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N ot e wo rt h y e v e n t s Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage Mood Disorders Symposium, April 10-11, 2014, Bradley Lecture Center, Children’s Harbor, Birmingham. After attending this CME event, participants will have a better understanding of the pathophysiology of depression and suicide, novel techniques for understanding brain function, subtypes of depression, particularly focusing on anhedonia as a symptom complex, and the physiological basis of new treatments. PAID JNWB 412 • 500 22nd Street South 1720 2ND ave s birmingham al 35294-0104 Permit No. 1256 Birmingham, AL Vol. 5 No. 14 NEUROSCIENCES INSIGHT Neurodevelopment/ Simpson-Ramsey Symposium, April 17, 2014, UAB Cudworth Building. Speakers include Carla Shatz, PhD, Stanford University; Greg Barsh, MD, PhD, Hudson Alpha/ Stanford University; Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD, Yale University; Leon Dure, MD, UAB; and Donna Ferriero, MD, University of California, San Francisco. T h e U ni v e r sit y o f A l a ba m a at Bi r m ingha m For more information on upcoming events, visit uab.edu/ medicine/cnc. Published by the UAB Health System, 500 22nd Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233 ©2014 by The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Second class postage paid by UAB Bulk Mail Dept. Postmaster address changes to: UAB Insight 500 22nd Street South, Suite 410, 1720 2nd Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294 NEUROSCIENCES NEUROSCIENCES INSIGHT For more information on UAB’s Department of Neurology visit: uab.edu/medicine/neurology For more information on UAB’s Division of Neurosurgery visit: uab.edu/medicine/surgery/neurosurgery U A B M e d i c i n e R e s o urc e s M D L e arn i n g C h ann e l For CME-accredited presentations and web-based learning, issue highlights Neurosurgical Database Project Produces Continuous National Clinical Registry visit learnmd.uabmedicine.org. UAB Neurosciences Expands Faculty, Services P h ys i c i an H Q UAB Medicine online headquarters provides information on referrals, digital UAB Insight editions, news and updates, and more. Visit uabmedicine.org/physician. UA B M IST Deep brain stimulation is performed in a UAB Hospital operating suite. UAB neurosurgeons perform 4100 surgical procedures annually. Google Glass, VIPAAR Combine for Telemed Surgery Featured Clinical Trials 3 UAB Medicine News 3 Noteworthy Events 4 Neurosurgical Database Project Produces Continuous National Clinical Registry of Procedures UAB neurosurgeons are encouraging colleagues program,” says UAB neurosurgeon Barton Guthrie, MD. nationwide to join the first continuous national clinical “This repository enables neurosurgeons to determine their registry for neurosurgical procedures and practice value proposition with regard to neurosurgical procedures, patterns. The National Neurosurgery Quality and providing data that reflect real-world patient outcomes Outcomes Database (N²QOD) is a product of the such as pain relief, patient satisfaction with regard to NeuroPoint Alliance (NPA). It is jointly endorsed by the expectations, and actual return-to-work data.” American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Szaflarski Named to Epilepsy Committee EVOLVE Assesses Balloon Kyphoplasty “The NPA envisioned a patient registry that captured He adds, “N²QOD provides practice groups and hospitals with an infrastructure for real-time analysis and utilization of care quality parameters such as length of data from a wide variety of neurosurgical practices, both stay, infection rates, and complication rates. This is a case private and academic. The N²QOD, launched in February of neurosurgeons creating a valid and accurate system to 2012, is the organization’s most significant quality manage practice data for neurosurgeons.” MIST provides 24-hour consultation and referral services to physicians. Contact MIST by calling 800.822.MIST (6478). continued on page 2