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Innovation in Education

debhuntH. Hunt Batjer, MD, FACS, FAANS (left)
President, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Lois C. A. and Darwin E. Smith Distinguished Chair in Neurological Surgery
UT Southwestern Neurosurgery Department
Dallas, TX

Deborah L. Benzil, MD, FACS, FAANS (right)
Vice President, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Chair, AANS/CNS Communications and Public Relations Committee
Mount Kismo Medical Group
Columbia University Medical Center
Mt Kisco, New York

mtgNeurosurgeons are committed to providing the highest quality of care to the many patients who suffer from a broad spectrum of disorders. These span the full continuum from newborns (and potentially even intra-uterine) to the geriatric population. It also stretches across the breadth of medical conditions including infectious, congenital, degenerative, oncologic, traumatic, vascular and functional. Continuing education programs remain the cornerstone of allowing neurosurgeons to remain at the cutting edge in providing this care.

On April 30, 2016, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) will welcome over 3,500 neurosurgeons to Chicago for the 84th AANS Annual Scientific Meeting.

Following the theme of Neurosurgery Leading the Way, the Opening Ceremonies will feature a discussion on traumatic brain injuries, moderated by CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, MD, FAANS. Participants will include Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli; Geoffrey Ling, MD, PhD, Col. (Ret.); Walter J. Koroshetz, MD; Russel R. Lonser, MD, FAANS; and Mike Singletary. These leaders in their fields will discuss athletic and military brain injuries, current research, funding strategies and implications of long-term effects of repetitive brain trauma.

The meeting will also feature:

  • Osler Lecture by Duke Samson, MD, FAANS;
  • Gen. Peter Chiarelli as the Hunt Wilson Lecturer;
  • Professor Emeritus Alim Benebid, MD, PhD, IFAANS, delivering the Richard Schneider Lecture;
  • CEO of ACGME Thomas Nasca, MD, for the Theodore Kurze Lecture;
  • Emmy-nominated physicist, Jose Francisco Salgado, PhD, for the Rhoton Family Lecture;
  • NIH leader Petra Kaufman, MD, MsC, providing the Louise Eisenhardt Lecture;
  • Stimulating Plenary Sessions, Breakfast Seminars; and
  • State-of-the-art Section Sessions, abstracts, and posters.

The AANS and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) — whose annual meeting in 2016 will take place September 24-28 in San Diego, Calif. — provide valuable ongoing education and training as a high priority to ensure patient access to the highest quality of care. For more information about the AANS meeting, please click here.

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