Welcome to WINS

Opening Hours : Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 5:00pm CST
  Contact : orgaffairs@aans.org



Resident members have vast access to 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 as well as information on mentorship programs for residents through WINS.

Candidate Membership Information

For information regarding candidate membership through the AANS please visit the following page.

For information regarding candidate membership through the CNS please visit the following page.

Resident Mentoring Program

Resident / Fellow Mentoring with WINS

In 2021 the WINS Outreach Committee launched a new mentorship program residents, fellows, and medical students interested in neurosurgery. The program consists of two mentors in groups that include residents: one with faculty members mentoring a group of residents/fellows, and with residents/fellows mentoring a small group of medical students. Monthly curricula were established on varied topics of interest (see below for sample) to facilitate mentor-mentee interactions. For more information and if interested, please reach out to our mentorship team at winsmentorship@gmail.com.

WIN Mentorship Program
Student Mentorship Program

Member Benefits

Resources for Residents and Fellows Through the CNS/ AANS

  • Visit the CNS website for additional resources available to residents including subscriptions to publications, online educational resources and self-assessment tools, and leadership opportunities through volunteering on committees at cns.org.
  • Visit the AANS website for additional resources available to residents and fellows including educational courses, fellowships and grants, and online resources at aans.org.
  • Complementary membership available to the the CNS and AANS for resident members (visit links above)

Neurosurgical Publications and Educational Courses

Online Benefits

Annual Scientific Meeting Benefits

CNS Annual Meeting: Resident members have the following benefits at the CNA annual meeting through the CNS:

  • Reduced registration rate for the annual meeting
  • Online management of CME credit, member account, and meeting participation
  • Complimentary Annual Meeting housing on a first come, first served basis

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

  • Reduced registration for the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting through the AANS
  • Reduced registration rates for AANS educational courses and resources through the AANS
  • Complimentary Breakfast Seminars and Practical Clinics through the AANS Marshals Program
  • Young Neurosurgeons Research Forum
  • Admission to the Donald O. Quest Award ceremony for Best Young Neurosurgeon Abstracts

Yearly 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.