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The Seventh Annual John A. Kusske Lecture Series

The Beckman Center
100 Academy
Irvine, CA 92617
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The Seventh Annual John A. Kusske Lecture Series

Friday, October 13, 2023

5:00 to 7:30  p.m.

Please join us at the Seventh Annual John A. Kusske Lecture Series in honor of Dr. Kusske’s legacy.

Keynote Speaker: 


Clinically Relevant Advances in the Management of Meningiomas


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Gelareh Zadeh, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FAANS
 Professor and Dan Chair of Neurological Surgery
 Chair, Wilkins Family Brain Tumor Research
 University of Toronto
 Division Head of Neurological Surgery, Toronto Western Hospital
 Co-Director, Krembil Brain Institute, University Health Network Senior Scientist
 Princess Margaret Cancer Research Institute



About the Annual John A. Kusske Lecture Series


John A. Kusske

 John. A. Kusske, MD
 Professor Emeritus of Neurological Surgery
 UCI School of Medicine





The John A. Kusske Lecture was established in 2017 to honor Dr. John Kusske, one of the former chairs of the UCI School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery. Kusske joined the department when it became part of UCI in 1972. During his tenure, he was appointed as chief of the Division of Neurological Surgery, program director, and co-chair of the department. In the early 2000s, Kusske was appointed chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery, a title he held until his retirement in 2004. He returned to UCI later that year as professor emeritus and vice chair of the department. In 2009, he was once again appointed as interim chair of Neurological Surgery and served in that role until 2012. Kusske’s dedication and valuable contributions have been instrumental in transforming the Department of Neurological Surgery into a well-established program of major national and international recognition.

Statement of Need:  These CME lectures are being held for UCI and community physicians to increase knowledge and give updated information on Neurological Surgery topics and research. 

Global Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify the scope of the current neurosurgical disorders seen in clinical practice.
  2. Critically define modern advances in neurosurgical techniques and methods along with their indications.
  3. Discuss outcomes of neurological diseases treated surgically.
  4. Discuss recent developments in neurosurgery.

Target Audience:  Attending physicians of the UCI Department of Neurological Surgery located at UCI Medical Center and the Long Beach VAMC, community physicians and other health care professionals.

Accreditation Statement:  The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Full Disclosure information from all those in control of content will be provided in advance.

ADA Statement
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
we will make every effort to accommodate your request. For any special requests, please contact Leslie Weterrings at or 714-456-6966, before the meeting dates. 

California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241
This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241, which require CME activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency & implicit bias. It is the intent of AB 1195 and AB 241 to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population and reduce health disparities through appropriate professional development. Please see the CME website,, for AB 1195 and AB 241 resources.

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