Continuing Medical Education

The University of California, San Francisco Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) offers educational opportunities for physicians and allied health care professionals to improve their abilities as practitioners by way of a comprehensive selection of CME activities.

We are committed to advancing neurosurgery through continuing medical education courses for all health care professionals involved in treating patients with neurosurgical disorders, and offer numerous CME activities throughout the year. Those interested in CMEs in neurosurgery may search the Office of Continuing Medical Education website by department or course date, as well as other search options available on the site. We offer the following annual CME courses:


Neurosurgery Update Course

Napa, CA

The program endeavors to provide the latest updates and recent advances in the field of neurosurgery. Neurosurgeons, neurosurgery residents, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other allied health professionals can benefit from this program, which will cover the entire spectrum of neurosurgical topics.


UCSF Spine Symposium

San Francisco, CA

The UCSF Spine Symposium is an annual two day event emphasizing pioneering trends in diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for patients suffering from spinal disorders.



UCSF Techniques in Complex Spine Surgery

Las Vegas, NV

The UCSF Techniques in Complex Spine Surgery Course is a two-day course emphasizing pioneering trends in spinal surgery. This course is designed to be interactive with didactic lectures given by leaders in the spine community as well as a hands-on bioskills lab.

Neurosurgeon Corinna Zygourakis leads a demonstration at the complex spine surgery CME


Endonasal Pituitary and Skull Base Surgery for the Otolaryngologist and Neurosurgeon

San Francisco, CA

This course is designed for otolaryngologists and neurosurgeons interested in endoscopic approaches to the pituitary sella. In recent years, there has been a trend for neurosurgeons to address tumors of the pituitary with an endoscopic transnasal approach. This results in a close collaboration of the two specialties.