• THE AGE OF REASON FOR NEUROSURGERY
     

    In a time when medical expertise and evidence are being challenged by hearsay, and public safety and health are being undermined by poor science, The Age of Reason for Neurosurgery will renew an emphasis on rational thought and evidence-based reason as the cornerstones of neurosurgery.

    With highlights including cutting-edge studies and special speakers who are experts at evaluating scientific content, it is our hope that this meeting will inspire and inform you. We look forward to welcoming you to San Francisco!

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    IMPORTANT DATES

    Meeting Registration: Now Open!

    SANS Challenge Competition Qualifying Exam Deadline: June 6

    Late-breaking Abstract Center Opens: June 12

    Case-based Session and Innovator of the Year Submissions Deadline: July 31

    Resident Housing Application Deadline: August 9

    Advance Registration Deadline: September 18

    2019 CNS Annual Meeting: October 19–23

     

    CASE-BASED SESSIONS
     

    Submit your challenging case by July 31 for the opportunity to be featured at one of the Case-based Discussion Sessions on October 21 and October 22.

    There are 15 submission categories from which to choose. Each category is specific and targeted to a subspecialty topic. Check out the topics today and submit your most thought-provoking case.

    SUBMIT YOUR CASE

    PARTNER SOCIETY
     


    The Japanese Congress of Neurological Surgeons

    BECOME A CORPORATE SPONSOR
     

    Build relationships with leading neurosurgical experts as well as with the next generation of neurosurgical leaders.

    Whether you are looking to exhibit or have an increased presence through Sponsorship and Advertising, learn more here.
     

    CORPORATE SUPPORTER INFORMATION

    SANS CHALLENGE COMPETITION
     

    We are thrilled to invite your neurosurgical residency program to participate in the 2019 CNS SANS Challenge Competition! 

    The programs with the top scores will participate in the live SANS Challenge at the 2019 CNS Annual Meeting, where they'll compete for indisputable SANS bragging rights, trophies, and cash prizes!

    Submit your team's qualifying exam by June 6!

    LEARN MORE

    INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
     

    Have an innovation that will benefit the field of neurosurgery? Submit it for the CNS' third annual competition, the 2019 Innovator of the Year Award! This award is open to individuals, companies, and programs. 

    The top three finalists will present their innovation at the 2019 Annual Meeting and meeting attendees will have the opportunity to vote for the winner onsite. The winner will be announced during Wednesday’s General Scientific Session.

    Submission deadline: July 31

    SUBMIT YOUR INNOVATION

    2019 ANNUAL MEETING SPEAKERS
     

    Raymond Sawaya, MD
    Honored Guest
     

    Bret Stephens
    U.S. Foreign Policy Expert and
    Highly-awarded Columnist

    Aaron E. Carroll, MD
    Expert on Pediatrics and
    Children’s Health

    Shankar Vedantam
    Science Desk Correspondent
    for NPR, Author

    Doris Kearns Goodwin
    Presidential Historian and
    Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

    Carl Zimmer
    Author, New York Times Writer

     

    Rebecca Skloot
    Bestselling Author of The Immortal
    Life of Henrietta Lacks

    Lucy Kalanithi, MD
    Internal Medicine Physician and
    Widow of the Late Dr. Paul Kalanithi,
    Author of the Best-selling Memoir,
    When Breath Becomes Air

    2019 ANNUAL MEETING COMMITTEE
     


    Ganesh Rao, MD

    CNS President


    Alexander A. Khalessi, MD, MS
    Annual Meeting Chair


    Nader M. Pouratian, MD, PhD
    Scientific Program Chair


    Brian V. Nahed, MD, MSc
    Vice-Scientific Program Chair

    VISA INFORMATION
     

    We urge you to apply early for your visa. The U.S. State Department advises that an application for a temporary visa to enter the United States requires a longer processing time than in past years. The decision to grant visas belongs solely to the embassy or consulate. 

    To request a visa letter, please fill out and submit this form.

    ADDITIONAL VISA RESOURCES

     

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    Thank you to our Industry Allies Council and other corporate partners; without their support, many of the educational opportunities we provide would not be possible.

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