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AANS Member Benefits

This is the premier event of the AANS, attended annually by more than 3,300 neurosurgeons and medical professionals. Gain insight into cutting-edge research and clinical discussion through workshops, seminars and hands-on sessions for practitioners at all levels.

Members receive a discount on registration fees and have the opportunity to register early for sessions and social events.

Live Courses

AANS members receive discounted registration for the following courses:

Goodman Oral Board Preparation

The premier oral board review course. Addressing all three parts of the new exam, this course provides unique training unmatched anywhere else.

Managing Coding & Reimbursement Challenges in Neurosurgery

The most trusted neurosurgical coding course for over 20 years. Physician experts and coding consultants who are leaders in code development, revision and valuation of CPT coding provide valuable coding and reimbursement education that is unique to neurosurgery.

AANS Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Course

Designed specifically for neurosurgery NPs and PAs, this course covers a wide array of neurosurgical topics and provides hands-on training tailored to APPs.

Online Education

The AANS offers a robust library of online resources for neurosurgeons, residents, NPs, PAs and coders, including:

  • 40+ Online Courses
  • 1,300+ Recorded Presentations

  • 90+ CME Credits Available
  • Trauma & Pain Subspecialty CME

All activities are free or offered at a 40 percent discount to AANS members. Visit today and start exploring your online educational resources

Journal of Neurosurgery (JNS)

Celebrating 75 years of publication in 2019, JNS has an impact factor of 4.318 and the highest number of citations (34,561) of any journal dedicated to the field of neurosurgery. JNS: Spine (impact factor 2.761) and JNS: Pediatrics (impact factor 2.162) complement JNS.

Neurosurgical Focus

Each peer-reviewed issue of this online publication (impact factor 2.647) features a different topic in the field of neurosurgery. Members can earn up to 36 CME credits annually, for free.

Neurosurgical Focus Video Atlas

A supplement to Neurosurgical Focus, the Video Atlas provides intraoperative demonstrations of techniques by some of the world'’'s leading neurosurgeons.

AANS Neurosurgeon

Published online quarterly, each issue of AANS Neurosurgeon tackles socioeconomic topics, written by neurosurgeons for neurosurgeons.

Neurosurgery Makes Significant Progress Advancing Health Policy Agenda

Through advocacy, policy development and public relations, the AANS/CNS Washington Committee and Washington Office play a fundamental role in advancing key health care initiatives. Some of these initiatives include:


Neurosurgery’s nonpartisan political action committee supports candidates for federal office who help advance organized neurosurgery’s advocacy and health policy goals.

Online CME

The AANS records and tracks CME, provides customized reports and enables members to access and print a CME transcript or subspecialty transcript.

Resident & Medical Student Mentoring

Trainees receive career guidance when matched with established neurosurgeons through the AANS mentoring program.

AANS Bookstore

Find AANS branded merchandise and publications, discounted for members.

Educating Your Patients — Online Patient Resources

The AANS provides your patients with a credible source of information. The Find a Board-certified Neurosurgeon tool connects patients with neurosurgical practices. Patient information pages provide an overview of conditions and patient stories.

Member Discount Programs

Financial Services

Practice Management

  • Practical ReviewsTM — Practical Reviews in Neurosurgery
  • Patient Education System — Patient Education Institute
  • Education Software — Patient Education Institute
  • Job Search — AANS Online Career Center


  • Corporate and Casual Attire — Brooks Brothers
  • Member Certificate Framing — Framing Success


  • Discounted Neurosurgical Publications — Thieme

Since its establishment in 2008, the NeuroPoint Alliance (NPA) has worked to collect, analyze and report on clinical data. Through the NPA, practitioners have the opportunity to participate in a number of clinical research projects, which include the following:

  • Quality Outcomes Database (QOD), one of the NPA’s major quality initiatives, includes: cervical spine, cranial tumor, lumbar spine, neurovascular and spinal deformity
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) Registry
  • Registry for the Advancement of Deep Brain Simulation in Parkinson’s Disease (RAD-PD), developed with the Parkinson’s Study Group (PSG)

Members considering data collection projects should contact the NPA.