Big 10 Neurosurgery Consortium

Friday, January 5, 2024

This conference has already taken place.

Omni Los Angeles Hotel - Los Angeles, CA
3 Day Conference January 5th - 7th, 2024
5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours


Neurosurgical research is often performed in silos, without significant collaboration or communication across programs. The BIG10 Academic Alliance is a natural alignment between powerhouse academic neurosurgery programs that have the unique opportunity to work together to tackle impactful and practice changing questions and clinical trials that will advance the field of neurosurgery. This CME event is aimed at gathering together motivated individuals from the BIG10 neurosurgery programs to share their clinical interests, and help facilitate multi-institutional clinical trials that will move the field forward in a meaningful and deliberate way.


For pricing information, see pricing tab below.

Dates and Times

Start: 1/5/2024 7:00 PM
End: 1/7/2024 12:15 PM


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1. Facilitate interactions between neurosurgeons and expose them to clinical trials that they want to collaborate on
2. Increase the expertise of our medical specialty (neurosurgery)
3. Generate higher quality research data that we will use to guide clinical care
4. Initiate steps towards multi centered neurosurgical clinical trials



Tier Price
Physician $250.00
Researcher $250.00
Administrator $250.00
Student $250.00
Other $250.00


  • Mrs. Amy Bartlett, Bachelor Degree
    • Consortium Management and Clinical Coordination
  • Dr. Victor Chang, MD
    • Michigan Spine Surgery Improvement Collaborative
  • Dr. Kevin Chen, MD
    • Gene Therapy for High Grad Glioma
  • Dr. Timothy Chryssikos, MD
    • Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Research
  • Dr. Christopher Coffey, PhD
    • Statistical Design Considerations
  • Mr. Oliver Couture, Other
    • Consortium Master, MOU
  • Ms. Dixie Ecklund, MSN
    • Data Coordination
  • Dr. Samuel Emerson, MD
    • UW Neurological Surgery Program Introduction
  • Dr. Keith Marshall, PhD
    • Big10 Academic Alliance
  • Dr. Michael Park, MD
    • A Novel Protocol for Development of Regionally Specific Neural Cells from iPSCs
  • Dr. Angela Richardson, MD
    • RRV Therapy and Oxygen Tension in Malignant Brain Tumors
  • Dr. Michael Safaee, MD
    • Ligament Augmentation for Prevention of Proximal Junctional Kyphosis
  • Dr. Hai Sun, MD
    • Advanced Neuroimaging
  • Dr. William Thorell, MD
    • Neurostimulation to Restore Sleep in Parkinson's Disease
  • Ph.D. Kristy Townsend, PhD
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation in Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Dr. Drew Wilinson, MD
    • Management of Substenotic Carotid Disease
  • Dr. Kyle Wu, MD
    • Closing Remarks Day 1
    • Closing Remarks Day 2
    • Path Forward for Big10 Neurosurgery Consortium


Omni Los Angeles Hotel
One Californai Plaza
251 S Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Accreditation Statement

The Ohio State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Ohio State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Need help with this conference?

Please contact the conference coordinator listed below:

Allison Gere
Department: Neurological Surgery
Phone: (614) 688-7827