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Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgery Conference

47th annual


February 3 - February 6, 2023 | Snowbird, Utah


The Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgery Conference originated during the winter or 1972-1973 when a small group of similarly motivated neurosurgeons met at the Alta Peruvian Lodge and at Snowbird, where papers and ideas were exchanged in an informal meeting. The meeting was obviously well-recieved and plans were laid for future gatherings. The future was clouded however, by the injury of Dr. Richard Lende, then Chariman of Neurosurgery at Albany, who suffered a severe leg fracture requiring hospitalization at the University of Utah Medical Center. After a lengthy stay, he returned to Albany, where he tragically suffered a cardiac arrest and expired while anesthetized for a minor surgical wound revision.

The spirit and intent of the original meeting has been preserved for more than two decades. It is open to Neurosciences only, providing a forum for free exchange of ideas and presentation of innovations in neurological surgery and allied fields. This meeting of research and clinical applications in a relaxed setting has endured the test of time as a popular tribute to the memory of Dr. Richard Lende.

The Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgery Conference is jointly sponsored by the University of Utah.

This meeting is opened to neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuro-radiologists and health care providers in the neurosciences. The Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgery Conference is a live presentation, with interactive discussion, case studies and abstract presentations.

2023 Annual Meeting Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

  • To become familiar with the best practices and clinical evidence in skull base and tumor surgery
  • Understand the recent requirement in resident education
  • Demonstrate recent innovation and emerging technology in spine surgery
  • Discuss complication avoidance in cranial and spinal neurosurgery



Register and pay online.

By Mail

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 84132-2303

Please make checks payable to: Lende Neurosurgery Conference


Physician $1000
Nurse, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner $500
Resident/Fellow No Charge

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



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. The Lende didactic sessions begin SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4th 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.

Registration Desk for Lende Meeting at Snowbird

Registration begins on Friday, February 3rd, 2023 outside Ballroom I of the Cliff Lodge between 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. On Saturday, February 4th, you can register outside Ballroom I beginning at 7:00 am. The Lende didactic sessions begin Saturday, February 4th 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.

Future Meeting Dates

February 2–5, 2024

Lodging for Snowbird Lende meeting

Contact Snowbird Direct, Call 1-800-453-3000 or FAX 1-801-742-3300. When calling or faxing, please indicate that you are with the Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgery Conference, and you will receive our DISCOUNT RATE. *CALL EARLY!!! A block of rooms will be held until January 2nd, 2023 it is on an as available basis.

*The Lodge has other conferences during this time, please book early.


Cliff Lodge Room Rates

Prices only available until January 2nd, 2023 Check in: 4:00 pm Check Out: 11:00 am Standard Bedroom (1-4 persons)..............$ 330.00 plus tax and $25.00 Resort Fee per Night

**Three night minimum stay during the months of January, February, and March if a Friday or Saturday is included. **