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2018 AANS Goodman Oral Board Preparation

The 2018 AANS Goodman Oral Board Preparation course is a highly interactive and simulates the examination given by the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS).

Started in 1997 by Julius Goodman, MD, this course has become the premier neurosurgical oral board review course, with over 90 percent of candidates attending at least once prior to taking the exam. The must-attend 2018 AANS Goodman Oral Board Preparation course has evolved to reflect the changes in the ABNS Oral Board Exam. Practicing neurosurgeons who register for the full course will have the opportunity to attend at least four breakout sessions specific to their subspecialty that assist in preparation for the focused-practice portion of the exam.


Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2018

Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa
9495 W. Coyotes Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Hotel Phone: 623.937.3700

Reservations: Click here to make your reservations
Room Rates: $189 single/double
Reservation Deadline: September 30, 2018


American Airlines is offering a 7% discount on applicable fares when traveling to Phoenix, AZ for the Goodman Oral Board Course.

  • Visit to book your flight. After selecting your flights, enter promo code 66H8DD when completing passenger details.
  • Contact the American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 1-800-433-1790 for assistance with reservations and ticket purchase.

Member Full Course: $2,300
Non-member Full Course: $2,500
Military Full Course: $2,000
Plenary Session Only: $1,900


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

The AANS designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


To obtain CME credit for taking and passing the ABNS Oral Board Exam, please contact the American Medical Association (AMA) via email at or click here.


Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2018 Course

Requests for cancellation, substitution or transfer of course registration must be received in writing prior to October 1, 2018, in order to receive a full refund less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations, substitutions or transfers to another course will only be granted between October 2, 2018, and October 16, 2018, less a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations, substitutions or transfers after October 16, 2018. Email or fax written cancellation, substitution or transfer request to: or 847.378.0681.

AANS reserves the right to cancel a course. Registrants will be notified by telephone and a formal letter of cancellation will follow in the mail. In the event of course cancellation, registration fees are refundable. However, airline and hotel penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

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