2018 Annual Meeting Overview

Mission: Neurosurgery

The 2018 CNS Annual Meeting, October 6–10, 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.

CNS President Ashwini D. Sharan, MD, Discusses the Cost/Benefit of Robotics in Neurosurgery

CNS Xperience Lounge
Connect with your colleagues, grab a latte, and see what's next on your schedule on one of our cozy couches! This is also where you can meet our featured speakers, experience live surgery on the Presentation Stage, see presentations from Innovator of the Year finalists, and more.

Learn More

Partner Society
Brazilian Society Logo

Brazilian Society of Neurosurgery
CNS Press Center
Reporters can register for the Annual Meeting and access media guidelines in the Press Information Center
All journalists may access CNS Annual Meeting news releases with media highlights, educational sessions, and scientific abstracts in the CNS Press Room.
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.

Additional Visa Resources

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.

Corporate Supporter Information