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Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgery Conference

Thank You

Thank you to all who attended and supported the 48th Annual Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgery Conference! It was a collaborative effort among many groups and we are always delighted to reunite with our community.  We hope that all who attended were inspired and left equipped with valuable new information, tools, and connections.

Your presence helped to make this event a great success, and your enthusiasm helped make our time together both productive and fun. We’re already looking forward to next year’s event! Stay tuned for more details!


Make plans to join us for the 49th Annual Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgery Conference January 31 - February 3, 2025 at Snowbird Ski Resort in Salt Lake City, Utah!

Lende 2025 registration is currently closed but will open later this year. Learn more about our pricing and registration packages and join our mailing list to be among the first to receive updates.

Lende 2024 Save the Date

Conference Registration & Payment Methods

General Registration:

  • Physician: $1,000
  • Nurse, Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner: $500
  • Resident, Fellow, Med Student: Free

Registration fees can be paid by one of the following methods: 

  • Credit Card
    The online registration system is compliant with all PCI (Payment Card Industry) Security Standards and University of Utah accounting policies. Credit card information is encrypted in the online system after submitting your registration payment. MasterCard, Visa, and American Express credit cards are accepted. Register and pay online here.

Registration fee includes: 

  • All Morning/Afternoon Sessions
  • Opening/Closing Receptions
  • Breakfast (1) per Day (additional guests may purchase a breakfast certificate for $50)
  • Daily Lunches
  • Kasdon Lecturer Family Dinner
  • Check
    Complete the registration form, and send with payment to:

    Lanette Dunbar, Meeting Coordinator
    Department of Neurosurgery
    175 North Medical Drive East
    Salt Lake City, UT 84132

    *Please make checks payable to: Lende Neurosurgery Conference

Cancellation Policy - If cancellation of your registration becomes necessary, you may send written notice to the Meeting Coordinator ( or call 801-556-2539. Cancellations made by 5 pm Thursday, December 15, 2023 will be accepted. A $50 administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations. Confirmed registrants who do not attend the conference or who cancel after December 15, 2022 are responsible for the entire registration fee. 



Cliff Lodge, Snowbird Resort

To book lodging, call the reservation office at 800-453-3000, select option 2, and reference the group code LEND24. Or follow the link below.

Room Rate: $375.00 per night plus tax & $25.00 resort fee.*
Check in: 4 pm
Check out: 11 am

The Cliff Lodge | Snowbird Ski resort
9320 Cliff Lodge Dr
Snowbird, UT 84092

*Price is only available until December 22nd, 2023. Three night minimum stay during the months of January, February, and March if a Friday or Saturday is included. 
Lende Program Preview

Snowbird, Utah is located approximately 32 miles from the Salt Lake International Airport. Rental cars are available at the airport, or participants can arrange shuttle service from Canyon Transportation, 801-255-1841. They also have a desk at the airport.

Registration Desk for Lende Meeting at Snowbird

Registration begins on Friday, February 2nd, 2024 outside Ballroom I of the Cliff Lodge between 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. On Saturday, February 3rd, you can register outside Ballroom I beginning at 7:00 am. The Lende didactic sessions begin Saturday, February 3rd at 8:00 am.

It is the intention of the planners to keep this meeting an open forum. All participants are encouraged to submit titles for presentation.

The 2023 Richard Lende CME Attendance Verification is available here.

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Accreditation: The University Of Utah School Of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit: The University of Utah School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All attendees are encouraged to use the CME system to claim their attendance. Physicians will be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 credits™; all other professions will be awarded attendance at a CME event credit that they may use for their re-credentialing purposes. Nurses seeking contact hours must claim through the CME system. All users will be able to print or save certificates. For questions regarding the CME system, please contact the UUCME Office.  For questions regarding re-credentialing process or requirements, please contact your re-credentialing organization.

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Contact Us

Meeting Coordinator

Lanette Dunbar
Phone: 801-556-2539
Fax: 801-581-4385

Health Science Center
Bldg 550, 5th Floor
175 N. Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132