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Much of Harvey Cushing’s legacy came from his impact

on the next generation of surgeons. Physicians who trained

under Cushing created a tree of influence that extended

across generations. Without his deliberate instruction,

passing on surgical techniques and principles, neurosurgery

could look far different today.

In the same tradition, the American Association of

Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Neurosurgical

Education and Research Foundation (NREF) work to pass

on critical knowledge to the neurosurgeons of tomorrow.

Through a series of advanced resident courses, the AANS

and the NREF offer training in topic areas not always

covered within residency.

In the 2015 fiscal year, the AANS and NREF offered

this advanced training to 232 neurosurgical residents and

fellows, at no cost to the residents or their programs.

Exit Strategies for Chief/Senior Residents

July 24-25, 2014 | Rosemont, Ill.

Course Director:

William T. Couldwell, MD, FAANS

Industry Supporter:

Leica Microsystems

Number of Residents Educated:


Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Neurosurgery and

Radiation Oncology Residents

Offered in Collaboration with American Society for

Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

August 1-3, 2014 | New York

Course Co-Directors:

Jason P. Sheehan, MD, PhD,

FAANS; and John Suh, MD

Industry Supporters:

BrainLab, Elekta and Varian

Number of Residents Educated:


Fellows Course in Neuroendovascular Techniques

In Collaboration with the Society of

NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) and the Society of

Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN)

September 12-14, 2014 | Memphis, Tenn.

Course Co-Directors:

Adam S. Arthur, MD, MPH,

FAANS; Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, FAANS; and

Alejandro Berenstein, MD

Industry Supporters:

Codman; Covidien; Methodist

Hospital, Memphis; MicroVention; Penumbra and

Stryker Neuro

Number of Fellows Educated:


Fundamentals in Spinal Surgery for Residents

October 2-4, 2014 | Houston

Course Co-Directors:

R. Patrick Jacob, MD, FAANS;

and Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD, FAANS

Industry Supporters:

Biomet Spine, DePuy Synthes

Spine, Globus Medical, K2M, Medtronic, NuVasive,

Paradigm Spine and Siemens

Number of Residents Educated:


Endovascular and Vascular Techniques for Residents

November 13-16, 2014 | Memphis, Tenn.

Course Co-Directors:

Adam S. Arthur, MD, MPH,

FAANS; Michael T. Lawton, MD, FAANS; and Erol

Veznedaroglu, MD, FAANS

Industry Supporters:

Aesculap, Inc. USA; Biomet

Microfixation; Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.; Codman

Neuro; Covidien; Leica Microsystems; Medtronic;

Methodist Hospital, Memphis; MicroVention; Mizuho

America, Inc.; Penumbra; Stryker Neuro and Surgical


Number of Residents Educated: