Conference Information

The 2020 NSA Conference

To limit the spread of COVID-19, the 2020 Annual Conference will be held virtually on Saturday, May 30. Registration is FREE for members! Anyone who registered for the live conference will be automatically enrolled in the online event. and will receive an appropriate refund.

If you have already reserved a room at Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa, you must call to cancel your reservation to avoid any penalties. Call the Renaissance at (800) 468-3571.
Designation Statement
The Medical Foundation of Alabama designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama through the joint providership of the Medical Foundation of Alabama and the Neurosurgical Society of Alabama. The Medical Foundation of Alabama is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Learning Objectives
After attending this course participants will be able to:
  • Describe the middle meningeal artery embolization procedure for a subdural hematoma.
  • Review current standards for neurosurgical management of spinal cord injury
  • Recognize long term psychosocial effects that pediatric hydrocephalus patients may carry into adulthood.
  • Describe risk factors for wound-related complications after microvascular decompression
  • Analyze the impact of mandated telemedicine on neurosurgical practice.
  • Internalize the process for stereotactic laser ablation therapy for epilepsy
  • Identify the ways that UAB Neurosurgery is using a unique collaboration method to treat malignant gliomas
  • Describe recent advances in therapeutic development for neurofibromatosis-related tumors like vestibular schwannomas, neurofibromas and gliomas
  • Recognize Dysarthria when elicited by deep brain stimulation for PD and ET patients.
  • Review the current concepts in cervical sagittal alignment.