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Advanced Practice Provider Hands-on Workshop: Neurosurgery Brain and Spine Concepts 2020 (2/26 - 10:30 am - 5:00 pm)

Sedona, AZ US
February 26, 2020

Co-Course Directors: Orland K. Boucher, PA-C and Alexandra (Lexy) E. Richards, D.N.P., FNP-BC

February 26, 2020 - Enchantment Resort - Sedona, Arizona

The Enchantment Resort Group Room Block is Sold Out. Please see LOCATION tab for alternative hotels.

Pre-registration required for the Advanced Practice Provider Hands-on Workshop. Space is limited; early registration is advised.

The purpose of this course is to provide the physician assistant, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, and other advanced practice providers with a diverse learning approach to the neurosciences.  It covers a wide variety of neurosurgical topics and also includes pain management and stress management.  The course features an exciting lineup of passionate and engaging speakers to give attendees a rewarding, learning experience.

Workshops included:
•    Cranial Plating
•    Suturing
•    External Ventricular Device Placement
•    Virtual Reality Neuroanatomy Workshop
•    Living with a Movement Disorder and How Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Makes a Difference


 Register on or Before 1/26/2020Register after 1/26/2020
Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA) Hands-on Workshop:
Neurosurgery Brain and Spine Concepts 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:30 am - 5:20 pm

We also encourage you to register for the 3rd Annual Mayo Clinic Advances and Innovations in Complex Neuroscience Patient Care:  Brain and Spine and Optional Hands-on Workshop Sessions

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 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.

Workshops offered (click course name above for additional information):

  • Bypass
  • Embolectomy
  • Intracranial Stenting
  • Image Guidance
  • Robotics and Spinal Surgery

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

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Explore neurosurgical subspecialties and their disease processes
  • Practice performing minor invasive procedures common to neurosurgery
  • Identify the importance of Advanced Practice Provider as part of the Multidisciplinary Neurosurgical team

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: 
  • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 5.50 AOA Category 2-A
  • 5.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
02/26/2020 - 10:30am
Event ends: 
02/26/2020 - 5:20pm
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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 Advanced Practice Provider Hands-on Workshop: Neurosurgery Brain and Spine Concepts 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 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.

HotelDistance 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



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.

Workshop Director
Bernard R. Bendok, M.D.

Workshop Co-Directors:
Orland K. Boucher, P.A.-C.
Alexandra (Lexy) E. Richards, D.N.P., FNP-BC

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 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 5.50 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

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

Accreditation Period

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