 technologies behind virtual and augmented reality.
    • The participant will develop a greater knowledge of neurosurgical applications of virtual and augmented reality.
    • The participant will learn about the role of virtual and augmented reality in neurosurgical education.
    • The participant will gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the advantages and disadvantages of virtual and augmented reality in neurosurgery. 

    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:

    Ladina Greuter 

    Daniel Eichberg

    Tim Fick


    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 08/01/2021 to 08/1/2024.

    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 © 2021 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • Neurosurgical Focus: Video, July 2021: Pineal region tumors Volume 5: Issue 1

    Includes Credits

    .25 CME | AANS Member: Free| Non-member: $79

    Neurosurgical Focus: Video: This quarterly open-access, online-only journal presents high-definition videos of neurosurgery-related procedures, creating a unique educational experience that makes viewers feel present in the operating room. 

    Registration Fee

    AANS MembersFree
    Non-members$79

    CME Credit

    Earn up to .25 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 surgical indication for resection of pineal region tumors.
    • The participant will develop a greater knowledge of the technical nuances for pineal region surgery.
    • The participant will learn about innovative methods to treat pineal region tumors.
    • The participant will gain a greater appreciation of complication management during pineal region 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:

    Dr. Gustavo Pradilla 

    Dr. Mustafa Baskaya

    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  .25 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 07/01/2021 to 7/1/2024.

    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 © 2021 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • NSF July 2021: Neurosurgical management of stroke, organization of stroke management and AI (artificial intelligence) applications Volume 51, issue 1

    Includes Credits

    3 CME | 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:

    • Develop a better understanding of neurosurgical management of stroke.
    • Develop a greater knowledge of organization of stroke management.
    • Learn about the cutting-edge applications for management of stroke.
    • Gain a greater understanding and appreciation for future technologies for stroke management.  

    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:

    Victor Yang 

    Adnan Siddiqui

    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 07/01/2021 to 07/1/2024.

    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 © 2021 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • NSF: June 2021: Biologics and spinal fusion Volume 50, issue 6

    Includes Credits

    3 CME | 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 biological cascade involved with spinal fusion.
    • The participant will develop a greater knowledge of the mechanisms that can augment spinal fusion.
    • The participant will learn about the various types of biologics used for spinal fusion and additional agents expected to be available in the near future.
    • The participant will gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the advantages and disadvantages as well as cost profile of spinal fusion biologics.

    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:

    Mathieu Bannwarth

    Eric Potts

    Rajiv Saigal

    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 06/01/2021 to 06/1/2024.

    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 © 2021 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • 2021 Evaluation & Management (E/M) Code Changes White Paper

    This free download addresses evaluation and management code changes.

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    New E/M definitions for outpatient clinic visits for 2021 include two ways to code outpatient services in the new system, based either on time or complexity of medical decision making.

    Written by John K. Ratliff, MD, FAANS, this free, downloadable white paper addresses recent code changes relevant to neurosurgery.

    About the AANS 

    The American Association of Neurological Surgeons, a scientific and educational association founded in 1931, is committed to supporting neurosurgeons and their practices through educational resources, patient information and political advocacy.

    Pricing

    AANS MemberFREE
    Non-memberFREE

    John K. Ratliff, MD, FAANS

    Chair, AANS/CNS Washington Committee Professor of Neurosurgery Professor of Orthopedic Surgery (by courtesy) Vice Chair, Operations Department Quality Officer Associate Program Director Co-Director, Division of Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery

    Department of Neurosurgery Stanford University Medical Center

  • NSF MAY 2021: Treatment of spinal cord and spinal axial tumors Volume 50, issue 5

    Includes Credits

    3 CME | 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 prevalence of spinal cord tumors.
    • The participant will develop a greater knowledge of the types and natural history of spinal cord tumors.
    • The participant will learn about the surgical approaches used in contemporary management of spinal cord tumors.
    • The participant will gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the post-operative management including complications of spinal cord surgical treatment.

    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:

    Lennart Viezens

    Ori Barzilai

    Michael Galgano

    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 05/01/2021 to 05/1/2024.

    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 © 2021 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • Neurosurgical Focus: Video April 2021: Craniosynostosis Volume 4: Issue 2

    Includes Credits

    .25 CME | AANS Member: Free| Non-member: $79

    Neurosurgical Focus: Video: This quarterly open-access, online-only journal presents high-definition videos of neurosurgery-related procedures, creating a unique educational experience that makes viewers feel present in the operating room. 

    Registration Fee

    AANS MembersFree
    Non-members$79

    CME Credit

    Earn up to .25 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 indications of surgery for craniosynostosis.
    • The participant will develop a greater knowledge of technical nuances of operations for craniosynostosis.
    • The participant will learn about alternative novel techniques for correction of craniosynostosis.
    • The participant will gain a greater appreciation of complication management during surgery for craniosynostosis. 

    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:

    Edward Ahn

    Taylor Abel


    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 04/01/2021 to 4/1/2024.

    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 © 2021 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • NSF APRIL 2021: Controversies in the management of single-suture craniosynostosis Volume 50, issue 4

    Includes Credits

    3 CME | 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 incidence of single suture craniosynostosis.
    • The participant will develop a greater knowledge of the underlying pathophysiology of single suture craniosynostosis.
    • The participant will learn about the treatment options for single suture craniosynostosis.
    • The participant will gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the pre- and post-operative management of patients undergoing surgical treatment of single suture craniosynostosis.

    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:

    Jesse Skoch

    Aaron Yengo-Kahn

    Tej Azad

    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.

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