2023 Kranzler Chicago Review Course in Neurosurgery

Chicago, IL US
January 14, 2023 to January 20, 2023
For almost fifty years, this activity has been the most thorough educational experience for practicing and training neurosurgeons. Founded in 1973 by Dr. Leonard Kranzler, this course was launched 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. Memorializing Dr. Kranzler's forty-year commitment to neurosurgical education, it is now hosted by Dr. Martin Herman and the University of Chicago.
This activity provides a comprehensive review of all aspects of complex neurosurgery, neuroradiology, basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, neurocritical care, neuro-anesthesia, vascular neurosurgery and stroke, spine neurosurgery (trauma, oncology, degenerative, infection), pediatric neurosurgery, tumor neurosurgery (including complex anatomy of skull base tumors, radiation and treatment of metastasis and seizures, pituitary surgery, vestibular surgery, and WHO tumor classifications), Parkinson's surgery, trigeminal neuralgia surgery, and pain surgery. Expert faculty present topics in a didactic and quiz format to facilitate engagement, knowledge gain, and critical thinking. Additionally, current advances in MRI and neuro-oncology are presented, as well as up-to-date results of evidenced-based studies in vascular neurosurgery. Sessions include up-to-date literature so participants can use the latest evidence-based medicine to guide their practice. It will provide participants with the knowledge to improve their practice and give them the skills to deliver the highest levels of patient care.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss how to apply principles of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology to neurosurgical practice;
  • Characterize how to integrate principles of neuroradiology into the diagnosis and treatment of complex conditions;
  • Describe how knowledge of neurology can improve clinical neurosurgical practices;
  • Recognize neuropathological abnormalities relevant to neurosurgery;
  • Analyze the key principles of neurocritical care that are important to neurosurgical practice;
  • Illustrate how to use evidence-based principles to treat vascular abnormalities, spinal pathology, adult and pediatric brain tumors, epilepsy, and pain using evidence-based principles;
  • Discuss strategies for managing common complications related to neurosurgery.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
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Available credit: 
  • 56.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 56.75 Participation
Event starts: 
01/14/2023 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
01/20/2023 - 3:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

2023 Kranzler Chicago Review Course in Neurosurgery Schedule
The agenda is subject to change.

David Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago
1201 E 60th St
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
Learners can attend this event in person or virtually. For questions about the event, contact Meeting Achievements via e-mail.
Visit the University of Chicago's David Rubenstein Forum website.
A block of rooms has been held at The Study at the University of Chicago for January 13-20, 2023. 

Featuring 167 rooms including nine brand signature Study units and a complement of premium Suites. Rooms are equipped with all the amenities the modern traveler needs—whether he or she is a scholarly guest seeking the perfect leather reading chair, a visiting executive in need of an expansive work desk, or a prospective student looking for a view of the campus through floor-to-ceiling windows. All guestrooms feature comfortable feather-topped beds, Frette linens and towels, a soft leather chair and ottoman from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, lighting from Spain-based Marset, and modern bathrooms with C.O. Bigelow toiletries. Guests enjoy essential complimentary amenities including wireless high-speed Internet, bottled water, newspapers, and morning coffee available through our Living Room.

The Study is located at 1227 E 60th St, right next door to the Rubenstein Forum. Learn more at their website.
RATES $169/night (Rate does not include applicable state and local taxes.)
RESERVATIONS When calling or emailing reference the group name: Kranzler Chicago Review Course in Neurosurgery
CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT Check-in time is 3:00 PM. Checkout time is 12:00 PM.

LATE CHECK-OUT FEE If a guest wishes to check out after the 12:00 PM check-out time, a late check-out fee may be charged to that guest's account. Although the hotel will attempt to accommodate the requests for late check-out, this option may not be available to all guests based on the hotel’s occupancy and housekeeping requirements.

INDIVIDUAL CANCELLATION A 24-hour cancellation policy will apply to each reservation. To avoid a one-night room and tax cancellation penalty, reservations must be canceled by 3 PM CST 24 hours before the arrival date of January 13, 2023.

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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 canceled 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
  Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
  University of Chicago

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Moise Danielpour, MD
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Mayo Clinic
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George Bovis, MD
Miral Jhaveri, MD
Michael Lin, MD
Sepehr Sani, MD
Vincent Traynelis, MD

University of Chicago
Issam Awad, MD
Naoum Issa, MD, PhD
Sean Polster, MD
Peter Pytel, MD
Edwin Ramos, MD
Anthony Reder, MD
Keith Ruskin, MD
Peter Warnke, MD
Bakhtiar Yamini, MD
Carina Yang, MD
University of Miami
Allan Levi, MD, PhD

University of Michigan
Aditya Pandey, MD

University of Illinois
Konstantin Slavin, MD

University of Wisconsin
Aaron Field, MD, PhD

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships 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 (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 56.75 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 converting Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit.

Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference ends. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.

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