MHFP Symposium: Topics in the Diagnosis & Treatment of Congenital Anomalies of the Central Nervous System

May 21, 2021
This symposium will introduce a variety of central nervous system congenital anomalies and the challenges of diagnosis and treatment. Specific congenital syndromes will be discussed in detail to describe various approaches to each entity. In addition, models of care as well as future approaches will be discussed.
Margaret Hackett Family Center

Target Audience

This activity is designed for neurosurgeons, neurologists, pediatricians, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the treatment of central nervous system congenital anomalies.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the complexities of living with a central nervous system congenital anomaly;
  • List the various tools used to diagnose and treat specific congenital anomalies of the central nervous system;
  • Identify congenital anomalies of the central nervous system that remain difficult to treat;
  • Describe current research approaches to several common congenital anomalies of the central nervous system.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Rosa Velazquez
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.75 Participation
Event starts: 
05/21/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
05/21/2021 - 11:10am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

MHFP Symposium Agenda
*Agenda subject to change.

To learn more about University of Chicago's department of Neurosurgery, visit us here!
Contact Rosa Velazquez via e-mail here.

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.

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  Ralph Cannon Professor of Surgery
  Program Director, Margaret Hackett Family Program
  Department of Neurological Surgery
  University of Chicago
  Vera and Paul Guerin Family Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery 
  Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery and Neurosciences
  Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

  Francis Loth, PhD
  Harrington Chair Professor
  Executive Director, Conquer Chiari Research Center
  Departments of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
  University of Akron
  Christina Sayama, MD, MPH
  Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
  Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
  Oregon Health & Science University
  Associate Professor of Radiology 
  Vice Chair, Diversity & Inclusion
  Director, Pediatric Neuroradiology
  Department of Radiology
  University of Chicago

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 2.75 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.
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
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