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We look forward to welcoming you to the 47th Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery in Nashville.


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This year’s Raimondi Lecturer is Jon Meacham, a presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author presenting The Art of Leadership: Reflections from the American Presidency. His remarks ruminate on the successes and failures of some of our country’s greatest leaders, linking their words and actions to today’s political and cultural headlines.


The American Academy of Pediatrics/Section on Neurological Surgery (AAP/SONS) lecturer is Allen K. Sills, MD, FAANS, chief medical officer for the National Football League and professor of neurological surgery, orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Sills will address Is There a Future for Football? and the impact on youth sports.


This year’s Advanced Practice Provider Seminar Featured Speaker is Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC is the executive chief nursing officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). She has created recruitment and retention committees as well as managed innovations in staffing and workforce issues. She has held positions at VUMC that include associate dean for clinical practice for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.


Advanced Practice Provider Seminar

Pediatric Neurosurgical Coding: Current Challenges, Practical Strategies


The program features three clinical symposiums that explore multicenter clinical research efforts, global outreach and pediatric neurosurgical care around the world and the power of social media.

Clinical Symposium 1: Collaborative Research Symposium.

Clinical Symposium II: Global Pediatric Neurosurgery: Opportunities for Involvement

Clinical Symposium III: Social Media in Pediatric Neurosurgery: Is it Useful?


The AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery wishes to take steps to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently than other individuals due to the lack of auxiliary aids and services. If you require any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act to attend any program, contact the Meeting Services Department at or call 888.566.2267, ext. 529.