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  PRACTICAL COURSES

Improve your surgical skills through one of these 28 optional Practical Courses. Held Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2, Practical Courses are led by expert neurosurgical educators and available on a variety of topics including:

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1: ALL DAY, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
PC01 PC01 NINDS/CNS Workshop on Grant Writing and Career Development
Course Director(s): Stephen Korn; E. Antonio Chiocca
Faculty: Robert J. Dempsey, Frances Jensen, S. Thomas Carmichael, Walter J. Koroshetz, John K. Park
Rate: Complimentary
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This course is divided into two sessions (a morning and an afternoon session). The morning session (7:30 AM to 12 PM) is for R25 residents, as well as a limited number of non-R25 residents and fellows (on a first-come, first-serve basis). The afternoon session (1 PM to 5 PM) is open to all interested residents, fellows and junior faculty who are within 5 years of completion of clinical training. A reception will immediately follow the Practical Course. No CME will be awarded for this course.

If you are a NINDS R25 Residency Fellow, please click here.

If you are a CNS Resident or Junior Faculty within the first five years of clinical training, please click here.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1: AFTERNOON, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
PC02 PC02 3-D Anatomy (Supratentorial)
Course Director(s): Albert L. Rhoton
Rate: $450
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PC03 PC03 Surgical Management of Tumors in Eloquent Regions
Course Director(s): Linda M. Liau
Faculty: Mitchel S. Berger, Hugues Duffau,Allan H. Friedman, Guy M. McKhann, Nader Pouratian
Rate: $450
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PC04 PC04 The Essentials of Neurosurgical ICU Management
Course Director(s): Alex B. Valadka, Owen B. Samuels
Faculty: William M. Coplin, Peter LeRoux, Adam Webb
Rate: $275
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PC05 PC05 CPT Coding Review and What to Expect in 2012
Course Director(s): Joseph S. Cheng
Faculty: Mina Foroohar, William Mitchell, Kimberly Pollock, John K. Ratliff, G. Edward Vates
Rate: $450
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PC06 PC06 Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy and Radiculopathy: Treatment Approaches and Options
Course Director(s): Michael G. Kaiser
Faculty: Kurt M. Eichholz, James S. Harrop, Langston T. Holly, John E. O’Toole
Rate: $550
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PC07 PC07 Spine Biomechanics:  A Focus on Junctional Pathology
Course Director(s): Edward C. Benzel
Faculty: Ajit A. Krishnaney, Praveen V. Mummaneni, Gregory R. Trost, Michael Y. Wang
Rate: $450
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2: ALL DAY, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PC08 PC08 Inpatient and Outpatient Management Dilemmas for Allied Health Care Professionals
Course Director(s): John A. Jane, Jr., Andrew L. Strayer, MSN, APNP, CNRN
Faculty: Nathaniel P. Brooks, Aaron S. Dumont, Elena Farace, David O. Okonkwo, Nader Pouratian, Mark Edwin Shaffrey, Justin S. Smith, Michael P. Steinmetz
Rate: $325
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PC09 PC09 Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (Cadaver Course)
Course Director(s): Richard G. Fessler
Faculty: Kurt M. Eichholz, Langston T. Holly, John C. Liu, Alfred T. Ogden, John E. O’Toole, Justin S. Smith, Trent Lane Tredway
Rate: $1,600
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PC10 PC10 Brain Tumor Update
Course Director(s): Frederick F. Lang, Andrew T. Parsa
Faculty: Manish K. Aghi, Frederick G. Barker, John A. Boockvar, Jeffrey N. Bruce , Johnny B. Delashaw, Franco DeMonte, Michael Lim, Russell R. Lonser, Mark E. Shaffrey, Charles Teo, Philip V. Theodosopoulos
Rate: $500
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PC11 PC11 Simulation Based Neurosurgical Training
Course Director(s): Ali R. Rezai, Darlene Angela Lobel, James S. Harrop
Faculty: Paul A. Anderson, Bernard R. Bendok, Peter Campbell, Rohan Chitale, James B. Elder,William Horton, Thomas Kerwin, Elad I. Levy, J D. Mocco, Daniel M. Prevedello, Andrew J. Ringer, Ben Z. Roitberg, Clemens M. Schirmer, Ashwini D. Sharan, Adnan H. Siddiqui, Erol Veznedaroglu
Rate: Complimentary
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2: MORNING, 8:00 – 11:30 AM
PC12 PC12 Trauma Update Part I: Traumatic Brain Injury
Course Director(s): Raj K. Narayan
Faculty: M. Ross Bullock, Geoffrey T. Manley, David O. Okonkwo, Harold Rekate, Lori Anne Shutter, Shelly D. Timmons
Rate: $450
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PC13 PC13 Cranial Radiosurgery Update
Course Director(s): Randy L. Jensen
Faculty: David W. Andrews, Steven D. Chang, Antonio A.F. DeSalles, Michael William McDermott, Jason P. Sheehan, Andrew E. Sloan
Rate: $450
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PC14 PC14 Contemporary Principles of Spinal Deformity Surgery
Course Director(s): Christopher I. Shaffrey, Praveen V. Mummaneni
Faculty: Christopher P. Ames, James S. Harrop, Robert F. Heary, Tyler R. Koski, Charles Kuntz, IV, Frank La Marca, David O. Okonkwo
Rate: $450
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PC15 PC15 Using Evidence-Based Medicine to Manage Spinal Disorders
Course Director(s): Paul C. McCormick, Peter D. Angevine
Faculty: Mark H. Bilsky, John Chi, John E. O'Toole, Marjorie C. Wang
Rate: $450
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PC16 PC16 Masters of Cranial Neuroendoscopy
Course Director(s): Alan R. Cohen, James M. Drake
Faculty: Jacques Caemaert, Jonathan A. Engh, J. Andre Grotenhuis, Carl B. Heilman, John Jane, Jr., David F. Jimenez, Henry W.S. Schroeder, Theodore H. Schwartz, Mark M. Souweidane, Charles Teo, John C. Wellons, III
Rate: $450
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PC17 PC17 Open Aneurysm Surgery: A 3-D Practical Course
Course Director(s): Byron Gregory Thompson, Michael T. Lawton
Faculty: Paul J. Camarata, Fady T. Charbel, Ali F. Krisht, Jacques J. Morcos, Howard A. Riina
Rate: $450
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PC18 PC18 Deep Brain Stimulation: Indications and Emerging Applications
Course Director(s): Robert E. Gross
Faculty: Kelly D. Foote, Clement Hamani, Zelma HT Kiss, Andre Machado, Joseph Samir Neimat
Rate: $450
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2: AFTERNOON, 12:30 – 4:00 PM
PC19 PC19 Cranial Neurosurgery: Complication Avoidance and Management
Course Director(s): William T. Couldwell
Faculty: Ossama Al-Mefty, Alim-Louis Benabid, Mitchel S. Berger,Raj K. Narayan
Rate: $450
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PC20 PC20 Trauma Update Part II: Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Injury
Course Director(s): Michael G. Fehlings
Faculty: Bizhan Aarabi, Steven Casha, Richard G. Ellenbogen, James S. Harrop, Christopher I. Shaffrey
Rate: $450
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PC21 PC21 Implementing and Utilizing the Metastatic Brain Tumor Clinical Practice Guideines in Everyday Practice
Course Director(s): Steven N. Kalkanis
Faculty: David W. Andrews, Anthony L. Asher, Douglas Kondziolka, Mark E. Linskey, Jeffrey J. Olson
Rate: $450
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PC22 PC22 Spinal Metastatic Tumors: Contemporary Multidisciplinary Treatment
Course Director(s): Peter C. Gerszten
Faculty: Lilyana Angelov, Mark H. Bilsky, Steven D. Chang, Jason P. Sheehan, Jason Andrew Weaver
Rate: $450
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PC23 PC23 3-D Anatomy (Infratentorial)
Course Director(s): Albert L. Rhoton
Rate: $450
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PC24 PC24 Principles and Practice of Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Course Director(s): Robert J. Spinner, Allan H. Friedman
Faculty: Allan J. Belzberg, Allen H. Maniker, Rajiv Midha, Lynda J.S. Yang, Eric L. Zager
Rate: $450
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PC25 PC25 My Worst Spinal Complication: What I Learned
Course Director(s): Charles Kuntz, IV
Faculty: Robert J. Bohinski, Richard G. Fessler, Robert F. Heary, Praveen V. Mummaneni, Laurence D. Rhines, Christopher I. Shaffrey, Michael P. Steinmetz
Rate: $500
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PC26 PC26 Neurocritical Care and Neurosurgical Emergencies Update
Course Director(s): Jack Jallo
Faculty: Pascal Jabbour, Douglas Laske, Christopher J. Madden, John K. Ratliff, Matthew Vibbert
Rate: $450
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PC27 PC27 Operative Indications, Options and Techniques for Epilepsy
Course Director(s): Gordon H. Baltuch
Faculty: Nicholas M. Barbaro, Warren W. Boling, Guy M. McKhann, David W. Roberts, Robert E. Wharen, Kareem A. Zaghloul
Rate: $450
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PC28 PC28 Expanding Your Neurosurgical Pain Practice
Course Director(s): Julie G. Pilitsis
Faculty: Giovanni Broggi, Jeffrey A. Brown, Alon Y. Mogilner, Oren Sagher, Konstantin V. Slavin, Christopher J. Winfree
Rate: $450
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PC29 PC29 Ethics in Neurosurgical Practice: Designing a High Quality, Meaningful, and Personally Satisfying Clinical Practice
Course Director(s): Nicholas Bambakidis
Faculty: Edward C. Benzel, Charles V. Burton, Fahd R. Khan, Charles D. Rosen
Rate: Complimentary
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 •  November 30, 2011
    CME Tracking & Evaluation Deadline.
 


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