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2014 PGY1 Boot Camp Courses

July 11-12, 2014
Western Region – Portland
Midwestern Region – Chicago

July 18-19, 2014
Southwestern Region – Houston
New England/New York Region – Boston

July 25-26, 2014
Southern Region – Atlanta
Mid-Atlantic Region – Philadephia

2013 SNS Boot Camp Fundamental Skills Course Brochures

  1. Atlanta, GA July 26-27, 2013 (PDF)
  2. Boston, MA July 19-20, 2013 Region (PDF)
  3. Chicago, IL July 12-13, 2013 (PDF)
  4. Houston, TX July 19-20, 2013 (PDF)
  5. Philadelphia, PA July 26-27, 2013 (PDF)
  6. Portland, OR July 12-13, 2012 (PDF)
Course Registration Forms (PDF)

  1. Western Region (PDF)
  2. Midwestern Region (PDF)
  3. Southwestern Region (PDF)
  4. NE-NY Region (PDF)
  5. Southern Region (PDF)
  6. Mid-Atlantic Region (PDF)

2012 SNS Boot Camp Fundamental Skills Course Brochures

  1. Atlanta, GA July 20-21, 2012 (PDF)
  2. Boston, MA July 13-14, 2012 Region (PDF)
  3. Chicago, IL July 20-21, 2012 (PDF)
  4. Houston, TX July 13-14, 2012 (PDF)
  5. Philadelphia, PA July 6-7, 2012 (PDF)
  6. Portland, OR July 6-7, 2012 (PDF)

Course registration information and assistance are also available through the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, please contact Lisa O’Brien at ljo@1cns.org

Regional Course Centers, Directors, and Administrators

Residency Program Assignments by Regional Course

SNS PGY1 Boot Camp Handbook

Course Completion Certificate Curricular Details

Standardized Lecture PowerPoint Files

Professionalism, Supervision, and Pearls
Neurological and Neurotrauma Assessment
Emergency Cranial Radiology Assessment
Emergency Spinal Radiological Assessment
ICP Management
Unstable Neurosurgical Patient: Case Scenarios
Emergency Evaluation and Management of Hydrocephalus Shunt Patients
Making the Incision: Surgical Pause to Scalp Blood Supply
Patient Safety and Clinical Communications
Airway Management and Intubation

2014 Junior Resident Course

April 24-26, 2014
West Coast UCSD, San Diego, Site Director, Alex Khalessi, MD

May 1-3, 2014
East Coast Cornell, NY, Site Director, Michael Kaplitt, MD

May 29-31, 2014
Midwest IU, Indianapolis, Site Director, Scott Shapiro, MD

National Course Director Intro

Junior Resident Course Centers, Directors, Administrative Contacts

SNS Junior Resident Course Region List

SNS Course Book

Pre-Study Material:

Radiation Safety
Cerebral Vascular Anatomy
Principles of Neuronavigation
Ventricular Anatomy
Surgical Anatomy of the Spine

Standardized Lecture PowerPoint Files

Cerebral Vascular Anatomy
Disclosure of Medical Errors and Risk Management
Handoffs Lecture
ICU Simulator Paper 2010
Leadership and Professionalism in an Era of Neurosurgical Exceptionalism
Medical Leadership for Neurosurgery
OR Crisis
Cranial Fixation
Post-Operative and Chronic Pain Management in Neurological Surgery
Principles of Neuronavigation: Frame and Frameless
Quality Improvement in Neurosurgery
Safety and Surgical Checklists
Surgical Anatomy of the Spine
Informed Consent
Informed Consent Exercise
ICU Crisis
ICU Scenarios 1-4
Goals of Model Based Skills Simulations
Goals of Cadaver Based Surgical Skills
Breaking Bad News
Ventricular Anatomy

The Society of Neurological Surgeons Subcommittee on Boot Camp Courses

Alex Khalessi
Bruce Ehni
Carl Heilman
Costas Hadjipanayis
Daniel Barrow
Gwen Lombard
James Lister
Jim Schuster
Joseph Ciacci
Julian Wu
Nicholas Coppa
Raymond Sawaya
Ricardo Jorge Komotar
Rich Ellenbogen
E. Sander Connolly
Sean Grady
Chris Winfree
Nir Lipsman
J. Mocco
Michael Kaplitt
Gregory Zipfel
Michael Haglund
John Popp
Philip Steig
Tom Origitano
Valerie Anderson

For questions, please contact Dr. Byrne, richard_w_byrne@rush.edu


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