Congress Quarterly Previews What’s New at the CNS Annual Meeting

grantGuest post from Gerald A. Grant, MD, FAANS
Editor, Congress Quarterly

Congress Quarterly (cnsq) is the official newsmagazine of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, written by and for neurosurgeons to explore topics of unique value and interest to our specialty, from game-changing technology to neurosurgeons as storytellers.

In today’s post, we wanted to spotlight the recently released summer 2016 issue of the Congress Quarterly, which highlights the new and interesting items occurring at the CNS Annual Meeting, September 24-28 in San Diego, California.

CNSQ summer 2016 coverThe meeting features more than 50 new courses and sessions, including brand-new afternoon sessions. Replacing the Hot Topics and Consensus Sessions this year are interactive Guidelines Sessions with the authors of forthcoming/recently published guidelines, and innovative new Operative Neurosurgery Sessions that incorporate live surgery demonstrations illustrating surgical techniques from the journal, including:

Attendees will have more opportunities to participate than ever thanks to changes such as the introduction of Rapid-exchange Abstract Presentations, 3-minute talks that allow more authors to present their science. Another example of engagement — Wednesday’s plenary session — includes a forum to showcase complex spine cases that CNS members have submitted to mCase Exchange (a free, secure image-sharing app for neurosurgeons). Cases will be selected in advance, and an expert panel will discuss the featured cases in front of the audience at the plenary session. Sessions include:

This issue of cnsq also previews the ancillary events taking place in San Diego immediately before the CNS Annual Meeting, including the Tumor Section Satellite Symposium, the popular Oral Board Exam Preparation Early Review Course, and a brand-new PGY4-5 resident boot camp:

This packed issue includes updates from the joint sections on spine, cerebrovascular, neurotrauma, and women in neurosurgery, as well as new information from NERVES and the Washington Committee. To read the summer issue for free, click here.

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