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“Pediatric Neurosurgery Telehealth in the Time of COVID 19”, to be broadcast LIVE Wednesday 7:00 pm here

(Syndicated with Permisson)

AAP Section on Neurological Surgery Webinar

Pediatric Neurosurgery Telehealth in the Time of COVID 19

April 22, 2020

7:00 – 8:00 PM ET


  1. Enable pediatric neurosurgeons to incorporate telehealth care in their practice during the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Familiarize attendees on how telehealth is being conducted in different pediatric neurosurgery practices throughout the country




7:00 – 7:05pm

Jonathan Martin, MD, FAANS, FAAP

Division Head, Neurosurgery, Connecticut Children’s

Associate Professor, Surgery, UConn School of Medicine

Chair, Section on Neurological Surgery Education Committee

S. David McSwain M.D. | MUSC Charleston, SC

Telehealth Basics

7:05 – 7:15pm

David McSwain, MD, MPH, FAAP

Chief Medical Information Officer, Medical University of South Carolina

Associate Professor, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, MUSC Children’s Hospital

Chair, AAP Section on Telehealth Care

Telehealth Documentation, Coding and Reimbursement

7:15 – 7:20pm

John Ratliff, MD, FAANS

Professor and Vice Chair of Neurosurgery

Departmental Quality Officer

Co-Director of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery Division

Stanford University Medical Center

Immediate Past-Chairman of AANS/CNS Neurosurgery Quality Council

Starting a Telehealth Practice

7:20 – 7:25pm

Chris Grindle, MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor Pediatric Otolaryngology – HNS

Surgical Director of Clinical Informatics

Connecticut Children’s


Adopting Teleneurosurgery Practice to COVID-19: How We Did It

7:25 – 7:30pm

Kristin Zieles

Project Manager, Riley Children’s Hospital

Philipp R. Aldana, M.D. | Neurological Surgery, Pediatric ...

Outpatient Pediatric Teleneurosurgery Practice Experience

7:30 – 7:35pm

Philipp Aldana, MD, FAANS, FAAP

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics

Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery

University of Florida-HSC Jacksonville

Hector E. James Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Lucy Gooding Pediatric Neurosurgery Center

Co-Director, Stys Neuroscience Institute

Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Immediate Past Chairman, AAP Section on Neurological Surgery

Jason Scott Hauptman, MD, PhD | UW Department of Neurological Surgery

Teleneurosurgery at Seattle Children’s Hospital

7:35 – 7:40pm

Jason Hauptman, MD, PhD, FAANS, FACS, FAAP

Neurosurgeon, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Panel Discussion / Closing: 7:40 – 8:00pm



Instructions to Join the SONS Telemedicine Call:

Prior to the Meeting:

– Click test link:

– Wait for the “Congratulations! Your Test was Successful” message.

– Review attached Agenda


At the time of your Meeting:

1. Click the following link to join:


If Asked by WebEx:

Event Number: 288 145 295

Event Password: Neurosurgery

2. Enter your name | email address.   Click “Join Event/Meeting”

3. Click “Join Meeting/Event”

              – WebEx will call you – follow audio prompt to join meeting/event.

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