Mayo Clinic Neurosurgery Updates Symposium 2019

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL US
April 4, 2019 to April 6, 2019

UPDATE: This course has been cancelled.  Sign up for more courses at the Neurology and Neurologic Surgery Specialty Page.

Course Directors: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D.Rabih G. Tawk, M.D., Selby Chen, M.D., Benjamin Brown, M.D., Kaisorn Chaichana, M.D. and Belinda Bradley, ARNP

This course is designed to enhance medical providers' (MD, DO, PA, ARNP) overall knowledge of neurosurgical disorders and conditions. This three day course will focus on discussions concerning the management of cranial, spinal, functional, endovascular and pediatric disorders, as well as technological advancements. The course will provide a mixture of didactic, case-based and evidence based guidelines review, along with an opportunity for panel discussion.

Course Highlights

  • Updates on the recent advances in the field of neurosurgery
  • Simulations of various neurosurgical skills and procedures with interactive group discussions
  • E-Poster and abstract presentation session

Registration Fees 

  On or before
March 4, 2019 
March 4, 2019 

Physicians and Scientists

 $650 $750
ARNPs and PAs $450 $550
Residents, Fellows, RNs, Allied Health and Retirees  $350 $450

Exhibit Opportunities

This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with healthcare providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this course, please contact Florida Exhibits

Call for Abstracts- Deadline January 4, 2019

Submission Form

As part of the Mayo Clinic Neurosurgery Updates Symposium 2019, an e-Poster session for presentation of original research and challenging cases dedicated to the fields of neurology and neurosurgery will be held at this meeting. Abstracts can be submitted in the following formats:

  • Research: The conference will also review randomized trials, outcome studies, potential practice innovations, basic and translational research, as well as health economics of patient care.  Also research into systems-based practice innovation or improvements will be reviewed for acceptance.
  • Challenging Cases.  These may include challenging clinical cases encountered in practice (ie., case reports) of those encountered in clinical practice. 

Posters will be peer-reviewed. Accepted abstract recipients will be notified by email after the deadline, Friday, January 4, 2019. At least one of the authors must register and attend the conference. Please email FLA CME Abstracts for additional details.

Target Audience

This course is designed for neurosurgeons, neurosurgery residents, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and other healthcare personnel who are interested in this field.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the latest surgical techniques in the management of neurosurgical problems 
  • Appraise the recent data with regard to clinical trials in management of brain tumors
  • Utilize case studies to discuss current techniques and controversies
  • Predict the role for complex spinal neurosurgery, its indications, and risks
  • Illustrate the latest in the management of pediatric disorders
  • Examine the latest in functional neurosurgery, epilepsy, and pain

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: 
  • 18.00 AAPA Category 1
  • 18.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 18.00 ANCC
  • 18.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
04/04/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
04/06/2019 - 4:00pm
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Ponte Vedra Inn and Club
200 Ponte Vedra Blvd
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
United States
+1 (800) 234-7842

The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is offering hotel rooms for attendees and their guests at the following group rates plus applicable taxes and golfview hotel rooms at the group rate below:

Deluxe Oceanview: $269.00 per night
Golfview: $249.00 per night

In order to receive the special rate, identify yourself as a participant of the “Mayo Clinic Neurosurgery Updates Symposium”. Reservations must be made by March 3, 2019 or before the room block is filled, whichever comes first. The hotel has extended the special rate three days before and three days after the meeting. There is limited guest room availability at the special rates; extended reservations are based on availability.  The standard hotel reservations cancellation policy will apply to all reservations.  

Mayo Clinic is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting. Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.


Taxis and rental cars are readily available at the airport.  Travel and 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 18.0 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 designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.0 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses 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 18.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

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), please go here.

Available Credit

  • 18.00 AAPA Category 1
  • 18.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 18.00 ANCC
  • 18.00 Attendance

Accreditation Period

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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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