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 curriculum, SANS helps you prepare for the primary examination with questions across all subspecialties.

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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

Oral Board Review Webinar Series

Access archived recordings of the fall 2015 series. Topics include cerebrovascular, functional, neuro-oncology, pediatrics, peripheral nerve, spine, and trauma.

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Spine Complications Course

This course, Crossing the Chasm: Critical Peer Review for Spine Surgeons, puts you at the center of the conversation to discuss complications related to spinal surgery from Thursday, February 4, 2016  to Sunday, February 7, 2016.

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Quick Study

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


Online Courses

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

Live Courses

Supplement your learning with didactic and hands-on inperson sessions.

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.


October 2015

The latest information on innovative surgical techniques and advances in instrumentation.

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