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Symposia and Lectures

Our faculty and staff are committed to the highest levels of excellence in the clinical, educational, and research realms. As a premier academic medical center, we are committed to improving the status quo and the sharing of information through pioneers with world class expertise. Our lecture series and conferences are consistent with that fundamental mission as we strive to improve the status quo for all our neurosurgery (cranial/spine) patients.

This is a sample of some of our recent educational events.

Advanced Practice Providers Lecture

Sponsored by The Brain and Spine Institute.

First Annual: Keep ’Em Talking - Tips and Techniques During Awake Craniotomies

  • Date: April 14, 2021, 7 to 8 a.m.
  • Honored Guest: James H. Carter Jr., MHS, PA-C, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Duke University School of Medicine
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The University of Connecticut School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Carolyn M. Beaudin and Koichi Hamada Honored Guest Lecture

Sponsored by The Brain and Spine Institute.

Inaugural Lecture: The Immune Landscape of CNS Tumors - Implications for Immunotherapy 

  • Date: June 30, 2021
  • Honored Guest: Amy Heimberger, M.D., Ph.D.
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Cutting Edge in Clinical Neuroscience Symposium

First Annual

  • Date: November 16, 2019
  • Honored Guest: Arturo Ayala Arcipreste, M.D., Hospital Juárez de México
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Second Annual

  • Date: November 7, 2020
  • Honored Guests: Pascal M. Jabbour, M.D., Jefferson University; Dennis Spencer, M.D., Yale University; and Henry Friedman, M.D., Duke University
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Third Annual

Sponsored by The Brain and Spine Institute.

  • Date: November 6, 2021
  • Honored Guests: Ossama Al-Mefty, M.D., Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Shekar Kurpad, M.D., Ph.D., Medical College of Wisconsin; Gary Steinberg, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University, and Louise McCullough, M.D., Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
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Takanori Fukushima Technical Excellence in Neurosurgery Lecture

First Annual: Evolution of Modern Skull Base Surgery From MINT to Hemicapitectomy

  • Date: September 25, 2019
  • Honored Guest: Takanori Fukushima, M.D., Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic and Duke University
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Second Annual: Clinical and Technical Pearls in the Surgical Treatment of Gliomas

  • Date: September 16, 2020
  • Honored Guest: Allan H. Friedman, M.D., The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Duke University
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Third Annual: Bypass Surgery for Ischemia - Lessons Learned From Intraoperative Flow Measurements

Sponsored by The Brain and Spine Institute.

  • Date: September 15, 2021
  • Honored Guest: Jacques Morcos, M.D., University of Miami
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Advances and Innovations in the Management of Spine Disorders Symposium

First Annual: Innovations and Advances in Spine Surgery

  • Date: May 8, 2020 (virtual symposium due to COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Honored Guest: Ziya L. Gokaslan, M.D., Brown University
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Second Annual

Sponsored by The Brain and Spine Institute.

  • Date: May 19, 2021
  • Title: Spine Research Update 2021 - Fresh Challenges and New Horizons
  • Honored Guest: Praveen Mummanemi, M.D.
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  • Date: May 26, 2021
  • Honored Guest: Frank Phillips, M.D.
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Special Lectures

Treatment Strategies for Glioblastoma

  • Date: May 17, 2018
  • Honored Guest: Henry S. Friedman, M.D., The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Duke University
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Neurosurgery - Surgical Autonomy Program

  • Date: February 26, 2021
  • Honored Guest: Michael M. Haglund, M.D., Ph.D., MACM, FAANS, Distinguished Duke Professor of Neurosurgery, Global Health, and Orthopaedic Surgery; Vice Chair of Education, Duke Department of Neurosurgery; Division Chief, Duke Global Neurosurgery and Neurology; Program and Training Director, Duke Department of Neurosurgery; Professor, SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute; Program Director, Uganda Neurosurgery Training Program
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Neurocritical Care Lectures and Emergency Stroke Conferences