Kranzler Chicago Review Course in Neurosurgery

Chicago, IL US
January 24, 2020 to January 31, 2020
The Chicago Review Course in Neurosurgery has been recognized as the most thorough review of neurosurgery to residents and practicing physicians for more than forty years. Founded in 1973, this course was launched in an effort to provide a comprehensive and intensive review for residents preparing for their written boards, newly-established neurosurgeons preparing for their oral boards, and practicing neurosurgeons who want to ensure their diagnostic and surgical skills are current. The course has been renamed to memorialize Dr. Leonard Kranzler's forty year commitment to directing the course, and is now hosted by Dr. Martin Herman and the University of Chicago. The week-long course has been updated to include continuous quiz questions to participants and self-assessment modules to supplement the rigorous lecture schedule offering basic neuroscience, neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, neuro-oncology, pediatric neurosurgery, vascular neurosurgery, and functional and spine neurosurgery.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals in the specialty of neurosurgery.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss how to apply principles of neuroanatomy to neurosurgical practice;
  • Characterize how to integrate principles of neuropathology to diagnosis and treatment;
  • Describe how knowledge of basic science can improve clinical and surgical practices;
  • Recognize pathological abnormalities relevant to neurosurgery;
  • List the principles of general surgery relevant to neurosurgery;
  • Analyze the benefits of neurosurgical treatments and their limitations;
  • Recognize the evidence-based principles associated with neurosurgery and the treatment of pain;
  • Discuss strategies for managing common complications related to neurosurgery.
Additional information
ABMS Core Competencies: 
Medical Knowledge
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Course Brochure959.38 KB
Available credit: 
  • 74.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 74.25 Participation
Event starts: 
01/24/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
01/31/2020 - 7:00pm
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Kranzler Chicago Review Course in Neurosurgery Schedule

Kranzler Chicago Review Course in Neurosurgery Schedule
*Agenda subject to change.

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
To learn more about the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, click here.
The InterContinental Chicago was built in 1929 and remains a true icon of the great city of Chicago. Situated right on the Chicago Magnificent Mile, one block north of the Chicago River, participants have easy access to restaurants, high end shopping, and all the attractions the city has to offer.
Reservations and Rates:
  • Room Rates: $119+ USD per night; Grand Tower
  • Check-in: 3:00PM CT, Check-out: 11:00AM CT
To reserve a sleeping room attached to the group room block:
  • Phone: Please call the hotel at 800-628-2112 and identify yourself as part of the Chicago Review Course or reference booking code PVA.
  • Online: Should you prefer, you can also book online by clicking the button below.

Only a limited number of rooms are available, so make you reservation before they are gone!
Note: The group link is not tablet or mobile friendly. The link automatically populates the peak contracted dates. Click on “change search” to personalize dates.
Note: Sleeping room rate does not include applicable state and local taxes.
Individual guests must make their own reservations by 5:00 PM CT on January 2, 2020. After the cut-off date, it is at the hotel’s discretion whether to accept additional reservations, which will be subject to prevailing group rates based on availability. An early departure charge equal to one night plus tax will apply for check out prior to the confirmed checkout date. Guests wishing to avoid this fee must advise the hotel at or before check-in.
Individual reservations can be canceled at least 72 hours prior to arrival date without penalty. If a reservation is canceled within 72 hours of arrival, a 1 night room and tax charge will apply.

Additionally, The University establishes preferred relationships with hotels in Hyde Park and the city of Chicago for visitors and guests. These hotels offer discounted rates and complimentary amenities when booking under the University's name. Please contact the hotel directly and request "The University of Chicago rate" to receive the discounted rate and to ensure your stay is credited as a University booking. For the complete list of hotels and more information, click here!
Valet parking at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel will be available to registered participants who are driving to the conference, including $10 off overnight parking.
  • Up to 2 hours: $27.00
  • 2-8 hours: $39.00
  • 8-24 hours/overnight: $71.00

There is no self-parking available at the InterContinental. Multiple garage within walking distance of the hotel are available as well.

ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact Meeting Achievements via email at

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  Martin D. Herman, MD, PhD
  The University of Chicago

University of Chicago
Issam Awad, MD
Julian Bailes, MD
David Frim, MD, PhD
Martin Herman, MD, PhD
Peleg Horowitz, MD, PhD
Anthony Reder, MD
Helene Rubeiz, MD
Keith Ruskin, MD
Peter Warnke, MD
Bakhtiar Yamini, MD
Carina Yang, MD

University of Illinois
Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD
Thomas Mizen, MD
Konstantine Slavin, MD
Manuel Utset, MD

Northwestern University
Joshua Rosenow, MD
Adam Sonabend, MD
Loyola University
Anand Germanwala, MD
Vikram Prabhu, MD
Joseph Serrone, MD
Michael Schneck, MD

Rush University
Richard Byrne, MD
Michael Lin, MD
Richard Penn, MD
Vincent Traynelis, MD

University of Miami
Allan Levi, MD, PhD

Harvard University
Ramon G. Gonzalez, MD

University of Pennsylvania
Robert A. Zimmerman, MD

Mayo Clinic
Michael Link, MD
Robert Spinner, MD

Cleveland Clinic
David Rothner, MD
Michael Steinmetz, MD

Mount Sinai Hospital NY
Thomas Naidich, MD

University of North Carolina
Mauricio Castillo, MD

MetroHealth, Cleveland
Agnieszka Ardelt, MD, PhD


Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 74.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Health Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

European Union of Medical Specialties
The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit with the European Union of Medical Specialties (UEMS). International physicians interested in converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to EACCME credit should contact the UEMS.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. More information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit.

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CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee less a $150 administrative fee will be refunded when written notification is received by January 1, 2020. No refunds will be made after January 3, 2020.
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