Jefferson Update in Neurosurgery 2022

June 16, 2022


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Advancements in the field of neurosurgery are occurring at an increasingly rapid rate. The integration of these advances into clinical practice often lags behind the rate at which they emerge in the literature. Therefore, a critical appraisal of the most recent and most influential advances in the various fields of neurosurgery is necessary to effectively incorporate these advances into clinical practice. Thomas Jefferson University is a world leader in neurosurgical research and practice. Current faculty and alumni from its residency and fellowship training programs are often on the cutting edge of neurosurgery. 

In this virtual interdisciplinary CE activity, we will highlight the latest advances in the field of neurosurgery and identify ways in which practitioners from all fields can improve their practice and optimize the care for their patients by effectively integrating these changes into practice. In addition to the major topics of neurovascular disease, neuro-oncology, spinal cord injury, neurotrauma, neuroimaging, and functional neurosurgery, we will also discuss how to evaluate one’s practice, improve patient safety, and limit medical errors using quality improvement tools. All practitioners who take care of patients with neurological illness could benefit from this event, including neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuro-intensivists, neuroradiologist, anesthesiologist, and practitioners who might refer patients for neurolosurgical care.

Successful Completion

To successfully complete this activity, the required evaluation must be completed no later than Sunday, July 31, 2022. Thereafter, the evaluation will no longer be available and credits will not be issued. No refunds will be offered for failure to complete the required evaluation by the stated deadline.

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses.

Learning Objectives

Following this educational activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the application of novel cerebrovascular treatment options for the management of common neurovascular conditions, including streamlined, multidisciplinary management of ischemic cerebrovascular disease, intracranial aneurysms, and arteriovenous malformations. 
  2. Simplify nuances involved in developing a complex neurovascular practice in underserved areas.
  3. Appraise novel therapies for neoplastic processes of the central nervous system, including endoscopic, minimally invasive, and complex cranial approaches.
  4. Employ up-to-date treatment strategies for the management of spinal cord injury and degenerative disease of the spine using and evidence-based approach.
  5. Interpret the risks and benefits of various neuromodulatory, ablative, and treatment strategies for neurodegenerative conditions, chronic pain, and seizure disorders.
  6. Analyze patient care gaps and methods for improving patient safety, medical errors, and multidisciplinary communication to improve the quality of neurosurgical care in practice.  
  7. Utilize new technologies and networking platforms for the development of a neurosurgical practice.
  8. Explain the role of brain-computer-interface and novel applications biomedical science in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with neurological disease.
Additional information
Jefferson Content Development By: 
Jefferson Neurosciences Network (JNN) NETWORK MEMBER
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH)
Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience (JHN)
Content Areas: 
Critical Care
Neurological Surgery
Palliative Medicine
Patient Safety
Performance or Quality Improvement
Course Format: 
Live Webinar
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.25 Attendance
  • 6.25 CNE
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/16/2022 - 7:30am EDT
Event ends: 
06/16/2022 - 3:00pm EDT

Commercial/In-Kind Support

Any commercial or in-kind support received for this educational activity will be published and announced prior to the start of the activity.


This draft agenda is subject to change, which may affect the credit count.


This activity is a live virtual meeting.
Zoom login information will be provided to registrants prior to the start of the activity.
United States

Required Hardware/Software

This activity will be using Zoom teleconferencing software. Click here to view the system requirements.



Financial Relationships

Thomas Jefferson University endorses the ACME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education and the policies that supplement the Standards.

All planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with ACCME defined ineligible companies within the past 24 months. Any conflicts of interests have been mitigated prior to this educational activity.

Such disclosures will be available prior to the start of the activity. ​Jefferson conflict of interest mitigation process may result in changes to the program agenda.

Planning Committee

The following planning committee members have no financial relationships to disclose.
Chengyuan Wu, MD-Activity Director
Richard F. Schmidt, MD-Activity Director
Christopher J. Farrell, MD
Giuliana Labella, MSN
Caitlin Harley, MSN
Heather Brock, MSN

The following planning committee members have financial relationships to disclose.
M. Reid Gooch, MD-Activity Director
  Consultant/Speaker: Stryker


Kevin Hines, MD
Yusef Imani, MD
Gentian Toshkezi, MD
Hermes Garcia, MD
Michael Lemole, MD
Kalyan Sajja, MD
Aditya Pandey, MD
Ashwini Sharan, MD

The following faculty have no financial relationships to disclose.
Chengyuan Wu, MD-Activity Director
Richard F. Schmidt, MD-Activity Director
Christopher Farrell, MD
Nabeel Herial, MD, MPH
Christian Hoelscher, MD
Omaditya Khanna, MD
Caio Matias, MD
Niko Mouchtouris,MD
Hekmat Zarzour, MD

The following faculty have financial relationships to disclose.
M. Reid Gooch, MD-Activity Director
  Consultant/Speaker: Stryker
James Evans, MD
  Product Development/Royalties/Patent Beneficiary: Mizuho
Joshua Heller, MD, MBA
  Consultant: ATEC, Nuvasive, Providence Medical Technology, SI Bone, Stryker, Surgalign, Zimmer Biomet; Researcher: Ethicon;
  Royalties/Patent Beneficiary: Spine Biopharma
Pascal Jabbour, MD
  Consultant: Cerus, Medtronic, Microvention
Majail Serruya, MD
  Co-Founder: Nuromo (no FDA approved products)

Off‐label/Investigational Use

All faculty/presenters/authors at Thomas Jefferson University sponsored events are required to disclose whether or not their content contains information of commercial products/devices that are unlabeled for use or investigational uses of products not yet approved.  Product(s) is/are not included in the labeling approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of disease(s).

Content Disclaimer

The views expressed in this activity are those of the faculty. It should not be inferred or assumed that they are expressing the views of any manufacturer of pharmaceuticals or devices or Thomas Jefferson University.

It should be noted that the recommendations made herein with regard to the use of therapeutic agents, varying disease states, and assessments of risk, are based upon a combination of clinical trials, current guidelines, and the clinical practice experience of the participating presenters. The drug selection and dosage information presented in this activity are believed to be accurate. However, participants are urged to consult all available data on products and procedures before using them in clinical practice. support of improving patient care, Thomas Jefferson University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Designation

Physicians: This educational activity is designated for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This activity awards 6.25 nursing contact hours.

Other Healthcare Professionals: This educational activity is designated for 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit count includes .25 credit (15 minutes) for completion of the required evaluation.

Available Credit

  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.25 Attendance
  • 6.25 CNE

To exhibit at this virtual educational activity, contact Carol Goddard.


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Registration Fees


Profession/Affiliation Fee

Practicing Physician$85
Nurse/Other Health Professionals$60
 Jefferson Health Physicians, Nurse and Other Health Professionals  $60
All Residents and Fellows $0



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