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Residents & Fellows: Further Your Neurosurgical Knowledge with NREF

In cooperation with the AANS, the NREF offers free Resident Education Courses to provide advanced training in topic areas not always covered within neurosurgical residency.

Over 2,000 residents and fellows have attended an NREF course, with thousands more viewing presentations online. Spaces are limited at the live courses, so several are available online, free of charge, to neurosurgical residents around the world.

Spinal Deformity for Residents

Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2020

BNI Lab, Phoenix, AZ

Senior Residents' Course on MIS & Emerging Spinal Technologies

July 16-18, 2020

BNI Lab, Phoenix, AZ

Neuroendovascular Surgery Techniques Course for Fellows

Sept. 25-27, 2020

MERI Lab, Memphis, TN

Endovascular & Vascular Techniques Course for Senior Residents

Oct. 9-11, 2020

MERI Lab, Memphis, TN

Skull Base for Senior Residents

Nov. 12-15, 2020

MERI Lab, Memphis, TN

Spinal Deformity for Residents

Feb. 19-21, 2021

BNI Lab, Phoenix

Residency program directors and coordinators are notified of resident course opportunities approximately 16 weeks in advance of each course and are asked to nominate one resident and one alternate from their program, based upon specified course criteria. Contact NREF at for more information.