This year, for Neurosurgery Awareness Month, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons is raising awareness on the causes and prevention of traumatic brain injury, back pain, injury prevention and other neurological safety topics. In addition, Neurosurgery Awareness Month will focus the spotlight on the neurosurgeons themselves — the women and men who have committed their lives to taking care of patients with serious neurologic diseases and disorders — and the special patients that have touched their lives.
Throughout the month of August, be sure to check the AANS website and social media channels for a variety of content relating to this year’s theme. Look for a photo essay submitted by a former brain tumor patient who documented a newlywed couple’s journey through brain cancer; an inspiring story about a woman’s comeback from a broken spine to completing multiple Ironman triathlons; a brief history lesson behind the mysterious Louise Eisenhardt, MD; updated chapters from “The History of Neurosurgery”; a rare look inside two families with multiple generations of neurosurgeons; the story behind a young boy who was granted both his wishes from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, including meeting a renowned tennis player; information regarding both past and current neurosurgical mentors; and what some of their students have to say about the importance of mentoring.
In addition to the AANS effort, Neurosurgery Blog will also be highlighting various items during August for Neurosurgery Awareness Month. We encourage everyone to join the conversation online by using the hashtag #neurosurgerymonth.