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

Upcoming events

02 May 2015 • Washington, D.C
Depuy Synthes

2015 DePuy Synthes & Ethicon
Emerging Care Providers Workshop:
Clinical Management of
Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma

Intended Audience

The Emerging Care Provider is a healthcare provider specializing in orthopaedics and neurosurgery who works alongside the physician to manage patients throughout the entire care cycle from clinical care, to post-operative care.


Course Chairmen

Joshua Beardsley, PA-C
Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates

Jason Smith, PA-C
Shriners Hospital Philadelphia


April 16 & 17, 2015
Ethicon Institute
4545 Creek Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Hotel & Dinner Location:
DoubleTree Suites
By Hilton Cincinnati
6300 E Kemper Rd
Sharonville, OH 45421

Course Faculty

Dean Barone, PA-C
Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists

Robert Griffin, PA-C
Kalispell Neuroscience & Spine Institute

Michael Nido, PA-C
Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates

Travis Hunt, MD
Central Kentucky Orthopedics

Click here to register for the course!


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