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Course Director
Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, FAANS
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, Colo.

Stereotactic and Course Co-Directors

Robert Gross, MD, PhD, FAANS
Functional Neurosurgery: Emory University
Atlanta, Ga.

A Hands-on Workshop Steven Ojemann, MD, FAANS

University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, Colo.

Register by Aug. 1, 2016 Featured Guest Faculty

Stphan Chabards, MD, PhD
Universite Joseph Fourier Hospital
Grenoble, France
Nov. 4-6, 2016 | Aurora, Colorado
Kathryn Holloway, MD, FAANS
The Center for Surgical Innovation Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Va.
Paul A. House, MD, FAANS
Presented in coordination with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons University of Utah
(AANS), the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) and the Salt Lake City, Utah
American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ASSFN), you are
invited to attend the Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery workshop this Nov. 4-6, Paul S. Larson, MD, FAANS
2016 in Aurora, Colorado. University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, Calif.
Open for the first time to international participants, the AANS/NREF/ASSFN Stereotactic Adrian W. Laxton, MD, FAANS
and Functional Neurosurgery workshop allows ample time for hands-on training in the lab, Wake Forest University
and for questions and discussion with renowned faculty. To encourage faculty interaction, Winston-Salem, N.C.
course participation is limited to 30 attendees. Visit to register
Darlene Lobel, MD, FAANS
before the Aug. 1, 2016 cutoff, or before space runs out.
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio


Cleveland Clinic
Practitioners of stereotactic neurosurgery need to be able to use a variety of stereotactic Cleveland, Ohio
devices to deliver a range of therapies safely and effectively, but have few venues to learn Joseph S. Neimat, MD, MSc, FAANS
and practice these skills. This course helps practitioners use standard stereotactic frames, Vanderbilt University
new skull-mounted frames and other frameless stereotactic devices to deliver therapies Nashville, Tenn.
safely and effectively. Michael C. Oh, MD, FAANS
Allegheny Health Network
In addition, practitioners learn to identify standard targets in functional neurosurgery Pittsburgh, P.A.
in the basal ganglia using state-of-the-art neurophysiological mapping and MRI-guided
Karl A. Sillay, MD, FAANS
techniques. Practitioners learn and practice the use of 2D fluorography, CT scanning
University of Tennessee
and MR imaging intraoperatively to verify electrode position after implantation of DBS
Memphis, Tenn.
Konstantin Slavin, MD, FAANS
This two-and-a-half day course is conducted by neurosurgeon faculty who address a University of Illinois - Chicago
variety of neuromodulation and ablative techniques, and stereotactic planning and Chicago, Ill.
execution of stereotactic principles. The hands-on workshop sessions include instruction John A. Thompson, PhD
on correctly attaching stereotactic devices to cadaveric heads and phantoms; correctly University of Colorado
performing stereotactic targeting using available neuronavigation platforms; performing Aurora, Colo.
stereotactic radiosurgery for functional targets; and conducting radiofrequency and laser
ablation of brain targets including pallidum and hippocampus. Ashwin Viswanathan, MD, FAANS
Baylor College of Medicine
The language of course instruction is English. Houston, Texas
Upon completion of this continuing medical education activity, participants
should be able to: Course attendees are responsible for their air and
ground transportation to the course hotel. Return
Correctly attach stereotactic devices to cadaveric heads and phantoms. transportation to Denver International Airport is
Perform stereotactic targeting using available neuronavigation platform. provided following the conclusion of the course on
Identify targets used in functional neurosurgery in the basal ganglia using Sunday, Nov. 6.
mapping techniques.
Target brain regions for radiosurgical ablation. All lab sessions (Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov.
Demonstrate radiofrequency and laser ablation of brain targets and use 6) will be held in the Center for Surgical Innovations
of 2D fluorography and CT scanning intraopeartively. (CSI). Transportation will be provided for all
participants to and from the hotel to the CSI.


The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Physicians: $1,950
A certificate of course completion will be provided to each participant.
Tuition Includes:

COURSE HOTEL Official Certificate of Course Completion

Hands-on Cadaver Fees at the Lab
The opening session takes place Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Hyatt Breakfast and Lunch at the Course
Regency Aurora-Denver Convention Center with a reception and Course Dinner Friday Night
dinner lectures. Transportation to and from the Lab
Transportation from the Lab to Denver International
Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center Airport (Sunday Only)
13200 E 14th Pl
Aurora, CO 80011 Attendees are responsible for their own air
Phone: 720.859.8000 transportation to and from the course, dinner on
Rate: $166 per night (plus tax) Saturday evening and hotel accommodations. However,
a special attendee rate has been negotiated at the
To receive this group rate, please make your reservation no later than course hotel. Participants are encouraged to start the
5 p.m. MT, Oct. 1, 2016 and reference the AANS Stereotactic Course. Visa process immediately upon course registration.
Reservations after this date will be based on space and rate availability.

REGISTRATION | Registration Closes Aug. 1, 2016

Register by (1) Emailing this form to or (2) Mailing this form to AANS, 5550 Meadowbrook Dr., Rolling Meadows, IL 60008, USA or (3) Calling 847.378.0500.

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Cancellations And Refunds Are Subject To AANS Course Cancellation Policies. Visit For Full Policy.

For questions about this course, please contact Joanne Bonaminio (