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.

Call for Abstracts!

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

Submission Guidelines:

- Topic: What is the future of neuroscience patient care?
- One submission per presenting author.
- Abstracts must be 300 words or less.
- You must submit proof of being an APP or medical student
- Provide a letter of reference 
- Email abstract, proof of student eligibility, and letter of reference to Winter.JoDee@mayo.edu 
- All submissions must be received by January 15, 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

A limited block of guest rooms has been reserved for attendees at a special group rate of $389.00 per night. A daily resort fee of $35.00 plus 14.02 percent is added to each guest room account. The resort fee and tax are both subject to change.

Resort fee will cover the following:
• Overnight self- parking
• Gratuities for bellman, pool attendants, on property shuttle drivers
• Daily newspaper upon request
• Two bottled waters in guestroom
• Guest room high speed internet
• Access to the Boulders Spa, including fitness classes

Guests staying at the hotel and as a registrant for this course receive:
• 10% off of Golf Green fees
• 10% off of PDF icon Spa Services

Explore the Boulders Resort by clicking on the links below:
Boulders Resort Welcome 
Boulders Resort & Spa
Boulders Resort Golf Club 

Please note, the group rate will extend up to three days pre/post the course date upon availability of hotel at the time of request.

Please book your reservations either through the booking link (provided below) or by calling the hotel reservations department at 888-579-2629 before the cut-off date, February 29, 2024. 


Please note, the group rate will extend up to three days pre/post the course date upon availability of hotel at the time of request.
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
Arthur J. De Luigi, D.O., M.H.A.
Nicholas L. Deep, M.D.
Bart M. Demaerschalk, M.D.
Marie A. Di Nome, M.D.
Joseph B. Farnsworth, P.A.-C.
Rashmi B. Halker Singh, M.D.
Miles A. Hudson, 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.
Bhavik N. Patel, M.D., M.B.A.
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.
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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Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development (MCSCPD) strives to foster a learning environment in which individual differences are valued, allowing all to achieve their fullest potential.  ​ 

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