• After much consideration, the Society of Neurological Surgeons has decided to cancel the 2020 SNS Junior Resident Courses due to the growing travel restrictions with COVID-19 and for the safety of all our faculty, attendees, and corporate partners. This cancellation applies to the following three courses:

    • April 2-3 at Washington University
    • April 16-17 at University of California San Diego
    • May 14-15 at Mount Sinai Medical Center

    Those who have registered for the meeting will receive a full refund and web based course content will be available at a later date.

    Cancellation FAQs

    Course Description:

    Now in its 6th year, this PGY2 course educates approximately 200 neurosurgery residents using a standardized curriculum at 3 regional locations. The SNS (Society of Neurological Surgeons) created a hands-on curriculum to address Level 1 and 2 of the ACGME milestones for residents as implemented in 2013.  Using specimens, simulators and didactic lectures, these courses teach the following competencies:

    • Communications
    • Patient Care
    • Basics of Cranial and Spinal Neurosurgery
    • Professionalism and Leadership
    • Technical Competencies
    • Systems-Based Practice Based Learning: Quality Improvement

    Learning Objectives:‚Äč

    PGY-2 neurosurgery residents will gain an understanding of the roles of professionalism, appropriate communication and resilience skills through lecture, hands-on procedures and direct mentor interface.  Residents will be exposed to cranial and spine skills; endovascular techniques; surgical nuance and emergency procedures.  Residents will also apply Informed Consent and case study scenarios in small group discussion.


    Course Dates and Locations:

    Please note: SNS will make hotel reservations and will send confirmation numbers closer to the course date.

    Washington University in St. Louis

    • Dates: April 2-3, 2020
    • Course Directors: David Limbrick and Scott Shapiro
    • Site Coordinator: Sophie Church
    • Hotel Information:
         The Parkway Hotel
         4550 Forest Park Avenue
         St. Louis, MO 63108
         (314) 256-7777

    University of California San Diego

    • Dates: April 16-17, 2020
    • Course Directors: Alexander Khalessi and Joseph Ciacci
    • Site Coordinator: Oksana Makodzeba
    • Hotel Information:
         Hotel Indigo San Diego - Gaslamp Quarter
         509 9th Avenue
         San Diego, CA 92101
         (619) 727-4000

    Mount Sinai Medical Center

    • Dates: May 14-15, 2020
    • Course Directors: Costas Hadjipanayis and Michael Kaplitt
    • Site Coordinator: Alyssa Melillo
    • Hotel Information:
         Courtyard New York Manhattan/Upper East Side
         410 East 92nd Street
         New York, NY 10128
         (212) 410-6777


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