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  • Augmented Reality and Fluorescence: Clinical Uses in Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Neurosurgery

    Includes a Live Web Event on 06/26/2020 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

    Learn more about how Augmented Reality and Fluorescence can enhance visualization and help support more confident surgical decision making. Speakers Jacques J. Morcos, MD, FAANS and Bernard Bendok, MD, FAANS will present their first-hand experience of the GLOW AR platform from Leica Microsystems. Featuring GLOW800, the AR fluorescence and the ARveo surgical microscope offer new possibilities in visualization. Learn more about the preliminary use of GLOW800 in cerebrovascular surgery (aneurysm, bypass, AVM) and skull base pathology. Developed by Leica.

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    Learn more about how Augmented Reality and Fluorescence can enhance visualization and help support more confident surgical decision making.  Speakers Jacques J. Morcos, MD, FAANS and Bernard Bendok, MD, FAANS will present their first-hand experience of the GLOW AR platform from Leica Microsystems. Featuring GLOW800, the AR fluorescence and the ARveo surgical microscope offer new possibilities in visualization. Learn more about the preliminary use of GLOW800 in cerebrovascular surgery (aneurysm, bypass, AVM) and skull base pathology.

    CME is not provided for this webinar.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of the webinar, participants should be able to:

    • Differentiate the benefits of FL800 versus GLOW800
    • Identify the case criteria and best practices of FL400
    • Discuss the benefits of augmented reality technologies in clinical practice

    Jacques J. Morcos, MD, FRCS, FAANS

    Dr. Morcos specializes in the field of cerebrovascular and skullbase surgery. He completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Minnesota. He then completed two Fellowships: one in Cerebrovascular surgery at University of Florida and the second in Cerebrovascular and Skullbase surgery at Barrow Neurological Institute. In 1995, he joined the Faculty at the University of Miami’s Department of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Morcos treats all aspects of cerebrovascular disease including aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, carotid stenosis, and intracranial atherosclerosis including bypass surgery. He also treats all aspects of brain tumor and skullbase surgery, including pituitary and skull base tumors (meningiomas, schwannomas, acoustic neuromas, carcinomas) as well as gliomas and brain metastases. He also has an active radiosurgery practice. Dr. Morcos has received numerous awards such as: the Dalziel Ferns Prize from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for the highest marks during 6 years and the Peyton Society Award for ranking 1st in the American Board of Neurological Surgery written exam. He is Director-at-large in the North American Skull Base Society, serves on multiple Surgeons and the World Federation of Neurological Societies committees and is Past Chair of the Joint American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Cerebrovascular Section. He is on the editorial board of several journals including Journal of Neurosurgery and World Neurosurgery. His research includes directing a microsurgical anatomical dissection lab in the anatomy of the brain and skullbase and surgical approaches and is also involved in projects using virtual reality to study the brain, blood vessels and skull base.

    Bernard R. Bendok, MD, FAANS

    Bernard R. Bendok attended Wayne State University from 1987 to 1991 as a Merit Scholar and during his junior year he served as president of the premedical club. He graduated from the Honors Program Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Biology. In 1991 he moved to Chicago and attended Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. His interest in neurosurgery was nurtured by mentorship from Drs. David Mclone and Ivan Ciric. In 1995 he entered Northwestern’s residency training program during the same year that Dr. Hunt Batjer became chair of that program. During residency he developed an interest in Neurovascular and cranial base diseases under Hunt’s mentorship. He subsequently pursued fellowship training with L Nelson Hopkins. In 2003, he joined Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of medicine as an assistant Professor. In 2009 he was promoted to Associate professor and to Professor in 2013. His clinical practice has focused on the microsurgical interventional and radiosurgical treatment of neurovascular and cranial base diseases. He served as the director of the multidisciplinary Vascular Neurosurgery and Neurointerventional Surgery Programs at Northwestern and surgical director of the Neurological ICU until December of 2014. In 2015 he was appointed William J. And Charles H. Mayo Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix.

    Bernard’s research has focused on clinical trials, advanced MRI imaging, quality of life measures and simulation with the goal of enhancing outcomes, personalized health care, and health care delivery for neurovascular and cranial base diseases with a particular focus on aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, Moya Moya disease and cranial base tumors.

    In the area of education Dr. Bendok has focused on innovations in online education and simulation based training through his work with the Joint Cerebrovascular Section and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. In 2012 he was elected as Member at Large for both the Joint Cerebrovascular Section of the AANS and CNS and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Executive Committees. In 2014 he was appointed as Chair of the Education Division of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

    Dr. Bendok is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He has received the Patient’s Choice and Compassionate Doctor Recognition Awards from Vitals.com.

    Dr. Bendok enjoys outdoor activities and travel with family and friends. His greatest debt is to his exceptional parents and his greatest joy and inspiration are his wife Karen, his son Michael and daughter Sarah.

  • Comprehensive World Brain Mapping Course

    Includes Credits

    A renowned, international faculty present advances, advantages and practical issues in contemporary perioperative and intraoperative brain mapping applications in brain tumor and functional neurosurgery. AANS Member: $349 | Non-member: $499

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    A renowned, international faculty present advances, advantages and practical issues in contemporary perioperative and intraoperative brain mapping applications in brain tumor and functional neurosurgery.

    Join this on-demand, online course for a comprehensive update on brain mapping techniques and indications from the world’s foremost experts in the field. Additionally, case presentations give unique insights into the brain mapping practices at the world's leading institutions.

    For the expert, the course offers guidance and perspectives on controversial and innovative practices in brain mapping as it is currently practiced at the leading centers in the world, including yours.  

    For the practitioner new to pre- and intra-operative brain mapping, the course is the perfect way to learn the nuts and bolts practice of cortical mapping. Learn the practical aspects of starting a brain mapping program. 

    This online course is organized into five sessions covering the breadth of brain mapping practice:

    • Session 1: Functional Anatomy, Physiology and Brain Mapping with Imaging
    • Session 2: Neuroanatomy of Speech and Historical Perspective on Cortical Stimulation Mapping
    • Session 3: Cortical Stimulation Mapping: How We Do It
    • Session 4: Practical Aspects of Cortical Mapping, Discussion of Protocols and Algorithms and Standard and Invited Cases
    • Session 5: Special Topics in Stimulation Research Techniques, the Future of Brain Mapping

    Course Directors

    • Mitchel S. Berger, MD, FAANS, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
    • Richard W. Byrne, MD, FAANS, Rush University, Chicago
    • Hugues Duffau, MD, Montpellier, France

    Pricing

    AANS Members$349
    Non-members$499

    CME Accreditation

    The AANS designates this activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Describe both the anatomic and functional anatomy of eloquent cortex.
    • Explain applications for brain mapping in treating neurosurgery pathologies.
    • List the indications and potential pitfalls of cortical stimulation mapping techniques.
    • Describe areas of developing research in brain mapping techniques and technology.

    Disclosure Information

    The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempts 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), all faculty, planners of educational content and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclose any relationship they have with commercial interests which may be related 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.

    Faculty, planners of educational content and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) who have disclosed a relationship* with commercial interests whose products may have a relevance to their presentation are listed below.

    * Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or any other relationship to a commercial company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.

     

    Name

    Type of Relationship

    Disclosure

    Mitchel Berger, MD, FAANS, FACS

     

    Grant ‑ University Research Support

    Consultants

     

    NIH

    Ivivi Health Sciences/Pharmacokinesis

    Richard Byrne, MD FAANS

     

    Consultants

    Integra

    Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, FAANS

     

    Consultants

    Medtronic/Alpha Omega

    Alexandra Golby, MD, FAANS

     

    Stock Sharholder

    Merck/Johnson & Johnson

     

    Roland Henry, PhD

     

    Grant ‑ University Research Support

    Consultants

    Hoffman La Roche, Genetech

    Abbvie

    Steven Kalkanis, MD, FAANS

     

    Consultants

    Arbor/Varian

    Toshihiro Kumabe, MD, PhD

     

    Honorarium

    Eisai Co., Ltd.

     

    Michael Lawton, MD, FAANS

     

    Grant ‑ University Research Support

    Consultants

    Other Financial or Material Support

    Carl Zeiss

    Stryker

    Mizuho America, Inc.

    Eric Leuthardt, MD, FAANS

     

    Stock Shareholder

    Consultants

    Neurolutions/Face to Face Biometrics

    Allied Minds/General Sensing/Intellectual Ventures/Osteovantage/Acera

     

    Jeffrey Ojemann, MD, FAANS

     

    Stock Shareholder

    Therma Neurosciences/Vlcis, Inc.

    Zvi Ram, MD, IFAANS

     

    Consultants

    Employee

     

    NovoCure Ltd.

    Uri Weinberg-NovoCure Ltd.

     

    Johannes Schramm, MD

     

    Grant ‑ University Research Support

     

    Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschft (German Research Council)

     

    Jay Shils, PhD

     

    Stock Shareholder

    Other Financial or Material Support

    Consultants

    Intellihat, Inc.

    Patterson, Inc.

    Globus, Inc.

    Phiroz Tarapore, MD

     

    Grant ‑ University Research Support

     

    NIH

     

     

    The following faculty and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) have reported they DO NOT have any relationships with commercial interests:

     

     

    Frederick Barker, MD, FAANS, FACS

     

    Paolo Bartolomeo, MD, PhD

     

    Lorenzo Bello, MD, PhD

     

    Nina Dronkers, PhD

     

    Hugues Duffau, MD

     

    Nicholas Hatsopoulos, PhD

     

    Guillaume Herbet, MD, PhD

     

    Robert Knight, MD

     

    Guy McKhann, MD, FAANS

     

    Srikantan Nagarajan, PhD

     

    George Ojemann, MD, FAANS(L)

     

    Guilherme Ribas, MD

     

    James Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS

     

    George Samandouras, MD, FRCS

     

    Mary Sturaitis, MD

     

    Jinsong Wu, MD, PhD

     

    Edward F. Chang, MD

    Sujit  Prabhu, MD, FAANS

     

    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 served.

    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 activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

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

    Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 05/06/2020 until 05/06/2023. 

  • NSF Volume 48, Issue 5 (May 2020): Evolution of the Science of Practice

    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 evolution of the science of practice from single center to registry based efforts using multicenter, prospective observational databases.
    • The participant will develop a greater knowledge of sophistical statistical techniques and artificial intelligence algorithms for analyzing multicenter databases in neurosurgery.
    • The participant will learn about the implications of the science of practice on quality improvement, comparative effectiveness research, payer negotiations, and board certification.
    • The participant will gain a greater appreciation of how data analysis as part of the science of practice can generate new knowledge about the effectiveness of care and refinement of neurosurgical operative indications.

    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:

    Hulin Wu

    John Burke, MD

    Robert Harbaugh, MD

    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 journal-based CME 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 05/01/2020 to 05/1/2023.

    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

  • Reemergence Strategies

    Includes Credits

    This webinar addresses challenges facing neurosurgeons returning to regular practice as COVID-19 cases decrease and restrictions are lifted. AANS Member: $9.99 | Non-members: $39.99

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    As restrictions are lifted, neurosurgeons face a new challenge: how to manage a back load of cases and safely return to practice.

    This webinar provides guidance on ramping up outpatient clinical evaluations and operative caseloads.

    Pricing

    AANS Member$9.99
    Non-member$39.99

    Faculty

    • D. Cory Adamson, MD, PhD, FAANS
    • Jeffrey N. Bruce, MD, FAANS
    • Richard W. Byrne, MD, FAANS
    • David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD, FAANS

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Identify strategies for ramping up outpatient clinical evaluations.
    • Recognize strategies for ramping up operative caseloads.
    • Consider strategies to incorporate teleneurosurgery and technology to enhance future clinical presence.

    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 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.

    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.

    NameRelationship/Company
    Jeffrey N. Bruce, MD, FAANS, FACSGrants/Research Support – NIH
    Board, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position – Theracle, Inc
    David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD, FAANSConsultant Fees – Stryker, Zimmer Biomet, Nuvasive

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

    D. Cory Adamson, MD, PhD, FAANS

    Richard W. Byrne, MD, FAANS

    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 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity was published in 5-5-2020. Credit may be obtained until 5-5-2023.

  • How to Triage Surgical Cases

    Includes Credits

    Learn how to triage surgical cases during the COVID-19 pandemic. AANS Member: $9.99 | Non-members: $39.99

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated every neurosurgical practice's ability to treat patients. With extreme constraints on facilities, staffing and protective equipment, along with new risks to operative staff and patients, how should neurosurgeons address surgical cases?

    Pricing

    AANS Member$9.99
    Non-member$39.99

    Faculty

    • Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, FAANS
    • Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FAANS
    • Gregory J. Zipfel, MD, FAANS

    CME Accreditation

    The AANS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Learn about approaches that are being taken to triage neurosurgical cases during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Recognize how phases of the COVID-19 pandemic impact decision-making regarding the triage of neurosurgical cases.
    • Acquire strategies on how to communicate with patients and their families about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the timing of their neurosurgical care.

    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 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.

    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.


    NameRelationship/Organization
    Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, FAANSConsultant Fees – Medtronic, Alpha Omega    


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

    Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FAANS, FACS

    Gregory J. Zipfel, MD, FAANS 


    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 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity was published in 4-28-2020. Credit may be obtained until 4-28-2023.

  • ICU Management

    Includes Credits

    This on-demand webinar covers ICU management during the COVID-19 pandemic.​ AANS Member: Free | Non-member: Free

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to overwhelm ICUs nationwide. It is creating a workforce demand that has resulted in many neurosurgeons being re-assigned as intensivists and has substantially altered the way that neurosurgeons are able to treat ICU patients.

    This on-demand webinar updates neurosurgeons on ICU care and provides a framework for managing patients during this crisis.

    Pricing

    AANS MemberFree
    Non-memberFree

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:

    • Become aware of the pulmonary manifestations and treatment of COVID-19 ICU patients.
    • Recognize the unique neurological manifestations of COVID patients.
    • Identify how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the ICU management of previously typical neurosurgical patients.

    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 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.

    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.

    NameRelationship/Organization
    R. Webster Crowley, MD, FAANS Consultant Fees – Medtronic, Cerenovous Koswire   
    Howard A. Riina, MD, FAANS Consultant Fees – Medtronic Speaker’s Bureau - Stryker Stock Shareholder (purchased direct) - eVasc Medical systems, Medtel Inc, eLum Technologies, Medivis

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

    (Alan) Seth A. Hoffer, MD, FAANS

    Stephan Mayer, MD

    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 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity was published in 4-21-2020. Credit may be obtained until 4-21-2023.

  • Resident Management

    Includes Credits

    Learn how programs can manage their residents during the pandemic, from staffing and team building to research and education. AANS Member: $9.99 | Non-members: $39.99

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    This on-demand webinar addresses managing residents during the pandemic. Topics include lessons learned from coordinating residents during the surge in New York City, preserving morale and team building as well as staying productive with research and education.

    Pricing

    AANS Member$9.99
    Non-member$39.99

    Faculty

    Michael Y. Wang, MD, FAANS
    University of Miami

    J Mocco, MD, FAANS
    Mount Sinai

    Gerry Grant, MD, FAANS
    Stanford University

    Rick Komotar, MD, FAANS
    University of Miami

    CME Accreditation

    The AANS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:

    • Describe the challenges that face training programs during a pandemic.
    • Outline strategies for dealing with personnel shortages and repurposing of physicians.
    • Discuss efforts to maintain research productivity and educational goals during a crisis.

    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 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.

    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.

    NameRelationship-Organization
    Gerald A. Grant, MD, FAANSConsultant Fees - Integra Life Sciences
    J Mocco, MD, FAANS, FAHAConsultant Fees - Rebound Therapeutics, Endostream, Cerebrotech, Viseon, Vastrax, Imperative Care
    Other Financial Support - Rebound Therapeutics, Endostream, Cardinal Consulting, Cerebrotech, Viseon, Vastrax, Neurvana, Blink TBI, Serenity, and NTI, Imperative Care
    Stock Shareholder (purchased direct) - Rebound Therapeutics, Endostream, Cardinal Consulting, Cerebrotech, Viseon, Vastrax, Neurvana, Blink TBI, Serenity, and NTI
    Michael Y. Wang, MD, FAANS
    Consultant Fees - Depuy Spine, K2M, Spineology, Stryker   
    Other Financial Support - Depuy Spine, Neuro Consulting, LLC, Quality Medical Publishing   
    Stock Shareholder (purchased direct) - ISD, Neuro Consulting, LLC, Medical Device Partners   
    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 to disclose for this activity.

    Ricardo Jorge Komotar, MD, FAANS


    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 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity was published in 4-14-2020. Credit may be obtained until 4-14-2023.

  • A New Standard of Care: Making Telehealth Work for You

    Includes Credits

    This live online course addresses how and when to bill for telehealth, how to conduct a telehealth visit and how to provide care in this modern setting. AANS Members: $19 | Non-members: $29

    As hospitals and healthcare systems rapidly move into telemedicine, understanding how to use, bill for and apply telemedicine can be a challenge. John K. Ratliff, MD, FAANS, Clemens M. Schirmer, MD, PhD, FAANS, and Michael Y. Wang, MD, FAANS, will address how and when to bill for telehealth, how to conduct a telehealth visit, and how to provide care in this modern setting.

    Pricing

    AANS Member$19
    Non-member$29

    Accreditation

    The AANS designates this activity for a maximum of 1  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:

    • Recognize the new role of telemedicine
    • Apply correct billing practices
    • Apply telehealth best practices and etiquette

    John K. Ratliff, MD, FAANS

    Neurosurgeon

    Dr. John Ratliff is Professor and Vice Chair of Neurosurgery, Departmental Quality Officer, and Co-Director of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery Division. As a spine surgeon, he treats a diverse array of degenerative spinal conditions. He has a specific research emphasis on quality improvement, decreasing complications in spine surgery, and improving surgical treatment of intramedullary spinal cord tumors.

    Dr. Ratliff has served on the Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Joint Section of Disorders of Spine and Peripheral Nerves, is Treasurer for the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies, and is on the Board of Directors of Neuropoint Alliance. He is immediate past-chairman of the joint AANS/CNS Neurosurgery Quality Council.

    Clemens M. Schirmer, MD, PhD, FAANS

    Neurosurgeon

    Dr. Schirmer earned his medical degree and a doctorate in medical research from Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich and at Harvard Medical School under the auspices of the Harvard Munich Alliance for Medical Education. He then completed his residency in neurosurgery and a fellowship in interventional neuroradiology at the Tufts Medical Center program in Boston. Board certified in neurological surgery and holding Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) certificates in neuroendovascular surgery and neurocritical care, he serves as the system director of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery and as co-director of the Geisinger Stroke Center at Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, specializing in the treatment of vascular disorders of the brain and spine using surgery, endovascular and radiation modalities. Neurosurgical trauma, brain and skull base tumors are his other neurosurgical interests. His research interests focus on the fluid dynamics of intracranial vascular lesions and clinical research related to stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage and aneurysms and simulation. He is the program director of the Geisinger neurosurgical residency program. Dr. Schirmer serves on CNS Executive Committee, the AANS/CNS Coding and Reimbursement Committee, the AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section Executive Committee, the AANS/CNS Communications and Public Relations Committee and chairs the Communication and Education Committee of the Council of Neurosurgical State Societies (CNSS).

    Michael Wang, MD, FAANS

    Neurosurgeon

    Dr. Wang specializes in the treatment of complex spinal disorders. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with an undergraduate degree in Microbiology and Immunology and then received his medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Wang completed his residency training in Neurological Surgery at the University of Southern California, and following his residency, he served as a fellow in spinal cord and spinal column surgery at the University of Miami Center for Complex Spine Surgery. Dr. Wang has been a prolific researcher and has published over one hundred peer reviewed papers, book chapters, abstracts, and oral presentations. He has received both the distinguished Sanford Larson and Frank Mayfield Research Awards from the Joint Spine Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons. His research areas include the use of robotics in spinal surgery, resorbable spinal implants, the treatment of cervical myelopathy, and the development of new osteobiologic agents to promote spinal fusion. He has innovated minimally invasive spine surgery techniques and, in particular, has been involved in the investigation and development of outcomes assessments in spinal surgery. Dr. Wang is Board Certified in Neurological Surgery and his specialty interests include minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal cord tumors, total disc replacement, spinal reconstruction, syringomyelia, spinal cord injury, and surgery for neuropathic pain.

    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 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.

    Principal Faculty:

    Clemens M. Schirmer, MD, PhD, FAANS

    Michael Y. Wang, MD, FAANS

    Planners:

    John K. Ratliff, MD, FAANS

     

    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.

    NameRelationship - Organization
    John K. Ratliff, MD, FAANSConsultant Fees - Stryker Spine, Nuvasive, Medtronic
    Grants/Research Support - OREF, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Clemens M. Schirmer, MD, PhD, FAANSHonorarium - AANS
    Grants/Research Support - NIH NINDS
    Stock Shareholder (purchased direct) - NTI
    Michael Y. Wang, MD, FAANSConsultant Fees - Depuy Spine, K2M, Spineology, Stryker
    Other Financial Support - Depuy Spine, Neuro Consulting, LLC, Quality Medical Publishing
    Stock Shareholder (purchased direct) - ISD, Neuro Consulting, LLC, Medical Device Partners
    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 to disclose for this activity.

     None

    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 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

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

    This activity was published in 4/13/2020. Credit may be obtained until 4/13/2023.

    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

  • NSF Volume 48, Issue 4 (April 2020): Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy

    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 epilepsy surgery including neuro-imaging for detection of epileptic lesions and the emergence of novel and minimally invasive approaches to treating epilepsy patients
    • The participant will develop a greater knowledge of short and long-term outcomes as well as methods to minimize complications for epilepsy surgery.
    • The participant will learn about the cost effectiveness of epilepsy surgery.
    • The participant will gain a greater appreciation of emerging technologies in epilepsy surgery including robotics, laser interstitial thermal therapy, and neurostimulation.


    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:

    Steven Brem, MD, FAANS

    Daniel Kramer, MD

    Martin Oelschlägel, MD

    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 journal-based CME 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 02/01/2020 to 02/28/2023.

    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

  • NSF Volume 48, Issue 3 (March 2020): Neurosurgical International Education

    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:

    1. Discuss the current state of neurosurgical training in the five continents.
    2. Explain a greater knowledge of strengths, weakness, and opportunities for neurosurgical training and education of residents and fellows.
    3. Describe the current format for residency international education in neurosurgery.
    4. Recognize the effects of age, gender, and geographical region on neurosurgical education.


    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:

    Katharine Drummond, MBBS, IFAANS, FRACS

    Karashash Menlibayeva

    Shashwat Mishra, MBBS, MCh

    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 journal-based CME 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 03/01/2020 to 03/31/2023.

    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