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Tarek El Ahmadieh, MD Selected as 2019–2020 NEUROSURGERY® Publications Resident Fellow

June 12, 2019

Schaumburg, IL, June 12, 2019 ­– Continuing in its mission to immerse residents in the strategies and mechanics of scholarly publishing, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and NEUROSURGERY® Publications is excited to announce...

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President's Message

June 28, 2013
Messages From the President
As you may be aware, there has recently been another round of e-blasts advocating the merger of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). Neither the CNS nor the AANS supports such a merger – for many good reasons. In addition, during its April 2013 meeting the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (CSNS), a national grassroots organization focused on neurosurgical socioeconomic issues, there was a thorough consideration of the various options for combining our two organizations. After comprehensive discussion and debate, the CSNS voted overwhelmingly to reject any form of CNS/AANS unification.

Congress of Neurological Surgeions Recommends Against Use of Steroids in Acute Spinal Cord Injury

March 21, 2013
Press Release
SCHAUMBURG, IL – March 21, 2013 – For the first time, the Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons issued a recommendation against the use of steroids in acute spinal cord injury in the first 24 to 48 hours after an injury is sustained. This represents a change from the Section’s previously issued guidelines in 2002. The new 2013 guidelines have the potential to drastically impact the standard of care recommended for spinal cord injury patients.

President's Message - The Thriving and Innovative CNS

February 11, 2013
Messages From the President
For over 60 years the CNS has been a leading and innovative organization serving neurosurgery. Our dynamic society provides over 8,000 members worldwide with the most advanced educational experiences, leadership development opportunities, and advocacy. In the last year, our web-based learning and assessment tools drew record numbers of online participants, our pioneering neurosurgical simulation platform (CNS-SIM) was launched in the US with plans underway for deployment on three additional continents this year, and our expert dedicated members continued to develop the most current evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to promote access to the highest quality, most effective patient care in this rapidly changing healthcare environment.

Neurosurgeons Release the First Evidence-Based, Multidisciplinary Treatment Guidelines for Brain Metastases Patients.

October 26, 2009
Press Release

Contact: Susanne Hartman
(202) 446-2028

As Nation Focuses on Reforming Healthcare, Neurosurgeons Release the First Evidence - Based, Multidisciplinary Treatment Guidelines for Brain Metastases Patients

Recent Explosion in New Technology and Increased Treatment Options Led to Need for Uniform Guidance to Medical Providers


Congress of Neurological Surgeons Taps Resident Members for Leadership Roles

Press Release


SCHAUMBURG, Ill, April 7, 2015 — The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is proud to announce the inauguration of its CNS Leadership Fellows program, an initiative that provides leadership opportunities for Resident members in their organization. Leadership Fellows serve on CNS standing committees at the ground level and in a more formalized way than ever before, giving young neurosurgeons-in-training a voice within one of the world’s most influential neurosurgical societies.