This two-day course consists of short presentations interspersed with hands-on laboratories in which participants learn a wide variety of neurosurgical approaches and techniques. Specific procedures include rostral and caudal fossa craniotomies, ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement, spinal stabilization and lumbosacral decompression. The goal is to provide attendees the opportunity to practice neurosurgical techniques under the guidance of expert neurosurgeons while sharing experiences with other participants.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Obtain working knowledge of the various approaches to the brain and spine, including an understanding of regional anatomy and specific tips and techniques
  2. Become familiar with the indications and potential complications of specific neurosurgical procedures
  3. Gain experience using neurosurgical instruments including drills, plates, pins, screws and ventriculoperitoneal shunts

RACE Application Status:
This program will be submitted for 17.00 hours of live, seminar/lecture and lab medical continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE-approval.

Health and Safety Update: 
The ACVIM considers the health and safety of all those onsite at Advanced Techniques in Neurosurgery course our highest priority, including our attendees, sponsors and ACVIM staff. With your shared commitment and with the right processes in place, we are confident we can achieve a safe and viable return to in-person learning experiences.

The ACVIM pledges to follow the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, as well as state and local health organizations regarding this pandemic. The ACVIM is also working with the Viticus Group to ensure the safety of all attendees.

As the event nears, more detailed information about safety protocols and any updates from the facility will be communicated with participants. Although we are optimistic that we will be able to host this course in person, all courses are subject to change and/or cancellation. The ACVIM will keep all registered attendees informed should any such change and/or cancellation need to occur.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Thank you to our Lab Partners