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Neurosurgery to host annual Teachenor-Williamson Society Symposium

July 19, 2019

Jacques Morcos, MD, 2018 Teachenor-Williamson Society Symposium keynote speaker
Jacques Morcos, M.D., was the 2018 Teachenor-Williamson Society Symposium keynote speaker.

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center will host its annual Teachenor-Williamson Society Symposium Oct. 11-12 at the InterContinental Hotel on the historic Country Club Plaza in Kansas City.

The symposium, which includes an evening dinner and keynote speaker followed by a half day of educational presentations, brings together the department's faculty, residents and alumni; local and visiting neurosurgeons; and distinguished guests interested in the clinical neurosciences.

This year's keynote speaker will be Anil Nanda, M.D., M.P.H., professor, chair of neurosurgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and senior vice president for neurosurgical services for RWJBarnabas Health. A recognized leader in neurosurgery with sub-specialty expertise in skull base, vascular and spinal neurosurgery, including Gamma Knife radiosurgery, Nanda is a prolific researcher and sought after national and international lecturer and visiting professor.

The Teachenor-Williamson Society Symposium recognizes the legacy of scholarly comradery of Frank Randall Teachenor, M.D., founder of the Section of Neurological Surgery at KU Medical Center, and William P. Williamson, M.D., the department's first full-time chief of neurosurgery. The symposium recaptures the spirit of the Frank R. Teachenor Lectures hosted by the department between 1958 and 1969.

"This symposium honors our foundational chiefs of neurosurgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Frank Teachenor, M.D., William P. Williamson, M.D. and Charles Brackett, M.D., who were nationally influential, esteemed at KU and steadfastly committed to neurosurgical academic excellence and education," said Paul J. Camarata, chair, Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. "This great event gives our faculty, residents, alumni, other area neurosurgeons, benefactors and friends a chance to engage in scholarly comradery as we cover topics and present cases related to the clinical neurosciences."

The Teachenor-Williamson Society Symposium benefits the Department of Neurosurgery's residency program. Tickets are $50 and Continuing Medical Education credit will be offered.

Individuals who are not able to attend, but who want to support the department's residency program may make a donation through KU Endowment.

For more information, view the video invitation, visit the department's website and contact Margaret Minea, residency coordinator, at or 913-588-6119.

Last modified: Aug 09, 2019