NeuroSafe 2019 – the fourth annual NeuroSafe symposium – will be held, August 8-9, at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis Campus.

This one-of-a-kind symposium creates opportunities for conversations among experts and attendees about practical, achievable ways to improve the safety and quality of a neurosurgical practice in the context of the triple aim — improving the patient experience, improving population health, and reducing healthcare's per capita cost.

NeuroSafe 2019 is expressly designed for specialty physicians, neurosurgical residents and fellows, 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 neurosurgical care.

Expert presenters
“Within medicine and hospital care, quality and safety are becoming a bigger part of what we do,” explained NeuroSafe Course Director Daniel Guillaume, MD, MS. “NeuroSafe 2019 is an opportunity for leading experts in quality and safety to share their experiences to help everyone become better.”

Enabling deep conversations
“We invite a multidisciplinary audience from throughout North America,” explained Course Director Barb Daiker, RN, PhD. “Because we have nursing, medicine and administration coming together during the symposium, it creates a unique opportunity to have a deeper conversation with all the relevant stakeholders about trying to solve quality and safety problems.”

The two days will showcase national experts who will share – via interactive, case-based reviews and discussions – their own strategies, studies and ideas about improving neurosurgical quality and safety.

About optimizing patient outcomes
“We have speakers representing the breadth of neurosurgical care and from institutions across the country,” said Course Director Matthew Hunt, MD. “We are looking forward to hearing diverse perspectives about how we shape the best outcomes for our patients.”

A new outcome-optimization feature is being rolled out during NeuroSafe 2019. “This year we are including a special seminar on optimization of patients’ medical co-morbidities prior to surgical intervention,” continued Course Director Kristen Jones, MD. “This under-recognized topic creates maximum improvement in patient outcomes.”

Attending NeuroSafe 2019
Registration how-tos, lodging details, and other symposium-related information can be found on the NeuroSafe 2019 website. For other questions, call Claire Graham at 612-624-1207 or email 

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 Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 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 14.75 ANCC contact hours.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their 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.

NeuroSafe 2019 is presented by the University of Minnesota Department of Neurosurgery and provided by the Office of Continuing Professional Development - University of Minnesota Medical School.