Cranial Conference

2nd Wednesday | 6:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.
4th Wednesday | 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Seattle Science Foundation, James Tower, 6th Floor
Swedish Cherry Hill

Course Description

The Seattle Science Foundation Cranial Conference Series is a reoccurring educational conference held for healthcare providers who treat cranial conditions, including but not limited to cerebrovascular, endovascular, and brain tumor disorders.  Experts in the field will provide didactic lectures on up-to-date content regarding current and emerging interventions for cranial conditions, focusing on identification, treatment, and improvement in patient care, both surgical and non-surgical.

Needs Statement

As the field of cranial neurosurgery continues to rapidly evolve, there remains a significant need for continued education in the training of current and future healthcare providers in the specialty.  To address these rapid advances and challenges, the Seattle Science Foundation Cranial Conference Series provides recurrent didactic lectures with Q&A sessions led by renowned neurosurgical experts with the focus on improving patient care, surgical and non-surgical treatments, and patient outcomes.

Intended Audience 

This symposium is intended for neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, otolaryntologists, advance practice clinicians and other sub-specialists who treat cranial diseases in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California and Alaska.

Learning Objectives:

By Attending this course, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:

  • Apply treatment options for a variety of cranial disorders which are commonly seen at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute.
  • Implement protocols related to new research in the management of cranial patients.
  • Discuss treatment outcomes with patient, both surgical and non-surgical.
  • Compare and contrast technological options.
  • Participate in developing guidelines for treating cranial patients that will improve patient care.

Objectives will be listed for each session depending on the topic selected.

Case Submission Form

Please use the form below to submit your online case submission.  Cases must be reviewed two weeks prior to the conference.  One week prior to the conference, accepted cases presenters will be informed that their case has been selected for the upcoming conference.

Presenter Name *
Presenter Name

Frequently Asked Questions

If I am an affiliated Providence provider, how can I actively participate?

Please email to request our Go-To Meeting log-in information, include your Providence site location. 

I am participating from an off-site affiliated Providence provider location, what can I expect? 

The outline of the case discussions will be as follows: provider presents, neuroradiologist discusses, then questions are asked to the group. 

The technical details will be as follows: 

  • Imaging will be displayed on your screen as the presenter details the case clinical history.
  • You will receive audio from the Seattle Science Foundation Conference Room, if there is an additional off-site presenter, you will also receive their audio.
  • The neuroradiologist then will discuss the images on screen.
    • All off-site participants will still be viewing the images, as the neuroradiologist is discussing, and hearing the neuroradiologist’s findings.
  • We will occasionally cut to a camera in the room, however, to optimize your education, most of the screen time will consist of imaging. 

How will I be able to ask questions or make comments?

The Go-To Meeting platform contains a chatroom in which you may submit questions and or comments about cases presented. The Case Discussion moderator will have real-time access to all chatroom activity and will repeat questions/comments and answer as received.  

*To keep the audio consistent amongst all online participants, we cannot unmute your microphone to submit a questions verbally.

What is the best way to view the Imaging and Case Discussion.  

Due to the high volume of data being transmitted to all participants, the Case Discussion is best viewed from a desktop of laptop with a land based internet connection (aka - plugged into the wall). Wifi is not the optimal way to participate in this meeting. 

Recorded Presentations

Recorded presentations can be found online at


Please note that remote viewing is available for informational purposes only and is not accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(TM).

  • In Person
    All are welcome to attend the featured presentations at the Seattle Science Foundation. 
  • Live Case Discussion
    All Providence Health and Services affiliated providers are welcome to take part in the live case discussions, either as a viewer or as a case presenter.  To receive the live broadcast connection, please click here to request access.
  • Live on Facebook
    The featured presentations will be available as a live broadcast on Facebook.  Click here to view the live presentation.  
  • Recorded Presentation
    Click here to view all of our recorded Cranial Conference presentations.

Please note, at times some presenters prefer not be have their presentation recorded or streamed live.  On those such occasions, we will not be able to provide a live broadcast or recording of the presentation.


Accreditation with Commendation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Swedish Medical Center and Seattle Science Foundation.  Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Swedish Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Each session is designated for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.