Choose the Self-Assessment in Neurological Surgery products focused on your needs.


Evaluate your medical knowledge across subspecialties while earning CME credit and fulfilling maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements.

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A critical component of residency training, SANS helps you prepare for the primary examination. SANS Institution Licenses are available for resident programs.

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Physician Assistants

Earn credit toward AAPA certification maintenance while evaluating your medical knowledge in a variety of neurosurgical subspecialties.

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Education Highlight

Free Webinar May 12, 2016

The CNS and Zeiss, invite you to attend a free webinar titled Microscope Visualization of Intraoperative Yellow Fluoresce for Guided Tumor Identification and Resection

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Practice Management Bundle

Take control of your practice with this special bundle offer, available for a limited time. Earn 6 CME credits while reviewing a variety of practice management topics.

Purchase the bundle by May 15, 2016

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Neurosurgery Watch

Helping neurosurgeons stay up-to-date with the latest, clinically significant literature every month.

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Case of the Month

CME Activities

Neurosurgical experts create activities on a variety of subspecialty topics.

Live Webinars

Enhance your knowledge base, advance your practice, and gain skills with our live webinar series


On-Demand Library

Browse our catalog of archived webinars and recorded live courses available to you anytime and anywhere at your convenience.

Live Courses

Supplement your knowledge and skills with didactic and hands-on learning via in-person courses.

SANS Boards App

Now is the time to prepare for the ABNS Primary Examination. Get more for your money with the CNS SANS Boards App now with 200 questions for the same great price!

Additionally, the CNS SANS Boards app offers you the ability to:

  • Test your knowledge with 200 board review questions
  • Each question has a critique, along with references
  • Take timed tests or random tests
  • Flag questions to access later
  • Test as often as you want
  • Numerous sorting options
  • Access via iPad®, iPhone® or iPod Touch®
  • And much more!

Purchase the app today in the App Store!

$39.99 US price
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Abstracts & Posters

Access the latest techniques, assessments and treatments presented at CNS and joint section meetings.

CNS Research

Peer-reviewed publications covering the spectrum of issues that face the profession of neurosurgery.

CNS Editorial Board
Nicholas C. Bambakidis, M.D. Editor-in-Chief
Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, M.D., FAANS, FACS, FAHA Chair, Cerebrovascular
A. Samy K. Youssef, M.D., Ph.D. Vice-Chair, Cerebrovascular
Mark E. Linskey, M.D. Chair, Tumor
Nader Pouratian, M.D., Ph.D. Chair, Functional
Praveen V. Mummaneni, M.D. Chair, Spine
Julie G. Pilitsis, MD, Ph.D. Chair, Pain
Odette Harris, M.D. Chair, Neurotrauma
Chaim B. Colen, M.D., Ph.D. Chair, Socioeconomic
Cormac O. Maher, M.D., FACS, FAAP Chair, Pediatrics