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Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgery Conference

47th annual




Each year, the Department of Neurosurgery holds a winter research meeting at Snowbird Ski Resort in Salt Lake City, Utah. 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.Open to all members of the neuroscience community, this 3-day event is filled with symposia, posters, a keynote address, and — most importantly — the opportunity to connect with colleagues. 


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

  1. Become familiar with best practices and clinical evidence in skull base/tumor surgery
  2. Understand the recent requirement in resident education
  3. Demonstrate recent innovation and emerging technology in spine surgery
  4. Discuss complication avoidance in cranial and spinal neurosurgery
The Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgery Conference is jointly sponsored by the University of Utah
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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.

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

Book your room for the 2023 Lende Neurosurgery Conference 
Room Rate: $330.00 per night plus tax & $25.00 resort fee*

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

Phone: 1-800-453-3000

Check in: 4:00 pm Check Out: 11:00 am
*Prices only available until January 2nd, 2023. Three night minimum stay during the months of January, February, and March if a Friday or Saturday is included. 

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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 15.00 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 TM; 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

Lanette Dunbar Meeting Coordinator Health Science Center Bldg 550, 5th Floor 175 N. Medical Drive East Salt Lake City, UT 84132 Phone: 801-556-2539 Fax: 801-581-4385 Email: