2013 AANS Annual Report - page 27

2013
AANS ANNUAL REPORT
27
SUPPORTING THE ADVANCEMENT OF
NEUROSURGERY ON A WORLDWIDE SCALE
T
apping the talent of the global neurosurgery community is an important component of strategies to
advance neurosurgical safety. Equally, AANS invests in the greater neurosurgical community by providing
educational opportunities to neurosurgeons and neurosurgeons in training in under-served countries.
This bi-fold approach — learning from experts in other countries, and spreading our knowledge and experience
— is the core of AANS international activities.
This year, the AANS presented the AANS International Lifetime Recognition Award to Johannes Schramm,
MD. The AANS’ most prestigious international award, it recognizes an international neurosurgeon or other
international dignitary for his or her lifetime of contributions to advancing the field of neurosurgery in a country
outside the U.S. and Canada. Dr. Schramm is the retired chairman of the University of Bonn’s Department
of Neurosurgery in Bonn, Germany. He has served neurosurgery as president of the German Academy of
Neurosurgery and the European Association of Neurological Societies and as the second vice president of the
World Federation of Neurological Societies. He has been active in the American Academy of Neurosurgery,
the Italian Society of Neurosurgery and the Japan Neurological Society. Dr. Schramm authored or co-authored
more than 400 publications and 52 book chapters, and served on the editorial boards of such journals as
World
Neurosurgery
,
Epileptic Disorders
and
Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery
, where he eventually
acted as editor-in-chief.
AANS Annual Scientific Meeting attendees met Dr. Schramm at the AANS International Reception, held this
year at the beautiful Van Benthuysen-Elms Mansion in New Orleans’ Garden District. Also recognized was
Yong-Kwang Tu, President Elect of the Word Federation of Neurosurgical Societies.
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