2018 Annual Meeting Overview

Mission: Neurosurgery

The 2018 CNS Annual Meeting breaks boundaries in delivering scientific discovery, interactive learning, and high-impact education directly relevant to your practice.

Mission: Neurosurgery celebrates the accomplishments of the teams who work diligently to achieve meaningful breakthroughs in neurosurgery. Through informative courses and scientific sessions, the meeting offers multiple opportunities to interact with bold new technology and explore cutting-edge neurosurgical procedures that will help you meet your daily challenges and deliver the best patient care.

The Marriott Marquis Houston will serve as the headquarters hotel for the 2018 CNS Annual Meeting. Please make your hotel reservation via the CNS registration and housing site.

Learn more about the meeting location and transportation around Houston.

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Important Dates:

Late-breaking Abstract Center Closes: July 25

Innovator of the Year Award Submission Deadline: July 31

Advance Registration Deadline: September 6

2018 CNS Annual Meeting: October 6–10


Function Space Request

Interested in hosting a function at the 2018 CNS Annual Meeting?

Submit a function space request form by July 13, 2018. All approved function space requests will be assigned at the Annual Meeting Headquarter hotel, the Houston Marriott Marquis (attached via skybridge to the George R. Brown Convention Center). 

Request Function Space

Innovator of the Year Award

Have an innovation that will benefit the field of neurosurgery? Submit your innovation for the 2018 Innovator of the Year Award! This award is open to individuals, companies, and programs. 

Submission deadline: July 31, 2018

Submit Your Innovation

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2018 Annual Meeting Committee


Ashwini D. Sharan, MD

CNS President

Brian L. Hoh, MD
Annual Meeting Chair

Alexander A. Khalessi, MD, MS
Scientific Program Chair

Nader Pouratian, MD
Vice-Scientific Program Chair

Visa Information

We urge you to apply early for your visa. The U.S. State Department advises that an application for a temporary visa to enter the United States requires a longer processing time than in past years. The decision to grant visas belongs solely to the embassy or consulate. 

To request a visa letter, please fill out and submit this form.

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Become a Corporate Sponsor

Build relationships with leading neurosurgical experts as well as with the next generation of neurosurgical leaders.

Whether you are looking to exhibit, or have an increased presence through Sponsorship and Advertising, learn more here.

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