5th Annual Margaret Hackett Family Program (MHFP) Symposium: Modern Perspectives on Congenital Skeletal Disorders

Chicago, IL US
May 12, 2023
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 and future approaches will be discussed.

This activity will:

  • Raise the sensitivity of physicians and other healthcare professionals that care 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 treating central nervous system congenital anomalies.

Learning Objectives

After this 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: 
MHFP Administrator
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
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Available credit: 
  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.50 Participation
Event starts: 
05/12/2023 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
05/12/2023 - 2:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

*The agenda is subject to change.
Gordon Center for Integrative Science
929 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
Attendees can participate in this symposium virtually or in person. For questions, contact Julie Fernandez via e-mail.
As the name implies, the Gordon Center for Integrative Science is a space designed specifically to function as a crossroads of modern scientific knowledge. With an open breezeway, shimmering glass panes that allow for a sense of connectedness, and inviting, light-filled atriums that open both minds and dialogues, the structure of the Gordon Center feeds directly into its purpose. However, the building not only encourages dialogue but also creates it. By bounding the University’s sciences quadrangle and acting as a keystone between the Kersten Physics Teaching Center and John Crerar Library, the Gordon Center for Integrative Science creates a community of collaboration between the biological and physical sciences.

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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 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.
  Professor of Neurological Surgery
  Director, Neurosurgical Oncology
  Interim Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery

Richard C. Anderson, MD  Richard C. Anderson, MD
  Clinical Associate Professor
  New York University

Lissa Baird, MD  Lissa Baird, MD
  Associate Professor
  Co-Director, Brain Tumor Center
  Director, Neurosurgical Oncology
  Harvard University

David F. Bauer, MD, MPH  David F. Bauer, MD, MPH
  Co-Director, Craniofacial Surgery Program
  Associate Professor, Pediatric Neurosurgery
  Baylor University

Moise Danielpour, MD  Moise Danielpour, MD
  Vera and Paul Guerin Family Chair, Pediatric Neurosurgery
  Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery Program
  Medical Director, Center for Pediatric Neurosciences
  Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
  Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Julie Hoover-Fong, MD, PhD  Julie Hoover-Fong, MD, PhD
  Director, Greenberg Center for Skeletal Dysplasias
  Professor of Genetic Medicine
  Johns Hopkins University

Seifollah Gholampour, PhD  Seifollah Gholampour, PhD
  MHFP Professional Researcher
  University of Chicago


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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 3.50 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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