Advertising & Marketing

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) offers a variety of advertising and support opportunities to deliver your message to neurosurgeons, residents, nurses, advanced practice providers, physician assistants and other neurosurgical professionals.

In addition to targeted publications, we are introducing several exciting new opportunities to help you promote your products and services and reach your marketing goals. Choose the channels below that best fit your promotional strategy for more information.

Digital Advertising

The AANS was the first national association to embrace the all-digital annual meeting, and continues to answer neurosurgical professionals’ call for digital content. Make sure your organization is listed where neurosurgeons are looking.

  • Banner Ads: There are several options available to fit your target demographics and budget. Each day, more neurosurgical professionals are turning to online-only resources such as Neurosurgical Focus and AANS Neurosurgeon. This is how to reach them.
  • E-mail and E-newsletters: Promote your message with a premium placement in one of AANS'; many electronic communications. Average open rates top 27 percent.
  • Meeting App Advertising: The AANS Annual Scientific Meeting is an all-digital meeting — that means attendees rely on the meeting app to keep up on everything from sessions to speakers to special events.

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Print Advertising

The AANS continues to publish ads in the organization's official scientific journals: Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine and Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.

These journals deliver the latest clinical research monthly to more neurosurgeons around the world than any other neurosurgery publication. Receive total ad exposure when you advertise with neurosurgeons' first choice for clinical research in neurosurgery.

With 38 percent of readers completing ¾ to all of the Journal of Neurosurgery each month and 73 percent of readers reading ads, you can be certain your message is getting through.

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Looking for more information on specific placements, technical specifications or rates? Email or call 443.512.8899 x105 for more information.

List Rental

The Neurosurgical Database mailing lists offer you the opportunity to make direct contact with your target audience now! The proprietary AANS database, cited as the world's leading neurosurgical listing, offers unparalleled access to more than 90 percent of all domestic board-certified neurosurgeons and more than 20,000 neurosurgical professionals worldwide.

The AANS can work with you to create customized data sorts, using criteria such as, but not limited to, subspecialty concentration, geographic area, years in practice, practice setting, practice type and membership category. The mailing lists also allow you to target pre- and post-meeting attendees, contact residents, nurses, physician assistants and more.

List Rental Form

Looking for customized list counts or selects? Call 888.566.AANS or email for more information.


Exhibitor ProspectusThere is no substitute for in-person communication with your audience, and no better place than at the most highly attended neurosurgical conference of the year. Generate leads and demonstrate your support for the neurosurgical community at the annual meeting with the highest attendance and the most highly-trafficked exhibit space.

There's still time to put your organization in front of more than 3,000 neurosurgical medical professionals April 30-May 4, 2016 in Chicago, with:

  • Exhibit Floor Space
  • Pre- and Post-meeting Registration Lists
  • Meeting App Advertising
  • Door Drops
  • ... and Many Other Support Opportunities

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Interested in securing space or other meeting-related support opportunities? Contact Kim Schrader at 847.378.0552 or email for more information.


Need to recruit neurosurgical professionals? The AANS offers three valuable channels to reach prospective employees: the AANS Online Career Center, recruitment advertising in the Journal of Neurosurgery and direct communications through The Neurosurgical Database.

AANS Online Career Center
When a hospital or practice posts an open position on the AANS Online Career Center, it can reach hundreds of busy neurosurgeons and allied health professionals who are looking for new career opportunities. With more than 8,700 members and a neurosurgical database of more than 20,000, the AANS offers a deep pool of qualified candidates. Through the AANS Online Career Center, employers are connected to neurosurgeons, nurses, physician assistants and support staff in the many areas of neurological surgery, increasing the likelihood that a posting will reach the right candidate. Candidates have access to open positions across the country.

Start using the AANS Online Career Center within minutes by visiting, select the Career Center tab then choose the "Employers" link. Once a login and password are established, employers can manage postings and check responses anytime by visiting

For more information about the AANS Online Career Center, call 888.884.8242 or email

The Journal of Neurosurgery Classifieds
For classified/recruitment advertising in the Journal of Neurosurgery, contact: Mary Lorenzen; 443.512.8899 Ext. 113 or

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