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  • Residents, take advantage of the many perks offered just for you at the 2023 CNS Annual Meeting, including limited complimentary housing for CNS resident members, course tickets for Sergeant-at-Arms participants, and complimentary tickets to the Honored Guest Luncheon.

    Discounted tickets to Symposia and Lunch Seminars are also available to residents. Register early to be sure to get a ticket to your preferred sessions!

    Make new contacts and reconnect with peers at the Resident SANS Challenge, the CNS Resident 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!

    International, Resident and CNS Foundation Reception

    Saturday, September 9
    5:00-7:00 pm
    Planet Word Museum

    CNS Foundation Awardees and Donors, Residents, and International meeting attendees – we welcome you to join your colleagues from around the world at this reception! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while chatting with some of the top international professionals in the field of neurological surgery. All registered CNS Foundation Donors and Awardees, residents, international attendees, and their registered guests are invited to attend.

    Complimentary Housing for CNS Resident Members

    Complimentary housing at the CNS Annual Meeting is available to a limited number of CNS Resident members and International Vista Resident members on a first-come, first-served basis. 

    More information coming soon.

    CNS Annual Meeting Abstracts

    Take advantage of this opportunity to share your original science and be a part of the 2023 CNS Annual Meeting program by submitting your abstract by May 2, 2023. Learn more and submit today!


    Residents and Fellows, choose to participate in the Sergeant-at-Arms (SAA) Program at the 2023 CNS Annual Meeting and attend your assigned course for free!

    More information coming soon.

    Resident SANS Challenge

    CNS is thrilled to again host the CNS SANS Challenge for neurosurgical residency programs! The SANS Challenge qualifying exam is held as a team event to build camaraderie, better provide feedback, and increase participation. More details coming soon!
    The SANS Challenge reflects a milestones-based assessment, uses peer-vetted questions, and accurately represents the high educational standards SANS has brought to neurosurgery self-assessment and education for more than a decade.
    • Each program can submit one exam (Opening spring 2023)
    • The exam has 100 questions and your team has 30 minutes to submit as many correct answers as you can.
    • Qualifying programs will be notified in summer 2023 to allow time to assemble a team of two residents and one faculty member from the selected institution and make travel arrangements.
    • The programs with the top scores will be invited to participate in the live, on-site challenge at the CNS Annual Meeting, September 9-13, in Washington, D.C.
    • The live challenge will have multiple prequalifying rounds, followed by a 45-minute final round where the top teams will compete for undisputable SANS bragging rights, trophies, and cash prizes!

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