CEO’s Message

Regina Shupak

The future depends on what you do today

I am honored to serve as the CEO for the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. For the past 16 years, I have had the privilege to work in support of neurosurgery. I continue to be inspired by the specialty, CNS members, corporate partners, Executive Committee, and staff. The Congress of Neurological Surgeons’ rich history and pioneering progress in education provide a foundation for my deep commitment to the future of the CNS.

The CNS Scientific Program Committee is developing an innovative program for our 2015 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, September 26-30, which we expect to exceed the success of last fall’s meeting—one that featured captivating live surgical presentations, new late-breaking abstract sessions, symposia highlighting breakthrough technologies, controversial topics, and many hot-button issues facing the specialty.

The CNS continues to leverage its novel online learning system and deep catalog of material, bringing critical topics to neurosurgeons with the click of a mouse. The online education site includes a completely revamped version of SANS—the CNS’ premiere online product and a staple of written board preparation and MOC.

We are proud that the CNS achieves its unparalleled success with one of the leanest staff organizations and strongest volunteer armies of any surgical specialty society.

But we’re not slowing down now.

Neurosurgery is facing an unprecedented number of challenges and pressures today and in the years ahead. The CNS will passionately pursue solutions on your behalf—now and into the future. We are committed to aligning our resources to develop effective solutions to support your needs. The CNS mission is to advance health and improve lives worldwide, and we can only achieve that mission by providing you with the education, resources, and support you need to improve your practice and patient care.

As Gandhi once said, “The future depends on what you do today.” Your needs and the needs of the specialty are of the highest priority and will continue to be 50 years from now. The CNS is invested in meeting your future needs, and committed to staying the course. Please reach out to the CNS office any time to share your perspective. You are the reason we are here.

>To honor National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, the CNS would like to take this opportunity to thank our many volunteers for their time, energy, and commitment to our mission and neurosurgical education. Thank you for your inspiring dedication and hard work. It is a pleasure and a privilege to work with you.<