2019 Fall Oral Boards Review Course

Event Date: 

Saturday, October 19, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, October 20, 2019 (All day)

About the Event: 

Course Directors
Garni Barkhoudarian, Constantinos G. Hadjipanayis and Robert Spinner

Course Description
The CNS Oral Boards Review Course has been redesigned to reflect the recent ABNS exam changes and prepare you for the general or subspecialty-based neurosurgical oral exam, with a focus on best patient management studies. By attending the one-and-a-half-day course, you will gain knowledge, confidence, and experience with the new exam format.

Highly interactive, the course prepares you for the case-based nature of the exam with multiple learning formats, including didactic, case presentations, and small-group discussions. One-on-one sessions give you the opportunity to present a case to a faculty member and receive relevant feedback on indications and subsequent follow-through that will aid your performance on the ABNS exam.

As the course takes place two weeks before the exam, you can see where your gaps in knowledge lie and take the right steps to fill those gaps. To achieve the best possible outcome, the CNS provides a multi-pronged learning approach. Register for the course and receive:

  • Three videos with preparation and test-taking tips from previous ABNS examiners and attendees
  • Pre-course webinar in which subspecialty faculty will share more resources and advice

The CNS designates this activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

The CNS Oral Boards Review Course is held immediately prior to the 2019 CNS Annual Meeting in San Francisco—we invite you to stay and continue learning!



Agenda and faculty subject to change

CNS Past President Ashwini D. Sharan shares highlights of the course in the video below.


Registration Rates:

Registration Type   Registration Rate before September 18 Registration Rate after September 18
CNS Members   $1,450 $1,650
Non-members   $1,850 $2,050

Registration Details:

  • Advance Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
  • Cancellation Policy: A full refund, less a $100 processing fee, will be granted if written requests for cancellation are received by September 25, 2019. No refunds will be given after this date. Refunds will not be given for no shows. Written requests may be emailed to meetings@cns.org, faxed, or mailed to this address: Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 10 N. Martingale Road, Suite 190, Schaumburg, IL 60173, Fax: 847-240-0804

Hotel Information:

Hotel reservations can be booked through the MCI/CNS Annual Meeting Housing site. Reservations can also be made by calling the CNS Annual Meeting Registration and Housing Center at 800-931-9543.

Hotel Change/Cancellation Policy
Please Note: Each hotel has its own cancellation policy and some may charge an early departure fee. The individual hotel’s policies will be listed in your e-mail confirmation. Any cancellations not made within the hotel’s cancellation policy will result in forfeiture of your one night’s room and tax deposit. The deadline date for new reservations based on availability is September 18, 2019. The hotel requires a deposit of one night’s room and tax to reserve your room. Please continue to make any requests/changes by e-mailing cns@mcievents.com or calling 800-931-9543 through October 9, 2019. Beginning October 10, 2019, changes and cancellations must be made with your assigned hotel.

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-896-1600