The ANSPA Spring 2015 CME Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. on May 2 & 3, 2015 in collaboration with the AANS Advance Practice Provider curriculum! The two morning meetings are the Plenary Sessions of the Advanced Practice Provider course, and are free to AANS Scientific Meeting attendees. Breakfast seminars and practical clinics are also offered through the AANS website. If you are planning on attending the ANSPA / AANS APP Plenary Sessions, please click here for more information and registration!

ANSPA Spring 2015 Plenary Sessions
Saturday & Sunday, May 2-3, 2015
Washington, D.C.

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Plenary Session 1
8:00 am-12:00 pm

8:00-8:55a - The Pediatric Brain: Tumors and Trauma
Speaker: Andrew Reisner, MD, FACS, FAAP

8:55-9:50a - Current Nonsurgical Treatment of Primary Brain Tumors and Metastatic Disease: What PA's and NP's Need to Know
Speaker: David Black, PA-C

9:50-10:10a - Break

10:10-11:05a - Seizure Evaluation and Surgical Treatment
Speaker: Ashwini Sharan, MD

11:05a-12:00p - Peripheral Nerve: Evaluation, Workup, and Treatment
Speaker: Allen H. Maniker, MD, FAANS

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Plenary Session 2
7:30 am-11:30 am

7:30-8:25a - The Pediatric Spine: Tumors and Trauma
Speaker: Rachana Tyagi, MD

8:25-9:20a - Vasospasm and Post-Op Management
Speaker: Charlie Prestigiacamo, MD

9:20-9:40a - Break

9:40-10:35a - Effective Solutions Regarding Reimbursement for PA's and NP's
Speaker: Michael L. Powe

10:35-11:30a - MRI Guided Laser Ablation for Intracranial Pathologies
Speaker: Shabbar Danish, MD

ANSPA is pleased to announce a webinar series provided by Biomet.  Register for free at, and login on March 5, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. for a live moderated webcast on decompressive craniotomy.  See below for details!
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Decompressive Craniectomy:
Current and Future Prominence

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March 5, 2015
2:00 P.M. EST/ 7:00 P.M. UTC
Live Moderated Webcast

Peter Kirkpatrick, FRCS (SN), FMedSci

Consultant Neurosurgeon and Honorary Lecturer
Addenbrooke’s Hospital NHS Trust
Division of Neurosurgery
Department of Clinical Neurosciences
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom

This event will focus on pathophysiologicial principles that underlie the evidence of decompression for the treatment of intercrainal pressure. Mr. Kirkpatrick will discuss post-decompression craniectomy reconstruction including consideration for timing and new ideas in the field.

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