Surgical Treatment of the Craniocervical Junction


Event Date: 

Thursday, August 18, 2016 (All day) to Friday, August 19, 2016 (All day)

About the Event: 

This CNS approved course is all-expenses-paid, two-day course is held at Case Western Reserve University, and is designed for residents who seek an intensive, hands-on course in the surgical management of pathologies of the craniocervical junction.

Pathologies to be addressed include vascular diseases, tumors, deformities, and trauma. Anatomical considerations, patient indications for intervention, decision making, and surgical approaches and techniques will be discussed. Faculty will demonstrate repair, fixation, and reconstruction techniques using 3-D imaging and state-of-the-art devices and instrumentation.

Small class size and emphasis on the practicum maximizes faculty and resident interaction, and the opportunity for expert guidance and skill development. Faculty include Nicholas C. Bambakidis (course director), Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, David J. Hart, Louis J. Kim, Shekar Kurpad, Semaan T. Maroun, Cliff A. Megerian, Peter Nakaji, Michael Steinmetz, Peter A. Weisskopf, and Joseph M. Zabramski.

The course is limited to 18 attendees, only one resident per institution, and registrations are accepted on a first-come basis. All registrants must be Residents in good standing and must have their program director’s permission to register.

This educational activity has been endorsed by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons as relevant to the practice of Neurological Surgery and meets the criteria for Category I Neurosurgical Credits as defined by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.


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