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Conferences and Courses - Neurosurgery

Upcoming Neurosurgery Events at UCLA

The UCLA Department of Neurosurgery sponsors, attends, and/or participates in numerous Neurosurgery events during the course of every year. The list below details upcoming events in which UCLA staff will be involved. Some of the events are open to the public, while others are highly specialized seminars designed to enhance the knowledge of trained physicians and surgeons. When available, the event description will conclude with a link to websites devoted especially to the specific event.

Virtual UCLA Intramural Parkinson’s Disease Research Symposium 2020

Tuesday, July 7 @ 1:00 pm | Wednesday, July 8 @ 12:00 pm | Friday, July 17 @ 12:00 pm, 2020

This intramural symposium was designed to bring UCLA Parkinson’s disease (PD) researchers together to further synergize our efforts and make an even greater impact on PD. The event was originally designed as an in-person symposium but will now be held virtually over three days. We invite you to join us.

UCLA Neurosurgery Update 2020

Friday-Saturday, April 3-4, 2020
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, California

Join us at this luxurious venue for a weekend on the beach in Santa Monica and hear the latest updates in neurological surgery and learn about emerging treatments.This course is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM

3rd Annual UCLA Spinal Cord Injury Symposium

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Tamkin Auditorium 
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center 
Los Angeles, CA

This course is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM

13th Annual Neurocritial Care Symposium

UCLA ICU of the Future 2020: The Next Decade of Neurocritical Care

January 30-31, 2020
Wasserman Conference Room and Carnesale Commons
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

California Association of Neurological Surgeons (CANS) Annual Meeting

January 18-20, 2019
Universal City, CA

CANS President Langston Holly, MD
Featuring presentations from Johnese Spisso, President UCLA Health, Dr. Linda Liau Department of Neurosurgery Chair, and other UCLA Neurosurgery Faculty

This year’s meeting has an exciting agenda that will lead with a session on Head Trauma in Athletics. The short and long-term effects of sports related concussion have become an increasingly prevalent topic of conversation within various forms of media and households alike. Neurosurgeons play an important role in treating these patients, developing guidelines, and conducting traumatic brain injury research. We will discuss all sides of this debate, with a particular emphasis on youth sports.

We will follow this discussion with a session on Medical Litigation featuring lawyers, doctors and risk management officers. Several areas of interest include the manner in which the Electronic Health Record has changed the medicolegal landscape, as well as physician liabilities that are outside of routine patient care. There will be subsequent sessions that focus on leadership as well as how the November elections may change the delivery of Health Care.

19th Annual University of California Neurotrauma Symposium

September 23-25, 2018

DoubleTree Hilton
San José, California

This year we are staying at the Doubletree Hilton at Jan Jose, California. San Jose, officially the City of San José, is the economic, cultural, and political center of Silicon Valley and the largest city in Northern California.

The arts and culture are essential elements in the character and quality of life in the vibrant San José community.

UCLA NF2 Symposium

UCLA NF2 Symposium for patients, families, & caregivers.

May 19th 2018

Join us at the inaugural UCLA NF2 Symposium, and hear leading healthcare professionals speak about the latest treatments for neurofibromatosis 2, symptom management and resources to help one manage and navigate living with NF2.

Also visit with representatives from national tumor organizations, health advocacy groups and support groups to learn about resources available to the community.

Brain Tumor Conference

UCLA 18th Annual Brain Tumor Conference

May 18th & 19th, 2018

Join brain tumor survivors, family members, friends and health care professionals at the 18th Annual Brain Tumor Conference, hosted by the UCLA Brain Tumor Center. This conference will offer participants the opportunity to hear leading healthcare professionals speak about the latest treatments for brain tumors. Attendees will also have a chance to learn about symptom management, community resources and social support.

Representatives from brain tumor organizations, health advocacy agencies, and support groups will also be available to offer vital information and resources catering to the brain tumor community.

UCLA Brain Attack! '18 Symposium

You are cordially invited to attend the UCLA Brain Attack! '18 Symposium:

Saturday, May 5, 2018

UCLA Carnesale Commons
251 Charles E. Young Drive, West
Los Angeles, California 90095

At the conclusion of this program participants should be able to:

  • Utilize recent advances in the treatment of atrial fibrillation and in the treatment of atherosclerosis
  • Apply methods to accelerate time to thrombolysis and time to endovascular intervention
  • Summarize recent developments in endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke
  • Employ recent developments in management of intracranial aneurysms, Moyamoya disease, and pediatric stroke

UCLA Neurosurgery Update 2018

April 13, 2018 to April 14, 2018

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Santa Monica, California

Join us at this luxurious venue for a Spring weekend on the beach in sunny Santa Monica and hear the latest updates in neurological surgery, learn about emerging treatments, and earn CME credit.

Guest Speaker:
Henry Brem, MD
Professor & Director of Neurosurgery
John Hopkins Hospital

Course Directors:
Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD
Luke Macyszyn, MD, MA

UCLA Spinal Cord Injury Symposium

March 03, 2018

Red Bull Media House
Santa Monica, CA
March 03, 2018

The UCLA Spinal Cord Injury Symposium is a one-day course that presents contemporary and future strategies in the management of spinal cord injury. The first half of the day emphasizes the clinical management of spinal cord injury ranging from initial patient evaluation through postoperative rehabilitation. The management of both chronic spinal cord injury related to cervical spondylotic myelopathy and acute traumatic spinal cord injury will be discussed in didactic lectures, case presentation, and question and answer sessions. Recent evidence-based studies will be utilized.

The second half of the course will be focused on emerging basic science and clinical research, and delves into novel functional restoration and neural repair strategies including nanotechnology, dietary supplementation, stem cells, and robotics.

Critical Care of the Future:
Controversies and Research in Critical Care

February 01, 2018 to February 02, 2018

UCLA Campus
Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium (NRB)
Los Angeles, California

This is a two-day conference designed to discuss innovative strategies and controversies for the treatment of critically ill patients with trauma, sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and brain injuries in the ICU of the future. We will provide updates on the fundamentals, but explore state-of-the-art controversies and late-breaking results from ongoing studies.

Neural Interfaces for Therapeutic Intervention (NIFTI) Advanced Therapies for Pain, Headache, Facial Pain, Epilepsy, and Movement Disorders

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Tamkin Auditorium Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Los Angeles, CA
Registration is now available!

We invite you to attend our Neural Interfaces for Therapeutic Interventions: Advanced Therapies for Pain, Headache, Facial Pain, Epilepsy, and Movement Disorders

This comprehensive one-day continuing medical education program in neuromodulation features an outstanding faculty from the Departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Anesthesia at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.