International Division Report

Charles Y. Liu, MD, PhD

As articulated by immediate past-president Ali Rezai and the Executive Committee, the education of all neurosurgeons globally remains the primary mission of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. In addition, reaching the thousands of neurosurgeons practicing outside of North America is of very high priority. This past year, the CNS International Division continued to move deftly toward achieving this mission under the leadership of Dr. Anil Nanda, benefiting considerably from the continued involvement of past-president Dr. David Adelson. Importantly, global consulting firm Kellen Europe was retained to help assist in identifying global regions where the CNS educational offerings would be of significant benefit. The aim of the International Division is to develop synergistic collaborations with local neurosurgical societies to optimally achieve the education goals for maximal mutual benefit in the most resource-efficient way.