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3rd Annual Mayo Clinic Advances and Innovations in Complex Neuroscience Patient Care: Brain and Spine 2020 - General Session

Sedona, AZ US
February 26, 2020 to February 29, 2020

Course Director:  Bernard Bendok, M.D.
Associate Director:  Joseph Sirven, M.D.                                
Co-Course Directors: Chandan Krishna, M.D.Maciej Mrugala, M.D., Ph.D.Alyx Porter, M.D.

Brain & Spine General Session:

  • Multidisciplinary team approach of modern care for patients who suffer from challenging clinical neuroscience problems.
  • This course provides neuroscience care team members the latest advances and innovations in complex brain, spinal and peripheral nerve disorders including brain and skull base tumors, neurovascular diseases including complex arteriovenous malformations, spinal disorders including scoliosis, acute stroke, epilepsy, and other exciting and important neuroscience frontiers. 
  • The format will be case-based, with simulation demonstrations, panel discussions and hands-on workshops. 
  • The latest in procedural neuroscience technologies will be showcased.

Also provided are an Advanced Practice Provider Pre-Course and optional workshops designed to provide participants with a hands-on experience in neuroscience cutting edge procedures - see the Main Page to view these workshop descriptions.

This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibiting at this course, please contact Kristy Badder.

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians practicing in neurology, neurosurgery, emergency medicine, medical oncology and primary care, as well as advanced practice nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other healthcare providers interested in the neurosciences.

Learning Objectives


  • Summarize the latest approaches pertaining to minimally invasive intracerebral hemorrhage treatment and acute ischemic stroke management
  • Review up-to-date multimodal management of brain arteriovenous malformations, dural fistulas and aneurysms
  • Identify modern indications for pediatric and adult scoliosis and minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Demonstrate modern multimodal management of skull base tumors and brain tumors

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.75 AOA Category 2-A
  • 15.75 Attendance
Event starts: 
02/26/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
02/29/2020 - 2:00pm
Enchantment Resort
525 Boynton Canyon
Sedona, AZ 86336
United States
+1 (855) 421-1088


The Enchantment Resort Group Room Block is Sold Out.  
We apologize, but due to high interest in the Mayo Clinic Brain & Spine course, the group room block has already sold out at The Enchantment Resort, Sedona. For your consideration, listed below are additional hotel options. Please contact the hotel for rates and availability.

(No Brain & Spine contracted room blocks are held at any of the below hotels.  This is only a courtesy list for your convenience.)

Alternative Hotel Accommodations
Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.


Distance to Enchantment

Courtyard by Marriott Sedona
4105 W State Rte 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 325-0055

Approximately 6.4 miles, 
or 14 minutes

Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa
2250  W State Rte 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 641-6523

Approximately 6.3 miles, 
or 15 minutes



Enchantment Resort – there are limited rooms within the group room block.

Please note that you cannot secure a resort room at the Enchantment until you have course registered for the course.   An updated registration list will be provided to the resort daily Monday - Friday at 10:00 AM MST until the room block fills.  Note the room reservation must be made in the name of the registrant.  Only one room per paid registrant. We apologize, but no exceptions can be made.

A room block rate of $325 (USD), plus applicable city/state taxes, is available to course participants and guests.   A resort fee of $25 per night, per room, applies and includes local/800 calls, morning newspaper, entry into Mii amo spa, resort parking and use of all resort amenities and scheduled activities. WIFI is complimentary.  Children under the age of 18 stay complimentary.  Mayo Clinic group rates apply three days prior to and three days post-course dates, based on availability. To ensure accommodations, please make your reservation before the room block quickly fills, or before January 24, 2020. To make your reservation, call (855) 421-1088. 

The standard hotel reservation cancellation policy will apply to individual reservations unless otherwise specified.

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m.  Check-out time is noon.

Attendees are responsible for their own reservations.


Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) 

To move around Sedona and surrounding areas, a vehicle is recommended.

Hertz is offering a reduced daily rate for participants attending the course. Visit Hertz online, (enter Convention Number CV03NR0015 in the respective “Discount or Promo Code” section). Special rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended as cars are subject to availability; blackout dates may apply.

Shuttle Service: Ace Xpress offers door-to-door transportation from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (or a Sky Harbor Airport hotel) to the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock. You must make your reservation at least 3 weeks prior to your arrival in Phoenix. This is not a direct shuttle.

Additional Information 
Telephone: (800) 336-ACEX ext. 2239 (toll-free) or (928) 649-2720
Click here for online reservation requests

Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Go to Visit Sedona or Sedona.Net for additional recreation and leisure activities.

Course Director
Bernard R. Bendok, M.D.

Associate Director:
Joseph I. Sirven, M.D.

Course Co-Directors:
Chandan Krishna, M.D. 
Maciej M. Mrugala, M.D., Ph.D. 
Alyx B. Porter, M.D.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA Credit Breakdown:
General Session
Thursday: 4.50
Friday:  5.75
Saturday:  5.50
General Session Total:  15.75

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 15.75 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

Other healthcare professionals  
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.75 AOA Category 2-A
  • 15.75 Attendance

Accreditation Period

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Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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