NeuroSafe 2019

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Welcome to NeuroSafe 2019

We are constantly challenged to provide high-quality, safe care in complex healthcare systems and within the context of the “triple aim” — improving the patient experience, improving population health, and reducing heathcare's per capita cost.

The fourth annual NeuroSafe symposium – NeuroSafe 2019 – provides a unique opportunity to take time out to reflect on what all that means for our neurosurgical practices. The symposium enables conversations among experts and attendees about practical, achievable ways to improve the safety and quality of a neurosurgical practice within the context of the triple aim.

Come join those conversations, August 8-9, 2019, at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. The two days will give you access to national experts who will share – via interactive, case-based reviews and discussions – their own strategies, studies and ideas about improving neurosurgical quality and safety.


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 offers cutting-edge perspectives about neurosurgical quality and safety, including:

  • Improvement efforts across all practice settings
  • Outcomes and measures
  • Challenges
  • 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 address 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
  • Leverage your organization to improve quality and safety.

What it's all about

NeuroSafe Symposium Promo Video

2019 Abstract Submission Template

Click here to download the Word file.


Information about registration, keynote speakers, CME hours, keynote speakers, and the venue.

Course Directors

Matthew Hunt, MDMatthew A. Hunt, MD, FRCS, FAANS, Neurosurgeon, Associate Professor and Resident Program Director, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Neurosurgery 


Daniel Guillaume, MDDaniel J. Guillaume, MD, MS, ABPNS, ABNS, Neurosurgeon, Associate Professor and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Vice Chair of Quality Assurance, Department of Neurosurgery



Kristen Jones, MDKristen E. Jones, MD, Neurosurgeon, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery



Barbara Daiker, RN, PhDBarbara Daiker, RN, PhD, Director of Clinic Operations and Faculty Practice / Department Administrator - Neurosurgery  



NeuroSafe 2018 Presentations

2018 keynote and abstract presentations