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  • CNS Statement

    • Oct 11, 2023

    October 11, 2023, Schaumburg, Il.—The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) exists fundamentally to enhance health and improve lives. Like many of our members worldwide, we are following the ongoing tragic events in Israel with profound sadness and concern.
    As a global leader in neurosurgical education, the preventable loss of human life and tremendous suffering of those in the region runs counter to our core mission.  We must therefore take a clear and principled stand against targeted civilian abduction and violence—these acts must be condemned. The fate of the hostages remains uncertain, and we hope for their safe return.
    Our thoughts and support are particularly with those called to care for patients and protect public health amidst the appalling realities of war.  The CNS community includes individuals from all different nationalities, faith, traditions, and political beliefs.  Our expressions of concern and grief extend to all innocent people affected by this ongoing conflict.
    The CNS remains steadfast in our commitment to advancing human health and understanding. We know many members of the CNS community are deeply and personally impacted by these events. We stand with you in solidarity.  

    About the Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is the global leader in neurosurgical education, enhancing health and improving lives through innovative neurosurgical education, advancement of clinical practice, and scientific exchange. The CNS provides leadership in neurosurgery by inspiring and facilitating scientific discovery and its translation into clinical practice. The CNS maintains the vitality of the profession through volunteer efforts of its members and the development of leadership in service to the public, to colleagues in other disciplines, and to neurosurgeons throughout the world in all stages of their professional lives. For more information, visit

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