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  • NSF Volume 47, Issue 2 (August 2019): Primary and secondary infections of the brain

    Includes Credits

    Each peer-reviewed issue of this online publication features a different topic in the field of neurosurgery. Earn up to 3 CME credits per issue. AANS Member: Free | Non-member: $79

    Neurosurgical Focus covers a different topic in-depth each month. Enhanced by color images and video clips, each peer-reviewed issue constitutes a state-of-the-art “textbook chapter” in the field of neurosurgery. 

    While Neurosurgical Focus is open-access and has been free to the public since 1996, claiming CME credit is free only for AANS members. Each monthly issue offers 3 credits - earn up to 36 CME annually.

    Registration Fee


    AANS MembersFree
    Non-members$79

    CME Credit

    Earn up to 3 CME credits by participating.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

    1. Describe the primary and secondary infections of the brain.
    2. Identify the treatment options for primary and secondary infections of the brain.
    3. Distinguish the prognostic factors associated with infections of the brain.
    4. Explain the efficacy of different treatment options for infections of the brain.


    Disclosure Information

    The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information.  In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be relate to the content of their lecture.

    The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for education service elsewhere, or any other relationship to a commercial interest that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.

    It is the policy of the AANS that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial entities.  Further, should any such relationship be determined to be in possible conflict of interest as it relates to the individual’s proposed role in the CME activity, such conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation.

    All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience.

    Those who have reported they do not have any relationships with commercial interests:

    Elizabeth Carroll, MD

    Christoph Fux, MD

    Dong Jia

    Disclaimer

    The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the grant provider or the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

    Please Note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

    Accreditation Designation

    The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The AANS designates this journal-based CME for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

    Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 08/01/2019 to 08/31/2022.

    Upon successful completion of the CME test, credit will automatically be reflected in your member record. Non-members must print a certificate and retain a copy for your CME records. 

    Copyright © 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • NSF Volume 47, Issue 3 (September 2019): History of cerebral localization

    Includes Credits

    Each peer-reviewed issue of this online publication features a different topic in the field of neurosurgery. Earn up to 3 CME credits per issue. AANS Member: Free | Non-member: $79

    Neurosurgical Focus covers a different topic in-depth each month. Enhanced by color images and video clips, each peer-reviewed issue constitutes a state-of-the-art “textbook chapter” in the field of neurosurgery. 

    While Neurosurgical Focus is open-access and has been free to the public since 1996, claiming CME credit is free only for AANS members. Each monthly issue offers 3 credits - earn up to 36 CME annually.

    Registration Fee


    AANS MembersFree
    Non-members$79

    CME Credit

    Earn up to 3 CME credits by participating.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

    1. Identify pioneers who studied cerebral localization.
    2. Describe early techniques of cerebral localization.
    3. Discuss the early challenges and opportunities that affected the techniques of cerebral localization.



    Disclosure Information

    The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information.  In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be relate to the content of their lecture.

    The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for education service elsewhere, or any other relationship to a commercial interest that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.

    It is the policy of the AANS that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial entities.  Further, should any such relationship be determined to be in possible conflict of interest as it relates to the individual’s proposed role in the CME activity, such conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation.

    All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience.

    Those who have reported they do not have any relationships with commercial interests:

    Rodrigo Carrasco-Moro, MD

    Zach Folzenlogen, MD

    Juan Martino, MD

    Disclaimer

    The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the grant provider or the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

    Please Note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

    Accreditation Designation

    The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The AANS designates this journal-based CME for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

    Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 09/01/2019 to 09/31/2022.

    Upon successful completion of the CME test, credit will automatically be reflected in your member record. Non-members must print a certificate and retain a copy for your CME records. 

    Copyright © 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • NSF Volume 47, Issue 4 (October 2019): Spina bifida

    Includes Credits

    Each peer-reviewed issue of this online publication features a different topic in the field of neurosurgery. Earn up to 3 CME credits per issue. AANS Member: Free | Non-member: $79

    Neurosurgical Focus covers a different topic in-depth each month. Enhanced by color images and video clips, each peer-reviewed issue constitutes a state-of-the-art “textbook chapter” in the field of neurosurgery. 

    While Neurosurgical Focus is open-access and has been free to the public since 1996, claiming CME credit is free only for AANS members. Each monthly issue offers 3 credits - earn up to 36 CME annually.

    Registration Fee


    AANS MembersFree
    Non-members$79

    CME Credit

    Earn up to 3 CME credits by participating.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

    1. Express an understanding of surgical techniques for spina bifida.
    2. Identify innovative methods in the treatment of spina bifida.
    3. Distinguish complications associated with spina bifida surgery.
    4. Indicate a greater appreciation of the level of evidence in the literature for spina bifida procedures. 

    Disclosure Information

    The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information.  In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be relate to the content of their lecture.

    The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for education service elsewhere, or any other relationship to a commercial interest that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.

    It is the policy of the AANS that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial entities.  Further, should any such relationship be determined to be in possible conflict of interest as it relates to the individual’s proposed role in the CME activity, such conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation.

    All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience.

    Those who have reported they do not have any relationships with commercial interests:

    Gregory Heuer, MD

    Heather McCrea, MD, PhD

    Jane Schreiber, MD

    Disclaimer

    The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the grant provider or the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

    Please Note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

    Accreditation Designation

    The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The AANS designates this journal-based CME for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

    Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 10/01/2019 to 10/30/2022.

    Upon successful completion of the CME test, credit will automatically be reflected in your member record. Non-members must print a certificate and retain a copy for your CME records. 

    Copyright © 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • NSF Volume 47, Issue 5 (November 2019): Head trauma and brain injury

    Includes Credits

    Each peer-reviewed issue of this online publication features a different topic in the field of neurosurgery. Earn up to 3 CME credits per issue. AANS Member: Free | Non-member: $79

    Neurosurgical Focus covers a different topic in-depth each month. Enhanced by color images and video clips, each peer-reviewed issue constitutes a state-of-the-art “textbook chapter” in the field of neurosurgery. 

    While Neurosurgical Focus is open-access and has been free to the public since 1996, claiming CME credit is free only for AANS members. Each monthly issue offers 3 credits - earn up to 36 CME annually.

    Registration Fee


    AANS MembersFree
    Non-members$79

    CME Credit

    Earn up to 3 CME credits by participating.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

    1. Recognize a greater understanding of the incidence of head trauma and brain injury.
    2. Describe the pathophysiology of head trauma and brain injury.
    3. Identify potentially innovative therapeutic approaches for head trauma and brain injury.
    4. Describe current and future research related to head trauma and brain injury. 

    Disclosure Information

    The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information.  In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be relate to the content of their lecture.

    The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for education service elsewhere, or any other relationship to a commercial interest that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.

    It is the policy of the AANS that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial entities.  Further, should any such relationship be determined to be in possible conflict of interest as it relates to the individual’s proposed role in the CME activity, such conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation.

    All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience.

    Those who have reported they do not have any relationships with commercial interests:

    Ladina Greuter, MD

    Michael Lawton, MD, FAANS

    Riccardo Spaggiari, MD

    Disclaimer

    The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the grant provider or the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

    Please Note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

    Accreditation Designation

    The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The AANS designates this journal-based CME for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

    Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 11/01/2019 to 11/30/2022.

    Upon successful completion of the CME test, credit will automatically be reflected in your member record. Non-members must print a certificate and retain a copy for your CME records. 

    Copyright © 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • NSF Volume 47, Issue 6 (December 2019): Image modalities for neurosurgical disease

    Includes Credits

    Each peer-reviewed issue of this online publication features a different topic in the field of neurosurgery. Earn up to 3 CME credits per issue. AANS Member: Free | Non-member: $79

    Neurosurgical Focus covers a different topic in-depth each month. Enhanced by color images and video clips, each peer-reviewed issue constitutes a state-of-the-art “textbook chapter” in the field of neurosurgery. 

    While Neurosurgical Focus is open-access and has been free to the public since 1996, claiming CME credit is free only for AANS members. Each monthly issue offers 3 credits - earn up to 36 CME annually.

    Registration Fee


    AANS MembersFree
    Non-members$79

    CME Credit

    Earn up to 3 CME credits by participating.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

    1. Describe indications of different imaging modalities for neurosurgical disorders.
    2. Discuss strengths and weaknesses of different modalities for imaging neurosurgical disorders.
    3. Identify innovative imaging modalities for the detection of neurosurgical disease.
    4. Indicate the pitfalls of different imaging modalities in neurosurgery.

    Disclosure Information

    The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information.  In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be relate to the content of their lecture.

    The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for education service elsewhere, or any other relationship to a commercial interest that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.

    It is the policy of the AANS that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial entities.  Further, should any such relationship be determined to be in possible conflict of interest as it relates to the individual’s proposed role in the CME activity, such conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation.

    All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience.

    Those who have reported they do not have any relationships with commercial interests:

    Michael Levitt, MD, FAANS

    Min Park, MD, FAANS

    Siegfried Trattnig, MD

    Disclaimer

    The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the grant provider or the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

    Please Note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

    Accreditation Designation

    The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The AANS designates this journal-based CME for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

    Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 12/01/2019 to 12/30/2022.

    Upon successful completion of the CME test, credit will automatically be reflected in your member record. Non-members must print a certificate and retain a copy for your CME records. 

    Copyright © 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • NSF Volume 48, Issue 1 (January 2020): Pediatric brain tumor: evolving treatment strategies

    Includes Credits

    Each peer-reviewed issue of this online publication features a different topic in the field of neurosurgery. Earn up to 3 CME credits per issue. AANS Member: Free | Non-member: $79

    Neurosurgical Focus covers a different topic in-depth each month. Enhanced by color images and video clips, each peer-reviewed issue constitutes a state-of-the-art “textbook chapter” in the field of neurosurgery. 

    While Neurosurgical Focus is open-access and has been free to the public since 1996, claiming CME credit is free only for AANS members. Each monthly issue offers 3 credits - earn up to 36 CME annually.

    Registration Fee


    AANS MembersFree
    Non-members$79

    CME Credit

    Earn up to 3 CME credits by participating.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

    1. Discuss pediatric neuro-oncology including both benign and malignant pediatric brain and spine tumors.
    2. Express a greater knowledge of basic, preclinical and clinical paradigms of pediatric neuro-oncology.
    3. Identify molecular stratification of tumors (genomic, expressomic, and epigenetic), targeted therapeutics, clinical trials within the molecular landscape, immune-therapy, precision medicine, molecular diagnostics, liquid biopsy of cerebrospinal fluid and blood, machine learning/artificial intelligence based analysis, impacts of operative management, treatment options in very young patients, congenital tumors, new WHO tumor entities, genetic predisposition syndromes, irradiation therapy, focused ultrasound, convection enhanced delivery, and laser interstitial thermal therapy.
    4. Review the complexities of pediatric neuro-oncology patient management.


    Disclosure Information

    The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information.  In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be relate to the content of their lecture.

    The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for education service elsewhere, or any other relationship to a commercial interest that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.

    It is the policy of the AANS that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial entities.  Further, should any such relationship be determined to be in possible conflict of interest as it relates to the individual’s proposed role in the CME activity, such conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation.

    All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience.

    Those who have reported they do not have any relationships with commercial interests:

    Todd Hankinson, MD, MBA, FAANS

    Michael Karsy, MD, PhD

    John Williams, MD

    Disclaimer

    The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the grant provider or the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

    Please Note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

    Accreditation Designation

    The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The AANS designates this journal-based CME for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

    Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 01/01/2020 to 01/30/2023.

    Upon successful completion of the CME test, credit will automatically be reflected in your member record. Non-members must print a certificate and retain a copy for your CME records. 

    Copyright © 2020 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • NSF Volume 48, Issue 2 (February 2020): Brain Mapping

    Includes Credits

    Each peer-reviewed issue of this online publication features a different topic in the field of neurosurgery. Earn up to 3 CME credits per issue. AANS Member: Free | Non-member: $79

    Neurosurgical Focus covers a different topic in-depth each month. Enhanced by color images and video clips, each peer-reviewed issue constitutes a state-of-the-art “textbook chapter” in the field of neurosurgery. 

    While Neurosurgical Focus is open-access and has been free to the public since 1996, claiming CME credit is free only for AANS members. Each monthly issue offers 3 credits - earn up to 36 CME annually.

    Registration Fee


    AANS MembersFree
    Non-members$79

    CME Credit

    Earn up to 3 CME credits by participating.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

    1. Describe personalized functional mapping for the safe maximal resection of brain lesions.
    2. Express a greater knowledge of novel techniques for mapping cortical and white matter.
    3. Recognize the roles of preoperative and intraoperative mapping techniques for contemporary neurosurgical procedures.
    4. Review mapping techniques, analytical approaches, outcomes, and multimodality comparisons used in brain mapping.


    Disclosure Information

    The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information.  In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be relate to the content of their lecture.

    The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for education service elsewhere, or any other relationship to a commercial interest that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.

    It is the policy of the AANS that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial entities.  Further, should any such relationship be determined to be in possible conflict of interest as it relates to the individual’s proposed role in the CME activity, such conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation.

    All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience.

    Those who have reported they do not have any relationships with commercial interests:

    Steven Brem, MD, FAANS

    Daniel Kramer, MD

    Martin Oelschlägel, MD

    Disclaimer

    The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the grant provider or the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

    Please Note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

    Accreditation Designation

    The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The AANS designates this journal-based CME for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

    Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 02/01/2020 to 02/28/2023.

    Upon successful completion of the CME test, credit will automatically be reflected in your member record. Non-members must print a certificate and retain a copy for your CME records. 

    Copyright © 2020 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • 2018 JNS Editor's Choice

    Includes Credits

    This online course will showcase a selection of the most significant articles from the 2018 issues of the Journal of Neurosurgery. Members: Free | Non-members: $179

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    These 15 articles were chosen by James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS, editor of the Journal of Neurosurgery, as among the most noteworthy published in 2018. 

    Read these choice selections covering standards of care, trauma and pain, and earn up to 15 CME credits. Participants can earn up to 11 trauma credits and 3 pain credits through this online activity.

    Add to Cart

    Registration Fee

    AANS MembersFree
    Non-members$179

    CME Credit

    Earn up to 15 CME credits by participating.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss recent research that impact that standard of neurosurgery care.
    • Describe the clinical applications of recent trauma and pain research.


    Disclosure Information

    The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information.  In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be relate to the content of their lecture.

    The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for education service elsewhere, or any other relationship to a commercial interest that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.

    It is the policy of the AANS that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial entities.  Further, should any such relationship be determined to be in possible conflict of interest as it relates to the individual’s proposed role in the CME activity, such conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation.

    All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience.

    Speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) who have disclosed a relationship with commercial interests whose products may have a relevance to their presentation are listed below.

    NameOrganizationRelationship
    Brandon G. Rocque, MD, MS, FAANSGenentechGrants Research Support
    Wael Asaad, MD, PhD, FAANS Medtronic 
    Society for Innovation in Neuroscience and Neurosurgery
    Grants/Research Support 
    Board Member


    Those who have reported they do not have any relationships with commercial interests:

    Angela Bandte, MD

    Sharona Ben-Haim, MD

    Paul M. Brennan, MBBCHir, FRCS, PhD

    Virendra R. Desai, MD

    Micheal Ellis, MD, FRCSC

    Joseph Herbert, MD

    David S. Hersh, MD

    Jacob R. Joseph, MD

    Michael Lawless, DO, LT, MC, USNR

    Samantha Luebbering

    Paul Page, MD

    Andrew Reisner, MD, FACS, FAANS

    James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS

    Eric Sribnick, MD, FAANS

    Sidish S. Venkataramen, BSA

    Doris D. Wang, MD, PhD

    Amparo Myrelle Wolf, MD, PhD

    Disclaimer

    The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the grant provider or the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

    Please Note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

    Accreditation Designation

    The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The AANS designates this journal-based CME for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

    Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 12/5/2018 to 12/5/2021.

    Upon successful completion of the CME test, credit will automatically be reflected in your member record. Non-members must print a certificate and retain a copy for your CME records. 

    Copyright © 2018 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • What's New in CV for the Practicing Neurosurgeon and Trainees

    Includes Credits

    An update on new developments in management of cerebrovascular disease, such as aneurysms, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, carotid disease, vascular malformations and moyamoya. AANS Members: $99 | Non-members: $139

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    This 3.5 hour course provides an update on recent developments in cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery.

    The course focuses on new developments in management of cerebrovascular disease, such as aneurysms, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, carotid disease, vascular malformations and moyamoya. Focused presentations are offered on each topic in conjunction with question and answer sessions.

    Add to Cart

    Registration Fee

    AANS Members$99
    Non-members$139

    CME Credit

    Earn up to 3.5 CME credits by participating.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    • Describe current management of common cerebrovascular surgical conditions.
    • Identify new or developing trends in the management of cerebrovascular disease.
    • Discuss current and future technologies for the interventional treatment of cerebrovascular disease.

    Watch A Sample Presentation

    Watch a preview of one of the ten presentations included in this online course.

    Faculty

    Nicholas C. Bambakidis, MD, FAANS
    Fady T. Charbel, MD, FAANS
    E. Sander Connolly Jr., MD, FAANS
    Brian L. Hoh, MD, FAANS
    Peter Nakaji, MD, FAANS
    J Mocco, MD, FAANS
    Adnan H. Siddiqui, MD, PhD, FAANS
    Ajith J. Thomas, MD, FAANS
    Henry H. Woo, MD, FAANS
    Joseph M. Zabramski, MD, FAANS
    Gregory J. Zipfel, MD, FAANS

    Planning Committee

    Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD, FAANS

    Louis J. Kim, MD, FAANS

    Gregory J. Zipfel, MD, FAANS

    DISCLOSURE INFORMATION

    The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information.  In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be relate to the content of their lecture.

    The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for education service elsewhere, or any other relationship to a commercial interest that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.

    It is the policy of the AANS that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial entities.  Further, should any such relationship be determined to be in possible conflict of interest as it relates to the individual’s proposed role in the CME activity, such conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation.

    All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience.

    Speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) who have disclosed a relationship with commercial interests whose products may have a relevance to their presentation are listed below.

    NameOrganizationRelationship
    Sepidah Amin-Hanjani, MD, FAANSChicago Neurological Society, Brain Aneursym Foundation, Interurban Neurosurgical SocietyBoard, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position specifically with a neurosurgical or medical-related associated, non-profit or similar entity
    Fady T. Charbel, MDTransonic, Inc.Other Financial Support
    Louis J. Kim, MD, FAANSSpi Surgical Inc.



    Aesculap Inc.

    Volcano Inc.


    Microvention, Inc.
    Stock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)

    Consultant Fees

    Grants/Research Support, Speaker's Bureau

    Grants/Research Support
    J. Mocco, MD, FAANSRebound Medical, Endostream, TSP, Cerebrotech, Viseon


    Apama, Neurvana



    Consultant Fees, Other Financial Support, Stock Shareholder (purchased direct i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)

    Other Financial Support, Stock Shareholder (purchased direct i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)
    Peter Nakaji, MD, FAANSIncubeon, LLC, GT Medical Technologies






    Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc., Stryker, Inc.

    Thieme


    AANS/CNS CV Section




    Stock Shareholder (purchased direct i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)

    Consultant Fees

    Other Financial Support

    Board, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect en entities' finances
    Adnan H. Siddiqui, MD, PhD, FAANSNIH and University at Buffalo


    StimMed, Valor Medical, Neuro Technology Investors, Cardinal Health, Medina Medical Systems, Buffalo Technology Partners, Inc., International Medical Distribution Partners, Endostream Medical, Ltd

    Codman & Shurtleff, Inc., Medtronic, GuidePoint Global Consulting, Penumbra, Stryker, MicroVention, W.L. Gore & Associates, Three Rivers Medical, Inc., Corindus, Inc., Amnis Therapeutics, Ltd., CereVasc, LLC, Pulsar Vascular, The Stroke Project, Inc., Cerebrotech

    Board Member: Intersocietal Accreditation Committee, Nationl Steering Committee and/or PI: Penumbra, 3D Separator Trial, Covidien (Now Medtronic), SWIFT PRIME and SWIFT DIRECT Trials, MicroVention, FRED Trial, MicroVention, CONFIDENCE Study, LARGE Trial, POSITIVE Trial, Penumbra, COMPASS Trial, Penumbra, INVEST Trial

    Grants/Research Support

    Stock Shareholder (purchased direct i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)

    Consultant Fees






    Other Financial Support






    Ajith J. Thomas, MD, FAANSstryker corporation

    Cerevasc
    Other Financial Support

    Consultant Fees
    Henry H. Woo, MD, FAANSVascular Simulations LLC



    Codman and Shurtleff
    Stock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)

    Other Financial Support


    Those who have reported they do not have any relationships with commercial interests:

    Joseph M. Zambraski, MD, FAANS
    Gregory J. Zipfel, MD, FAANS

    Disclaimer

    The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the grant provider or the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

    Please Note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve

    Accreditation/Designation

    The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The AANS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

    Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 09/07/2018 to 09/07/2021.

    Upon successful completion of the CME test, credit will automatically be reflected in your member record. NonMembers must print a certificate and retain a copy for your CME records. 

    Media utilized may include Adobe Flash.

    Copyright © 2018 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • 2018 AANS International Symposium

    Watch a complete online recording of the 2018 AANS International Symposium to experience this unique educational event from anywhere in the world. Non-member: $249 | AANS Member: Free | Meeting Attendee: Free

    Watch a complete online recording of the 2018 AANS International Symposium to experience this unique educational event from anywhere in the world.

    This symposium contains more than 15 hours of neurosurgical presentations from internationally-renowned neurosurgeons, speaking on the topics of neurotrauma, spine, cerebrovascular, tumor and stereotactic.

    Registration Fee

    AANS MemberFree
    2018 Meeting AttendeeFree
    Non-Member$249

    Register OnlineBecome a Member

    Watch A Sample Presentation

    Watch one of the nearly 50 presentations included in the International Symposium.

    Speaker

    Country

    Abdelhalim Morsli, MD

    Algeria

    Abderrahmane Sidi Said, MD

    Algeria

    Abdeslam El Khamlichi, MD, IFAANS

    Morocco

    Abdessamad El Azhari, MD

    Morocco

    Abdessamad El Ouahabi, MD

    Morocco

    Andras Buki, MD, PhD

    Hungary

    Andreas K. Demetriades,, FRCS

    United Kingdom

    Anthony Figaji, MD

    South Africa

    Bernhard Meyer, MD

    Germany

    Bruno Splavski, MD

    Croatia

    Claudius Thome, MD, IFAANS

    Austria

    Francisco Gonzalez-Llanos, MD

    Spain

    Franco Servadei, MD

    Italy

    Geoffrey T. Manley, MD, PhD, FAANS

    United States of America

    Ibrahim Omerhodzic, MD

    Bosnia and Herzegovina

    J. Andre Grotenhuis, MD, PhD, IFAANS

    Netherlands

    Jean Regis, MD

    France

    Jesus Lafuente, MD

    Spain

    Johannes Marthinus Nicolaas Enslin, MD

    South Africa

    Juha Ohman, MD, Prof.

    Finland

    Luca Regli, MD, IFAANS

    Switzerland

    Ludvic Zrinzo, MD FRCS

    United Kingdom

    Martin Sames, MD

    Czech Republic

    Michael Bruneau, MD

    Belgium

    Mika Niemela, MD, PhD, IFAANS

    Finland

    Mohamed E. El-Fiki, MD

    Egypt, Arab Rep.

    Muhammad Raji Mahmud, MD

    Nigeria

    Mustapha Ait Bachir, MD

    Algeria

    Najia El Abbadi, MD

    Morocco

    Olufemi B. Bankole, MBChB, FWACS

    Nigeria

    Patric Blomstedt, MD, PhD

    Sweden

    Pepe Hinojosa, MD

    Spain

    Peter John Hutchinson, MD, FRCS

    United Kingdom

    Rasim Skomorac, MD

    Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Samuel C. Ohaegbulam, MD

    Nigeria

    Samuila Sanoussi, MD

    Niger

    Souad Bakhti, MD

    Algeria

    Takafumi Wataya, MD

    Japan

    Tiit I. Mathiesen, MD

    Sweden

    Tomislav Sajko, MD

    Croatia

    Torstein R. Meling, MD, PhD, IFAANS

    Norway

    Ugur Ture, MD, IFAANS

    Turkey

    Volker Coenen, MD

    Germany

    William Harkness, MD

    United Kingdom

    Youssef Bouzoubaa, MD

    Morocco