Neurosciences still continues to be a lucrative service line for hospitals and keeps its strong position as a contributor to financial performance. As the demand for neurological services increases, and with new technologies and procedures arriving daily, healthcare leaders must be able to provide high-quality and cost-efficient care under tight budgets, exceed the complex medical needs of the growing patient population and look beyond the acute care setting to become more "patient-centric". Then the question becomes: "How do you achieve this?"

Meet peers who are reshaping the industry at InfoSource Events' 8th Annual Neuroscience Business Summit, November 8-9, 2018 in Nashville, TN! You will hear fascinating talks from America's leading healthcare organizations and learn practical tools to help your organization better serve your patients while improving operational and financial goals. 

for the best business-focused Neuroscience event of the year. Learn what you are doing well, where others are doing better, and implement the building blocks needed to have a successful program that gives you a competitive and clinical advantage. Join us. Be a part of the dialogue. 

Keynote Speaker Faculty (List in progress)
  • Candace Tillquist, MA, MMHC, Associate Operating Officer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Kenneth J. Gaines, MD, MBA, Professor of Clinical Neurology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Michael Brant-Zawadzki, MD, Senior Physician Executive, Hoag Hospital, The Ron and Sandi Simon Endowed Chair, Executive Medical Director, Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute, Orange County, CA 
  • Marcee Lupica, Associate Nursing Officer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Katie Kaney, Senior Vice President, Administration Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, NC
  • Wende Fedder, Research Administrator Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 
  • Carlos A. Bagley, MD, MBA, FAANS, Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery, Vice Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery

Director, UT Southwestern Spine Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 

TOPICS OF DISCUSSION (Subject to change based on audience feedback)
  • Future of Neurosciences -How does a Neuroscience program differentiate itself?
  •  Best practices for Neuroscience Centers of Excellence: Creating a "patient-centered" Neuroscience program- Comprehensive program development, benchmarking, strategic planning, service line creation, financial models 
  • Neurosciences as a system wide enterprise – breaking down barriers 
  • Establishing a Multi Disciplinary Spine program, integrating outcomes and creating a market distinction
  • Strategies for cost savings with ever-changing reimbursements 
  • Coding/billing Strategies in regards to Neurosciences 
  • Multi-Service line management strategies
  • Effectively managing mental health component of neuroscience Patients 
  • System organization to get ready for value based care
  • Data management strategy
  • Cost management 
  • Spine: Preparing for bundle payments
  • How to effectively make joint neurosurgery / ortho-spine program work
  • Physician Alignment Strategies: implementing win-win strategies and understanding the drivers toward physician integration 
  • Discussion on bundled payments, endovascular treatment, telemedicine, COE 
  • Discuss strategies to enhance physician involvement and collaboration 
  • Propose methods to manage data and quality improvement across multiple hospitals within a large system 
  • Developing a multi disciplinary spine and pain center in a hospital center: Overcoming obstacles, clinical standardization, patient experience, and branding 
  • Co-management agreement structure with Neurosurgeons-how? 
  • Strategies to keep the entire team together (neurosurgeons, neurologists, nurses) and move your program forward 
  • Developing MD/Hospital Alliance to raise quality of care and lower costs: Recruitment of physicians/ Compensation models / Incentives for physicians – what works
  • Creating a multidisciplinary Spine Center combining multiple specialties into one financially, independent center. Starting and Managing a Comprehensive Epilepsy Program 
  • Comprehensive Stroke Centers: How to develop, maintain, and staff a successful program; Certification, Recertification
  • Maintaining profitability -Financials/Operational Strategies for success
  • Population Health Strategies as it relates to Neurosciences
  • ACO Integration in neurosciences- Impact of Accountable Care Organizations
  • Building volume for a neuroscience service line (ie neurosurgery, stroke, neuro IR) 

WHO WILL YOU MEET? This conference is designed for administrators from hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, and community hospitals, with titles including but not limited to: 
•       Administrative Directors/Managers/VPs of Neuroscience/Spine Service Lines
  • Vice Presidents/Directors of Operations
  • Medical Directors of Stroke/Neurosciences
  • Chief Operations Officers
  • Neurologists –Chief of Neurology Services
  • Administrative Directors of Neuro-Critical Care
  • Chief Administrators- VPs/Directors/Manager of Business DevelopmenT
Suggested Session Times

Thursday, November 8

7:15am - 8:15am 

Registration & Breakfast & Registration 

8:15am - 12:00pm 

Main Sessions 

12:00pm - 1:00pm 


1:00pm - 5:00pm

Main Sessions

5:00pm - 5:15pm 

End of Day One 



Friday, November 9

7:15am - 8:00am 


8:15am - 12:00pm 

Main Sessions 

12:00pm - 1:00pm 


1:00pm – 2:30pm 

Main Sessions


End of Conference 


Nashville MARRIOTT at Vanderbilt University
2555 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203

InfoSource Events Group has secured a room block at Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University. Room block will open during the week of July 9.
Group Room Rate: $249.00 per night, plus applicable taxes


**Early Bird Rate**
Use Discount Code: NS8

$1,095.00 (Full Price)
After August 17

**Group Discounts: When 3 people sign up from the same hospital 4th person's registration fee will be waived.

Registration Fee includes breakfasts, breaks, luncheons, all networking functions, free access to event sessions, panel discussions and workshops, hospital site tours, as well as access to all PowerPoint slides of the conference.


Call : 312 224 9800 
Email : info@infosourceevents.com 

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