Education & Meetings
Education and Meetings
Live CME Courses

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) presents unmatched educational opportunities for neurosurgeons at all levels. Currently, AANS offers several interactive courses, giving neurosurgeons the opportunity to assess and improve upon their skill sets. Courses are held in various locations around the country.

Weekend Update: Neurosurgery
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Weekend Update: Neurosurgery replaces the MOC Preparation and Neurosurgical Update: Interactive Case-based Review course. It presents an unmatched educational opportunity for neurosurgeons at all levels to test their knowledge of state-of-the-art clinical concepts covering the entire spectrum of neurosurgical practice.

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Managing Coding and Reimbursement Challenges in Neurosurgery CME Icon

The AANS Managing Coding courses are the most trusted neurosurgical coding courses available, with over 18 years of service to the neurosurgical community. Bring your reimbursement team to receive the tools and support you need to be compensated appropriately and fairly for your work.

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Goodman Oral Board Preparation CME Icon

New Course Content for 2017 reflects the latest testing procedures
Begun in 1997 by Julius Goodman, MD, this course has become the premier neurosurgical oral board review course with more than 90 percent of candidates attending at least once prior to taking the exam. The course exposes candidates to the format of the board exam and provides the opportunity to practice answering questions under pressure. Attendees observe over 200 case scenarios presented, which will provide a broad review of pertinent topics in clinical neurosurgery.

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From Cranial To Spine CME Icon

Through lectures and case studies, advanced practice providers can examine a wide array of neurosurgical topics. In addition, attendees can add an additional half-day of practical clinics to their training.

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Advanced Practice Provider Spine Techniques Clinic
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This one-and-a-half-day clinical course provides neurosurgical nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) the opportunity to learn common spine techniques required of the experienced advanced practice provider (APP).

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The AANS and the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) offer free courses to neurosurgical residents to support advanced resident educational training in topic areas not always covered within neurosurgical residency. The Residency Program Directors/Residency Coordinators are notified of these resident course opportunities approximately 15 weeks in advance of each course and are asked to nominate one resident and one alternate from their program to attend each course, based upon specified course criteria.

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Are you new to neurosurgical coding or an experienced coder looking to advance your neurosurgical coding skills?

The AANS Neurosurgical Coding One-day Seminar on Saturday, July 22, 2017 in Chicago is specifically developed to give the novice coder adequate tools to start coding their own cases and advanced coders case specific knowledge. This seminar will provide two concurrent coding sessions: one will meet the educational needs of the advanced coder and the other will be structured to benefit beginners looking to get started in neurosurgical coding. 

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AANS Course Proposal Form

The AANS encourages the submission of new ideas for courses and educational resources. These submissions help the AANS Education and Practice Management Committee develop courses that meet the needs of those involved in the field of neurosurgery.

Allowing a lead time of at least six months helps provide adequate time for planning and coordination. If you require additional information, please contact the AANS Department of Education and Meetings at

Please follow the link below to log into MyAANS, and choose “Create New Submittal” to propose an educational idea for a new course, new materials or even a new session at the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting.

Propose Course

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