• Featured Speakers Will Transform Your Thinking

    Authors: James S. Harrop, MD, FACS
    Nicky Copland

    For many attendees, the CNS Annual Meeting is a yearly tradition. They gather with colleagues and friends to hear the brightest minds in neurological surgery to share the latest research, science, developments in patient care, and much more. They also seek to gain insider knowledge from leading experts in the fields of business, technology, culture, and medicine.

    This year, the theme Transformation and Celebration is solidly rooted in our featured speakers' core messages. Our chosen speakers will challenge your assumptions, and will present forward-thinking ideas and solutions. These fascinating speakers are experts in change, and offer intriguing insights into the bigger picture. We encourage you to attend these lectures to discover new ways of responding to present disruptions, and find ideas that will pave the way to greater contributions in the future. Find full bios of these and all additional featured speakers at cns.org/2017.


    Geoff Colvin

    Senior editor-at-large for Fortune magazine, prominent broadcaster, and international best-selling author Geoff Colvin has an insider's perspective on issues affecting business and the economy. He knows what the worlds' leaders are seeing, thinking, and planning. He'll reveal how they're leading, making choices, and responding to today's challenges in ways you can apply to your practice.


    Anders Ericsson, PhD

    Anders Ericsson, PhD, Conradi Eminent Scholar and professor of psychology at Florida State University, is the world's foremost authority on expertise. His newest book, Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, builds upon decades of original research to provide a powerful approach to learning new skills and becoming an expert in any field, thanks to deliberate, purposeful practice.


    Jamie Holmes

    Jamie Holmes, Future Tense Fellow at New America and the author of Nonsense, is an expert in transforming the discomfort that comes with uncertainty into positive change. He has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Slate, Politico, the Christian Science Monitor, New Republic, Atlantic, and more.


    Bernard J. Tyson

    Bernard J. Tyson is the chairman and CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals - known as Kaiser Permanente, one of America's leading integrated health care providers and not-forprofit health plans. His career at Kaiser Permanente has spanned more than 30 years. Tyson assumed the role of chairman in January 2014 and has served as CEO since 2013. In 2016, Modern Healthcare named him the second most influential leader in health care. In April 2017, he was included on the TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world.


    Brett King

    Brett King is a five-time Amazon bestselling author, renowned commentator, and globally respected speaker on the future of business. He will speak on how technology is disrupting business, changing behavior, and influencing society. His insight into the fastchanging financial services industry will help you and your practice adjust to the future of business.


    Kathy McGroddy Goetz, PhD

    Kathy McGroddy Goetz, PhD, is vice president of Global Partnerships & Alliances Management for IBM Watson Health, and is responsible for managing strategic collaborations with key industry leaders to address the world's most pressing health challenges. Her insider's view into how technology is transforming the way physicians interact with patients may challenge your current ideas about the future of health care.


    Richard Susskind

    Author of The Future of the Professions, Richard Susskind's main area of expertise is the future of professional service and, in particular, the way in which information technology and the internet are changing the work of professionals. His unique point-ofview may inspire you to find a different role for technology within your practice.


    Devi Prasad Shetty, MD, FRCS

    Health care is a hot-button issue across the globe, and there is likely no greater a success story for physicians, hospitals, and patients alike than Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty's groundbreaking "micro-insurance" concept. He'll explain how increasing efficiency to decrease costs while simultaneously empowering the impoverished patient, revolutionized care for rural Indians.


    Amy Bassano

    Amy Bassano is the Deputy Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Prior to assuming this position in April 2016, Bassano was the Director of the Patient Care Models Group at CMMI, leading CMS's efforts on bundled payments, including the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Initiative and the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, plus the development of physician specialty models such as the Oncology Care Model. She will bring a highly valuable insider's look at American health care today.

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