Message from the President

We just completed another successful ANSPA CME meeting in Boston! Our speaker lineup was superb and the feedback from our attendees was excellent! I would personally like to thank all of the speakers listed below for donating their time and talent. We are already working on plans for the Spring meeting, which will be in Washington D.C. in collaboration with the AANS! Please check the upcoming events page for more information.

I am pleased to report that your new Board of Directors is taking on new challenges, including expanding our presence on social media, actively identifying new resources and benefits for ANSPA members, and working on the addition of new online CME/content. Additionally, we continue to work with leadership of the CNS and AANS to expand member benefits.

Automatic renewal is now available to our members.You must have a PayPal account to take advantage of this feature. If you are interested in switching to automatic renewal, please email our President-Elect and technology committee chair at to make the switch! When your membership renewal is next due, you will authorize a recurring (yearly) payment through your PayPal account.

Dues for some ANSPA members expired on July 1, 2014. You can renew you membership or become an ANSPA member now by completing the ANSPA Membership Application found here.
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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our ANSPA Executive Director at We encourage you to participate to create an association that meets your needs and enhances your professional success!


Joshua Beardsley, PA-C
ANSPA President

7:00-7:45a - Registration and Breakfast

7:45-8:00a - ANSPA Update
Welcome Speaker: Joshua Beardsley, PA-C
ANSPA President
Manager of Midlevel Providers, Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates

8:00-9:00a - Management of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Speaker: Ramsey Ashour, MD
Cerebrovascular Fellow/Neurosurgeon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

9:00-10:00a - Emerging Therapies for the Treatment of Cerebral Aneurysms and Stroke
Speaker: Ali Sultan, MD
Chief, Divisions of Cerebrovascular/Endovascular
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

10:00–10:15a - Break in Exhibit Hall

10:15-11:15a - 3D Neuroanatomy for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS): Implantation and Programming
Speaker: Kirk W. Finnis, PhD
National DBS Development Manager, Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation

11:15a-12:15p - Treatment of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
Speaker: Beejal Y. Amin, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Loyola University Medical Center

12:15-1:10p - Lunch in Exhibit Hall

1:15–2:15p - Neuroanatomy through Neuroimaging
Speaker: Anthony L. Asher, MD, FACS
Neurosurgeon, Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates

2:15–3:15p - The Sacroiliac Joint as a Pain Generator: Clinical Examination and Differential Diagnosis
Speaker: Danielle Ruggiero, RPA-C
Clinical and Professional Relations, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Institute

3:15-3:30p - Break in Exhibit Hall

3:30–4:30p - Management of the Patient with Spina Bifida: Infancy to Senior Citizen
Speaker: Catherine A. Mazzola, MD, FAANS
Neurosurgeon, New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute

4:30–5:30p - Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Speaker: Yi Lu, MD, PhD
Attending Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Faulkner Hospital/Harvard Medical School

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! Click here for more information and registration!

Upcoming events

02 May 2015 • Washington, D.C

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