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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

8:00am - 9:30am

NERVES Survey Committee Meeting

10:00am - 1:00pm

NERVES Board Meeting

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Northwestern Neurosurgery Center Tour 

1:00pm - 6:00pm

Attendee/Exhibitor Registration & Exhibitor Set Up

2:30pm - 5:00pm Roundtable Discussions
  • Academic Practice
  • Hospital Based Practices
  • Private - Small (1-5 Surgeons)
  • Private - Medium & Large (6+ Surgeons)
5:00pm - 6:00pm

New Members/First Timers Meet & Greet

6:00pm - 7:30pm

NERVES Welcome Reception

Thursday, May 2, 2024

7:15am - 4:15pm

NERVES Annual Meeting Registration

7:30am - 8:30am

Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00am - 8:30am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:30am - 9:45am

Tim Roberts Annual Keynote Address
Cindy Nava, White House Presidential Appointee | Senior Policy Advisor | U.S. Dept of Housing & Urban Development | Public Policy & Political Strategist

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9:45am - 10:15am

Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

10:15am - 11:15am

General Session
Millennials: What You Don't Know is Tanking Your Bottom Line
Amanda Hammett, Core Elevation
The fact of the matter is if you don’t understand millennials, you can’t keep them. With that in mind, we will bust prevailing millennial myths and replace them with facts about this often misunderstood generation. Next, we will learn about the psychology of WHY they do what they do at work. Participants will be provided with a formula that will reveal a major area of missing profits from your bottom line.

11:15am - 11:30am

Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

11:30am - 12:30pm Breakout Sessions
  • 2024 Coding Updates
    Nicola Hawkinson, DNP, RN, RNFA, Founder, SpineSearch
    Delve into the world of neurosurgical coding with a primary focus on spine coding. The session aims to provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the latest updates and key considerations in this dynamic field. Nicola will present crucial spine coding updates, offering insights into both orthopedics and pain management within the realm of spine coding. Gain knowledge that goes beyond the surface, exploring the nuances of coding in neurosurgery.
  • Conversations That Make You Sweat
    Amanda Hammett, Core Elevation
    Life requires you to engage in conversations that make you uncomfortable - maybe even sweaty. Some call them “difficult,” others say they are “hard,” and I group them all together to call them Tough Conversations. Discover the skills to master conversations that make you sweat.
  • Using the NERVES Socio-Economic Survey to Revamp Compensation
    Donna Bailer, JD, LLM, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham "UAB"
    Kirsten Yelvington, MSHM, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham "UAB"

    Using the NEVES Socio-Economic Survey, the Department of Neurosurgery at UAB revamped its physician compensation plans for its adult MDs, pediatric neurosurgery MDs, Neurointerventional Radiologist and Neurologist. Previously the department used AAMC benchmarks for salary and Vizient benchmarks for wRVUs. The session will step through the directives of the institution for new compensation plan requirements, the approach and goals of the new plan for the department, issues related to academic data and rank from the survey, as well as extrapolation of data points into a chart by 5 percentile increments. Variable pay percentage and factors will also be discussed as well as the treatment of a chair’s pool, call pay, and administrative stipends. At the conclusion, participants should be better prepared to address decision points they may face as they develop a compensation plan using NERVES survey data.
12:30pm - 1:45pm

Lunch & NERVES Business Meeting

2:00pm - 5:00pm Chicago Excursions
  • The Famous Chicago Architecture River Tour
  • Chicago Gangster Tour
  • Private Wrigley Field Tour
6:30pm - 10:00pm

NERVES Reception & Dinner

Friday, May 3, 2023

7:45am - 8:30am

Breakfast & Networking with Exhibitors

8:30am - 9:30am

General Session
Neurosciences Landscape Update: The Convergence of Strategy & Digital Health
Kate Zentner, Sg2

9:30am - 10:00am

Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

10:00am - 11:00am

General Session
NERVES 2023 Socio Economic Survey Results
Amber Moore and Emily Penn, Katz Sapper & Miller
Join us to hear Katz Sapper & Miller’s annual review of the 2023 NERVES survey results (reporting 2021 data). Attendees will hear this year’s benchmarking standards for the neurosurgery industry and update attendees on salary and benefit trends.

11:00am - 12:00pm General Session
Bridging Clinical and Insurance Perspectives: Neurosurgery Insights Through the Lens of a Payer Medical Director
Gregory J. Przybylski, MD, MBA,
Chairman, Department of Neuroscience, JFK University Medical Center
Professor of Neurosurgery, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine