UCSF CME: Neurosurgery Update 2019


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Chairs Faculty Travel & Lodging Cancellation Policy

Department: Neurosurgery
Course Number: MNS20001
Activity Start Date: August 1, 2019
Activity End Date: August 3, 2019
Location: Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn
Sonoma CA

Early Bird Ends - May 31, 2019
Physicians $425
Allied Health Professionals $325
Residents/Fellows $225
Industry Attendee* $950

Regular Fee Begins - June 1, 2019
Physicians $475
Allied Health Professionals $375
Residents/Fellows $275
Industry Attendee* $1,000

On Site Fee beginning 7/30/19
Physicians $525
Allied Health Professionals $425
Residents/Fellows $325
Industry Attendee* $1,100

*Industry rate is for those attending in an educational capacity only.

Wine & Cheese Reception $50.00
August 1, 2019
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
(1) Adult Guest Aged 21 or older

Winery Dinner- Attendee $150.00 SOLD OUT
August 2, 2019
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
(No Cancelations/Non-Refundable)
Sales close one week prior

Winery Dinner Guest $150.00 SOLD OUT
August 2, 2019
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
(No Cancelations/Non-Refundable)
Sales close one week prior
1 guest per attendee only



The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of California San Francisco invites you to attend its annual Neurosurgery Update course. The course will be held at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn in Sonoma, California August 1- 3, 2019. The program endeavors to provide the latest updates and recent advances in the field of neurosurgery. Neurosurgeons, neurosurgery residents, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and advanced health practitioners can benefit from this program in the treatment of neurosurgical problems. Now in its thirteenth year, it will cover the entire spectrum of neurosurgical topics.

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An attendee completing this course will be able to:

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

Pain Management and Care For the Terminally Ill
The approved credits shown above include 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM towards meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 487, Pain Management and Care for the Terminally Ill.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA Category 1 Credit for the PRA for organizations accredited by the ACCME.

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Course Outline:

To view full program, please download the brochure (.pdf)

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Mitchel S. Berger, MD
Berthold and Belle N. Guggenhime
Professor; Chairman, Department
of Neurological Surgery; Director,
Brain Tumor Research Center,
University of California, San Francisco

Dean Chou, MD
Professor of Neurological Surgery;
Associate Director, UCSF Spine
Center, University of California, San Francisco

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(University of California, San Francisco unless indicated)

Adib A. Abla, MD
Associate Professor of Neurological
Surgery; Chief of Vascular
Neurosurgery; Director, Cerebrovascular Surgical Disorders
Program; Tong-Po Kan Chair in Neurological Surgery; Director,
Vascular Neurosurgery Fellowship Program

Christopher P. Ames, MD
Professor of Clinical Neurological
Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery;
Director of Spine Tumor & Spinal
Deformity Surgery; Co-director,
Spinal Surgery and UCSF Spine
Center; Director, California Deformity
Institute; Director, Spinal Biomechanics laboratory

Kurtis Auguste, MD
Associate Physician; Director, UCSF
Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program;
Chief of Surgery, UCSF Benioff
Children's Hospital Oakland

Marko Bodor, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological
Surgery and of Physical Medicine

Edward F. chang, MD
Professor of Neurological Surgery;
Chief of Epilepsy Surgery;
Co-director Center for Neural
Engineering and Prostheses at UC
Berkeley and San Francisco

Susan M. chang, MD
Professor and vice Chair of Neurological Surgery; Lai Wan Kan
Endowed Chair; Director, Division of Neuro-Oncology; Program Member, UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center


Peter c. Gerszten, MD, MPH, FAcS
Peter E. Sheptak Professor of Neurosurgery; vice Chair, Quality
Improvement; Director, Percutaneous
Spine Service, University of Pittsburgh • Pittsburgh, PA

Regis W. Haid Jr., MD
Vice President, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Chair, Neurosurgical Research and Education Foundation •
Rolling Meadows, IL
Founding Partner, Atlanta Brain and Spine Care • Atlanta, GA

André Machado, MD, Phd
Chairman, Neurological Institute;
Charles and Christine Carroll Family
Endowed Chair in Functional
Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic • Cleveland, OH

Cameron G. Mcdougall, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery; Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins • Baltimore, MD

Jingsong Wu, MD, Phd
Vice Director, Professor, Glioma
Surgery Division, Department of Neurosurgery, Huashan Hospital,
Fudan University • Director, Brain Function laboratory
Vice Director, Huashan Brain Tumor
Biobank, Neurosurgical Institute of Fudan University – Shanghai, China

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Travel & Lodging:

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn
100 Boyes Road
Sonoma CA 95476
Hotel Phone: (707) 938-9000

Rates: $339- Standard / $389- Deluxe / $519 Junior Suite / $579 Mission Suite + $35* Resort Fee/night
Cutoff Date: June 30, 2019 or once room block is filled

Online Reservations: https://book.passkey.com/go/NeurosurgeryUpdate

*$35 Resort Fee Includes:


UCSF has negotiated special fares with United Airlines for our course attendees.
Download Online Booking Instructions (.pdf)

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before July 30, 2019 will be refunded, less a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to registration@ocme.ucsf.edu.

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