• CNS Announces CNS Guidelines Quality Scholarship Recipient

    • Jun 09, 2022

    Schaumburg, Ill., June 7, 2022—The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is pleased to announce this year’s CNS Guidelines Quality Scholarship recipient is Dr. Faith Robertson, who is in her third year of residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. The topic of Dr. Robertson’s project is “Evidence- and Value-Based Guidelines for Reversal of Antithrombotics in Intracranial Hemorrhage”.

    This scholarship impacts clinical practice guidelines which are highly influential on clinical practice and patient outcomes and relevant to neurosurgical training programs. Several studies show the overall efficacy of the use and adherences to guidelines. However, specific to neurosurgery, there is a need for more in-depth analysis of not only guideline adherence but impact of guidelines on patient outcomes. This grant program provides valuable training for the award recipient and contributes to the growing data demonstrating how CNS Guidelines inform practitioners, policy makers and insurance groups on new treatments that are proven effective. 

    This year’s Scholarship will run through the academic year July 2022-June 2023, and the final work will be submitted for presentation at the 2023 CNS Annual Meeting, including submission of a manuscript based on this work to Neurosurgery.

    Dr. Robertson states, “Almost daily, neurosurgeons face challenges in balancing risks and benefits of antiplatelet and anticoagulation agents for our patients. As new therapies and reversal agents have recently emerged, we must reexamine treatment reversal guidelines - incorporating data on efficacy, effectiveness, access, and cost. I am excited for this opportunity from the CNS and the CNS Foundation, and I hope to combine an evidence-based medicine approach with complimentary frameworks I’ll be studying at Harvard Business School to provide value-based care recommendations as well.

    Congratulations Dr. Robertson!

    This $12,000 scholarship was sponsored by a grant from the CNS Foundation Guidelines Fund.

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    About the CNS Foundation

    The CNS Foundation’s philanthropic mission is to improve worldwide patient health by supporting innovative programs that allow neurosurgeons to collaborate globally as researchers, learners, educators and caregivers. As a 501(c)(3) based in Schaumburg, Illinois, the four mission pillars are Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; International Philanthropy; Clinical Scientist Development, and CNS Guidelines Development. For more information, please visit foundation.cns.org, or contact Courtney Johnson, Director of Foundation and Giving at Foundation@CNS.org.

    About the Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is the global leader in neurosurgical education, serving to promote health by advancing neurosurgery through innovation and excellence in education. The CNS provides leadership in neurosurgery by inspiring and facilitating scientific discovery and its translation into clinical practice. The CNS maintains the vitality of the profession through volunteer efforts of its members and the development of leadership in service to the public, to colleagues in other disciplines, and to neurosurgeons throughout the world in all stages of their professional lives. For more information, visit cns.org.

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