2024 Kranzler Chicago Review Course in Neurosurgery

Chicago, IL US
January 13, 2024 to January 19, 2024
Elevate Your Expertise in Neurosurgery and Beyond!
Embark on a comprehensive journey through the world of neurological surgey with our cutting-edge program. Delve into the intricate realm of complex neurosurgery, adult and pediatric neuroradiology, fundamental neuroanatomy, and neurophysiology. Uncover the nuances of differential diagnosis in neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, neurocritical care, neuro-anesthesia, vascular and endovascular neurosurgery, and stroke care.

Explore the intricacies of spine neurosurgery, covering trauma, oncology, degenerative conditions, infections, and deformities. Immerse yourself in the world of pediatric neurosurgery, tumor neurosurgery (including complex skull base tumors, radiation therapy, metastasis treatment, pituitary surgery, vestibular surgery, and WHO tumor classifications, including the latest genetic classifications), Parkinson's surgery, seizure management, trigeminal neuralgia surgery, and pain surgery.

Our expert faculty will guide you through these topics in a dynamic didactic and quiz format, with over 400 thought-provoking questions to engage your mind and foster critical thinking. We'll also delve into advanced psychiatric surgery and explore the latest evidence-based studies in vascular neurosurgery. Our sessions are meticulously curated with up-to-date literature, empowering you to apply the most current evidence-based medicine to your practice.

This program is your gateway to enhancing your medical practice, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to provide the highest level of care to your patients. Join us on this transformative journey and elevate your expertise to new heights.
Learn more at the conference website!

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:

  • Identify advances in functional and vascular neurosurgery, such as using deep brain stimulation to treat psychiatric illnesses and new treatments for cerebral cavernous malformations;
  • Recognize pathological abnormalities relevant to neurosurgery;
  • Recognize the different practical implications between randomized double-blind studies and retrospective studies associated with neurosurgery using evidence-based principles;
  • Discuss the underlying principles of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology in neurosurgical practice;
  • Discuss strategies for managing common complications related to neurosurgery;
  • Describe how knowledge of critical care can improve clinical and surgical outcomes;
  • Characterize how to integrate principles of neuroradiology and neurology into the diagnosis and treatment of complex medical conditions;
  • Illustrate how to treat vascular abnormalities, spinal pathology, adult and pediatric brain lesions, epilepsy, and pain;
  • Analyze the benefits of neurosurgical treatments and their limitations.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
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Available credit: 
  • 57.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 57.00 Participation
Event starts: 
01/13/2024 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
01/19/2024 - 5:05pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Saturday January 13, 2024
7:00am – 7:30am               Dr. Martin Herman                   course intro, CPT coding
7:30am – 10:00am             Dr. Moise Danielpour               spinal dysraphism, achondroplasia, Chiari 10:00am – 10:30am                                                                Break
10:30am – 12:30pm          Dr. Bernard Bendok                  cerebrovascular malformations 12:30pm – 1:30pm                                                                  Lunch
1:30pm – 3:30pm               Dr. Sepideh Amin-Hanjani       vascular anatomy and aneurysm treatment
Sunday January 14, 2024
7:00am – 8:45am               Dr. Aaron Field                          adult neuroradiology 8:45am – 9:00am                                                                    Break
9:00am – 11:00am             Dr. Maria Peris Celda               vestibular schwannoma, skull base anatomy 11:00am – 12:00pm                                                                Lunch
12:00pm – 1:30pm            Dr. Sepehr Sani                          epilepsy
1:30pm – 3:00pm               Dr. Konstantin Slavin                trigeminal neuralgia and pain treatment 3:00pm – 3:15pm                                                                    Break
3:15pm – 5:15pm               Dr. Varun Kshettry                    3D anatomy of skull base and cortex
Monday January 15, 2024
8:00am – 10:00am
10:00am – 12:00pm
Dr. Todd Hollon
Dr. Sean Polster
pituitary disease and endonasal surgery
neurocritical care II (cardiac, pulmonary)
12:00pm – 12:30pm Lunch 
12:30pm – 2:00pmDr. Allan Levispine trauma and degenerative disease 
2:00pm – 2:30pm Break 
2:30pm – 6:00pmDr. Robert Spinnernerve compression, nerve injuries, nerve tumors 
Tuesday January 16, 2024
7:00am – 8:30am
8:30am – 9:30am
Dr. Rimas Lukas
Dr. Michael Lin
infections of the nervous system
9:30am – 10:00am Break 
10:00am – 11:00amDr. Jean-Paul Wolinskyspinal oncology 
11:00am – 12:00pm Lunch 
12:00pm – 2:00pmDr. Anthony Rederdemyelinating disease and mimics 
2:00pm – 4:00pmDr. Paramita Dasneurocritical care I (TBI, ICP, etc) 
Wednesday January 17, 2024
7:00am – 8:45am
8:45am – 9:00am 9:00am – 10:30am
Dr. Vikram Prabhu
Dr. Joshua Rosenow
deep brain stimulation Parkinson's disease
10:30am – 11:30am
11:30am – 12:30pm
12:30am – 3:00pm
3:00pm – 3:30pm 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Dr. Edwin Ramos
Dr. Peter Pytel
Dr. Eric Thompson
sagittal balance, osteoporosis
brain tumor pathology Break
craniosynostosis & congenital abn
5:00pm – 5:45pmDr. Peter Warnkepsychiatric surgery 
Thursday January 18, 2024
8:00am – 9:30am
9:30am – 10:00am
10:00am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 2:15pm
Dr. Carina Yang
Dr. Ali Mansour Dr. George Bovis
pediatric neuroradiology
intracerebral and intraventricular hemorrhage Lunch
2:15pm – 3:45pm
3:45pm – 4:00pm 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Dr. Keith Ruskin
Dr. Kaitlin Seibert
neuro-degenerative disease
Friday January 19, 2024
7:30am – 9:00am
Dr. Bakhtiar Yaminipediatric brain tumors 
9:00am – 11:00am
11:00am – 12:00pm
Dr. Aditya Pandeyendovascular neurosurgery, ischemia
12:00pm – 2:30pmDr. Miral Jhaveriadult brain and spine neuroradiology 
2:30pm – 5:00pmDr. Naoum Issaneurophysiology 
5:00pm – 5:05pmDr. Martin Hermanconcluding remarks 

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 more information about the in-person venue, visit their website. For questions about the event, contact Meeting Achievements via e-mail.
A block of rooms has been held at The Study at the University of Chicago for January 12-19, 2024.

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

•    Phone: 773-643-1600
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•    Individual guests must make their reservations no later than December 12, 2023, at 5:00 PM CST.

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 12, 2024.
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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 our office via email at annew9@bsd.uchicago.edu.
  Martin D. Herman, MD, PhD
  Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
  University of Chicago

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 57 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Participant Credit
Other participants 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.

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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We are pleased to provide the following opportunities for organizations to advertise their products and services to conference participants. Whether you are displaying your products in the exhibit space, interacting with physicians at one of the meal functions, or gaining brand recognition for your company through program acknowledgments, your message will reach physicians, nurses, residents, and other healthcare professionals.
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Chicago Winter

New this year! The first 40 residents who register as in-person participants and are part of an ACGME-accredited program will get 6 nights complimentary at The Study Hotel!
The 6 nights include Saturday, January 13 to Thursday, January 18. The course will book your hotel room. A credit card authorization form will be needed for incidentals and any additional nights.
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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 November 1, 2023. No refunds will be made after November 1, 2023.
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