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Affiliate Membership

Affiliate members are neurosurgeons certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery (AOBS) or trained internationally and practicing in the U.S.

  • Affiliate members are either:
    • Either trained and certified outside of North American and practicing in North America
    • Or board-certified by the AOBS
  • Reside/practice in North America
  • Letters of sponsorship from three AANS member neurosurgeons. (The online application will assist you in identifying AANS members.)
  • Electronic version of your CV in English
  • Earn up to 36 AMA/PRA Category 1 Credits™ each year through Neurosurgical Focus
  • Online educational sessions offering CME
  • Subspecialty CME tracking and online transcripts through
  • Free online subscriptions to official journals of the AANS from the Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG):
    • Journal of Neurosurgery (JNS)
    • Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine (JNS Spine)
    • Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics (JNS Pediatrics)
  • Reduced registration for the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Reduced registration rates for AANS educational courses and resources
  • Members-only searchable directory
  • Subspecialty section membership eligibility
  • Discounts on AANS publications and merchandise
  • Eligible to serve on committees
  • Access to AANS Member Discount Programs
  • Pay annual does:
    • $975 if residing in the U.S.
    • $575 if residing in Canada/Mexico
    • $0 if U.S. Active Military
  • During each established three-year cycle, provide documentation of 60 Category 1 CME credits, 40 of which are recommended to be neurosurgical credits
  • Attend the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting at least once every five years

Before beginning your member application, please have the following information ready

  • Dates of attendance and names of medical school and residency programs
  • Current medical license number and dates in effect
  • Certification documentation

If you have questions, please contact Shahida Razvi at, 847.378.0539 or toll-free at 888.566.2267, extension 539.

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