NeuroSafe 2018

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Welcome to NeuroSafe 2018

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 the per capita cost of health care in mind, the third annual NeuroSafe symposium — NeuroSafe 2018 — will be held August 2-3 at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota campus. It is designed to help grow our knowledge about and practical experience with these important topics. The two days 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, nurses, 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.

Presented by: University of Minnesota Department of Neurosurgery. Provided by: Office of Continuing Professional Development - University of Minnesota Medical School

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.

Following completion of this educational symposium, the learner should be better able to:

  • Describe how to problem solve quality and safety challenges using real-life examples
  • Outline current neurosurgical quality and safety expectations
  • Identify potential quality and safety outcomes measures in neurosurgery
  • Create new, national collaborations in quality and safety
  • Interpret regionalized quality and safety measures
  • Describe outcomes and reimbursements
  • Leverage your organization to improve quality and safety.

Course Directors

Matthew Hunt, MDMatthew A. Hunt, MD, FRCS, Neurosurgeon, Surgical Neuro-Oncologist, Associate Professor and Resident Program Director, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota


Daniel Guillaume, MDDaniel Guillaume, MD, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Associate Professor and Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

What it's all about

NeuroSafe Symposium Promo Video

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement

American Medical Association (AMA) 
The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) 
This activity is awarded up to 15.0 ANCC contact hours.

Other Healthcare Professionals  
Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit this statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit.  The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.