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CNS Awards Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD, with 2017 Distinguished Service Award

October 18, 2017

Boston, Mass. October 18, 2017 – The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is proud to announce Dr. Richard G. Ellenbogen of the University of Washington as the recipient of the 2017 CNS Distinguished Service Award. This award was presented during...

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Congress of Neurological Surgeons Partners with Sixth Annual World Course in Advanced Brain Tumour Surgery in London

April 14, 2017
Press Release

Schaumburg, Ill., April 10, 2017—The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Sixth Annual World Course in Advanced Brain Tumour Surgery, held June 7–11 in London, United Kingdom. This partnership works to support the global neurosurgical community in both established and developing countries through discounted admission and charitable donation to the CNS Foundation.

Dr. Robert H. Wilkins, Past-CNS President and Founding Editor of Neurosurgery, Passes Away

April 5, 2017
Memorials

The CNS expresses its sincerest condolences on the passing of Dr. Robert H. Wilkins, Friday, March 31, 2017. Dr. Wilkins and his wife, Gloria, were integral in the creation of the journal Neurosurgery in 1977, creating and publishing it out of their home. Dr. Wilkins served as editor-in-chief until 1982. Dr. Wilkins also served as president of the CNS from 1979 to 1980, and was emeritus professor of neurosurgery and former division chief of Duke Neurosurgery. Known for his high standards of not just his residents, but of himself, he was a figure of great stature at Duke.

Congress of Neurological Surgeons Members Successfully Operate on Baby Born with Four Legs, Two Spines

April 4, 2017
Press Release

Schaumburg, Ill, April 4, 2017 — Members of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) were integral in performing a successful and complex surgery on a baby from West Africa born with four legs and two spines at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois.

Congress of Neurological Surgeons to Host Acute Stroke Care Symposium in Partnership with the University of Chicago Medicine

March 17, 2017
Press Release

Schaumburg, Ill, March 17, 2017 — The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is proud to announce the inaugural CNS Acute Stroke Care Symposium, offered in partnership with the University of Chicago Medicine, and in association with Northwestern Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, and University of Illinois at Chicago. Hosted at the University of Chicago on May 6, the symposium is developed to bring the entire neurocritical care team together to provide the tools necessary to improve outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke.

Brian V. Nahed, MD, Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD, and Martina Stippler, MD, Elected to Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons

February 10, 2017
Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, Ill, February 2017 — Brian V. Nahed, MD, MSc, Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD, and Martina Stippler, MD were elected members-at-large of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Executive Committee for a two-year term, effective September 27, 2016. Their nominations were confirmed at the CNS Annual Business Meeting in San Diego, California.

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