2014 AANS Annual Report - page 26

Pinnacle Partners Commit to Supporting Neurosurgery
Despite the variety of our Pinnacle Partners’ funding interests, they all share one common goal: Each
gift provides not only support for resident education, but also support of the specialty of neurosurgery as a
whole. Sponsorship of the Pinnacle Partners in Neurosurgery program is a corporate commitment to support
and advance neurosurgery in important areas, such as research, education and training. Since 2006, the
generous contributions of these partners in programs, such as the AANS/NREF Resident Education Courses,
have allowed more than 1,400 residents and fellows to learn from expert faculty on a breadth of topics,
including endovascular neurosurgery, spinal deformity, stereotactic radiosurgery and resident exit strategies.
The NREF gratefully acknowledges the following companies for their support of the Pinnacle Partners in
Neurosurgery program in fiscal year 2014:
NREF Corporate Leadership Council
The NREF Corporate Leadership Council is an annual forum that brings together the leaders in organized
neurosurgery with key leaders from NREF’s Pinnacle Partner supporters. The mission of this gathering is
to strengthen ties between industry and the field of neurosurgery by providing a forum for discussion and
collaboration on issues related to the specialty.
The NREF Corporate Leadership Council convened its annual meeting in July 2013 in Chicago. Senior
representatives from 15 Pinnacle Partners companies were joined by members of the NREF board of directors
and the NREF Development Committee. Industry leaders and key opinion leaders in neurosurgery provided
updates on market trends, ethical and legal issues in the current health-care environment, philanthropic
issues and opportunities for patient advocacy. NREF and AANS leaders provided updates on key program
areas, such as the NeuroPoint Alliance (NPA) and the activities of the AANS/CNS Washington Committee.
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.
NuVasive, Inc.
Penumbra, Inc.
Siemens Medical Solutions, USA, Inc.
Spine Wave, Inc.
Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
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