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Residents in North America enjoy free membership to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), with no annual dues or application fees.

As a resident member, you are entitled to AANS’ vast array of benefits and specific educational programs; tailored exclusively for your neurosurgical development. Below is a listing of benefits that might be of particular interest to you.

Candidate Membership

Resident Mentoring Program

Member Benefits

Neurosurgical Publications and Educational Courses

Online Benefits – Free to Residents

AANS Annual Scientific Meeting

The AANS Annual Scientific Meeting registration rate is reduced for neurosurgical residents in North America. Registration includes:

  • Complimentary Breakfast Seminars and Practical Clinics through the AANS Marshals Program
  • Neurosurgical Top Gun Competition — A three-day competition for residents, fellows and medical students attending the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Young Neurosurgeons Research Forum
  • Admission to the Donald O. Quest Award ceremony for Best Young Neurosurgeon Abstracts
  • Admission to the Osler Lecture for Medical Students

2016 Advanced Neurosurgical Resident Education/Training Courses

The Neurosurgical Education and Research Foundation (NREF) in cooperation with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) continues to offer FREE courses to neurosurgical residents thanks to the collaborative efforts of NREF and our valued corporate supporters to provide advanced resident educational training in topic areas not always covered within neurosurgical residency. The Residency Program Directors/Residency Coordinators are notified of these resident course opportunities approximately sixteen weeks in advance of each course and are asked to nominate one resident and one alternate from their program to attend each course, based upon specified course criteria.

View the Online Recordings of the AANS/NREF Resident Education Courses on the NREF Website.

2016 Resident Courses:

  • Peripheral Nerve and Spinal Deformity for ResidentsCourse Co-Directors, Allan J. Belzberg, MD, FAANS, Robert F. Heary, MD, FAANS and Justin S. Smith, MD, PhD, FAANS-Vista Lab, Baltimore, MD –April 1-3, 2016
  • Fellows Course in Endovascular Techniques – Course Co-Directors, Adam S. Arthur, MD, MPH, FAANS, FACS; Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, FAANS and Alex Berenstein, MD – Memphis, TN (in collaboration with SNIS and SVIN) – October 7-9, 2016
  • Endovascular and Vascular Techniques for Residents – Course Co-Directors, Adam S. Arthur, MD, MPH, FACS, FAANS, Michael T. Lawton, MD, FAANS and Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, FAANS – Memphis, TN – October 20-22, 2016
  • Fundamentals in Spinal SurgeryCourse Co-Directors, Jack Knightly, MD, FAANS, FACS and Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD, FAANS – MITIE Lab, Houston, TX – Nov 10-12, 2016
  • Stereotactic and Functional Hands-on Neurosurgery Workshop, Course Director, Aviva Abosch, MD, FAANS, University of CO, Aurora, CO, November 3-6, 2016
  • Skull Base for Senior Residents – Course Director, Jon H. Robertson, MD, FAANS– Memphis, TN, November 4-6, 2016

2017 to-date:

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Residents Course Co-Directors, Jason Sheehan, MD, FAANS and John Suh, MD – University of Pittsburgh, June 9-11, 2017 (in collaboration with ASTRO)

03.25.16 Subject to change

For more information please contact the AANS Education Department, or Joni Shulman, at 847.378.0558 or jls@aans.org.

Companies who participate in AANS’ Pinnacle Partners in Neurosurgery program are also involved with the resident courses. If you, or your company, are interested in additional information on these courses, please contact Joni L. Shulman, AANS Associate Executive Director, Education & Meetings, at jls@aans.org or 847.378.0558.