Professional Development Workshop Featured

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday, January 23

This course is meant for residents, fellows, and new attending physicians in both academics and private practice to fill the void often left by medical training in leadership skills and management. We have a number of nationally renowned speakers to serve as faculty and functional neurosurgeons. Anesthesia pain physicians who are passionate about leadership. At the end of the course, you will be more comfortable advocating for yourself and your team and have a game plan for the year moving forward.

CME Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the North American Neuromodulation Society. The CNS is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The CNS designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate verbal and written communication skills.
  • Develop self-awareness when working with multidisciplinary professionals.
  • Describe the interworkings of team building and development.
  • Identify your personal and professional strengths and weaknesses and how to utilize these to your advantage.

Registration Rates:

Registration on or Before November 4, 2019:
Member: $125
Non-Member: $175

Registration After November 4, 2019:
Member: $150
Non-Member: $200


Ice Breaker with Strategic Career Planning

Laura Schwietzer, PhD

Graceful Self Promotion

Julie G. Pilitsis, MD PHD

Writing a Business Plan

Joseph S. Neimat, MD MS

Selling Yourself: CV Writing, Using Technology

Robert Milner, PhD

Giving and Getting Feedback and Managing Conflict

Robert Milner, PhD

"Change Management” Workshop

Luanne E. Thorndyke, MD

“Time Management” Workshop

Laura Schweitzer, PhD

“Learning to Say No While Preparing to Say Yes” Workshop

Luanne E. Thorndyke, MD

Faculty and Presentations subject to change.