Editor's Note

Elad I. Levy

In this Annual Report issue of the cnsq, we try to capture the essence of the synergies that the Congress of Neurological Surgeons creates with its valued members. As the title “Better Together” suggests, advancement, innovation, and educational excellence is achieved through the tremendous combined volunteerism and feedback of the membership around the globe.

Under the stewardship of past-president Dr. Russell R. Lonser, the Annual Report showcases the milestones and achievements of the CNS in 2016. Relevant course offerings such as the resident boot camps, and innovative meeting content such as live Surgical Theater, have led to continued growth in the membership of the CNS. Additionally, the unparalleled quality of the literature available to our members in Neurosurgery, is reflected in its highest impact to date at 3.78.

As the CNS transitions to new leadership under Dr. Alan M. Scarrow, implementation of strategic initiatives that focus on enrichment of educational content, the Annual Meeting experience, and membership value, has already begun. We hope you enjoy the 2016 Annual Report, and look forward to reporting cutting edge updates and novel CNS initiatives as the year unfolds.

I personally wish to thank past publications chair Dr. Gerald Grant for his guidance during this transition.

cnsq
Winter 2017
Volume 18, Number 1


EDITOR:
Elad I. Levy, MD
CO-EDITOR:
Michael Y. Wang, MD, FACS
EDITORIAL BOARD:
Nicholas M. Boulis, MD
Emad Eskandar, MD
Gerald A. Grant, MD
Kunal Gupta, MD
James S. Harrop, MD
Todd Charles Hollon, MD
Michael Lawton, MD
Arjun Vivek Pendharkar, MD
John Pollina, MD
Edward Ringer, MD
Edward Smith, MD
Martina Stippler, MD
Rafael Vega, MD
MANAGING EDITOR:
Antonia D. Callas
STAFF EDITORS:
Michele L. Lengerman
Danielle Slowey
DESIGNER:
CameronRush, Inc.

CONGRESS OF NEUROLOGICAL SURGEONS
2016-2017 OFFICERS

PRESIDENT:
Alan M. Scarrow, MD, JD
PRESIDENT ELECT:
Ashwini D. Sharan, MD
VICE-PRESIDENT:
Gerald A. Grant, MD
SECRETARY:
Steven N. Kalkanis, MD
TREASURER:
Ganesh Rao, MD
PAST-PRESIDENT:
Russell R. Lonser, MD

CONGRESS OF NEUROLOGICAL SURGEONS MISSION STATEMENT:
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons exists to enhance health and improve lives worldwide through the advancement of neurosurgical education and scientific exchange.

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