2024 Neuro Innovate - Exploring AI & Device Development

Rochester, MN US
July 18, 2024 to July 19, 2024

This course offers Live (in-person) and Livestream (virtual) attendance options

Course Director - Mohamad Bydon, M.D., Brett A. Freedman, M.D. 

 The Neuro Innovate course will explore the dynamic intersection of neurosurgery, data science, and AI. This course will equip seasoned and new-to-the-field professionals with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the evolving landscape of neurosurgery innovation. Participants will have the opportunity to gain invaluable insights from neurosurgeons spearheading the application of registries and AI in neurosurgery and shape the future of research and practice. Industry experts will offer a deep dive into the practical applications and innovative solutions driving advancements in product and device development in healthcare.

Course Highlights

  • Stay ahead of the curve on the latest advancements and insights on the intersection of neurosurgery, data science, and AI.
  • Learn from a team of leading multidisciplinary experts in neurosurgery, data science, and technology to gain holistic understanding of the benefits and challenges of this rapidly advancing area of clinical practice.
  • Learn how practical implementation of technology in healthcare, registries and AI are being applied today and how these innovations shape the future of patient care and outcomes.

Target Audience

This course is designed for orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, neurologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, residents, fellows, researchers, and medical/health professional students.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explore the latest innovative technologies in neurosurgery.
  • Describe the impact of AI and machine learning on neurosurgical innovation.
  • Discuss the positive and negative implications of neurosurgical innovation.

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 11.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
07/18/2024 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
07/19/2024 - 12:30pm

Thursday, July 18, 2024

7:30 a.m. 

Registration and Breakfast  

8:00 a.m.  

Welcome & Introductions  
Mohamad Bydon, MD 

8:20 a.m.

Pathway to Innovation at Mayo Clinic
James A. Rogers, JD

8:40 a.m.  

AI and Novel Devices in the treatment of Epilepsy 
Gregory A. Worrell, MD, PhD

9:00 a.m.  

The Role of AI imaging Analysis in Neuroscience 
Bradley J. Erickson, MD, PhD

9:20 a.m. 

A Neurosurgery Chair’s Responsibility/Opportunity to Drive Innovation
Robert Spinner, MD

9:40 a.m. 

Innovation in Neuro-Oncology 
Gelareh Zadeh, MD, PhD

10:00 a.m. 


10:20 a.m. 

Innovation in Neuroadiology 
Waleed Brinjikji, MD

10:40 a.m. 

Anjali Bhagra, MD, MBA 

11:00 a.m. 

Identification of Neuro Biomarkers for the Optimization of DBS in Parkinson's Disease
Nuri F. Ince, PhD

11:20 a.m.

Panel: AI and the Threat to Humanity – Legal and Ethical Challenges with AI 
Moderator: Mohamad Bydon, MD
Legal: Erica Bisson, MD, MPH; Joshua B. Murphy, JD; Sachin Khanna

12:00 p.m. 


1:00 p.m. 

Innovation at Medtronic
Brett Wall

1:20 p.m.  

Innovation in Orthopedic Surgery 
Brett Freedman, MD 

1:40 p.m. 

Dan Donovan 

2:00 p.m. 

The Importance of Data Acquisition in Spinal Surgery
Steve Glassman, MD 

2:20 p.m. 

Center for Digital Health at Mayo
AJ Forte, MD

2:40 p.m. 

Mayo Clinic Platform
Clark C. Otley, MD  

3:00 p.m. 

Demographic Disparities and Social Biases in AI
Rohad Ali, MD

3:20 p.m.


3:40 p.m. 

Technical Gaps in Neurosurgery: Innovation in an Academic Ecosystem and the UC San Diego
Alexander A. Khalessi, MD, MS

4:00 p.m. 

Digital Fluency in Neurosurgery
Daniel Donoho, MD

4:20 p.m. 

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
Jay Morris, MD 

4:40 p.m.  

AI in Healthcare
Gunner Carlsson

5:00 p.m.  

Closing Remarks 
Mohamad Bydon, MD 

5:10 p.m.  


5:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception/Dinner
Phillips Hall


Friday, July 19, 2024 

7:30 a.m. 


8:00 a.m.  

Welcome & Introductions
Mohamad Bydon, MD

8:20 a.m.  

Innovation at Johnson & Johnson
Michael Tracey

8:40 a.m.  

Robotic and Other Enabling Technologies for Neurosurgeons
Emily Amick

9:00 a.m. 

Improving Surgical Outcomes within your Enterprise
Cornelius A. Thiels, DO, MBA

9:20 a.m. 

Advanced Digital Healthcare in Neurosurgery
Siddarth Satish

9:40 a.m. 

Student Projects - (8 mins each, 2 mins for questions)
Machine learning and MRI features in Prediction of Glioma Resection- Destiny Green
Optimizing Neurosurgical Operating Room Schedule: Integrating Machine Learning Models for Predicting Operative Time and Schedule Design - Karim Nathani, MBBS, MS

10:00 a.m. 


10:20 a.m. 

Start-ups in Neurosurgery
Kevin Foley, MD

10:40 a.m.

Mayo Research Shield Perspective on Data and Device Innovation 
Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MD 

11:00 a.m. 

Advancing your Technology: How to Successfully Go from Idea to Product 
Barham K. Abu Dayyeh, MD, MPH

11:20 a.m. 

Unid as a Data Platform for Surgeons 
Sean Haag

11:40 a.m. 

Setting Up a Departmental Registry 
Mohamad Bydon, MD

12:00 p.m. 

Fueling Personalized Medicine with AI - NYU Tron
Eric Oermann, MD

12:20 p.m. 

Closing Remarks 
Mohamad Bydon, MD 

12:30 p.m. 

Lunch (Boxed – takeaway) 

*Program schedule subject to change

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Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at the  Marriott Rochester. The group rate at the hotel is $269.00. In order to receive the special rates, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of July 3, 2024, whichever comes first. After July 3, 2024, reservations will be taken based on space and rate availability. Each attendee is allowed one guest room at the special course room rate.

Run of House - $269.00

All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Attendance Certificate: 
An attendance certificate will be available for those claiming hours of instruction.  No CME credit will be available for this course. 

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Available Credit

  • 11.50 Attendance

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