2017 Annual Meeting

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June 9-11, 2017 – Suncadia Resort – Cle Elum, Washington

Join us for the 2017 WSANS Annual Meeting at the beautiful Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum. We have an amazing group of colleagues gathering to discuss how they have used their time and talents to enhance our field in innovative ways. Get away for the weekend – come relax, learn, and enjoy time with colleagues, and friends. Families are welcome.

Registration opens Friday evening at 5:30, dinner service starts at 6:30 followed by our first presentation at 7:00 pm. Presentations will continue Saturday morning and evening with an afternoon break in the day for family time and golf. Suncadia check out time is 11:00 Sunday morning.

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Friday evening, June 9, 2017:

5:30 pm Registration Opens
5:30-7:00 pm Vendor Fair
6:30-8:00 pm Dinner Buffet
6:45-7:00 pm Welcome by the President,
Farrokh Farrokhi, MD
Neurosurgeon, Neuroscience Institute
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
7:00-9:00 pm Daniel O’Connell, PhD
Seattle, WA
“Communication with Patients and their Families: The triple aim: High patient satisfaction, efficient use of time and resources and adherence to treatment plans.”

Saturday morning, June 10, 2017:

7:30-8:30 am Breakfast Buffet
8:00-8:20 am WSANS Business meeting
8:20-8:40 am Michael Levitt, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
“Endovascular Doppler Ultrasound and Cerebrovascular Disease”
8:40-9:00 am Richard Wohns, MD
Spine and Neurosurgery
Founder of Neospine, Puyallup, WA
“Innovation in Running a Neurosurgical Practice”
9:00-9:20 am Samuel Browd, MD, PhD
Professor, Neurological Surgery
Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA
“Innovation Football: The evolution and development of the Vicis Helmet”
9:20-9:40 am Benjamin Remington, MD
Neurosurgeon
Pacific Regional Neurosurgeons
Modesto, CA
“Taking your ideas from the OR to Industry – Innovation in Spinal Implants”
9:40-10:00 am Morning Break
10:00-10:20 am Zachary Litvack, MD
Neurosurgeon
Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Seattle, WA
“Endoscopic Resection of Craniopharynglioma”
10:20-10:40 am Rajiv Saigal, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery
Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
“Column Realignment (ACR): Neurologic Risk and Radiographic Outcomes”
10:40-11:00 am Robert Ryan, MD
Neurosurgeon
University of California San Francisco, Fresno
“Minimally Invasive Surgery for Intracerebral Hemorrhage: An Update on Trials and Techniques”
11:00-11:20 am Michel Kliot, MD
Clinical Professor, Neurological Surgery
Stanford Medical Center, Stanford, CA
“Recent developments in Peripheral Nerve Surgery”
11:20-11:40 am Amitoz Manhas, MD, MPH
Neurosurgeon
Providence, Everett, WA
“MIS Transpedicular surgery of the spine: current and emerging applications”
11:40 am-12:00 pm Michelle Chowdhary, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
“Intraventricular Tumors”
12:00-12:20 pm Terry Holekamp, MD
Neurosurgeon
Virginia Mason, Seattle, WA
“Insights into Spinal Bone Density Provided by CT Hounsfield Unit Measurements”
12:20-12:40 pm David Primrose, MD
Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
“Still Livin’ the Dream, but v. 2.0”
12:40 pm Grab & Go Lunch
Vendor Fair

Saturday evening, June 10, 2017:

5:45-7:00 pm Vendor Fair
7:00-8:00 pm Dinner Buffet
7:15-8:15 pm Resident Rumble – UW Neurosurgery Residents present their favorite tips and tricks
- James Bales, MD, PhD
– Robert Bonow, MD
– Josh Abercassis, MD
– Lynn McGrath, MD
8:15-8:45 pm Glenn Harper, MD
Neurosurgeon, Seton Brain & Spine Institute Neurosurgery
Round Rock, Texas
“International Neurosurgery”
8:45-9:00 pm Board Member Transition Ceremony
I-Pad drawing

Sunday morning, June 11, 2017:

8:00-10:00 am Breakfast Buffet with Family
11:00 am Suncadia Check-out Time

Continuing Medical Education – Accreditation Statement

This activity will be planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint provider ship of Foundation for Orthopaedic Research & Education (FORE) and Washington State Association of Neurosurgical Surgeons (WSANS). The Foundation for Orthopaedic Research & Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity will be designated for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.