APP Lecture Agenda – Friday, February 2

About the Conference Lecture Agenda

The course, which is separate from TANS’s general sessions, has been designed for advanced practice providers (APPs).


APPs whose neurological surgeons are TANS members are eligible for the one-day course rate of $75.

APPs who would like to participate in the general sessions on Saturday and Sunday must register at the regular conference rate for all three days. APPs whose neurosurgeon colleagues are TANS members may register for the TANS member rate of $250.

Friday night’s dinner on the USS Lexington features a separate registration fee for all attendees and their guests.

Click here to register today.

Continuing Medical Education

The Texas Orthopaedic Association will provide CME for both Friday’s APP course and all three days of the general sessions.

Attendees will be provided a link to secure CME at the conclusion of the meeting.

The Conference: Complete Details

Click here for complete conference details, including hotel rooms, registration and more.

Schedule: Friday, February 2

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Exhibit Hall

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.


8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

APP Role in Neurosurgery Practice: Now & Future
Wesley H. Jones, MD, & Michael Levy, ACNP-BC
Collegiality & How We Can Make Things Easier – Credentialing.

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Toral R. Patel, MD
Current Practice & APP Roles in Management & Care

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Lisa Wilkins, AGNP-C
Patient Evaluation, Diagnostics, Documentation…

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Neuro Trauma
Alex B. Valadka, MD
Current & Future APP Roles in Management & Care

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch & Public Policy: Actions in Austin & Washington Affect Every Aspect of Your Practice (CME Ethics Hour)
Stacie Monroe (TANS) & Bobby Hillert (TANS)

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Vascular Lecture
Paul J. Schmitt, MD
Update on Stroke Care: APP Management Role

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Neuro Imaging
Anita P. Bhansali, MD
What to Look for

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Pharmacy Lecture: Anticoagulation Reversal in ICH
Josephine Tenii, PharmD
Anticoagulation Reversal in ICH          

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Panel Discussion
Michael Levy, APN, Vanessa Bounds, APN, Lisa Wilkins, APN, & Victoria Herrera, APN
Current APP Private Practice Trends, Policy & Future Direction; Pitfalls & What to Avoid

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Future APP Role in TANS: Plan for the Future

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dinner on the USS Lexington
Separate Ticket Required for All Attendees
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Lexington Tour
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Dinner & Drinks


Michael Levy, NP & Wesley Jones, MD


Lisa Wilkins, NP

Vanessa Bounds, NP

Kacie Johnson, NP

Christie Caldwell, PA-C

Nicole Gutierrez, NP

Victoria Herrera, NP

Laura Winslett, NP

Nicole Pasao-Pham, NP

Anna Brown, NP