With a third of the U.S. population – or about 100 million people suffering from a neurological disorder and the elderly population growing older, the number of people who will need care for back pain will significantly increase over the next several years. To better serve this population and meet the increasing patient demand, creating a world-class neurosurgery and spine program will not only maximize your competitive edge, but also make your hospital a destination for those patients.  

Join your peers at InfoSource Events' Brain/Spine Business Summit, co-hosted with Atrium Health Neuroscience Institute & Musculoskeletal Institute, May 16-17 at The Marriott City Center in Charlotte, NC. This one-of-a kind, innovative conference is set to provide you with cutting-edge perspectives from America's leading healthcare organizations and impressive networking opportunities with key administrators and physician leaders.

Register today for the best business-focused Brain/Spine event of the year and learn what you are doing well, where others are doing better, and implement the building blocks needed to have a successful program.


  • Anthony L. Asher, MD, FACS, Director, Chief of Clinical Services, Neuroscience Institute, Atrium Health Director, Adult Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Programs, Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health Founder and Director, National Quality and Outcomes Database
  • Domagoj Coric, MD, Chief of Spine, Musculoskeletal institute; Chief of Neurosurgery, Neurosciences Institute- Atrium Health; President, Southern Neurosurgical Society; Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine & Peripheral Nerves of the AANS & CNS; North American Spine Society
  • James M. Ecklund, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute Chairman of Inova Fairfax Hospital Department of Neurosciences
  • Jessica Cooper, MS, Chief Administrative Officer, Neurosciences Service Line University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Julie Mozes, MBA, Director Integration and Network Development, Neurosciences Service Line, University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Oren N. Gottfried, MD, FAANS, Co-director- Duke Spine Center; Director, Spine Unit and Clinic, Duke University Hospital; Clinical Vice Chair, Quality, Duke Department of Neurosurgery; Professor of Neurosurgery, Duke University School of Medicine 
  • Rob Theis, Vice President of Operations, Inova Neuroscience Institute, Inova Health System
    Heather Pronschinske, RN, Administrative Director, Neurosciences, Gundersen Health System 
  • Matt McGirt, MD, Neurosurgeon, Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, Division Chief and Research Steering Committee Member, Musculoskeletal Institute-Atrium Health
  • Kathleen Kaney, DrPH, MBA, Senior Vice President, Operational Chief of Staff, Atrium Health
  • Heather Tripp, MSN, RN, ONC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Orthopedics, Cone Health
  • Stuart Burri, MD, Chairman, Radiation Oncology, Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health
  • Cindy Rizzo, MBA, BSN, RN, Executive Director Orthopedic and Spine Service Lines, Cone Health
  • Sarah Bender, Director, Neurosciences Institute & Musculoskeletal Institute, Neurosurgery and Spine, Atrium Health
  • Joseph Stern, MD, Neurosurgeon, Co-Director, Brain Tumor Program, Cone Health 
  • Sara Holman, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Director Ortho/Neuro/Stroke Service Lines, Deaconess Health System 
  • Marshall Steele, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sarah Hendrix, RN, MSN, Director, Neurosciences Institute Cerebrovascular Division, Atrium Health
  • Andrew Asimos, MD, Medical Director, Carolinas Stroke Network, Neurosciences Institute, Atrium Health
  • Dahari Brooks, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Cone Health 

TOPICS OF DISCUSSION (Subject to Change )

  • Service Line Development: Building a Comprehensive Neuroscience Program
  • Identifying the future trends in Brain/Spine market
  • Advancements in Brain Tumor Management and Clinical Models for the Future
  • Using Data Registries to Drive Quality: National and Local Initiatives
  • Stroke Overview: State of the Analytics to Drive Value in Stroke Care
  • Overview of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) program and models for delivery
  • Spine Co-Management Agreement- Improving Relationships Between the inter-professional Team
  • Strategies on How Neuro and Ortho Physicians Can Work Together to Create a Management Services Agreement (MSA)
  • Establishing a Multi Disciplinary Spine program, integrating outcomes and creating a market distinction
  • Reducing Total Cost of Care for Orthopedic and Neuro/Spine Patients, Improving Quality, Decreasing LOS by Creating a Joint Venture Model
  • Payers/Finance - How to increase profitability in Spine Care Quality Outcomes
  • Reimbursement Trends / Bundled Payments
  • Marketing strategies
  • Track, profile and improve outcomes
  • Implement key tools to reduce costs, enhance revenue, improve efficiency and patient satisfaction
  • Negotiate better contracts for spine surgery and outpatient services with payers
  • Achieving better patient outcomes through a comprehensive nurse navigation program

This conference is designed for administrators from hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals, physician clinics, hospital management groups, consulting firms with titles including but not limited to: 

VPs/Administrative Directors/Managers of Neurosciences/Spine/Ortho Service Lines
Spine / Orthopedic Service Line Directors
Chief Medical Officers
Chief of Spine Surgery & Chief of Orthopedic Surgery
Spine Center Coordinators
• Chief Operations Officers - Neuroscience Service Line Directors • 
Presidents • Spine Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Orthopedic Surgeons 
Directors of Neuro/Spine Service Lines – Chief Administrators


Thursday, May 16, 2019 
7:15am- 8:15am Registration, Continental Breakfast 
8:30am- 12:00pm General Session 
12:00pm- 1:00pm  Conference Lunch 
1:00pm- 4:00pm    General Sessions 
4:30pm- 6:00pmVirtual Tour and Networking Reception

Friday, May 17, 2019
7:15am- 8:15am   Continental Breakfast 
8:30am- 12:00pm  General Session
12:00pm- 1:00pm Conference Lunch 
1:00pm- 2:30pm General Sessions
2:45pm  Close of Conference


$895.00 (Register by April 9) 

(After April 9)

Call 312 224 9800
Email: gani@infosourceevents.com
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Charlotte Marriott City Center 
100 W Trade St
Charlotte, NC 28202 
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Book your group rate for The Spine Business Summit

Making Reservations by Phone 
Dial 1-800-359-3204 toll free. Specify the Spine Business Summit Room Block.
Provide your arrival date and number of nights.
Have a credit card available to hold the room.

Call 312 224 9800
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