Tumor Section Education: CNS Tumor Complication Course

The CNS is offering a brand new live course this year focused on prevention and management of complications related to brain tumors. It will be held Jan 25-26, 2020, in Las Vegas. The faculty include:

  • Manish Aghi, MD, PhD, FAANS, University of California San Francisco
  • Mitch Berger, MD, FAANS, University of California San Francisco
  • Shawn Hervey-Jumper, MD, FAANS, University of California San Francisco
  • Randy Jensen, MD, PhD, FAANS, University of Utah
  • Jacques Morcos, MD, FAANS, University of Miami
  • Danny Prevedello, MD, The Ohio State University

This course provides a peer review forum for the discussion of complications related to brain tumor surgery. Clinical decisions, operative techniques and equipment-related issues will be discussed to pass along lessons learned, point out safety concerns and improve the surgical management of patients with brain tumors.

Audience: Practicing neurosurgeons 2-15 years out of residency

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize factors that lead to complications and poor outcomes when treating brain tumors.
  • Discuss new and different strategies to address complications associated with brain tumor surgery.
  • Discuss current research and developments in diagnostic techniques, methods of therapy and treatment alternatives for the management of brain tumors that may reduce complication rates.

*** In order to take part in the course, all participants are required to present a case with a complication of their own and engage in discussion with peers and expert faculty on management and preventative strategies.

Course Directors:

Constantinos G. Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD, FAANS, Mount Sinai

Maryam Rahman, MD, FAANS, University of Florida

Ganesh Rao, MD, FAANS, University of Texas/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Please visit the course website for more information.