“Neurosurgery in a Sea of Uncertainty” CANS Annual Meeting, January 18-20, 2013, Long Beach, CA The Queen MaryDear Colleagues,I am excited to extend an invitation to you to come aboard the Queen Mary, January 18th-20th, forthe 2013 CANS meeting. The Queen Mary features some of the grandest, most intricate andbeautiful interior designs ever aboard an ocean liner.Launched in an era when speed and grandeur went hand in hand, the Queen Mary is the lastsurvivor of the golden age of ocean liners. During World War II, the Queen Mary was known as theGray Ghost as she zigzagged through U-boats and rode out massive waves carrying 15,000 troops towar.The program planned will provide plenty of history about the Queen Mary, as well as ContinuingMedical Education credits by presenting the following topics where you will: Discuss the aspects of the Affordable Care Act, including Health Care Exchanges and Accountable Care Organizations; Describe strategies for negotiating with hospital administrations for resources and contracts for service agreements; Discuss listening and interpersonal conflict resolution skills and how to integrate them in hospital based administrative roles, such as Chief of Surgery or Chief of Staff; Explain how the AANS, CSNS, Washington Committee and Washington PAC represent their neurological interests; Discuss the resources available to treat patients in CA with Neurological diseases and the research being conducted in California training programs.Looking forward to boarding the Queen Mary with you!Austin R.T. Colohan, M.D.CANS President“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” ~ Gone with the Wind – Clark GableOn July 9th, 1948, Clark Gable delayed departure of the RMS Queen Mary by 18 minutes as he said good-bye tohis love interest at the time.Please don’t be late registering for this meeting as it will cost you an additional $50. Registration deadline isDec. 21, 2012
CMELearning ObjectivesUpon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to: 1. Discuss the aspects of the Affordable Care Act, including Health Care Exchanges and Accountable Care Organizations. 2. Describe strategies for negotiating with hospital administrations for resources and contracts for service agreements. 3. Discuss listening and interpersonal conflict resolution skills and how to integrate them in hospital based administrative roles, such as Chief of Surgery or Chief of Staff. 4. Explain how the AANS, CSNS, Washington Committee and Washington PAC represent their neurosurgical interests. 5. Discuss the resources available to treat patients in CA with Neurosurgical diseases and the research being conducted in training programs in CA.ACCREDITATION This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance withthe Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through thejoint sponsorship of the AANS and the California Association of Neurological Surgeons (CANS). The AANS isaccredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.“The AANS designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physiciansshould claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”INTENDED AUDIENCE This program is intended for physicians, residents andallied health professionals who include neurosurgery in their practice.METHOD of INSTRUCTION There will be didactic lectures, casepresentations/discussions, panel discussions and formal discussion periods.DISCLOSURES Before the program, anyone in control of the educational content of thisactivity will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or the relationship they or their significantother have with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) to be discussed during the presentation.Disclosures will be included in the final program.
SCHEDULE of EVENTS (at a glance)Friday, January 18th, 20131-5pm Board of Directors Meeting Promenade Deck – Board Room6:30-9pm Casino Night Opening Reception Sun Deck, stern – Verandah GrillSaturday, January 19th, 20137-8am Continental Breakfast/Exhibits Promenade Deck – Royal Salon7:45-8am CANS Business Meeting Promenade Deck – Royal Salon8- Noon CANS Socio-Economic Meeting Promenade Deck – Royal SalonNoon- 1pm LUNCH –Chelsea Chowder House Promenade Deck Opening Reception Please plan to attend the opening reception on1-4:30pm CANS Socio-Economic Meeting Promenade Deck- Royal Salon Friday, January 18th, 2013 at 6:30pm. There will be plenty of food and drink so no need to leave prior to7-10pm Banquet – Royal Salon trying your luck on Black Jack, Roulette & Craps!Sunday, January 20th, 2013 This event will be held inside the Verandah Grill*7-8am Continental Breakfast located on the Sun Deck, stern.8-Noon CANS-Scientific Meeting Promenade Deck – Royal Salon *The Verandah Grill was the nightclub and restaurant for passengers travelling first-class. HOTEL ROOMS The 314 original, FIRST-CLASS Staterooms & nine Suites are situated on three decks and all are above sea level – No two rooms are alike. The special conference rate of $149 is available for a limited number of rooms. On-line Room Reservations - Click HERE or go to www.queenmary.com (group code=CAL0113) or call the Ship’s Reservation Department at (877) 342-0742 and mention that you are with the California Association of Neurological Surgeons (CANS) in order to get this rate! Reservations must be made no later than Wednesday, December 21, 2012, or before the group rooms are sold out. Parking is complimentary for overnight guests. Prevailing rates may apply after this date or when group rooms are sold out, whichever occurs first. Rooms subject to availability & include local telephone and Internet access. Check-in time is 4:00 pm; check-out time is 12:00 pm. CALL for ACCOMODATIONS TODAY! 877 342-0742 Don’t forget to mention you are with the CANS meeting!
SCHEDULE of EVENTSFRIDAY EVENTS1-5pm (open to all members) Board Room, Promenade Deck6:30 – 9pm Casino Night Reception Verandah Grill, Sun Deck, sternSATURDAY SOCIO-ECONOMIC MEETING Royal Salon – Promenade Deck7:00 - 8:00 Continental Breakfast- Please visit EXHIBITS7:45-8:00 CANS Business Meeting Austin R.T. Colohan, MD President, CANS8:00-8:30 Kimberly Page, MD CANS 1st Vice President ‘Electronic Medical Records’8:30-9:00 Susan Reynolds, MD, PhD President & CEO, the Institute for Medical Leadership ‘Success Factors for Physician Leaders’9:00-9:30 Ship’s Captain History of the Queen Mary9:30-10:00 John Adler, MD Stanford University School of Medicine ‘Angels & Demons-Start-up Companies for Neurosurgeons’10:00-10:30 Break - Please visit exhibits10:30-11:00 Mitch Berger, MD President of AANS ‘The AANS & CANS’11:00-12:00 John Goodman President & CEO, National Center for Policy Analysis ‘Changing Face of Healthcare’12:00 – 1:00 Lunch/Exhibits Chelsea Chowder House, Promenade Deck1:00-1:30 Susan Reynolds, MD, PhD President & CEO, the Institute for Medical Leadership ‘Strategies for Leading Change’1:30-2:00 Helene Bielman-Werner CEO, Zymeda Provider Solutions ‘Developing an Effective Practice’2:00-2:30 Lisa Folberg Vice President, Medical and Regulatory Policy, CMA ‘The CMA & CANS’2:30-3:00 C. Duane Dauner President & CEO, The California Hospital Association ‘Challenges Facing California Hospitals & Physicians’3:00– 3:30 Break – Please visit exhibits3:30-4:00 John Kusske, MD CANS Consultant ‘Inside the Washington Beltway 2013’4:00-4:30 David Kizer, Esq. Medical-Legal Consultant ‘Recent Changes to Workers’ Compensation in California’SATURDAY BANQUET7:00pm Cocktail/Banquet Royal Salon, Promenade Deck
SCHEDULE of EVENTSSUNDAY SCIENTIFIC MEETING - RESIDENT SPEAKERSResidents from the 10 California Neurosurgery Programs7:00 - 8:00am Continental Breakfast- Please visit EXHIBITS8:00 - 8:20 Robert Lober, MD Stanford University School of Medicine ‘DTI: Surgical Planning for Optic Pathway Gliomas’8:20 – 8:40 Debraj Mukherjee, MD, MPH Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ‘Molecular and Radiographic Predictors of Long-Term Survival in Glioblastoma’8:40 – 9:00 Andrew Bieber, DO Arrowhead Regional Medical Center ‘Endovascular Treatment for Ruptured Microaneurysms’9:00 – 9:20 Seunggu Han, MD University of California San Francisco ‘Resident Led Quality Improvement Incentive Project to Reduce Lab Utilization at UCSF’9:20 – 9:40 Darrin J. Lee, MD University of California Davis Health System ‘Hippocampal Theta Neuromodulation Improves Cognitive Deficits Following Traumatic Brain Injury’9:40 – 10:00 Justin Dye, MD University of California Los Angeles ‘Mortality Related to Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage’10:00 – 10:30 BREAK/Please visit EXHIBITS10:30 – 10:50 Brian Lee, MD University of Southern California ‘Stereoscopic 3D Neurosurgery: Current State of Technology’10:50 – 11:10 David Weingarten, MD University of California San Diego ‘Stem Cell Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury’11:10 – 11:30 Joseph Keen, DO Loma Linda University Medical Center ‘Effect of Deep Brain Stimulation on Dystonic Cerebral Palsy in Children’11:30 – 11:50 Daniela Alexandru, MD University of California Irvine ‘New Methods of Treatment of Gliomas’11:50 – Noon DISCUSSION
CANS ANNUAL MEETING 2013 REGISTRATION FORM Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA January 18-20th, 2013Name (please print) _____________________________________ _________________________________________________________________Neurosurgeon _________ Other (please specify) _______________________________ Telephone ________________________________Address _____________________________________________________________ __________ Fax _______________________________________City, State, Zip ________________________________________________________________E-mail _____________________________________Saturday/Sunday CME Meeting Registration - January 19th & 20th(includes opening reception on Friday for everyone and lunch for registrants on Saturday) CANS Members $ 400 ______ Senior Members $350 ______ Non-Members $ 450 _______ Residents no charge _______ *Lunch fee for spouses and guests (no charge for meeting registrants) $50 ___________ stRegistration is $50 MORE AFTER DECEMBER 21 , 2012! Register today!Saturday Banquet - January 19th Cocktails 7 pm; Dinner 7:30 pm (includes salad, wine, dessert)*Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance so that food quantities can be guaranteed to the hotel. Per Person $120 Name ________________________________________________NY Steak___ Snapper____ Veg___ Guest $120 Name _______________________________________________ NY Steak___ Snapper____ Veg___ Child (3-9) $ 30 Name _______________________________________________ Chicken Tenders _____ $ 30 Name _______________________________________________TOTAL AMOUNT DUE by December 21, 2012 $________________ No refund requests (including no-shows) will be accepted after January 1, 2013. Payment Information: CANS office use only: 1. Check enclosed (payable to CANS) _____ log _______ 2. Please authorize use of VISA _____ or MasterCard ______ conf sent _______ name tag _______ Card number ___________________________________ Expiration Date ___________ check # _______ date _______ Name on card ___________________________________ Signature______________________________________ cc settled _______ Address, if different from above ___________________________________________ QB ledger _______ Rooms: Log on to www.queenmary.com/ or call The Queen Mary at 877 342-0742 M-F 8-6 by December 21, 2012 to ensure a room at the group rate of $149.00. Please check here when you have made your hotel reservations. _________ Return registration form to CANS, 5380 Elvas Ave., #216, Sacramento, CA 95819 or fax to 916 457-8202. Contributions to the California Association of Neurological Surgeons are not tax deductible as charitable contributions; however, they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses.