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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

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.