2012 AANS Annual Report - page 25

2012 AANS ANNUAL REPORT
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Donald O. Quest, MD, FAANS
Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Ratcheson
Dr. and Mrs. Albert L. Rhoton Jr.
Gail L. Rosseau, MD, FAANS
Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Rovit
James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS, FACS
Dr. and Mrs. John F. Schuhmacher
Edward L. Seljeskog, MD, PhD, FAANS
Dr. and Mrs. Warren R. Selman
Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, FAANS
Ms. Virginia Van Sant Reeves
Clarence B. Watridge, MD, FAANS, FACS
Seth Weingarten, MD, FAANS
Pinnacle Partners in Neurosurgery
Support of the Pinnacle Partners in Neurosurgery program goes
beyond traditional sponsorships; it is a corporate commitment
to advance neurosurgery in important areas such as research,
education and training, while also improving exposure and visibility
to the neurosurgical community. The generous contributions of
these partners in programs such as AANS Resident Education
Courses have allowed hundreds of residents to learn from expert
faculty on far-ranging topics, including endovascular neurosurgery,
spinal deformity and stereotactic radiosurgery.
The AANS gratefully acknowledges the following companies for their
support of the AANS Pinnacle Partners in Neurosurgery program in
fiscal year 2012:
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Biomet, Inc.
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Brainlab, Inc.
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Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.
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Codman & Shurtleff, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company
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Covidien
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DePuy Spine, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company
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Elekta
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Globus Medical, Inc.
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Integra LifeSciences
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Medtronic
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MicroVention Inc.
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Monteris Medical
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NuVasive, Inc.
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Penubra, Inc.
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Philips Medical Systems
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Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
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Spine Wave, Inc.
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Stryker
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Synthes
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Varian Medical Systems
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Zimmer Spine, Inc.
Corporate/Leadership Council
The AANS Corporate/Leadership Council’s mission is to provide a
forum for discussion and collaboration between the AANS and its
corporate supporters on issues related to neurosurgical education,
research, advocacy, and patient care. The AANS Corporate/
Leadership Council convened its annual meeting in July 2011
in Chicago. Representatives from 16 of the 21 current Pinnacle
Partners participated, joined by members of the AANS’ Board of
Directors and Development Committee, respectively. This meeting
provided a vital forum for the sharing of ideas and discussion of
topics of mutual interest, including new developments in the field
of neurosurgery, improvements in diagnostics and treatments,
changes in health-care delivery and consumer expectations,
advocacy, health-care reform, compliance, transparency, and
evidence-based medicine.
Action items generated from this meeting include changes to the
existing Pinnacle Partner benefits, a request by corporate leaders for
regular updates from the AANS Washington Committee, new ideas
for educational programming that would include evidence-based
medicine, interest in a procedural statistics survey and the co-
authoring of articles for
AANS Neurosurgeon
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