Young Neurosurgeons
YNC Mission

The Young Neurosurgeons Committee (YNC) provides representatives to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) leadership. They develop the future leaders of neurosurgery and provide a channel for young neurosurgeons to impact the direction of our profession.

Explore the Young Neurosurgeon pages to learn about the abundance of resources and educational programs tailored specifically for each young neurosurgeon’s development.

AANS Membership

To learn about your complimentary AANS membership while you are in training, or if you have recently graduated, visit the Member Services page.

Young Neurosurgeons Newsletter

Read our current, biannual Young Neurosurgeons newsletter for the latest updates.

View the archives of previous newsletters here.

Resident Opportunities at the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting

To learn more about any of these opportunities, visit the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting website.

  • Young Neurosurgeons Research Forum
  • Donald O. Quest Award for Best Young Neurosurgeon Abstracts
  • Osler Lecture for Medical Students
  • YNC Luncheon
  • Neurosurgical Top Gun Competition
  • Marshals Subcommittee Program

NREF/AANS Resident Education Series on YouTube

Free online courses are available for residents on the NREF YouTube channel. Check back often, new courses are added frequently.

Young Neurosurgeons Circle of Giving

The leadership of the Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation established the Young Neurosurgeons Circle of Giving to introduce neurosurgical residents into the culture of philanthropy. Membership is open to residents who demonstrate a commitment to advancing neurosurgery with a cash contribution of $500 ($USD) or more. Eligibility expires at the conclusion of your residency. To support the future of your specialty, please visit the NREF Donate page. Thank you for considering NREF in your philanthropy.

Contact Us

Do you have feedback, suggestions or questions for the YNC? Email the AANS at We'd love to hear from you.

You can also follow us on Twitter to stay updated with everything YNC @youngneuros.

Click here to book housing for the 2015 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting! Click here to submit your abstracts!