Neurosurgery in Press: Latest Results of Clinical Trials in Neurosurgery and Allied Fields

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As neurosurgeons increasingly practice as part of multidisciplinary teams, major clinical advances are sometimes reported outside of neurosurgical meetings. Vital information for daily neurosurgical practice can be reported at a general oncology meeting, a stroke meeting in Europe or an orthopedic spine meeting. Few neurosurgeons can attend every important allied meeting and none can keep abreast of all of the fields that make up modern neurosurgery. 

Yet, these new advances can be central to neurosurgical practice. In this course, section experts have combed the previous year’s allied-specialty meetings across the globe for important clinical trial advances every neurosurgeon should know about: brain tumors, interventional vascular techniques, spine techniques and more. Key findings are placed in context for both practicing neurosurgeons and residents.

CME Accreditation

The AANS designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Pricing

AANS MemberFree
Non-member$39

Faculty

Frederick G. Barker II, MD, FAANS, FACS
Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, FAANS
Zoher Ghogawala, MD, FAANS
Uzma Samadani, MD, PhD, FAANS
Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD, FAANS
Shervin Rahimpour, MD

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review important advances relevant to neurosurgical clinical practice that were reported at major medical meetings (other than the AANS and CNS) during the last year.
  • Apply these findings in the context of existing practice.
    Highlight ongoing trials in allied clinical fields – where neurosurgery is headed in the future.

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.

Disclosures

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 Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence, planners, speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with ineligibly entities.

Financial relationships of any dollar amount are defined as relevant if the educational content is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. Relationship refers to employee, researcher, consultant, advisor, speaker, independent contractor (including contracted research), royalties or patent beneficiary, executive role, and ownership interest, or any other financial relationship to an ineligible entity.

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 have with ineligible 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.

Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, FAANS Medtronic - Grants/Research Support
Zoher Ghogawala, MD, FAANS North American Spine Society - Board, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position specifically with a neurosurgical or medical-related associated, non-profit or similar entity Cervical Spine Research Society - Board, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances Nidus - Board, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position specifically with a neurosurgical or medical-related associated, non-profit or similar entity, Stock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.) AANS-CNS Spine Section - Board, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances, Stock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)
Uzma Samadani, MD, PhD, FAANS Oculogica, Inc. - Stock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.) Abbott Inc - Consultant Fees Integra - Consultant Fees National Football League - Consultant Fees Medtronic - Consultant Fees, Speaker's Bureau OssDsign - Consultant Fees
Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD, FAANS Chicago Neurological Society - Board, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position specifically with a neurosurgical or medical-related associated, non-profit or similar entity Brain Aneurysm Foundation - Board, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position specifically with a neurosurgical or medical-related associated, non-profit or similar entity Interurban Neurosurgical Society - Board, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position specifically with a neurosurgical or medical-related associated, non-profit or similar entity American Heart Association Stroke Council - Board, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position specifically with a neurosurgical or medical-related associated, non-profit or similar entity ACGME RC member - Board, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position specifically with a neurosurgical or medical-related associated, non-profit or similar entity

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 internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

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

Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 11/15/2021 to 11/15/2024.

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. 

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