Goodman Step One: Live Stream

Includes a Live Event on 11/02/2018 at 10:00 AM (EDT)


The Goodman Step One: Live Stream is the critical first step in being ready for the ABNS Oral Board Exam. When you participate in this one-day online course, you gain a deep understanding of how to approach the oral boards – from learning about the case submission and application process to viewing live mock exams.

Intended to be taken before applying for the exam and submitting case samples, the course gives you a deep understanding of the oral boards with:

  • Faculty-submitted case presentations
  • Attendee-submitted case presentations*
  • Subspecialty mock exams
  • Live Q&A with mock examiners
  • Pre-recorded overview of the exam format and case submission process
  • 9.5 AMA/PRA Category 1 Credits™

Begin your preparation for the ABNS Oral Board Exam with this live streamed event on November 2, 2018, at 10 am-8:30 pm EST.

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AANS Member$749

Learning Objectives

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

  • Articulate the format of the ABNS oral board exam.
  • Identify areas of future study and preparation techniques for success on the ABNS oral board exam.
  • Familiarize yourself with the ABNS case submission process.
  • Recognize how cases are potentially selected and defended from submitted case section.    


Allan D. Levi, MD, PhD, FAANS
Pascal M. Jabbour, MD, FAANS
Gary R. Simonds, MD, FAANS
Robert M. Starke, MD

Planning Committee

Allan D. Levi, MD, PhD, FAANS

*Mock exams use sample cases have not been submitted to or selected by the ABNS. The Goodman Step One: Live Stream is not affiliated with the ABNS in any way. Participating is not a requirement for submitting cases or taking the Oral Board Exam. The AANS encourages you to explore all of the available information concerning the Oral Board exam to make the best choice for your preparation.

Pre-Course Materials

1 HourHow to Submit Your Cases: Pearls and Pitfalls Allan D. Levi, MD, PhD, FAANS  Robert M. Stark, MD

Friday, November 2, 2018

10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Spine Mock ExamsAllan D. Levi, MD, PhD, FAANS
12:30-1 p.m.BREAK
1-3 p.m.Cerebrovascular/Endovascular Mock ExamsPascal M. Jabbour, MD, FAANS
4-6 p.m.Faculty Submitted Case PresentationsAllan Levi, MD, PhD, FAANS
David Herzig, MD, FAANS
Pascal M. Jabbour, MD, FAANS
Gary Simonds, MD, FAANS
6-6:30 p.m.BREAK
6:30-8:30 p.m.Attendee Submitted Case PresentationsAllan D. Levi, MD, PhD, FAANS
Gary Simonds, MD, FAANS

Agenda and faculty are subject to change. All Times Eastern Standard Time (EST).

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.

Allan D. Levi, MD, PhD, FAANSDepartment of DefenseGrants/Research Support
Robert M. Starke, MDMedronic, Penumbra, AbbottSpeaker's Bureau, Consultant Fees, Grants/Research Support
Pascal M. Jabbour, MD, FAANSMedtronic

Consultant Fees. Grants/Research Support

Grants/Research Support

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

Gary R. Simonds, MD, FAANS


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.


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

The AANS designates this Other activity (recorded lecture and live stream blended format) for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.

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

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