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Events

The Department of Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine holds events for faculty, residents and fellows. See details on the individual events via the entries below.

Sep

21

Epilepsy Fall Fest 5K

Evanston - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Patients, families and employees are invited to join the Northwestern Medicine Comprehensive Epilepsy Center team at one or both Epilepsy Fall Fest 5K events. Join us after the 5K for a Fall Festival with food, drinks and fun for all.

Saturday, September 28
Northwestern University, 2255 Campus Drive, Evanston

Registration 8:00 am | Ceremony 9:30 am | 5K 10:00 am

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Sep

21

Epilepsy Fall Fest 5K

Off-Campus - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Patients, families and employees are invited to join the Northwestern Medicine Comprehensive Epilepsy Center team at one or both Epilepsy Fall Fest 5K events. Join us after the 5K for a Fall Festival with food, drinks and fun for all.

Saturday, September 21
Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

Registration 8:00 am | Ceremony 9:30 am | 5K 10:00 am

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Sep

26

Rooftop Cocktail Party 2019: Mediterranean Summer Soiree

Off-Campus - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us for our annual rooftop cocktail party, whose theme this year is Mediterranean Summer Soiree. Proceeds will support our Patient and Family Assistance Fund, which helps brain tumor patients with transportation, medical equipment, palliative care and other expenses often not covered by insurance.

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Sep

27

M&M Conference

Chicago - 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Neurosurgery Morbidity and Mortality

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Oct

04

Grand Rounds: Visiting Professor Dr. Nader Pouratian of UCLA

Chicago - 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Neurosurgery Grand Rounds

Dr. Nader Pouratian specializes in surgeries to restore and preserve brain function, including deep brain stimulation for movement disorders (and other emerging indications) and epilepsy surgery. In addition, he treats peripheral nerve and brachial plexus injuries and tumors. His research focuses on developing novel interventions and technologies for neurological restoration.

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Oct

06

BrainUp 5K Run/Walk

Off-Campus - 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

BrainUp's fourth annual 5K Run/Walk will raise funds to support brain cancer research in Chicago. Two Malnati Brain Tumor Institute nurse pracitioners, Karyn Schmidt, APN, and Laura Zuckerman, APN, will be honored at the event. When you register, select "join a team" and search for "Northwestern - Malnati Brain Institute" to join us.

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Oct

11

Northwestern Women in Medicine: Leading The Way

Chicago -

The aim of the symposium is to empower women in leadership and
to facilitate career advancement by identifying barriers prevalent
in medicine and finding ways to initiate constructive solutions. The
conference will also allow for networking amongst community and
academic women in medicine.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1. Facilitate the advancement of women in medicine
2. Identify the skills needed to be an effective leader
3. Identify strategies when to say yes and when to say no to professional endeavors
4. Develop the art of negotiation
5. Identify evidence based data and peer reviewed studies relating to implicit bias and gender equity
6. Identify barriers that currently exist for women in medicine and create constructive solutions
7. Describe strategies for work life balance while maintaining overall wellness and health

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Oct

11

Grand Rounds: Dr. Daniel Oyon and Dr. Amanda Saratsis

Chicago - 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Neurosurgery Grand Rounds

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Oct

18

Grand Rounds: Dr. Matthew Ordon and Dr. Arthur DiPatri

Chicago - 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Neurosurgery Grand Rounds

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Oct

21

Brain Tumor Patient and Caregiver Forum

Chicago - 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

During this complimentary program for brain tumor patients, families and caregivers, our experts will discuss advances in brain tumor treatment, as well as skills and resources for managing the unique challenges that come with a brain tumor diagnosis. This program is sponsored by the Malnati Brain Tumor Institute of the Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Oct

25

Advanced Training in Open and Endoscopic Surgery: A Hands-On Skull Base Training Program

Chicago - 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Bringing together the skill sets of neurosurgery and otolaryngology, this comprehensive 2-day course offers a unique opportunity to collaborate and learn complex surgical techniques from some of the top experts in the field of skull base pathologies.

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Oct

25

M&M Conference

Chicago - 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Neurosurgery Morbidity and Mortality

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Oct

26

Advanced Training in Open and Endoscopic Surgery: A Hands-On Skull Base Training Program

Chicago - 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Bringing together the skill sets of neurosurgery and otolaryngology, this comprehensive 2-day course offers a unique opportunity to collaborate and learn complex surgical techniques from some of the top experts in the field of skull base pathologies.

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Nov

01

Grand Rounds: Visiting Professor Dr. Larry Rhines of MD Anderson

Chicago - 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Neurosurgery Grand Rounds

Laurence D. Rhines, M.D.

Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Director of Spine Program, Department of Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

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Nov

08

Grand Rounds: Dr. Michael Jones and Dr. Tord Alden

Chicago - 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Neurosurgery Grand Rounds

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Nov

15

Grand Rounds: Dr. William Gibson and Dr. Aruna Ganju

Chicago - 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Neurosurgery Grand Rounds

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Nov

16

2019 New Frontiers in the Diagnosis and Management of Movement Disorders

Chicago - 7:15 AM - 4:30 PM

This biennial program aims to provide the latest advances in the field with respect to diagnosis, treatment and management of neurodegenerative diseases. While the emphasis will be on Parkinson's disease, the most common neurodegenerative movement disorder, other diseases will be discussed, including ataxia's, Huntington disease and dementias.

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Nov

22

Nov

29

M&M Conference

Chicago - 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Neurosurgery Morbidity and Mortality

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Dec

06

Grand Rounds: Visiting Professor Dr. William Bingaman of Cleveland Clinic

Chicago - 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Neurosurgery Grand Rounds

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Dec

10

Northwestern Brain Aneurysm/AVM Support Group

Chicago - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Organized by the Department of Neurosurgery at Northwestern Medicine and supported by the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, the Brain Aneurysm and Vascular Malformation Support Group meets quarterly to discuss issues related to the diagnosis and management of brain aneurysms and vascular malformations as well as to share personal experiences. Patients, loved-ones, friends, and caregivers are all welcome.

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Dec

13

Grand Rounds: Dr. Luis Fernandez and Dr. Tyler Koski

Chicago - 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Neurosurgery Grand Rounds

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