2014 AANS Annual Report - page 33

of the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Focus, which is dedicated to the
” The
QOD was also featured at the AANS Annual Scientific Meetings in 2013 and 2014. An N
QOD vascular
neurosurgery module is also being beta tested and will become available for use in the near future. Centers
that have already purchased access to the N
QOD database for their spine cases will be able to add the
vascular module without additional cost. Centers that purchase the vascular module will also have access
to the lumbar and cervical spine modules. An N
QOD Deformity Module will round out the spine registry
and will be available in Fall 2014. We hope to continue to enlarge the menu of neurosurgical procedures
included in the N
QOD database.
NPA and the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) will also be introducing a
stereotactic radiosurgery registry in January 2015. This registry, identified as a priority by functional
neurosurgeons and industry, was brought to NPA through the NREF Development Committee. The NREF
has secured an educational grant from Brainlab to develop and administer the registry. Additional funding
is expected through educational grants from other companies. The SRS Registry will consist of 30 centers
in the United States entering patient data for a minimum of three years. This project is an excellent example
of the kind of things we can accomplish when the AANS, NPA and the NREF work seamlessly together.
Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FAANS
2013-2014 NPA President
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