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AANS

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Advancing the specialty of neurological surgery through education, research and advocacy, while promoting the highest quality of patient care.

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Private Practice Neurosurgeons

Discover comprehensive resources and expert insights for private practice neurosurgeons, focusing on the unique challenges and opportunities within this specialized field. Discover valuable information on maintaining your practice while delivering high-quality, patient-centered care.

From a member

Staying at the forefront of my field is crucial. AANS membership provides me with unparalleled resources and support, enabling me to deliver the highest standard of care to my patients and continuously advance in my career.

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Academic Practicing Neurosurgeons

Access specialized resources and insights designed for academic practicing neurosurgeons. Discover strategies for effectively balancing clinical duties with research and teaching responsibilities. Stay informed on cutting-edge advancements and methodologies that enhance both patient care and academic contributions.

From a member

My focus is on advancing neurosurgical science and training the next generation of surgeons. AANS membership offers invaluable access to cutting-edge research, professional development opportunities, and a network of esteemed colleagues, all of which are essential to my success.

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Advanced Practitioners

Uncover a wealth of resources and expert insights tailored for advanced practitioners in neurosurgery. Find valuable information designed to help you navigate the complexities of your role, enhance patient outcomes and advance your career. Stay informed about the latest practices and innovations that support high-quality, patient-focused care.

From a member

I play a vital role in patient care and the success of our neurosurgical practice. AANS membership is indispensable, offering niche resources and support that are hard to find elsewhere. With access to the latest neurosurgical knowledge and best practices, I am empowered to deliver exceptional care and enhance our team’s effectiveness.

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Residents/Fellows

Utilize essential resources and expert guidance specifically for residents and fellows. Find valuable information on navigating the demands of training, excelling in clinical practice and preparing for a successful career in neurosurgery. Stay informed on the latest educational opportunities, research advancements and professional development strategies to support your growth and achievement.

From a member

As a resident, being part of AANS has been a game-changer. The wealth of educational resources, mentorship opportunities, and access to a community of experienced neurosurgeons are invaluable. This membership is helping me build a strong foundation for my future career and stay ahead in this dynamic field.

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Students

Dive into the world of neurosurgery with resources designed specifically for students. Explore educational paths, gain hands-on experience and connect with mentors who can guide your journey. Stay informed on the latest breakthroughs and find out how to excel in your studies while laying the groundwork for a successful neurosurgical career.

From a member

I am passionate about learning as much as I can in neurosurgery, and joining AANS has been incredibly beneficial. The access to cutting-edge research, educational resources, and networking opportunities with leaders in the field has greatly enriched my learning experience and inspired my career path.

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Join Our Community

Join more than 12,500 neurosurgeons, medical professionals and students worldwide

74%
of AANS members are neurological surgeons, underscoring the strong representation and expertise within the AANS.
41%
of AANS members are early to mid-career neurosurgeons, demonstrating our commitment to shaping the future of neurosurgery through support and development.
82%
increase in female membership over the past 10 years, reflecting our dedication to diversity and its positive impact on the field of neurosurgery.
Annual Meeting

2025 AANS Boston

AANS 2025: Boston

2025 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting

Join us in the historic city of Boston from April 25-28, 2025, for the 2025 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, where this year’s theme, Power of One, Impact of Many, celebrates the individual contributions that collectively advance the field of neurosurgery. Boston, a hub of medical innovation and education, provides the perfect backdrop to explore this theme, surrounded by world-class institutions and a legacy of medical breakthroughs. Whether you are deepening your expertise, sharing innovative research or forging new collaborations, your unique influence enriches our community and magnifies our impact. Mark your calendars and prepare for an enriching experience filled with pioneering insights and peer-to-peer networking in the heart of Boston. We look forward to welcoming you!

Abstract Center

Submit Your Abstracts Starting July 2, 2024

The AANS Annual Meeting will be accepting abstracts from July 2, 2024 through October 1, 2024. This is your chance to showcase your groundbreaking research and innovative ideas at our esteemed Annual Meeting. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to the advancement of neurosurgery and connect with leading experts in the field. Submit your abstracts today and let your work shine at the next AANS Annual Meeting!

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Claim Annual Meeting CME

How to Claim CME

The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AANS designates this live activity for a maximum of 26.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

By claiming your CME, you demonstrate your dedication to staying updated with the latest advancements in neurosurgery. To claim your CME, simply log into your AANS account, navigate to the ‘CME Credits’ section, and follow the instructions to record your participation in the annual meeting. Remember, your pursuit of knowledge makes a difference in the field of neurosurgery!

For Patients

The AANS is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to provide the highest quality of neurosurgical care to patients.

Find information about neurological conditions, treatments, and specialists.

  • AANS patient education videos
  • Research conditions & treatments
  • Find a board-certified neurosurgeon