Update on Tumors for the General Neurosurgeon II: Skull Base, Pediatric and Spine Tumors

Video recording from the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting for the Practice Clinic Update on Tumors for the General Neurosurgeon II: Skull Base, Pediatric and Spine Tumors. This course will provide the general neurosurgeon, resident neurosurgeon and neurosurgical advanced practice provider (APP) with brief overviews of modern principles and practice paradigms for brain tumor patient management. Our global emphasis will focus on common clinical scenarios and management dilemmas that specialists and non-specialists encounter. The course will highlight surgical and medical strategies that have emerged over the past 12 months, as well as review the expanding roles for radiosurgery, functional mapping, molecular profiling and adjuvant therapy in this patient population. We will also review practical methods to manage and enhance quality of life among survivors.

 

Registration Fee

AANS Members$49
Non-members$79


CME ACCREDITATION

The AANS designates this activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

  • Evaluate recent results of clinical trials related to the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with brain tumors.
  • Outline validated strategies to improve quality-of-life and symptom-management for brain tumor patients.
  • Compare and contrast targeted radiation treatment options for brain tumor patients.
  • Identify the roles for molecular profiling in customizing adjuvant therapy choices in neuro-oncology.

FACULTY INFORMATION

Director(s): Michael J. Link, MD, FAANS

Assistant Director(s): Manish K. Aghi, MD, PhD, FAANS

Faculty: 

Jeffrey N. Bruce, MD, FAANS

Franco DeMonte, MD, FAANS

Ian F. Dunn, MD, FAANS

Fred Gentili, MD, MSc (Canada)

Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD, FAANS

Ian F. Pollack, MD, FAANS

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

Organization

Relationship

Jeffrey N. Bruce, MD, FAANS

NIH

Grants/Research Support

Theracle, Inc.

Board, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances

Stock Shareholder

Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD, FAANS

Spinal Kinetics

Stock Shareholder

AO Foundation

Stock Shareholder

JNS; Spine Journal, Journal of Spinal Disorders; European Spine Journal; Nature Review; Journal of Surgical Oncology

Grants/Research Support

 

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

Michael J. Link, MD, FAANS

Manish K. Aghi, MD, PhD, FAANS

Franco DeMonte, MD, FAANS

Ian F. Dunn, MD, FAANS

Fred Gentili, MD, MSc (Canada)

Ian F. Pollack, MD, FAANS

*Indicates activity planner.

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 activity for a maximum of 3.25 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 05/07/2020 until 05/07/2023.

© 2020 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

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CME Posttest
8 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/8 points to pass
8 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/8 points to pass
Evaluation
8 Questions
Certificate
3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM credits  |  Certificate available
3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM credits  |  Certificate available