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Chair's Message

Chair's Message

It is hard to believe, but my days as a “young” neurosurgeon are numbered. By the time the next newsletter is published, I will have moved on to the position of immediate past chair, and I will have left the committee in the capable hands of Jeremiah Joh...
Secretary's Message

Secretary's Message

Welcome to the Winter 2019 Young Neurosurgeon’s Committee newsletter! In this issue, we highlight YNC news from the recent 2018 CNS meeting in Houston and provide updates on issues important to young neurosurgeons. We are excited to publish articles p...
YNC News

YNC News

New YNC Secretary Congratulations to Walavan Sivakumar, MD, of John Wayne Cancer Institute and Pacific Neuroscience Institute for his recent election to become the next YNC Secretary! Young Neurosurgeons at the...
Young Neurosurgeons Committee: Is it Really a Training Ground for Future Leaders in Neurosurgery?

Young Neurosurgeons Committee: Is it Really a Training Ground for Future Leaders in Neurosurgery?

For years, involvement with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) was reserved for senior, well-established neurosurgeons. In 1991, David Kelly Jr., MD, FAANS(L), recognized the importance of eliciting the help of young neurosurgeons...
Perspective: Innovation, Startups and Entrepreneurship in Neurosurgery

Perspective: Innovation, Startups and Entrepreneurship in Neurosurgery

Sometimes an Entrepreneur, Always a Neurosurgeon was the title of a talk given by John R. Adler, MD, FAANS, at the 2018 AANS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, during which he was also awarded the AANS Cushing Award for Technical Excellence and Innovation...

Neurosurgery Oral Boards: An Early Experience with the ABNS POST Case Entry System

After graduating from a U.S, neurosurgery residency, the final step in training is to become certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS). The first step in this process is the written boards, which must be passed prior to graduation...

Neurosurgery Oral Boards: An Early Experience with the ABNS POST Case Entry System

After graduating from a U.S, neurosurgery residency, the final step in training is to become certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS). The first step in this process is the written boards, which must be passed prior to graduation...

Resident Perspective | Generation Why: Neurosurgery and the Millennial Moment

Entitled. Narcissistic. Disrespectful of the hierarchy. These are the reflex impressions many neurosurgeons invoke when describing members of Generation Y — more commonly known as millennials. Although this sharp perspective is clearly one-sided, it c...
NeurosurgeryPAC: Nonpartisan Support of Candidates Advocating for Neurosurgeons

NeurosurgeryPAC: Nonpartisan Support of Candidates Advocating for Neurosurgeons

Established in August 2005, NeurosurgeryPAC is organized neurosurgery’s voice in the political process. Its mission is to support candidates for federal office who support neurosurgeons and patients by making direct campaign contributions to candidates f...
AANS Medical Student Chapter Highlight

AANS Medical Student Chapter Highlight

Alpert Medical School AANS Student Chapter Prepares for Inaugural Research Conference Chapter link : https://brownneurosurgery.com/education/aans-student-chapter/ The AANS Student Chapter at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University has wasted...

Perspective: The Primary Service Dilemma

As I near the end of my junior residency, I think back on the daily struggle to find patients a primary service. One of the first “rules” I learned from my seniors was, “never allow discharge, but do not admit to our service.” I am sure that some variati...

National Neurosurgery Update from the CSNS Fall 2018 Meeting

The Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (CSNS) represents the official socioeconomic arm of neurosurgery and is a national organization composed of representatives of state neurosurgical societies, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and...

Updates from Fall Meetings

Education Committee Update The CME/MOC Committee - This committee will be renamed the “Practice Management Committee” and the ABNS is changing the MOC for neurosurgeons who are grandfathered in and CME submissions will become annual. Medical Stu...

Section Updates

All AANS/CNS Sections are looking to increase medical student involvement. Joining the section is a quick process that can be completed online and membership is free ! Visit the Section website for specific information. Cerebrovascular (CV): The...

Book Reviews

AO SpineMasters Volume 10: Spinal Infections By Luiz Roberto Vialle Whether it occurs in residency or practice, the overwhelming majority of neurosurgeons have encountered difficult spinal infections. This text provides up-to-date information on imaging,...

Winter 2019