Spring 2015 Newsletter

Spring 2015 Newsletter

SPRING NEWSLETTER 2015
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEUROSURGICAL SOCIETY, INC.

Jointly Provided by AANS
50th Annual Meeting – June 20-24, 2015

The 2015 Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society Meeting will be held from June 20th through June 24 at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dr. Michael Brown is serving as the local arrangements chairperson, and is putting together an ex-citing array of activities for members, guests, and their families at this world famous resort.

As the location of the inaugural meeting of the RMNS in 1965, a return to this exquisite venue promises to provide a landmark opportunity to continue the tradition of our society. Those attending can expect the usual robust scientific program as well as an opportunity to reconnect with old friends. Social activities include a planned barbecue at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, our annual golf and tennis tournaments, and awards banquet and dance.

The Broadmoor welcomes guests to their Five-Star Colorado Springs Resort with impeccable service and distinctive amenities. Here, the spirit of the West inspires the adventurer within, with endless opportunities to explore the picturesque mountains, streams, and canyons. Experience a truly one-of-a-kind resort where personalized luxury offers an escape from the ordinary and modern details blend seamlessly with the timeless elegance of our historic hotel.
Their superb location near the southern edge of the Rockies is surrounded by stunning natural beauty and has been described as the gateway to the West. Colorado Springs was originally a small mining town, but now counts itself as one of the top destinations in the U.S. for vacations and conferences due to its picturesque mountain backdrop, 300 days of sunshine and friendly locals. From the Top of Pikes Peak to upscale shop-ping, Colorado Springs offers an abundance of natural beauty as well as a variety of attractions, art galleries and activities for guests of all ages.

The Broadmoor 1 Lake Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Hotel Reservations: (844) 513-9981 Reservations Fax Number: (719) 577-5738
www.broadmoor.com

Exhibitors
This year we have the pleasure of welcoming the following exhibitors to the Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society’s annual meeting. Additional exhibitors are still in the process of making plans to attend. Don’t forget to thank your representatives for their company’s support.

Exhibitors should plan to arrive on or before Satur-day, June 20, 2015 to set up their booths and stay through the end of the meeting, with tear down Wednesday afternoon. Exhibitors and their families are invited to all recreational and social functions for the same fees offered to members.

  • K2M
  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
  • Medtronic Biologics
  • Medtronic Spine
  • Biomet Spine
  • Stryker Spine

Travel, Lodging, and Registration Information

While the 3,000-acre property may feel like a destination retreat, our Colorado Springs luxury resort sits in the middle of the country and is easily accessible for groups traveling from out of state.

Guests flying into Colorado can choose from either Colorado Springs Airport, which is only 15 minutes from our historic Colorado Springs hotel or Denver International Air-port, a scenic 75-minute drive from The Broadmoor.

The Broadmoor is also happy to offer an array of customizable transportation options for individuals and groups, including airport shuttles, buses, and private town cars, More information is available through the Broadmoor website or by calling the ho-tel’s reservation line

Accommodation rates are available upon meeting registration through the RMNS website.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

The Broadmoor

Colorado Springs, Colorado

50th ANNUAL RMNS – JUNE 2015

SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Registration

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting

6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Opening Reception

Children’s Fun Time

SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015

7:00 – 7:55 a.m. Physician Breakfast

7:00 – 11:00 a.m. Spouse and Children’s Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Scientific Session: Trauma

MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015

7:00 – 7:55 a.m. Physician Breakfast

7:00 – 11:00 a.m. Spouse and Children’s Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Scientific Session

12:30 – 6:00 p.m. Tennis Tournament

7:00 – 10:00 p.m. President’s Dinner (executive board and guest speakers)

TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015

7:00 – 7:55 a.m. Physician Breakfast

7:00 – 11:00 a.m. Spouse and Children’s Breakfast

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Annual Business Meeting

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Scientific Session

12:30 – 4:00 p.m. Golf Tournament

6:30 – 10:00 p.m. Annual Award Banquet and Dance

5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Kids’ Party

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015

7:00-7:55 a.m. Physician Breakfast

7:00-11:00 a.m. Spouse and Children’s Breakfast

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Scientific Session

12:00 p.m. Meeting Adjournment

Registration Fees

Before 6/1/2015

After 6/1/2015

Members

$650

$700

Non-Members

$750

$800

Non-member 1st Meeting

$650

$700

Allied Health

$450

$500

Residents

$250

$250

Senior (non-member)

$250

$300

Senior Member

$100

$100

Honorary members and guest speakers are not charged registration fees. Fees for social activities will be available to everyone online when registering for the meeting .

Preferred payment for registration and activities is accepted online with a credit card. Any checks should be made payable to the Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society, and mailed, before arriving at the meeting, to:

Kelly Schmidt M.D., Treasurer, RMNS 1041 Bayhead Ct. , Las Vegas, NV 89138

kellyschmidtmd@yahoo.com

Payments and Dues

Full payment for registration fees is expected by the start of the meeting. You should also make sure your membership dues are current. Refunds of registration fees or social activity fees cannot be honored after May 12th. Please contact Dr. Kelly Schmidt at the aforementioned address if you have any questions regarding the meeting or registration.

Scientific Program Dr. Michael Seiff is this year’s Scientific Program Chairman and is preparing a stimu-lating program. The conference facilities at the hotel will provide the perfect location for the open exchange of ideas and discussion of interesting neurosurgical topics. We are pleased to announce that our president, Dr. Paul House, has selected our two honored guests speakers. We welcome Dr. Nicholas Barbaro, Professor & Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Indiana University, and Dr. Randall Chesnut , Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopedics, University of Washington. As always, we are privileged have such distinguished contributors to our scientific pro-gram.

Scientific Awards

Again this year we will have the Resident Award Competition to entice resident par-ticipation and ongoing meeting attendance. Thanks to our membership participa-tion, awards will be $750, $500, $250 for 1st through 3rd place, with $750 travel reimbursement the programs of the first 10 residents registering for our meeting. Do not forget the Twelfth Annual Academy Cup to be presented for the best paper from a practicing neurosurgeon (active or associate member). As in the past, we encour-age you to bring interesting or difficult Firing Line cases for presentation and discus-sion with our distinguished guest professors.

Abstracts

If you missed the deadline, we encourage you to still submit your abstracts online at www.rockymountainneurosurgicalsociety.org. We are always looking for interesting talks and this is a great venue to discuss preliminary findings or case studies.

Joint Providership Accreditation statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accredita-tion requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the AANS and the Rocky Moun-tain Neurosurgical Society. The AANS is accredited by the ACCME to provide contin-uing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The AANS designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsᵀᴹ. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Disclosure Statement

Before the program, anyone in control of the educational content of this activity will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or the relationship they or their significant other have with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) to be discussed during their presentation. Disclosures will be included in the final program.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee and the Executive Committee are reviewing the following applicants for membership in the Society:

Raqeeb Haque, M.D. – Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Thomas C. Origitano, M.D., Ph.D. – Kalispell, Montana

Justin S. Whitlow, M.D – Salina, Kansas

Bryan Wohlfeld, M.D. – Dallas, Texas

Final approval will be determined by a vote of the membership at the annual business meeting. The Society encourages membership applications from those practitioners within our geographic boundaries who specialize in neurosurgery or the allied neuro-sciences. Applications are filed online through the RMNS website (www.rockymountainneurosurgicalsociety.org). We encourage applicants to submit their application six months in advance of the annual meeting to ensure consideration for membership that year.

Other News

Our 51st Annual Meeting will be held June 18-22, 2016 at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, Whitefish, Montana. Our new website continues to improve in an effort to better serve our current and prospective members. We are encouraging everyone to pay your dues online. In an effort to maintain an updated membership roster we ask that you please review your contact information and submit any address changes.

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