The Basis of a Rewarding Neurosurgical Career: A Career Guide for New Attending Physicians and Fellows


Event Date: 

Saturday, August 10, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, August 11, 2019 (All day)

About the Event: 

Course Directors:
Ashok Asthagiri, MD and Mark Hadley, MD

Course Description:
This course is intended for the recent residency graduate or post-graduate fellow embarking on his or her neurosurgical career. The format promotes interaction with faculty and peers through question-and-answer sessions, small group discussions, and a networking cocktail hour and dinner. The concepts and strategies that are provided are applicable to those starting in community practice or to those in academics, military, and the government.

Common challenges facing the new attending physician from the business and medicolegal aspects of neurosurgery to personal growth will be addressed by a variety of speakers who have either recently undergone the transition from residency/fellowship to practice to successful seasoned veterans who have successfully helped others establish their careers. In addition to practical considerations associated with this monumental shift in responsibility and priorities, each of the speakers will aim to discuss indications (and lack thereof) and the gray areas/conundrums for surgery in their subspecialty areas. The fundamentals of clinical practice are important to establish early in one's career, not only to best prepare for case submission to the ABNS, but also to help establish local reputation among peers and trust in judgment by patients. On a personal level, it will serve as a guide to development, maturation, and success throughout one's career.

This intensive two-day course is part of a comprehensive curriculum designed by the CNS to help guide participants throughout the transition period from senior residency to mid-career neurosurgeon.

Physicians may earn up to a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM







Registration Rates:

Registration Type   Registration Rate through July 12, 2019 Registration Rate after July 12, 2019
CNS Member   $995 $1,195
Non-member   $1,395 $1,595

Registration Details

  • Advance Registration Deadline: July 12, 2019
  • Cancellation Policy: Full registration refunds, less a $100 processing fee, will be granted if written requests for cancellation are received by July 19, 2019. No refunds will be given after this date. Refunds will not be given for no shows. Written requests may be emailed to Mikenya Webster at, or faxed or mailed to the address below.

    Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    Transition to Practice Course Registration
    10 N. Martingale Road, Suite 190
    Schaumburg, IL  60173
    Fax: 847-240-0804