5th Annual Mayo Clinic Neurosurgery and Neurology Advances Update: Brain, Spine, and Peripheral Nerves

Scottsdale, AZ US
April 4, 2024 to April 6, 2024

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

Course Director: Bernard R. Bendok, M.D.

April 4 - 6, 2024 - Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale - Scottsdale, Arizona

The modern care of patients who suffer from challenging clinical neuroscience problems requires a multidisciplinary team. This course provides neuroscience care team members with the latest advances and innovations in complex brain, spinal and peripheral nerve disorders including brain and skull base tumors, neurovascular diseases with complex arteriovenous malformations, spinal disorders including scoliosis, acute stroke, epilepsy, and other challenging and important neuroscience frontiers.

Student Scholarship Opportunity: Call for Abstracts!

Students interested in attending have the opportunity to receive their course registration fee waived. 

To apply, students must submit one of the two options below: 

  1. Submit a 300 word abstract based on previous research related to Neurosurgery

  2. Write an essay that discusses the topic “What is the Future of Neuroscience Patient Care.” Submit a 300 word synopsis that adequately summarizes your proposal. 

If selected, students will be expected to bring their submitted research abstract or essay on a poster to be featured during the conference. 

Scholarship Submission Eligibility: To qualify, you must be an APP student or medical student. 

Submission Guidelines:
- One submission per presenting author.
- Abstracts/ Essay Summaries must be 300 words or less.
- You must submit proof of being an APP or medical student
- Provide a letter of reference from a professor or individual familiar with your desire to pursue a career in neuroscience in the future.

- Email abstract, proof of student eligibility and letter of reference to Winter.JoDee@mayo.edu
- All submissions must be received by January 24, 2024, 11:59 PM PST for consideration.


Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, and any allied health professionals practicing in neurology, neurosurgery, emergency medicine, medical oncology, and primary care.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify modern approaches to enhancing safety in the operating room for the operating team members.
  • Review recent literature and current knowledge regarding familial neurovascular diseases and the implications for screening and management.
  • Review the updated guidelines on indication for acute stroke embolectomy.
  • Examine the increased level of evidence for the use of embolectomy for patients with large ischemic strokes.
  • Review common neurosurgical clinical scenarios encountered in the emergency room.
  • Discuss common clinical scenarios encountered in a neurosurgical clinic.
  • Assess recent data on the effect of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage on morbidity rate.

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: 
  • 17.50 AAPA Category 1
  • 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 17.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
04/04/2024 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
04/06/2024 - 12:45pm


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Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale
34631 N Tom Darlington Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
United States

Room block is sold out
All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Course Director:
Bernard R. Bendok, M.D.

Special Speaker:
Robert J. Spinner, M.D.

Mayo Faculty
Lexi Adamski, P.A.-C.
Sally B. Alcott, M.D.
Patrick B. Bolton, M.D.
Nicholas L. Deep, M.D.
Bart M. Demaerschalk, M.D.
Marie A. Di Nome, M.D.
Joseph B. Farnsworth, P.A.-C.
Shannon P. Fortin Ensign, M.D., Ph.D.
Rashmi B. Halker Singh, M.D.
Maziyar A. Kalani, M.D.
Sameer R. Keole, M.D.
Chandan Krishna, M.D.
Aditi Kumar, M.B.B.S.
Susan M. Lemens, P.A.-C.
Amar Miglani, M.D.
Jamal McClendon Jr., M.D.
Maciej M. Mrugala, M.D., Ph.D.
Shelley S. Noland, M.D.
Jonathon J. Parker, M.D., Ph.D.
Naresh P. Patel, M.D.
Devi P. Patra, M.B.B.S.
Taylor A. Phelps, P.A.-C.
Nora J. Schaefer, R.N., CNRN
Ayan Sen, M.D.
Joseph I. Sirven, M.D.
Robert J. Spinner, M.D.
Ali Turkmani, M.D.
Sujay A. Vora, M.D.
Maggie A. Weeks, P.A.-C., M.S.
Christopher S. Wie, M.D.
JoDee A. Winter, P.A.-C.
Richard S. Zimmerman, M.D.

Guest Faculty
Ramiro Del Valle, M.D. (Medica Sur, Mexico)
Jaime Lopez, M.D. (Stanford)
Alejandro Zavala, M.D. (Medical Sur, Mexico)

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 17.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Other Healthcare Professionals:
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants 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

  • 17.50 AAPA Category 1
  • 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 17.50 Attendance

For information regarding exhibit opportunities, please reach out to Kristy Badder.

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To claim credit for livestream participation in this course, learners must view the content during the hours posted for the live activity.  This course is not approved for on-demand delivery. 

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