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Association of Physician Assistants in Neurosurgery and CNS Annual Conference

Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701

Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 8:00am CT - 4:30pm CT
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500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701



Topics include DBS, Brain Tumors, Spinal Oncology, Conducting Research/Writing Case Studies, 2021 Compensation Survey Results, Burning Questions, Preventing Burnout, and more


Constantinos G. Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD; Dr. Quinones-Hinojosa; Dr. Maziyar Kalani; Kara Curley, PA; Alice Edwards, ANSPA President; Jonas Konan, ANSPA President-Elect; and more

Credits Offered

This event offers 49.5 CME credits to attendees.
Accredited by Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Additional Information

Join your colleagues at the ANSPA Fall 2021 CME Meeting on Sunday, October 17th, 2021.This year’s meeting will be held in conjunction with the CNS Annual Conference at the Austin (TX) Convention Center. Registration includes attendance at both meetings ranging from October 16 – 20, 2021. The entire 5-day event with ANSPA and CNS offers up to 49.4 CME credits. Nursing credits are pending approval.

ANSPA members receive discounted meeting registration. Other registration types, housing options, and the preliminary agenda can be found at .  See the CNS agenda for available airline discounts.

Event Agenda

Association of Physician Assistants in Neurosurgery and CNS Annual Conference

Event Agenda

Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 8:00am CT - 4:30pm CT

All times listed in Central Time (US & Canada).
Download event agenda (PDF)

Sunday, October 17, 2021

  • 8:00am - 4:15pm

    ANSPA Fall 2021 Annual CME Meeting

    ANSPA Meeting Check-In and Exhibits with Coffee Service
    Welcome and Opening Remarks from ANSPA & CNS Leadership
    Alice Edwards, PA-C, ANSPA President & Moderator
    Your Burning Questions – Answered!
    Jonas Konan, PA, Alice Edwards, PA, Grace Bryan, PA
    How to Write a Case Study
    How to Conduct Research for Neurosurgical Newbies
    Constantinos G. Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD, Mt. Sinai New York
    Exhibits and Coffee Service
    Preventing Burnout in Neurosurgical APPs
    Kara Curley, PA-C, Mayo Clinic Arizona
    Finding Workplace Resilience via Improved Communications
    Cassandra Phetmisty, PhD-S, Rice University
    ANSPA’s 2021 Compensation & Needs Survey Findings
    Alice Edwards, PA-C, RWJ/Rutgers
    Lunch Buffet Break/Exhibits
    Room TBA
    Management of the Neurocritical Care Patient
    Understanding Advances in Spinal Oncology
    Advances & Indications for Deep Brain Stimulation
    Brian Kopell, MD, Mt. Sinai New York
    Wrap-Up & Course Evaluations
    Alice Edwards, PA-C, ANSPA Moderator