Pediatric Neurosurgery for General Neurosurgeons

Most neurosurgeons are asked to see pediatric patients in their practice, either electively or on an urgent basis. This course is designed to provide the general neurosurgeon with up-to-date information for the general care of infants, children and adolescents with neurosurgical issues. Topics include trauma, hydrocephalus and shunts as well as common (and possibly incidental) lesions, such as Chiari malformations, cysts and tethered cords. The general management of brain tumors is also discussed. 

Registration Fee

AANS MembersFree
Non-members$49

CME Accreditation

The AANS designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Learning Objectives

After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the stabilization and management of children with acute cranial and spinal trauma.
  • Determine the operative indications and best course of treatment for children with hydrocephalus and common, and possibly incidental, lesions, such as Chiari malformations, intracranial cysts and tethered cords.
  • Discuss the initial management of children with brain tumors and identify patients who might require a higher level of care.
  • Identify areas in which the general care of children differs from that of adults.

Faculty

Moderator: 

Mark D. Krieger, MD, FAANS

Panelists: 

Richard C. E. Anderson, MD, FAANS

Anthony Figaji, MD (South Africa)

Gerald A. Grant, MD, FAANS

Todd Cameron Hankinson, MD, MBA, FAANS

This educational activity was recorded at the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting.


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), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclose any relationship they or their co-authors 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.  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, it 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.

NameOrganizationRelationship
 Gerald A. Grant, MD, FAANSIntegra Life Sciences
Consultant Fees


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

  • Mark D. Krieger, MD, FAANS
  • Richard C. E. Anderson, MD, FAANS;
  • Anthony Figaji, MD (South Africa); 
  • Todd Cameron Hankinson, MD, MBA, 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 1.5 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 04/3/2020 until 04/3/2023.

© 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

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Pediatric Trauma "Kids are not just little adults"
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Pediatric neurosurgery update: When to be concerned for a tethered cord?
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Managing Chiari malformations and cysts in children: What's real and what's incidental?
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Brain Tumor Management in Children
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CME Evaluation
Quiz
10 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
Evaluation
8 Questions
Certificate
1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM credits  |  Certificate available