Residents, take advantage of the many perks offered just for you at the 2017 CNS Annual Meeting including limited free housing for CNS resident members, free course tickets for Sergeant-at-Arms program participants, and complimentary tickets to the Honored Guest Luncheon.

Make new contacts and reconnect with peers at the Resident SANS Challenge, the Resident Recruitment Social, and many outstanding educational courses for residents. Gain the knowledge and techniques you need to advance your career, enhance your learning, and improve patient care!


Tuesday, October 10, 2017
6:15 – 7:15 pm

Come build relationships at this relaxed and informal networking event.

Residents, if you are within two to three years of completing your residency, this event is perfect for you! Establish a network of contacts with recruiters and practicing physicians who are looking to add to their practice.

This event is open to recruiting companies who are exhibiting at the meeting as well. Please contact us for more information.


Watch the top twelve residency programs pit their skills against other at the 2017 CNS Resident SANS Challenge! 

There will be three 30-minute prequalifying rounds, and the top teams will move on to the 45-minute champion round.

The programs that had the highest scores that will be competing in Boston are:

Baylor College of Medicine Neurosurgery
Mayo Medical Center
Oregon Health & Science University
The Ohio State University
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
University of Kansas Medical Center
University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
University of Puerto Rico
University of Washington Medical Center
Wake Forest Baptist Health


Earn Free Course Tickets

Sergeant-at-Arms volunteers contribute to the overall success of the CNS Annual Meeting by performing simple but vital organizational tasks such as collecting tickets. For assisting the CNS, you will receive complimentary admission to the practical course, luncheon seminar, or symposia to which you are assigned. To become a Sergeant-at-Arms volunteer, please indicate as such when registering online or by checking the appropriate box on the registration form. Those interested in volunteering will be contacted starting in June with additional details.

CNS Resident Housing

ACGME Residents

You are automatically a member of the CNS and your membership is provided complimentary. As a Resident member, you are eligible to apply for CNS Resident Housing during the 2017 CNS Annual Meeting. You will be notified as to the status of your application by July 12, 2017.

Important information:

  • You must be registered for the CNS Annual Meeting and return your completed housing application to the CNS no later than July 7, 2017 to be eligible
  • Double occupancy requests will take priority over single occupancy

  • If you are requesting a room for Friday or Saturday night, you must also register for a practical course the following day

Resident Housing Guidelines
Resident Housing Application




Canadian/Mexican Residents & International Vista Residents

If you are not yet a Resident member of the CNS, you are missing out on valuable educational resources, including complimentary online access to Neurosurgery® and CNS Annual Meeting discounts. Submit your completed membership application by May 31, 2017, to be eligible for CNS Resident Housing during the CNS Annual Meeting.


Congratulations to the following residency programs for submitting the most accepted abstracts for the Annual Meeting!

  • 1st – University of California, San Francisco (34 accepted abstracts)
  • 2nd – Vanderbilt University Medical Center (31 accepted abstracts)
  • 3rd – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (26 accepted abstracts)
ASSFN Resident and Fellows Hour

Interested in Functional Neurosurgery? The American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ASSFN) invites residents, fellows, and medical students to a wine and cheese reception on Monday, October 9, at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Stone Room. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear a panel of leaders in the field discuss strategies for securing fellowships and faculty positions, and achieving early career success. Please RSVP to