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American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR)
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit hours....0.5 to 1.5 hours per course; most are 0.5 hour; about 72 courses offering about 100 hours (hours not counted).
CME Credits Awarded by....ASNR.
Cost for Credit....Free to members of ASNR; $15 to $45 for nonmembers.
Instruction Type....Streaming -Video with Slide accompaniment.
Educational material last updated....2013.
Financial Support...None stated.
You will now find  about 70 self-assessment courses, each offering 0.5 to 1.5 hours. Some recent topics are:
Cerebral Dural Arteriovenous Fistulae: Diagnosis
• Advanced Neuroimaging of Response and of Progression Following Anti-Angiogenic Therapy
• Preclinical Alzheimer's Dementia: A New Frontier in Treatment Trials
• Viruses: Difficulties in Diagnosing Viruses by Imaging
• Challenges and Opportunities in Imaging the Complex Pediatric Patient
• Advanced Imaging and Non-FDG PET for Differentiating True From Pseudo-Progression

Essential CME
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit hours...14 activities offering 10.5 hours.
CME Credits Awarded by....Medical Education Resources, Inc., and BroadWater, LLC.
Instruct. Type...Slide-Video Lectures.
Educational material last updated.....2013.
CME Credit Expires...One year after posting.
Financial Support...The Rothman Institute.
Some recent titles are:
Basic Orthopaedic Principles
• Foot and Ankle Pain: Evaluation and Management 
• Hand and Wrist Pain: Evaluation and Management 
• Hip Disorders: Evaluation and Management
• Knee Disorders: Evaluation and Management
• Pediatric Upper and Lower Extremity Disorders
• Shoulder and Elbow Pain: Evaluation and Management

Medscape Neurology
CME Credit hours...Varies from time to time.
CME Credits Awarded by....Medscape and many other sponsoring organizations.
Instruction Type...Text-and-Graphics, Text-Only, Slide-Audio Lecture, Slide-Video Lecture and Case-Based-Interactive.
Target Audiences....NEURO.
Educational material last updated...New activities posted daily.
Financial Support...Many academic, specialty, and commercial sources as well as self-supported by Medscape.
Expiration of CME Credit...Credit for most activities expires one year after posting.
CME activities of special interest to neurologists and neurosurgeons. Medscape contains a variety of educational formats:
CONFERENCE COVERAGE - Reports of  advances presented at major medical conferences; typically includes several tracks with news stories, expert interviews, and in-depth topic overviews.
CLINICAL UPDATE - Comprehensive original review article on scientific advances in a clinical topic.
FAST TRACK CLINICAL UPDATE - Narrowly focused original review article on scientific advances in a clinical topic.
CME-LIVE - Real-time online events with streaming video, synchronized visuals, and interactive questions and answers; archived for 1 year.
CLINICAL BRIEFS - Daily reports of major current medical research articles; 0.25 credits each
JOURNAL CME - Articles selected from a wide selection of peer-reviewed journals.
SPECIAL REPORT CME - Topic-based monthly email newsletter distributed to Medscape's professional member database by specialty.
INTERACTIVE PATIENT CASES - Original CME activity presented to the physician in an interactive, clinical case-based format. (See especially eMedicine CME Case Presentations.)
CME CIRCLE - Multimedia content certified by other accredited professional education providers, typically from live symposia or m

SANS (Self-Assessment in Neurological Surgery) 
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit hours......40 maximum per year.
CME Credits Awarded by......Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS).
Cost......$15 to 25 per hour depending on membership status.
Instruction Type......Question-and-Answer.
Target Audience....NEUROSURGERY.
Educational material last updated......2013.
Financial Support...None Stated.
SANS is a required component of the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) three-year MOC cycle (Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment). SANS represents all areas of general and subspecialty neurosurgical practice. Teaching materials consist of text, pictures, video clips and links to relevant Internet sites. Physicians answer questions in specific topic areas, reviewing their answers, and reading question critiques. There are 9 modules sections:
General SANS Examination (24 hours)
SANS: Pediatrics (24 hours)
SANS: Spine (24 hours)
SANS Competencies (10 hours)
SANS MOC Supplemental Test
2012 Annual Meeting: Consensus Session Supplement
SANS ABOS - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (10 hours); 
SANS Neurosurgery
SANS Neurotrauma
(10 hours). 
Subscribers may only take one of the following each year for a maximum of 24 hours: General SANS Exam, SANS: Spine and SANS: Pediatrics.