2015 Annual Meeting

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Dear WSANS Members and Friends,

On behalf of the WSANS Executive Committee, I would like to remind you that the 2015 WSANS Annual Meeting will be held at the Suncadia Resort on June 5-7, 2015.  We are excited about the outstanding agenda that we have assembled and look forward to a weekend of educational lectures, updates on the socioeconomics of neurological surgery, as well as some spirited debate between our members and guest speakers.

We look forward to catching up with our neurosurgical colleagues from around the state at our annual meeting.  Please feel free to extend our invitation to your vitally important nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses as they are welcome to attend our meeting.

For the first time in the history of WSANS, we are delighted to offer CME 1 credits for our annual meeting.  Furthermore, the Executive Committee has unanimously decided to cover the cost of the CME credits for all members and associates that register for the meeting and renew their membership in the WSANS.

As a reminder, Suncadia Resort offers a variety of activities including hiking, golfing, biking, and fishing in the nearby Yakima River.  We hope to see you and your family at the meeting.


Trent L. Tredway, MD  FAANS
President, WSANS

2015 Agenda pdf, print friendly version

Friday evening, June 5, 2015:

6:00-7:00 pm Registration/ Vendor Fair
7:00-9:00 pm Dinner Buffet
Greeting by the WSANS President, Trent Tredway, MDJohn K. Ratliff, MD FACS, FAANS
Associate Professor and Vice-Chairman of Neurological Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center
Socioeconomics of Neurosurgery”Noojan Kazemi, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
University of Arkansas Medical Center
“Treatment of Sacral Tumors”

Saturday morning, June 6, 2015:

7:00-8:00 am Breakfast
8:00-8:45 am – Welcome from President Trent Tredway, MD
– WSANS Business Meeting (members only)
– New Business, Vice President Farrokh Farrokhi, MD
– Secretary’s Report, David Attebery, MD
– Tresurer’s Report, Jean-Christophe Leveque, MD
8:45-9:30 am Joseph Serrone, MD
Attending Neurosurgeon
Virginia Mason Medical Center
“Advances of Endovascular Therapies in Stroke”
9:30-10:15 am Daniel L. Silbergeld, MD
Arthur Ward Professor of Neurological Surgery
University of Washington Medical Center
“Intraoperative Mapping of the Brain”
10:15-10:30 am Short Break
10:30-11:15 am Hiroshi Nakano, MBA
CEO, Neospine
Board Member, Washington State Health Care Exchange
“Update on The Washington State Healthcare Exchange: Expectations and Realizations”
11:15-12:00 pm Andrew Ko, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
University of Washington Medical Center
“Update on Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)”
12:00 pm Lunch/ Vendor Fair
Dismissed for Golf, Outdoor Activities and Family Time

Saturday evening, June 6, 2015:

5:30-6:30 pm Social Time and Cocktails
6:45 pm Dinner
7:00-7:45 pm Robert Rostomily, MD
Professor of Neurological Surgery
University of Washington Medical Center
“Advances in Brain Tumor Research”
7:45-8:30 pm Bob Perna, MBA, FACMPE
Director, Health Care Economics & Practice Support
Practice Resource Center
Washington State Medical Association (WSMA)
“Changing Trends in Washington State Healthcare”
8:30-9:15 pm Theodore A. Wagner, MD
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
University of Washington Medical Center
“Sagittal Balance and the Seattle Slope”

Sunday morning, June 7, 2015:

8:00-10:00 am Breakfast with Friends and Family