Fourth Annual Margaret Hackett Family Program: Symposium Research Perspectives and the Study of CNS Congenital Anomalies

May 20, 2022
This symposium will introduce a variety of central nervous system (CNS) 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.

This activity will:

  • Raise the sensitivity of physicians and other healthcare professionals caring for patients who suffer from CNS congenital anomalies;
  • Provide a forum for medical professionals from varied specialties to share ideas and approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of CNS congenital anomalies;
  • Enhance enthusiasm for the treatment of patients with CNS congenital anomalies.

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 CNS congenital anomaly;
  • List the various tools used to diagnose and treat specific CNS congenital anomalies;
  • 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: 
Medical Knowledge
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Julie Droessler
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.75 Participation
Event starts: 
05/20/2022 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
05/20/2022 - 12:25pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Fourth Annual Margaret Hackett Family Program Agenda

*Agenda subject to change.
Online Webinar
Chicago, IL
United States
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  Professor of Neurological Surgery
  Director, Neurosurgical Oncology
  Interim Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery
  Director of Neurosurgical Oncology
  Christopher K. Fellows Family Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery
  Associate Professor, Harvard
  Boston Children’s Hospital

Francis Loth, PhD  Francis Loth, PhD
  Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Professor
  Bioengineering Executive Director, Conquer Chiari Research Center
  Northeastern University
  Bernard G. Sarnat M.D. Professor of Surgery
  Professor of Pediatrics, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  Department of Surgery
  The University of Chicago
  David Bauer, MD, MPH
  Co-Director, Craniofacial Surgery Program
  Associate Professor, Pediatric Neurosurgery
  Baylor College of Medicine
  Texas Children's Hospital


Disclosure Declarations
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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 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.
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