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2015 ANNUAL REPORT

Since 1980, the Neurosurgery Research and Education

Foundation (NREF) has served as a premier funder of

neurosurgical research and education in North America.

NREF secures nearly $1 million each year to produce

preeminent training courses for neurosurgical residents,

fellows and practicing surgeons. NREF provides an

additional $1 million annually in research grants to help

launch the careers of medical students and young surgeons.

Education Courses

Since 2006, the generous contributions of industry partners

have allowed more than 1,400 senior residents, fellows

and practicing surgeons to learn critical surgical skills,

quantitative analysis and career planning from expert faculty

from leading academic institutions across the country.

2014-2015 NREF Courses

Endovascular and Vascular Techniques for Residents

Endovascular Techniques for Fellows in collaboration

with SNIS and SVIN

Exit Strategies for Chief/Senior Residents

Fundamentals in Spinal Surgery for Residents

Science of Neurosurgical Practice

(Quantitative analysis for clinical trials)

Skull Base for Senior Residents

Spinal Deformity for Residents

Spinal Disorders: A Comprehensive Hands-on Course

(Bangalore, India)

Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Neurosurgery and

Radiation Oncology Residents

NREF: EXPANDING THE PRACTICE

OF NEUROSURGERY