Neurosurgery and Beyond CME Brings Experts Together for Comprehensive Brain Care

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CME directors Jessica Spat-Lemus, PhD, and Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman, PhD, ABPP-CN
09-27-2019

"Neurosurgery and Beyond: Addressing the Neurocognitive, Behavioral, and Emotional Needs of Our Patients," a CME course directed by Jessica Spat-Lemus, PhD, and Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman, PhD, ABPP-CN, hosted at the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center on September 26, 2019, brought together neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neuropsychologists to explore the multidisciplinary needs of adults and children with neurosurgical disorders. These disorders — coupled with their often invasive treatments — frequently have neurocognitive, behavioral, and emotional implications for patients that have long been under-treated.

In this course, specialists in five of the most common neurosurgical conditions (brain tumors, epilepsy, movement disorders, traumatic brain injury, and stroke and other cerebrovascular disorders) review the anatomy as well as the emotional, behavioral, and cognitive aspects of these conditions.

Course directors Dr. Jessica Spat-Lemus and Dr. Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman
Course directors Dr. Jessica Spat-Lemus and Dr. Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman
Dr. Jessica Spat-Lemus and Dr. Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman introduce the course
Dr. Jessica Spat-Lemus and Dr. Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman introduce the course
Dr. Mark Souweidane speaks about treating children with brain tumors
Dr. Mark Souweidane speaks about treating children with brain tumors
Q&A panel featuring Dr. Mark Souweidane, Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna, Dr. Stephen Sands, and Dr. Elizabeth Ryan
Q&A panel featuring Dr. Mark Souweidane, Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna, Dr. Stephen Sands, and Dr. Elizabeth Ryan
Our chairman, Dr. Philip Stieg, delivers a presentation about approaches to treating adults with cerebrovascular disorders
Our chairman, Dr. Philip Stieg, delivers a presentation about approaches to treating adults with cerebrovascular disorders
Dr. Caitilin Hoffman delivers a talk about treating children with epilepsy
Dr. Caitilin Hoffman delivers a talk about treating children with epilepsy
Dr. Hal Blumenfeld delivers his keynote address, What Is Consciousness?
Dr. Hal Blumenfeld delivers his keynote address, What Is Consciousness?
Dr. Ning Lin discusses surgical approaches to treating adults with traumatic brain injury
Dr. Ning Lin discusses surgical approaches to treating adults with traumatic brain injury
Dr. Hilary Murphy presents the neurocognitive, behavioral, and emotional aspects of TBI in adults
Dr. Hilary Murphy presents the neurocognitive, behavioral, and emotional aspects of TBI in adults
Dr. Mary Hibbard presents the neurocognitive, behavioral, and emotional aspects of TBI in adults
Dr. Mary Hibbard presents the neurocognitive, behavioral, and emotional aspects of TBI in adults
Dr. Katie Davis discusses the neuropsychological treatment of patients post-neurosurgery
Dr. Katie Davis discusses the neuropsychological treatment of patients post-neurosurgery
Dr. Joseph Giacino closes out the conference with a talk on multidisciplinary approach to neurosurgical patient care
Dr. Joseph Giacino closes out the conference with a talk on multidisciplinary approach to neurosurgical patient care

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