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Enhance Your Neurosurgical Training with NREF

The NREF is committed to providing young neurosurgeons with access to relevant, leading-edge educational opportunities.

The NREF offers free courses to provide advanced resident and fellow educational training in topic areas not always covered within neurosurgical residency.


Course Directors


Venue / City

Skull Base for Senior Residents

Dr. Carl Heilman and Dr. Madison Michael

Nov. 11-14, 2021

MERI Lab, Memphis, TN

Spinal Deformity for Residents

Dr. Justin Smith and Dr. Daniel Sciubba

April 1-3, 2022

BNI Lab, Phoenix, AZ

Senior Residents' Course on MIS & Emerging Spinal Technologies

Dr. Praveen Mummaneni and Dr. Juan Uribe

July 21-24, 2022

BNI Lab, Phoenix, AZ

Attendance at NREF Resident Education courses is by invitation only.

Residency program directors and residency coordinators are notified of these resident course opportunities approximately sixteen (16) weeks in advance of each course and are asked to nominate one resident and one alternate from their program to attend each course, based upon specified course criteria.

Space at live courses is limited, so more than 50 hours of previously-recorded didactic content from AANS/NREF Resident Education Courses is available online free of charge – for members and non-members alike.

The NREF partnered with the Young Neurosurgeons Committee (YNC) to provide young neurosurgeons and medical students with timely information, education and inspiration towards a career in neurosurgery. These hour-long sessions were presented via Zoom and recorded.

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), NREF, and Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research (CNF) joined forces to present a webinar on sports-related concussions and brain injury.

All past episodes of NREF webinars are archived on the NREF YouTube channel.