Your registration fee includes:

  • One ticket to the Opening Reception on Sunday, September 25, 2016
  • Admission to General Scientific Sessions, Sunday through Wednesday
  • Original Science Program to include Oral Presentations, Rapid-Exchange Oral Presentations, Section Poster Viewing Sessions, Digital Posters and Late Breaking Abstracts
  • Live Surgeries in the Exhibit Hall
  • Clinical Controversies, Guidelines, Operative Neurosurgery, and Clinical Trial Update Sessions
  • Section Sessions
  • Exhibit Hall access, Monday through Wednesday

Register Online



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Registration Fees
Registration Type Advance Registration After
August 25, 2016
Active (Domestic & International) $750 $950
International Vista $750 $950
Associate*** $750 $950
Active Duty Military $0 $0
Armed Forces (Guard/Reserve/Retiree) $475 $675
Transitional $750 $950
Resident (Domestic & International) $150 $250
Fellow (Domestic & International) $200 $300
Senior $450 $650
Medical Student $0 $200
Affiliate† $350 $550
Neurosurgeon $1,000 $1,200
Physician (MD, DO, etc.) $1,000 $1,200
Non-physician (Clinical Researcher/Scientist) †† $1,000 $1,200
Neurosurgeon (Faculty) $850 $1,050
Resident* $400 $500
Fellow** $450 $550
Medical Student $250 $450
Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant/Nurse/ Advanced Practice Provider $600 $800
Corporate Representative††† $1,250 $1,450

Non-Member registration categories are open to domestic and international registrants.

* All non-member Residents must have their Program Director sign registration form. If registering online, a letter from your Program Director certifying that you are a Resident in a neurosurgical training program must be faxed to 972-349-7715 or e-mailed to within one week of completing registration.

** All non-member Fellows must attach a letter from their Chief of Service verifying Fellow status within one week of completing registration.

*** Associate category includes physicians and/or scientists who are not neurological surgeons but have shown distinction in a neurosurgically-related discipline.

† Affiliate category includes allied health professionals involved in neurosurgical related patient care, teaching or research, such as Physician Assistant, Physician Extender, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner and Non-Nurse.

†† Non-Member/Non-Physician category is limited to scientists, engineers, etc. involved in neurosurgical research and/or product development not affiliated with an exhibiting company.

†††Corporate representatives attend for education only. They must not conduct sales activities in the meeting space, nor influence content in any way. Solicitation of medical attendees is strictly prohibited.

Important Dates
Thursday, August 25 Advance Registration Discount and Housing Deadline
Thursday, September 1 Last day to cancel registration in order to receive a full refund, less $100 processing fee
Sunday, September 11 Last day to make any hotel changes or cancellations through the CNS Housing provider:
Phone: 800-931-9543 or
International: 972-349-5539
Monday, September 12 Any hotel changes or cancellations must be made directly with the hotel from this date on. Individual hotel cancellation policies can be found on your original housing confirmation.
Registration Payment Information

Annual Meeting registrations are only processed with a valid credit card or check. Courses, seminars and event tickets are only available following payment. Once your registration is submitted, payment is processed immediately.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Full registration refunds, less a $100 processing fee, will be granted if written requests for cancellation are received by 5:00 PM CST on September 1, 2016. Course, seminar and event tickets will be refunded in full until September 1, 2016.  No refunds of any kind will be given after this date, regardless of cause. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.

Send requests to one of the following:
2016 CNS Annual Meeting Housing and Registration Center 
6100 W Plano Pkwy, Suite 3500 
Plano, TX 75093
Fax: 972-349-7715

Active Duty Military Member Benefits

Complimentary registration and limited free housing is available to US Active CNS members who are Active Duty Military. Free housing is limited to the first 10 Active Duty Military CNS members registered for the CNS Annual Meeting. Here’s how to take advantage of these benefits:

CNS Members

When registering for the CNS Annual Meeting, please select Active Duty Military Member on the online registration form.

If you are one of the first 10 Active Duty Military registrants, you will be contacted by the CNS staff to confirm housing arrangements.  


Please contact to join the CNS and confirm that you qualify for these benefits. CNS membership is complimentary to Active Duty Military neurosurgeons.