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  • APP Masters Sessions

    Includes Credits

    Neuronavigation, patient protection, end of life discussions, multidisplinary approaches and more with presentations on spine, pain and traumatic brain injury research

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    Join the APP Master Sessions for on-demand updates in neuronavigation, patient protection, end-of-life discussions, multidisplinary approaches and more. Geared specifically toward neurosurgical nurse practitioners and physicians assistants, watch presentations on spine, pain and traumatic brain injury (TBI) to grow your knowledge in this demanding specialty.

    AANS Members$325
    Non-members$475

    This educational activity was recorded at the 2018 and 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meetings.

    CME Accreditation

    Earn up to 12.5 CME by participating.

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Discuss research updates in neurosurgery.
    • Apply updates in neurosurgery to clinical practice.

    Faculty

    Faculty: 

    Marianne E. Langlois, MS, PA-C
    Mary P. Lovely, RN, PhD, CNRN
    Izabela Tarasiewicz, MD, FAANS
    Susana L. Skukalek, DNP, NP-C
    Andrew H. Jea MD, FAANS
    Natasha Virjee, MSN
    Elisha Peregino, RN, MS, CRNP PNP-AC, HTPA
    Emily Rogers
    Elizabeth Mora, NP
    Aruna Ganju, MD, FAANS
    John MacMillan Jr. , MD
    Ben Waldau, MD, FAANS
    Elizabeth Howell
    Arpan Patel, MD
    Robert Wagner Bina, MD
    Owoicho Adogwa, MD
    Ellen L. Air, MD, PhD, FAANS
    Robert Blessing, MSN, BSN
    Eric Ryan Butler, PA-C
    Christi DeLemos, RN, NP
    Diane M. Donegan, MD, MSC
    Arka N. Mallela, MD, MS
    Brendan McShane
    Senthilkumar Radhakrishnan
    Kristin Rupich, MSN
    Izabela Tarasiewicz, MD, FAANS
    Alex B. Valadka, MD, FAANS
    Jennifer Viner, NP
    Thomas J. Wilson, MD 


    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 Integrity and Independence, 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.

    No one with the ability to control content has a relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company except:

    Mary P. Lovely, RN, PhD, CNRN: Consultant Fees – Tocagen

    Ellen L. Air, MD, PhD, FAANS: Consultant Fees/Research Support – Boston Scientific Medtronic Inc

    Gina Connolly, NP: Board/Trustee/Officer – KAC Health

    Marianne E. Langlois, MS, PA-C: Consultant Fees – Codman Neuroscience

      All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.


    Disclaimer

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

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

    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 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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

    Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 10/15/2021 until 10/15/2024.

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

    This activity was published 10/15/21. Credit may be obtained until 10/15/23.

    Criteria for Successful Completion

    ·        View sessions

    ·        Achieve passing score of 80% or higher on post-test

    ·        Completion/submission of evaluation form

    Copyright © 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons 

  • New to Practice Bundle

    Includes Credits

    Neurosurgeons entering practice receive key resources, including videos, reference books and downloads.

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    Neurosurgeons entering practice face a whole new world of responsibilities and challenges outside of the operating room: coding for proper reimbursement, oral board preparation, professional requirements and more. Meet these challenges head on with essential resources and references. Earn up to 9.25 CME.

    • 2021 AANS Guide to Coding (Print Copy)
    • E/M Reference Card (Print Copy)
    • Building Social Media Impact/Online Branding
    • A New Standard of Care: Making Telehealth Work for You
    • Top 10 Neurosurgical Procedures and How to Code Them
    • Top 10 Commonly Missed Codes
    • E/M 2021 Update Webinar for Coders and Neurosurgeons
    • Coding for the Oral Board Exam
    • 2021 Code Red Flyer
    • AANS Virtual 2020: Socioeconomic Session

    The E/M Reference Card and the 2021 AANS Guide to Coding are print references, mailed upon course registration. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

    Registration Fee

    AANS Members$375
    Non-members$750

    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.

    Name

    Relationship/Company

    Joshua B. Bederson, MD, FAANSGrants/Research Support – Brainlab Other Financial Support – Surgical theater Stock Shareholder (purchased direct) – Surgical theater
    Pascal Marcel Jabbour, MD, FAANSConsultant Fees – Medtronic, Microvention Grants/Research Support – Medtronic, Cerenovus
    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

    *Luis Manuel Tumialán, MD, FAANS

     

     Medtronic, LessRay               

     

    Consultant Honorarium

    Anand Veeravagu, MD                                                                                                                       NuVasive ,   Stryker  ,OSTEOCENTRIC                                                                             Consultant Fees, Gifts: Merchandise, Entertainment, Travel, etc.

                                                                                                                                                           ATEC                                                                                                                            Stock Shareholder

                                                                                                                                                           SURGICAL THEATER                                                                                                       Gifts: Merchandise, Entertainment, Travel, etc., Stock Shareholde

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

    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 9.25 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 10/13/2021. Credit may be obtained until 10/13/2024.

  • NSF October 2021: Ankylosing spondylitis Volume 51, 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 diagnosis for ankylosing spondylitis.
    • The participant will develop a greater knowledge of current treatments for ankylosing spondylitis.
    • The participant will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of different therapies for ankylosing spondylitis.
    • The participant will gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the future therapies for ankylosing spondylitis.

    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.

    Speakers, paper presenters/authors 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.

    Name                           Disclosure                    Type of Relationship

    Dr. Michael Wang         Depuy Synthes              Consultant

                                       Medtronic                    Consultant

                                      Stryker                         Consultant

                                      Spineology                    Consultant

                                     Depuy Synthes              Patent Holder (regardless of whether you have received

                                     ISD                              Direct Stock Ownership

                                    Medical device Partners     Direct Stock Ownership

                                     Kinesiometrics               Direct Stock Ownership


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

    Dr. J. Patrick Johnson

    Dr. Yong Qiu


    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 10/01/2021 to 10/1/2024.

    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, October 2021: Vestibular schwannoma surgery Volume 5, 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 the surgical indications for resection of vestibular schwannomas.
    • The participant will develop a greater knowledge of the technical nuances for vestibular schwannoma surgery.
    • The participant will learn about innovative methods to treat vestibular schwannomas.
    • The participant will gain a greater appreciation of complication management during vestibular schwannoma 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. Florian Roser

    Dr. Felipe Constanzo

    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 10/01/2021 to 10/1/2024.

    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

  • 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