The Heart and Soul of the CNS: Delivering the Very Best High-impact Neurosurgical Education

Bernard R. Bendok, MD
Michele Heaphy

The CNS has a legacy of leadership in providing highly effective and innovative neurosurgical education, and promoting global scientific exchange among neurosurgeons. As the first neurosurgical society to achieve ACCME Accreditation with Commendation, the CNS continues to lead in both online and live CME offerings for neurosurgeons, consistently developing new courses and updating its existing offerings.

From live courses like the Oral Board Review Course, the Annual Meeting, and the Spine Complications Course, to online offerings like SANS, live webinars, and archived courses, the CNS offers 181 CME activities with more than 419 hours of CME content. Last year, neurosurgeons and allied physicians claimed a total of 53,491 CME hours from the CNS (Figure 1), demonstrating that member and nonmember neurosurgeons consistently select the CNS for year-round, top-tier CME.

The Power of Collaboration
The CNS is able to produce such a generous catalog of offerings each year in large part because of the tremendous effort of the more than 67 volunteer leaders in the CNS Education Division and its related subcommittees. In 2015, this volunteer army logged innumerable hours creating new educational program concepts, developing course content, producing webinars, vetting SANS questions and expanding CNS’s online offerings. This dedicated volunteer team, along with our staff, allows the CNS to continue delivering the most cutting-edge programs, products, and courses to our members year after year at affordable rates.

The following articles highlight a few of the premier educational offerings delivered by the CNS’s Education Division in 2015. Take a moment to reacquaint yourself with all of our engaging and dynamic neurosurgical educational offerings!