Welcome to the Media area of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons' (AANS') website, dedicated to the AANS' media relations and public outreach initiatives. Here you will find useful information about a variety of neurosurgical disorders, highlighting the neurosurgeon's role in treating these disorders.
Founded in 1931 as the Harvey Cushing Society, the AANS is a scientific and educational association with more than 8,100 members worldwide. The AANS is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to provide the highest quality of neurosurgical care to the public. All active members of the AANS are certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Neurosurgery) of Canada or the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery, AC. Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the spinal column, spinal cord, brain and peripheral nerves.
If you are a reporter interested in interviewing an AANS member for an upcoming story,
contact John Iwanski, AANS Director of Member and Public Outreach, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847/378-0517.
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