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Advances in Brachial Plexus Reconstruction: A Surgical Skills Course 2020 - CANCELLED

Rochester, MN US
April 23, 2020 to April 25, 2020

This course has been CANCELLED - see Neurology and Neurologic Surgery for more courses

Course Chair: Alexander Y. Shin, M.D.
Course Co-Chairs: Allen T. Bishop, M.D. and Robert J. Spinner, M.D.

April 23 - 25, 2020 - Mayo Clinic - Rochester, Minnesota

This course will provide state of the art updates on adult and pediatric brachial plexus reconstructive surgery. A renowned faculty of leading brachial plexus surgeons from multispecialty backgrounds will present lectures, panel discussions, and hands-on cadaver training at the Mayo Clinic surgical training facilities. Specific techniques covered in detail will be adult and obstetrical brachial plexus injuries, surgical planning, supra and infraclavicular exploration, various nerve transfers and grafting, secondary surgical reconstructions, obtaining grasp, and management of pain. Course attendees will have the opportunity to perform surgical procedures on cadavers in the laboratory and are encouraged to bring cases for discussion with faculty.

Hand Therapist Session

This course will provide state of the art updates on brachial plexus reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation.  In addition, therapists will have specialty breakout sessions led by expert physical and occupational therapists in treating patients with brachial plexus injuries.  Breakout sessions will focus on pre-surgical rehabilitation, post-surgical rehabilitation, use of body powered prosthetics, orthotic fabrication, sling management, biofeedback, electrical stimulation, and prosection lab of the brachial plexus and common nerve surgeries.   


Registration Fees
M.D., DO, Ph.D.$1,900
Resident, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional, Retiree$1,700
Hand Therapist, OT, PTA$795


Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians with an interest in brachial plexus reconstruction, and offers a track specific for hand and occupational therapists.

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize the management and differences of adult and obstetrical brachial plexus injures.
  • Recognize the indications, timing and surgical options for restoring function in brachial plexus injuries.
  • Demonstrate surgical approaches to the supra and infraclavicular brachial plexus, and to perform on a cadaver nerve transfers and grafting of the brachial plexus.
  • List the various treatment options for upper trunk, lower trunk and complete brachial plexus injuries.
  • Contrast the controversies in brachial plexus reconstruction for adult and obstetrical patients.

    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: 
  • 19.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 19.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
04/23/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
04/25/2020 - 5:00pm
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Mayo Clinic - Siebens Building
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902
United States

Marriott Rochester
101 1st Street SW
Rochester, Minnesota  55902

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates ($219) at  Marriott Rochester Hotel in Rochester, MN.  In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of  April 1, 2020, whichever comes first.  Reservations will be taken following this date based on space and rate availability.  Please identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Brachial Plexus when making your reservation.

Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.



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.

Credit Statement(s)

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be available 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

  • 19.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 19.00 Attendance

Thank you for your interest in supporting this course!  Please follow the next few steps to become an exhibitor for the Advances in Brachial Plexus Reconstruction: A Surgical Skills Course 2020.  

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