2013 AANS Annual Report - page 37

Pinnacle Partners Showcase Commitment to Improving Neurosurgery
Support of the Pinnacle Partners in Neurosurgery program is a commitment beyond traditional sponsorships. It
is a corporate commitment to support and advance neurosurgery in important areas such as research, education
and training. The generous contributions of these partners in programs such as the AANS Resident Education
Courses have allowed hundreds of residents to learn from expert faculty on a breadth of topics, including
endovascular neurosurgery, spinal deformity, stereotactic radiosurgery and resident exit strategies.
The AANS gratefully acknowledges the following companies for their support of the AANS Pinnacle Partners in
Neurosurgery program in fiscal year 2013:
Corporate Leadership Council
The AANS Corporate Leadership Council’s mission is to provide a forum for discussion and collaboration between
the AANS and its corporate supporters on issues related to neurosurgical education, research, advocacy and
patient care. The AANS Corporate Leadership Council convened its annual meeting in July 2012 in Chicago.
Representatives from the Pinnacle Partners in Neurosurgery were well represented as 16 participated, joined by
members of the AANS Board of Directors and the AANS Development Committee. Topics of discussion included
health-care reform and policy, compliance, transparency, evidence-based medicine, and an NREF update.
Action items generated from this meeting included adding additional educational sponsorship opportunities at the
AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, changes to the existing Pinnacle Partner benefits, and a request by corporate
leaders for a unified, coordinated effort within neurosurgery to communicate sponsorship and support requests to
the leadership of the Pinnacle Partner companies.
Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD, FAANS
Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Oestreich
Dr. and Mrs. Russel H. Patterson Jr.
Bruce E. Pollock, MD, FAANS
Donald O. Quest, MD, FAANS
Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Ratcheson
Dr. and Mrs. Albert L. Rhoton Jr.
Gail L. Rosseau, MD, FAANS
Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Rovit
James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS
Dr. and Mrs. John F. Schuhmacher
Edward L. Seljeskog, MD, PhD, FAANS
Dr. and Mrs. Warren R. Selman
Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, FAANS
Troy M. Tippett, MD, FAANS
Ms. Virginia Van Sant Reeves
Clarence B. Watridge, MD, FAANS
Seth Weingarten, MD, FAANS
Biomet, Inc.
Brainlab, Inc.
Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.
Codman & Shurtleff, Inc.
DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Globus Medical, Inc.
Integra LifeSciences
Leica Microsystems
Medtronic, Inc.
MicroVention, Inc.
NuVasive, Inc.
Penumbra, Inc.
Siemens Medical Solutions, USA, Inc.
Spine Wave, Inc.
Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
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