Practical Clinics for Practical Learning at the 2014 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting

The 2014 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting features dozens of practical clinics, including cadaver sessions. There, you have the opportunity to learn and perfect surgical techniques under the close guidance of expert faculty.

Below are just a few of the hands-on and cadaver sessions open for registration. View the full list and register today to secure your first choice.


001 Techniques for Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: A Hands-on Course for NeurosurgeonsObserve techniques of thoracic and lumbar pedicle screw placement, sacropelvic fixation, posterior column osteotomies, and vertebral column resection. Strategies for rod placement, deformity correction and achieving arthrodesis also will be covered.

010 Spinal Image Guidance and Advanced Intraoperative Imaging TechniquesLearn applications of image guidance to cervical, thoracic, lumbar, minimally invasive, revision and deformity spinal surgery procedures. In addition, advanced intraoperative techniques both for localization and for assessment of decompression will be discussed.

013 Transfacet Technology: An Alternative to Pedicle Screw Fixation with Interbody TechniquesDiscuss both the biomechanical properties and clinical applications of transfacet screw technology as they relate to ALIF, TLIF, and PLIF procedures. Perform sawbone trials of all the techniques discussed.

026 MIS: Direct Lateral Retroperitoneal Transpsoas FusionThis clinic focuses on the rationale, indications, technique, outcomes and complications of the lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas approach in an evidence-based fashion. Practice surgical technique and perform a retroperitoneal dissection to understand the pertinent neural structures and visceral anatomy.

029 State-of-the-Art: Cranial EndoscopyReceive didactic and hands-on instruction in intracranial endoscopy, including indications, techniques, outcomes and complications. Topics include management of hydrocephalus (including third ventriculostomy), removal of colloid cysts and other intraventricular tumors, endoscope-assisted microneurosurgery, and transsphenoidal procedures.

Visit Online for Dozens More Practical Clinics and Breakfast Seminars

Spots in practical clinics are strictly limited in order to achieve optimal faculty-to-learner ratios. Make sure to register online now to secure your top choice.

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