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

    Event Date

    Jan 23 2021, 08:00 AM to Jan 23 2021, 04:45 PM

    About The Event

    The Basis of a Rewarding Neurosurgical Career: A Career Guide for New Attending Physicians and Fellows is intended for chief residents, fellows, and new attending neurosurgeons embarking on their neurosurgical career. The format promotes interaction with faculty and peers through focused lectures, question and answer sessions, and small group discussions. The concepts and strategies that are provided will be applicable to those starting in community practice, academic practice, military practice, and those in other government neurosurgical positions.

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

    Learning objectives:

    • Implement processes to establish effective physician-patient relationships while reducing medical errors and their legal implications.
    • Describe indications (and lack thereof) for surgery for many neurosurgical disorders.
    • Identify techniques and methods to become more productive in a new environment.
    • Find strategies to help establish a career focus in conjunction with your clinical work while maintaining balance with your health, other responsibilities and passions.

    Topics include:

    • Balancing Your Passions: Mindfulness, Physical Health & Family Life
    • A New Age in Neurosurgery: Living the Transition
    • Let’s Talk on Achieving a Balance at Work: Prioritizing and Maintaining Your Ambitions & Fighting the wRVU Mentality
    • Developing a Framework for Quality Improvement in Your Practice: Reducing Medical Legal Risk, Improving Patient Satisfaction and Patient Safety
    • Understanding Healthcare Policy and How It Affects You
    • After Residency: What Happens Now?
    • Burnout & Renewal
    • Establishing Your Practice: Marketing Yourself and Your Practice, and Working with Referring Providers
    • Interdepartmental Collaboration and Multidisciplinary Initiatives
    • Let’s Talk Career Opportunities in Organized Neurosurgery
    • Financial Planning and Remuneration for the Neurosurgeon
    • On the Value of Mentorship and Maintaining a Peer Network
    • Contributing to the Field: Early Steps in Establishing a Subspecialty Interest and/or Research Focus
    • Neurosurgery Panel: If I Had It Over to Do Again...

    “The Congress of Neurological Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

    This activity has been approved for 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

    Course Date: January 23, 2021 | 8:00 am–4:45 pm CT

    Course Directors: Ashok R. Asthagiri, Mark N. Hadley

    Virtual Course will be held on Zoom

    View Agenda

    Individual Attendee Registration

    Group Residency Program Registration


    Registration Rates:

    Registration Type   Registration Rate
    CNS Member   $200
    Non-member   $300
    Resident   $100


    Residency programs:
    If you sign up four residents, the fourth registration is complimentary. All residents must be signed up at the same time to receive the discounted rate.


    Course Directors

    Ashok R. Asthagiri

    Mark N. Hadley


    Gold Level Support:

    Thank you to Medtronic for their Gold Level support of this series. Click here for more information on Medtronic and to visit their website. 

    Silver Level Support:

    Thank you to Depuy Synthes for their Silver Level support of this series. Click here for more information on Depuy Synthes and to visit their website.



    Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    Phone: 847-240-2500
    Toll-free: 877-517-1CNS
    Fax: 847-240-0804
    Email: info@cns.org

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