The Third Annual Primer in Pediatric Neurosurgery Common Diagnoses: An Overview for the Provider

November 9-10, 2012

Course Overview

The one and a half day conference will highlight common neurosurgical diagnoses, their presentation, workup, treatment and follow-up, specific to pediatric neurosurgery.  The main day will focus on patients that would commonly be seen in the office or an emergency room and the second half day will focus on intensive care management whether it be in an emergency room/urgent care or intensive care unit.  Our conference will utilize interactive case studies and question/answer sessions to help participants of all professional backgrounds understand the content.

Course Objectives

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

  1. Demonstrate understanding of common neurosurgical diagnoses, presentation, treatment and follow up
  2. Discuss current practice for traumatic injuries related to neurosurgery
  3. Discuss various neurosurgical factors associated with the abusive head trauma patient

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, other allied health professionals and students in pediatrics, family medicine, intensive care, ER, NICU, and neurosurgery.

Accreditation

Children's Medical Center is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Children's Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 An application has been submitted to the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN).  The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.

Conflict of Interest

It is Children's Medical Center's policy that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation of financial interest that may affect the speakers' presentations. Each speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. This will be disclosed at the beginning of each presentation.

Registration Information

Registration Fees

Attendees may register by mail or online.

 

MD

NP/PA

NP/PA student

Allied Health Professional

RN/

RN student

 

Day 1 & 2

$155

$140

$85

$85

Day 1 only

$140

$135

$75

$75


Payment must accompany the registration form for it to be processed. Once registration has been processed, a confirmation email will be sent. To pay by check, please enclose the registration form along with a check. Checks can be made payable to Children's Medical Center.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 214-456-2735 and ask for Dana Hicks.

Returned Check Policy

An administrative fee of $35 will be charged for all checks returned for insufficient funds.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Refunds on paid registrations will be issued only for written cancellation requests received by Sept. 30, 2012. All refunds will be issued a $35.00 administrative fee. After September 30, 2012, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GRANTED. Please note, if you do not cancel in writing to CME office "Primer in Pediatric Neurosurgery" and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.

Meeting Location

The conference will be held at the Dallas Arboretum in Dallas, Texas. The conference center is approximately 11 miles from Dallas Love Field Airport and 25 miles from the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport.

Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, Texas 75218
(214) 515-6500 
www.dallasarboretum.org

Course Directors

David J. Sacco, M.D.
Attending Neurological Surgeon, Neurosurgeons for Children, PA
Director of Neurotrauma, Children's Medical Center of Dallas
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Frederick H. Sklar, M.D.
Attending Neurological Surgeon, Neurosurgeons for Children, PA
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Speakers

Matthew Cox, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Medical Director, REACH program
Children’s Medical Center of Dallas

Michael Morriss, M.D.
Boarded Neuroradiologist
Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Angela V. Price, M.D.
Attending Neurological Surgeon, Neurosurgeons for Children, PA
Director of Surgical Epilepsy, Children's Medical Center of Dallas
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

David J. Sacco, M.D.
Attending Neurological Surgeon, Neurosurgeons for Children, PA
Director of Neurotrauma, Children's Medical Center of Dallas
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Frederick H. Sklar, M.D.
Attending Neurological Surgeon, Neurosurgeons for Children, PA
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dale M. Swift, M.D.
Attending Neurological Surgeon, Neurosurgeons for Children, PA
Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship Program, Children's Medical Center of Dallas
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Bradley E. Weprin, M.D.
Attending Neurological Surgeon, Neurosurgeons for Children, PA
Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children's Medical Center of Dallas
Director of Neuro-Oncology, Children's Medical Center of Dallas
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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