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 Students – Michael Ivan, MD

The Medical Student Practical Course will return this year for 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego. The YNC is broadening the scope of the Medical Student Chapter Quadrant Coordinator responsibilities.

Affiliated Organizations Report – Andrew Carlson, MD, MS, FAANS

The AANS affiliated organizations represent a diverse group of organizations with which the YNC interacts. These organizations are particularly relevant to socioeconomic, policy and practice based topics.

The Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (CSNS) see previous article, Update from the CSNS Fall 2018 Meeting.

The Joint Guidelines Committee: This committee has been renamed the “Joint Guidelines Review Committee,” and has been busy with numerous guidelines, including acute ischemic stroke guidelines, thoracolumbar trauma guidelines, hydrocephalus and spina bifida, vestibular schwannoma and brain metastases. Multiple additional guidelines are coming soon or are up for review.

The Political Action Committee (PAC): The PAC has been meeting its fundraising goals and wants to encourage young neurosurgeons to develop habits of routine giving, particularly among leadership. Please go to https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/AANSRES to donate and represent your program. The ultimate goal is for all the residency programs to meet a 100 percent participation rate.

ThinkFirst is an organization focused on brain injury prevention, with local chapters all over the country. ThinkFirst can play an important role in providing injury prevention resources for trauma programs at hospitals. It provides an important (and required) injury prevention curriculum for level one and two trauma centers.