NeuroSafe 2017

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Welcome to NeuroSafe 2017

On local, state and national levels, providers are constantly challenged to provide high-quality, safe neurosurgical care in complex healthcare systems. And when governments, commercial organizations, and neurosurgical professionals focus on the topics of quality and safety, they inevitably find gaps in the available information.

With the "Triple Aim" of improving the patient care experience (including quality and satisfaction), improving the health of populations; and reducing per capita cost of health care in mind, NeuroSafe 2017 is designed to help grow our knowledge and practical experience of these important topics. The two-day symposium will provide access to national experts and organizations sharing strategies, studies and ideas via interactive case-based presentations, case reviews and discussions.


This symposium is ideal for specialty physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, quality and safety professionals and others with a neurosurgery specialty interest. This includes professionals interested in offering patients the benefit of the most advanced quality and safety treatment options for neurosurgery care.

Key Topics

This innovative symposium will offer cutting-edge perspectives about quality and safety related to:

  • Improvement efforts across all practice settings
  • Outcomes and measures
  • Challenges
  • Leading the national conversation
  • Building the safest environments for neurosurgery patients throughout the world.

Keynote Speakers

Douglas Cochrane, MD, FRCSC, Surgical Improvement: A Multi-faceted Strategy
Professor Emeritus, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of British Columbia; British Columbia Patient Safety and Quality Council Chair; Staff Neurosurgeon, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

Oren N. Gottfried, MD, FAANS, A Single Clinic Intervention to Facilitate Patient Communication, Improve Visit Satisfaction, and Provide Real-time Feedback 
Co-Director of Duke Spine Center; Director, Spine Unit and Clinic, Duke University Hospital; Clinical Vice Chair, Quality, Duke Department of Neurosurgery; Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Duke University School of Medicine

Gerald Grant, MD, FACS, Hunt for Ambulatory Metrics in the Pediatric Neurosciences
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology, Stanford University Medical Center; Arline and Pete Harmon Endowed Faculty Scholar, Stanford's Child Research Health Institute; Division Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Stanford Children's Health Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Ahmed M.T. Raslan, MD, Operative Efficiency, Resource Modeling and Surgical Education in Value Driven Markets
Assistant Professor in Neurological Surgery, Neuroscience Quality Medical Director, Attending Neurosurgeon, Oregon Health and Science University and Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center

John D. Rolston, MD, PhD, Improving Intraoperative Patient Safety
Resident, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco; as of July, 2017: Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of Epilepsy Surgery and Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the University of Utah.

What it's all about

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If you have any questions after reviewing the materials, please contact Claire Graham,, 612-624-1207.

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We look forward to seeing you!